It is often said that, a people who do not know where they are coming from, would certainly not know where they are going.
This saying is true for many especially people of the African descent, who as a result of cultural acculturation brought about by colonisation, have become oblivious of their true identity.
CAHP studies the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade in the context of the Christiansborg Castle also known as the Osu Castle in Accra, Ghana.
Professor Engmann a Ghanaian professor at the Stanford University in the United States of America was persuaded to undertake the project when she discovered why she bears a Danish name, Engmann which is inscribed on one of the cenotaphs at the Christiansborg castle at Osu in Accra Ghana.
Professor Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann discovered that she is a direct descendant of the then Danish Governor Cal Gustav Engmann who was championing the sale of captive slaves in the 17th century.
This revelation inspired her to further investigate and establish with concrete evidence the history of the indigenous inhabitants of the Osuland which is often told orally and sometimes distorted.
The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP) was thus birthed to help satisfy the curiosity of Prof Engmann and further enriched the history of Ghana, whose story is heavily impacted by the Transatlantic Slave Trade.