As per the collaborative research agreement between the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, and the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology, Germany, the ‘Palaeo-Environmental Sediment Core Sampling Project-2023’ was successfully conducted from 12th June to 30th June 2023, at Horton Plains (Site No. 01), Mahagalkadawala tank (Site No. 02) and Bolgoda-South Lake (Site No. 03) in Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, the Project Director, Dr. Oshan Wedage, Senior Lecturer of the Department of History and Archaeology, and Dr. Patrick Roberts, the Lead Scientist of the Department of Archaeology, the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology (Germany), facilitated the staff of the Department of History and Archaeology, USJ to visit and experience the Sediment Coring process carried out in the middle of Bolgoda-South Lake (Site No. 03), which was a novel field experience to all. In addition, several students following the Archaeology (Honours) degree program were also given the opportunity to witness these field activities carried out in Sites No. 01, 02 and 03, which involved renowned foreign researchers as well.