Archaeology database offers greater access to region's past

Digital product can be downloaded so it is easier to share info with public, researchers

Copper alloy coins dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) were found during a dig at the Singapore Cricket Club in 2003.
Copper alloy coins dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) were found during a dig at the Singapore Cricket Club in 2003.PHOTO: JOHN MIKSIC
Fragments of low-fired kitchenware, featuring decorative grooves and patterns, uncovered at the Singapore Cricket Club excavation.
Fragments of low-fired kitchenware, featuring decorative grooves and patterns, uncovered at the Singapore Cricket Club excavation.PHOTO: JOHN MIKSIC

Women in 14th-century Singapore used to make their own pottery for activities such as cooking.

Fragments of these low-fired kitchenware, featuring decorative grooves and patterns, were uncovered at an excavation at the Singapore Cricket Club and can now be accessed online in a new database developed by NUS Press Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2018, with the headline 'Archaeology database offers greater access to region's past'. Subscribe