Archaeology database offers greater access to region's past

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe