Teeth of early Singaporeans found at Victoria Concert Hall site

The human teeth, dating from the 1300s to 1600s, were uncovered during a 2011 dig by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre's archaeology unit, during the hall's redevelopment.
The human teeth, dating from the 1300s to 1600s, were uncovered during a 2011 dig by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre's archaeology unit, during the hall's redevelopment.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM CHEN SIAN
The dig was conducted during the $158 million redevelopment of the Victoria Concert Hall and Victoria Theatre under the auspices of the Singapore Heritage Society.
The dig was conducted during the $158 million redevelopment of the Victoria Concert Hall and Victoria Theatre under the auspices of the Singapore Heritage Society.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Forty-five human teeth dating from the 1300s to 1600s were found scattered across the grounds of the Victoria Concert Hall in the civic district, a new report has revealed.

They were uncovered during a 2011 dig by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre's archaeology unit, during the hall's redevelopment.

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