Teeth of inhabitants of early Singapore found in Civic District

Above: Some of the teeth found scattered across the grounds of the Victoria Concert Hall during the dig by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre's archaeology unit during the hall's redevelopment. Right: An artist's impression of the Victoria Concert Hall sit
Some of the teeth found scattered across the grounds of the Victoria Concert Hall during the dig by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre's archaeology unit during the hall's redevelopment.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM CHEN SIAN
Above: Some of the teeth found scattered across the grounds of the Victoria Concert Hall during the dig by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre's archaeology unit during the hall's redevelopment. Right: An artist's impression of the Victoria Concert Hall sit
An artist's impression of the Victoria Concert Hall site in the 14th century, depicting a busy market, a small cottage industry for copper or metal work, and houses.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM CHEN SIAN
Fragment of blue-and-white porcelain from shoulder of Meiping vase.
Fragment of blue-and-white porcelain from shoulder of Meiping vase.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM CHEN SIAN

Dating from 1300s-1600s, 45 were found in archaeological dig at Victoria Concert Hall

Forty-five adult 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 published last week has revealed.

They were uncovered during a 2011 dig by the archaeology unit of the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre at the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute, during the hall's redevelopment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2019, with the headline 'Teeth of inhabitants of early Singapore found in Civic District'. Print Edition | Subscribe