19 Feb '11, 1pm

Battlefield archaeology project at Adam Park uncovers more artefacts

Battlefield archaeology project at Adam Park uncovers more artefacts

SINGAPORE: Singapore's first battlefield archaeology project at Adam Park has uncovered more World War II artefacts. About S$128,000 has so far been pumped into the project, a collaboration between the Singapore Heritage Society (SHS) and the National Heritage Board (NHB). Bullets, buttons and belt buckles are just some of the 1,200 artefacts discovered since excavation works at Adam Park began in May last year. The area being excavated is the site of Singapore's last battle, and was also used as a Prisoner of War camp in 1942. Jonathan Cooper, a Battlefield Archaeologist with the University of Glasgow, said: "This iconic battlefield, but to also have this POW camp in the same location, in a perfectly preserved environment, no condos, no car parks, it's a fantastic area. It's just immaculately preserved, it's a treasure house, it's a time-machine." Through intensive method...

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