Earthen jars could be from the 18th century

A follow up to the previous post on unearthed pottery at Kota Tinggi.

8 July 2006 (New Straits Times) – A follow up to the previous post on unearthed pottery at Kota Tinggi. Thanks to Liz of Caves of Malaysia for the lead.

New Straits Times, 8 July 2006

Earthen jars could be from the 18th century

Johor Heritage Foundation curator Dr Kamaruddin Ab Razak said the jars, which were unearthed by settlers in the area, might have been used as storage containers.

He also said that based on the shapes and designs of the jars, they could have been the handiwork of local potters.


Related Books:
Early History (The Encyclopedia of Malaysia) by Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman (Ed)
Earthenware in Southeast Asia: Proceedings of the Singapore Symposium on Premodern Southeast Asian Earthenwares by J. Miksic
Earthenware traditions in Indonesia: From prehistory until the present by S. Soegondho
Folk Pottery in South-East Asia by D. F. Rooney

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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