We don’t often think of the recent past as a source of archaeological knowledge, but recent work in Singapore has focused on the historical past as much as the Temasek-period settlement. A new exhibition at the National Library of Singapore showcases one such work on the recent past – the excavation of Adam Park, the site of a World War II battle during the fall of Singapore in 1942.
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The National Library of Singapore will host an exhibition featuring the finds from a World War II battlefield, Adam Park.
Excavation at Adam Park, Straits Times 20120206
Relive a World War II battle at Adam Park
Straits Times, 06 February 2012
Archaeologists in Singapore are excavating a World War II battlefield site which was once the headquarters of a British army regiment. Singapore fell to invading Japanese forces in 1942.
Excavation at Adam Park, Straits Times 20110216
Digging up Adam Park’s war secrets
Straits Times, 15 Feb 2011
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Tigers in the Park: A New Project in Singapore
University of Glasgow Centre for Battlefield Archaeology site