Earthen jars could be from the 18th century

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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

Sitting on ancient ruins

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6 July 2006 (New Straits Times) – Ambivalent feelings about posting here. News of excavated artefacts is always interesting, but some aspects of the story (eg, hearing voices) are more dodgy. Many thanks to Liz of Caves of Malaysia for pointing this out to me.

Sitting on ancient ruins

KOTA TINGGI: Since they moved there in 1975, settlers of Felda Bukit Aping Timur in Kota Tinggi have had the nagging feeling there is more to their land than meets the eye.

They believe they might be sitting on the ruins of an early civilisation.

They have unearthed large quantities of pots, jars and other artifacts while working their smallholdings, not to mention the “strange events” that have occurred.


Related Books:
Early History (The Encyclopedia of Malaysia) by Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman (Ed)