Public Lecture: Digging the Urban Landscape

Readers in Singapore may be interested in this upcoming talk at the National Museum of Singapore.


Digging the Urban Landscape: Complexities of Interpreting and Presenting Archaeology in London and Singapore
Frank Meddens and Lim Chen Sian
Date and Time: 26 November 2014, 7pm
Venue: The Salon, National Museum of Singapore

Modern cities are frequently built upon earlier historical (or pre-historical) settlements, resulting in multiple layers of stratification concealing their predecessors. London is home to some 8 million people, while Singapore as a city-state packs 5 million denizens, just how much archaeology remain beneath the dense urban environment? Join archaeologists Frank Meddens and Lim Chen Sian in a double bill presentation examining the complexities faced by thise studying the recent and not so recent past in the two disparate but remarkably similar cities, questioning the role of archaeology and the increasing challenge of making the discipline relevant.

More details here.

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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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