Or in other words, to the old aka former supreme court once more! Remember how I went up to the freaking roof? This time I AM GOING DOWN DEEP BELOW! We’re going artifact hunting!
Ok, not too deep, I think but yes! Time to be Lara Croft or Indiana Jones! Or well, not really. I don’t think there are hidden tunnels or portals at the site of the future National Art Gallery. Nonetheless instead of just viewing historical artifacts in the museums and such, why not have a go at finding them? Volunteers are needed for the month of November!
Call for Volunteers: Archaeological Excavations at National Art Gallery 2nd-30th November 2010
Archaeologists from the Southeast Asian Studies Programme NUS will be undertaking a major excavation project at the future site of the National Art Gallery (the former Supreme Court and City Hall), right in the heart of downtown Singapore!
We will be excavating for remains of the legendary settlement of Temasek (c.1300s). Our last evaluation field work conducted in January 2010 revealed significant pockets of artifacts from the ancient city, and this November season we expect to uncover more.
Venue: Site of the future National Art Gallery (car park between the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings)
Street Address: 1 St.Andrew’s Road
Dates: 2nd – 30th November 2010
Hours: 0930 – 1830hrs
Work Days: Tuesday thru Sundays (Mondays off – apart from this rest day, we work through all other days rain and shine)
Do be advised that archaeology is a physically demanding affair, and you should not be afraid to get a little dirty at the end of the day. Do wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Bring along sunblock, a hat, a water flask (we have a large capacity insulator on site which is always filled with iced water), and if you like a change of clothes at the end of the day.
If you want to be part of the crew, you can contact Shien at the Southeast Asian Archaeology website here or email him at shien(at)seaarchaeology(dot)com. They need volunteers and they have a roster so please email him to know when you can do so! And this would be very fun experience to learn more on how finding pieces of history and such! I am talking in exclamations!