25 Feb '18, 5am

NSFs who went AWOL helped archaeology dig at Fort Canning Hill: John N. Miksic interview

Professor John N. Miksic of the National University of Singapore (NUS) is an archaeologist in Singapore. His work refutes the common narrative that Singapore’s history started with the landing of Sir Stamford Raffles. On Jan. 11, 2018, the American won the inaugural Singapore History Prize for his book, Singapore & the Silk Road of the Sea, 1300-1800 . Book that won S$50,000 S’pore History Prize proves S’pore has been happening for 700 years The book entrenches Singapore’s position as a maritime emporium since the 14th century. It is a part of local history that started gaining traction since 2014 . It is also a culmination of 28 years of work sifting through the soil here. Advertisement Who is Miksic? The 71-year-old archaeologist has worked in Singapore for 34 years. He is almost like Singapore’s version of Indiana Jones — a term he doesn’t mind at all because it “glorif...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/john-miksic-interview/

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