Ancient Jomon of Japan
In this 2004 book, Junko Habu illustrates recent developments in the archaeology of the Jomon period (circa 14,500–300 BC) of Japan and presents new analyses. Unlike most prehistoric pottery using peoples, the Jomon people are thought to have been hunter-gatherers. Evidence of plant cultivation does exist, but none of the cultigens recovered from Jomon sites seems to have been used as a staple food resource. High site density, food storage, and long distance trade also characterize this Jomon period. Using ecological models of hunter-gatherer culture and behavior, Habu examines various aspects of Jamon culture including subsistence, settlement, rituals, crafts and trade, and presents a model of long-term change in hunter-gatherer cultural complexity. In this comprehensive analysis, Junko Habu helps to bridge the gap between largely Japanese discourse on this 10,000 year period of Japanese prehistory and the modern scientific debate on later hunter-gatherer societies. It will prove invaluable to students and researchers alike.
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Ainu analysis Aomori Prefecture Aomori-ken Kyoiku linkai archaeology asphalt associated Board of Education burial pits cal BP changes Chiba Prefecture Chubu regions clay figurines collectors Early Jomon period eastern Japan Education of Aomori excavated Figure Final Jomon periods foragers Habu Hokkaido hunter-gatherers indicate Initial Jomon Iseki Iwate Prefecture Japan Japanese archaeology Japanese archipelago Jomon archaeology Jomon Bunka Jomon culture Jomon jidai Jomon pottery Jomon settlement Jomon subsistence Kanagawa Prefecture kanjo dori Kanto region Kokogaku Koyama Kyoiku linkai Board Kyushu large number large settlements Late and Final Late Jomon period lithic assemblage Maizo Bunkazai Middle Jomon period Moroiso Nagano Prefecture Nihon Niigata Prefecture number of pit-dwellings Odai Yamamoto population prehistoric radiocarbon dates recovered residential bases Sannai Maruyama Iseki scholars sedentism settlement pattern shell-midden stone rods storage pits subphase subsistence-settlement systems suggested Tatsuo Kobayashi Tohoku region Tokyo total number types variability Yayoi Yayoi period Yuzankaku in Japanese
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