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dc.contributor.authorKobayashi, Tatsuo
dc.contributor.authorKaner, Simon
dc.contributor.authorOki, Nakamura
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-01T04:02:06Z
dc.date.available2022-07-01T04:02:06Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.submitted2022-06-30T05:31:40Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/57143
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/84748
dc.description.abstractA fully illustrated introduction to the archaeology of the Jomon period in Japan, this book explores the complex relationships between Jomon people and their rich natural environment. From the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago to the appearance of rice agriculture around 400 BC, Jomon people subsisted by hunting, fishing and gathering; but abundant and predictable sources of wild food enabled Jomon people to live in large, relatively permanent settlements, and to develop an elaborate material culture. This book explores thematic issues in Jomon archaeology: the appearance of sedentism in the Japanese archipelago and the nature of Jomon settlements; the invention of pottery and the development and meaning of regional pottery styles; social and spiritual life; as well as the astronomical significance of causeway monuments and the conceptualisation of landscape in the Jomon period. These ideas are considered in the light of current work in the European Mesolithic and Neolithic, setting Jomon archaeology within a global context. The book draws extensively on new archaeological information from various parts of Japan, including the sites of Sannai Maruyama, Isedotai, Komankino among others. Extensive color illustrations provide a vivid demonstration of Jomon ideology and creativity.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherArchaeology
dc.titleJomon Reflections
dc.title.alternativeForager Life and Culture in the Prehistoric Japanese Archipelago
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy53fda2f2-3fe6-4765-8758-df63da48bd65
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9781789257632
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintOxbow Books
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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