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date: 21 March 2019

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This chapter discusses large-scale excavations of the following wetland sites: (1) the Palaeolithic sites around Lake Nojiri (Nagano Prefecture); (2) the Tomizawa site, Miyagi Prefecture (late Palaeolithic); (3) the Higashimyo site, Saga Prefecture, (Initial Jomon); (4) the Yoko-o site, Oita Prefecture (Initial Jomon); (5) the Awazu Submerged site in Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture (Initial and Middle Jomon); (6) the Torihama Shell Midden, Fukui Prefecture (Early Jomon); (7) the Sannai Maruyama site, Aomori Prefecture (Early and Middle Jomon); (8) the Sakuramachi site, Toyama Prefecture (Middle and Final Jomon); (9) the Mawaki site, Ishikawa Prefecture (Early and Middle Jomon); (10) the Shimoyakebe site, Tokyo (Late and Final Jomon); (11) the Yamaga site, Osaka Prefecture (Yayoi); (12) the Ikejima-Fukumanji site, Osaka Prefecture, where the traces of rice paddy fields cultivated from the Yayoi Period to the Premodern Age (Edo) have been found; (13) the Kodera site, Ehime Prefecture (Kofun); (14) the Kurumidate site, Akita Prefecture (ancient Japan); (15) the Kusadosengen-cho site, Hiroshima Prefecture (medieval period); and (16) the Bibi 8 site, Hokkaido (from the Ainu people to the Pre-modern Period).

Keywords: archaeological sites, wetland archaeology, excavations

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