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Anthropomorphic Clay Figurines of the Jomon Period of Japan  

Koji Mizoguchi

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
This chapter charts the trajectory of change of Jomon period clay anthropomorphic figurines in the Japanese archipelago. The earliest specimens embodied the perception of the body and ... More

Bronze Age Mongolia  

Jean-Luc Houle

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Jul 2016
This article discusses the Bronze Age in Mongolia, a period when pastoralism, mobility, and interaction between regional communities increased dramatically. It also corresponds to the ... More

Introduction of domestic animals to the Japanese archipelago  

Hitomi Hongo

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Zooarchaeological and molecular biological studies indicate that all domestic animals found in Japan were introduced and local domestication of wild boar and wolf is unlikely. Timing of ... More

Post-Pleistocene Transformations of Hunter-Gatherers in East Asia: The Jomon and Chulmun  

Junko Habu

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Apr 2014
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Jan 2014
This article reviews recent advances in the field of hunter-gatherer archaeology in Japan and Korea. It concentrates on issues that are key to understanding the importance of east Asian ... More

Prehistoric Figurines in China  

Sascha Priewe

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
In early China there was no widespread tradition of making figurines until about the mid-first millennium bc when human figurines started to be placed in burials to accompany the deceased ... More

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