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date: 24 January 2021

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This article focuses on the archaeology of East Asia. It explains that Chinese archaeology dominates interpretations of all archaeology in the region because of the sheer size of China and the importance of its historical influence. However, an analysis of East Asian archaeology based on China alone would be inadequate because the nation-states of South and North Korea, Japan, and Russia also practised their own archaeology. This article describes the archaeology of these nation-states.

Keywords: archaeology, East Asia, China, historical influence, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, Russia, nation-states

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