Noteworthy Archaeological Sites, Issue 2007

A projectile point of quartz crystal, a rarity for the entire nation

Kogumi Site, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture

A group of large-scale shell middens from the Earliest Jōmon

Higashimyō Site, Saga City, Saga Prefecture

The northernmost moated settlement on the Japan Sea side

Yamamoto Site, Kamihayashi Village, Niigata Prefecture

A group of bearded haniwa warriors

Ningyōzuka Tomb, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Built continuously over a 300 year period, the largest-scaled group

Akōbō Tomb Group, Oirase Town, Aomori Prefecture

A mokkan telling the actual state of kanjaku (an inquiry into personal identity)

Kannonji and Shikiji Sites, Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Yearning for the Pure Land of Supreme Bliss

Shagūji Site, Chikuma City, Nagano Prefecture

Kanpakuzawa, Hayakawa Group:
Building stone used in the walls Edo castle

Hayakawa Stone Quarry Group, Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The above contents were selected from Hakkutsu sareta Nihon rettō 2007 [Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago, 2007] (Bunkacho [Agency for Cultural Affairs], ed., Asahi Shimbunsha, 2007), and prepared for presentation on this website by the Committee for International Relations of the Japanese Archaeological Association (Tokyo, Japan). All photos are used with permission of the organizations in charge of the respective excavations. (This page issued November 15, 2007.)

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