Noteworthy Archaeological Sites


Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture
Izumi, Osaka Prefecture
Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture
Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture
Kazo City, Saitama Prefecture


Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture
Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture
Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture
Shichinohe Town, Aomori Prefecture
Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture
Obane Abandoned Temple Site
Shingū City, Wakayama Prefecture


Amagi Town, Kag
Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture
Kusu Town, Ōita Prefecture
Iwaoshi, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture
Taku City, Saga Prefecture
Takatori Town, Nara Prefecture
Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture


Agano City, Niigata Prefecture
Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture
Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Nanbu Town, Aomori Prefecture
Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture


Ōkuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture
Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture
Naganohara Town, Gunma Prefecture
Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture
Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
Kinkō Town, Kagoshima Prefecture
Nishimeya Village, Aomori Prefecture
Shisui Town, Chiba Prefecture


Special collection on decorated tombs: Damage and aftermath
Special collection on decorated tombs: Damage and aftermath
Special Collection
Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture
Kasuga City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Tsunan Town, Niigata Prefecture
Ōsaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture


Izen Town, Kagoshima Prefecture
Sōja City, Okayama Prefecture
Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture
Atsuma Town, Hokkaido Prefecture
Kaiyō Town, Mugi Town, Minami Town, Anan City, Naka Town, Komatsujima City, Tokushima City, Matsushige Town, Tokushima Prefecture
Countless large pits on a steep slope—what is their true nature?
Esashi Town, Hokkaido Prefecture


A hunting camp of the Paleolithic period is revealed from excellent deposits of materials
Obsidian quarrying methods of the Early and Final Jōmon periods become clear!
A core settlement that prospered from making quality stone axes!
Various means of livelihood of the Yayoi period are thrown into relief
An ancient clothes iron is found, only the 11th example nationwide!
A hoard of coins is found at a huge rampart-encircled mansion
A male clay figurine, rare on a nationwide scale, is recovered
Recovery after the disaster of volcanic eruption


Soil strata show traces of three tsunamis, conveying history and its lessons to future generations.
As many as 27 Jōmon period pit buildings stood lined up in cramped fashion.
Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake and buried cultural properties protection
Mysterious, unknown facilities are discovered at an Important Cultural Property building!
The history of Echizen ware, a traditional Japanese craft item, becomes more concrete through new discoveries of kiln sites.
New discoveries of features and artifacts follow one after another! A prime Japanese example of an ancient city site.
A nationwide first! From a large-scale tomb in ancient Shimotsuke province, two haniwa depicting women weaving cloth are recovered.
At a dōtaku-producing village, a vase with a dōtaku design is@newly discovered.
One of the largest shell middens on the Japan Sea side; 91 human skeletons are discovered, the largest number nationwide!
A rock shelter that witnessed the change in culture from the Upper Paleolithic to the Jōmon periods