Noteworthy Archaeological Sites, Issue 2022


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


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


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


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


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


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


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