Noteworthy Archaeological Sites, Issue 2005

PalaeolithicTamukai Hiyamizu:
A stone tool production site of Upper Paleolithic man

Tamukai Hiyamizu Site, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture

Large quantities of acorns and woven basketry unearthed from a waterside site

Shōfukuji Site, Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Jomon Terashita:
An inland shell midden is investigated

Terashita Site, Hashikami Town, Aomori Prefecture

Yayoi Yoshinogari:
An Early Han Dynasty bronze mirror is recovered from the seal of a burial jar's lid

Yoshinogari Site, Kanzaki Town/Mitagawa Town/Higashi Seburi Village, Saga Prefecture

Kofun Suyama:
A large-scale keyhole-shaped mounded tomb

Suyama Tomb, Kōryō Town, Nara Prefecture

Kofun Kitora:
Gorgeous murals grace the tomb's interior

Kitora Tomb, Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture

Antiquity Hōryūji Wakakusagaran Ruins:
A small mural fragment closes a hundred-year debate

Hōryūji Wakakusagaran Ruins, Ikaruga Town, Nara Prefecture

Antiquity Magome:
The first reconstruction nationwide of two seven-storied ceramic miniature pagodas

Magome Site, Inzai City, Chiba Prefecture

Antiquity Jingamine:
A fortified residence from the end of the Heian period

Jingamine Castle Site, Aizubange Town, Fukushima Prefecture

Modern Nihonbashi Nichōme, Kyōbashi Nichōme, Nihonbashi Itchōme:
Edo period Kabuki tickets recovered

Nihonbashi Nichōme, Kyōbashi Nichōme, and Nihonbashi Itchōme Sites, Chūō Ward, Tokyo

The above contents were selected from Hakkutsu sareta Nihon rettō 2005 [Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago, 2005] (Bunkacho [Agency for Cultural Affairs], ed., Asahi Shimbunsha, 2005), 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 March 10, 2006.)

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