Noteworthy Archaeological Sites, Issue 2006

Palaeolithic Kengamine, Takaharayama Group:
An obsidian source site discovered atop a ridge

Yaita City/Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture

Jomon Taishô No. 3:
The first Incipient Jômon site is discovered in Hokkaido.

Taishô No. 3 Site, Obihiro City, Hokkaido

Yayoi Zasshonokuma:
Stone daggers in complete condition are recovered from graves.

Zasshonokuma Site, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Kofun Mukadezuka, Nyûtabaru Group:
Haniwa resembling those found at Imashirozuka are recovered.

Mukadezuka Tomb, Nyûtabaru Tomb Group, Shintomi Town, Miyazaki Prefecture

Antiquity Nikôji:
A temple built by immigrants?

Nikôji Abandoned Temple, Gose City, Nara Prefecture

Medieval Muramatsu Shirane:
A salt-producing village buried in the sand is discovered.

Muramatsu Shirane Site, Tôkai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture

Special feature: Tracing international exchange through archaeological sites

Immigrants who brought horses and breeding techniques to Kôzuke

Kenzaki Nagatoro Nishi Site, Shimoshiba Yatsu Tomb, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture

MedievalHakata Site Group:
Largest trading port in the archipelago, serving as bridge to Asia

Hakata Site Group, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The above contents were selected from Hakkutsu sareta Nihon rettō 2006 [Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago, 2006] (Bunkacho [Agency for Cultural Affairs], ed., Asahi Shimbunsha, 2006), 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 October 30, 2006.)

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