Kami Shiroi Nishi Ikuma: A cluster of stone tools, made with the Setouchi technique, completely refitted as the original stones.
Shibukawa city, Gunma prefecture
Ōmori Katsuyama: A half century after its discovery, a stone circle is re-investigated.
Hirosaki city, Aomori prefecture
Sugu Site Group: The structure of a bronze implement production center for the "country of Na," and its change over time, come to light.
Kasuga city, Fukuoka prefecture
Makimuku: A discovery enlivens debate over the country of Yamatai.
Sakurai city, Nara prefecture
Baba Minami: A wooden writing tablet inscribed with a Man'yō poem and massive amounts of votive lamp dishes are recovered.
Kizugawa city, Kyoto prefecture
Okite and Nakazu: Facilities of a Medieval harbor on the Japan Sea are discovered one after another.
Masuda city, Shimane prefecture
The above contents were selected from Hakkutsu sareta Nihon rettō 2010 [Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago, 2010] (Bunkacho [Agency for Cultural Affairs], ed., Asahi Shimbun Publications, 2010),translated and prepared for presentation on this website by the International Exchange Committee 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 26, 2011.)