Noteworthy Archaeological Sites, Issue 2011

Large-scale tool production at a rich source of stone material

Minamikyūshū City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Aidani Kumahara Site:
One of the oldest clay figurines for Japan, with well developed breasts

Higashiōmi City, Shiga Prefecture

Isshiki Aokai:
One of the largest settlements on the Nōbi plain for the latter part of the Middle Yayoi.

Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture

The grave of a leading family in Sue ware production ?

Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Large-scale iron smelting features

Minamisōma City, Fukushima Prefecture

Large-scale Medieval piled-stone shore edging

Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Osaka Castle Wall Stone Quarry Remains:
A great civil engineering project imposed on daimyo

Scattered from the Inland to the Genkai Seas

Sado Kinginzan Site:
Introducing the latest Western technology just after the Meiji Restoration

Sado City, Niigata Prefecture

The above contents were selected from Hakkutsu sareta Nihon rettō 2011 [Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago, 2011] (Bunkachō [Agency for Cultural Affairs], ed., Asahi Shimbun Publications, 2011), 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.

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