Noteworthy Archaeological Sites, Issue 2013

Stone tools for hunting are recovered in great numbers above and below AT

Saga City, Saga Prefecture

Midorikawa Higashi:
Four large-scale stone rods laid in a row are recovered from the center of a stone-paved feature

Kunitachi City, Tokyo Prefecture

Nishi kawatsu:
A core settlement from the Early to the Late periods

Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture

Haniwa from Imperial Mausolea


Excavation of river remains extends the range of the Iba ancient government office site eastward

Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Bizen Ware Kiln Site Group:
Changes from the Heian to Early Modern periods known from excavations

Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture

Reconstruction and Buried Cultural Properties
Protection after the Great East Japan Earthquake


Sannō Site:
Features going back to an ancient city

Tagajō City, Miyagi Prefecture

Ōshimizu B and Sawairi B Sites:
Discovery of iron smelting furnaces of the Heian period

Shinchi Town, Fukushima Prefecture

The above contents were selected from Hakkutsu sareta Nihon rettō 2013 [Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago, 2013] (Bunkachō [Agency for Cultural Affairs], ed., Asahi Shimbun Publications, 2013)., 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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