A core-type settlement of the Middle Jōmon period
Minamisōma City, Fukushima Prefecture
Soil strata show traces of three tsunamis
Iwanuma City, Miyagi Prefecture
The above contents were selected from Hakkutsu sareta Nihon rettō 2015 [Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago, 2015] (Bunkachō [Agency for Cultural Affairs], ed., Kyodo News, 2015)., 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.