Noteworthy Archaeological Sites, Issue 2015

Fukui Dōkutsu Historic Site:
A “cultural bridge” linking Paleolithic and Jōmon cultures.

Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Odake Shell Midden:
91 human skeletons are discovered, the largest number nationwide!

Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture

Higashi Nara:
A vase with a dōtaku design is@newly discovered.

Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture

Two haniwa depicting women weaving cloth are recovered.

Shimotsuke City, Tochigi Prefecture

Dazaifu-related Site Group:
A prime Japanese example of an ancient city site.

Dazaifu City/Chikushino City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Echizen Kiln Site Group:
Advancements in productive technology come to light.

Echizen Town, Fukui Prefecture

Chateau Kamiya Former Winery:
Mysterious, unknown facilities are discovered at an Important Cultural Property building!

Ushikushi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

The Power of Culture for Reconstruction:
Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake and buried cultural properties protection

Azuma-chō, Fukushima Prefecture / Takaōse, Miyagi Prefecture

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.

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