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Transformation of the Jomon-era Ritual System: A Case Study of the Jomon / Yayoi transition in the 1st millennia BC in the Tohoku Region of the Japanese Archipelago

Author(s): Yo Negishi

Year: 2017

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It has long been claimed that the Jomon-era cultural and ritual system was probably replaced by a new early farming cultural system (Yayoi Culture) brought by immigrants from the Korean peninsula. Recently, however, Japanese archaeologists have been working to determine the variability of ritual practices in each region of the Japanese archipelago. This paper analyzes the transformational process of ritual items (e.g., clay figurines and stone implements) of the Tohoku (northeastern part of main Island) region in the 1st millennia BC, in which the Jomon cultural ritual system entered its final phase on the main island of the archipelago. Based on this case study, I am proposing a revised model of the social process which transformed the ritual system from that of a hunter-gatherer to an agricultural society.


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Transformation of the Jomon-era Ritual System: A Case Study of the Jomon / Yayoi transition in the 1st millennia BC in the Tohoku Region of the Japanese Archipelago. Yo Negishi. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430763)


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East/Southeast Asia


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16829

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America