Evolution of Feasting among Jomon Societies Focused on Prestige Wooden Food-Serving Technologies
Author(s): Takashi Sakaguchi
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Cross-culturally, wooden food-serving items and serving utensils, such as shallow bowl, plate, ladle and spoon, as prestige items are essential elements for conducting ritual feasting among many transegalitarian societies in the Circum-Pacific Rim regions. Thus, they are keys to understanding prehistoric feasting and ritual activities, and are strong archaeological signatures of these activities among the societies. Recent development of wet site archaeology in the Japanese archipelago associated with a highly refined Jomon pottery chronology has uncovered the importance of the past wooden and plant use at feasts. This paper explores evolution of feasting among Jomon societies focused on prestige wooden food-serving technologies by 1) building chronology of these food-serving items and serving utensils, and; 2) examining temporal and spatial variability of these items and technologies.
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Evolution of Feasting among Jomon Societies Focused on Prestige Wooden Food-Serving Technologies. Takashi Sakaguchi. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449475)
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