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28 Japan: archaeology

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Mark J. Hudson

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm828

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Hudson, M. J. 2013. 28 Japan: archaeology. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This chapter presents archaeological evidence for Jōmon and Yayoi migration within and to Japan. These islands had a remarkable Holocene prehistory that reflected its temperate and maritime location, often developing cultural traditions quite different from those of the East Asian mainland.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • Asia;
  • Holocene