Ancient Jomon of Japan

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März 2012



An overview of the Jomon period in Japan (circa14,500 300 BC) within the context of recent complex hunter-gatherer studies.


Part I. Overview: 1. Introduction; 2. Background to the study: overview of the Jomon Period; Part II. Subsistence and Settlement: 3. Subsistence strategies; 4. Settlement archaeology; Part III. Rituals, Crafts and Trade: 5. Mortuary and ceremonial practices; 6. Crafts and exchange networks; Part IV. Discussion and Conclusion: 7. Discussion and conclusion.


Junko Habu is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley. She has conducted fieldwork both in Japan and in North America. Her publications include Subsistence-Settlement Systems and Intersite Variability in the Moroiso Phase of the Early Jomon Period of Japan, International Monographs in Prehistory (2001).


'... this book is comprehensive, informative and academically exciting.' Antiquity 'Junko Habu has provided a detailed, comprehensive, and stimulating account of Jomon variety and development ... Habu's historical overviews of research trends, syntheses of current results, good grounding in theory, acute observations, and gently stated criticisms have yielded a state-of- the-art book that will serve as the authoritative introduction to the Jomon for a long time to come.' Monumenta Nipponica 'the distinctive aspects covered in this book include the chapters in which Habu presents her original reconstruction of Jomon society based on Anglo-American theories, particularly in relation to the hunter-gatherer models create by Lewis Binford. these chapters make this book a rarity in Japanese archaeology, with the exception of an earlier monograph written by Habu (2001) herslef, and Habu's arguments are important in delineating new hypotheses in Jomon research.' Anthropoligical Science 'The book is comprehensive and covers all aspects of Jomon ... Habu's survey not only informs the western reader thoroughly but also offers interesting analogies for comparisons between complex hunter-gatherer societies world-wide.' Journal of Comparative Human Biology
EAN: 9780521772136
ISBN: 0521772133
Untertitel: 'Case Studies in Early Societie'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2012
Seitenanzahl: 350 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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