Third Thursday Lecture: How Jomon People Perceived the Cosmos
17 January 2013, Norwich
Professor Taniguchi Yasuhiro
Department of Archaeology, Kokugakuin University, Tokyo; Visiting Scholar, Institute of Archaeology, UCL; Academic Associate, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
ABOUT THE LECTURE
Taniguchi Yasuhiro (born 1960 in Tokyo) is Professor of Archaeology at Kokugakuin University, Tokyo. His research interests are mostly oriented towards the Jomon culture of prehistoric Japan: c.14000-500BC. Taniguchi’s name became widely known when he discovered the oldest dated pottery container in the world at the Odai-Yamamoto site, Aomori Prefecture in 1998. He is the author of several books in Japanese, in particular, Circular Settlements and Jomon Social Structure (Kanjou Shuraku to Jomon Shakai Kouzou, 2005), Rethinking the Origin of Jomon Culture (Jomon Bunka Kigenron no Saikouchiku, 2011).
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