Art & Design

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


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).

Admission is free and all are welcome. Booking essential.


To avoid disappointment you are advised to reserve a seat by contacting the Institute, stating your name, the number of seats required and a contact telephone number or e-mail address.


ENTRY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AFTER 6.00PM. We regret that there is no parking available in The Close.

To book a seat email us at or fax 01603 625011 up to two days before the lecture stating your name, number of seats required and a contact number. Unless indicated otherwise the lectures are held at the Norwich Cathedral Hostry (Weston Room), Norwich NR1 4EH.

17 January 2013, 18:00
Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich NR1 4EH

Tel: 01603 624349

Fax: 01603 625011




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