Beyond Japan Episode 1: Stone Circles of Akita and Wiltshire with Professor Simon Kaner

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The debut episode of CJS podcast BeyondJapan is now live! Join Oliver Moxham in conversation with Professor Simon Kaner on the significance of Japanese archaeology for the global history of humanity: Welcome to the debut episode of our new podcast series ‘Beyond Japan’, where we explore the interdisciplinary nature of Japanese Studies through academics from […]

Online Jomon Matsuri: Summer Solstice

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Online Jomon Matsuri

We are celebrating the Summer Solstice weekend with the launch of the Online Jomon Matsuri, a festival exploring various aspects of this remarkable period of Japanese prehistory and its global significance for understanding human history. We had planned to be at Stonehenge this weekend for the Midsummer sunrise itself on Sunday morning, following the opening […]

Online Jomon Matsuri: An invitation to participate

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Online Jomon Matsuri
The “Jōmon Venus,” National treasure, Tanabatake (Chino, Nagano), Middle Jōmon, Early Part (ca 3300 BC), H:27.0 cm, Chino City.

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Jomon Pot A History of the World in 100 Objects After the Ice Age: Food and Sex (9000 – 3500 BC)

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Simon Kaner (Assistant Director, Sainsbury Institute; Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia) was on BBC Radio 4 on 29 January as a part of the series ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects.’ He discussed the bottom part of a Jomon pot that was subsequently used as a mizusashi (water container) in the tea […]