Hokkaido University Museum will hold the first Saturday Public Seminar of 2024, "The Story of Chickens in the Edo Period," on April 13th.


Chickens are currently the most commonly eaten livestock in Japan. They are thought to have been introduced during the Yayoi period, but it is believed that they became popular as a meat resource after the Edo period. However, it is not clear when it became common to eat chickens, or the sex, age, and size of the chickens eaten, or the regional differences. In this article, we will introduce the latest findings about chickens in the Edo period, based on an analysis of chicken bones excavated from ruins in the cities of Tokyo, Nagasaki, and Osaka.


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