Hokkaido University Museum will hold the 9th Saturday Citizen Seminar "Exploring the Age and Food of Jomon Culture through Natural Science" on December 9th.


In 2021, "Jomon Ruins in Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku" was registered as a World Heritage Site. The Jomon culture of Hokkaido and northern Tohoku is said to date from approximately 15,000 years ago to 400 BC, but how is it possible to know in detail the date when writing did not exist? In addition to excavating and researching artifacts such as pottery, archeology includes the field of reconstructing past cultures using various natural science analysis methods. In this seminar, we will explain how the Jomon culture was dated, what kind of food was cooked, and analysis methods, and introduce new research results.


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