"New Perspectives on the Archaeology of State Formation in Japan"


Thursday, October 31, 2013 (All day) to Friday, November 1, 2013 (All day)


Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St. Harvard University

Shin’ya FUKUNAGA (Professor of Archaeology, Osaka University). Keyhole-Shaped Tombs and the State Formation of Japan (ca. mid-third to seventh century A.D.)

Akira SEIKE (Professor of Archaeology, Kochi University), Changes in Systems of Chiefly Succession during the Kofun Period

Tatsuo NAKAKUBO, Asst Professor of Archaeological Heritage Management, Osaka University) Pottery of the Kofun Period: Resonance, Innovation, and Core-Periphery Relations


Friday, November 1, 2013  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Int’l Center for East Asian Archaeology, 650 Beacon St. (Kenmore “T” stop on the Green Line B, C, or D trains), Boston University

Joseph RYAN (M.A. Candidate in Archaeology, Osaka University) Warfare and State Formation in Ancient Japan

Tatsuya HASHIMOTO (Associate Professor, Kagoshima University Museum) Political Power and the Production and Distribution of Kofun-Period Armor

Ken’ichi SASAKI (Professor of Archaeology, Meiji University) Nature of Kofun Period Archaeology from a World Perspective

Discussant: Dr. Satoru MURATA (Boston University and the Univ. of New Hampshire) and other workshop attendees


This event is co-sponsored by BU's East Asian Archaeology Forum, International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History with support from the Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Harvard East Asian Archaeology Seminar with support from the Harvard University Asia Center; and the Early Korea Project at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.