New Perspectives on the Archaeology of State Formation in Japan


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


Cambridge, MA
FRIDAY: Shin’ya FUKUNAGA (Professor of Archaeology, Osaka U.) “Keyhole-Shaped Tombs and the State Formation of Japan (ca. mid-third to seventh century AD)” 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” SATURDAY: 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) “The Nature of Kofun Period Archaeology from a World Perspective”