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 Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 (Assistant 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.