TECH & CULTURE

World Heritage: Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan

By Staff Writer
November 25, 2022
The Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan is Japan's newest World Heritage Site, recognized in 2021. This World Heritage Site consists of 17 Jomon sites spanning the northern Tohoku region of Honshu and Hokkaido. This region is a lush, green place with beautiful natural surroundings. The people who lived here lived off the bounty of nature, hunting, fishing, and gathering between 2,000 and 16,000 years ago. Many remains of habitation and places of worship have been discovered at the ruins, indicating that many people lived in the area. In addition, many earthenware and stone tools, as well as the famous shieldware pottery, have been found at one site.
Re-creations of Jomon-era huts
A re-built Jomon-era longhouse
A museum display of Jomon-era pottery
A museum display of a Jomon-era earthenware figure
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