- Incipient and Initial Jomon
o Pottery: clay that has been fashioned into a desired shape and then dried to reduce its
water content before being fired or baked to fix its form
If put into water, won’t reduce to a soft form
o What is the narrative for the archaeological record as the upper Palaeolithic winds down
and new technology and settlement systems develop?
o In this context, what is the “Jomon”?
A niche? (job description of organism)
They used Chinese characters
o Jomon meaning (in Chinese, it means “cord mark”)
Taking string cord to decorate the pottery
On the outside of the pottery and on the base
o In Chinese, pottery is barely a defin