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ANT313 (Oct 2, 2012) - Incipient & Initial Jomon.docx

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- 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 - Issues 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 period?  A culture?  An adaptation?  A niche? (job description of organism) o Factors  They used Chinese characters  Syllibery? 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
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