SEAA

SEAA Society for East Asian Archaeology

 

June 6, 2012 Wednesday Afternoon

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13:00 Opening Ceremony

13:30-17:20 Symposium: Advances and Challenges in Japanese Archaeology

Symposium Abstract
The feeling is widely shared that Japanese archaeology is at a crossroad. Globalisation and socio-economic/political/cultural transformations that it ignited are urging us to rethink fundamentally the way we do archaeology/archaeologies in contemporary world, and the sense of urgency has grown by the day since 11 March 2011.
This opening Symposium aims to introduce the participants a broad picture of changes happening to the archaeological study of the archipelago and how we are coping with and building new approaches/attitudes by drawing upon them. The panels do not pretend to represent the whole, balanced picture of the archaeology of each of the periods covered, and the adoption of a period-by-period treatment is utterly artificial and pragmatic; we try to convey the 'feel' of being at a crossroad from the standpoints of our period-based specialisms.

Participants:

13:30-14:10: Hiroyuki Sato Recent Advances of Palaeolithic Archaeology in Japan
14:10-14:50: Kazuo Miyamoto Review and Current Research of Jomon Archaeology: viewed from the East Asian Archeology
14:50-15:30: Koji Mizoguchi Yayoi Archaeologies: recent trends and prospects
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-16:25: Jun'ichiro Tsujita Kofun Period studies in Japanese Archaeology: from the perspective of the ancient state formation
16:25-17:05: Katsuyuki Okamura After the Earthquakes: An Examination of the Implications of the Great East Japan Earthquake for Japanese Archaeological Heritage Management
17:05-17:20: Discussion

 

June 7, 2012 Thursday Morning

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[1] The Spread of Agriculture to Southern and Southwest China

Organizer: Jade d’Alpoim Guedes

Session Abstract
To date, relatively little is known about the spread of agriculture to Southern and Southwest China. Encompassing the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou, this region is situated at the junction of different ecological zones: the Tibetan high plateau, the southern foothills of the Himalayas and low
lying temperate and subtropical plains. How and when agriculture spread into this region is important for understanding how agricultural technology, languages and population spread into Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Data from archaeobotanical investigations and zooarchaeology will be presented. This symposium will also
highlight the great diversity of ecological habitats and adaptive strategies employed by the wide range of cultural groups who inhabited the region.
 

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Jade d’Alpoim Guedes: Rice, millets, social complexity and the spread of agriculture to the Chengdu Plain
9:30-9:50: Hiroo Nasu: Development of rice and foxtail millet agriculture in the middle of Yangze River region: reconstructed from archaeobotanical weed assemblages from Chengtoushan, Hunan, China
9:50-10:10: Jin Hetian: Early agriculture in Yunnan province: Evidence from the site of Haimenkou
10:10-10:30: Richard Meadow T.B.E.

10:45-11:05: Zhao Zhijun: The characteristics of early agriculture in the Sichuan Basin and its origin: results of the archaeobotanical analysis carried out at the site of Yingpanshan
11:05-11:25: Chen Tao: Phytolith Analysis from the Archaeological Site of Baodun
11:25-11:45: Loukas Barton: Harlan's mosaic and the scale of agricultural evolution in east Asia
11:45-12:05: Xue Yining A Preliminary Analysis on the Utilization of Botanical Resources at the Site of Haimenkou (ca.1600-400 BC), Jianchuan County, Yunnan Province, PRC
12:05-12:25: Alison Weisskopf: Evolving rice cultivation systems, early results from the Lower Yangtze
12:25-12:45: Ofer BAR-YOSEF: Early villages of farmers-hunters in Hunan Province, China

 

[2] Seafaring and long-distance interactions in ancient East Asia

Organizers: Uozu Tomokatsu, Ishimura Tomo, Nakamura Daisuke

Session Abstract
In the early 20th century a German ethnologist Kurt von Boeckmann has defined that cultural realms of the sea falls into four categories; fishery culture, seaborne culture, naval culture, and culture of maritime arts. The sea has provided seafood, routes for trade, colonization and war, and also provided inspiration of human creative genius (such as literature, music and fine art) throughout the Jong history of mankind.
In the region of East Asia, a line of islands including Japanese archipelago, Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan creates a partially enclosed sea from the Pacific Ocean, like the Mediterranean Sea. This marginal sea, comprising Japan Sea (the East Sea), Yellow Sea and East China Sea, led to numerous historical and cultural connection between the societies located around its shore in ancient times. These societies shared common cultural background such as rice cultivation, Buddhism and using Chinese characters under strong influence of Chinese civilization on one hand, but they also exhibited rich regional diversity on the other hand. This region goes from the Subtropical to Subarctic Zones, so there is a wide range of ecological conditions that led to regional characteristics. In addition, this region is adjacent to the realm of Austronesian-speaking peoples in the Tropical Zone, the realm of the Northern Peoples such as Aleut and Tungus in the Arctic Zone, and the realm of nomads in the Eurasian steppe and desert climates. Such geographical condition of the marginal sea region has been a source of historical and cultural dynamism in East Asia.
This session showcases papers about the archaeology of seafaring and Jong-distance interactions in the marginal sea region in East Asia. It may include papers of a wide array of topics and themes such as fishing, seafaring technology, migration, warfare, cultural exchange and maritime art.

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Tomokatsu Uozu: "Hakata Bay trade" and the beginning of burial irontools in the Kofun period
9:30-9:50: Nakamura Daisuke: Trade innovation between coastal region and inland in Northeast China
9:50-10:10: Tomoko Nagatomo: The technological communication and migration through an inland sea -Beginning of the iron implements production in Kinki Area
10:10-40:30: Randall J. SASAKI The Archaeological Studies on Two Mongol Invasion Sites — Japan and Vietnam

10:45-12:30: Discussion

 

[3] Issues in Japanese Archaeology (General Session)

Chair: Mark Hudson

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Aaron Harper Blood and Iron: Formation of the Yamato Through Warfare and Metal Trade in Yayoi Japan
9:30-9:50: Elena Solovyeva Eyes from the past: a variant of Jomon ceramics interpretation
9:50-10:10: Lindsey Friedman Isotopic Investigations into the Jomon-Yayoi transition in western Japan
10:10-10:30: Mark Hudson The Nagabaka site and socio-ecological resilience in Miyako prehistory

10:45-11:05: Mauricio Hernandez Preliminary analysis of activity-related musculo-skeletal stress markers via cross-sectional geometry in Edo-period inhabitants in Miyako Island, Japan
11:05-11:25 Mizuki Hattori The exchange of Shell bracelet which gathered in the sea of Okinawa islands in the period parallel with Yayoi -Specially Conomurex luchuanus shells are main points of an argument.-
11:25-11:45: Tim 't Hart: Forager-farmer interaction in Northern Kyushu: Towards a model of cohabitation
11:45-12:05: Irina Zhushchikhovskaya Lowere and Upper Ento Styles pottery: Long term dynamics
12:05-12:25: Olga Danilova and Irina Zhushchikhovskaya On the Problem of Cultural Links Between Jomon Population and Ainu People: in the Light of Decoration Traditions

 

[4] China and neighbouring regions 1

Chair: Sarah Milledge Nelson

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Zhengdong Guo The Preliminary Analysis on the Tomb bricks of Han Dynasty and Tang Dynasty from Shenmingpu Site, Henan Province, China
9:30-9:50: Keith N. Knapp Han Dynasty Regional Differences: A Comparison of Model Buildings from Henan and Guangdong Tombs
9:50-10:10: Allison Miller Architecture in Archaeology: the Logic of Spatial Design in Early Imperial Chinese Tombs
10:10-10:30: Armin Selbitschka Divining or Playing? The liubo gaming boards in their archaeological contexts

10:45-11:05: Fan Zhang Performing Drama for Ancestors: Representation of Theater in Jin-dynasty Tombs in Shanxi
11:05-11:25: Ariane Perrin The newly discovered Koguryo painted tomb found at Okdori in North Korea
11:25-11:45: Mari Omura Braids excavated in the Korean peninsula-a piece of evidence concerning ancient braiding techniques throughout East Asia-
11:45-12:05: Sarah Milledge Nelson Ritual Sites in East Asian Archaeology
12:05-12:30: Discussion

 

June 7, 2012 Thursday Afternoon

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[5] Archaeologies in North-East Asia and Mongolia

Chair: Kazuo Miyamoto

Participants:

13:30-13:40: Session introduction
13:40-14:00: Tumen Dashtseveg Unique Bronze Age Archaeological site at Delgerkhaan Mountain, Southeast Mongolia
14:00-14:20: Keita Matsumoto The emergence of the Scytho-Siberian culture in Mongolia and the Karasuku period
14:20-14:40: Erdene Myagmar Dental diseases among the Xiongnu population from Central Mongolia
14:40-15:00: Hiroshi Yamaguchi Digital Documentation, Integration and Utilization of Cultural Heritage In Mongolia

15:15-15:35: Shunsuke Watanabe Digital contentsizing using picture measurement of a cultural heritage in Mongolia
15:35-15:55: Alexander N. Popov Burial Traditions in the Ancient Cultures of the Russian Far East: Peculiarities and Pacific Perspective
15:55-16:15: Sergey Gusev Old Whaling Culture and synchronous cultures of North Beringia (investigations at Un'en'en site — the end of the 2nd millenium B.C.)
16:15-17:00: Discussion

 

[6] China and neighbouring regions 2

Chair: Jack Alexander Davey

Participants:

13:30-13:40: Session introduction
13:40-14:00: Guoding Song Early Pottery of Central China in Broad-Spectrum Economy: New Archaeological Discovery in Xichuan County of Henan Province, China
14:00-14:20: Nozomi Saito The Relationships among ‘the Great Wall region’ Seen from Li Vessel
14:20-14:40: Celine Yuen Yan Lai Reversed direction of contacts: the Shang reception to the ritual practices of the south during the late Anyang period
14:40-15:00: Francis ALLARD The Han Period Tombs at Luobowan: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives

15:15-15:35: Jack Alexander Davey Social Change and the Malleability of Ritual in Iron Age Korea
15:35-15:55: Shota Fujimoto The inflow process of the bronze culture from the Korea peninsula to northern part Kyushu seen from the Korean bronze spear
15:55-16:15: Ken’ichi Sasaki: State Formation in Japan: A View from Eastern Periphery
16:15-17:00: Discussion

 

[7] Theorising the Yayoi and Kofun periods: recent trends and prospects

Organizers: Koji Mizoguchi

Session Abstract
The Yayoi and Kofun periods of Japan have attracted less attention intemationally than the Jomon period, despite the popularity abroad of areal images of the Yoshinogari settlement and gigantic keyhole-shaped tumuli, which are defining traits of the Yayoi and the Kofun periods respectively. What is known even less is that archaeological evidence from these periods has been the basis for unique theory building conceming social hierarchisation, scale increase in social integration, and the development of social complexity. These theories often uniquely draw upon Marxist frameworks and are formulated by taking advantage of detailed contextual information made available from high-quality research/rescue excavations and fine-grained chronology. Further, we are currently witnessing the emergence of new trends, advocates of which are more adventurous and interpret archaeological evidence from perspectives radically different from what has been treated as the norm—Marxist-inspired historical reconstruction of the process of social development. In such new trends, issues conceming unintended consequences of subtle changes in daily practices, various 'powers' generated through recursive entanglements between certain sets of symbols and acts, patterns of social formation that cannot be captured by pre-existing broad evolutionary terminology, for instance, are given special attention, and novel methodologies for handling them are being invented. This session attempts to showcase studies that exemplify such trends and explore the potential that the study of the Yayoi and Kofun periods has in making substantial contributions to the development of general theoretical archaeology

Participants:

13:30-13:40: Session introduction
13:40-14:00: Kunihiko Wakabayashi: The model for formation of stratified society in Japanese early agricultural stage
14:00-14:20: Hitoshi Fujii: A re-examination of the kin- and social organization of the Yayoi period: a study of the position of the infant from the mortuary evidence
14:20-14:40: Naoko Matsumoto & Mariko Sasakura: Population movement and cultural dynamics in the Jomon and Yayoi societies: implications from demographic simulation
14:40-15:00: Takehiko Matsugi: Archaeological analysis of the relationship between demography and social complexity: Population increase and social stratification in the southern Kibi

15:15-15:35: Hitoshi Shimogaki: A study of elite network systems in the Kofun period through the analysis of circulation and possession of Bronze mirrors.
15:35-15:55: Jun Mitsumoto: Life, the social body, and power: Rethinking the Yayoi and Kofun periods
15:55-16:15: Koji Mizoguchi: Various uses of the dead and their resting place; or, Luhmann among the Yayoi people
16:15-17:00: Discussion (Discussant: Gina L. Barnes)

 

[8] Anthropological and archaeological studies on the relations between South Korea and Japan from the Early Iron Age to the Three Kingdoms of Korea

Organizers: Hisashi Fujita and Hiroko Hashimoto

Session Abstract
There has been an active interaction and exchange of information in the field of archaeology between South Korea and Japan. Anthropological studies in South Korea had been limited because only a limited amount of ancient human skeletal remains had been excavated in the county. Approximately 10 years ago, a considerable amount of ancient human skeletal remains was excavated in the Nukdo site. We were involved in the organization and analysis of these remains. In 2004, we received a grant-in-aid for scientific research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and began full-scale research on ancient skeletal remains from South Korea. In the process, we achieved a closer interaction with the Korean archaeological researchers and obtained many academic findings. This section discusses (1) the cooperation between the Japanese and Korean researchers, (2) analysis of anthropological characteristics of Nukdo and Yean-ri human skeletal remains (from South Korea) from the perspectives of paleopathology, cranial morphology, and dental characteristics, (3) comparison with Northern Kyushu Yayoi and Jomon people from Japan, and (4) immigrants from the Korean peninsula and spread of agriculture. There will also be a discussion from the archaeological perspective regarding the characteristics of the Nukdo and Yean-ri sites, subsistence of people of those periods investigated from excavated artifacts, and various problems involving the nation building in South Korea. In addition, the social structure of the third to sixth century will be reconstructed from information about sacrificial burials performed during that period in South Korea.

Participants:

13:30-13:40: Session introduction
13:40-14:00: Hisashi Fujita: Nukdo and Yean-ri human skeletal remains from a paleopathological perspective” and “spread of agriculture to Japan
14:00-14:20: Kengo Ohno and Yoshinori Kawakubo: Craniofacial affinities between populations in western Japan and southernmost Korea around the Yayoi period
14:20-14:40: Hiroko Hashimoto: Morphological traits of Mandible and Dentition in human remains from Bronze Age to Iron Age between South Korea and Japan
14:40-15:00: Cho Seong won: The nature of the Tomb Site Yean-ri by considering of excavated relics

15:15-15:35: Kim Su Whan: Human Sacrificial Burial in Ancient Korean Society
15:35-15:55: Chikara Inoue: The historical background of establishment and declination at NukDo site in South Korea
15:55-16:15: Akira Seike: The Burial Principle of the Chief's Tumulus in the Kofun Period:The Influence of Paekche-
16:15-17:00: Discussion
 

 

 

June 8, 2012 Friday Morning

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[9] Pottery and Neolithisation in East Asia

Organizers: Leo Aoi HOSOYA, Junzo UCHIYAMA, Peter JORDAN

Session Abstract
In this session, we discuss how early pottery was being made, used and shared in prehistoric East Asia. The invention of pottery has remained one of the most important problems in Old World Archaeology (Rice 1999). Ceramic containers were long assumed to have emerged in conjunction with a wider set of ‘Neolithic’ cultural innovations that arose after the domestication of plants and animals, and included the appearance of settled villages, the generation of agricultural surplus and the rise of complex urban civilizations. As general understandings of the wider Eurasian archaeological record have improved, a more complex picture is emerging. The first pottery traditions now appear to have been established among various East Asian hunter-gatherer societies as early as 13,500 cal BC (in China, Japan, and along the Amur), forming a technological innovation entirely independent from agricultural origins (Jordan and Zvelebil 2009a, 2009b). Improved theoretical insights into the potential socio-cultural dynamics of hunter-gatherer societies are therefore crucial to early pottery research. Social settings of technological innovation, economic intensification and social transformation among non-agricultural societies must have provided the primary context of ceramic innovation. Pottery would have provided foragers with attractive new strategies for the storage, preparation and consumption of novel foodstuffs, which in turn would have had important implications for diet, health, demography and community social relations (Hayden 2009; Rice 1999). We thus, in this session, develop discussion on the issue of East Asian early pottery with a holistic view of foodways, trade, preliminary cultivation and landscape, comparing with Western Eurasian examples.
 

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Leo Aoi Hosoya: Pottery, Foodways and Social Valuing of Food Plants
9:30-9:50: Junzo Uchiyama: Rethinking “Neolithic Revolution”: A Perspective from the East Asian Inland Seas
9:50-10:10: Peter Jordan: Ceramics before Farming: Early Pottery Origins, Innovations and Dispersals in Northern Eurasia
10:10-10:30: Kevin Gibbs: Early Ceramics in Cultural Contexts: Neolithic in Jordan and Jomon Japan

10:30-10:45: Ilona Bausch: Neolithisation and early trading in Jomon Japan: Jômon jadeite pendant and serpentinite adze production sites along the Japan Sea Coast
10:45-11:05: Shinji Ito: The Origin of Pottery in the Okinawa Islands: A Landscape Perspective
11:05-11:25: Oki Nakamura: Early Ceramics in Cultural Contexts: Pottery and figurines
11:25-11:45: Shuzo Koyama: Jomon as Farmers: Slash-and-Burn Farming during the Jomon Period
11:45-12:30 Discussion

 

[10] Public Archaeology and historical reflections

Chair: Clayton D. Brown

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Chieh-fu Jeff Cheng The Historical Archaeological Study of Mountain Trails and Police Stations (Chuzaisyo) in the Japanese Period (1895-1945) of Taiwan
9:30-9:50: Hideo Yoshii Re-examination of archaeological research activities in Colonial Korea—focusing on the investigation of Kumgawan-chong tomb
9:50-10:10: Clayton D. Brown Preserving China's Past: Sino-American Collaboration in Archaeology and Antiquities Protection, 1912-1934
10:10-10:30: Yining Xue and Chieh-fu Jeff Cheng Media and Public Outreach in Archaeology: a Case Study of the Discovery of Cao Cao's Tomb in China 10:30-40:45 Tea & Coffee
10:45-11:05: Ray Ma The Archaeological Heritage in Hong Kong: Protection under the EIA and HIA Mechanisms
11:05-12:30 Discussion

 

[11] Reconsidering the Crescent-Shaped Exchange Belt – Methodological, Theoretical and Material Concerns of Long-Distance Interactions in East Asia Thirty Years after Tong Enzheng

Organizers: Anke Hein, Jack Davey

Session Abstract
When in the 1980s Tong Enzheng 童恩正developed his model of a crescent-shaped exchange belt 边地半月形文化传播带 stretching from Northeast China and Korea over the Qinghai area all the way to Yunnan, most researchers were still rather cautious about suggestions of long-distance contact. They instead preferred to concentrate on local developments. Only in recent years has it become acceptable and even desirable again to discuss far-reaching exchange networks. However, for China, the focus is more on steppe connections and western influence, while material from the Northeast and Southwest are hardly ever mentioned in the same context. Furthermore, Tong Enzheng’s considerable theoretical contribution is hardly ever taken notice of. In his article, he also pointed out that cultural unity or ‘contact’ as blanket terms were not sufficient explanations in and of themselves, but that there were many possible reasons for similarities between archaeological phenomena in different regions. Additionally, he argued that ecological and geographic preconditions had to be taken into consideration to evaluate possibilities of and reasons for exchange.
This session therefore wants to refocus on these two main points Tong Enzheng has raised: First the possible connections along this crescent-shaped corridor, encomassing different kinds of short-distance as well as long-distance interactions as well as their geographic preconditions. Secondly, we will use the opportunity to discuss theoretical and methodological issues like the nature of ‘cultures’ and ‘identity groups’ and their reflection in the archaeological record as well as general mechanisms and pre-conditions of inter-group contact. The session thus assembles papers treating material from northern, northwestern and southwestern China that indicate outside connections, as well as theoretically oriented contributions.
 

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Lü Hongliang: Rethinking the Crescent-shaped Exchange Belt
9:30-9:50: Anke Hein: Movements along the Western Part of the Crescent-Shape Exchange-Belt – The Prehistoric Liangshan Region as a Multi- Cultural ‘Intersection’
9:50-10:10: Alice Yao: Iron instead of Bronze Age peoples? Implications for group interaction in SW China
10:10-10:30: Chiou-Peng TzeHuey: Spiral Handle and Three-pronged Dagger Guard: Stylistic or Technical Traits?

10:45-11:05: Miyamoto Kazuo: The Emergence and Chronology of Bronzes on the Tibetan Plateau of Sichuan Province
11:05-11:25: Li Yongxian: An analysis of the Karuo site: On the origin of early agriculture on the Tibetan Plateau
11:25-11:45: Annie Chan: Footwear as a construct of identity: Tracing the early adaptation of steppe sartorial culture in pre-imperial China
11:45-12:30: Discussion
Discussant: Lothar von Falkenhausen

 

[12] Human population and social organization: Kinship, Stratification, and Gender

Organizer: Kyoko Funahashi

Session Abstract
This session will attempt to examine human population and social organization from various perspectives based on the stratification and social organization. Each paper will cover various subjects from prehistoric to modern period and various areas over East Asia. Wide range aspects of past human population and social organization will be shed light on by these various subjects and interdisciplinary methods.

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:25:Takeshi Ishikawa: The complexity of prehistoric society and its historical evaluation
9:25-9:40:Shozo Iwanaga: The process of stratification and formation of class societies in Japan
9:40-9:55:Jun’ichi Takesue: Social Stratification in the Yayoi Period, Japan: as seen from the change of settlement structure
9:55-10:10:Shiori Yonemoto: Reconstruction of ordinary Samurai's life-style from MSMs
10:10-10:25: Yoshiyuki Tanaka: T.B.A.

10:40-10:55:Zheahyon Kim: T.B.A.
10:55-11:10:Hunglin Chiu: The Social Organization of Prehistoric Taiwan
11:10-11:25:Hayan Lee: Kinship in Neuk-do Site of Korea
11:25-11:40:Kazuaki Yoshimura: The social system and the kin-organisation in the Kofun period in the southern Kyushu region
11:40-11:55:Funahashi Kyoko: Gender expression from the Jomon to the Yayoi periods in the Japanese archipelago, as seen from the case study of ritual tooth ablation
11:55-12:10:Hirofumi Takamuku: Childbirth and Ritual- Bioarchaeological approach to collective burial of women and infant -
12:10-12:25:Kenji Okazaki: Sex difference in the oral disease of the Bunun people in Taiwan

 

 

June 8, 2012 Friday Afternoon

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Excursion to the Kyushu National Museum and the Kanzeonji temple

 

 

June 9, 2012 Saturday Morning

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[13] Contacts, Trades and Acculturations

Chair: Barbara Seyock

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Miki OKADERA Okinoshima Islands and Related Sites in Munakata Region
9:30-9:50: Kuang-jen Chang East in the West: a preliminary survey of Oriental ceramics found in post-medieval London sites
9:50-10:10: Barbara Seyock On the archaeology of Korean pottery workmanship in former Hizen Province (Japan)
10:10-10:30: Michelle Damian The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Medieval Japan’s Seto Inland Sea
 

[14] Comparative Studies of Skeuomorphs and Prestige Items in Early Metal Using Societies of Northeast Asia

Organizer: SHODA Shin'ya and Martin T. Bale

Session Abstract
This session aims at revealing both similarities and differences of the characters of metal adoptions among various areas in Northeast Asia, including Northeast China, the Russian Far East, the Korean Peninsula, and the Japanese Islands, especially focusing on skeuomorphs, that is, meaningful imitation of metal with their putative prototypes, and other prestige items such as stone daggers and spearheads. In the 1950s, Russian and Japanese archaeologists began to study elaborately and finely-made polished groundstone daggers to investigate the social changes in local societies under the influence of the more developed cultures of China, Central Asia, and Siberia. They considered the groundstone daggers to be imitations of Bronze weapons in the more developed areas. By regarding these materials as the indication for the existence of bronzes in the same region, they used skeuomorphs to denote the beginning of new techno-chronological eras, such as the "Bronze Age", or explain the chronology of peripheral areas in Northeast Asia. Nevertheless, accumulated new materials found in recent excavations show that the analogy, which gave assurance for the simultaneity between the bronzes in the central areas and stone tools in the peripheral areas, seemingly needs to be reconsidered or denied. This is particularly interesting as these highly exquisite examples of craft production tend to be considered as the results of the imitation of bronzes, symbolizing a more developed technique and culture threatening the peripheral local societies. Yet, differences in morphology between stone and bronze daggers teils us that they were not simple imitations, but possibly represented a unique technological creativity that indicate the identities of local societies. Through these discussions, comparisons of technological change and innovation an a wider scale can help to broaden our perspectives and enhance our interpretations, in particular with regard to the nature of bronze adoption in different places and periods. Thus the comparative studies in northwest Europe will be also introduced here.

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction - SHODA, Shinya
9:10-9:30: Oksana V. YANSHINA: Weapon-shaped stone tools from Russian Far East: blades with midrib
9:30-9:50: SON, Joonho: Skeuomorphism in Bronze Age of the Korean Peninsula : the case of groundstone
9:50-10:10: Martin T. Bale: Groundstone Dagger Production and Their Use as Symbolic Prestige Goods in the Southern Korean Peninsula and Northem Kyushu
10:10-10:30: Catherine J. Frieman: The sincerest form of flattery? Flint daggers, metal daggers and the 'dagger idea' in 4th-2nd millennium BC Europe

10:45-11:05: SHODA Shin'ya: Metal adoption and the Emergence of Stone weapons in Northeast Asia
11:10-12:00: Discussion

 

[15] Human Subsistence 'within' Nature: Emergence and Diversity of Tools in Prehistoric East Asia

Organizer: Keisuke Makibayashi and Ayako Shibutani

Session Abstract
This session aims to investigate the multifaceted relationships between tools and human subsistence in prehistoric East Asia. Archaeological artifacts are usually examined just only in terms of their own properties for reconstructing the past human subsistence.
However, we need to consider that human has lived as a part of nature. Human and nature are not separate, but people live 'within' nature. All environmental factors are not stable but fluctuating, as we can see in historical records of climatic and topographic changes. People have thus produced diverse subsistence activities, strategies, and systems for adapting to the fluctuating environment. While, human subsistence depends on development of tools and technologies to obtain food resources. Based on these perspectives, in this session, we present recent research results concerning how prehistoric East Asian people developed and used various types of tools, with a holistic view of diverse archaeological information such as botanical remains, ancient starch and artifact styles, to reconstruct human subsistence activities, strategies, and systems. At the same time, we would also like to raise prospects for potentialities of interdisciplinary methodologies for reconstructing past human subsistence strategies through the scope of tools and food resources, especially the use of plant food resources in East Asia.

 

Participants:

9:00-9:15: Session introduction
9:15-9:30: Tamiko Hidai Quern-like Stones Found from Eastern Japan in the Upper Palaeolithic Period
9:30-9:45: Tomoe Sangawa & Takeshi Kuwahata Use-wear analysis: Method of scraper manufacture and use in the Initial Jomon in Kagoshima Prefecture (Kyushu, Japan)
9:45-10:00: Atsushi Uemine Emergence of Social Network: Lithic Raw Material Procurement, Transportation and Consumption Strategy of Jomon-Yayoi Transition Period
10:00-10:15: Ayako Shibutani Plant Food for Early Hunter-gatherers: Starch Residues Found from Grinding Stones at the Nishitaragasako and Mizusako Sites, Kagoshima, Japan
10:15-10:30: Shigeo Iida & Masao Ambiru Possibility of utilization of plant foods in the Paleolithic Japan
10:30-10:45: Katsunori Tanaka & Nobuhiko Kamijo The transition of agricultural crops in East Asia based on morphological and DNA analysis

11:00-11:15: Shinji Seguchi Two Equipment for Innovating Habitation by the Jomon Population: Dugout Canoes and Storage Pits
11:15-11:30: Keisuke Makibayashi Beyond Agricultural `Typology': Formation and transformation of cultivation systems in Prehistoric Mainland China
11:30-11:45: Leo Aoi Hosoya Reconstructing Routine: Methodology and problems in comprehending archaeobotanical and artefactual information
11:45-12:25: Comment & Discussion
Comment: Hitomi Hongo

 

[16] Multiple dimensions of archaeological research in Taiwan

Organizer: Pochan Chen

Session Abstract
In recent decade, archaeology in Taiwan has encountered multiple challenges from different perspectives. In one way, new concepts of archaeology extend archaeological research from the prehistoric period into historical period and archaeologists have to face different issues, such as multiple colonizations and the status of Taiwan in the world-wide trades under the new world-system since 17th Century. In the other way, the introductions of new scientific research approaches bring some evidence which were ignored before became important proof to challenge traditional
perspectives. Furthermore, some scholars even expand their research areas outside of Taiwan and bring back new comparative viewpoints. In this panel, young graduate students in Taiwan will demonstrate these new trends in Taiwan archaeology, including paleobotanical research an Neolithic Peinan and Iron Age Niaosung Culture, GIS analyses of possible site catchment of Neolithic Kenting Culture, comparative research of Neolithic cultures between Taiwan and Ryukyu, the concepts of imported ornaments and ceramics by Iron Age Ki-Wu-Lan people, consumer behavior research of government employees during Japanese ruling period, and the reconstruction of social patterns from the Neolithic Yangshan Cemetery in northwestern China. These research undoubtedly reflect the new trends of Taiwan archaeology.

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Kang Yun-Ning: Exploring rice phytoliths in the Peinan Site during the Neolithic Period, Eastern Taiwan
9:30-9:50: Peng Jia-Hong: The research of plant remains at the Iron Age Shicliao Site, Niao-sung Culture of Taiwan
9:50-10:10: Liu Ting-Yu: The Landscape Room of Neolithic Sites in Southern Tip ofTaiwan: Rethinking Site Catchment Analysis in GIS
10:1010:30: Lu Jou-Chun: The Neolithic Cultures in Southern Ryukyu and Eastern Coastal of Taiwan: Difference and Correlation

10:45-41:05: Wang Li-Ying: The comparative analyses between imported ornaments and ceramics from the Ki-Wu-Lan Site, I-lan County, northeastern Taiwan
11:05-11:25: Liu Jiunyu: A preliminary research of consumer behaviors of the Railway Administration employees of the Governor- General Office in Japanese colonial period in Taiwan
11:25-11:45: Chou Men-jhen: Reexamining the spatial structure of the Yangshan Cemetery Qinghai Province, China
11:45-12:30: Discussion

 

 

June 9, 2012 Saturday Afternoon

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[17] The Chengdu Plain Archaeological Survey – Methods and Results

Organizers: Rowan Flad, Gwen Bennett
 

Participants:

13:30-13:40: Session introduction
13:40-13:55: LI Shuicheng: Background and History of the Project
13:55-14:10: JIANG Zhanghua & ZHOU Zhiqing: Prehistory and Early History of the Chengdu Plain
14:10-14:25: Gwen BENNETT: Project Goals and Challenges
14:25-14:40: Rowan FLAD: CPAS Sample Methodologies and Results
14:40-14:55: Josh WRIGHT: CPAS Data Management and Ancient Activity Areas

15:15-15:30: Pochan CHEN: Hydrology and Transportation Networks in the Chengdu Plain
15:30-15:45: Jade GUEDES: Archaeobotanical Results from CPAS sites
15:45-16:00: Ed HAJIC: Geomorphology of the CPAS survey area
16:15-16:30: Timothy HORSLEY: Geophysical results at CPAS project sites
16:30-17:00: Discussion
 

 

[18] Human population and social organization: technology transfer

Organizer: Tsujita Jun'ichiro

Session Abstract
In this session, the authors will have presentations an the technology transfer within prehistoric, proto-historic and historic Japan from the perspective of social complexity, stratification, interregional interaction and state formation. In the .Yayoi period, the technologies of production of stone tools, pottery and metal objects were introduced from southern Korean Peninsula and these technologies were localized and transformed in mainly Western Japan. In the Kofun Period, some new technologies, such as the production of bronze or iron tools, were introduced from the outside of the archipelago, monopolized by the Yamato polity and used for the production of prestige goods. As a result, they were the parts of the prime movers of the state formation process. In the Nara Period, the Ancient State was established. Provincial Buddhist temples were constructed in each region in the 8th century. So the technology of the temple construction diffused to the wide area of the archipelago and a lot of roof tile of the temples were produced locally. How the technologies of artifact production were localized and transformed during these processes in each historical context? Through having these various presentations, the authors will discuss about some characteristics of the technology transfer and interregional interaction within the Japanese archipelago.

Participants:

Timetable
13:30-43:40: Session introduction
13:40-14:00: Tomoko Ishida, et al: Transformation of local communities of the Yayoi period as seen from the pottery: the significance of analyses of the multi-elemental chemical composition of pottery
14:00-14:20: Takanori Mori: The change of production and circulation of stone implements, and social change —The case of the northern Kyushu region Yayoi period of Japan
14:20-44:40: Yoshinori Tajiri: The technology transfer of the bronze production 14:40-45:00: Ayumi Nakai: The creation of Japanese bronze mirrors: The study of the Magatamamon mirror found at Shikinzan Kofun

15:15-45:35: Jun'ichiro Tsujita: The control and monopoly of the technology of the prestige goods production in the process of secondary state formation: as seen from die case of the Kofun Period, Japan
15:35-45:55: Wakako Hayakawa: The foundation of the Kokubunji temples through analysing the craft of manufacturing roof tiles —a system of the craft transference in a boundary area in Japan-
15:55-47: 00: Discussion

 

[19] Issues in Contemporary Korean Archaeology

Organizers: Hyojai Im, Yangjin Pak
 

Session Abstract
This session is designed to illustrate the most recent developments in Korean archaeology. Eleven papers will be presented covering from Palaeolithic Age to later historical Three Kingdoms Period. Each of these papers will discuss some of the most important research issues in its own field of contemporary Korean archaeology. This session will demonstrate to the audience what the current scholarship has achieved so far and discuss some of the challenges that remain to be solved. Two designated discussants, with their own expertise in Korean archaeology as well as East Asian archaeology in general, will provide constructive comments, questions, and suggestions at the end of the session.

 

Participants:

13:30-13:45: Yoo Yongwook: A Preliminary Comparative Analysis of Korean Palaeolithic Raw Material: does its mechanical property seriously matter?
13:45-14:00: Pak Yangjin: A Preliminary Study of Transition from Neolithic to Bronze Age Pottery in Korea
14:00-14:15: Kim Bumcheol: Understanding Variability of Rectangular Dwellings in the Early Bronze Age, Central Western Korea
14:15-14:30: Kim Gwongu: Clarifying the Ritual Types Shown in the Korean Bronze Age Dolmens and Their Implications (provisional)
14:30-14:45: Woo Jung-Youn: Macro and Micro Contexts of Songgungni-type Burials in Central-western Korea
14:45-15:00: Cho Daeyoun and Park Seohyen: An examination on the production specialization of stone objects in the Korean Bronze Age

15:15-15:30: Choi Jongtaik: Structural Characteristics and Historical Meanings of Koguryo Tombs in South Korea
15:30-15:45: Yang Sieun: New Achievements of Goguryeo Archaeological Research in South Korean
15:45-16:00: Choi Sung-rak: The formation and Change of the Ancient Tombs in Yeongsan River Basin, South Korea
16:00-16:15: Kim Gyongtaek and Kim Seongnam: Developmental Processes of Sabi Capital Town of Baekje Kingdom
16:15-16:30: Im Hyojai: An Ancient Ritual Site in Korea and Its Implications
16:30-17:00: Comments by Discussants (Sarah M. Nelson and Gina L. Barnes)
 

 

[20] Interfaces of Natural Scientific Approaches and Humanistic Investigations

Organizer: Hau Ling Eileen LAM

Participants:

13:30-13:40: Session introduction
13:40-14:00: Hau Ling Eileen LAM Beyond Simulation: The Glass Garment and Its Significance in Han China
14:00-14:20: Sunil Gupta Indo-Pacific Beads as Indicators of Early Exchange between Esatern Indian Ocean Sphere and Far East (1st century BC – 5th century AD)
14:20-14:40: Yimin Yang The Application of Micro-CT on the Research of Early Faience in China
14:40-15:00: Junko Higashimura The Splicing and Spinning Techniques in Ancient Japan

15:15-15:35: Naoko Kizawa A comparative study of excavated wooden combs in East Asia
15:35-15:55: Yan Wu The Effects of Phytolith Morphology during Heating, Implications for Archaeological Interpretation

 

June 10, 2012 Sunday Morning

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[21] Human population and social organization: interaction

Organizer: Takeshi Ishikawa

Session Abstract
This session will attempt to examine human population and social organization from various perspectives based on the five subthemes. The subthemes relies on keywords of “kinship”, “stratification”, “gender”, “interaction”, and “technology transfer”. Each paper will cover various subjects from prehistoric to modern period and various areas over the East Asia. Wide-range aspects of past human population and social organization will be shed light on by these various subjects and interdisciplinary methods.
 

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Shinpei Hashino: Reexamining mortuary practices in the beginning of the Yayoi period: human movement and interaction
9:30-9:50: Kazunori Misaka: The Pottery Manufacturing Techniques and Cultural Change: A Study of the Japanese Archipelago in the Jomon to the Yayoi Period
9:50-10:10: Ari Tanizawa: The Yayoi-Kofun transitional period as seen from the production and distribution of comma-shaped beads
10:10-10:30: Yuki Iwahashi: The Meaning of Morphological Resemblance of Rock-cut Tombs in Tohoku, Kanto and Central Part of Kyushu
 

[22] Archaeologies of South-East Asia and beyond

Organizer: Sergey Lapteff

Participants:

9:10-9:30: Kaoru UEDA The trade networks of kendi jugs in Java, Indonesia: A petrographic study on fine paste wares excavated from Banten Lama
9:30-9:50: Sergey Lapteff Late Bronze - Early Iron Age Burial Practices and Sacrifice Rituals in South-East Asia comparing them to same period societies of East Asia -paradigma of development
9:50-10:10: Marie Grace Pamela Faylona, et al Archaeomalacology prospective in Ihn Island, Southwest Mindoro, Philippines
10:10-10:30: Nang Chung Trinh A study on the Bronze Dongson drums were found Kwangxi Province, China
 

10:45-11:05: Tsuo Ting LEE Advanced study of prehistoric rice grain cultivation in southwestern Taiwan based on phytolith evidence
11:05-12:30: Discussion
 

[23] How did People and Social Organization Change? : Some Aspects of Manufacture from the Prehistoric to the Medieval China.

Organizer: KIKUCHI Hiroki, MUKAI Yusuke, TOKUDOME Daisuke, ZHANG Hua

Session Abstract
Manufacture is one of the effective subjects to clarify the Labor, production and subsistence in the past society. In this session, during the prehistory to the medieval times in China, it is focused an the development of some technology and the distribution of some product items. For example, production of pottery, jade, bronze implements and roof tiles. Then, it argues how/ what did people in connection with manufacture or the group/ social integrate system change.
 

Participants:

9:00-9:15: Session Introduction: TOKUDOME Daisuke
9:15-9:30: KOYANAGI Yoshiki: Jade Objects of the Chinese Early Dynasty from Yanzi River Culture
9:30-9:45: CHANG Huaiying: The inventory of production tools represents regional variations during the Xia/Shang periods in the Region of the Ji State
9:45-10:00: KAKUDO Ryosuke: The Production and Significance of Ritual Bronzes in Shang and Western Zhou Periods
10:00-10:15: NIWA Takafumi: A production system of Bronze vessels in Eastern Zhou period,China
10:15~10:30: TOKUDOME Daisuke: What is meant by the changes of some kilns structure from the Neolithic period to the Han dynasty?

10:45-11:00: UENO Yoshifum: Manufacture in Han Dynasty with Lacquer Wears and Bronze Mirrors
11:00-11:15: MUKAI Yusuke: Roof-tile Production System in Ancient and Medieval China
11:15-11:30: ICHIMOTO Rui: Production of Pottery figurines and its social system in the Wei, Jin, and the North-South Dynasties
11:30-11:45: KIKUCHI Hiroki: Zooarchaeological research of horse production system in the Pre-Qin Age, China
11:45-12:00: ZHANG Hua: Dental Indication of Health and Stress of the Late Shang People in Anyang, China
12:00-12:30: Comments and discussion : (CHEN Xingcan and MIYAMOTO Kazuo)
 

[24] East Asian Archaeological Collections in European Museums

Organizer: Sascha Priewe and Luisa Mengoni

Session Abstract
Most European museums with collections of East Asian works of art also hold rich collections in archaeological objects from this region. Knowledge about these collections is differential. While the Central Asian collections have achieved a high pedigree and wide dissemination through publications and exhibitions, the archaeological nature of some of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean materials is less well-known. This panel tries to rectify this shortcoming by introducing to a wider audience these materials, thereby also illuminating the Politics of exploration, collecting and fieldwork during early 20th century when most of these collections were formed
 

Participants:

9:00-9:10: Session introduction
9:10-9:30: Simon Kaner: Collections of Japanese antiquities in London and Edinburgh: the Gowland and Munro Collections
9:30-9:50: Ilona Bausch: An introduction into the East Asian Collections at Leiden, the Netherlands
9:50-10:10: Youngchan Oh: William Gowland's Korean Collection at the British Museum
10:10-10:30: Charlotte Horlyck: Unearthing and Collecting Korea's Past (1880-1940)

10:45-11:05: Magnus Fiskesjo: Asian Archaeology as part of Sweden's "World Culture" museums: A new Look
11:05-11:25: Luisa Mengoni: The formation of the Chinese archaeological at the Victoria and Albert Museum
11:25-11:45: Valerie Jurgens: The Karlbeck Collection at the British Museum
11:45-12:05: Sascha Priewe: An Unusual Exchange of Archaeological Objects between China and Britain
12:05-12:30: Discussion

 

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