Ch. 4 – pp. 92-93


pp. 92-93

pp. 92-93



Both pieces are dated to the middle Jomon period.

1 (p. 92):
Decorations of Jomon pottery had peculiarity to each region, which also corresponded with the extent of the regional dialects and/or accents.

This pottery shows a mix of different motifs, i.e., the eyeglass-shaped motif often seen in the foothills of Mt. Asama and other designs and patterns that flourished at the southern foot of Mt. Yatsugatake and the Kohu basin. Analyzing pottery decoration can provide clues to the population shifts as well as the trading environment of that time.

2 (p. 93):
This pottery has thick clay cords placed on the body that look like human faces, and four pairs of holes perforated evenly spaced apart on the upper circular rim. It is rare to find a piece with such thick and bold motifs.

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