An article by Mark Harmon discussing the sites of Sannai Maruyama, the Nakazato shell midden, and craniometric analysis of Ainu remains.
Richard Hooker introduces prehistoric Japan: the Jomon, one of the earliest pottery makers in the world, and the Yayoi period which ushered in agriculture. From Washington State University's 'World Civilizations'.
An overview of Jomon period archaeology of Japan. Includes: references, time line, photos, and period descriptions.
Research on Paleolithic Age of the River Basin, Northeast Japan by Keio University. Includes: a project history, material, published works, and staff.
Designed to preserve the historic ruins of Yofukuji Temple, use the place for history education, stimulate the interest of visitors in the historical significance of Kamakura, and to create an attractive landscape.
Includes a brief synopsis of ancient and prehistoric periods.
Brief site report that features information on paleoethnobotanical investigation of Jomon cultivation of plants, including rice, foxtail millet. Offers map and photographs of fieldwork and botanical remains.
Practical introduction to Jomon archaeology in Japan, including museums, sites, and research literature
By Koji Mizoguchi. A book review.
Asian Perspectives 40(2). The beginning of rice agriculture in Japan impacted every aspect of life in most parts of the archipelago. It was the Japanese version of the "Neolithic Revolution." (PDF)