Ancient Jomon clay ear ornaments discovered in western Japan
Lacquer-coated, clay earrings recently unearthed at the Hachijo-kita ruin in Yamato-Koriyama, Nara Prefecture (Kazuto Tsukamoto)
YAMATO-KORIYAMA, Nara Prefecture--Archaeologists have unearthed a rare pair of large clay earrings from the latter part of the Jomon Pottery Culture (c. 8000 B.C.-300 B.C.)...
Exhibit of ancient ornaments shows fashion's long history
"Fashion of Jomon people" is open at the Tokyo Metropolitan Archaeological Center in Tama, western Tokyo. (Kazuaki Owaki)
Why do people wear accessories? That seemingly simple question is at the heart of a new year-long exhibit featuring ornaments and decorations from the Jomon period (c. 10500...
Genetic kinship found between Ainu and native Okinawans
The Asahi Shimbun
Geneticists have identified similar inherited traits between the Ainu of Hokkaido and native Okinawans, two peoples whose homelands are geographically poles apart.
Japanese people's freckles may be governed by ancient genes
The Asahi Shimbun
A cosmetic company is investigating whether DNA from ancient peoples may be influencing modern Japanese people's propensity to get freckles and age spots.
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