July 07, 2015
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.)...
June 05, 2013
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...
November 01, 2012
Geneticists have identified similar inherited traits between the Ainu of Hokkaido and native Okinawans, two peoples whose homelands are geographically poles apart.
November 16, 2011
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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