Genealogy in the ground: Observations of jar burials of the Yayoi period, northern Kyushu, Japan

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The author finds that cemeteries in early first millennium Japan reflect the associations of family with land. The burial parties of a core settlement could be seen to be referring to earlier burials in a dynastic or genealogical sequence, while a secondary settlement developed its burial ground in a disordered sequence. Thus Koji Mizoguchi shows that the differences between the haves and have-nots extended their having, or not having, a history.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-326
Number of pages11
Issue number304
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005


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  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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