Unearthed Relics

The pottery discovered at the Komakino Site that dates back to the Late Jomon Period consists of bowls, vases, and serving jugs. Not only is there a noteworthy increase in the amount of pottery being produced, but the techniques utilized in the production of the pottery are also much more advanced than those used in earlier periods. Additionally, pottery was also made with a clear purpose in mind, whether it be for everyday use or for use in rituals.

 

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Pottery

2,709 stone implements and weapons have been excavated at the Komakino Site. Approximately 60% are irregularly-shaped knives, with polishing stones and stones used to crush nuts making up 20% of what has been unearthed.

 Stone Tools

Stone Tools

852 pieces of earthenware have been excavated at the Komakino Site thus far, the majority being clay figurines and miniature pottery that were unlikely to have served any practical purpose.

 

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Clay figurines

 

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Earthenware

919 stone-made objects have been excavated at the Komakino Site thus far, the majority being triangular and circular stone plates.

 

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Stone – made Objects