HST 369 Notes - Prehistoric to Early Protohistoric

HST 369 Notes - Prehistoric to Early Protohistoric - HST...

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HST 369 Notes – Prehistoric to Early Protohistoric 8/29/07 Jomon Period (10,000-300 BCE) o hunter/gatherer o sunken huts/settles communities o probably matriarchal o lots of pottery Yayoi (300 BCE – 300 CE) o elevated structures o more sophisticated pottery (boring, but more techy) o some metal tools o wet rice agriculture caused changes in society - settlements - defenses (fighting with neighbors) - good, elevated warehouses Kofun (4 th to 7 th cent.) o giant, earthen mounds used as tombs early rulers buried there o already had Chinese influence o “haniwa” – clay figures, like the terracotta (Chinese) figures in terms of their role in the tombs History – if “study of written records”, then Japan has three histories o Pre-history – before they wrote o Proto-history – the records left by people who aren’t actually Japanese o History – Japanese leaving their own history in writing 9/5/07 Yamato Society, Early Buddhism, and Prince Shotoku Yamato Society o religious and governmental functions were the same thing
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course HIST 369 taught by Professor Segal during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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