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Rise of Civilization and the state in Japan (10,000 BC – 750 AD) Outline o Jomon Culture (10,000 BC – 350 BC) o Yayoi Culture o Kofun period o Early Historical Period o Evolution of Japanese rulership Geography o Close to Korea – how a lot of things come in through Japan Jomon Period Ca. 10,000 BC – 350 BC o “Affluent” hunter gatherers Qhy they didn’t use agriculture or state level society So many marine and natural resources to people had plentiful sources of food o Semi-sedentary and sedentary living Semi-sedentary – mainly hunters Not very many people Sedentary living Population reached 250,000 Relied more on plant materials, not just hunting Human figurines and art o Earliest pottery in the world, 10,000 BC What they ate and how they lived Thus, they were sedentary earlier than other hunter gatherers At a lot of acorns and chestnuts – must be boiled o Population replacement of Jomon – not genetically the same as Japanese today o Inu are thought to be true descendents of Jomon Agriculturalist pushed out hunter gatherers o Diet Winter – hunted dear and boar Spring - roots and mussels
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