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Art History I Chapter Eleven: General Notes & Vocabulary Christine Tate, Ph.D. Chronology of Japanese History : c. 30,000 B.C.E. Earliest documented human habitation in Japan c. 13,000 B.C.E. Ice melts and ring of four main (+3,000 small) islands separated from the mainland c. 11,000-c. 400 B.C.E. Jomon (Cord marking) Period—Neolithic gatherers and hunters (like Egypt) c. 12,000 B.C.E. Earliest known pottery in the world c. 5000 B.C.E. Agriculture introduced c. 1000 B.C.E. Rice cultivation introduced c. 400 B.C.E.- c. 300 C.E. Yayoi Period—Korean immigration = increasing cultural complexity c. 300-552 C.E. Kofun (Old [unexcavated] Tombs) Period 552-645 C.E. Asuka Period 645-794 C.E. Nara Period 794-1185 C.E. Heian Period 1185-1392 C.E. Kamakura Period 1392-1534 C.E. Muromachi Period 1534-1603 C.E. Momoyama Period 1603-1868 C.E. Edo/Tokugawa Period 1868—present C.E. Meiji Period Geography : Japan is a volcanic archipelago about 120 miles from the Korean peninsula, the nearest mainland point. 73% of the country, which is slightly smaller than California, is mountainous. Much of the
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