The Archaeology of Japan: From the Earliest Rice Farming Villages to the Rise of the State

Overview

This is the first book-length study of the Yayoi and Kofun periods of Japan (c. 600 BC – 700 AD), in which the introduction of rice paddy-field farming from the Korean peninsula ignited the rapid development of social complexity and hierarchy that culminated with the formation of the ancient Japanese state. The author traces the historical trajectory of the Yayoi and Kofun periods by employing cutting-edge sociological, anthropological, and archaeological theories and methods. The book reveals a fascinating ...
See more details below
Hardcover
$110.89
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$120.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $95.98   
  • New (6) from $103.41   
  • Used (2) from $95.98   
The Archaeology of Japan: From the Earliest Rice Farming Villages to the Rise of the State

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$55.99
BN.com price
(Save 41%)$96.00 List Price

Overview

This is the first book-length study of the Yayoi and Kofun periods of Japan (c. 600 BC – 700 AD), in which the introduction of rice paddy-field farming from the Korean peninsula ignited the rapid development of social complexity and hierarchy that culminated with the formation of the ancient Japanese state. The author traces the historical trajectory of the Yayoi and Kofun periods by employing cutting-edge sociological, anthropological, and archaeological theories and methods. The book reveals a fascinating process through which sophisticated hunting-gathering communities in an archipelago on the eastern fringe of the Eurasian continent were transformed materially and symbolically into a state.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521884907
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Cambridge World Archaeology Series
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Koji Mizoguchi is Professor of Social Archaeology at the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University, Japan. He is the author of An Archaeological History of Japan: 30,000 BC to AD 700 (2002) and Archaeology, Society and Identity in Modern Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Dr Mizoguchi is regarded as a leading Japanese archaeologist, particularly in the study of the Yayoi period and mortuary archaeology. His many contributions to scholarly journals focus on the postcolonial archaeologies of East Asia with special emphasis on Japan, the relationship between modernization and the disciplinization of archaeology, and the study of the centralization and hierarchization of social relations by using formal network analysis methods.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the beginning of everything?; 2. A tale of co-transformation: the history of modern Japan and the archaeology of the Yayoi and Kofun periods; 3. Frameworks; 4. Environment and the East Asian context; 5. Beginnings: from the Incipient Yayoi (900/600 BC) to the Late Yayoi I periods (400/200 BC); 6. An archaeology of growth: from the Final Yayoi I (400/200 BC) to the end of the Yayoi IV (AD 1/50); 7. An archaeology of hierarchisation: from the final Yayoi IV to the Yayoi V periods (AD 1/50~200); 8. An archaeology of networks: the Yayoi–Kofun transition (the Shonai pottery style and the earliest Furu pottery style phase, AD 200~250/275); 9. An archaeology of monuments: the Early Kofun (AD 275~400) and Middle Kofun periods (AD 400~500); 10. An archaeology of bureaucracy: the Later Kofun period (AD 500~600); 11. An archaeology of governance: the establishment of the Ten'no emperor (AD 600~700); 12. Conclusion.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)