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Artifacts of Kinsei site

Cultural Heritage/Japan Heritage
Kinsei site is a village and stone monument site from the Late to Final Jomon Periods (c. 2,500?400BC). A large number of artifacts, such as pottery vessels, stone tools, clay figurines (dogu), ornaments made of precious stones, clay ear spools, and burnt jaws of wild boar, are representative of the Late to Final Jomon culture. One of the masterpieces of this site is the hollow clay figurine blended shapes of a human body and an incense burner. Also, a vast quantity of obsidian indicates that people living in the village were involved in the mining activities at Hoshigato obsidian mine located far from this site.
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Hokuto City Yamanashi
Category
Cultural Heritage/Japan Heritage
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