International Workshop
“Early Civilizations from the Viewpoints of the Northeast Eurasian Prehistory: A New Perspective”

Date & Hours: Monday, November 4, 2019, 14:30 - 17:30
Venue: Seminar Room 3&4, RIHN ( →Access)
Organization: Information Asymmetry Reduction in Open Team Science for Socio-environmental Cases, RIHN
Co-Organization: Neolithic Civilizations of Eurasia: Jomon, Japanese Archipelago - Origins, Early Stage, and Local Peculiarities
Integrative Human Historical Science of "Out of Eurasia" Exploring the Mechanisms of the Development of Civilization
Cultural History of PaleoAsia
Language: English
Scope: Jomon culture of the Japanese archipelago demonstrates early origin of sophisticated technologies (pottery), clear social differentiation, monumental complexes, large settlements, variety of art, and local peculiarities without conventional agriculture as economical foundation. It may provide a best example of an alternative model of early civilizations against the classical understanding. This workshop aims at reviewing and discussing the characteristics of Jomon and other “unconventional” prehistoric cultures in the northeast Eurasia and neighboring regions towards a new perspective of early civilizations. Experts and students of (but not limited to) archaeology, anthropology, paleoecology, and other related fields are encouraged to participate.
    Moderator: Hideyuki Onishi (Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts)
  1. 14:30 Welcome & Introduction of Participants
  2. 14:45 Keynote “Neolithic Civilizations of Eurasia: Jomon, Japanese Archipelago - Origins, Early Stage, and Local Peculiarities”
  3. Andrei Tabarev (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Science)

  4. 15:45 Comments & Discussion
  5. Discussants

    - Timothy A. Kohler (Washington State University/RIHN)

    - Yasuhisa Kondo (RIHN)

    - Hisashi Nakao (Nanzan University)

  6. 17:30 Adjourn
  7. 18:30 Dinner
Contact: Hideyuki Onishi E-mail