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History of Japan

The Jōmon period ((縄文時代 Jōmon-jidai?) is the time in Japanese prehistory which started in roughly 14,000 BC[1] to 10,000 BC.[2]

The period ended in roughly 500 BC[3] or 400 BC[2] to 300 BC.

"Jōmon" means "patterns of plaited cord"[2] or "cord-patterned".[4]


Related pages


  1. Habu, Junko. (2004). Ancient Jomon of Japan, p. 42; "Jomon Fantasy: Resketching Japan's Prehistory," June 22, 1999; retrieved 2011-12-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Facts About Japan, "Ancient Japan"; retrieved 2012-12-14.
  3. Kelly, Charles F. Jomon Culture," Japanese Archaeology. April 21, 2009; retrieved 2011-12-14.
  4. Hall, John, Whitney. (1996). Ancient Japan, p. 270.

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