04 December, 2016

International conference in 2017 (planning)

I already have some plans to attend at the next year's international conferences one after another in both of museum works and my own studies. Adding to them, the following conference will be conducted. The 2017's one will be held in Germany.

The 2nd International Conference on Ground Stone Artifacts of the Association for Ground Stone Tools Research (AGSTR)

23 November, 2016

Survey in Okayama

On November 22 (Tue), I took residue samples for starch residue analysis at the Okayama University.

These samples were from stone tools in this year's survey of the Iwabushi site and from stone tools in the 2nd and 4th excavations of the Igozori site. Both of them were the Jomon sites around the Daisen Mt.

All of stone tools were already washed, but I've got a sediment sample near a ground stone of the Iwabushi site.

As my first step, I need to check any starch granules from these sampled stones.


21 November, 2016

31st Meeting of Japanese Association of Historical Botany

On November 19th (Sat) and 20th (Sun), I joined in the 31st meeting of Japanese Association of Historical Botany (URL: just only in Japanese) to conduct presentations.

On 19th, as the congress marking the 30th anniversary of the foundation, a symposium was held. As one of the main topics, I talked about starch residue analysis briefly.

On 20th, I conducted my oral presentation.
Ayako Shibutani (National Museum of Japanese History), Yutaka Miyake (Tsukuba University), Osamu Kondo (Tokyo University), Rikai Sawafuji (Tokyo University). Starch residue analysis of stone tools and human dental calculus excavated from the Hasankeyf Höyük site in Turkey.