31 August, 2009

International Archaeobotany Symposium

On August 30th and 31st, I attended at the International Archaeobotany Symposium organised by RIHN Sato Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN).

Sunday, August 30

9:30-12:00 Session 1

12:00-14:00 Lunch (yoga workshop held by a speaker)

Yoga workshop

4:00-17:00 Session 2
Social hour at a restaurant
 "Summer Flavour"...too strong to drink

Monday, August 31
9:30-12:00 Session 3
12:00-13:30 Lunch (yoga workshop held)
13:30-18:00 Session 3 and Discussion

The theme of this symposium is "Origin of rice agriculture and its diffusion to Southeast and East Asia", and this topic is vigorously discussed during these two days.

Especially, hotly-debated topic is a research question "why did people choose rice as their staple food, not other crop plants?" related with changes of subsistence strategy and social changes.


  1. It is really a very impressive.
    (I like the YOGA workshop…)
    Really had a great time there.

    And very glad to know you there,
    Expect to see you next time!

    Lee Tsuoting in KYU

  2. Thank you for your visit. Next time (Nov?), shall we talk more about our researches?