06 March, 2010

Cereal remains in the Early Yayoi period

The following websites show that many cereal remains such as Setaria italica Beauv. and Panicum miliaceum) in the Early Yayoi period (about 2500 years ago) were excavated from the Sho-Kuramoto site in Tokushima-shi, Tokushima Prefecture. Those photos can be seen on both of links.

Sankei News (JAPANESE)
Yayoi zenki no awa, kibi nado zakkoku shushi ga shutsudo Tokushima-dai konai no iseki
(Seed remains such as Setaria italica Beauv, and Panicum miliaceum were found from the campus site in Tokushima University)

Tokushima Shimbun (JAPANESE)
Yayoi-ki kara awa saibai Tokushima-shi no Sho-Kuramoto iseki no shushi bunseki (Analysing results of seed remains found from the Sho-Kuramoto site in Tokushima-shi can show millet cultivation in the Yayoi period)

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