A newly discovered cache of large biface lithics from northern Honshu, Japan

Yoshitaka Kanomata, Andrey Tabarev

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Abstract

The discovery of eight biface lithic artefacts at Kashiwabara in Japan demonstrates the use of lithic reduction strategies, and suggests that mobile hunter-gatherers on the Japanese Islands were caching artefacts during the Incipient period of Jomon (c. 15-11 500 cal BP). This has parallels with hunter-gatherer behaviour in North America, and indicates that caching strategies may not have been unique to Palaeoindians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAntiquity
Volume94
Issue number374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Japan
  • Palaeolithic
  • caching
  • hunter-gatherers
  • lithics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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