Advances in Understanding Early Agriculture in Japan

  title={Advances in Understanding Early Agriculture in Japan},
  author={Gary William Crawford},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={S331 - S345}
  • G. Crawford
  • Published 2 August 2011
  • Geography
  • Current Anthropology
Six episodes—the Jomon, Yayoi, Tohoku Yayoi, Satsumon and Ainu, Okhotsk, and Gusuku—of agricultural development are examined. These events involve both indigenous adaptations as well as migration and diffusion to and within the Japanese archipelago. All but Jomon subsistence adaptations began as a result of migration and diffusion. Jomon populations engaged in niche construction/anthropogenesis that ranged from annual plant encouragement and probably management, lacquer tree (Toxicodendron… 
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