Genealogy in the ground: observations of jar burials of the Yayoi period, northern Kyushu, Japan

  title={Genealogy in the ground: observations of jar burials of the Yayoi period, northern Kyushu, Japan},
  author={Koji Mizoguchi},
  pages={316 - 326}
The author finds that cemeteries in early first millennium Japan reflect the associations of family with land. The burial parties of a core settlement could be seen to be referring to earlier burials in a dynastic or genealogical sequence, while a secondary settlement developed its burial ground in a disordered sequence. Thus Koji Mizoguchi shows that the differences between the haves and have-nots extended their having, or not having, a history. 
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