The question of prehistoric plant husbandry during the Jomon period in Japan

@article{Matsui2006TheQO,
  title={The question of prehistoric plant husbandry during the Jomon period in Japan},
  author={Akira Matsui and Masaaki Kanehara},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={259 - 273}
}
Abstract The Jomon culture of Japan (14,000–2500 bp) is characterized by exceptionally dense and sedentary populations of hunters, fishers and gatherers. Various arguments have been put forward in favour of Jomon agriculture; it is argued here that such arguments are persuasive only if they are based on actual remains of the plants themselves. Recent excavations of wetland sites such as Awazu and Torihama have produced a range of herbaceous plants that were most probably cultivated, and the… 
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