Yayoi Wave, Kofun Wave, and Timing: The Formation of the Japanese People and Japanese Language

  title={Yayoi Wave, Kofun Wave, and Timing: The Formation of the Japanese People and Japanese Language},
  author={Wontack Hong},
  journal={Korean Studies},
  pages={1 - 29}
A sudden change in climate, such as the commencement of a Little Ice Age, may have prompted the southern peninsular rice farmers to cross the Korea Strait ca. 300 B.C.E. in search of warmer and moister land. This may answer the timing of the "Yayoi Wave." Evidence confirms the seminal role played by peninsular peoples in the formation of Middle and Late Tomb culture and the inadequacy of the "evolutionary" thesis, restoring our attention to the "event" thesis. Around 300-400 C.E., a drought may… 
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