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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Barnes, Gina Lee
Protohistoric Yamato: archaeology of the first Japanese state
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor: Published jointly by the University of Michigan, Center for Japanese Studies and the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan. 1988. xx, 473 p. ill.
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by Gina L. Barnes
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Reviews and critiques (114);
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Organization and analysis of results of research (128);
Topography and geology (133);
Post depositional processes in archaeological sites (138);
Water supply (312);
Ceramic technology (323);
Settlement patterns (361);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Archaeological inventories (915);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Barnes looks at the rise of state society in Japan in the late Yayoi and Kofun periods through analysis of settlement data. Only the data that might pertain to the Yayoi period were indexed for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) subjects. She used existing site data and conducted additional surveys ot obtain her data. As site location data was frequently not very specific (other than mentioning a town), Barnes created a grid of the Nara Basin and located the sites within the grid. Settlement patterns were then studied by analyzing the data within the grid squares. One surprize found was that there was no change in settlement pattern between Yayoi V and Early Kofun. Barnes proposes '…Both the mounded tombs and the Early Kofun culture came into being within the Yayoi V culture, as an elite stratum of society developed. This situation would not be out of keeping with the idea that social differentiation was both accompanied and facilitated by differentiation of material cultures.' (page 247). What archaeologists had been defining as Yayoi V culture may be the subculture of the commoners while Early Kofun culture may be the elite subculture and the two may be contemporaneous. Category 103 (place names) was used for town names although it is not known whether the names were the same during the Yayoi period.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-300)
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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry ; 2003
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Yayoi period; 2300 BP-1700 BP (300 B.C.-300 A.D.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Nara Basin; Japan
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