Pearson, Richard J.. Yayoi Period: 400 B.C.-A.D. 250

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Yayoi Period: 400 B.C.-A.D. 250

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ancient Japan [by] Richard Pearson ; with contributions by Doi Takashi … [et al.]

Published By: Original publisher Ancient Japan [by] Richard Pearson ; with contributions by Doi Takashi … [et al.] New York ; Washington, D.C.: George Braziller ; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. 1992. 129-153 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Richard J. Pearson

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. Yayoi (AB80)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Cereal agriculture (243); Ceramic technology (323); Smiths and their crafts (326); Utensils (415); Appliances (416); External trade (439); Visual arts (5311); Burial practices and funerals (764); Sacred objects and places (778); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Pearson writes an overview of Yayoi culture which he defines as occurring from 2400 B.P. to 1750 B.P. (400 B.C. to 250 A.D.). Pearson states '…the beginning of the Yayoi is [now] viewed as a complex process of migration and local adaptation.' (page 129), and that it was not due solely to massive immigration from Korea. Pearson's summary covers chronology; agriculture; the various technologies such as textiles, glass and stone production, woodworking, ceramics, and metalurgy; settlements and settlement patterns; burial practices; DOTAKU and bronze weapons; social organization; and the historical record.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 16

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ab80-016

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 15: Pearson

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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 Archaeologist-4

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). 2400 BP-1750 BP (400 B.C.-250 A.D.)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southern Honshu and Kyushu; Japan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yayoi culture


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