Volume4, Number2 (March 2017)

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Japanese Journal of Arcaheology is the English-language journal of the Japanese Archaeological Association.

The Japanese Journal of Archaeology (hereinafter abbreviated ‘JJA’)  is a Web-based, open-access journal ( and features peer-reviewed original research and review articles written in English, primarily, but not exclusively, concerning 1) archaeological studies of the Japanese archipelago, and 2) archaeological studies of other regions relevant to the Japanese Archaeological Association. Contributors are not charged to publish in the journal.

The project of launching and publishing JJA was approved at the Annual General Meeting of the Japaense Archaeological Assocaition in May 2013, and the Inaugural issue was published in December 2013.

The project is funded by ‘Grant-in Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results’ of Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS).

JJA is published twice annually.


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Part 1: Original Articles    
Cultural contact and trade between the Ainu and Japanese prior to 1667: Provenance of kiseru in an Ainu burial at the Iruekashi site, Hokkaido
Fukasawa Yuriko
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Part 2: Reports    
Report on the 82nd Annual Meeting (FY 2016) of the Japanese Archaeological Association
Sato Hiroyuki
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Japanese Archaeological Association 2016 Conference
Oshima Naoyuki & Nagase Mamoru
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Part 3: Special Section: 100 YEARS OF JAPANESE ARCHAEOLOGY
(Japanese Archaeological Association Symposium at The Eighth World Archaeological Congress in Kyoto, August 28, 2016)
The objectives of the session: 100 years of Japanese archaeology
Miyamoto Kazuo
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The Beginnings of Modern Archaeology in Japan and Japanese Archaeology before World War II
Miyamoto Kazuo
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Post-WWII Japanese Archaeology and the Founding of the Japanese Archaeological Association in 1948
Ishikawa Hideshi
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Archaeological Administration and Japanese Archaeology
Nakanishi Yumiko
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The Ainu and Japanese Archaeology: A change of perspective
Kato Hirofumi
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After the Quakes: The Impact of Disasters on Japanese Archaeology and Heritage Management
Okamura Katsuyuki
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Notes to Contributors 201 >> PDF 213KB

Editorial Board

Editorial Advisory Board


The Japanese Journal of Archaeology
The Japanese Archaeological Association

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