Volume6, Number2 (March 2019)

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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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Editorial 93 >> PDF 137KB
Part 1: Original Article    
Re-thinking the origin of agriculture through the ‘beginnings’ in the Japanese archipelago
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The spread of rice agriculture during the Yayoi Period: From the Shandong Peninsula to the Japanese Archipelago via the Korean Peninsula
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Part 2: Reports    
Report on the 84th General Assembly of the Japanese Archaeological Association
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Report on 2018 Autumn Conference of the Japanese Archaeological Association
SEKINE Tatsuhito & HAGINOYA Satoru
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Notes to Contributors 135 >> PDF 213KB

Editorial Board

Editorial Advisory Board


The Japanese Journal of Archaeology
The Japanese Archaeological Association

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ISSN 2187-9524