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dc.contributor.authorKomatsu, Aya
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorAlsos, Inger Greve
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Antony
dc.description.abstractOne of the most entrenched binary oppositions in archaeology and anthropology has been the agriculturalist vs hunter-gatherer-fisher dichotomy fuelling a debate that this paper tackles from the bottom-up by seeking to reconstruct full past diets. The Japanese prehistoric Jōmon cultures survived without fully-developed agriculture for more than 10,000 years. Here we compile a comprehensive, holistic database of archaeobotanical and archaeozoological records from the two ends of the archipelago, the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido and the southernmost island-chain of Ryukyu. The results suggest Jōmon diets varied far more geographically than they did over time, and likely cultivated taxa were important in both regions. This provides the basis for examining how fisher-hunter-gatherer diets can fulfil nutritional requirements from varied environments and were resilient in the face of environmental change.en_US
dc.identifier.citationKomatsu A, Cooper, Alsos, Brown. Towards a Jōmon food database: construction, analysis and implications for Hokkaido and the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. World archaeology. 2022en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2046717
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.journalWorld archaeology
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)en_US
dc.titleTowards a Jōmon food database: construction, analysis and implications for Hokkaido and the Ryukyu Islands, Japanen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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