ca. 50,000 to 12,000 BCE
Early Japan (50,000 BC - 710 AD) [About Japan: A Teacher's Resource]
An overview of Japanese history from 50,000 BCE to 710 CE. Includes two paragraphs
about the Paleolithic Period and a longer section about the subsequent Jomon Period.
ca. 10,500 to 300 BCE
Jomon Culture [The Genographic Project: Atlas of the Human Journey, NationalGeographic.com]
Select the section under "15,000 B.C. to 10,000 B.C." on the timeline, then mouse over the orange pushpin-like icon over Japan to learn about the Jomon, who were the first settlers of Japan. Site removed at NGS temporarily; check back.
Jomon Culture [Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
A general overview of the Jomon period and its six phases. With seven related artifacts from the period.
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