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Jōmon People of Ancient Japan Quiz

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Last updated: June 28, 2017
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The Jōmon period lasted from around what year BC to 300 AD?
10,000
Japan is thought to have produced the world's first what during this period?
Pottery
The Jōmon made pottery by rolling clay into ropes, and then building the walls of the vessel by wrapping the "ropes" around and around. What is this process called?
Coiling
The Jōmon made patterns on their pottery by pressing what into the soft clay?
Rope
"Jōmon" literally means "rope _______"
Pattern
E.S. Morse, the first to discover Jōmon remains, was of what nationality?
American
The Jōmon were hunters, gatherers, and what?
Fishers
The Jōmon primarily lived near what?
The coast
The Jōmon consumed a lot of which type of food?
Shellfish
The "shell mounds", where the Jōmon discarded their garbage, are called what?
Kaizuka
The Jōmon first lived in what?
Caves
The Jōmon later lived in shallow pits covered with thatching called what?
Tateana
It is believed, because of their unpretentious graves (mere pits in the ground), that Jōmon society lacked what?
Class
The Jōmon made earthenware figurines with human features, possibly for superstitious or medical purposes. What are these called?
Dōgu
The period after Jōmon was called what?
Yayoi
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