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Jomon Culture

Pirika Site: Investigation 1

Pirika Site: Investigation 1

“Photographed in 2003
This huge archaeological site from the Paleolithic period was discovered during dam construction in 1978. It has yielded as many as approximately 200,000 stone tools. Since these finds were from only one percent of the total area of the site, it is believed that a vast amount of stone tools still exists here. “

photo courtesy: Imakane Town Board of Education

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