University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2325
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Jomon
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Honshu
Nagano Prefecture
Chubu Region
Shinshiu
Period: Jomon
Date Made: Jomon
Early Date: -10500
Late Date: -400
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Flaked
Chipped
Credit Line:Gift of Francis C. Macauley, Esq., 1890
Other Number:None - Field No SF
None - Other Number

Description

Stemmed scraper. Triangular with knobbed stem. Bifacially retouched. Black obsidian. 2325 and 2324 are examples of a type of scraper which is found throughout the Jomon period. This style with broad body and narrow stem or knob is especially common in central and southern Japan. The museum's examples come from Shinshui, Chubu Region, Central Japan. Richard Pearson suggests that the stem may have been tied with a thread and then hung at the waist to have it handy for use.


Bibliography:

[Book] Pearson, Richard J. 1992. Ancient Japan.. New York. George Braziller. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 92-93View Objects related to this Type Citation

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