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dc.contributor.authorYoneda, Minoru
dc.contributor.authorHirota, Masashi
dc.contributor.authorUchida, Masao
dc.contributor.authorTanaka, Atsushi
dc.contributor.authorShibata, Yasuyuki
dc.contributor.authorMorita, Masatoshi
dc.contributor.authorAkazawa, Takeru
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T21:32:43Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T21:32:43Z
dc.date.issued2002-01-01
dc.identifier.citationYoneda, M., Hirota, M., Uchida, M., Tanaka, A., Shibata, Y., Morita, M., & Akazawa, T. (2002). Radiocarbon and stable isotope analyses on the Earliest Jomon skeletons from the Tochibara rockshelter, Nagano, Japan. Radiocarbon, 44(2), 549-557.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200031908
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/654574
dc.description.abstractThis study presents the results of carbon and nitrogen isotopic analyses of six human skeletons excavated from the Tochibara rockshelter (Nagano, Japan). The human skeletons were reported to be accompanied by "Oshigata-mon" type pottery dating to the Earliest Jomon period (8900 BP approximately 6600 BP). A radiocarbon determination from charcoal associated with the human remains was reported to be 8650 +/180 BP (GaK-1056). However, the depositional context of human skeletons was uncertain because they were recovered by excavations that were dug by prescribed levels. Our results indicated that these skeletons date to the Earliest Jomon period; the 14C determinations place these remains between 8260 +/100 BP (TERRA-b030799ab38) and 8580 +/100 BP (TERRA-b011300a35). This coincides with the archaeological evidence that these specimens are some of the oldest Jomon skeletal materials. Furthermore, delta-13C and delta-15N values provide evidence for the first reconstruction of the diet of an inland Earliest Jomon population. Although the distribution of data indicated a possibility that they had exploited small amounts of seafood, the isotopic data point to this group having relied heavily on a terrestrial ecosystem based on C3 plants.
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dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
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dc.subjectTochibara Japan
dc.subjectHomo sapiens
dc.subjectNagano Japan
dc.subjectnitrogen
dc.subjectN 15 N 14
dc.subjectHominidae
dc.subjectHomo
dc.subjectHomo sapiens
dc.subjectPrimates
dc.subjectHonshu
dc.subjectdiet
dc.subjectTheria
dc.subjectEutheria
dc.subjectMammalia
dc.subjectarchaeological sites
dc.subjectisotope ratios
dc.subjectHolocene
dc.subjectFar East
dc.subjectJapan
dc.subjectChordata
dc.subjectTetrapoda
dc.subjectVertebrata
dc.subjectbones
dc.subjectAsia
dc.subjectCenozoic
dc.subjectQuaternary
dc.subjectC 14
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectisotopes
dc.subjectradioactive isotopes
dc.subjectC 13 C 12
dc.subjectstable isotopes
dc.subjectabsolute age
dc.subjectgeochemistry
dc.titleRadiocarbon and Stable Isotope Analyses on the Earliest Jomon Skeletons from the Tochibara Rockshelter, Nagano, Japan
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Radiocarbon archives are made available by Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform February 2021
dc.source.volume44
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage549
dc.source.endpage557
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T21:32:43Z


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