Yoshigo

Yoshigo

 

a two-level archaeological remain constituting a shell mound. It is located in the south of the island of Honshu in the prefecture of Aichi in Japan. The upper level contains finds from the Bronze Age (of the Yayoi culture). Below, 340 human skeletons have been discovered dating from the Neolithic (the late and last periods of the Jomon). The dead were usually buried in a flexed position, although now and then in a sitting and quite rarely in a supine position. The front teeth were sometimes missing or deformed. Some of the skeletons were sprinkled with ocher, others were burned, and still others had undergone reburial. Some skeletons (children’s) were buried in urns. The funerary inventory includes seashell rings, earrings, and bracelets; bone pendants; and clay female figurines.

REFERENCE

Vorob’ev, M. V. Drevniaia laponiia. Moscow, 1958.
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Research into the Yoshigo and Inariyama skeletal remains at a site in southeastern Aichi Prefecture indicates that several types of tooth extraction were practiced during these times.