Thursday, September 13, 2018

Kunisaki Yayoi Village


Approaching Kunisaki Town from the west, a few kilometers inland was a reconstruction of a Yayoi Period village. Across the road was a small museum.


Yayoi period dwellings and structures are very much in the style of regions much further south, SE Asia and even pacific islands.....


The location was typical of where the Yayoi settled..... in an alluvial valley where the soil was soft enough to be worked with only wooden tools. Later with the spread of iron they could colonize further inland where the soil was harder and rockier.


Though the Yayoi Period covers many centuries, it is claimed that this site was settled around the 3rd Century.

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