The role of conflict during the adoption of agriculture in Japan: Late–Final Jōmon and Yayoi Period Traumatic Lesions
Skeletal trauma, prehistoric violence, Japanese archaeology, transitions to agriculture, stable isotopic analysis, palaeodietary reconstruction, radiocarbon dating, human growth and development
Mrs. J. Alyssa White’s DPhil project, supervised by Prof. Rick Schulting and Dr. Mark Hudson, is to research skeletal evidence for violence from the southwestern Japanese archipelago during the end of the Jōmon hunter-gatherer period through the early Yayoi agricultural period (ca. 2500 BC – 250 AD). The aim of her project is to more clearly articulate and understand the patterns of conflict associated with the transition to the Yayoi period. Alyssa’s Master of Science (MSc) research focused on stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic and radiocarbon analysis of prehistoric hunter-gatherers from Cis- and Trans-Baikal, Siberia, Russia as a part of the Baikal Archaeology Project (BAP).
White JA, Shuler KA. 2016. An Analysis of Stature in the Lower Mississippi River Valley During the Transition to Agriculture. Mississippi Archaeology 47 (1–2): 21-57.
Hudson MJ, Bausch I, Robbeets M, Li T, White JA, Gilaizeau L. 2021. Bronze Age Globalisation and Eurasian Impacts on Later Jōmon Social Change. Journal of World Prehistory https://doi.org/10.1007/s10963-021-09156-6.
White JA, Schulting R, Lythe A., Hommel P, Bronk Ramsey C, Moiseyev V, Khartanovich V, Weber AW. 2020. Integrated Stable Isotopic and Radiocarbon Analyses of Neolithic and Bronze Age Hunter-Gatherers from the Little Sea and Upper Lena Micro- Regions, Cis-Baikal, Siberia. Journal of Archaeological Science 119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2020.105161.