Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Letters
Lecture Code BI206002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本考古学研究D
Subject Name
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Lecture on Japanese Archaeology D
ノジマ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:LET B253
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Face-to-face teaching, but Microsoft Teams will be used. (Please check your "posts (chats)", "files", and "assignments" in Teams as they are posted in class).
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Archaeology/Cultural Heritage
Eligible Students for sophomore and 3rd-year students.
Keywords Yayoi period, Bronze objects, Bracelets, Accessories, Iron tools 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Special lecture on archaeology 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Geography, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquisition of the research methods of Geography, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this lecture is to grasp some aspects of the material culture in theYayoi period, through understanding making methods of bronze objects, accessories like bracelets, and iron tools, and the like. 
Class Schedule Class 1; The framework of the Yayoi period and how to explore the actual chronology.
Class 2; "Kuni" in northern Kyushu and the Kingdom"YAMATAI".
Class 3; Types of imported Chinese(Han) mirrors and their changes (design).
Class 4; Types of imported mirrors and their changes (inscriptions).
Class 5; The types of bracelet ornaments and their changes (stone products).
Class 6; Types and evolution of bracelet ornaments (bronze).
Class 7; Production techniques and remains of neck lace (jade) (types of jade and production techniques).
Class 8; Necklace (jade) production techniques and their remains (development and changes in production techniques).
Class 9; The origins of iron artifact production in East Asia (the Warring States period).
Class 10; The origins of ironware production in East Asia (production of cast ironware and its importation).
Class 11; Types of ironware and their production techniques (excavated artifacts in the Japanese archipelago).
Class 12; Iron artifact types and their production techniques (blacksmithing remains and their development).
Class 13; The growth of chiefs' tombs and their burial accessories (from northern Kyushu to San'in region).
Class 14; Growth of chiefs' tombs and their burial accessories (Sanyo to Kinki regions).
Class 15; Summary of the class.

An examination about the topics of these lectures. 
Handout papers 
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(More Details) Whiteboard, Power Point 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Class 1; Reading  hand out papers, understanding these text, and reviewing of the class.
Class 2; Same as above.
Class 3; Same as above.
Class 4; Same as above.
Class 5; Same as above.
Class 6; Same as above.
Class 7; Same as above.
Class 8; Same as above.
Class 9; Same as above.
Class 10; Same as above.
Class 11; Same as above.
Class 12; Same as above.
Class 13; Same as above.
Class 14; Same as above.
Class 15; Reviewing all of these lessons.
Grading Method Comprehensive evaluation by final examination (70%), and quizzes (30%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Introductory class on Yayoi period (early agricultural society in Japan), and Japanese archaeology.  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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