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Jomon Pottery - ‘Deep pot’ Middle Jōmon period, 3000-2000BCE | Earthenware | 53cm (h.) | Queensland Art Gallery

Jomon Pottery - ‘Deep pot’ Middle Jōmon period, 3000-2000BCE | Earthenware | 53cm (h.) | Queensland Art Gallery

Jōmon earthenware vessel, Japan, c. 10,500–300 bce; in the Honolulu Academy of … Photograph by mochichick.

Jōmon earthenware vessel, Japan, c. in the Honolulu Academy of … Photograph by mochichick.

Storage Vessel, c. 2500 BC  Japan, Middle Jomon Period (c. 10,500-c. 300 BC)  earthenware with impressed and applied designs, Diameter - w:26.00 cm (w:10 3/16 inches) Overall - h:45.70 cm (h:17 15/16 inches).

Storage Vessel, c. 2500 BC Japan, Middle Jomon Period (c. 300 BC) earthenware with impressed and applied designs, Diameter - cm inches) Overall - cm inches).

Flame-Style Storage Vessel, c. 2500 BC  Japan, Middle Jomon Period (c. 10,500-c. 300 BC)  earthenware with carved and applied decoration, Diameter - w:55.80 cm (w:21 15/16 inches) Overall - h:61.00 cm (h:24 inches)

Flame-Style Storage Vessel, c. 2500 BC Japan, Middle Jomon Period (c. 300 BC) earthenware with carved and applied decoration, Diameter - cm inches) Overall - cm inches)

Early Jomon (5000–2500 B.C.) Similarities between pottery produced in Kyushu and contemporary Korea suggest that regular commerce existed between the Japanese islands and Korean peninsula. The inhabitants of the Japanese islands lived in square-shaped pithouses that were clustered in small villages. A variety of handicrafts, including cord-marked earthenware cooking and storage vessels, woven baskets, bone needles, and stone tools, were produced for daily use.

Early Jomon B.) Similarities between pottery produced in Kyushu and contemporary Korea suggest that regular commerce existed between the Japanese islands and Korean peninsula.

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Deep Vessel with Handles, Japan: Middle Jōmon period (ca. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Jomon Figurine, Japan, eastern Honshu. Final Jomon period, 1000-400 BCE, earthenware.

The figurine is earthenware, made from terracotta clayCultural Context Eastern Honshu, Japan Location Creation Site Nihon, Eastern Honshu

The mysterious black drink was likely used in purification rituals.

Caffeinated 'Vomit Drink' Nauseated North America's First City

What Did Prehistoric Americans Use to Get Their Caffeine Fix?: Residents of Cahokia, a massive pre-Columbian settlement near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, consumed "Black Drink" from special pottery vessels like this one.

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