Collection: Comparative and Global Perspectives on Japanese Archaeology

Japanese archaeology is a tremendously rich resource of case studies in various fields including prehistory, historical archaeology, artefact studies, and new scientific analyses. The great wealth of archaeological material available for study in Japan remains largely inaccessible to non- Japanese audiences, however, due to the language barrier. This series of monographs, translations, edited volumes and conference proceedings emerged after long-term research collaborations between Japanese and European archaeologists facilitated by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Series Editor: Simon Kaner (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)

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The Archaeology of Medieval Towns: Case Studies from Japan and Europe

ed. Simon Kaner et al.

In recent years, major new archaeological discoveries have redefined the development of towns and cities in Japan. This fully illustrated book provides a sampler of these findings for a western audience. The new discoveries from Japan are set in context of medieval archaeology beyond Japan by accompanying essays from leading European specialists. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

An Illustrated Companion to Japanese Archaeology

ed. Werner Steinhaus et al.

The Illustrated Companion to Japanese Archaeology provides, for the first time, a comprehensive visual introduction to a wide range of sites and finds from the earliest occupation of the Japanese archipelago prior to 35,000 years ago to the early historical periods. First published in 2016, the 2nd edition is revised and updated for 2020. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00

Burial Mounds in Europe and Japan

ed. Thomas Knopf et al.

This book brings together specialists of the European Bronze and Iron Age and the Japanese Yayoi and Kofun periods for the first time to discuss burial mounds in a comparative context. The book aims to strengthen knowledge of Japanese archaeology in Europe and vice versa. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00