H 276 x W 203 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (92 plates in colour)
Published Mar 2019
‘TephroArchaeology’ (from the Japanese, kazanbai kōkogaku – lit. volcanic ash archaeology), refers to a sub-discipline of archaeology developed in Japan in the last few decades. This book brings into the English-speaking world tephroarchaeological investigations by archaeologists in Japan whose results are usually only accessible in Japanese.
Preface; Chapter 1. Gina L. BARNES, “Introduction to TephroArchaeology”; Chapter 2. SODA Tsutomu, “Tephroarchaeology and its history in Japan”; Chapter 3. KUWAHATA Mitsuhiro, “Volcanic disaster archaeology: comments on methodological prospects and issues”; Chapter 4. Gerald OETELAAR, “Volcanic ash and landscape evolution: reconstruction of a 7000-year old landscape on the northwestern Great Plains of North America”; Chapter 5. Ben FITZHUGH, Caroline FUNK & Jody BOURGEOIS, “Volcanoes and settlement in the North Pacific: late Holocene settlement patterns in the Western Aleutian and Kuril Islands”; Chapter 6. MURAKAMI Yoshinao, “Katakai-Ienoshita Site, Akita, buried by the Mt Towada lahar in the 10th century”; Chapter 7. Keith PRATT, “Portrait of a volcano: the paradox of Paektu (Changbaishan)”; Chapter 8. MARUYAMA Kōji, “Volcanic disaster research using archaeological methods: 10th-century eruptions and population movements in northern Tōhoku, Japan”; Chapter 9. HORAGUCHI Masashi, “TephroArchaeology in the Gunma region”; Chapter 10. SUGIYAMA Hidehiro, “Disasters at Kanai, Gunma, by Mt Haruna eruptions in the Kofun Period”; Chapter 11. SAKAGUCHI Hajime, “Archaeological investigation of the seasonality and duration of the 6th-century eruptions from Mt Haruna”; Chapter 12. KUWAHATA Mitsuhiro, “Restoration of agricultural assets after volcanic disasters in southwest Japan”; Chapter 13. Gina L. BARNES, “Tephra-derived soils of Japan in comparative context”; Chapter 14. NOTO Takeshi & Gina L. BARNES, “Farming tephrogenic soils in Gunma: before and after volcanic eruptions”; Chapter 15. Torill Christine LINDSTRØM, “TephroArchaeology: past, present, and future”; Appendix A. Gina L. BARNES, “A Map and Chronological Charts”; Appendix B. Gina L. BARNES, “Volcanic Geology”; Appendix C. Gina L. BARNES, “Tectonic Setting of North Pacific Volcanoes”; Appendix D. Gina L. BARNES, “Volcanic Soils Geochemistry”; Appendix E. MACHIDA Hiroshi & ARAI Fusao, “The History of Tephra Characterization in Japan”; Glossary and Character Index by Chapter; Index I: Archaeological Sites; Index II: Volcanoes and Related Geological Terms
This excellent book provides an incredibly valuable introduction to the field of tephroarchaeology, particularly as practiced in Japan... For me, then, this book was a very much unexpected pleasure to read and a real inspiration for future research.