Resources Organized by Time Period: BCE 4000-1000



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Jomon Culture (ca. 10,500–ca. 300 B.C.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A general overview of the Jomon period and its six phases. With 7 related artifacts from the period.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/jomo/hd_jomo.htm
Jomon Period, ca. 11,000-300 B.C.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
"The gradual melting of Ice Age glaciers caused the sea level to rise and isolate Japan from the Asian mainland around 11,000 B.C." A brief one-paragraph overview, along with one representative object from the period (an earthenware pot) described by an MIA curator.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/history/japan-jomon-period.cfm
Prehistoric Japan: Ceramics and Metallurgy
Princeton University Art Museum
A detailed introduction to Japan's Jōmon (ca. 10,000-300 B.C.) and Yayoi (ca. 300 B.C.-ca. 300 A.D.) periods. With two representative objects, both with lengthy descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://etcweb.princeton.edu/asianart/timeperiod_japan.jsp?ctry=Japan&pd=J%26%23...
Timeline of Art History: Japan, 2000–1000 B.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The people of this period live primarily in the foothills and along the coast." With a period overview, list of key events, and 4 related artworks. Also has links to additional information about Jomon Culture (ca. BCE 10,500-300), an abridged list of rulers in Japan, and timelines of China and Korea during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=03®ion=eaj
Timeline of Art History: Japan, 8000–2000 B.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Japan's Neolithic Age coincides with a long period of climatic warming that begins about 10,000 B.C. and causes sea levels to rise—separating the Japanese archipelago from the Asian continent." With a period overview, list of key events, and 1 related artwork. Also has links to additional information about Jomon Culture (ca. BCE 10,500-300), an abridged list of rulers in Japan, and timelines of China and Korea during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=02®ion=eaj
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