12 May, 2018

Review of starch in archaeology

This is an interesting review of starch residue analysis.

Archaeological Starch (Free full text)

06 May, 2018

Our cooperative project in Hokkaido

Our paper is now available.

Soeda, Y., Aono, T., Mitani, T., Nagaya, Y., Kanno, N., Matsuda, K., Nakamura, K., Sugiyama, S., Shibutani, A., Miyaji, T., Kohno, N. and Watanabe, T.: The impact enormous volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and the coldest period of the Little Ice Age had on the Ainu III. Bulletin of Hokkaido Museum, 3, pp. 119-132 (2018).
(PDF is here, but it is written in Japanese with English abstract)

25 April, 2018

Poster presentation

On April 21-22, I went to Okayama University to join in the 64th Annual Meeting of Society of Archaeological Studies (URL: only in Japanese). I presented our current research results in China.




















Ayako Shibutani, Bin Liu, Ningyuan Wang, Jie Chen, Jian Song, Kenji Okazaki, Yu Itahashi, Shin’ichi Nakamura. Plant food in the Neolithic Lower Yangtze Area, China from starch granules of human dental calculus. 64th Annual Meeting of Society of Archaeological Studies. April 21-22, 2018. Okayama University. (poster)

Many suggestions and questions were provided by attendees. Thank you for your helps.