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Kazuo MIYAMOTO Last modified date:2018.05.31

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities .
Academic Degree
Field of Specialization
East Asian Archaeology
Outline Activities
I research the comparative study of state formation process in East Asia. And I research the origin of bronzes in China and the spread of early agriculture in North-Eastern Asia through the field work in China and Russian Far East. I also research cultural interaction of prehistoric times between southern Korea and northern Kyushu of Japan through the excavation at Iki or Tsushim Island. In this context, I have conducted field work in various parts of China, Mongolia, the Russian Far East, and Japan. From 2008 to 2010 I led a Sino-Japanese joint excavation project concentrating on the stone-cist graves on the eastern rim of the Tibetan Plateau. At present, I’m involved in a new Mongolian-Japanese joint excavation project working on the Bronze Age stone-slab graves of Outer Mongolia.
Research Interests
  • I research the comparative study of state formation process in East Asia. And I research the origin of bronzes in China and the spread of early agriculture in North-Eastern Asia through the field work in China and Russian Far East. I also research the cultural interaction of prehistoric times between southern Korea and northern Kyushu of Japan through the excavation at Iki or Tsushim Island.
    keyword : Archaeology, East Asia, State formation process, Bronzes, Early agriculture
Academic Activities
1. Kazuo Miyamoto, Yoshinori Tajiri, Shiori Yonemoto, Excavations at Bor Ovoo and Khyar Kharaach Sites: The second Report on Joint Mongolian-Japanese Excavations in Outer Mongolia,, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University, 2017.07.
2. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, Hiroki OBATA, Excavations at Daram and Tevsh Sites:A report on Joint Mongolian-Japanese Excavations in Outer Mongolia, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University, 2016.06.
3. Research on the Shangmashi Shell Midden Site on the Liaodong Peninsula, China.
4. Research of Northern Style Bronze Artifacts and Stone Coffin Culture in the Southwestern Region.
5. Prehistoric Society in Eastern Tibet.
6. Research on the Origin of Early Agriculture: Spread Route of Rice Agriculture in East Asia.
7. A Study on the Cairns of Sipingshan, Liaodong Peninsula, China.
8. A History of China.
9. Archaeological Research on the Northern Border Region of Ancient China.
1. Kazuo Miyamoto, The objectives of the session: 100 years of Japanese archaeology, Japanese Journal of Archaeology, 2017.03.
2. Kazuo Miyamoto , Pottery, Archaeological Collections in the Posjet Bay -Archeological Monograph in The Southern Primorye, Russia-, pp.10-20, Kumamoto University, 2007.03.
3. Kazuo Miyamoto, Pottery, Klerk 5 Site -Excavation in 2005-, pp.17-26, Kumamoto University, 2007.03.
4. Kazuo Miyamoto, Pottery from Neolithic Cultural Layers, Krounovka 1 Site -Excavation in 2002 and 2003-, Kumamoto University, pp.26-39, 2004.03.
5. Kazuo Miyamoto, Pottery, Zaisanovka 7 Site -Excavation in 2004-, Kumamoto University, pp.22-32, 2005.12.
1. A New Discussion of the Actual Date of the Beginning of the Yayoi Period.
2. Changing process of the burial system in the Bronze Age of Mongolian Plateau: focused on burials in the Kheregsuur Culture .
3. Prehistoric Research in the Liaodong Peninsula by Japanese Researchers in the Colonial Era and Current Days: the Reserch by the Far Eastern Archeological Society.
4. Blacksmithing and Trade in Yayoi Period Northen Kyushu: A Case Study of the Karakami Site.
5. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, The Beginnings of Modern Archeology in Japan and Japanese Archaeology before World War Ⅱ, Japanese Journal of Archaeology , 4, 2, 157-164, 2017.03.
6. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, Archeological Explanation for the Diffusion Theory of the Japonic and Koreanic Languages, Japanese Journal of Archaeology, 4, 1, 53-75, 2016.08.
7. Several Issues about the Beginning of Iron Product in China.
8. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, The Initial Spread of Agriculture into Northeast Asia, Asian Archaeology, Vol.3 , 11-26, 2015.05.
9. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, The Emergence and Chronology of Early Bronzes on the Eastern Rim of the Tibetan Plateau, 79-88, BAR International Series 2679, 2014.11.
10. The origin and the development process of bronze bells in Earlitou culture of China.
11. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, Human Dispersal in the Prehistoric Era in East Asia, 63-84, 2014.03.
12. Acculturation and regional relationship focused on the burial system in the transitional time between Jomon and Yayoi.
13. The Beginning and Development of the "Lelang" pottery: focused on the Flowerpot form pottery.
14. The Chronology of Bronzes in the western Sichuan province and the western Yunnan province of China.
15. Early agriculture in Korean Paninsula as the original place and Yayoi culture.
16. Fuyu and Woju Viewed from an Archaeological Perspective.
17. Spread process of early agriculture in Russian Far East.
18. A Study on dating of Yayoi Culture through the typology of "Liaoning" type daggers in "Liaodong" District.
19. The Beggning of the Yayoi Culture and Rice Early Agriculture of China and Korean Peninsula .
20. Pottery Chronology of the latter half of the Neolithic Age in Southern Far Eastern Russia.
21. Change and Social meaning of the Bronze vessels in Erlitou Culture of China.
22. Definition of formation process of the early states in China .
23. The Social organization of the Yan state and the Liaoxi district in the Western Zhou period through the analysis of the Liulihe cemetery.
24. The Regional Difference and the Development Process of the Ordos Bronze Culture.
25. Recent Chinese archaeological study in Western countries and Chinese archaeological study in Japan.
26. The Chronology of the painted bronze mirror and its meaning.
27. Jomon agriculture and Jomon society.
28. The Chronology and the Particularity of Bronze Culture in the Longshan District (Eastern Gansu Province, China).
29. A Re-examination of Han-style Tombs in Vietnam through the Olov Janse Collection (1938-1940).
30. The Emergence of the Social Division of Jomon Period in the Seto Inland Sea.
31. Huaxia Versus Yi and Di: A New Perspective on Pre-Qin Archaeology.
32. Bronze culture of Korea analyzed through the Bronze culture in North-East Asia.
33. The Emergence of Agriculture on the Neolithic Korea Peninsula and Jomon Agriculture.
34. Kazuo Miyamoto, Formation of Center and Periphery in Ancient China: The Central Plains and the Grate Wall Region, Interaction and Transformation, Vol.1, pp43-72, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 2003.12.
35. Kazuo Miyamoto, Changes in the Social Structure of the Neolithic Age in the Lower and Middle Yangtze valley, Interaction and Transformation, Vol.2 pp1-33, 2005.03.
1. Kazuo Miyamoto, Decarbonized technique of cast iron to make wrought iron product at Yayoi period in Northern Kyushu, The Ninth International Conference on the Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys, 2017.10.
2. Kazuo Miyamoto, The spread and development of Iron Technique in China, Society for American Archaeology, 78th Annual Meeting, 2017.04.
3. Kazuo Miyamoto, A comparative study on slab graves in Mongolia, Monuments and Pastoral Regimes – Archaeology of Inner Asia from the Eneolithic to the Early Iron Age, 2017.03.
4. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, The beginning of Modern Archaeology in Japan and Japanese Archaeology before the World War II, World Archaeological Congress 8, 2016.08.
5. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, Social Change of Herding Society Viewed from the Stone-Slab Graves in Mongolia, Seventh Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, 2016.06.
6. The meaning of archaeological materials of Yan states in China found in Okinawa Islands and international relationship.
7. Several isuues for the beginning of the iron product in China.
8. Prehistory of Korea seen from East Asia: forcus on the beginning of Bronze Age in Korea.
9. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, TETSUYA NAKANISHI, The first discovery of the furnace for iron product in the beginning of Tufang states of Tibet at the Galazong site, Luhuo prefecture, Sichuan province in China, BUMA7, 2013.09.
10. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, Reconsidering modes of contact between the Northern Chinese bronze culture and those of Southwest China, The Crescent-Shaped Exchange Belt Reconsidered, Society for American Archaeology, 2014.04.
11. Kazuo MIYAMOTO, Review and Current Research of Jomon Archaeology: viewed from the East Asian Archaeology, Society for East Asian Archaeology 5th World Conference, 2012.06.
12. The origins of agriculture in the Japanese archipelago .
13. Empires and their peripheries: interactions, interdependence and transformations.
14. State formation process of DongYI Area viewed from the Interaction sphere in East Asia.
15. A study on the rice paddy site and the subsistence activity in Late Shandong Longshan Culture.
16. The Spread of Early Agriculture to Far Eastern Russia.
17. Taosi Culture and Bronze Bell.
18. The Sino-Japanese Joint Excavation at the Neolithic & Bronze Age Sites around Lake Daihai in Southwestern Inner Mongolia, China.
19. The Social Organization of the Yan State in the Western Zhou Period through Analysis of the Liulihe Cemetery.
20. Regional Interaction in the Liaoxi District of the Bronze Age.
21. The Chronology of Eastern Han Style Tombs in Thanh-hoa Distirict through the Olov Janse Collection.
22. Emergence and Spread of Agriculture in East Asia.
23. The process of change to irrigated agriculture of Yayoi in the Northern Kyushu disitrict.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2016.03, A lecture in Jilin University, China.
  • 2015.03, A lecture in Jilin University, China.
  • 2014.03, A lecture in Pusan University, Korea.
  • 2013.12, A lecture in Jilin University, China.
  • 2006.03.
  • 2005.12.
  • 2005.04.