In the news: Earliest looms in Japan found in Late Jomon site (4th -3rd c.BC) in Kyushu

JAPANESE DISCOVERIES

Earliest loom parts: Wooden components of a backstrap loom and clay spindle whorls have been discovered from a Late Jomon site (Yuusu phase) in Fukuoka City, north Kyushu. Dating to the 4th-3rd centuries BC, they are a century earlier than the known Yayoi examples. It is thought highly likely the tools were introduced with rice agriculture. (Source: Asahi Shimbun 30 Nov 93 retr. from SEAA)

4 responses to “In the news: Earliest looms in Japan found in Late Jomon site (4th -3rd c.BC) in Kyushu

  1. What was their textile source and how were the fibers produced?

  2. Interesting. Where was it found in Fukuoka ? Was anything else found such as skeletal remains that they could do a DNA test with ?

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