In the news: 13,000 year old female figurine, one of the oldest in Japan, uncovered from the Aidanikumahara site in Higashiomi, Shiga Prefecture

13,000 year old female figurine

13,000 year old clay figure found in Higashiomi
June, 01 2010 – Asahi

A clay figure believed to be 13,000 years old and one of the oldest in the country, was found in an archaeological site in Higashiomi, Shiga Prefecture, the Shiga Prefectural Association for Cultural Heritage said.

The tiny figure, 3.1 centimeters in height and 14.6 grams in weight, depicts a female torso with breasts and a waistline.

The figure, which was discovered at the Aidanikumahara archaeological site, is from an incipient era of the Jomon Pottery Culture, according to the association.

Another female clay figure from approximately the same era was found in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, in 1996

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