Late Jomon Summary

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The book starts off with talking about the late Jomon period. Incipient cultivation had evolved into sophisticated rice-paddy farming and government control. This time period was identified with hunting and gathering ways of life. The name of this period comes from the Jomon that were found on much of the pottery made during this era. In early Jomon people developed small villages consisting of several pit houses of square shapes. The middle Jomon was very unique to me. Nuts were the main source of food in the fall, especially walnuts and chestnuts. They were collected in September and acorns in October and November. Fruit included wild grapes, mountain peaches and chocolate vine, which was a vine with a pomegranate-like fruit. In late Jomon

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