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South Area 33

Awada Sites

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Awada Sites
South Area 33

The Awada Sites date from the late Jomon Period (approx. 3,000 years ago) to the early 18th century. They spread about 600m from north to south, and 500m from east to west. No homes from the Jomon Period were found; however, straw rope-patterned pottery from the Jomon Period and chipped stone axes were unearthed. Many chipped stone axe fragments were also found. Therefore, the material for the chipped stone axes must have been collected in these sites.
There are a few tateana (pit-type) dwellings and homes with posts dug into the ground that are thought to have been occupied between the late 8th and early 9th centuries. A road running toward north-north-west was also found.
Between the 15th and early 16th centuries, and between the early 17th and early 18th centuries, settlements were established on the ground covered with a wide range of rubble. Unearthed artifacts from the 15th and early 16th centuries are Suzu-ware, Echizen-ware, Seto-ware, celadon porcelain from China, and blue and white porcelain. Between the early 17th and early 18th centuries, ceramics from Hizen and Ecchu Seto-ware were unearthed.