Beyond Japan Ep. #43: Bronze Age Globalisation with Dr Mark Hudson

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This week we are joined by Dr Mark Hudson, archaeologist in the interdisciplinary Eurasia3angle research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, to discuss Bronze Age Globalisation. Mark’s research of Jōmon-era Japan has indicated that socio-cultural exchange occurred between the Japanese archipelago and mainland Eurasia, followed by a re-Jōmonisation where external cultures were rejected in a return to the local. I will be asking Mark what prehistoric globalisation looked like and how it relates to our contemporary understanding of the process today.

Read Mark’s article, Bronze Age Globalisation and Eurasian Impacts on Later Jōmon Social Change

For a comprehensive list of Japanese time periods, please see Japanese History: A Timeline of Periods and Events


Image and audio credits

Intro-outro audio: jasonszklarek / MotionElements.com

[L] Map by Junzo Uchiyama from “Bronze Age Globalisation and Eurasian Impacts on Later Jōmon Social Change”

[R]“Jomon Period Domen Clay Mask” by Gary Lee Todd, Ph.D. is marked with CC0 1.0

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