Austronesian’ and ‘Jōmon’ identities in the Neolithic of the Ryukyu Islands
Keywords: identity, island archaeology, coral reefs, Ryukyu Islands, Austronesian expansions
AbstractThis paper examines Neolithic cultural identities in the Ryukyu Islands of southwest Japan. It is argued that there were two different identities in this archipelago: a ‘Jōmon’ identity in the northern and central Ryukyus and an ‘Austronesian’ identity in the southern Ryukyus. These identities were constructed despite broad similarities in subsistence adaptation in both cultural zones.
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Hudson, M. J. (2012). Austronesian’ and ‘Jōmon’ identities in the Neolithic of the Ryukyu Islands. Documenta Praehistorica, 39, 257-262. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.39.17
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