noun[usually as modifier] Archaeology
An early Mesolithic-type culture in Japan (circa 10,000–300 bc), preceding the Yayoi period. It is characterized by pottery decorated with a distinctive cord pattern.
- The production of earthenware in Japan goes back to the Neolithic Jomon period.
- The first settlers of Japan, the Jomon people, named for the cord markings that decorated the surfaces of their clay vessels, were nomadic hunter-gatherers.
- The earliest of the two hundred objects on view is a ceramic vessel dating to the Jomon period and the latest objects date from the Edo period.
From Japanese jōmon 'cord pattern'.
Words that rhyme with Jomongnomon
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