Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[usually as modifier] Archaeology
A Japanese culture following the Jomon period and dated to circa 300 bc- ad 300. It was marked by the introduction of rice cultivation, and the appearance of large burial mounds has suggested the emergence of an increasingly powerful ruling class.
early 20th century: Japanese, the name of a street in Tokyo where its characteristic pottery (chiefly wheel-made) was first discovered.
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