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Sat Dec 30, 2017, 01:34 AM

Experts bowled over by ancient urn found on bed of Lake Biwako


By JIN NISHIKAWA/ Staff Writer
December 27, 2017 at 17:55 JST

An underwater robot has snapped photographs of a pottery urn probably dating from the seventh or eighth century that has been left almost intact at the bottom of Lake Biwako.

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The urn was found in an underwater archaeological site called the Tsuzuraozaki Kotei Iseki.

Since 1924, many pottery pieces, mainly from between the Jomon Pottery Culture Period (c. 8000 B.C.-300 B.C.) and Heian Period (794-1185), have been found at the site at a depth between 10 and 70 meters, often caught in fishing nets.

It remains a mystery why so much pottery from such a wide time span have been found at this site.

More:
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201712270033.html



Same story also here:
http://www.archeolog-home.com/pages/content/cape-tsuzuraozaki-japon-experts-bowled-over-by-ancient-urn-found-on-bed-of-lake-biwako.html

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Judi Lynn Dec 2017 OP
Binkie The Clown Dec 2017 #1
Corvo Bianco Dec 2017 #5
McCamy Taylor Dec 2017 #2
burrowowl Dec 2017 #3
eggplant Dec 2017 #4
Corvo Bianco Dec 2017 #6
Lucinda Dec 2017 #7
LudwigPastorius Dec 2017 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:01 AM

1. It's obvious why there are so many in one spot.

An alien spacecraft carrying exo-archeologists crashed at the site and all the samples they had collected were scattered around.

The simplest solution; you know, Occam's aftershave.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:22 AM

5. Duh.

Thank you for paying attention

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:18 AM

2. Was probably above water at some point.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:27 AM

3. K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:43 AM

4. It's a pottery Lagrange point. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:23 AM

6. A romantic pottery dump through the ages. I love it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:25 AM

7. Thankie!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:52 AM

8. A Jomon urn?


What's a Jomon urn?


...oh, about a chicken-and-a-half for a full day's work.

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