Beautiful cave-like museum with a folded roof honors Japan’s prehistoric hunter-gatherers
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Starting from 12,000 BCE to around 300 BC, Japan’s Jōmon period was characterized by hunter-gatherer culture and the beginnings of pottery making as their society moved to a more sedentary lifestyle. The museum focuses on the Jōmon people who lived in the northeast of Japan and faces some significant Jōmon ruins excavated in Miyahata, Fukushima Prefecture. While the Jōmon people initially lived in caves, they later built their own villages with dome-like homes that still “[followed] the images...