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Made in Japan

The ancient Jomon were a hunter-gatherer society who inhabited the islands of Japan for more than 13,000 years (between 14,000-300 BC).

Best known for their exquisitely decorated pottery - perhaps the world's oldest - they possessed a rich spiritual culture.

In this video Izumi Braddick, who is studying archaeology, Japanese and Asian studies at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, discusses numerous examples of Jomon clay figurines that have been unearthed across the Japanese archipelago.

Braddick, who is also completing undergraduate studies at the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences at ANU, won the John Mulvaney Prize for Australian Archaeology in 2013.

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