Past Students

Mio Katayama Owens, dissertation focused on fish remains excavated from the Sannai Maruyama site, currently International and Executive Programs Director at the Berkeley Food Institute.




Present Students

Scott Lyons, Graduate Student researching the changes in iron-working practice and their impacts on environmental change during Japan’s Middle Kofun Period, 5th cent. A.D.




IMG_4646Anna Nielsen, graduate student researching state formation in Japan’s Early Kofun period (4th century CE). Research interests include landscape and environmental approaches, GIS analysis, and mortuary architecture. Photo from summer 2018.


Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP)

(1) Lifeways of Prehistoric Hunter-Gathers in Japan

(2) Examination of Small-Scale Food Production and Distribution Strategies