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Zanmochi Iseki – Lelang Commandery pottery appears at Yayoi site

10 Jan

Approximately 300 pieces of pottery originally made at the Lelang Commandery (Rakurou-gun 楽浪郡), a Han outpost located in the northern Korean peninsula and in existence from 108 BC-313 AD, have been found at archaeological sites within Japan — most in northern Kyushu. Only two sites have yielded Lelang pottery on Honshu, the main island of Japan: Eight shards found previously at Zanmochi Iseki (山持遺跡), located in Nishihayashigi-chou (西林木町), Izumo city (出雲市), Shimane prefecture, and a single piece recovered from the ocean off Kashima-chou (鹿島町), Matsue city (松江市), Shimane prefecture.

“Yellow” is roughly where the Lelang Commandery was located;

“Red” is Izumo city, Shimane prefecture, which is roughly the location of Zanmochi Iseki; and

“Blue” is Matsue city, Shimane prefecture, the ocean off of which yielded a piece of Lelang pottery.

The piece found recently at Zanmochi Iseki is a relatively complete specimen of Lelang pottery, standing approximately 17 centimeters tall and coming from a soil layer also yielding Jomon and Yayoi pottery. It is estimated to have been produced in the northern Korean peninsula sometime from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD. The piece was molded on a potter’s wheel (rokuro 轆轤) and the bottom half shows sign of spatula (hera 箆) scrapings.

The Zanmochi Iseki flourished from the 2-11th century and has yielded numerous items of foreign provenance, bolstering the Izumo Plain’s significance as a center of trade. In addition to this relatively whole piece and the eight sherds of Lelang ware discovered  previously, undecorated pottery (無文土器) belonging to the southern Korean peninsula, such as Nukuto-style ware (勒島式土器) and Sankan ware ( 三韓土器), has turned up, as well.

Such finds allow us a glimpse into the activities of the magnate that dominated the Izumo Plain and the community that constructed the Nishidani Funbo-Gun (西谷墳墓群)

For more information, see the Zanmochi Iseki press release (PDF page 2) HERE and the 発掘調査現場レポート HERE.

http://kotobank.jp/word/%E5%B3%B6%E6%A0%B9%E3%83%BB%E5%B1%B1%E6%8C%81%28%E3%81%96%E3%82%93%E3%82%82%E3%81%A1%29%E9%81%BA%E8%B7%A1

http://kotobank.jp/word/%E5%B1%B1%E6%8C%81%E9%81%BA%E8%B7%A1

http://www.pref.shimane.lg.jp/maizobunkazai/gennbadayori/hakkutugennbarepo-to/zannmoti.html

山持遺跡:紀元前1世紀~1世紀に製作、楽浪土器出土--出雲 /島根

毎日新聞 12月23日(木)16時11分配信
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県埋蔵文化財調査センターは22日、出雲市西林木町の山持遺跡で紀元前1世紀~1世紀に朝鮮半島北部で製作された楽浪土器を発掘した、と発表した。九州北部以外での楽浪土器の発見は珍しく、県教委文化財課は「出雲平野と大陸の交流が密接で、この地域が当時の対外交渉で重要な役割を果たしていたことを示す重要な史料」としている。
楽浪土器は紀元前108年~313年に朝鮮半島北部にあった楽浪郡で作られた土器。国内で出土した300点近くの大半は九州北部で、本州では同遺跡で出土していた破片8点と、松江市鹿島町沖の海中から引き上げられた1点のみしか確認されていなかった。
調査は昨年5~10月に実施。土器はほぼ完全な形のつぼ(高さ約17センチ)で、縄文土器や弥生土器などを含む層から出土した。
土器は、12月23日~1月10日は県立古代出雲歴史博物館で、1月15日~2月13日は出雲弥生の森博物館で展示される。【細谷拓海】

12月23日朝刊

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20101223-00000286-mailo-l32

AR2010/12/07

 
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