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Ancient bones reveal previously unknown Japanese ancestors

Burial skeleton in the early Jomon period. (Image provider: Senior Researcher, School of Medicine, Dublin Trinity College, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Shigeki Nakago.)

Researchers rewrote Japanese history after discovering a third, previously unknown group of ancestors of the modern Japanese population who migrated to Japan about 2,000 years ago.

Ancient Japan can be divided into three major eras. During the Jomon period (13,000 BC to 300 BC), a small number of hunter-gatherers who were proficient in pottery lived only on the island. During the overlapping Yayoi period (900 BC to 300 AD), farmers emigrated from East Asia to Japan and developed agriculture. And the Kofun period (300-700 AD) when modern Japan began to take shape.

Ancient bones reveal previously unknown Japanese ancestors

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