Whale Bone Spade from Ancient Japan

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published on 20 December 2017

This whale bone spade comes from Japan and dates from the Jomon period, between the 2nd-1st century BCE. (Tokyo National Museum)



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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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