Jomon Period Timeline

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  • 14500 BCE - 5000 BCE
    The Incipient phase of the Jomon Period, earliest known pottery in the world made during this time.
  • c. 14500 BCE - c. 300 BCE
  • 10000 BCE
    The Ice Age ends and land bridges recede leaving groups of people on an island that is to become Japan.
  • 5000 BCE - 3000 BCE
    The Early phase of the Jomon Period.
  • 3000 BCE - 1000 BCE
    The Middle phase of the Jomon Period.
  • 1000 BCE - 300 BCE
    The Late phase of the Jomon Period, rice farming and metalworking are brought to Japan.
  • 300 BCE
    The transition to the Yayoi Period.

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14500 BCE - 5000 BCE: The Incipient phase of the Jomon Period, earliest known pottery in the world made during this time.
 
14500 BCE - 300 BCE: Jomon Period in Japan.
 
10000 BCE: The Ice Age ends and land bridges recede leaving groups of people on an island that is to become Japan.
 
5000 BCE - 3000 BCE: The Early phase of the Jomon Period.
 
3000 BCE - 1000 BCE: The Middle phase of the Jomon Period.
 
1000 BCE - 300 BCE: The Late phase of the Jomon Period, rice farming and metalworking are brought to Japan.
 
300 BCE: The transition to the Yayoi Period.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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