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Gangu (The figure that was made with a stone). Jomon-era. Aomori Japan. BC.1,200 - BC.800.

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As in all other Neolithic cultures, women produced these early potteries. The clay was mixed with a variety of adhesive materials, including mica, lead, fibers, and crushed shells. After the vessel was formed, tools were employed to smooth both the outer and interior surfaces. When completely dry, it was fired in an outdoor bonfire at a temperature of no more than about 900 C.

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La cultura Jomon, que abarca una gran extensión de tiempo, constituye Neolítico de Japón. Su nombre se deriva de las "marcas de cuerda" que caracterizan las cerámicas realizadas durante este tiempo. La gente al principio Jomon eran semi-sedentarios, viven en su mayoría en viviendas hoyo dispuestos alrededor espacios centrales, y obtienen su alimento mediante la recolección, la pesca y la caza.

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