Cultural History of PaleoAsia

Scientific Research on Innovative Areas,
a MEXT Grant-in-Aid Project

2017 – 2018

Research Team A01:A chrono-spatial framework for the emergence of modern humans and their cultures in Asia

Osamu Kondo
“Late Pleistocene human fossil remains in West Asia”

  • Atsushi Uemine
    “Elucidation of the chronology and human behavioral pattern reflected in quartz artifacts in East Asia”

  • Ryosuke Kimura
    “A feasibility study on genome analysis of ancient humans in the Lake Baikal area”

  • Sadakatsu Kunitake

Research Team A02:Dynamism of human behavior during the dispersal of Homo sapiens into Asia
  • Takashi Nakazawa
    “Protein archaeological study of Paleolithic animal bones”

Research Team A03:Changing climate and resident-environment in the migrations and expansions of Homo sapiens across the continent of Asia
  • Nagayoshi Katsuta
    “A history of environmental changes and their impacts on modern human activity in inland Asia retrieved from high-resolution analyses of lacustrine records”

Research Team B01:Anthropological study on cultural and behavioral change through dispersal and contact of human populations
  • Hitoshi Yamada
    “Constructing dynamic models of human group interactions based on ethnographic data”

Research Team B02:Mathematical modelling and analysis of cultural and behavioral changes through dispersal and settlement of human populations
  • Hiroki Oota
    “A population genetic study of subsistence and cultural/behavioral styles of Hill tribes in Thailand”