Cultural History of PaleoAsia

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

Anthropological research on social relations and material culture in Central Asia

B01 Ethnography

Research Period: 2016~
Director: Toko Fujimoto, Setsuko Yoshida, Haruka Kikuta
Institution: National Museum of Ethnology, Japan; Shikoku Gakuin University; Slavic-Eurasian Research Center of Hokkaido University
Region: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

This study aims to clarify how material culture reflects contact among ethnic groups and change in social relations, based on anthropological research in Central Asia. Particularly, fieldwork was conducted to examine the formation of village society, change of dwelling, transformation of the burial system, and succession and/or change in technique among artisans.