Cultural History of PaleoAsia

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

Investigations of prehistoric sites in the central Sulawesi

A02 Archaeology

Research Period: 2016~
Director: Rintaro Ono
Institution: Tokai University, Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional Indonesia
Region: Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

This fieldwork aims to collect archaeological records of human behavioral changes from the late Pleistocene to the middle Holocene, which correspond to the time for first dispersal of Homo Sapiens into the Asian and Pacific maritime world/ Wallacea region. The research is conducted in collaboration with Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Indonesia and also with Prof.Alfred Pawlik (oversea collaborator of Research Team A02).

Excavation of Topogaro site