Cultural History of PaleoAsia

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

Investigations of prehistoric sites in the northern Sulawesi

A02 Archaeology

Research Period: 2004
Director: Rintaro Ono
Institution: Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional Indonesia,Balai Arkeologi Manado, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
Region: Northern 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 remote islands in Wallacea region. The research was conducted in collaboration with Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Indonesia and Balai Arkeologi Manado.