Ancient Japanese Hunting/Gathering

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Ancient Japanese Hunting/Gathering
By: Devin C. Demnyan
Ancient Japanese are mostly hunters or gatherers.
They hunted deer.
They fished.
They hunted boars
• There were more hunters than gatherers.
• Rise in temperature increased the food supply.
• When the temperature rose the food was gathered from
the sea more.
• When the temperature rose, animals were hunted more
and plants were gathered more often.
• Fruits and seeds are one of the most commonly gathered
• Evidence of this diet is found in shell mounds and in
ancient refuse heaps.
Here is a video of a Japanese hunting knife.
• When the climate reached its peak in heat, people moved
higher into the mountains.
• When the climate reached it’s peak in cold people moved
closer to sea level.
• The Jomon period is when the Ancient Japanese hunted,
fished, and gathered most.
• Near the end of the Jomon period, the climate grew cold
and the hunting, fishing, and gathering grew bad.
• Because of this change in climate domesticated rice was
the most gathered plant.
• During Early Jomon fishing was the most popular way of
getting food.
• In the Yayoi period of Ancient Japan the people were
advanced in maintaining rice paddy fields.
• During the middle Jomon, plant cultivation was
By: Devin C. Demnyan (Skowron)