5,500-YEAR-OLD FIND POINTS TO EARLY CONTACT BETWEEN OKINAWA AND KYUSHU

The Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum held a press conference Nov. 7th announcing the discovery of red pigment dating back to about 5,500 years to the early Jomon period. The pigment was unearthed at an excavation site in the Sakitari cave in a popular sightseeing facility "Gangara Valley" in Nanjo City. It's the oldest confirmed red pigment ever discovered in Okinawa. The early Jomon period is considered the term when skills such as the ...

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