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Mounds

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South Mound

A mound is a slightly elevated patch of ground formed as a result of the long-term disposal of dirt and waste during the construction of pit-dwellings or the digging of holes, burned soil, burned coals, stone artifacts, and broken clay pots. At this point, mounds have been found to the north, south, and west. The north and south mounds may have been ritual sites because a large number of clay figures have been discovered during the excavation.

South Mound

Pictures of the South Mound (time of excavation and current view) and pictures of excavated objects such as jade

North Mound

A mound is a slightly elevated patch of ground formed as a result of the long-term disposal of dirt and waste during the construction of pit-dwellings or the digging of holes, burned soil, burned coals, stone artifacts, and broken clay pots. The North Mound is displayed just as it was at the time of excavation. The pieces of clay pot that cover the mound surface are of the middle of the Jomon period (approximately 4,500 years ago). Although only one section is exhibited, a mound is usually covered with several layers of such remains.

North Mound

Pictures of the North Mound (time of excavation and current view) and pictures of excavated objects