No.17 pot used as a coffin for a child

Time Period Middle Jomon period
Excavation Report
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Major Axis
Explanation Pottery used as coffins had a round hole or a broken rim or bottom, it seems that infants were buried there. A fist-size stone was found in one of the pieces of pottery. Some people have theories that these stones were grave markers, or that they were held by children, or that they represented the souls of the deceased.