YAMAFUJI Masatoshi

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Name
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
Affiliation
National Institutes for Cultural Heritag, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Section
Department of Imperial Palace Sites Investigations, Archaeological Section 2 (pottery)
Job title
Researcher
Degree
PhD(Waseda University)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2017
 - 
Today
Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Today
Researcher, Department of Imperial Palace Sites Investigations, Archaeological Section 2 (pottery), Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
 
Apr 2015
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Today
Visiting Researcher, Institute of East Asia Archaeology for Walled City and Silk Road, Waseda University
 
Feb 2015
 - 
Mar 2016
Associate fellow, Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
 
Apr 2012
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Jan 2015
Research Fellow PD, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
 

Education

 
Apr 2005
 - 
Oct 2011
Waseda University
 
Apr 2003
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Mar 2005
Faculty of Human Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University
 
Apr 1999
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Mar 2003
History course, Faculty of humanities, Tokyo Metropolitan University
 

Published Papers

 
Domestic Dwellings during Early Bronze Age, Southern Levant
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
Decades in Deserts  Essays on Near Eastern Archaeology in honour of Sumio Fujii   119-152   Feb 2019   [Invited]
This paper comprehensively focuses on domestic dwellings during Early Bronze Age I through III (ca. 3600 - 2500 BC) in Southern Levant, to grasp the trajectory to the full-fledged urban society in view of indigenous daily lives. The studies revea...
Archaeological Researches on Artifacts from the Excavation at Ak-Beshim Site, the 2015 Autumn Season: Pottery and Roof Tiles
Jokura, M., Yamafuji, M., Nawabi, Y., Denda, I., Yamauchi, K. and Amanbaeva, B.
Waseda Rilas Journal   (6) 205-257   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
The present paper focuses on the pottery assemblages from the Shakhristan and the roof tiles recovered in the Rabat of Ak Beshim during the 2015 seasons, to corroborate the chronological framework in the last volume and discern the technological c...
Subsistence Systems in a Semi-Arid Zone: Late Early Bronze Age (EBA) Self-Sustenance of the Copper Production Centre in Faynan Region, Southern Jordan
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Vol.2   431-446   Mar 2018
This paper assesses the self-sustainability of the copper production centre in Faynan during late EB III,
from the perspective of cereal production in the neighbouring region of the northern Shawbak, following
a new archaeological survey.
Archaeological Researches on Artifacts from the Excavation at Ak-Beshim Site, the 2015 Autumn Season: Surface Collection, Pottery, Burnt Brick and a Stela with a Chinese Inscription
Jokura, M., Yamafuji, M., Nawabi, Y., Denda, I., Yamauchi, K. and Amanbaeva, B.
Waseda Rilas Journal   (5) 145-175   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Archaeological Research on the Rabat at the Ak-Beshim Site: Preliminary Report of the Autumn 2015 Season
Yamafuji, M., Jokura, M., Yamauchi, K. and Amanbaeva, B.
Archi-Cultural Interactions through the Silk Road: 4th International Conference Mukogawa Women's University, Nishinomiya, Japan, July 16-18, 2016, Selected Papers   33-40   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Excavation at Ak-Beshim Site: A Preliminary Report of the 2015 Autumn Season
Jokura, M., Yamafuji, M., Nawabi, Y., Yamauchi, K. and Amanbaeva, B.
Waseda Rilas Journal   4 43-71   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
‘Awja Sites: Supplementary Investigations of Neolithic Open Sanctuaries in Southernmost Jordan
Fujii, S., Adachi, T., Endo, H. and Yamafuji, M.
Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan   57    Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Excavations at Wadi Nadiya 2 and Supplementary Investigations of the Jafr Neolithic Barrage System
Fujii, S., Adachi, T., Endo, H., Yamafuji, M., Arimatsu, Y. and Nagaya, K.
Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan   57    Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Archaeological Research in the Bishri Region: Report of the Sixteenth Working Season
Ohnuma, K., Sultan, A., Fujii, S., Adachi, T. and Yamafuji, M.
Al-Rāfidān   34 1-12   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
A Preliminary Report of the Shawbak North Archaeological Project (SNAP), 2012-2013
Fujii, S., Yamafuji, M., Odaka, T. and Arimatsu, Y.
Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan   57 359-371   Dec 2013   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Excavation at the East Palace in the Nara Palace Site
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
Nabunken News   (66) 3-3   Sep 2017
In Pursuit of the Tang Outpost Suyab: An Archaeological Expedition at Ak-Beshim Site, 2015 Autumn Season
Yamafuji, M., Jokura, M., Yamauchi, K. and Amanbaeva, B.
4th International Conference on Archi-Cultural Interactions through the Silk Road Proceedings   6-9   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Subsistence System in Semi-Arid Zone: Late EBA Self-Sustenance of the Copper Production Center in Faynan Region, Southern Jordan
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Abstract Booklet   75-75   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Behind the Major Picture: A New Archaeological Survey in the Northern Shawbak Region, Southern Jordan, 2010-2013 Seasons
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
ASOR Annual Meeting Program and Abstract Book   192-193   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Homogenizing Socioeconomy with Production Deviation: Burnishing Technology of Early Bronze Age Pottery in the Southern Levant
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
ASOR Annual Meeting Program and Abstract Book   95-95   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
The Shawbak North Archaeological Project (SNAP), 2010-2012: Current Perspectives on the Occupational History of the Wadi Badda Area
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
12th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan (ICHAJ) “Transparent Borders ”   127-127   May 2013

Books etc

 
Protection and Research on Cultural Heritage in the Chuy Valley, the Kyrgyz Republic, Ak-Beshim and Ken Bulun
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi (Part:Joint Work, 5. Archaeological Investigations at Ken Bulun; 5.4. Results of the Surface Collection)
Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties   Mar 2017   
The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the looting of the Iraq Museum
Lawrence Rothfield (Part:Joint Translation, Chapter 2: “Nobody Thought of Culture”: War-Related Heritage Protection in the Early Prewar Period)
NHK Books   Jun 2016   ISBN:978-4-14-009359-7
Conservation and Scientific Research of the Archaeological Metal Objects at the History Museum of Armenia 2011-2015
Yamauchi, K., Yamafuji, M. and Kugiya, N. (Part:Joint Editor)
National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo   Mar 2015   
Archaeological Survey of the Northern Shawbak , Southern Jordan, 2010-2013
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi, FUJII Sumio and ADACHI Takuro (Part:Joint Work)
Mar 2015   ISBN:2186-053X (ISSN)

Conference Activities & Talks

 
From Village to City: Development of House Buildings during Early Bronze Age, Southern Levant [Invited]
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
17 Nov 2018   Kanazawa University
Cultural Interactions along the Tienshan North Way of the Silk Road: A View from Ak-Beshim
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
10 Nov 2018   
Yamafuji, M., Jokura, M., Yamauchi, K. and Amanbaeva, B.
The Eighth Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology   9 Jun 2018   Nanjin University
This paper aims at establishment of an occupational sequence at the Rabat of Ak-Beshim/Suyab, Kyrgyz Republic, in view of a typo-technological analysis on pottery from an excavation in Autumn 2015. The excavation identified at least three cultural...
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
6 Nov 2016   National Museum of Ethnology
Yamafuji, M., Jokura, M., Yamauchi, K. and Amanbaeva, B.
4th International Conference on Archi-Cultural Interactions through the Silk Road   16 Jul 2016   Mukogawa Women's University and Bahcesehir University
Subsistence System in Semi-Arid Zone: Late EBA Self-Sustenance of the Copper Production Center in Faynan Region, Southern Jordan
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East   25 Apr 2016   
Homogenizing Socioeconomy with Production Deviation: Burnishing Technology of Early Bronze Age Pottery in the Southern Levant
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
The American Schools of Oriental Research 2014 Annual Meeting   20 Nov 2014   
Behind the Major Picture: A New Archaeological Survey in the Northern Shawbak Region, Southern Jordan, 2010-2013 Seasons
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
The American Schools of Oriental Research 2014 Annual Meeting   19 Nov 2014   
The Shawbak North Archaeological Project (SNAP), 2010-2012: Current Perspectives on the Occupational History of the Wadi Badda Area
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
12th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan   8 May 2013   
Egyptian in Palestine? : A Pottery Analysis in Palestine in the Late Fourth Millennium B.C.
YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
9th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology   25 Feb 2005   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Archaeological Research on the Formation Processes of the Silk Road 'Tienshan North Road'
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
Material Culture Aspects of the Early Bronze Age 1 Egyptian Colony at South West Canaan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: JSPS Bilateral Joint Research Projects (Israel)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): YAMAFUJI Masatoshi
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): JOKURA Masayoshi
10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Apr 2016    Investigator(s): YAMAFUJI Masatoshi

Social Contribution

 
Geographic Information System on Site
[Lecturer]  National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo and National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic  UNESCO Workshop on Archaeological Survey in Uzgen, the Kyrgyz Republic, 2015  (Uzgen Archaeological Site, Kyrgyz Republic)  7 Oct 2015 - 7 Oct 2015
Global Navigation Satelite System
[Lecturer]  National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo and National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic  UNESCO Workshop on Archaeological Survey in Uzgen, the Kyrgyz Republic, 2015  (Uzgen Archaeological Site, Kyrgyz Republic)  3 Oct 2015 - 3 Oct 2015
Basic Concept and Method of Archaeological Survey
[Lecturer]  National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo and National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic  UNESCO Workshop on Archaeological Survey in Uzgen, the Kyrgyz Republic, 2015  (Uzgen Archaeological Site, Kyrgyz Republic)  2 Oct 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
Pottery Drawing
[Lecturer]  National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo and National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic  2013 Central Asia Training Workshop on Preservation of Archaeological Sites  (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic)  11 Feb 2013 - 13 Feb 2013
Pottery Drawing
[Lecturer]  National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo and National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic  2012 Central Asia Training Workshop on Preservation of Archaeological Sites  (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic)  4 Feb 2012 - 6 Feb 2012