SANO, Katsuhiro

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SANO, Katsuhiro
Tohoku University
Center for Northeast Asian Studies
Ph.D.(University of Cologne)
Research funding number

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University
Apr 2010
Mar 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology, Tohoku University
Apr 2013
Mar 2017
Assistant Professor, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2017
Mar 2019
Associate Professor, Waseda Institute of Advanced Study, Waseda University

Awards & Honors

Jul 2017
奨励賞, Japanese Palaeolithic Research Association

Published Papers

Sano, K., Arrighi, S., Stani, C., Aureli, D., Boschin, F., Fiore, I., Spagnolo, V., Ricci, S., Crezzini, J., Boscato, P., Gala, M., Tagliacozzo, A., Birarda, G., Vaccari, L., Ronchitelli, A., Moroni, A., Benazzi, S
Nature Ecology & Evolution   3(10) 1409-1414   Sep 2019   [Refereed]
Kadowaki, S., Tamura, T., Sano, K., Kurozumi, T., Maher, L.A., Wakano, J.Y., Omori, T., Kida, R., Hirose, M., Massadeh, S., Henry, D.O.
Journal of Human Evolution   135 10246   Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Lee, G-K, and Sano, K.
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences   11(6) 2453-2465   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Masami Izuho, Nicolas Zwyns, Katsuhiro Sano
Archaeological Research in Asia   17 1   Mar 2019
Morisaki, K., Sano, K., and Izuho, M.
Archaeological Research in Asia   17 79-97   Mar 2019   [Refereed]

Books etc

Suwa, G., Beyene, Y., Sano, K., and Asfaw, B. (Part:Joint Editor)
The University of Tokyo Press   Oct 2017   ISBN:978-4-13-020280-0
Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry
Iovita, R. and Sano, K. (Part:Joint Editor)
Springer   Jun 2016   ISBN:978-94-017-7602-8
Konso-Gardula Research Project Volume 2. Archaeological Collection: Background and the Early Acheulean Assemblages
Beyene, Y., Sano, K. and G. Suwa (Part:Joint Editor)
The University Museum, The University of Tokyo   Oct 2015   ISBN:0910-481 X (
Functional Variability in the Late Upper Palaeolithic of North-Western Europe: A Traceological Approach. Universitätsforschungen zur Prähistorischen Archäologie
Sano, K.
Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH   Dec 2012   ISBN:9783774938175
Rietberg und Salzkotten-Thüle. Anfang und Ende der Federmessergruppen in Westfalen
Sano, K. (Part:Contributor, Funktionsanalyse an Steinartefakten von Rietberg und Salzkotten-Thüle)
Verlag Marie Leidorf   Jul 2012   ISBN:978-3867573627

Conference Activities & Talks

Emergence of the complex multi-faceted sequences in human tools
SANO, Katsuhiro
Evolinguistics Workshop 2019   25 May 2019   
Function of early Upper Palaeolithic pointed blade in Japan
Sano, K.
The 9th Meeting of the Asian Palaeolithic Association   2 Aug 2018   
Use-wear analysis of Uluzzian lunates from Grotta del Cavallo in Italy
Sano, K.
XVIII World UISPP Congress 2018   4 Jun 2018   
石器テクノロジーの発達とデザインの変遷 [Invited]
エチオピア大地溝帯で初期人類の進化と石器技術の発展を探る   8 Apr 2018   
日本旧石器学会第15回講演・研究発表シンポジウム   2 Jul 2017   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: 2019 - 2022    Investigator(s): SANO, Katsuhiro
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area)
Project Year: Jun 2017 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Yasuo Ihara
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: 
Project Year: 2015 - 2018
Establishing global standards of lithic use-wear identification and cross cultural functional morphology
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2017
Standard patterns of lithic use-wear formation were re-investigated and identification criteria for microwear traces were published in English. Experimental data bases of microflaking scar patterns and micro-polish images were scrutinized for glob...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: 
Project Year: 2012 - 2014
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: 
Project Year: 2011 - 2012
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: 
Project Year: 2010 - 2011