added by archaeologs A settlement site in the western suburbs of Tokyo, Japan, best known for the 79 pit houses of the Kofun Period. A change in heating and cooking methods was introduced in the middle of the Kofun Period, from a central hearth on the floor to a clay stove built against the wall. Various, but not numerous, iron tools and a simple forge were also found. Curbed beads and clay imitations of bronze mirrors suggest that farmers subscribed to the belief-system symbolized by these objects; see mirrors (Japan).
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983
added by archaeologs [NagadaJ. See Pre-Dynastic Egypt.