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negoyadai Ruins

宇都宮市上欠町にある縄文時代前期の関東最大級の遺跡。集落の中心にある円形広場からは、約300基の墓穴とその中から 多くの副葬品が発見されたほか、長方形の大型建物跡がいくつも発見された。根古谷台遺跡は、霊園墓地造成に先立つ発掘調 査で発見されたもので、縄文時代前期の大型建物を含む集落跡である。この集落跡は東西約300m、南北約150mの広がりを持ち、 その中央の広場には墓壙(墓穴)と思われる 339の土壙が発見された。 http://inoues.net/ruins2/nekoya_iseki.html

Copyright: Masahiro Tomuro
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Taken: 06/06/2010
Uploaded: 06/06/2010
Updated: 04/03/2015


Tags: ruins; utsunomiya
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