Japan's Human History dates back 700,000 years
orig: 98/11/08
S. Fujimura (see below) admitted that the latest findings in 2000, in two sites, were faked by himself, according to NHK news on 7am, and Mainichi News, November 5, 2000. What a shame! While the fakes were admitted on two cases "discovered" in 2000, the writer of this page would scratch the following that describes about earlier findings, because all his works are now doubtful.
According to news paper reports and other sources, a stone prouct that is determined to be 700,000 years old, was found at an archeological site in Kami-Takamori, Tsukidate, Miyagi, Japan. The stone product was found together with its mother stone with the cutting faces of the two articles exactly matching each other.

The excavating team had previously discovered, at the same site, a set of 15 stone products that were buried in an intentional alignment, from a soil layer that represents 600,000 years ago.

The latest finding is from further deeper soil which is believed to belong to 600,000 - 720,000 years ago.

One of the excavating team members, S. Fujimura, had previously (in December 1997),discovered a stone product in the western neighbor prefecture (Obanazawa, Yamagata), that is 100,000 years old. And, further, the member had found its mother stone some 30 km east of the site (i.e. Nakajima-yama site in Miyagi), with the cutting faces exactly matching. At the Yamagata site, S. Fujimura, had also discovered stone products from the soil layer that represents 500,000 years ago.

It is quite interesting to note that it was not believed that Japan islands had people as old as 30,000 years ago, until recently. With the land development progressing (in other words, at the expense of beautiful nature), news paper is very busy resporting excavated findings and our knowledge into the old days is advancing.

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