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Shell-mound of Ohmori

  There is Shell-mound of Ohmori that Morse doctor excavated in place of a 5-minute walk from Shinagawa Historical Mus. We are maintained as Omori Kaizuka Iseki Park (Omori Shell Mounds Park) (6-21-6, Oi, Shinagawa-ku) now. Various things including bone, earthenware vessel, stone implement of animal are found as well as shellfish in ancient dump site with shell mound.

Morse doctor and discovery of Shell-mound of Ohmori

  Edward Sylvester Morse (Edward Sylverster Morse 1838-1925) studied shellfish in American zoologists. We visited Japan for study of shellfish called brachiopod in 1877 (Meiji 10) and discovered the shellfish layer in window of train toward Tokyo from Yokohama. This is Shell-mound of Ohmori

Morse doctor image of Omori Kaizuka Iseki Park (Omori Shell Mounds Park)

Excavation of Shell-mound of Ohmori

  Excavation by Morse doctor was carried out from September through December in 1877 (Meiji 10). We published "Shell Mounds of Omori" which was first Japanese excavation report in 1879 (Meiji 12). This excavation is first Japanese scientific excavation, and Shell-mound of Ohmori is called "the Japanese archeology birthplace" from this.
  Excavation such as Omori Kaizuka Iseki Park (Omori Shell Mounds Park) maintenance of 1984 and 1993 was carried out, and habitation site and earthenware vessel, accessories, fish or animal bone were found in large quantities afterwards. In 1984, we display some of excavation documents of 1993 in Shinagawa Historical Mus.

Shell-mound of Ohmori excavation scenery (1877)

From "Shell Mounds of Omori"

Shell-mound of Ohmori monument

Clay earring

1986 (61, Showa) excavation
3.8 centimeters in diameter

Hook made of horn of sika

1993 (5, Heisei) excavation
118.6 millimeters of Mayor of key


Omori Kaizuka Iseki Park (Omori Shell Mounds Park)

  We come to be able to learn about Shell-mound of Ohmori in garden in Jomon period including specimen of the "Shell-mound of Ohmori monument" put up in 1929 (4, Showa) and bronze statue and shellfish layer of Morse.

Opening of the park time

July, August It is February from November Other periods
It is 6:00 p.m. from 9:00 a.m. It is 4:00 p.m. from 9:00 a.m. It is 5:00 p.m. from 9:00 a.m.
Address
6-21-6, Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Traffic
Omori sorting office gets off JR, Tokyu, Rinkai Line Oi-machi Sta. in Tokyu bus Ikegami Station, Kamata Station line
From the JR Omori Sta. north exit a 5-minute walk
※There is no parking space in park.

The Omori Kaizuka Iseki Park (Omori Shell Mounds Park) front

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