Friday, March 15, 2019

Episode #089: Ancient Japan and the Jomon

We spend some time on listener comments and correspondence, reading them and responding in kind. Kyle then reads some fascinating news stories about ancient CMEs, and advanced mathematics describing why hipsters are the first to be annoying, anywhere.

After that, we read excerpts from Graham Hancock's book Underworld about the mysterious Jomon people of ancient Japan, whose culture survived for at least 12,000 years. Jomon pottery is by far the oldest pottery ever discovered, by many thousands of years, and they had some oldest known organized planned settlements in the world.

Brothers of the Serpent Episode 089 

Dragon Aurora

More sky dragons

Definitely a dragon

Drip painting on canvas by Nathan J Taylor, artist's impression of Ezekiel's Wheel

Another artist's impression of Ezekiel's wheel
Jomon site of Sannai-Muryama, reconstructed

Interior of reconstructed Jomon longhouse at Sannai-Muryama
Kuromata Yama in the distance, a sculpted 'pyramid' mountain

Kuromata Yama
Very ancient Jomon stone circles

Jomon circle

Jomon stone circle
Very ancient Jomon pottery, with "rope" impressions

Examples of Jomon pottery

Jomon "incense burner"

Jomon pottery vessel

Ancient fragment of Jomon pottery, with cord marks

Very ancient Jomon pottery

Highly stylized Jomon vessel

Jomon pottery

Jomon maze pattern vase
Tiny birdpoint arrowhead we found, with a dime for relative size
Jomon "Dogu" figurine


Another example of strange Dogu figures

Dogu with characteristic giant slit eyes

Dogu figure

Very old dogu figurine


Showing the relative size of the average Dogu figurine

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