J is for – Jomon Pottery

J proved to be as challenging as F. For a while I was toying with writing about Jerusalem, since that is a city with a lot of mysteries.

Also looked a bit into the lost years of Jesus – when he was supposed to be in India.

In the end found this wikipedia entry on Japanese Paleolithic period.

The Jōmon period is the time in Japanese prehistory from about 14,000 BC to 300 BC.

The Jomon created the oldest pottery vessels in the world.

Image Credit – “The World’s First Pottery Created in Jomon, Japan.” Environmental Graffiti. Web. 12 Apr. 2012. .

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4 Responses to J is for – Jomon Pottery

  1. Wow! I never realized Japan had the oldest pottery. Some of the pottery in English pre-history is pretty old. I love this sort of thing. Tried potting myself many years ago–even baked it in my own fire outside. Of course it wasn’t successful. But I had fun. Blog on!


  2. A very pretty piece of pottery. Good choice, I think.

    Good luck with the challenge!

    Dianna Fielding

    • S.J.NIja says:

      Thanks Dianna! And it is amazing that it survived all these years – I would’ve loved to have been a fly on the wall when this was made! Good luck with your challenge!