Jomon

/jaw"mawn/, adj.
of or pertaining to the period of Japanese culture, c8000-300 B.C., corresponding to Mesolithic or early Neolithic, characterized by sunken-pit dwellings and heavy handmade pottery formed with a rope pattern of clay coils.
[ < Japn jomon rope-pattern]

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