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William Gowland : the father of Japanese archaeology /
edited by Victor Harris and Kazuo Goto.
imprint
London : British Museum, 2003.
description
199 p. : ill., map ; 31 cm.
ISBN
0714124206 :
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London : British Museum, 2003.
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0714124206 :
general note
Co-published by Asahi Shimbun.
language note
English and Japanese.
catalogue key
5163698
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a timely re-evaluation of Gowlands archaeology in Japan...an extremely useful volume for students'
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During his stay in Japan as one of the foreign technicians employed to aid the Westernization and industrialization of Japan, William Gowland (1842-1922) conducted the first truly accurate scientific surveys of burial mounds of the 3rd-7th centuries. This book introduces, describes and evaluates his achievements.
Main Description
During his stay in Japan as one of the foreign technicians employed to aid the Westernization and industrialization of Japan, William Gowland (1842-1922) conducted the first truly accurate scientific surveys of burial mounds ( kofun ) of the 3rd-7th centuries, including a number of imperial mausolea. Illustrated with many photographs, mainly taken by himself, this book introduces, describes and evaluates his achievements, now highly regarded by Japanese archaeologists, and considers the fruits of his work. Dual language text: English and Japanese.
Main Description
During his stay in Japan as one of the foreign technicians employed to aid the Westernization and industrialization of Japan, William Gowland (1842-1922) conducted the first truly accurate scientific surveys of burial mounds (kofun) of the 3rd-7th centuries, including a number of imperial mausolea. Illustrated with many photographs, mainly taken by him, this book introduces, describes and evaluates his achievements, now highly regarded by Japanese archaeologists, and considers the fruits of his work.
Table of Contents
The Work of William Gowland in Japan
Japanese Kofun Photographed by William Gowland
The Gowland Collection
William Gowland's Footsteps in Japan : A Photographic Documentation
Burial Mound Research and William Gowland
My Encounter with the Gowland Collection
Maps of Japan Showing the Distribution of Dolmen, Burial Mounds and Rock-hewn Tombs
A Survey of Photographs by Gowland in The British Museum
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