- Dec 2011
- Mountains and Jungles of Southern China
Found this passage on a Japanese website
It seems that Jomon and Liujiang were related.Jomon skulls and limb bones closely resemble the Upper Pleistocene Liujiang fossils of Kwangsi, south China, which represent a stock that had barely begun to differentiate along the Mongoloid line (Yamaguchi, 1982). The Ainu, long an enigma in racial history and systematics, are now recognized as a. remnant population descended from the Jomon, which survived in Hokkaido following ancient hunting-fishing lifeways in relative isolation from post-Jomon influences until the end of the last century. Comparisons based on cranial measurements (Howells, 1966; Yamaguchi, 1982; Dodo, 1982) nonmetric cranial traits (Yamaguchi, 1967) and teeth (Turner, 1976; 1979; Turner and Hanihara, 1977; Brace and Nagai, 1982) attest to the affiliation of Ainu with Jomon.