Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameHABU Junko
AffiliationDepartment of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
PositionProfessor
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Year of Birth1959
Professional CareerVisiting Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan (2016)
Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan (2014)
Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (2010)
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (2002)
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1996)
Faculty Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, McGill University(1994)
Full-time Research Associate (joshu), Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo (1984)
Higher DegreesPh.D. (Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, McGill University, 1996)
M.A. (Archaeology, Division of History, Keio University, 1984)
B.A. (Archaeology, Department of Ethnology and Archaeology, Division of History, Keio University, 1982)
Academic Society MembershipsAmerican Anthropological Association
Society for American Archaeology
Sigma Xi
American Geophysical Union
Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
Society for East Asian Archaeology
Japanese Archaeological Association
Society of Archaeological Studies of Japan
The Anthropological Society of Nippon
Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Japanese Society for Scientific Studies on Cultural Property
Kagoshima Archaeological Association
Association for Edo Period Archaeology
AppealBorn in Kawasaki City, Japan, Junko Habu received her BA (1982) and MA (1984) from Keio University in Tokyo and PhD (1996) from McGill University in Montreal. She is the project leader of the Small-Scale Societies Project and a Professor at RIHN, and also a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. As an environmental archaeologist, she has excavated a number of prehistoric Jomon sites and historic Edo period sites in Japan and conducted fieldwork in North America. Her books include Ancient Jomon of Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Evaluating Multiple Narratives (Springer 2008, co-edited with Fawcett and Matsunaga).

 

Books

【Authored/Co-authored】

Fitzhugh, Ben・Habu, Junko 2002,12 Beyond Foraging and Collecting: Evolutionary Change in Hunter-Gatherer Settlement Systems. Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York, USA, 442pp.

Habu, Junko 1989 Excavation Report of the Archaeological Committee of the University of Tokyo, No.1: Report of the No.7 Science Building Area Excavation at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo [Tokyo Daigaku Iseki Chosashitsu Hakkutsu Chosa Hokokusho 1: Tokyo Daigaku Hongo Konai no Iseki, Rigakubu 7-go-kan Chiten]. Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 542pp. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko 2001,01 Subsistence-Settlement Systems and Intersite Variability in the Moroiso Phase of the Early Jomon Period of Japan. International Monographs in Prehistory, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 207pp.

Habu, Junko 2004,07 Ancient Jomon of Japan. Campridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 322pp.

Habu, J., Savelle, J.,Koyama, S.,Hongo, H. 2003 Hunter-Gatherers of the North Pacific Rim. Senri Ethnological Studies, 63. National Museum of Ethnology, Suita City, Osaka, 277pp.

Habu, J.,Fawcett, C., Matsunaga, J. 2008,07 Evaluating Multiple Narratives: Beyond Nationalist, Colonialist, Imperialist Archaeologie. Springer Science & Business Media, New York, USA, 217pp.

Habu, Junko, John W. Olsen and Peter Lape 2017 Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology. . Springer, New York, NY (In press)

Habu, Junko, Tsuyoshi Sasaki and Mayumi Fukunaga Environmental Education and Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Case Studies from the Hei River Valley, Miyako City. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, 272pp. (in Japanese) (In preparation; book contract obtained from the publisher)

【Chapters/Sections】

Habu, Junko 2016,03 Shoku no Tayosei to Bunka no Seisui (Food Diversity and the Growth and Decline of the Jomon Culture). Kem’ichi Kobayashi (ed.) Jomon Jidai no Shoku to Sumai (Food and Houses during the Jomon Period). Doseisha, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, pp.1-25. (in Japanese)

Papers

【Original Articles】

Habu, J. 2018,11 Jomon Food Diversity, Climate Change and Long-term Sustainability: What I Have Learned by Doing Archaeological and Ethnographic Studies in Japan. The SAA Archaeological Record 18(4):27-30.

Crema, E., Habu, J., Kobayashi, K., Madella, M. 2016,04 Summed Probability Distribution of 14C Dates Suggests Regional Divergences in the Population Dynamics of the Jomon Period in Eastern Japan. PLOS One. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154809 (reviewed).

Habu, Junko 2014,04 Post-Pleistocene Transformations of Hunter-Gatherers in East Asia: The Jomon and Chulmun. Cummings, V・Jordan, P・Zvelebil, M (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp.507-520. DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199551224.013.043 (reviewed).

Habu, Junko 2014,08 Early Sedentism in East Asia: From Late Palaeolithic to Early Agricultural Societies in Insular East Asia. . Renfrew, C.,Bahn, P. (ed.) Handbook of World Archaeology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp.724-741.

Habu, Junko 2015,10 Mechanisms of Long-term Culture Change and Human Impacts on the Environment: A Perspective from Historical Ecology, with Special Reference to the Early and Middle Jomon Periods of Prehistoric Japan . The Quaternary Research 54 :299-310. (in Japanese) (reviewed).  https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jaqua/54/5/54_299/_pdf

Habu, Junko 2016,09 Food Diversity and Climate Change: Lessons from the Early and Middle Jomon Periods, Japan. Quarterly of Archaeological Studies 63(2). (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Habu, Junko 2017,01 Jomon Food Diversity and Environmental Change. Kagaku 87(2). (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko and Hall, M 2013,05 Climate change, human impacts on the landscape, and subsistence specialization: historical ecology and changes in Jomon hunter-gatherer lifeways. Thompson, Victor・Waggoner, James (ed.) The Historical Archaeology of Small Scale Economies. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, pp.65-78. DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042428.003.0004

Habu, Junko, Yumiko Ito and Kaori Adachi 2016,03 Excavation Report of the Goshizawa Matsumori No.4 Site, Aomori City. (in Japanese)

Heron, Carl, Junko Habu, Mio K. Owens, Yumiko Ito, Yvette Eley, Alexandre Lucquoin, Anita Randini, Hayley Saul, Cynthianne D. Spitteri and Oliver Craig 2016,08 Molecular and isotopic investigations of pottery and 'charred remains' from Sannai Maruyama and Sannai Maruyama No.9, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Japanese Journal of Archaeology  4(1):29-52.  http://www.jjarchaeology.jp/contents/pdf/vol004/4-1_029.pdf

Shinkai, R., Kanno, T., Yamamoto, N., Habu, J., Matsui, A., McLaren, D., Croes, D. 2015,12 Excavation of a prehistoric wet site on Triquet Island in British Columbia, Canada. Quarterly of Archaeological Studies 62(3):16-20. (in Japanese)

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Fitzhugh, B., Yoneda, M., Habu, J., Taylor, J., Kamenov, G., Shinkai, R. and Krigbaum, J. Okhotsk culture mobility in the context of maritime subsistence and seasonally frozen coasts. ESSAS Annual Science Meeting "Scientific Challenges in a Changing Arctic&Subarctic", 2016.03.07-2016.03.09, Yokohama World Porters, Yokohama.

Habu, Junko Introduction: Long-term sustainability in contemporary Japan and the world. Towards Long-term Sustainability: In Response to the 3.11 Earthquake and the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, 2012.04.21, University of California, Berkeley.

Habu, Junko Anthropology of Japan: Environment, Energy and Contemporary Japanese Society. Teaching 3.11 Workshop. , 2012.06.29, Sophia University, Japan.

Habu, Junko Introduction: The Role of Anthropology in Disaster Japan; Responses to the 3/11 Earthquake and the Fukushima Accident. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, 2012.11.17, San Francosco, CA, USA.

Habu, Junko Introduction: Eco-Activism in Japan and US Post-Fukushima.. Eco-Activism in Japan and US Post-Fukushima, 2013.02.09, University of Califiornia, Berkeley.

Habu, Junko Jomon Food Diversity and Long-term Sustainability: Lessons from Prehistoric Japan. The 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2013.04.02, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Habu, Junko Jomon Food Diversity and Long-term Sustainability: Lessons from Prehistoric Japan. Historical Ecology Workshop, 2013.05.30, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Habu, Junko Archaeology, Food Diversity and Long-term Sustainability of Human Societies. Departmental Talk Series, Department of Anthropology, 2013.09.16, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Habu, Junko Sedentary Hunter-Gatherers in East Asia: Jomon People. The 8th Minpaku Kyodo Kenkyukai, 2014.07.06, National Museum of Ethnology, Suita-City, Osaka.

Habu, Junko Sedetism, Mobility and Human Impacts on the Environment: A Perspective from Historical Ecology. JAQUA Meeting 2014, 2014.09.05-2014.09.09, Tokyo University, Kashiwa-City, Chiba-Ken.

Habu, Junko Did Jomon People Have the Staple Food?-Food Diversity and Environmental Issues-. The 6th RIHN Tokyo Seminar, 2015.01.16, Yurakucho Asahi Hall, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo.

Habu, Junko Long-term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-scale Economies: Approaches from Historical Ecology. Workshop: Food Diversity and Long-Term Sustainabality. , 2015.03.11, University of California, Berkeley.

Habu, Junko Human Ecodynamics and Their Changes in Prehistoric Japan: Food Diversity, Climate Change and Long-term Sustainability of Hunter-Gatherer System. International Union for Quaternary Research Congress, 2015.07.26-2015.08.02, Nagoya Convention Center, Nagoya.

Habu, Junko Sedentism, Subsistence Specialization and Human Impacts on the Environment: A Case Study from the Jomon Period, Northern Japan. International Workshop "Climate Change and Food Diversity in the Past and Present: Comparative Studies on the North Pacific and Atlantic Coasts", 2015.07.30, RIHN, Kyoto. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko Food Diversity, Demography and Climate Change: Lessons from the Prehistoric Jomon Period, Japan. World Archaeological Congress, 2016.08.28-2016.09.02, Doshisha University, Kyoto.

Habu, Junko, Barbara Rose Johnston and Rika Shinkai Indigenouse rights, cultural heritage, landscapes, and dam construction: the case from Nibutani in Hokkaido, Japan. World Archaeological Congress, 2016.08.28-2016.09.02, Doshisha University, Kyoto.

Habu, Junko and Weber, Steven Mobility, Food Diversity and Climate Change: Prehistoric Cases from East and South Asia. Society for American Archaeology, 2014.04.23-2014.04.27, Austin, TX, USA.

Hamada, S., Thornton, T., Shinkai, R. and Habu, J. Economies in the North Pacific. ESSAS Annual Science Meeting "Scientific Challenges in a Changing Arctic&Subarctic", 2016.03.06-2016.03.06, Yokohama World Porpers, Yokoama.

Johnston, Barbara, R. and Junko Habu Doing archaeology and cultural heritage work in nuclear disaster zones: environmental health risks and worker concerns. World Archaeoloigcal Congress, 2016.08.28-2016.09.02, Doshisha University, Kyoto.

Kawahata, H., Hatta, Y., Ota, Y., Yoshida, A. and Habu, J. Quantitative Reconstruction of Temperature in Northern Japan for the Last 2000 Years and the Influential Factors to Determine Climatic Fluctuation. European Geosciences Union-General Assembly 2016, 2016.04.17-2016.04.22, Austria Center Vienna, Austria.

Kawahata, H., Hatta, Y., Habu, J. and Yoshida, A. Kitanihon ni okeru Kako 6,700 nenkan no Ondo Henka to Jinrui Katsudo (Temperature Variation and Human Activity For the Last 6,700 Years in Northern Japan). Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016, 2016.05.22-2016.05.26, Makuhari Messe, Chiba. (in Japanese)

Yamaguchi, Tomiko and Junko Habu Institutional Expertise and Lay Responses to Soil Contamination: The Experience of Farmers in Fukushima. The Third ISA Forum of Sociology, 2016.07.10-2016.07.13, Vienna, Austria.

Yoshida, A., Kawahata, H. and Habu, J. Cooling Climate of the Middle Holocene Reconstructed from the Pollen Analysis Data of the Sediment Core of Uchiura Bay, Hokkaido.. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016, 2016.05.22-2016.05.26, Makuhari Messe, Chiba. (in Japanese)

【Poster Presentation】

Ito, Y., Habu, J., Onishi, T., and Inano, Y. Anacardiaceae fruits excavated from Goshizawa-matumori Site in Aomori City. The 29th Meeting of Japanese Association of Historical Botany, 2014.11.23, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima.

Yoneda, M., Kusaka S. and Habu, J. Hone no Doitaihi kara Mita Jomonjidai Chuki kara Koki e ho Jinko Gekigen (A Sharp Population Decrease from the Middle to the Late Jomon Period through the Skeletal Isotope Ratio). The 4th Isotope Environmetal Studies Symposium, 2014.12.22, RIHN, Kyoto. (in Japanese)

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Habu, Junko Jomon Food Diversity and Long-term Sustainability: Lessons from Prehistoric Japan. , 2012.05.09, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford, California, USA.

Habu, Junko Food diversity and long-term sustainability of human cultures: lessons from Jomon archaeology. Japanese University Network in the Bay Area, 2012.05.09, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Habu, Junko Jomon Food Diversity and Long-term Sustainability: Lessons from Prehistoric Japan. , 2012.10.08, University of California, Davis.

Habu, Junko Graduate education at UC Berkeley: Training a new generation of scholars in the field of archaeology. Lecture at Alumni Association of Archaeology and Ethnology, Keio University, 2014.06.07, Keio University, Minato-Ku, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko Archaeology, Food Diversity and Long-term Sustainability of Human Societies. , 2013.10.18, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

Habu, Junko Food Diversity and the Growth and Decline of Human Cultures. Seminar on Cultural Resources, Archaeology and Contemporary Society 4, 2014.10.26, Tokyo National Museum, Taito-Ku, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko Archaeology, food diversity and long-term sustainability of human societies: Lessons from prehistoric Japan. 2014 Senior Fellowship Program in National Museum of Korea, 2014.11.09-2014.11.15, Yongsan-dong, Seoul.

Habu, Junko Jomon Staple Food and Society. Tsugaru City Jomon 2015 Symposium, 2015.02.14, Tsugaru City Shogai Gakushu Center, Tsugaru-City, Aomori-Ken. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko Nuclear Issues in Japan: The Great East Japan Earthquake and the Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi. The Society of Woman Geographers, 2015.03.14, Minerva House, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Habu, Junko Jomon Pit-dwellings, Sedentism, and Food Diversity. The 80th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology, 2015.04.16, San Francisco, California, USA. (Presentation given on behalf of the author)

Habu, Junko Food Diversity and the Growth and the Decline of Past Cultures: Environmental Problems Examined from an Archaelogical Perspective. The 62nd RIHN Citizen's Seminar, 2015.04.30, Heartpia-Kyoto, Kyoto. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko Graduate Education in North America: Training a New Generation of Scholars in the Field of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Related Fields. Guanghua Humanity Foundation Academic Exchange Seminar, 2015.06.01, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Habu, Junko Food Diversity and Long-term Sustainability, Lesson from Prehistoric Japan. Guanghua Humanity Foundation Academic Exchange Seminar, 2015.06.02, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Habu, Junko Food of the Jomon People and the Growth and Decline of Past Cultures. The 30th Shukushoshakai Kenkyukai (The Society for the Study of Shrinking Society), 2015.09.05, Nezu Church, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko The Ecological Studies of the Jomon Period and Prof. Nakao Sakazume. Open Lectures on the Studies of Jomon Shellmidden and Prof. Nakao Sakazume, 2015.10.11, Doshisha University, Kyoto. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko Food Diversity and Jomon Archaeology. , 2015.12.04, Korekawa Archaeological Institution. (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko Jomon Food Diversity, Climate Change and Long-term Sustainability: Lessons from Prehistoric Japan. , 2016.01.28, Willamette University, Oregon, USA.

Habu, Junko Jomon Food Diversity, Climate Change and Long-term Sustainability: Lessons from Prehistoric Japan. , 2016.02.04, Arizona State University.

Habu, Junko Key Note Speech: Food Diversity and Climate Change: Case Studies from the Early to Middle Jomon Period. Society of Archaeological Studies, 62nd General Meeting, 2016.04.16-2016.04.17, . (in Japanese)

Habu, Junko Food Diversity, Climate Change and the Resilience Human-Environmental Interaction: A Case Study from the Jomon Period. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016, 2016.05.22-2016.05.26, Makuhari Messe, Chiba-City, Chiba. (in Japanese)