Takao Sato


Takao Sato is a Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Ethnology at Keio University. His research interests are in animal ritual and symbolism and he will be responsible for the preliminary zooarchaeological examination of the materials excavated at Hamanaka and Funadomari.

Email: sato@flet.keio.ac.jp

Phone: 81-3-5427-1425

Fax: 81-3-5427-1425

Department of Archaeology and Ethnology
Faculty of Letters
Keio University
2-15-45, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345


Sato T. 2014. Dogs and Jomon people, In: Nishida I. (ed.), Proceedings of the Higashimyou Symposium: The Jomon people and their real life revealed from shell mound remains, Saga: Saga board of education, pp.74-92 (in Japanese).

Sato T. 2013. Studies of the raised bear ceremony: Current trends and issues. Biostory 20: 34-43 (in Japanese).

Sato T. 2013. Deer-sending rituals of the medieval and the early modern Ainu. Zooarcheology 30:136-151(in Japanese with English abstract).

Sato T. 2012. Vertebrate remains excavated from pit-dwellings 7, 9, 10 at the Okhotsk Locality of the Tokoro Chashi site. In the Course of Archeology and Tokoro Research Laboratory, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo (ed.) Tokoro Chashi Site: Okhotsk Locality, Iwaki: University of Tokyo, pp.312-359 (in Japanese).

Kazuta H, Sato T, Dodo Y, Matsumura H, Amano T, Ishida H, and Masuda R. 2011. Genotype frequencies of the ABCC11 gene in 2000-3000-year-old human bones from the Epi-Jomon and Jomon sites in Hokkaido, Japan. Anthropological Science 119: 81-86. (DOI: 10.1537/ase.100416)

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project