Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (2019-2023)

Integrative Human Historical Science of "Out of Eurasia"
Exploring the Mechanisms of the Development of Civilization

News & Topics

A new article was published

A research article, "Pregnancy parturition scars in the preauricular area and the association with the total number of pregnancies and parturitions" in American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Yuriko Igarashi, a co-investigator at B03 is a first author). This study clarified the association between the degree of development of pregnancy parturition scars (PPSs) and the total number of pregnancies and parturitions (TNPPs) on the basis of new identification standards for PPS in the preauricular area on the iliac bone. No PPS indicated no TNPP, weak PPS indicated a lower TNPP, and developed PPS indicated a higher TNPP. The percentage of each PPS category could indicate fertility in the population.

Acknowledgments: The authors are deeply indebted to the donors who donated their body for the practice of dissections in systematic anatomies from 1989 to 2016 to medical collages, and their bereaved. This study would not have been possible without their generosity.

Announcement of The third international Symposium on the Ancient Maya in Japan

We endorse The third international Symposium on the Ancient Maya in Japan, which will be held at Okayama University on 13-15, Dec.

Announcement of International Workshop “Early Civilizations from the Viewpoints of the Northeast Eurasian Prehistory: A New Perspective”

We will co-host an international workshop.

Date: November, 4 (Monday), 2019.
Venue:Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Seminar Room 3&4

*Details are found at Workshop website.
Contact: Hideyuki Onishi (Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, B01),

Announcement of the Conference 2020 of Cultural Evolution Society at Hokkaido University

Date : September 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday), 2020
Place : Hokkaido University

Our research area co-hots the conference, and the leader of the area (Naoko Matsumoto) and two other members (Kohei Tamura and Hisashi Nakao, C01) are involved as scientific and local committee.

Announcement of a co-organized symposium: Experimental aesthetics symposium ”On beauty: philosophical and psychological considerations to the empirical study of aesthetics”

Date: September 3 (Tue), 2019 3:30-6:00 pm
Place: Keio University, Mita Campus, South building, 4F meeting room
Jesse Prinz(City University of New York)"Works of Wonder"
Joerg Fingerhut(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)"Artistic Beauty"
Hideaki Kawabata(Keio University)“Plato's Hippias Major and the psychological implication”

*Organizer: Mita Philosophy Association
Co-organizer: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas: Integrative Human Historical Science of "Out of Eurasia" Exploring the Mechanisms of the Development of Civilization

Contact:Hideaki Kawabata(Keio University, B02)

Announcement of the 1st seminar of the Archaeological and Anthropological Science Seminar Series, Nanzan University

Date : October 10 (Sat), 2019, 2:00-5:00 pm
Place : Nanzan University, Faculty Building 1, 5F meeting room 515

Speaker: Hiromi Hirakawa(Kagoshima International University)
Title: Rethinking archaeology: from ethnoarchaeology, cognitive archaeology, and archaeological science

*Details are described at seminar website.
Contact: Hisashi Nakao (Nanzan University, C01)

Announcement of the kick-off symposium (the 1st conference of the project)

Date : September 8 (Sun), 2019, 1:00-5:00 pm
Place : Okayama University, Faculty of Letters, Law, and Economics Lecture Room Building, Room 10th

Symposium poster (pdf)

*The 2nd conference of the project will be held at 11 & 12 Jan, 2020 at Nanzan University. The details will be anounced soon.

Contact: Hisashi Nakao (Nanzan University, Secretary)

The website has been launched.