Naoko Matsumoto

Professor of Archaeology at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Vice Director of the Center for Research on the Dynamics of Civilizations


Naoko Matsumoto received her D.Litt. in 1998 from Kyushu University.

Her research interests include the transition from the Jomon hunter-gatherers to the following Yayoi agricultural societies in Japanese Archipelago, the factors related to inter-group violence, and the construction of interdisciplinary research frameworks for cognitive and gender archaeology.

She has conducted excavations at several Jomon and Yayoi sites in Kyushu and Chugoku district in western Japan.

In BE-ARCHAEO Professor Matsumoto will manage interactions between European participants and Japanese partners across various fields.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovationprogramme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 823826

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