Japans oldest weights

Published on August 30th, 2013 | by Admin


11 smooth stones dating back to the Yayoi Period (300 B.C. – 300 A.D.) may be Japan’s oldest weights used for scales.

To find what the stones were actually used for, Morimoto collected data and made calculations in the spring of last year that suggested they may be two sets of weights. He became more strongly convinced of this when he remembered weights from Mesopotamia he saw at the Louvre Museum in Paris in September 2010.

Morimoto said he hastily wrote a report on this assumption for presentation at the end of last year, but feared that “someone else may have already found it out as this seems too evident.”

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Story: Komaki Niregane, Japan Times | Photo: Japan Times

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