ama is a PhD hopeful with a background in Japanese Studies and Archaeology. She’s conducted research on Japanese decorated tombs while on a government scholarship, worked on an international dig site in northern Japan for over 5 years, and conducted an ethno-archaeological survey of the local community at said site as part of her MA dissertation.  Additionally, she created a webcomic for a crowdfunded excavation of a Bronze Age barrow, as well as provided illustrations for educational activities at cultural museums. 

Over the next three months, ama looks forward to using her artistic skills to blog about the prehistory of the Japanese archipelago and her experiences with the practice of archaeology in Japan. 

You can find ama on Twitter at @amasugiru!

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