Meaning of Jomon

Jo•mon

Pronunciation: ( jô'môn), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the period of Japanese culture, c8000–300 b.c., corresponding to Mesolithic or early Neolithic, characterized by sunken-pit dwellings and heavy handmade pottery formed with a rope pattern of clay coils.
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