13,000-year-old clay figure found
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
May 31, 2010
The tiny figure, 3.1 centimeters in height and 14.6 grams in weight, depicts a female torso with breasts and a waistline.
The figure, which was discovered at the Aidanikumahara archaeological site, is from an incipient era of the Jomon Pottery Culture, according to the association.
Another female clay figure from approximately the same era was found in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, in 1996.