Yamaguchi University Archaeological Museum
Yamaguchi University, Yoshida campus, stands on an archaeological site. Yamaguchi University archaeological Museum is researching and studying this site.
The Yoshida site was discovered in 1966, upon the removal of departments from dispersed locations to the Yoshida canpus. We took this opportunity to start the archaeological excavations of the sites at Yamaguchi University. In 1967 we organized a research group for the Yosida site, Whose leader was the university President, and continued to do research until 1973 when the placement of all the faculties was completed.
Yamaguchi University Archaeological Museum was established in 1977 for the purpose of studying archaeological relics excavated from the Yosida site. In 1978, the guidelines for research and study of archaeological site at Yamaguchi University ( Rules and Regulations of Yamaguchi University Archaeological Museum and its Management Committee) were enacted. Since these guidelines were enacted, duties concerning the archaeological remains of Yamaguchi University have been enforced by the Museum.
Archaeological researchi and excavating of other sites have been conducted since 1983, not only at the Yoshida Campus, but also at the Kogushi Campus where the department of mediscine is located, and at the Tokiwa Campus, the location of the department of technology. Other sites include the Shiraishi Campus where Yamaguchi Junior High School, Elementary School and Kindergarten are located, as well as at the Hikari Campus, including Hikari Junior High School and Elementary School. Related sites that have also been found, are included in the research of the Yamaguchi University Archaeological Museum.
As a facility, the following are the duties of the Museum.
1. Archaeological research and study:
Constructions that are planned at Yamaguchi University are excavated from the predetermined area and
a report is published on the research result. We treat the remains with materials to preserve them so
others may develop a broader study within the sites of the University.
2. Custody and Exhibition:
Explanatory meetings are held when conducting the excavation research. We keep and exhibit the remains
so that the public can view our findings.
3. Public Service:
Pictures and slides of excavations and publications on cultural assets are available to the public, and we
lend the remains as study materials for public use. These services are provided so that the public can
deepen their understanding and Knowledge of Archaeology.