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Ayako Shibutani

 
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NameAyako Shibutani
AffiliationThe University of Tokyo
SectionThe University Museum
Job titleSpecially Appointed Assistant Professor
DegreePh.D.(The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), M.Sc. in Archaeological Science(University of Bradford), Master of Letters(Graduated School of Kansai University), B.A.(Kansai University)
Research funding number80593657
ORCID ID0000-0003-2690-0210

Profile

I'm approaching to starch grains extracted from residues on archaeological stone artefacts, pottery, soils, and dental calculus of human bone remains for reconstructing prehistoric plant food cultures and human health. Also, through methodologies in archaeological science and botany, I'm examining components of historical papers and it can offer new other information to studies in historical paper materials and preservation and repair works.

Research Areas

 
  • History / Historical studies in general / 
  • Anthropology / Physical anthropology / 
  • Cultural assets study and museology / Cultural assets study and museology / 
  • History / Archaeology / 

Research Interests

 
Diet , Historical botany , Cooking , Starch , Historical resources , Paper , Historical document , Macrobotanical analysis , Northeast Japan , Storage , Processing , Jomon pottery , Jomon cultures , East Asia , dietary analysis , Wild plant exploitation , Starch residue analysis , Plant utilization , Plant remains on pottery vessels , human-environment interaction , Stone artefacts , Jomon period , archaeobotany

Education

 
Apr 2005
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Mar 2010
Department of Comparative Cultures, School of Cultural and Social Studies, Graduate University for Advanced Studies
 
 
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2010
Comparative Studies, Graduate School, Division of Cultural Studies, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
 
Sep 2003
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Jul 2005
MSc in Scientific Methods in Archaeology, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
 
Apr 2001
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Feb 2005
Department of History, Faculty of Letters in PhD Course, Graduate School of Kansai University
 
 
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2005
Japanese History, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kansai University
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2019
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Today
Project Researcher, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
 
Jul 2015
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Mar 2019
Research Assistant Professor, Research Department, National Museum of Japanese History
 
Apr 2015
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Jun 2015
Project Researcher, Research Department, National Museum of Japanese History
 
Aug 2012
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Mar 2014
Research Assistant Professor, Research Department, National Museum of Japanese History
 
Jun 2010
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Jul 2012
Curator, Museum, Hiroshima University
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jul 2018
Tracing and identifying archaeological crop plants from the scope of burial experiments of Japanese radish, 12th Poster Prize, Japan Society for Scientific Studies on Cultural Properties
 
Jun 2017
Exploring papers of Japanese historical archives with digital microscope: A multi-disciplinary approach for “Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources”, 11th Poster Prize, Japan Society for Scientific Studies on Cultural Properties
 
Dec 2013
第1回人間文化研究奨励賞, Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, National Institutes for the Humanities
 
2011
"A comparative starch reference collection in Japanese archipelago and its application to Japanese archaeological studies ? focusing on morphological classification of archaeological starch grains", The 1st Article Prize of the Japanese Association of Historical Botany, Japanese Association of Historical Botany
 
2008
「Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene Plant Movements in Southern Kyushu, Japan」, WAC Student Poster Prize runner-up, The World Archaeological Congress
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Ayako Shibutani
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Challenging Research (Exploratory)
Project Year: Jun 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Ayako Shibutani
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Tomoya Aono
The Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo: FY2019 Collaborative Research
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Ayako Shibutani

Association Memberships

 
Association for. Environmental Archaeolog , Japanese Council of University Museums, Japanese Association for Musescience , Japanese Association for Digital Humanities , The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations , European Association for Japanese Studies , The World Archaeological Congress , Association of Archaeological Wear and Residue Analysts (AWRANA) , Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association(IPPA) , Society for American Archaeology(SAA) , Society for East Asian Archaeology(SEAA) , The Anthropological Society of Nippon , Society of Archaeological Studies , Japanese Association of Historical Botany , Japan Society for Scientific Studies on Cultural Properties , Japan Association for Quaternary Research , Japanese Archaeological Association

Committee Memberships

 
Nov 2017
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Today
Japanese Association of Historical Botany  11th editorial secretary of "Japanese Journal of Historical Botany"
 
Nov 2015
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Nov 2017
Japanese Association of Historical Botany  10th editorial secretary of "Japanese Journal of Historical Botany"
 
Nov 2015
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Sep 2016
The 8th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8 Kyoto)  T10 supporter
 
Nov 2015
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Sep 2016
The 8th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8 Kyoto)  Committee member
 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2015
Japanese Association of Historical Botany  9th editorial secretary of "Japanese Journal of Historical Botany"
 

Published Papers

 
Yuji Soeda, Tomoya Aono, Tomohiro Mitani, Yukihito Nagaya, Nobuhiro Kanno, Kosuke Matsuda, Kentaro Nakamura, Shinji Sugiyama, Ayako Shibutani, Tsuzumi Miyaji, Naoki Kohno, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
Bulletin of Hokkaido Museum   3 119-132   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Starch residue analysis at the Kamuitapukopushita site
Ayako Shibutani
Original Archaeology   6 6-7   Mar 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Ayako Shibutani
Japanese Journal of Japanese Archaeology   5(1) 3-25   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Makoto Goto, Ayako Shibutani
Digital Humanities 2017, DH 2017, Conference Abstracts, McGill University & Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, August 8-11, 2017      Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Ayako Shibutani
Abstract book of the 34th Meeting of Japan Society for Scientific Studies on Cultural Properties   136‐137   Jun 2017

Books etc

 
Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources
Ayako Shibutani (Part:Contributor, Developing A Methodology of Mixture Analysis to Determine the Origins of Japanese Historical Papers)
fulcrum, University of Michigan Library   Mar 2019   
This paper discusses the origins of papers of Japanese historical materials focusing on paper composition and mixtures. Many preliminary studies on palaeography, history, and the scientific studies of cultural properties have mentioned fibre compo...
Excavation report of the Kamuitapukopushita site: Settlements in the premodern Ainu culture
Ayako Shibutani (Part:Contributor, Starch residue analysis of crop remain traces)
Hokkaido Museum, Date City Institute of Funkawan Culture   Mar 2019   
Special exhibition Medieval documents of Japan: Functions, styles and an international comparisons
Ayako Shibutani (Part:Contributor, Special exhibition Medieval documents of Japan: Functions, styles and an international comparisons)
National Museum of Japanese History of Inter-university research institute corporation, National Institutes for the Humanities   Oct 2018   
Basic study of Jomon culture on the coast of Funkawan, Hokkaido
Ayako Shibutani (Part:Contributor, Methods of starch residue analysis of stone tools and research states in Hokkaido and northern Tohoku areas)
Date City Institute of Funkawan Culture   Jun 2018   
Historical Studies and "Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources"
Ayako Shibutani and Michihiro Kojima (Part:Contributor, An approach to scientific analysis of Japanese historical papers by microscopic observations: Analysing Japanese historical documents multidirectionally 3)
Yoshikawakobunkan   Mar 2018   ISBN:9784642038720

Misc

 
Diet of the Jomon People from the Scope of Jomon Pottery: Understanding Starch Residue Analysis
Ayako Shibutani
Musashino Jurin   2 42-43   Apr 2019   [Invited]
From a point to surface, and to historical studies
Ayako Shibutani
Digital Humanities Monthly   82    May 2018   [Invited]
Hokuriku Rekishi Yomoyama Banashi, The Historical Lives Indicated by Starch
Ayako Shibutani
Yomiuri Shimbun      Jan 2018   [Invited]
Researcher introduction 82, A grain of Archaeology
Ayako Shibutani
Rekihaku   (195) 26-27   Mar 2016   [Invited]
Prehistoric diets explored by starch granules
Ayako Shibutani
HUMAN   8 128-133   Jan 2016   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Surveys of Historical Paper Materials for Conserving Original Resources and Their Conservation Methods
Akihiko Takashima, Ayako Shibutani
The 30th EAJRS Conference   18 Sep 2019   
Constructing A New Science Framework In Japanese Historical Studies Through Digital Infrastructure
Ayako Shibutani, Makoto Goto
Digital Humanities 2019 (DH2019)   11 Jul 2019   
Microbotanical Approach to Exploring the Origins of Japanese Historical Papers
Ayako Shibutani
18th Conference of the International Workgroup for Palaeoethnobotany   3 Jun 2019   
A New Framework for Studies of Historical Paper Materials through Microscopy and Information Infrastructure
Ayako Shibutani
The 36th Meeting of Japan Society for Scientific Studies on Cultural Properties   1 Jun 2019   
Ayako Shibutani, Kenji Okazaki, Junmei Sawada, Yoshiki Miyata, Takashi Gakuhari, Minoru Yoneda
The 85th Annual Meeting of Japanese Archaeological Association   19 May 2019   

Others

 
Apr 2019   Small Things in Perspective: An Integrated Approach to Historical Paper Materials through Digital Infrastructure and Microscopy
(They are the same video)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tyyzycz5mbvsewy/REKIH%202_Video.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x4ff9ex8r5p77qw/REKIH%202_Video.wmv?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b3a8m5wu5juxi8l/REKIH_2_Audio.mp3?dl=0

Social Contribution

 
FY2008's Science Partnership Project Seminar Workshop "Mistery of the Sannai-Maruyama Site by Scientific Studies"
[Lecturer]  Aomori Gender Equality Center  Aug 2008 - Oct 2008