Masami Izuho

Associate Professor of Faculty of Humanity, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Contacts:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minami-Osawa 1-1, Hachioji, 192-0397 Japan. tel: +81-42-677-1111, fax: +81-42-677-2112, e-mail: izuhom@tmu.ac.jp

Academic Degrees:

Ph. D. Candidate: Graduate School of Letter, Hokkaido University

  1. A.: April, 1995. Faculty of Commercial Science, Sapporo Gakuin University

 Employment History:

2009- Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanity, Tokyo Metropolitan University

1995-2009 Researcher, Sapporo Center for Buried Cultural Property

Professional Memberships:

Fellow, Japan Association for Quaternary Research

Fellow, Japan Paleolithic Research Association

Associate Editor, Current Research in the Pleistocene. Center for the Study of the First American (Texas, USA)

Society for Japanese Archaeology

Society for American Archaeology

International Association of Obsidian Study

Research Interests:

Paleolithic hunter-gatherer adaptations in Eurasia; Quaternary Mega-faunal extinction; Late Pleistocene Earth Environment; Geoarchaeology; Archaeological Obsidian Study; Human Ecology.

Award

The Quaternary Research Award of the Japan Association for Quaternary Research in 2011.

Major Publication: (In English)

  • His publications include more than 30 articles in refereed journals and edited volumes in English. He also published more than 150 articles and excavation reports in Japanese and in Russian. He also presented more than 100 of aural presentation inckuded invited key-note presentations in Japan, United States, Canada, Germany, Russia, Korea, China, Mongolia, and Vietnam.
  • Buvit, I., Izuho, M., Terry, K., Shitaoka, Y., Soda, T., Kunikita, D. 2014 Late Pleistocene Geology and Paleolithic Archaeology of the Shimaki Site, Hokkaido, Japan. Geoarchaeology. doi 10.1002/gea.21474.
  • Izuho, M., Hayashi, K., Nakazawa, Y., Soda, T., Oda, N., Yamahara, T., Kitazawa, M., and Buvit, I. 2014 Investigating the Eolian Context of the Last Glacial Maximum Occupation at Kawanishi-C, Hokkaido, Japan. Geoarchaeology. doi 10.1002/gea.21477.
  • Ferguson, J. R., Glascock, M. D., Izuho, M., Mukai, M., Wada, K., Sato, H. 2014 Multi-Method Characterisation of Obsidian Source Compositional Groups in Hokkaido Island (JAPAN). Methodological Issues for Characterisation and Provenance Studies of Obsidian in Northeast Asia. Edited by Akira Ono, Michael D. Glascock, Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Yoshimitsu Suda. BAR International Series 2620. Archaeopress, Oxford. pp.13-32.
  • Wada, K., Mukai, M., Sano, K., Izuho, M., and Sato, H. 2014 Chemical Composition of Obsidians in Hokkaido Island, Northern Japan: The Importance of Geological and Petrological Data for Source Studies. Methodological Issues for Characterisation and Provenance Studies of Obsidian in Northeast Asia. Edited by Akira Ono, Michael D. Glascock, Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Yoshimitsu Suda. BAR International Series 2620. Archaeopress, Oxford. pp.67-84.
  • Izuho, M., Ferguson, J. R., Glascock, M.D., Oda, N., Akai, F., Nakazawa, Y., and Sato, H. 2014 Integration of Obsidian Compositional Studies and Lithic Reduction Sequence Analysis at the Upper Paleolithic Site of Ogachi-Kato 2, Hokkaido, Japan. Methodological Issues for Characterisation and Provenance Studies of Obsidian in Northeast Asia. Edited by Akira Ono, Michael D. Glascock, Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Yoshimitsu Suda. BAR International Series 2620. Archaeopress, Oxford. pp.125-142
  • Kuzmin, Y. V., Glascock, M. D., Izuho, M. 2013 The Geochemistry of the Major Sources of Archaeological Obsidian on Hokkaido Island (Japan): Shirataki and Oketo. Archaeometry, 55: 355–369.
  • Izuho, M. 2013 Human Technological and Behavioral Adaptation to Landscape Changes around the Last Glacial Maximum in Japan: A Focus on Hokkaido. In K. E. Graf, C. V. Ketron, and M. R. Waters (eds.) Paleoamerican Odyssey. pp. 45-64. Texas A&M University Press. pp.45-64
  • Buvit, I., Terry, K., Izuho, M., and Hamaguchi, K. 2012「Recent Excavations at the Shimaki Paleolithic Site, Hokkaido, Japan. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 28: 1-3
  • Iwase, A., Hashizume, J., Izuho, M., Takahashi, K., and Sato, H. 2012 The Timing of Megafaunal Extinction in the late Late Pleistocene on the Japanese Archipelago. Quaternary International, 255:114–124.
  • Ono, A., and Izuho, M., (eds.) 2012 Environmental Changes and Human Occupation in North and East Asia during OIS 3 and OIS 2. British Archaeological Report International Series, 2352. Archaeopress. Oxford.
  • Попов, А., Изухо, М., Лазин, Б., Ямада, С., Морисаки, К., иСато, Х. 2012 АрхеологическиеИсследованиянаПамятникеГвоздево-5 вЮжномПриморье. Дальневосточно- Сибирские Древности. Новосибирск.
  • Takahashi, K., and Izuho, M. 2012 Formative History of Terrestrial Fauna of the Japanese Islands during the Plio-Pleistocene. In Ono, A. and Izuho, M. (eds) Environmental Changes and Human Occupation in North and East Asia during OIS 3 and OIS 2. British Archaeological Report International Series 2352. Oxford.
  • Izuho, M., Akai, F., Nakazawa, Y., and Iwase, A. 2012 The Upper Paleolithic of Hokkaido: Current Evidence and Its Geochronological Framework. In Ono, A. and Izuho, M. (eds) Environmental Changes and Human Occupation in North and East Asia during OIS 3 and OIS 2. British Archaeological Report International Series 2352. Oxford.
  • Sato, H., Izuho, M., and Morisaki, K. 2011 Human Cultures and Environmental Changes in the Pleistocene/Holocene Transition in the Japanese Archipelago. Quaternary International, 237:93-120.
  • Nakazawa, Y., Iwase, A., Akai, F., and Izuho, M. 2011 Human responses to the Younger Dryas in Japan. Quaternary International, 242:416-433.
  • Izuho, M., Tsogtbaatar, B., Yamaoka, T., Hayashi, K., and Enkhtur, A. 2010 Preliminary report of geoarchaeological investigation at Khanzat-1, eastern Mongolia Edited by Jan Bemmann, Hermann Parzinger, Ernst Pohl, Damdinsuren Tseveendorzh. Current Archaeological Research in Mongolia. Bonn Contributions to Asian Archaeology, Vol.4. University of Bonn. Germany. pp.32-45.
  • Izuho, M., and Hirose, W. 2010 A Review of Archaeological Obsidian Studies on Hokkaido Island (Japan). Crossing the Straits: Prehistoric Obsidian Source Exploitation in the Pacific Rim. BAR International Series, 2152. Oxford, UK, pp.9-25.
  • Izuho, M., Nakazawa, Y., Akai, F., Soda, T., and Oda, H. 2009 Geoarchaeological Investigations at theUpper Paleolithic Site of Kamihoronai-Moi, Hokkaido, Japan. Geoarchaeology, 24:492–517.
  • Izuho, M. and Sato, H. (2007) Archaeological Obsidian Study in Hokkaido, Japan:Retrospect and Prospect. Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Bulletin, 27. pp. 114-121.
  • Izuho, M. and Tsogtbaatar, B. (2007) Khanzat-1: A Geoarchaeological Investigation in Eastern Mongolia. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 24:31-35.
  • Nakazawa, Y.,Izuho, M., and Akai, F. (2007) The Late-Glacial Microblade Assemblage from the Kamihoronai-Moi Site in Hokkaido, Northern Japan: A Newly Discovered Yubetsu Method. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 24:37-40.
  • Takahashi, K., Soeda, Y., Izuho, M., Yamada, G., Akamatsu, M., and Chang, C. (2006) The chronological record of the woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) in Japan, and its temporary replacement by Palaeoloxodon naumanni during MIS 3 in Hokkaido (northern Japan). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 233: 1-10.
  • Ono, A. and Izuho, M. (editors) (2006) Special Focus: News in the Paleolithic Archaeology of Japan. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 23: 1-40.
  • Izuho, M. and Takahashi, K. (2005) Correlation of Paleolithic Industries and Paleoenvironmental Change in Hokkaido (Japan). Current Research in the Pleistocene, 22: 19-21.
  • Nakazawa, Y., Izuho, M., Takakura, J. and Yamada, S. (2005) Toward an understanding of technological variability in Microblade assemblages in Hokkaido, Japan. Asian Perspectives, 44-2: 276-292.
  • Takahashi, K., Soeda, Y., Izuho, M., Aoki, K., Yamada, G., and Akamatsu, M. (2004) A New Specimen of Palaeoloxodon naumanni from Hokkaido and its Significance. Daiyonki Kenkyu, 43-3: 169-180.