Masahiro Fukuda / Associate Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies / / Archaeology of Environment / Folklore of Environment / Prehistoric Archaeology / Archaeology of North East Asia

Career Summary
1997: Graduated from College of Humanities, University of Tsukuba
2003: JSPS Post-doctoral Research Fellow (University of Tokyo)
2006: Received Ph.D. in Literature from University of Tokyo
2006: Research Assistant (University of Tokyo)
2008: Lecturer (Tohoku University of Art & Design)
2012: Associate Professor (University of Tokyo)

Educational Activities
Graduate School: Social Theory of Culture, Media and Space; Studies in Culture and Environment; Study on Social Environment; Special Study on Social Environment; Seminar on Socio-cultural and Socio-physical Environment
Research Activities
(1) Studying the correlation between cultural dynamics and macro/micro environmental change in the Neolithic Northern Circum Japan Sea Area.3) 4)
(2) Illustrating the dynamic history of Neolithic to Modern hunter-fisher-gatherers in the Circum Mamiya Strait Area and the interaction between the continent and Hokkaido.1) 2 ) 5)
My main fieldwork consists of archaeological investigation in the Russian Far East, East Siberia, Hokkaido, and Tohoku. I take a paleo-ecological and ethnological approach.
1) Shevkomud IYa. and M. Fukuda, Stratigrafiya i Khronologiya kul'tur II-I tys. do n.e. na severo-vostoke nizhnego Priamur'ya po materialam pamyatnika Golyj Mys-1. Sevelnaya Evraziya v antropogene: chelovek, paleotekhnologii, geoekologiya, etnologiya i antropologiya, vol. 2, pp. 293-301, Irkutsk, 2007 [in Russian].
2) Fukuda, M. Hokkaido and the Prehistoric Culture of Russian Far East: Archaeology of 1st millennium BC. 229p, Sapporo, 2007.
3) Fukuda, M. Tohoku-Asia no naka no Jomon-Bunka: Kan-Nihonkai-hokubu no Shinsekkiteki-sekai to Kankyo-hendo. Nihon-Kokogaku-kyokai 2009-nendo Yamagata Taikai kenkyu happyo Shiryo-syu[Proceeding of Japanese Archaeological Association in Yamagata, 2009], pp. 127-131, Yamagata, 2009 [in Japanese].
4) Fukuda, M. Kyokuto-Russia ni okeru Noko to Kinzokuki no Juyo. Yayoi-jidai no Kokogaku, vol. 1, pp. 52-67, Tokyo, 2009 [in Japanese].
5) Fukuda, M., Shevkomud, I., Kumaki, T., and Uchida, K. (eds.). A Study on the Formation and Transformation Process of Sedentary Food Gathering Society in Northeast Asia, 287p, Tokoro Research Laboratory, University of Tokyo.

Other Activities
Japanese Archaeological Association, Society of Archaeological Studies, Hokkaido Archaeological Society, Japanese Association of Historical Botany, The Japanese Society for the History of Brewing, Institute of Hunter's Culture Studies.
Future Plan
The mission of my studies is to define Japanese Holocene history as a part of the history of the Eurasian continent. Innumerable and multiple ancient traces have been unearthed at archaeological sites, and diverse investigations of them in more specialized areas will no doubt yield considerable results. A range of results should lead to broader discussions that can be utilized as a means to read the past.
Messages to Students
I hope you will strive to identify the objective of your studies and ultimately embrace a positive research strategy.