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Seiichiro Tsuji / Professor / Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Department of Socio-cultural Environmental Studies / / Paleoecosystem ecology and environmental archaeology

Career Summary
1975: Graduated from Faculty of Arts and Natural Sciences, Nihon University
1975: Examination Assistant of Arts and Natural Sciences, Nihon University
1980: Assistant Professor of Faculty of Science, Osaka City University
1985: Received Science doctorate from Osaka City University
1992: Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Osaka City University
1995: Associate Professor, the National Museum of Japanese History
2003: Professor, the National Museum of Japanese History
2004: Professor, the University of Tokyo

Educational Activities
Graduate School: Environmental anthropology, Landscape environmental history
Faculty of Literature: Socio-cultural environmental history 1 and 2, ecosystem history 1 and 2
Research Activities
1) Ecosystem evolution and formation of artificial ecosystem by human activities
2) Formation of new societies and cultures by large-scale disasters
3) Chronology of the Neolithic age by AMS high-precision radiocarbon dating
4) Ecosystem changes during glacial-interglacial cycles


Literature
1) Seiichiro Tsuji: History of Sannai-maruyama village ecosystem, northern Japan, during Early to Middle Jomon periods. Bulletin of Tohoku Cultural Center of Tohoku Geijutsu-koka University, No.20, 2011.
2) Seiichiro Tsuji: Environmental and ecosystem history during Jomon Period. Study of Archaeological Site, No.7, 2010.

Other Activities
Japanese Association of Historical Botany (JAHB)(councilor)
Geological Society of Japan (JSJ)
The Japanese Society for the History of Brewing (JSHB)(permanent director)
Committee of excavation research of Sannai-maruyama Archaeological Site, Aomori Pref.
Committee of excavation research of Aoya-kamijichi Archaeological Site, Tottori Pref.
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Future Plan
Our laboratory is currently working on evaluating sustainable ecosystems from the Jomon to Edo periods by reconstructing rural and arban ecosystems that include almost all functional living spaces. Our aim is to combine not only geology and archaeology but also sociology and landscape ecology in the hope of pioneering a new field of environmental historical science.

Messages to Students
I hope you will discover and enjoy to wandering around the unfamiliar world along many royal roads. To understand the unfamiliar world is to love the unfamiliar world.
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