In Osaka Museum of History, featured exhibition “Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Osaka 2008” is held from August 27th to October 27th, 2008 at featured exhibition room on 8th floor. This exhibition features the remarkable findings of archaeological research from Osaka city in fiscal 2007(Heisei 19), which were results of rescue excavation accompanied with the development.
The materials amount to about 350 pieces, including palaeolithic period stone artifacts of 28,000 years ago from Uriwari-kita site in Hirano ward, wooden stupa of Medieval period from Abenosuji-kita site in Abeno ward and bullets of Edo period from Osaka castle Tamatsukuri-guchi. In addition to these, unfinished Wado-kaichin coin of Nara period from Saikudani site discovered this year is also on display.
- Exhibition Corner -
Life in Primitive Naniwa (about 28,000 years ago- 6th C.AD)
Palaeolithic to Kofun period materials are on display at this corner. It presents stone artifacts of palaeolithic period of 28,000 years ago, stone concentration of Jomon period from Uriwari-kita site, building features and pottery of Yayoi period from Uriwari and Uriwari-kita site, and pottery and Haniwa of Kofun period from Uriwari site.
- Ancient city- Naniwa palace and surrounding area- (7-8th C.AD)
This corner focuses on the ancient Naniwa palace, city and surrounding area in Asuka and Nara period. Results from Naniwa palace in Naniwa palace historical site park, unfinished Wado-kaichin coin (Saikudani-site), Nara Nisai pottery (two color glazed pottery, Uehonmachi site), large sized building features and rooftiles (Oriono site), pottery with ink drawings (Nagahara site), a well utilizing bent wood box (Nishi-awaji 1chome site) are introduced.
- Temple and prayer of Medieval period Naniwa (13-15th C.AD)
Excavated many wooden stupa from Abenosuji-kita site, discovered materials from Shitenínoji temple and Sumuchi temple site are exhibited, showing the religious and daily life of Medieval period.
- Osaka castle and castle town in early modern period (17-19th C.AD)
This corner features the early modern period Osaka, including the research results of Osaka castle Nino-maru and Saníno-maru bailey. Excavated imported ceramics and bullets from the castle, and daily life utensils from Osaka castle town site are introduced.
“Trivia” of excavated artifacts
Interesting excavated artifacts are presented, for example Yuzu-shaped pottery (Yuzu-dembo, from Naniwa palace site), earthen parching pan (Houroku) with Bengara(red orcher, from Kouzu o-kura site), eave roof tiles and so on, with the relating knowledge and the research methods.
- Daily life of fief warehouse residence complex in Osaka (17-19th C.AD)
The daily life in fief warehouse residence complex is approached through the examination of excavated ceramics and various daily life goods from Kurume fief warehouse residence complex site (Nakanoshima 4-chome site).
- Principal Materials -
Palaeolithic stone artifacts of 28,000 years ago
Uriwari-kita site, Hirano ward,
Late Palaeolithic period
Unfinished Wado-kaichin coin
Saikudani site, Tenínoji ward,
Nara period, 8C.AD
Abenosuji-kita site, Abeno ward,
Muromachi period, 15-16C.AD