A number of Chinese and Japanese artifacts that may be found on nineteenth- and twentieth-century archaeological sites in North America. Scales vary.
For more information and examples, including artifact names as used by the Asian American Comparative Collection, you may order the following two pamphlets:
- "Chinese Artifact Illustrations, Terminology, and Selected Bibliography" and
- "Japanese Artifact Illustrations, Terminology, and Selected Bibliography."
Additional digital images and descriptions of Chinese artifacts can be found in the Chinese Material Culture Collection, hosted by Southern Oregon University. Information on historical Japanese ceramics can be found in the Historical Japanese Ceramic Comparative Collection, created by the AACC, the Burke Museum, and graduate student Renae Campbell.
Artifacts depicted on this page are all from the Asian American Comparative Collection except where noted. If you wish to use these images for noncommercial or educational purposes, please indicate that the photo is courtesy of the Asian American Comparative Collection, University of Idaho, Moscow, and include any relevant catalog numbers.