Anthro Blog Carnival


The thirty-sixth Four Stone Hearth blog carnival is on-line at Afarensis. Archaeology and anthropology, and this time dealing exclusively with koryū. Explains Wikipedia: “Koryū is a general term for Japanese schools of martial arts that predate the Meiji Restoration (the period from 1866 to 1869 which sparked major socio-political changes and led to the modernization of Japan). While there is no ‘official’ cutoff date, the dates most commonly used are either 1868, the first year of the Meiji period, or 1876, when the Haitōrei edict banning the wearing of swords was pronounced.”

The next open hosting slot is on 4 June. All bloggers with an interest in the subject are welcome to volunteer to me. No need to be an anthro pro. But you must be a student of koryū and favour the 1868 cutoff date, like me.

And check out the new Skeptics’ Circle!


  1. #1 afarensis
    March 12, 2008

    Feh! Everyone knows it was the first year of the Meiji period…

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