||Development of teaching materials for international course students on the ancient forest culture of the Hokkaido University Campus
Watanabe, Yoko ,
Moriya, Toyohito ,
Takakura, Jun ,
Satoh, Fuyuki ,
Eurasian Journal of Forest Research
38 , 2017-12 , Hokkaido University Forests, EFRC
Many plant remains including pollen fossils, wooden artifacts and charred woods from Epi-Jomon culture (about 2000 years ago) to the Ainu culture period (about 400 years ago) have been excavated from the Hokkaido University Campus sites. Wood identification and pollen analysis have revealed the forest vegetation and wood utilization by ancient people, i.e., the ancient forest culture, for each era in this site. It is necessary to organize systematically the data concerning this ancient forest culture for showing an importance role of our campus as state property. Furthermore, the elucidation of the ancient forest culture is important because it can lead to an understanding of how ancient peoples managed forests and we may learn forest management techniques suitable for changing environment. Hokkaido University Forests has developed a course on "Environmental Science for Biological Resources" as a part of "Hokkaido University Short Term Exchange Program", in short, HUSTEP. Therefore, we summarized a part of this ancient forest culture of Hokkaido University campus sites concisely and tried to develop teaching materials by creating display panels about this to introduce these to student from overseas, in particular the HUSTEP students.