Dr Ilona Bausch
Dr Ilona Bausch is a Visiting Professor at Kokugakuin University, Tokyo.
She specializes in the archaeology of the Japanese Jomon period, particularly with regard to early trade, social interaction, rituals and worldview among prehistoric foraging peoples. Ilona is also researching the earliest use of jade in China, Korea, East Siberia and Japan and its role in long-distance interaction between different communities. She speaks fluent Japanese.