Usage examples of "jomon".
More recently, however, scholars have come to believe that the shift from Jomon to Yayoi was essentially cultural: that is, the Jomon people became the Yayoi people under influences from China.
Chapter 3 for more remarks about the possible relationship between the Jomon and Yayoi peoples.
But perhaps the most striking difference between the two kinds of pottery is that in Jomon the stress is on decoration, and in Yayoi it is on form.
Many Yayoi pieces have no decoration at all, whereas others have bands of thinly incised geometric designs that contrast sharply in their simplicity with the typically florid patterning of Jomon pottery.