The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Staff Members

ONO Rintaro
ONO RintaroONO Rintaro
Department of Modern Society and Civilization・Associate Professor
Research Specialization
  • Marine Archeology, Southeast Asian Study, Pacific Archeology
Individual Research Projects
  • Human migration and maritime adaptation history in and around Island Southeast Asia
Personal website

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Sophia University (1998)
  • M.A. Sophia University (2000)
  • Ph.D. Sophia University (2005)

Research Interests

Marine Archeology, Southeast Asian Study, Pacific Archeology

  • 1. Homo Sapiens's migration into Island Southeast Asia/Oceania and their maritime adaptation history
  • 2. Migration history into Southeast Asia and Oceania by Austronesian speaking people
  • 3. Study of prehistoric marine exploitation by human by zoo-archaeological methods
  • 4. Ethno-archaeological study of gMaritime Peopleh in Island Southeast Asia
  • 5. Research of underwater cultural heritages in Southeast Asia, Oceania and Okinawa

Current Research Topics

  • ž 1. Archaeological study of early Homo Sapiens's migration into Sulawesi Island in East Indonesia and their maritime/island adaptation
  • ž 2. Archaeological and ethno-archaeological studies of human migration and resource use in Pohnpei Island, Micronesia
  • ž 3. Maritime archaeological study for search and protection of underwater cultural heritages in Okinawa, Japan

Research Keywords

ž Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Micronesia, Okinawa, Marine Archeology, Ethno-Archaeology, Zoo-Archeology

Selected Publications

2018
Human History of Maritime Adaptation - Archaeology in Island Southeast Asia and Oceania. Tokyo: Yuzankaku Press (Japanese)
2018
Ono, R., K. Nagatsu, M. Intoh (eds.) Maritime People in Western Pacific ¥ Archaeological and Ethnographic Studies. Kyoto: Showado Press (Japanese)
2013
Ono, R., A. Morrison, D. Addison (eds.) Prehistoric Marine Resource Use in the Indo-Pacific Regions. Terra Australis Volume 39. Canberra: ANU E Press, The Australian National University.
2011
Area Study in Maritime World ¥ Ethno-Archaeology of Maritime People and Fishing in Island Southeast Asia. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press (Japanese)
2011
OfConnor, S., R. Ono, and C. Clarkson, Pelagic Fishing at 42,000 Years Before the Present and the Maritime Skills of Modern Humans. Science 334:1117-1121
2010
Ethno-Archaeology and the early Austronesian fishing strategies in near-shore environments. Journal of the Polynesian Society 119(3): 269-314.

Publications (English publications only)

(Edited Book)
2013
Ono, R., A. Morrison, D. Addison (eds.) Prehistoric Marine Resource Use in the Indo-Pacific Regions. Terra Australis Volume 39. Canberra: ANU E Press, The Australian National University.
(Single Author Paper)
2016
Human History of Maritime Exploitation and Adaptation Process to Coastal and Marine Environments ¥ A View from the Case of Wallacea and the Pacific. In Maged Marghany ed. Applied Studies of Coastal and Marine Environments, pp. 389-426. InTech Publisher. DOI: 10.5772/60743
http://www.intechopen.com/books/applied-studies-of-coastal-and-marine-environments
2015
Fish.Shellfish, In Karen Bescherer Metheny and Mary C. Beaudry eds. Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia Volume 1:A-K, pp.171. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.
2015
Jerimalai Cave (East Timor), In Karen Bescherer Metheny and Mary C. Beaudry eds. Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia Volume 1:A-K, pp.277. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.
2010
Ethno-Archaeology and the early Austronesian fishing strategies in near-shore environments. Journal of the Polynesian Society 119(3): 269-314.
2006
Ethnoarchaeology of pottery stove production and use among the Sama, east coast of Borneo. People and Culture in Oceania 22:31-51.
2004
Prehistoric fishing at Bukit Tengkorak, east coast of Borneo Island. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 24: 77-106.
2003
Prehistoric Austronesian fishing strategies: A comparison between Island Southeast Asia and Lapita Cultural Complex. In Sand, C. (ed.), Pacific Archaeology: Assessments and Prospects, pp.191-201.
(Co-Author Paper)
2019
Boulanger, C., T. Ingicco, P. J. Piper, N. Amano, S. Grouard, R. Ono, S. Hawkins & A. F. Pawlik, Coastal Subsistence Strategies and Mangrove Swamp Evolution at Bubog I Rockshelter (Ilin Island, Mindoro, Philippines) from the Late Pleistocene to the mid-Holocene. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.
2018
Ono, R, W. Sirigayati, and J. Siswanto, Development of Marine and Terrestrial Resource Use in the Talaud Islands during AD 1000 to 1800, Northern Sulawesi Region. Terra Australis Series, Canberra: ANU E Press.
2018
Ono, R, F.Aziz, A. A. Oktaviana, M. Ririmase, N. Iriyanto, I. B. Zesse, and K. Tanaka, Development of pottery making tradition and maritime networks during the Early Metal Ages in Northern Maluku Islands. AMERTA, Journal Penelitian dan Pengembangan Arkeologi 35 (2): 109-122.DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2017.1395374.
2018
Ono, R., A. Oktaviana, M. Ririmasse, M. Takenaka, C. Katagiri, and M. Yoneda, Early Metal Age interactions in Island Southeast Asia and Oceania- jar burials from Aru Manara, northern Moluccas. Antiquity 92 (364):1023-1039. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2018.113
2017
Ono,R. A. Octaviana, F. Aziz D. Prastiningtyas, M. Ririmasei, N. Iriyanto, I. B. Zesse, Y. Hisa., Development of Regional Maritime Networks during the Early Metal Ages in Northern Maluku Islands: A view from excavated pottery and glass ornaments. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 13(1): 98-108. DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2017.1395374
2016
Ono, R, C. Katagiri, H. Kan, N. Nagano Y. Nakanishi, Y. Yamamoto, F. Takemura and M. Sakagami, Discovery of Iron Grapnel Anchors in Early Modern Ryukyu and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritages in Okinawa, Japan. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 45.1: 75-91.
2015
Ono, R, N. Nakajima, H. Nishizawa, S. Oda and S. Soegondho, Maritime Adaptation and Development of Lithic Technology in Talaud Islands during the late Pleistocene to the early Holoceneh, in: Y. Kaifu, M. Izuho, T. Goebel, H. Sato, and A. Ono. Emergence and Diversity of Modern Human Behavior in Paleolithic Asia, Texas A&M University Press, 201-213.
2014
Ono, R, H. Kan, N. Sakagami, M. Nagano and C. Katagiri, First Discovery and Mapping of Early Modern Grapnel Anchors in Ishigaki Island and Cultural Resource Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Okinawa. In Hans Van Tilburg, SilaTripati, Veronica Walker Vadillo, Brian Fahy, and Jun Kimura (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, pp. 683-697.
2013
Ono, R, S. Soegondho, and J. Siswanrto, Development of Regional and Long Distant Maritime Networks during the 16th to 19th Centuries in the Celebes Sea: Archaeological Perspective based on Bukit Tiwing Site in Talaud Islands. People and Culture in Oceania 29F1-33.
2013
Ono Rintaro, and David Addison, Historical ecology and 600 years of fish use on Atafu atoll, Tokelau. In Ono, R. A.Morrison, D. Addison eds. Prehistoric Marine Resource Use in the Indo-Pacific Regions. Terra Australis Volume 39, pp. 59-84. Canberra: ANU E Press, The Australian National University.
2013
OfConnor Sue and Rintaro Ono, The case for complex ¥shing technologies: a response to Anderson. Antiquity 87: 885-888.
2012
Ono Rintaro and Geoff Clark, A 2500-year record of marine resource use on Ulong Island, Republic of Palau. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 22 (6): 637-654.
2011
OfConnor, S., R. Ono, and C. Clarkson, Pelagic Fishing at 42,000 Years Before the Present and the Maritime Skills of Modern Humans. Science 334:1117-1121
2011
Ono Rintaro, and Michiko Intoh, Island of pelagic fishermen: temporal change of prehistoric fishing on Fais, Micronesia. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 6: 255-286.
2010
Ono Rintaro, Santoso Soegondoh, and Mirnoru Yoneda, Changing marine exploitation during Late Pleistocene in northern Wallacea: Shellfish remains from Leang Sarru rockshelter in Talaud Islands. Asian Perspectives 48 (2): 318-341.
2009
Ono Rintaro, and David Addison, Ethno-Ecology and Tokelauan fishing lore from Atafu atoll, Tokelau. SPC Traditional Marine Resource Management Knowledge Information Bulletin. 26: 3-22.
2009
Negishi Yo, and Rintaro Ono, Kasasinabwana shell midden: The prehistoric ceramic sequence of Wari Island in the Massim, Eastern Papua New Guinea. People and Culture in Oceania 25: 23-52.
2006
Intoh Michiko and Rintaro Ono, Reconnaissance Archaeological Research on Tobi Island, Hatohobei State, Palau. People and Culture in Oceania 22: 53-82.
2004
Ono Rintaro. and Santoso Soegondoh, A short report for the re-excavation at Leang Sarru site, Talaud Islands. Jejak-Jejak Arkeologi No.4: 37-50.

Presentations

2018
Ono, R., H.O. Sofian, A. A. Oktavianus, N. Aziz, R. Fuentes, and A. Pawlik, Resource use and tool technology during the Late Pleistocene to Holocene in Wallacea-Cases from North and Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, International Workshop on Cultural History of PaleoAsia, gIntegrative Research on the Formative Processes of Modern Human Cultures in Asia, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto (December 17th, 2018)
2018
Ono, R., H.O. Sofian, A. A. Oktavianus Sriwigati, N. Aziz, C. Katagiri, and M. Takenaka, Early Metal Aged Dentate-stamped Potteries, Burial Ornaments, and Human Migration in Wallacea- Evidences from Sulawesi and Northern Maluku Islands, Indonesia. The 21st Congress on Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Hue, Vietnam (Sept 27th 2018)
2018
Ono, R., H.O. Sofian, Sriwigati, N. Aziz, R. Fuentes, and A. Pawlik, Resource use, island adaptation, and dispersal of early anatomically modern human in Wallacea, The 21st Congress on Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Hue, Vietnam (Sept 29th, 2018)
2018
Fuentes, R., R. Ono, H. O. Sofian, N. Aziz, Sriwigati, A. J. Carlos, C. Kerfant, N. Nakijima, and A. Pawlik, 2018 Prehistoric Tool Technology and Island Adaptation during the Late Pleistocene to Holocene - Results from North and Central Sulawesi, The 21st Congress on Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Hue, Vietnam (Sept 29th, 2018)
2018
Fuentes, R., R. Ono, H. O. Sofian, N. Aziz, Sriwigati, N. Nakijima, and A. Pawlik (2018) Behavioural and technological adaptation in Island Southeast Asia at the end of the Pleistocene ¥ Cases from the Philippines, and North and Central Sulawesi. The 21st Congress of Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Hue, Vietnam (September 24-28, 2018)
2018
Pawlik,A., K. A. Lim, R. Fuentes, R. Ono, and P. J. Piper, Connecting humans and the environment in changing landscapes and seascapes of the Pleistocene - Holocene transition. The 21st Congress of Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Hue, Vietnam (September 24-28, 2018 )
2018
Sofian, H.O, R. Ono, N. Aziz, Sriwigati, and N. Alamsyah (2018) XRF analysis of metal artifacts from an Early Metal Age site in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The 21st Congress of Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Hue, Vietnam (September 24-28, 2018)
2018
Ono, R. 2018, Technological and social interaction between hunter-gatherers and new migrants in prehistoric (Neolithic) Island Southeast Asia and Oceania. The 20th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS) , University Sais Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia (July 26th, 2018)
2017
Katagiri, C, Y. Nakanishi, R. Ono and H. Miyagi, Basic studies on the Western shipwrecks discovered in the Ryukyu Archipelago and their influence on modern society. 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Heritage (APCONF 2017) , Hong Kong Maritime Museum (November 28th, 2017)
2017
Nakanishi,Y., R. Ono, N. Sakagami, H. Kan, and C. Katagiri 2017, Developing the foundation for sustainable management of underwater cultural heritage starting from local involvement ¥ case studies in Okinawa. 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Heritage (APCONF 2017) , Hong Kong Maritime Museum (November 28th, 2017)
2017
Ono, R. Environments, resource use and maritime adaptation in Wallacea in the Late Pleistocene: comparison of modern human migration routes into Oceania, International Workshop on Cultural History of PaleoAsia, gAcross the Movius Line: Cultural Geography of South and Southeast Asia in the Late Pleistocene, Intermediateque, JP Tower Museum, Tokyo (November 18-19th, 2017)
2016
Katagiri, C, R. Ono, H. Miyagi, and Y. Yamamoto, Researches on the wreck sites and sea routes of the ships in the Ryukyu Archipelago, 6th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA6) , Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle , Australia (November 30th, 2016)
2016
Kan, H., C. Katagiri, R. Ono, H. Miyagi, and Y. Yamamoto, Researches on the wreck sites and sea routes of the ships in the Ryukyu Archipelago, 6th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA6) , Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle , Australia (November 30th, 2016)
2016
Nakanishi, Y, T. Tetsu, and R. Ono, Pursuing sustainable preservation and valorisation of underwater cultural heritage: attempt in Okinawa at an underwater site museumh, 6th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA6) , Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle , Australia (poster presentation)
2016
Ono, R., F. Aziz, A.A. Oktavianas, Y. Hisa, and C. Katagiri, Development of Regional Maritime Networks during the Early Metal Ages in Northern Wallacea, The 8th World Archaeology Congress, Kyoto, Japan (30th August, 2016 with)
2016
Ono, R., A. Oktaviana, F. Aziz D. Prastiningtyas, N. Iriyanto M. Ririmasei, and I. B. Zesse, Development of pottery making tradition and maritime networks during the Early Metal Ages in Northern Maluku Islands, The International Austronesian Symposium, Bali, Indonesia (19th July, 2016)
2016
Ono, R., A. Oktaviana, F. Aziz D. Prastiningtyas, N. Iriyanto M. Ririmasei, and I. B. Zesse, Development of Maritime Networks during Neolithic to Early Metal Ages in Northern Maluku, The International Austronesian Symposium, Bali, Indonesia (19th July, 2016) Poster Presentation
2016
Ono, R., Sriwigati, and J. Siswanto, Marine and Terrestrial Resource use in remoted islands during the 10th to 19th Centuries: Excavation results of Leang Buida and Bukit Tiwing in the Talaud Islands, Northern Sulawesi, Sulawesi Symposium, Makassar, Indonesia (2nd Feb, 2016)
2015
Ono, R., F. Aziz, A. A. Oktavianas, C. Katagiri, and K. Tanaka, The First Colonizations and Maritime Adaptation in Northern Maluku Islands during the late Pleistocene and Holocene, SEASIA conference, Kyoto, Japan (13th December 2015)
2015
Ono, R., S. Hawkins and S. Bedford, Lapita fish use and development of fishing technology: A view from Northern Vanuatuh, The 8th International Lapita Conference, Port Vila, Vanuatu, (7th July, 2015)
2014
Ono, R., H. Kan, N. Sakagami, M. Nagano and C. Katagiri, First Discovery and Mapping of Early Modern Grapnel Anchors in Ishigaki Island and Cultural Resource Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Okinawah, The 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, Honolulu. (15th May, 2014)
2014
Underwater cultural heritages and coastal landscape in Japan: Perspectives form their use and conservationh, Anthropology Japan J Meeting, Nanzan University, Nagoya (November 29th, 2014)
2014
Ono, R., A. Oktaviana, F. Aziz D. Prastiningtyas, N. Iriyanto M. Ririmasei, and I. B. Zesse, Development of Regional Maritime Networks during the past 3000 years in Northern Maluku Islandsh, The 20th Congress of Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Cambodia. (January 16th,2014)
2011
Marine Adaptation and Migration in Wallacea Islands during the Late Pleistocene and the Holocene, Dual Symposia, The Emergence and Diversity of Modern Human Behavior in Paleolithic Asia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo (1st December, 2011)
2010
Ono, R. and D. Addison, Historical ecology and marine resource use on Atafu atoll, Tokelau, Polynesia, The 2nd Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, Phuket, Thailand. (23rd June, 2010)
2009
Ono, R. and D. Addison, 600 years of marine procurement on Atafu atoll, Tokelau, The 19th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Hanoi, Vietnam. (4st December, 2009)
2009
Ono, R and M. Intoh, What happened to tuna?: Prehistoric fishing and temporal change of pelagic exploitation in Fais, Micronesia, The 19th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Hanoi, Vietnam. (4st December, 2009)
2009
Ono, R. and S. OfConnor, Pelagic fish exploitation during the late Pleistocene to middle Holocene in East Timor (Efficiency of vertebra analysis), The 19th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Hanoi, Vietnam. (1st December, 2009)
2009
Ono, R and S. Soegondho, Maritime adaptation in the Late Pleistocene in northern Wallacea: Shellfish remains from Leang Sarru, Talaud Islands, The 19th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Hanoi, Vietnam. (1st December, 2009)
2007
Fishing Involution in Coral Reefs, The 21st Pacific Science Congress. Okinawa Convention Center (June 12th, 2007)
2006
Small-scale fishing among the Sama of the east coast of Sabah, Borneo: Comparison of Land Sama and illegal Sea Sama fishermen, Kyoto Symposium gCrossing Disciplinary Boundaries and Re-visioning Area Studies, Kyoto University (November 9th, 2006)
2006
An Ethno-Archaeological study on the use of pottery stoves among the modern Sama-Bajau people in Borneo Island, The 18th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Manila, Philippines (March 21st, 2006)
2006
Survived potteries and extinct potteries: the pottery use among the modern Sama-Bajau people in Island Southeast Asia, World Archaeological Congress-Intercongress, Osaka (January 13th, 2006)
2002
Prehistoric Austronessian fishing strategies in Island Southeast Asia: A tentative perspective from recent archaeological data and ethnological study, The 17th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) , Taipei, Taiwan (September 10th, 2002).
2002
The efficiency of vertebra for the identification of tropical marine fish in Island Southeast Asia, The 9th Conference of International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ) , Durham, U.K. (August 23-28th, 2002)(Poster Presentation)
2002
Prehistoric Austornesian fishing strategy: A tentative comparison on Island Southeast Asian case and Lapita Cultural Complex, International Conference for the 50th Anniversary of the first Lapita Excavation, Pacific Archaeology: Assessments and Prospects, Noumea, New Caledonia (August 5th, 2002)
2001
First analysis of fish remains from Southeast Asia, The 5th Conference of ICAZ fish remain working group, New Zealand (October 18th, 2001)