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Specified type Prefecture designation
Type Historic site
Designated date May 2, 1997
Specified details
location Tanobata village Torigoe
owner Sasaki Sengo Outside
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Tate Ishino I ruins are settlements of Jomon period centering on the stone distribution remains accompanied by Tateishi.
The archaeological site of the Waseda University archaeological site was excavated and surveyed with the cooperation of Tanohata village over the 7th period from 1987 to 1993.

As a result of the excavation survey, in addition to No. 1 stone which extends about 40 meters in length, a group of pit dwellings have been detected.
The archstone is a plate-like or columnar megalith (1.1 m tall with No. 2 stone and 1.2 m high with No. 3 stone), and a stone with altar-like stones on the coast is found around it. Each standing stone is mainly connected with an oval stone.
In particular, an earthen pot that is presumed to be a tomb from the bottom of No. 2 stone has been detected.
In addition, a relatively small No. 2 stone with a length of 7.5 m is also being investigated.
Furthermore, as a result of surface observation and boring survey, there is a high possibility that the distribution stone remains to the east 40 m further than No. 1 stone.
The settlements including these stone monuments are from the end of the Jomon period to the end of the latter half.

Stone distribution remains often found in eastern Japan, and particularly large scale formations are found in the Tohoku region and Hokkaido.
There are various monuments, such as cobblestones, Tateishi, and cyclic arches, but they are all monuments representing the Jomon period that are valuable for knowing the tomb system or ritual of the Jomon period.

The distributed stone monuments found in Tate Ishino I are large scale, and linearly-arranged stone monuments are precious without exception.

(The fifth historic site scenic spot natural monument designation criteria 1)