The research results of Dr. Takahiro Hosono, IROAST YFMIJR(Young Faculty Members for International Joint Research), and his research team members from other universities were published in the international journal "Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports" on December 9, 2021, and the news has been sent out to the media as a press release.
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Title of Paper：Lead isotopic characteristics of gun bullets prevailed during the 19th century in Japan: Constraints on the provenance of lead source from the United Kingdom and Japan.
Name of Journal：Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Author：Aizawa, M.1＊, Mizota, C.2, Hosono, T.3, Shinjo, R.1,4, Furukawa, Y.5, and Nobori, Y.6（*Corresponding author）
1 University of the Ryukyus，2 Iwate University，3 Kumamoto University，4 Research Institute for Humanity and Nature，5 Nagasaki Prefectural Research Center of History of Tsushima，6 Yamagata University