Edward S. Morse

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Edward Sylvester Morse (June 18, 1838 – December 20, 1925) was an American zoologist and orientalist.wikipedia
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Jōmon period

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The Japanese translation, "Jōmon," now gives its name to the whole Jōmon period as well as Jōmon pottery.
The name "cord-marked" was first applied by the American zoologist and orientalist Edward S. Morse, who discovered sherds of pottery in 1877 and subsequently translated it into Japanese as jōmon.

Louis Agassiz

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Morse was recommended by Philip Pearsall Carpenter to Louis Agassiz (1807–1873) at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University for his intellectual qualities and talent at drawing, and served as his assistant in charge of conservation, documentation and drawing collections of mollusks and brachiopods until 1861.
He had a profound impact on paleontologist Charles Doolittle Walcott and natural scientist Edward S. Morse.

The American Naturalist

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In March 1863, along with three other students of Agassiz, Morse co-founded the scientific journal The American Naturalist, and he became one of its editors.
The journal was founded by Alpheus Hyatt, Edward S. Morse, Alpheus S. Packard Jr., and Frederick W. Putnam at the Essex Institute in Salem, Massachusetts.

Midden

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While looking out of a window on a train between Yokohama and Tokyo, Morse discovered the Ōmori shell mound, the excavation of which opened the study in archaeology and anthropology in Japan and shed much light on the material culture of prehistoric Japan.
Edward Sylvester Morse conducted one of the first archaeological excavations of shellmounds in Omori, Japan in 1877, which led to the discovery of a style of pottery described as "cord-marked", translated as "Jōmon", which came to be used to refer to the early period of Japanese history when this style of pottery was produced.

Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings

While in Japan, he authored a book Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings illustrated with his own line drawings.
Japanese Homes and their Surroundings is a book by Edward S. Morse describing and illustrating the construction of Japanese homes.

Bethel, Maine

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He also attended Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine.

Foreign government advisors in Meiji Japan

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He went on to recommend several fellow Americans as o-yatoi gaikokujin (foreign advisors) to support the modernization of Japan in the Meiji Era.

Ernest Fenollosa

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These now form part of the "Morse Collection" of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, whose catalog was written by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa.
In 1878 he was invited to Japan by American zoologist and Orientalist Edward S. Morse.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

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In 1884 (at age 46), he was elected a vice president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and became president of that association in 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889.

Order of the Sacred Treasure

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He was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasures (2nd class) by the Japanese government in 1922.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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These now form part of the "Morse Collection" of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, whose catalog was written by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa.

American Alliance of Museums

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Hiram M. Hiller Jr.

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Edward S. Morse, a Harvard zoologist, was giving lectures about Japan, then a subject of great fascination in the West, throughout Boston; Hiller appears to have been inspired by these.

Takamine Hideo

After returning to Japan, Takamine worked as an assistant to American scientist Edward Sylvester Morse and accompanied him on a trek to the rugged areas of Hokkaidō which were occupied by the Ainu.

United States

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Edward Sylvester Morse (June 18, 1838 – December 20, 1925) was an American zoologist and orientalist.

Zoology

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Edward Sylvester Morse (June 18, 1838 – December 20, 1925) was an American zoologist and orientalist.

Oriental studies

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Edward Sylvester Morse (June 18, 1838 – December 20, 1925) was an American zoologist and orientalist.

Portland, Maine

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Morse was born in Portland, Maine as the son of a Congregationalist deacon who held strict Calvinist beliefs.

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Morse was born in Portland, Maine as the son of a Congregationalist deacon who held strict Calvinist beliefs.

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Morse was born in Portland, Maine as the son of a Congregationalist deacon who held strict Calvinist beliefs.

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Morse was born in Portland, Maine as the son of a Congregationalist deacon who held strict Calvinist beliefs.

Conway, New Hampshire

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An unruly student, Morse was expelled from every school he attended in his youth — the Portland village school, the academy at Conway, New Hampshire, in 1851, and Bridgton Academy in 1854 (for carving on desks).

Atlantic Ocean

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He preferred to explore the Atlantic coast in search of shells and snails, or go to the field to study the fauna and flora.

Philip Pearsall Carpenter

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Morse was recommended by Philip Pearsall Carpenter to Louis Agassiz (1807–1873) at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University for his intellectual qualities and talent at drawing, and served as his assistant in charge of conservation, documentation and drawing collections of mollusks and brachiopods until 1861.