Ilona Bausch

Ilona Bausch

Ilona Bausch is a Lecturer in East Asian archaeology at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. She specializes in the archaeology of the Japanese Jomon period, particularly with regard to early trade, social interaction, rituals and worldview among prehistoric foraging peoples. Ilona is also researching the earliest use of jade in China, Korea, East Siberia and Japan and its role in long-distance interaction between different communities is her current research focus. She speaks fluent Japanese.