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An archaeologist who has admitted planting artifacts to fake their discovery is believed to have taken finds from other sites without reporting the finds, sources said Wednesday.

Shinichi Fujimura, former deputy director of the Tohoku Paleolithic Institute, stunned archaeological experts Sunday by acknowledging he had fabricated the discovery of Japan’s oldest earthenware at the Kamitakamori ruins in Tsukidate, Miyagi Prefecture, in late October.

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