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Doubts have surfaced over the excavation in the 1980s of ancient ruins in Taiwa, Miyagi Prefecture, by a disgraced archaeologist who earlier this month admitted fabricating his “discoveries” at another site in the prefecture, sources close to the case said.

The sources said Saturday that Shinichi Fujimura, 50, former deputy chief of the Tohoku Paleolithic Institute, discovered archaeologically important stone implements during the excavation — but only when he was alone at the site.

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