Nature is abundant un Aomori Prefecture, though the prefecture also has many ruins and sites that date back to prehistoric times.
The Japanese economy has developed remarkably since the mid-1960s.
As a result of large-scale development like the Mutsu Ogawara Natural Resource Development project, many ruins were also discovered in Aomori Prefecture in places like Rokkasho Village in Kamikita Gun, where the center of development is located. This discovery called attention to the pretection and preservation of those sites.
In 1973, the Culture Division was established as part of the Prefectural Board of Education and the Prefectural Investigation Center for Buried Cultural Heritage was creates in 1980.
Excavations have been carried out by these organizations to preserve and utilize our buried cultural heritage.