The Archaeology of Korea
Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1993 - History - 307 pages
Sarah Nelson's book surveys Korean prehistory from the earliest paleolithic settlers, perhaps half a million years ago, through the formation of the Three Kingdoms and on to the creation of United Silla in AD 668, when the peninsula was largely united for the first time. The author treats the development of state-level societies and their relationship to polities in Japan and China, and the development of a Korean ethnic identity. Emphasizing the particular features of the region, the author dispels the notion that the culture and traditions of Korea are pale imitations of those of its neighbors, China and Japan.
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Western views of Korea
Korean physical anthropology language and culture
Korean archaeological sequences
Myth legend and history
Migration diffusion or local development?
The Neanderthal question
The paleolithicHolocene boundary
Symbols and styles
Megaliths Rice and Bronze 2000 to 500 BC
Iron Trade and Exploitation 400 BC to AD 300
Three Kingdoms AD 300668
Ethnicity in retrospect
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Page 268 - Neolithic also pecked and painted rock to produce petroglyphs representing "masks" (or anthropomorphic beings), animals, birds, snakes, and boats. Suggested Readings Ackerman, Robert E. (1982). "The Neolithic-Bronze Age Cultures of Asia and the Norton Phase of Alaskan Prehistory.
Page 295 - Sample, LL, and Albert Mohr (1964). "Progress Report on Archaeological Research in the Republic of Korea.
Page 282 - Kent, Kate P. and Sarah M. Nelson 1976 Net Sinkers or Weft Weights?
Page 283 - Sources of Cohesion and Fragmentation in the Silla Kingdom," Journal of Korean Studies (University of Washington), Aug. 1968. 2224 JAMIESON, John Charles. The Samguk sagi and the Unification Wars. California, Berkeley, 1969. 351p. DA 30 (Nov. 1969), 1984-A; UM 69-18,938. The author's primary concern is to determine how Silla, during the reign of Kim Pommin (660-681), rose "from a position...