The Archaeology of Korea / Edition 1by Sarah Milledge Nelson
Pub. Date: 06/28/1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Environment; 3. Forest foragers; 4. Early villages; 5. Megaliths, rice and bronze 2000 to 500 BC; 6. Iron, trade and exploitation 400 BC to AD 300; 7. Three Kingdoms AD 300–668; 8. Ethnicity in retrospect; Bibliography; Index.
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