The Archaeology of Korea / Edition 1

The Archaeology of Korea / Edition 1

by Sarah Milledge Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521407834

ISBN-13: 9780521407830

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521407830
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List 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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