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Craft Production and Social Change in Mumun Pottery Period Korea

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dc.contributor.authorBale, Martin T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKo, Min-jungen_US
dc.identifier.citationBale, M. T., and M. Ko. 2006. Craft Production and Social Change in Mumun Pottery Period Korea. Asian Perspectives 45 (2): 159-87.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1535-8283 (E-ISSN)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0066-8435 (Print)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the development of craft production in the Mumun Pottery Period (c. 1500 to 300 B.C.) of south-central Korea. Specialized craft production of greenstone ornaments, groundstone daggers, red-burnished pottery, and bronze objects was coeval with the onset of intensive agriculture. We examine the nature of this production in the settlement of Daepyeong, where social differentiation increased diachronically, notably in the Late Middle Mumun (700-550 B.C.). Specialized craft production appears to have originated as a supplement to intensive agriculture in the Early Middle Mumun (850-700 B.C.), when a mix of corporate and network strategies of competition between leaders existed but social differences between community members was deemphasized and consumption of prestige artifacts was limited. Evidence suggests that full-time leaders used the production and distribution of greenstone ornaments and long grounds tone daggers in an incipient network strategy to gain power for themselves and their supporters in the Late Middle Mumun. KEYWORDS: archaeology, Korean Peninsula, specialized craft production, Mumun Pottery Period, social complexity, prestige artifacts, settlements.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 45en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNumber 2en_US
dc.subjectKorean Peninsulaen_US
dc.subjectspecialized craft productionen_US
dc.subjectMumun Pottery Perioden_US
dc.subjectsocial complexityen_US
dc.subjectprestige artifactsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPrehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPrehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEast Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.en_US
dc.titleCraft Production and Social Change in Mumun Pottery Period Koreaen_US
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 2006 - Volume 45, Number 2 (Fall)

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