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An Examination of Chronology, Ethnic Group, and Social Ranking Based on Mortuary Data from Central Korea

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Item Summary Kang, Bong Won 2013-05-23T18:12:53Z 2013-05-23T18:12:53Z 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.description.abstract Archaeological excavations conducted in 1997–1998 at the Hageori site in central Korea uncovered a total of 63 burials. The range of dates for the burials varies widely. Mortuary analysis was conducted on 24 burials thought to date sometime between the fifth and seventh century a.d. According to the archaeological data, mortuary practices at the site changed through time from multiple burials (in a sidepassage stone-chamber tomb) to single burials. This article describes the mortuary practices at the site and attempts to explain how and why they changed over time. Using archaeological data and a literature review, the ethnic group of the tomb builders is inferred. In addition, attention is given to examining the relationship between energy expenditure and social stratification based on stylistic variation of the burials discovered at the site.
dc.format.extent 25 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 49
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 1
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subject Korea
dc.subject archaeology
dc.subject mortuary practices
dc.subject chronology
dc.subject ethnic group
dc.subject social stratification
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.title An Examination of Chronology, Ethnic Group, and Social Ranking Based on Mortuary Data from Central Korea
dc.type Other
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 2010 - Volume 49, Number 1 (Spring)

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