Craft Production and Social Change in Mumun Pottery Period Korea

dc.contributor.author Bale, Martin T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ko, Min-jung en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:54:48Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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.identifier.citation Bale, 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.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17250
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 45 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2 en_US
dc.subject archaeology en_US
dc.subject Korean Peninsula en_US
dc.subject specialized craft production en_US
dc.subject Mumun Pottery Period en_US
dc.subject social complexity en_US
dc.subject prestige artifacts en_US
dc.subject settlements en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Craft Production and Social Change in Mumun Pottery Period Korea en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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