- The Mumun Period (c.1500-300 BC; 3500-2300 BP)
o Some call this period the Korean bronze age; Sarah Nelson calls it the Korean Megalithic
o Plain decoration pottery
- Mumun Period, Korea
o Red colour for solid states
o We’re covering the yellow area which is social complexity, and expansion
o It’s about 5 centuries separated from the end of Erlitou and it is contemporary with
- Issues we’re looking at
o Mumun and relations with developments in China
o How does Mumun differ from Chulmun?
o How is Mumun defined?
o What do developments during Mumun mean?
o How is Chulmun society organized?
o What is the relationship of the Mumun to Japanese origins?
- Mumun Pottery period
o Plain course pottery
o Some bronze technology
o Intensive farmers
With large fields
o Megaliths (Dolmen)
- Mumun pottery period
o Technological and societal transformation
o Pottery mass produced because there are huge kilns and pits found
o Relatively egalitarian simple polities organised by incipient ranking
- Origins (c.2000-1250 BC)
o Several possibilities
Contact (migration) from outside
o All Japanese talk about is migration while Korea is hesitant to talk about it
o The bronze looks quite indigenous and there’s 10 holes on top and it’s probably hung
o Another bronze item does show similar bronze weapon from north easte