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

An Examination of Chronology, Ethnic Group, and Social Ranking Based on Mortuary Data from... 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 <small class="caps">a.d. </small> According to the archaeological data, mortuary practices at the site changed through time from multiple burials (in a side-passage 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

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

Asian Perspectives , Volume 49 (1) – Jul 1, 2011

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1535-8283

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 <small class="caps">a.d. </small> According to the archaeological data, mortuary practices at the site changed through time from multiple burials (in a side-passage 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.

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Asian PerspectivesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2011

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