Preliminary spatial analysis of the Middle Mumun culture's land-use pattern in southcentral region of Korea
This study investigates the land-use pattern of the Middle Mumun culture (c. 29/2800–2400 cal. BP) in south-central region of Korea from a spatial analytic perspective. By employing inter-settlement visibility analysis and geographical variable comparisons, this study explores social and environmental contexts affecting cultural decisions of the Middle Mumun people for their settlement locations. Through our analysis, we find that relationships across the Middle Mumun settlements may have emerged gradually over time through interactions among neighboring groups, and that the locations of these settlements reflect landscape preferences of the Middle Mumun people. We suggest a long-term bottom-up processes of emerging social unity as an important concept to better understand the complex context of Middle Mumun settlement choices.
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Preliminary spatial analysis of the Middle Mumun culture's land-use pattern in southcentral region of Korea. Ha Beom Kim, Gyoung-Ah Lee. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429233)
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