Peopling of Jeju in the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene

Author(s): Jae Won Ko

Year: 2017


Paleolithic sties in Jeju Island have been found in the Quaternary sediment layers that are related to volcanic activities. Accordingly, research has been closely related to the geological investigation on sediment formation and volcanic activities. This presentation focuses on two Paleolithic sites, Oeododong along the north coast and Sangsugae cave along the south coast. The Oedodong site contains choppers and is dated to 32,000 BP; the Sangsugae cave site represents the Terminal Pleistocene, which dates to 25,000 BP. This study investigates the relationship between the Terminal Pleistocene Paleolithic culture and the Early Holocene Neolithic culture, known as the Gosanri culture.

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Peopling of Jeju in the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene. Jae Won Ko. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431694)


Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia

Spatial Coverage

min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 16820