Subsistence Economy and Paleoenvironment of Neolithic Islanders in Jeju, Korea

Author(s): Geun Tae Park; Chang Hwa Kang; Jae Won Ko

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "New Evidence, Methods, Theories, and Challenges to Understanding Prehistoric Economies in Korea" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The subsistence economy of the Neolithic Period in Korea mainly consisted of hunting, fishing, gathering, and farming. However, there are also regional and chronological variations, which can be understood through the detailed study of lithic and bone tools and the analysis of archaeological sites’ landscape and their paleoenvironment. This study analyzes patterns of change in the lithic and bone tool assemblages and the physical landscapes of the Neolithic archaeological sites in Jeju Island, Korea. Recent geological data are also included for analysis of Jeju's paleoenvironment. The study discusses implications for the subsistence economy of the prehistoric Neolithic people in Jeju, who lived in a unique island setting with the challenges posed by the paleoenvironment and its changes.

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Subsistence Economy and Paleoenvironment of Neolithic Islanders in Jeju, Korea. Geun Tae Park, Chang Hwa Kang, Jae Won Ko. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452373)

Spatial Coverage

min long: 70.4; min lat: 17.141 ; max long: 146.514; max lat: 53.956 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 24571