Craft Production and Social Change in Mumun Pottery Period Korea

  title={Craft Production and Social Change in Mumun Pottery Period Korea},
  author={Martin T. Bale and Min-jung Ko},
  journal={Asian Perspectives},
  pages={159 - 187}
This paper addresses the development of craft production in the Mumun Pottery Period (c. 1500 to 300 B.C.) of south-central Korea. Specialized craft production of greenstone ornaments, groundstone daggers, red-burnished pottery, and bronze objects was coeval with the onset of intensive agriculture. We examine the nature of this production in the settlement of Daepyeong, where social differentiation increased diachronically, notably in the Late Middle Mumun (700–550 B.C.). Specialized craft… 
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