Emergence of complex society in prehistoric Korea

  title={Emergence of complex society in prehistoric Korea},
  author={Rhee Song-Nai and Choi Mong-Lyong},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
A highly stratified society had emerged in the Korean peninsula by the beginning of the Christian era. It was expressed symbolically by ownership of valued goods and status burials. Four factors are basic to understanding the emergence of stratification in prehistoric Korea, around 2300–1700 B.P.: autonomous sociocultural evolution within the peninsula since early Chulmun Period, external pressures from more advanced culture spheres in Manchuria and northern China, the existence of elites able… 
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