The emergence of rice agriculture in Korea: archaeobotanical perspectives

  title={The emergence of rice agriculture in Korea: archaeobotanical perspectives},
  author={Sung-Mo Ahn},
  journal={Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences},
  • Sung-Mo Ahn
  • Published 5 May 2010
  • Geography
  • Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
This paper reviews archaeobotanical records on the beginning and spread of rice agriculture in the Korean peninsula. Argument for the earliest evidence of domesticated rice at the Sorori site, 15,000 years ago, is invalid. The evidence for rice cultivation in the Neolithic (Chulmun) is still insufficient although rice remains have been reported from a few late Neolithic sites in central-western Korea which dated to about 3000 BC. The existence of rice agriculture in the Bronze Age (Early and… Expand
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