Files in this item



application/pdf9210881.pdf (9MB)Restricted to U of Illinois
(no description provided)PDF


Title:A regional analysis of the Kaya polities in Korea: Chronology, economy, and sociopolitical interactions in systemic perspective
Author(s):Kwon, Hack Soo
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Riley, Thomas J.
Department / Program:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Anthropology, Archaeology
Abstract:Recent excavations in the Kaya region, Korea have yielded a large body of new data that requires a synthetic approach to a new chronology and reconstruction of the Kaya societies in economic and socio-political aspects. Based on the systemic concept and polythetic nature of archaeological culture, the whole ceramic assemblages from Kaya graves were analyzed in multi-dimensional scaling which resulted in the five Kaya phases and one post-Kaya phase. Comparisons of the similarity in ceramic assemblages on the regional scale presented a new perspective of socio-political interactions among Kaya polities. Physical environment, agricultural productivity, and exchange system were examined to explain the development of multiple peer polities in the riverine area. These implications were incorporated in an evolutionary model in a regional perspective which emphasizes systemic relationships among spatial units.
Issue Date:1991
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Kwon, Hack Soo
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9210881
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9210881

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics