CATEGORY: chronology DEFINITION: Classification of the eras of Korea by archaeologists and historians. The major divisions following the Palaeolithic are: Chulmun, 7000-1000 BC; Bronze Age, 700 BC-0 AD; Iron Age, 400 BC-300 AD; Proto-Three Kingdoms, 0 -300 AD; Three kingdoms, 300-668; United Silla, 668-935; Koryo, 935-1392; Yi, 1392-1910; Japanese Colonial, 1910-1945; Modern, and 1945-present.
CATEGORY: ceramics DEFINITION: A Korean term meaning 'no decoration' for the plain pottery of the peninsula which succeeded Chulmunpottery from c 1500 BC-300 AD. It was the dominant potterytype from the Bronze Age through the Proto-Three Kingdoms period.
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Osanni CATEGORY: site DEFINITION: Early Neolithicsite in Kangwondo Province, Korea, with 7th millennium BC dates for Chulmunpottery.
CATEGORY: culture; language DEFINITION: A theoretical early 'race' of Homo sapiens sapiens in northeastern Asia. This race included the postglacial Chulmun and Jomon inhabitants of Korea and Japan and the modern Ainu. The far northeastern region of Siberia is the home of the so-called Paleoasiatic peoples, including the Chukchi, Koryak, Itelmen, and Yukaghir. The term also refers to a language group; the languages of the indigenous peoples of the Eurasian Arctic and subarctic can be grouped into four classes: Uralic, Tungusic, Turkic, and Paleoasiatic.