『Dictionary of Korean Archaeology - Production Sites』Published
- International Cooperation Division
- Compilation of research achievements of production-related sites such as kilns, steel mills, workshops, etc., National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage -
The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Cultural Heritage Administration (Choi Jongdeok, Director General) published the 『Dictionary of Korean Archaeology – Production Sites』, compiling the research achievements related to production sites like kilns, steel mills, workshops, etc. on the Korean Peninsula.
This dictionary, consisting of research outcomes about the current states, conceptions and terminology of production-related sites, has been completed after a selection of entries, manuscript writing, supervision, proofreading, and editing processes from 2016 to 2019.
1,855 entries including 342 concepts and 1,513 sites are contained, while a broad time span from the Neolithic to the modern era, where sites and features related to production are to be discovered, was applied. The entries in this book provide a glossary that is classified into potteries, roof tiles, porcelains, metal, charcoal, etc. depending on their characteristics. Also to help the public and the researchers clearly apprehend the associated research achievements, not only figures and images but also indexes by various attributes (in Korean, Sino-Korean, by field) are included.
Additional information is available through embeded QR codes from the cultural heritage portal site, http://www.heritage.go.kr/heri/idx/index.do of the Cultural Heritage Administration for 147 designated cultural heritage sites.
The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage has been continuously publishing various dictionaries interpreting the terms and organizing information from the research outcomes in Korean archaeology, divided into categories like sites, artefacts, notions, etc.. Experts of various fields have participated to publish seven books consisting of ones divided by topics (Ancient Tombs, Castles and Signal Fires, Burial Goods in the Ancient Korean Graves) and by era (the Paleolithic, the Neolithic, the Bronze Age) alongside the 『Dictionary of Korean Archaeology(2001)』 in Korean.
The Production Sites-issue, the fourth topic dictionary after the Ancient Tombs-issue (2009), the Castles and Signal Fires-issue (2011), and the Burial Goods in the Ancient Korean Graves-issue, is expected to provide a broader understanding and a solid foundation for an active research on Korean archaeology related to production.
Also, the『Dictionary of Korean Archaeology』 and the 『Dictionary of Korean Archaeology–The Paleolithic』 published in English will contribute to the globalization of Korean archaeology and active promotion of the achievements and the competence of Korean cultural heritage research.
The『Dictionary of Korean Archaeology – Production Sites』 will be distributed to national and international libraries and research institutes, and also will be available to the public through the NRICH website (www.nrich.go.kr, Cultural Heritage Research Knowledge Portal).
The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Cultural Administration, as the only state institution that researches, excavates, conserves, and restores cultural heritage, will keep on providing research outcomes through various materials by actively engaging in studies and research on our cultural heritage.
-Hwang,Ji-hae Senior Researcher(042-860-9172), Lee,Cho-rong Researcher(042-860-9180)-