Publication of the research guide, the basis of the ancient environment and vegetation restoration
- The Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, publication of three books『Everything you need to know - bone, wood, seed from the excavation site』-
The Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (the GNRICH, Director Lee Jong-Hoon), under the Cultural Heritage Administration, publishes three books 『Bone from the excavation site』, 『Wood from the excavation site』 and 『Seed from the excavation site』. This series is about bones, woods, and seeds at the excavation site and its research methods containing various photographs and drawings.
The three books are sharing ways of collecting organic material and its research methods, which could be the basis of the ancient environment and vegetation restoration through research support services by the GNRICH, where organized a paleo-environment research team for the first time in Korea in 2017.
These books are based on abundant experiences in gathering organic matter, investigating, and researching parts. Moreover, these introduce procedures and methods for ensuring all the organic materials' information to a person who firstly accesses organic remains.
The books are produced in consideration of portability, applicability, and high utilization. For increasing popularity, the books are divided into three topics: bones, woods, and seeds. In order to be intuitively understood and applied to the investigation site, drawing data, photographs, and pictorial data created at the actual Wolseong investigation site are arranged in these books. In addition, these try to guide the materials, tools, and how to collect and analyze that could be easily obtained at the excavation site for increasing usability.
These books are written to help people understand how to investigate the excavation site and to stimulate public interests. The books will distribute to burial cultural heritage professional research institutes, the National and public museums, and university libraries. Moreover, these will open to the public through the website of the Cultural Heritage Administration (www.cha.go.kr). Hence, anyone who is interested in could access easily.
The GNRICH would like continuously to add a historical story into the space 'forest,' where the institute studies the ancient environment, landscape, and restoration, focusing on the Silla capital. The GNRICH is going to restore the interaction between Silla history and culture, and people in that history and their environment through various and dedicated paleo-environment research.