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  13. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
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  21. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  22. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
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  27. Produce 101 China
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  1. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  2. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  3. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  4. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  5. Drama: Meteor Garden
  6. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  7. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  8. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  9. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  10. Moon festival
  11. Band: LOVEBITES
  12. Chinese Traditional clothing
  13. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  14. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  15. Review: Wish
  16. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  17. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  18. Book: The White Book
  19. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  20. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  21. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  22. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  23. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  24. Artist: Hanggai
  25. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  26. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  27. Produce 101 China
  28. Crossfaith (interview)
  29. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  30. Food: Ramen
  31. Artist: Jackson Wang
  32. Special: BTSXARMY
  33. SPECIAL: BTS
  34. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  35. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  36. 10 years of SHINee
  37. Drama review: Erased
  38. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  39. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  40. Artist: Miyavi
  41. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  42. 10 Korean Proverbs
  43. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  44. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  45. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  46. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  47. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  48. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  49. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  50. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  51. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  52. Religion in Japan
  53. C-Pop
  54. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  55. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  56. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  57. Boygroup: GOT7
  58. Artist: BABYMETAL
  59. Online shopping in China
  60. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  61. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  62. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  63. Boygroup: Day6
  64. Drama Review: Last Friend
  65. Valentine’s day in China
  66. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  67. Valentine’s day in Korea
  68. Valentine’s day in Japan
  69. Terracotta Army
  70. Beauty in Korea
  71. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  72. Chinese New Year
  73. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  74. Review: Snackfever subscription
  75. Cat Cafe
  76. Religion in China
  77. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  78. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  79. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  80. Review: Kaomoji
  81. Chopsticks
  82. Drama Review: Save Me
  83. LGBT in Japan
  84. Artist: Zhao Lei
  85. The power of BB Cream
  86. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  87. LGBT in China
  88. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  89. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  90. Rental bikes
  91. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  92. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  93. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  94. The Three Sovereigns
  95. LGTB in South Korea
  96. Japanese street food
  97. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  98. Mumun Pottery
  99. Boygroup: SF9
  100. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  101. Izanagi & Izanami
  102. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  103. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  104. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  105. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  106. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  107. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  108. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  109. Halloween in Japan
  110. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  111. Halloween in China
  112. Halloween in Korea
  113. Social Media in China? No!
  114. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  115. Camera Japan Festival
  116. Movie Review: Noise
  117. Heungbu and Nolbu
  118. Konpeitō
  119. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  120. Chinese Street Food
  121. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  122. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  123. Jeulmun Pottery
  124. Boyband: NEWS
  125. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  126. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  127. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  128. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  129. Review: Hite
  130. The Rising Sun Flag
  131. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  132. Drama review: Hwarang
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The Mumun pottery period is just like the Jeulmun pottery period an Archaeological era in the Korean prehistory that dates back to 1500-300 BC (Hence it is the period after the Jeulmun period) This period is named after the Korean name for undecorated of plain cooking and storage vessels that form a large part of the pottery assemblage over the entire length of this period, but especially 850 – 550 BC.

 


Archaeological Mumun sites 

The Mumun period is known for the origins of Intensive agriculture (Intensive farming or intensive agriculture involves various types of agriculture with higher levels of input and output per unit of agricultural land area.) and complex societies in both the korean peninsula and the Japanese Archipelago. This period (or parts of it) have sometimes been labeled as the “Korean Bronze Age”. However, the application of such terminology in the Korean case is misleading since the local bronze production did not occur until approximately the late 8th century BC at it’s earliest. Bronze artifacts are rare and the distribution of bronze is highly regionalized until after 300 BC. Just like Jeulmun, a boom in the archaeological excavations of the Mumun period sites has, since the mid-1990’s, recently increased our knowledge about this important formative period in the prehistory of East Asia.

The Mumun period is preceded by the Jeulmun pottery period (read about it here). The origins of the  period are not well known but the megalithic (basically large-stone) burials, Mumun pottery and large amounts found in the Liao river basin and North Korea probably indicate the origins of the Mumun period of Southern Korea. Slash-and-burn cultivators who used the Mumun pottery displaced people using Jeulmun period subsistence patters.

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Early Mumun

The early Mumun (circa 1500 – 850 BC) is characterized by shifting cultivation, fishing, hunting and discrete settlements with rectangular semi-subterranean pit-houses. The social scale of early Mumun societies war egalitarian in nature. The latter part of this period is characterized by increasing intra-settlement competition and perhaps the presense of part-time “Big man” leadership. Early Mumun settlements are relatively concentrated in the river valleys formed by tributaries of the Geum river (in West-central Korea.) However one of the largest Early Mumun settlements (Eo-eun) is located in the Middle Nam River valley in South-central Korea. In the latter Early Mumun, larger settlements (composed of many long houses such as Baekseok-dong) appeared in the area of modern Cheonan City (Chungcheong Nam-do). Important long-term traditions originated from this sub-period.

 Middle Mumun

The middle (or classic) Mumun (circa 850-550 BC) is characterized by intensive agriculture, as evidence by the large dry-field remains (around 32,500 square metres) recovered at Daepyeong. A sprawling settlement with several multiple ditch enclosures, hundred of pit-houses, specialized production, evidences of the presence of incipient elites and social competition. Burials dating to the latter part of middle Mumun (700 – 550 BC) contain a few high status mortuary offerings (such as bronze artifacts). Bronze production probably began around this time in Southern Korea. Other high status burials contain Greenstone (or Jade) ornaments. A number of megalithic burtials with deep shaft interments, “pavements” of rounded cobblestone and prestige artifacts such as bronze daggers, jade, and red-burnished vessels were built in the vicinity of the southern coasts.

High status megalithic burials and large raised-floor buildings at the Deokcheon-ni and Igeum-dong sites (in Gyeongsang Nam-do) provide further evidence of the growth of social, inequality and the existence of polities that were organized in ways that appear to be similar to “Chiefdoms”. Korean archaeologists sometimes refer to this period’s culture as “Songguk-ri Culture”. Co-occuring artifacts and features that are grouped together as Songguk-ri culture wered found in the South east of Korea, but also in the western area’s. The ultimate geographic reach of Songguk-ri culture appears to have been at Jeju-island and western Japan. Mumun culture is the beginning of a long-term tradition of rice-farming in Korea that links Mumun culture with the Present-day. However, evidence from the early and middle Mumun suggests that, even though rice was grown, it was not the dominant crop. During the Mumun period, people grew millets, barley, wheat, legumes and continued to hunt and fish.


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Late Mumun

The late (or post-classic) Mumun (550-300 BC) is characterized by increasing conflict, fortified hilltop settlements and a concentration of population in the southern coastal area. A late Mumun occupation was found at Namsan Settlement (located on the top of a hill 100 m above sea level in modern Changwon city, Gyeongsang Nam-do). A shellmidden was found in the vicinity of Namsan, indicating that (in addition to the agriculture) shellfish exploitation was part of the late Mumun subsistence system in some areas. Pit-houses at Namsan were located inside a ring-ditch that is some 4.2 meter deep and 10 meter in width. Why would something this massive in size have been necessary? One possible answer is intergroup conflict. Archaeologists propose that the Late Mumun was a period of conflicts. The number of settlements in the late Mumun is much lower than in the previous sub-period. This indicated that populations were re-organized and it was probably more concentrated in smaller numbers of larger settlements. The Mumun period ends when iron appeared in the Archaeological record, along with pit-houses that had interior composite hearth-ovens reminiscent of the history period.

Some scholars suggest that the Mumun pottery period should be extended to circa 0 BC because of the presence of undecorated ware that was popular between 400 BC and 0 BC called Jeomtodae. However, Bronze became very important (in ceremonial and elite life) from 300 BC.

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