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pISSN : 1598-3021 / eISSN : 2671-7921

2020 KCI Impact Factor : 0.63
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인문논총은 종합 인문학 학술지를 지향한다. 문사철을 비롯한 전통적인 인문학에 더해 학제간 융합 연구, 디지털 인문학 등 인문학의 새로운 방향을 제시하는 주제를 포괄한다.
Editor-in-Chief
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Jang, Moon Seok

(Seoul National University)

Citation Index
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  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.63
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.5
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 1.262
  • Immediacy Index : 0.2683

Current Issue : 2022, Vol.79, No.1

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  • Surface, Point, Line and Network

    Kim, Jong-Il | 2022, 79(1) | pp.9~47 | number of Cited : 0
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    In recent archaeological research, a close relation between material and human beings has been newly theorised and alternative hypotheses on the formation of ethnic groups and human migration has been suggested with dramatic developments of analytic technology in the natural sciences, such as archaeogenetics and bioinformatics, which has replaced megatheories which led hitherto archaeological theory and paradigm shifts in it. Social Network Theory, adopted first in social science, was introduced to archaeological research and enabled the finding of important archaeological phenomena that had been ignored or unrecognised thus far. Nevertheless network analysis was not simply developed and introduced from the outside; there already existed some similar ideas and discussions with network analysis within archaeology. The ways of understanding objects through their contextual relation in Phenomenology and Analytic Philosophy are also closely related with network analysis. Therefore, network analysis was developed in other disciplines but was considered and ‘domesticated’ within archaeological thought and context, rather than just simply being adopted into archaeology. This fact suggests that the interpretation of results drawn from network analysis on actual data is not enough as long as it is limited to a simple description of visible patterns. Rather it can be clearly shown that the results should be significantly and sensitively interpreted when analysis is carried out within an archaeological context.
  • Network Visualization and the Utilization of Archaeological Data The Example of Nangnang (Lelang) Tombs

    Ilhong Ko | 2022, 79(1) | pp.49~84 | number of Cited : 0
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    The amount of archaeological data on Nangnang (Lelang) Tombs published since the 1990s has come to exceed the amount of data previously accumulated as a result of large-scale rescue excavations undertaken in Pyeongyang. Therefore, there is a need to develop a method of utilizing that data, which is of low resolution. This paper adopts a network approach, which can be useful in dealing with large amounts of low resolution data, to undertake an analysis of the data retrieved from finds lists found in North Korean publications. As the objective of this study was to illuminate the usefulness of network vitalization, tombs yielding Chinese Han mirrors were selected for analysis, as they were deemed suitable for the purpose at hand, as well as being a key topic of research in Nangnang studies. The results of analysis undertaken on the Nangnang tombs revealed that the clustering of tombs did not coincide with pre-established temporal phases, indicating that a rough study of mortuary practices at the tombs could be carried out according to tomb type, without putting too much weight on temporal elements, which could not be ascertained for many of the tombs published from the 1990s. In addition, it was illustrated how the lower resolution nodes could be more useful that higher resolution nodes, according to the research question, indicating that low resolution data could indeed be useful.
  • The Applicable Potential of Park, Junyoung* Using Network Analysis Methods for Historical and Archaeological Research Focusing on Ancient Beads Excavated from the Yeongsan River Basin and Gaya Region

    Park, Junyoung | 2022, 79(1) | pp.85~115 | number of Cited : 0
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    Network analysis, which was formerly developed in the discipline of Sociology, represents an attempt to explain the social behavior of people in terms of the characteristics of the network of relationships they have formed. This method of analysis uses nodes and edges to visualize data and has thus been widely used. This article examines the applicable potential of using network analysis to study a large quantity of ancient beads which are valuable historical and archaeological materials. As a result of applying network analysis on ancient beads, the distribution, circulation and consumption patterns could be visualized. Prior to this, such interpretations were only conceptually recognized. Furthermore, by expressing the distribution patterns of ancient beads as a network, one example being the excavated beads from the Yeongsan River Basin, it was possible to unravel more of the complexities of their ancient culture, as well as opening up other potential interpretations. Network analysis is not only applicable to a specific type of data nor is the method a fixed one. It can be applied to any type or set of data and the details of the method can be considered and adjusted according to the characteristics of the data. The aim is for network analysis to be more widely and actively conducted and applied for studies in Korean History and Archaeology and also to deepen the discourse.
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