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The Achievements in and Prospects for the Archaeological Research on the Goryeo Period

Mun, Gyung-Ho 1

1공주대학교

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ABSTRACT

This thesis aims to introduce the major achievements in the excavations conducted into the relics of the Goryeo period since 2000 and present the future research directions. As major urban development projects got into full swing around 2000, there were increased excavations of the relics and artifacts of the Goryeo period. Moreover, as local governments lay great store on the history and cultural properties in their regions, the public interest in the unearthed artifacts and relics is increasing. Under such circumstances, the Korean Mediaeval Archeology Basic Database Creation Project us in progress as supervised by Sookmyung Women’s University. Central Institute of Cultural Heritage created a compendium of the mediaeval archeological research achievements entitled, “Collected Materials for Korean Mediaeval Archeology” and the Academy of Korean Studies opened a web portal on the achievements of the Korean studies promotion projects. Moreover, the website for the Database for Korean Historical & Cultural Investigation, which specialized in informatizing the interred cultural properties and managing scholarly information on archaeology, was opened in 2016, and ‘Korean Middle Ages Archeological Society’ launched in the latter half of the same year. The relics of the Goryeo Period investigated so far vary as widely as defense-related relics, urban castles and relics, Buddhist relics, production relics, residential relics, and maritime relics. The defense relics include castle and beacon relics, and the urban castle and urban relics include the relics of the palace in Gaeseong and the relics of Gangdo, the relics of chiso(治所) or eupsa(邑司), and government office relics including the residential relics. The Buddhist relics are led by the temple relics, while the production relics include iron making relics, pottery kiln, and rooftile kiln. The tomb relics include the royal tomb relics, ordinary tomb relics etc. found on Ganghwa. And the maritime relics include ship-related relics unearthed on the west coast such as Taean and Ansan. Through the unearthing of these relics, the relics of the Goryeo Period which differ from the periods coming before or after, the diverse-ranging achievements from the excavations need to organized and typified. Considering this, the conclusion of the thesis presents the tasks and prospects for the archaeological study of the Goryeo Period.

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