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"Korean Pompeii" Discovered on Jeju Island
Chosun Ilbo ^ | Updated Feb.5,2007 08:51 KST | unattributed

Posted on 02/04/2007 4:37:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv

An archaeological site on Jeju Island is being called Korea's version of Pompeii after the ancient Roman city which was preserved by volcanic debris. Discovered in 2006, a human settlement at the Hamori 105 formation in Daejung-eup, Seogwipo-city was confirmed to have been smothered by a volcanic eruption more than 5,000 years ago.

The Jeju Culture & Art Foundation collected volcanic materials that covered Hamori and sent it to an American research institute. The Foundation said Sunday that the U.S. researchers determined the debris to have come from an eruption at nearby Songak Mountain over 5,200 years ago.

Local scientists have discovered beneath the volcanic residue ancient footprints and archaeological items like pottery shards and shellfish fragments that show how the early human inhabitants of the area lived.

"This is the first time that we've found relics beneath volcanic residue like Pompeii," said Lee Chung-kyu, a professor of Archaeology at Youngnam University. "If we investigate a larger area, we may discover further evidence from Neolithic civilizations here, such as a housing site."

The researchers discovered that the early people of Hamori made soup from various kinds of shellfish and enjoyed fish such as black porgy and red sea-bream. The scientists will reveal more information in an upcoming report on the finds.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.chosun.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; jeju; korea; pompeii
from the wiki-wacky-pedia:

Because of the relative isolation of the island, the people of Jeju have developed a culture that is distinct from that of mainland Korea. Jeju is home to thousands of local legends. Perhaps the most distinct cultural artifact is the ubiquitous dol hareubang ("stone grandfather") carved from a block of lava.

Jeju-do
suggestive of Easter Island.
1 posted on 02/04/2007 4:37:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 02/04/2007 4:38:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Cool


3 posted on 02/04/2007 4:43:48 PM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: SunkenCiv
'India's Pompeii' uncovered
4 posted on 02/04/2007 4:46:04 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
Molecular genetic analysis of ancient cattle bones excavated from archaeological sites in Jeju, Korea

Department of Life Science, College of Natural Sciences, Cheju National University, Jeju 690-756, Korea.

Ancient cattle bones were excavated from archaeological sites in Jeju, Korea. We used molecular genetic techniques to identify the species and establish its relationship to extant cattle breeds.
Ancient DNA was extracted from four sources: a humerus (Gonae site, A.D. 700-800), two fragments of radius, and a tooth (Kwakji site, A.D. 0-900). The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) D-loop regions were cloned, sequenced, and compared with previously reported sequences of various cattle breeds (9 Asian, 8 European, and 3 African).
The results revealed that these bones were of the breed, Bos taurus, and a phylogenetic tree indicated that the four cattle bones formed a monophyletic group with Jeju native black cattle.
However, the patterns of sequence variation and reports from archaeological sites suggest that a few wild cattle, with a different maternal lineage, may have existed on Jeju Island. Our results will contribute to further studies of the origin of Jeju native cattle and the possible existence of local wild cattle.

5 posted on 02/04/2007 4:52:31 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
also gettin' in on the act, Ireland, perhaps Port Royal, and an earlier eruption casualty in the Bay of Naples -- not to mention the death assemblage of a number of Proconsul (hominids) killed by an eruption (or at least a venting of gas) 18 million years ago in Africa. :')
Early Volcano Victims Discovered
BBC News
Monday, May 3, 1999
Whole communities of ape-like creatures may have been killed in East Africa 18 million years ago by the once active volcano Kisingiri. Proconsul lived in a semi-arid environment close to the mountain and the research suggests they may have been caught by a pyroclastic flow. The abundance of the hominoid fossils may represent "death assemblages" - whole populations wiped out simultaneously by "glowing cloud" eruptions. The fossils of the Rusinga Formation form a crucial link between the early primates of the forest habitats, and human forerunners of the more open-country habitat, who lived in drier conditions than had been supposed, on a landscape that experienced repeated volcanic eruption.
Move Over, Pompeii
by Jarrett A. Lobell
Archaeology
March/April 2002
Volume 55 Number 2
"Since Nola is only 7.5 miles from the volcano, people probably did not have time to pack before the eruption, and left behind cooking utensils, drinking cups, hunting tools, a hat decorated with wild boars' teeth, and a pot waiting to be fired in the kiln... So far no human remains have been found at Nola -- only several footprints preserved in the mud -- but scholars believe the skeletons of a Bronze Age man and woman discovered nearby about five years ago may be associated with the prehistoric eruption as well."

6 posted on 02/04/2007 5:18:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Mr. Magoo, the cartoon character!


7 posted on 02/04/2007 5:57:42 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!'m)
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To: SunkenCiv
and speaking of Vesuvius...

current evacuation zones.

8 posted on 02/04/2007 6:52:23 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: SunkenCiv
there are more, see the Jeju Stone Gallery:

http://english.jejusamda.com/common/c_dataView.php?id=F02040000⟨=_eng

9 posted on 02/04/2007 8:01:52 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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Salt and pepper shakers. :') Maybe a Jeju "grandfather stone" version of a chess set. They need to hire me for their tourism dep't...


10 posted on 02/04/2007 9:52:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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The maiasaur was discovered as a death assemblage, a herd having succumbed on the plain where they lived. But enough of that...

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11 posted on 02/04/2007 10:02:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Aruacanian-Mapuche. Chile.

The study of neighbouring cultures can throw some light on the Inca games. The Mapuches - formerly called Araucanians - were influenced by the Incas. Fortunately, Mapuche games were described in more detail than the Inca ones. No surprise if the same kind of pyramidal die is to be observed, here called kechu (Mapuche "five"). Under the name kechukawe the Mapuches played two different games with the same die: a game whose object was to throw a die through a perched ring, and a board game which appears to be very similar to the Inca race game wayru, as observed in the 1960's in Southern Ecuador. The Mapuches knew a "hunt game" that they called komikan: it is the same as the Inca taptana/komina...

http://www.boardgamesstudies.org/studies/issue1/article.shtml?depaulis.txt

well, maybe not exactly chess, but...

12 posted on 02/04/2007 10:36:22 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: Fred Nerks

"Not chess -- Poker!"



13 posted on 02/04/2007 10:47:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
They need to hire me for their tourism dep't...

typical private house on Jeju Island...a little rustic for my liking...

14 posted on 02/04/2007 10:50:11 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: SunkenCiv
LOL, a little off-topic, aren't we? Here's a graphic of the island.

could go poof! anytime, no thanks.

15 posted on 02/04/2007 10:54:22 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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more salt and pepper shakers.

16 posted on 02/04/2007 11:06:26 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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17 posted on 02/05/2007 12:07:38 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( WND, NewsMax, Townhall.com, Brietbart.com, and Drudge Report are not valid news sources.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Koreans have been wearing those same "bowler" hats for 5000 years?!?


18 posted on 02/05/2007 5:54:54 AM PST by Little Ray
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To: Little Ray

:') I don't know. Good question.


19 posted on 02/05/2007 7:33:51 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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"They need to hire me for their tourism dep't..."

If they did hire you, their travel brochures would certainly never be classed as "jejune"!
20 posted on 02/06/2007 9:04:09 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Growing long hair and a scraggly beard is so easy, even a caveman could do it...)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

:'D


21 posted on 02/06/2007 10:18:23 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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