People began to live in the peninsula from the Prehistoric era building a unique culture.
Since then, the indigenous culture has prospered throughout the history of the peninsula. And now, in this new century, the culture is blooming not only in this peninsula but overseas.
Korea's creative contents are gaining popularity in neighboring countries and beyond. In this context, it is meaningful to look back on the prehistory of the peninsula and the culture at that time.
There is no written memory of the prehistoric people. However, we can approach to their lives by connecting the dots, the remains of their dwellings. We found that the people in the prehistoric age owned remarkable culture, which is greater than we had previously thought.
The old culture of the peninsula dates back to hundreds of thousands of years. We, in Gongju city, built a museum at the historic site of seokjangni, where a number of valuable historic relics were found. We invite you to the Museum of seokjangni.
You can experience some of the oldest relics and see the lives of the prehistoric people of the peninsula at the museum. The first excavation site of the prehistoric era on the southern part of the peninsula
The historic site of seokjangni was excavated in 1964. Geumgang River flows in front of the site and the bedrock is mica schist of the Precambrian era with granite and porphyry intruded. Twelve rounds of examination running from 1964 to 1992 found that the site has twelve layers covering from the Pre-Paleolithic Age to the Middle Paleolithic Age
Centering role for the research of the prehistoric era
Sohn, Bo-gi, then Yonsei University Professor, led the study of the prehistory of the peninsula. Dr. Sohn and other researchers used charcoal particles, soil, pollen, and radiocarbon analysis to look into the climate and the environment of that period. A lot experts participated in the excavation:Lee, Yoong-jo, since 1964, now Prof. of Chungbuk National University, Choi, Bok-gyu, since 1964, Prof. of Gangwon National University, and Park, Hee-yeon, since 1969, Prof. of University of Seoul. The first museum devoted to the prehistoric era
The Museum of seokjangni is the first specialized museum for the prehistoric period in Korea along with the Site of Zhoukoudian in China, and the Iwajuku site in Gunma Prefecture Japan. We will be engaged in a variety of international meetings as well as exhibition exchanges.
※Visiting information & Approach : www.sjnmuseum.go.kr