On Oct. 24, a meeting of specialists was held by the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration to discuss the ongoing excavation work at the naval base construction site in Gangjeong village, Seogwipo City.
Members of the Cultural Properties Committee and other specialists have agreed that the artifacts found thus far are a valuable record for understanding the lives of generations of people who have lived in Gangjeong village. The dating of the site ranges between the 4th century B.C.E. to the 2nd century B.C.E.
Archaeologists and specialists both agreed that they need to keep an eye on the excavation process until the end of this year, but disagreed on whether to expand the excavation area.
The excavation at the Jeju naval base construction site will be performed until December by the Jeju Cultural Heritage Institute, at which time another meeting is scheduled to discuss preservation of these historic assets.
For more information, call the Cultural Heritage Administration, 042-481-4957.
(Translated by Angela Kim)
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