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Very Rare Mumun Period (1500 - 300 BCE) Stone Sword

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Very Rare Mumun Period (1500 - 300 BCE) Stone Sword

Korean Mumun Period (1500 - 300 BCE) Polished Stone Sword in remarkable condition. This is likely the best condition stone age Korean sword in existence. The last photo here is from a petroglyph at a Mumun Period burial (Orim-dong megalithic burial no. 5 in Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do), depicting a similar weapon. References: Bale, Martin T.; Ko, Min-jung (2006), Craft Production and Social Change in Mumun Period Korea. Asian Perspectives 45 (2): 159-187. Park Je Gwang (2006), History of Steel in Eastern Asia. History of Korea through the Fall of Goguryeo, pages 9 - 10. Chosen Soukantoku Kanbo Soumukyoku Insatsu Jo (1912), Riou-ke Hakubutsu-kan Chozou-hin Shashin-chou Ge, (Prince Yi Household Museum Collection Picture Book Volume 2).

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