Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Korea, 2000–1000 B.C.

Neolithic cultures, ca. 7000–ca. 10th century b.c.

According to the legend recounted in the Samguk Yusa, the Gojoseon (Old Joseon) was founded in Northern Korea and Manchuria in 2333 B.C. The Jin state was formed in southern Korea in the third century B.C. and power was usurped by the Han dynasty of China at the end of the second century. Rice cultivation is introduced to Korea, most likely by agrarian populations moving onto the peninsula from China by way of Manchuria.

  • ca. 1200–900 B.C. Rice cultivation is introduced to Korea, most likely by agrarian populations moving onto the peninsula from China by way of Manchuria. Native grains, such as millet and barley, are also cultivated, and there is evidence of a growing reliance on animal husbandry.