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Subject: [DNA] Dolmens/Korea
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 18:39:46 +0000 (UTC)
Dolmen tombs are found in many places in the world. Wikipedia states that the number of dolmens in North and South Korea is about 40% of the world total. That's about 30,000. It might be interesting to find out which people populated Korea in the Megalithic. I believe there is evidence of a very early cultural exchange in Korea from the Ural Altaic region, as seen in the geometric designs on pottery. Did a specific tribe of nomads spread its burial rites from Ireland to Japan? Since most are found in Korea, did it start there and spread from there? Or is it that when one has burial rites and sacrifices at the tomb, stones are an easily available material found almost everywhere where dolmen are found? Stones might also be seen as "eternal" as opposed to wood, which decays.