Bangudae Petroglyphs in Ulsan
The Bangudae Petroglyphs in Ulsan is the second volume of Petroglyphs of Korea published in 2014 and the fourth published by the Institute which is part of the Korean petroglyph analysis report series. Ulsan Bangudae Petroglyphs, National Treasure No. 285, Bangudae Petroglyphs is an archaeological site located on the perpendicular rock surfaces at Ulsan Metropolitan City in Korea.
Ulsan Daegok-ri Bangudae Petroglyphs takes an important place in the prehistoric world art history as one of the often-cited sites when discussing the prehistoric art trends. Bangudae Petroglyphs preserve the people’s views on the world, nature and life in the prehistoric hunting and gathering society. Bangudae Petroglyphs show a variety of animals other than whales, deer and tigers. The additional research findings and the increased understanding of the prehistoric ecosystem and environment of the Ulsan area may help identify the previously unidentified species of the petroglyphs.
Location and Environment of the Archaeological Site
1. Environment and Geography
2. Archaeology and History
Categories of Motifs in Bangudae Petroglyphs
1. Surface I —. Main Rock Surface
1) Humans (anthromorphes)
2) Animals (zoomorsphes)
2. Surface Ⅱ
3. Surface Ⅲ
4. Surface Ⅳ
5. Classification of Images