Joseon Dynasty Human Sample Collection

To understand our Joseon Dynasty Human Sample Collection (JDHSC), you should understand first the tombs encapsulated by lime-soil mixture barrier (LSMB tombs) which were constructed during medieval Joseon Dynasty of Korea (1392-1910).

In Korea, the preservation status of human remains in archaeological sites is not so good; thus, anthropologists have difficulties in performing the studies on the ancient bones or soft tissues. However, human remains found in LSMB tombs were much better than those from other types of ancient tombs. In some cases, the preservation status of human bodies is so perfect that

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