Basic Research of the Paleo-Environmental Change and Possibility of Ancient Port Location Through Geomorphological Survey and Sediment Analysisin Hwaseong City

화성 당성 유적 일대의 지형 조사 및 퇴적물 분석을 통한 고환경 변화 및 고대 포구 입지 가능성 기초 연구

  • Han, Min (Department of Geography Education, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yang, Dong-Yoon (Geo-Environmental Hazards & Quaternary Geology Research Center, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources) ;
  • Lim, Jaesoo (Geo-Environmental Hazards & Quaternary Geology Research Center, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources)
  • 한민 (서울대학교 지리교육과) ;
  • 양동윤 (한국지질자원연구원 지질환경재해연구센터) ;
  • 임재수 (한국지질자원연구원 지질환경재해연구센터)
  • Received : 2017.10.31
  • Accepted : 2017.11.28
  • Published : 2017.12.30


In this study, geomorphological and geological research has been carried out to estimate the possibility of ancient port location near Hwaseong Dangseong. Geomorphological characteristics around Eunsupo were analyzed through comparison of past and present topographic maps and field survey. Grain size, age dating, and geochemical analysis on surface sediments and borehole sediments were performed. Through the geomorphological characteristics analysis, it was interpreted that Eunsupo area was submerged in seawater especially at high tide in the past, and that ships could approach to the inside of the area through the tidal channel which were developed in the area. It is also assumed that ships were anchored at a low elevation point in the area. The paleo-environmental change in the area was analyzed based on the classification of sedimentary environment using grain size distribution of surface and borehole sediments and geochemical analysis. It was confirmed that the geomorphological interpretation for the possibility of ancient port location coincided well with the paleo-environmental change interpreted through sediment analysis. This study is a basic study for estimating ancient port location, and it is expected that more accurate paleo-environmental changes will be restored through detailed geomorphological survey and additional borehole analysis in the future research.


Grant : 화성 당성 관련 고대포구 토질 시료 분석 용역

Supported by : 한국해양과학기술진흥원