The origins of Koreans coincides with the early period of human
civilization. The process of evolution in Korea proves it. The climate
had been mild about 3-4 million years ago in the Cenozoic Era(with
the emergence of human beings on earth).
It had provided the animals and plants favourable conditions for
living. After thousands of years had passed, human beings were originated.
The origination and development of human beings can be found with
Pyongyang as the centre.
The 29 kinds of fossilized bones of animals and primitive stone
implements remained by primitive men were correspondent to about
one million years ago.
They were discovered in Hugu-ri, Sangwon County, Pyongyang in Juche
55(1996). The fossilized bones of Palaeolithic man were discovered
in Ryokpho District, Pyongyang. The fossilized bones of Neolithic
man and New Stone Age and Bronze age were also discovered in different
The discoveries show that the Korean Peninsula has every claim to
be one of the cradles of human society. And they prove that the
Korean Nation is a single nation with a long history developed from
the primitive age to the modern age.
Cultural activity is aided and encouraged by the government. Korean
culture, including many traditional aspects such as food, dress,
art, architecture, and folkways, is motivated in part by the historical
experience of cultural domination by both the Chinese and the Japanese.