Go back in time about 6,000 years, and along the banks of the Han River where Seoul now sits, you’d find a small nomadic settlement where the earliest residents of Seoul lived. The Prehistoric Housing Site, the largest Neolithic settlement in Korea, gives visitors a glimpse into what life was like up to about 1,000 B.C.
The site was first excavated in 1925 when flooding exposed pieces of earthenware on the banks of the Han River. More than 20 pit sites were found alongside several kinds of pottery and stoneware chards, stone tools and rudimentary farming equipment. Today, the site includes nine reconstructed mud pit huts and two exhibition halls where many of the excavated artifacts are on display. You’ll also find dioramas depicting like in the Neolithic age as well as a short film outlining the history of the site.