Proceedings of the Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)

Semiotics Analysis of the Landscape Reconstruction of Medang Kamulan Ancient Sites Grobogan - Central Java

Authors
Andi Sungkowo, Niken Wirasanti
Corresponding Author
Andi Sungkowo
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
semiotic analysis; landscape reconstruction; Medan Kamulan ancient sites
Abstract
This study examined the landscape of the Medang Kamulan site in Banjarejo Village, District of Gabus, Grobogan-Central Java, which is often mentioned as the center of ancient Mataram kingdom. This opinion is based on the toponym of Medang (Kamulan) which is identical to the signifier of the Ancient Mataram palace name in the VIII-X century AD. The aim of the study was to reconstruct the landscape of the Medang Kamulan site to obtain an overview of the environment of the ancient Javanese civilization. The research was conducted through the stages of inscriptions data collection, Chinese news sources, maps of the earth images, and geological maps. The next stage is the survey of the environment by arranging the landform units, identifying soil and rock, water resources observations, and archaeological data collection. The result shows that Medang Kamulan landscape is consisting of structural units of gentle slope landform, denudational flat landform units, fluvial landform units, and artifacts finding which include ceramic container, pottery container, currency, and jewelry. Next, the environmental signifier and artifacts signifier will be analyzed using environmental semiotics, the results show that Medang Kamulan site represents the prehistoric ancient environment and developed into the community of the Ancient Javanese starting from the local community that interact with the culture of India and China.
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Proceedings
Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-775-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.8How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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