Small Government-funded Excavation Survey

Cultureal Property Investigation, and Research Center

About the Project

As the cost of excavation was a financial burden for project operators, since 2004 there has been a
system to aid with excavation costs for construction and development of small excavation projects by
utilizing the government’s lottery funds and more.
Small Government-funded Excavation Survey was conducted by Cultural Heritage Administration between
2004 and 2005 by distributing project costs to related local governments, and from 2006 until 2009, Korea
Cultural Properties Investigation & Research Institute Association was in charge of the project, and since
2010, the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation has been dedicated to operating the system

Eligibility

The government funds for small excavation survey are available within the range of construction work supporting excavation cost stipulated in 「Article 10 of Buried Cultural Property Protection and Investigation Act」.

Eligibility
Private Detached House(㎡) Agriculture and Fisheries
Facility (㎡)
Private Business Building (㎡) Factory(㎡)
Floor Area Total Building
Floor Area
Floor Area Total Building
Floor Area
Floor Area Total Building
Floor Area
Floor Area Total Building
Floor Area
792 264 2,644 1,322 792 264 2,644 1,322

※ Both areas mentioned above shall not exceed the values.

Eligibility

  • [Enforcement Decree of the Building Act] Detached houses according to annex No. 1.1

    [Enforcement Decree of the Building Act] Detached houses according to annex No. 1.1

    • Buildings of 264㎡ or smaller total building floor area
    • 792㎡ or smaller floor area
      ※ Construction work implemented by housing constructors registered
      according to Clause 1 of Article 9 of「Housing Act」is not eligible.
  • [Framework Act on Agriculture and Fisheries, Rural Community, and Food Industry] Facility installed for the business purpose of farmers or fishermen according to Clause 2 of Article 3

    [Framework Act on Agriculture and Fisheries, Rural Community, and Food Industry] Facility installed for the business purpose of farmers or fishermen according to Clause 2 of Article 3

    • Buildings of 1,322㎡ or smaller total building floor area
    • 2,644㎡or smaller floor area
  • Buildings built for the business purpose of individual businessmen

    Buildings built for the business purpose of individual businessmen

    • Buildings of 264㎡ or smaller total building floor area (excluding the basement area)
    • 792㎡or smaller floor area
  • [Industrial Cluster Development and Factory Establishment Act] Factory according to Clause 1 of Article 2

    [Industrial Cluster Development and Factory Establishment Act] Factory according to Clause 1 of Article 2

    • Buildings of 1,322㎡ or smaller total building floor area
    • 2,644㎡or smaller floor area

Results of Aid

As for main results, we have secured significant academic data to study the remains of Silla’s capital and life events in the Buyeo area through aiding excavation surveys in many altitudinal regions like Gyeongju and Buyeo. In particular, many academic results include excavating the first wooden coffin tomb in Gyeongju area, excavating Goryeo’s government buildings in Ganghawdo, confirming the linked road to Buyeonaseong Wall, excavating Cheonwangsa Temple Site in Hanam, and excavating living cultures at the historic site in Sinchang-dong of Gwangju.

Results of Aid
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 Note
Cost 30 trillion won 50 trillion won 6.5 trillion won 6.5 trillion won
No. of Application Received
(Carried over)
157 249 (36) 280 (64) 261 (77)
No. of Aids 112 180 195 186