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In this updated and expanded edition of the seminal work on mining in Nevada, Donald Hardesty brings scholarship up to the present with important new research and insights into how people, technology, culture, architecture, and landscape ...

Author: Donald L. Hardesty

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803224407

Category: Social Science

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Mining played a prominent role in the shaping and settling of the American West in the nineteenth century. Following the discovery of the famous Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1859, mining became increasingly industrialized, changing mining technology, society, and culture throughout the world. In the wake of these changes Nevada became an important mining region, with new people and technologies further altering the ways mining was pursued and miners interacted. ø Historical archaeology offers a research strategy for understanding mining and miners that integrates three independent sources of information about the past: physical remains, documents, and oral testimony. Mining Archaeology in the American West explores mining culture and practices through the microcosm of Nevada?s mining frontier. The history of mining technology, the social and cultural history of miners and mining societies, and the landscapes and environments of mining are topics examined in this multifocus research. In this updated and expanded edition of the seminal work on mining in Nevada, Donald Hardesty brings scholarship up to the present with important new research and insights into how people, technology, culture, architecture, and landscape changed during this period of mining history.

Hardesty, Donald L. 1998 Power and the Industrial Mining Community in the American West. In Social Approaches to an Industrial Past: The Archaeology and Anthropology of Mining. Eugenia W. Herbert, A. Bernard Knapp and Vincent C. Piggott ...

Author: Mark Warner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803277281

Category: History

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"An exploration of Western historical archaeologists' role in American regionalism and a call for creating archaeologies of the West as an alternative to the isolated archaeologists working in the West"--Provided by publisher.
2017 By Mark Warner

In this volume, archaeologists, historians, and ethnologists discuss their interlinking studies of the towns, trails, and mining districts that figured in the northern gold rushes, including the first sustained account of the archaeology of ...

Author: Catherine Holder Spude

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803210998

Category: Social Science

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When gold was discovered in the far northern regions of Alaska and the Yukon in the late nineteenth century, thousands of individuals headed north to strike it rich. This massive movement required a vast network of supplies and services and brought even more people north to manage and fulfill those needs. In this volume, archaeologists, historians, and ethnologists discuss their interlinking studies of the towns, trails, and mining districts that figured in the northern gold rushes, including the first sustained account of the archaeology of twentieth-century gold mining sites in Alaska or the Yukon. The authors explore various parts of this extensive settlement and supply system: coastal towns that funneled goods inland from ships; the famous Chilkoot Trail, over which tens of thousands of gold-seekers trod; a host of retail-oriented sites that supported prospectors and transferred goods through the system; and actual camps on the creeks where gold was extracted from the ground. Discussing individual cases in terms of settlement patterns and archaeological assemblages, the essays shed light on issues of interest to students of gender, transience, and site abandonment behavior. Further commentary places the archaeology of the Far North within the larger context of early twentieth-century industrialized European American society.

Hardesty, D.L. (1991b) 'Historical archaeology in the American West', Historical Archaeology, 25 (3), pp. 3–6. Hardesty, D.L. (2007) 'Perspectives on ... D.L. (2010) Mining archaeology in the American West: A view from the Silver State.

Author: Charles E. Orser, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351786249

Category: Social Science

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The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology is a multi-authored compendium of articles on specific topics of interest to today’s historical archaeologists, offering perspectives on the current state of research and collectively outlining future directions for the field. The broad range of topics covered in this volume allows for specificity within individual chapters, while building to a cumulative overview of the field of historical archaeology as it stands, and where it could go next. Archaeological research is discussed in the context of current sociological concerns, different approaches and techniques are assessed, and potential advances are posited. This is a comprehensive treatment of the sub-discipline, engaging key contemporary debates, and providing a series of specially-commissioned geographical overviews to complement the more theoretical explorations. This book is designed to offer a starting point for students who may wish to pursue particular topics in more depth, as well as for non-archaeologists who have an interest in historical archaeology. Archaeologists, historians, preservationists, and all scholars interested in the role historical archaeology plays in illuminating daily life during the past five centuries will find this volume engaging and enlightening.
2020-07-26 By Charles E. Orser, Jr.

Will Bagley has written and edited more than twenty books on overland emigration, frontier violence, railroads, mining, and the Mormons and has won best books awards from the Western History Association and the Denver Public Library, ...

Author: Kelly J. Dixon

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806185521

Category: History

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The Donner Party is almost inextricably linked with cannibalism. In truth, we know remarkably little about what actually happened to the starving travelers stranded in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–47. Combining the approaches of history, ethnohistory, archaeology, bioarchaeology, and social anthropology, this innovative look at the Donner Party’s experience at the Alder Creek Camp offers insights into many long-unsolved mysteries. Centered on archaeological investigations in the summers of 2003 and 2004 near Truckee, California, the book includes detailed analyses of artifacts and bones that suggest what life was like in this survival camp. Microscopic investigations of tiny bone fragments reveal butchery scars and microstructure that illuminate what the Donner families may have eaten before the final days of desperation, how they prepared what served as food, and whether they actually butchered and ate their deceased companions. The contributors reassess old data with new analytic techniques and, by examining both physical evidence and oral testimony from observers and survivors, add new dimensions to the historical narrative. The authors’ integration of a variety of approaches—including narratives of the Washoe Indians who observed the Donner Party—destroys some myths, deconstructs much of the folklore about the stranded party, and demonstrates that novel approaches can shed new light on events we thought we understood.
2014-10-20 By Kelly J. Dixon

Hardesty, Donald L. 1988 The Archaeology of Mining and Miners: A View from the Silver State. Special Publication Series No. 6. The Society for Historical Archaeology, California, PA. 2010 Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View ...

Author: Darby C. Stapp

Publisher: Journal of Northwest Anthropology

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Category: Social Science

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Exploring Ancient Wood and Fiber Technologies along the Northwest Coast of North America, Dale R. Croes and Kathleen Hawes Ground-Penetrating Radar Studies at the HAMMER Test Bed Facility, Richland, Washington, Lawrence B. Conyers An Experimental Archaeological Study of the Effects of Off-Road Vehicles on Lithic Scatters, Carolyn R. Temple and Robert Lee Sappington Digging for Wealth, Archaeological and Historical Analysis of an Early Twentieth Century Ore Processing Mill Site in Shoshone County, Idaho, Ashley M. Morton and Robert Lee Sappington [Graduate student paper winner] Adapt and Adopt: Apsáalooke (Crow) Beadwork and Regalia from the Nineteenth Century to Today, Kiley E. Molinari [Undergraduate student paper winner] An Exploration of Intentions and Perceptions of Code-Switching among Bilingual Spanish-English Speakers in the Inland Northwest, Grace F. Cooper

Department of the Interior United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 78. ... The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archaeology 20, no. 1–2:19–31. ... Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State.

Author: Erich Obermayr

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874170023

Category: Social Science

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The Cortez Hills Expansion Project archaeological excavations uncovered a wealth of information about the Cortez Mining District, from its beginning in 1863 to the government-mandated end to the mining of precious metals in the district during World War II. Obermayr and McQueen use archaeological data as a foundation to tell the story of life in one of Nevada’s most intriguing, long-lived mining districts. Archaeologists excavate and analyze many thousands of artifacts, uncovering the homes and workplaces—and even trash dumps—of prospectors and miners, mill workers, charcoal burners, brickmakers, blacksmiths, teamsters, and families. They present an archaeological view of everyday life: how Cortez was populated by a variety of ethnic groups, how they lived, what products they bought or consumed, what their social status was, and how, even in this remote location, they created their own version of lives exemplifying the era’s Victorian ideals. Readers interested in the archaeology of the West, mining history, and the history of Nevada will find this book fascinating.
2016-10-28 By Erich Obermayr

The volume considers themes which are relatively new to archaeology: * the social context of production * gender * power and labour exploitation * imperialism and colonialism * production and technology.

Author: Eugenia W. Herbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134676521

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Social Approaches to an Industrial Past addresses the social issues of mining communities in research spanning a period of 4,500 years. The volume considers themes which are relatively new to archaeology: * the social context of production * gender * power and labour exploitation * imperialism and colonialism * production and technology.
2002-02-07 By Eugenia W. Herbert

Flowerdew Hundred: The Archaeology ofa Virginia Plantation, 1619–1864. ... Dixon, Kelly J. Boomtown Saloons: Archaeology and History in Virginia City. ... Mining Archaeology in the American West: AViewfrom the Silver State ...

Author: Ronald M. James

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803240087

Category: History

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Spent cartridges. The pieces of an original Tabasco Pepper Sauce bottle. Shards of a ceramic pot, stained red. For archaeologists each of the thousands of artifacts uncovered at a site tells a story. For noted Comstock authority Ronald M. James, it is a story resulting from decades of research and excavation at one of the largest National Historic Landmarks in America, the Nevada town that, with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, became a boomtown microcosm of the American West. Drawing on the work of hundreds of volunteers, students, and professional archaeologists, Virginia City: Secrets of a Western Past shows how every detail—from unearthed artifacts to reports of local saloons to plans for the cemetery to surviving nineteenth-century buildings—adds to our view of Virginia City when it was one of the richest places on earth. James recreates this unlikely epitome of frontier industry and cosmopolitan living, the thriving hub of corporate executives, middle-class families, miners, prostitutes, and barkeepers—and more foreign-born residents per capita than anywhere else in the country—in a spot that had begun its life a few years earlier as the mining camp of several lucky guys. An excavation of the history of Virginia City, a window on the heyday of the American frontier, James’s book is also an enlightening look at how archaeology brings the story of the past to life.
2012-05-01 By Ronald M. James

Brisbane: General Headquarters South West Pacific Area. ———. 1945b. Fortification Manual Part 2. Brisbane: General Headquarters South West Pacific Area. Aragon, L.V. 1996. “Japanese time” and the mica mine: Occupation experiences in the ...

Author: Julie Mushynsky

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030673536

Category: Social Science

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This book is an archaeological study of the cultures of conflict through an examination of caves and tunnels used during the Pacific War. Referred to here as “karst defenses,” WWII caves and tunnels can be found throughout the karst landscapes of the Pacific. Karst defenses have been hidden, literally by the jungle and figuratively by history, for over 70 years. Based on a study of karst defenses and their related artifacts and oral histories in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, this book uses karst defenses to investigate the varied human experiences before, during and after the Pacific War. Historically, the book reveals new knowledge about the overall defense strategies used in the Pacific. Karst defenses were a central component of Pacific War defense and were constructed and used by civilians, the Japanese military and U.S. troops as early as 1942. Karst defenses also functioned as command posts, hospitals, shelters, storage units and combat positions. The book sheds light on the social aspects that influenced the construction and use of karst defenses, including the fragmented relationship between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Imperial Japanese Army, the social status of civilians under Japanese rule and the clandestine plans of the U.S. in Micronesia. The book also discusses the complex contemporary meanings of this dark, shared heritage.
2021-03-12 By Julie Mushynsky

Hardesty, Donald L. The Archaeology of Mining and Miners: A View from the Silver State. Rockville, MD: Society for Historical Archaeology, ... Young, O. E. Black Powder and Hard Steel: Miners and Machines on the Old Western Frontier.

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265346

Category: History

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The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West provides much more than ethnic groups crossing the plains, landing at ports, or crossing borders; this two-volume work makes the history of the American West an important part of the American experience. Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.
2006-02-24 By Gordon Morris Bakken

"British mining, exploration, and geopolitics on Spitsbergen, 1904-53" Frigga Kruse ... 49-60; Hardesty, D. L. (2010) Mining archaeology in the American West: a view from the Silver State, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press and the ...

Author: Frigga Kruse

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789491431692

Category: History

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The focus of this book is the role of Great Britain in the industrial development of Spitsbergen. The primary aim of this study is to explain the British operations on Spitsbergen from a historical international comparative perspective. Hence, the central research question is: What were the driving forces behind the development of the British mining industry on Spitsbergen between 1904 and 1953?
2014-12-01 By Frigga Kruse

In the Historical Archaeology of the American West series Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State Donald L. Hardesty Eldorado! The Archaeology of Gold Mining in the Far West Edited by Catherine Holder Spude ...

Author: Charlotte K. Sunseri

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803299566

Category: History

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This volume explores how pluralistic communities thrived in California’s mining hinterland as well as how immigrants and California Natives mobilized and mitigated power inequalities through their daily experiences of identity expression, community cohesion, and labor relations.

The American West has offered a rich area for considering labor in historical archaeology, ranging from the earliest Hispanic missions and ranchos of the late 18th and first half of the 19th centuries, to the gold mining camps of the ...

Author: Martin Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405152341

Category: Social Science

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This volume offers lively current debates and case studies in historical archaeology selected from around the world, including North America, Latin America, Africa, the Pacific, and Europe. Authored by 19 experts in the field. Explores how historical archaeologists think about their work, piecing together information from both material culture and documents in an attempt to understand the lives of the people and societies they study. Engages with current theory in an accessible manner. Truly global in its approach but avoids subsuming local experiences of people into global patterns. Summarizes not only the current state of historical archaeology, but also sets the course for the field in decades to come.
2009-02-09 By Martin Hall

The Mining Law of 1872: Past, Politics, and Prospects. ... In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West. ... Dixon, Kelly J. Boomtown Saloons: Archaeology and History in Virginia City.

Author: Michael S. Green

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874179743

Category: History

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Nevada: A History of the Silver State has been named a CHOICE Outstanding Title. Michael S. Green, a leading Nevada historian, provides a detailed survey of the Silver State’s past, from the arrival of the early European explorers, to the predominance of mining in the 1800s, to the rise of world-class tourism in the twentieth century, and to more recent attempts to diversify the economy. Of the numerous themes central to Green’s analysis of Nevada’s history, luck plays a significant role in the state’s growth. The miners and gamblers who first visited the state all bet on luck. Today, the biggest contributor to Nevada’s tourist economy, gaming, still relies on that same belief in luck. Nevada’s financial system has generally been based on a “one industry” economy, first mining and, more recently, gaming. Green delves deeply into the limitations of this structure, while also exploring the theme of exploitation of the land and the overuse of the state’s natural resources. Green covers many more aspects of the Silver State’s narrative, including the dominance of one region of the state over another, political forces and corruption, and the citizens’ often tumultuous relationship with the federal government. The book will appeal to scholars, students, and other readers interested in Nevada history.
2015-03-23 By Michael S. Green

From an environmental historical archaeology to an historical Ecoarchaeology. In C. E. Orser Jr., P. P. Funari, ... In small things forgotten: The archaeology of early American life. ... Mining archaeology in the American West.

Author: Marcos André Torres de Souza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319908571

Category: Social Science

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This edited volume gathers contributions focused on understanding the environment through the lens of Historical Archaeology. Pressing issues such as climate change, global warming, the Anthropocene and loss of biodiversity have pushed scholars from different areas to examine issues related to the causes, processes, and consequences of these phenomena. While traditional barriers between natural and social sciences have been torn down, these issues have gradually occupied a central place in the field of anthropology. As archaeology involves the transdisciplinary study of cultural and natural evidence related to the past, it is in a privileged position to discuss the historical depth of some of the processes related to environment that are deeply affecting the world today. This volume brings together substantial and comprehensive contributions to the understanding of the environment in a historical perspective along three lines of inquiry: Theoretical and methodological approaches to the environment in Historical Archaeology Studies on environmental Historical Archaeology Historical Archaeology and the Anthropocene Historical Archaeology and Environment will be of interest to researchers in both social and environmental sciences, working in different disciplines and research areas, such as archaeology, history, geography, anthropology, climate change studies, environmental analysis and sustainable development studies.

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 630, pp 1007–1031 Buck AL (1983) A history of the atomic energy commission. ... Routledge Publishing, New York, pp 81–97 Hardesty DL (2010) Mining archaeology in the American West: a view from the ...

Author: Eric V. McDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493934294

Category: Science

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This book is a collection of papers presented at the 9th International Conference of Military Geoscience that was held in 2011. The conference included discussion on a diverse range of geosciences, including military history, military geology, teaching geology from a military prospective, geological influence on the battlefield, and environmental and cultural issues related to management of military lands. Geology and geography have played a significant role in military history, from providing the stone for primitive tools and weapons, to the utilization of terrain in offensive and defensive strategies. Specific to this volume, deserts comprise nearly a third of the Earth’s surface and have been the site of numerous battles where the dust, heat, and a lack of food and water have provided challenges to military leaders and warriors. This book examines the role of deserts in past and modern warfare, the problems and challenges in managing military lands in desert regions, and how desert environmental conditions can impact military equipment and personnel. This proceedings volume should be of interest to scholars, professionals, and those interested in military history, warfare, geology, geography, cultural resources, general science, and military operations.
2016-02-10 By Eric V. McDonald

Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1981. Hardesty, Donald L. “Gender and Archaeology on the Comstock.” In James and Raymond, Comstock Women, 283–302. ———. Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State ...

Author: Ronald M. James

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874179484

Category: History

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Founded in 1859, Virginia City quickly became world famous for its extraordinary prosperity. Over the next two decades, the mines of “the Richest City on Earth” yielded millions in gold and silver. The newly wealthy built mansions and churches, opera houses and schools, with furniture, fashions, and entertainment imported from Europe and the Far East. Here young Samuel Clemens, reporting for the Territorial Enterprise in 1863, first called himself Mark Twain. At its height Virginia City was a magnet for immigrants and the world leader in technological innovations in mining. The city’s story did not end when the Comstock Lode played out. Beginning in the 1930s, bohemian artists, literati, and tourists were intrigued by this remnant of the Old West. The leader of Manhattan’s café society, Lucius Beebe, moved here and relaunched the Territorial Enterprise in 1950. Television’s most popular western from 1959 to 1973, Bonanza, located its fictional Ponderosa Ranch nearby. In the summer of 1965, a handful of Bay Area musicians, including Big Brother and the Holding Company, performed at the Red Dog Saloon and launched psychedelic rock, part of the inspiration for a defining decade of youth culture. Today it is both a National Historic Landmark District and a living community. Visitors come to enjoy its saloons and restaurants, admire its architecture, and learn from its museums and exhibits. A Short History of Virginia City will enhance their experience and will also be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of Nevada, mining, and the Old West. • Includes an illustrated walking tour describing more than thirty buildings and sites
2014-09-15 By Ronald M. James

In the Historical Archaeology of the American West series Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State Donald L. Hardesty Eldorado!: The Archaeology of Gold Mining in the Far West Edited by Catherine Holder ...

Author: Jun U. Sunseri

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803296398

Category: Social Science

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Situational Identities along the Raiding Frontier of Colonial New Mexico examines pluralistic communities that navigated between colonial and indigenous practices to negotiate strategic alliances with both sides of generations-old conflicts. The rich history of the southwestern community of Casitas Viejas straddles multiple cultures and identities and is representative of multiple settlements in the region of northern New Mexico that served as a “buffer,” protecting the larger towns of New Spain from Apache, Navajo, Ute, and Comanche raiders. These genízaro settlements of Indo-Hispano settlers used shrewd cross-cultural skills to survive. Researching the dynamics of these communities has long been difficult, due in large part to the lack of material records. In this innovative case study, Jun U. Sunseri examines persistent cultural practices among families who lived at Casitas Viejas and explores the complex identities of the region’s communities. Applying theoretical and methodological approaches, Sunseri adds oral histories, performative traditions of contemporary inhabitants, culinary practices, and local culture to traditional archaeology to shed light on the historical identities of these communities that bridged two worlds.
2018-02 By Jun U. Sunseri

In the Historical Archaeology of the American West series Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State Donald L. Hardesty Eldorado!: The Archaeology of Gold Mining in the Far West Edited by Catherine Holder ...

Author: Christopher W. Merritt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803299788

Category: History

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"Christopher W. Merritt combines and highlights the historical and archaeological records of the Overseas Chinese experience in Montana, beginning with the arrival of Chinese immigrants in 1862 to the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1943."--Provided by publisher.