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Critical Archaeology at 19th Century Western Way Stations: Granite Creek Station, Nevada
Though there is a rich potential for archaeological investigation at 19th century way stations in the American West, projects at stations have primarily stayed within archaeology's grey literature. Through a survey of ...
The Materiality of Family Identity: Archaeological Investigations of 19th Century Jewish Merchant Households
The study of family identity seeks to demonstrate the connections between material culture, individual and group identities, and social norms and beliefs from the Victorian Era. Identities are fluid and ever changing, as ...
Consumption in the American Mining West: substitute and complement goods in the foodways of Aurora, Nevada
This thesis focuses on consumer choice in two historic era households, the Levy and Kaufman households. This inquiry seeks to understand household level foodways as well as community foodways patterns in Aurora, Nevada ...
Ethnogenesis of the Hawaiian Ranching Community: An Historical Archaeology of Tradition, Transnationalism, and Pili
Hawai`i's ranching community grew out of indigenous attempts to manage European livestock introduced by explorers and merchants in the late 1700s. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the ranch workforce ...
Archaeology on Spring Street: Discrimination, Ordinance 32, and the Overseas Chinese in Aurora, Nevada
Aurora, Nevada, a mid-nineteenth-century mining boomtown, contained one of the state's earliest Chinese populations. In 1864, Aurora's Board of Aldermen passed Ordinance 32, a law intended to create a Chinatown on Spring ...