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Electrifying Independence Valley: Waterpower and Mining in Nevada’s Northeastern Frontier. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jacob N. Pollock. Christopher Merritt.

In 1896, mine interests revived Tuscarora, a struggling busted silver town in Northeastern Nevada. With the incorporation of a new mining company, the consolidation of existing claims, and the construction of a technologically forward-thinking stamp mill, Tuscarora was primed for resurgence.  Like other mining districts in Nevada, the newly formed company needed energy to power its stamp mill, surface and underground lights and other mining ephemera, but they were faced with the remarkable lack...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

A total of 14 samples were examined to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon analysis. These samples were recovered from three late Holocene terraces adjacent to the Carson River immediately downstream of Lahontan Dam in western Nevada. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. Six samples were selected for AMS radiocarbon analysis.

Insights from the Virginia Street Bridge Demolition and Replacement Project, Reno NV (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shaun Richey. Amanda Rankin.

The Virginia Street Bridge, one of the oldest reinforced concrete bridges in the west, located in downtown Reno, Nevada, was built in 1905 and designed by the well know architect John B. Leonard. The bridge stood on the founding location for the city of Reno and with its construction shifted the commercial core of Reno away from the railroad and to the Truckee River making the area around the bridge a center point for commerce in the city.  Because of the bridge’s loss of structural integrity...

Investigating the Intersection of Chinese and Euro-American Healthcare Practices in Nevada from 1860-1930 (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Heffner.

This paper discusses the exchange of healthcare practices between Overseas Chinese and Euro-Americans in Nevada from 1860-1930. Analysis of medicinal artifacts from seven archaeological sites in Nevada yielded evidence of Chinese consumption of Euro-American patent medicines and Euro-American use of Chinese medicines. A number of different factors may have influenced the decision of Chinese individuals to purchase and consume Euro-American medicines. These include discrimination from public...

Logan City, Nevada: Excavation of an 1860s Mining Camp (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shannon Mahoney. Mark Giambastiani.

In July 2015, ASM Affiliates Inc. (ASM) conducted an excavation of an 1860s mining camp at Logan City, Lincoln County, Nevada.  In 1864, Mormons, miners, and the military had moved into, what is now, Southeastern Nevada, in a quest for land, water, and silver.  Native Americans resisted these efforts and briefly expelled miners from Logan City; however, the miners returned and established a substantial camp surrounding Logan Spring. During an extensive survey in 2013 and 2014, ASM archaeologists...

A Look At Violence In A Western Mining District (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert McQueen.

Mining districts are inherently violent places. Deaths, accidents, and injuries are topics that appear liberally in historic literature; period newspapers almost gleefully reported on deaths caused by accidents and foul play. Suicide, however, was a form of death often accompanied by stigma, and frequently reported with overtones of pity. Rarely does violence manifest itself in the archaeological record. This paper discusses the unexpected discovery of a Depression-era suicide in a central...

An overview of cultural resources monitoring at the Nevada National Security Site (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tatianna Menocal.

An integral component of the cultural resources management program at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is the monitoring of cultural resources that have been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The Desert Research Institute periodically conducts field evaluations of these cultural resources in order to document their condition and note any deterioration due to natural processes or unauthorized activities. NRHP eligible properties at the NNSS include...

Phase 1 Intensive Archaeological Survey at the Location of a Cellular Tower and Equipment Shelter at 650th Ave, IN the N1 / 2 of the SE1 / 4, Section 16, T83N-R22W, Nevada Vicinity, Story CO, Iowa (2002)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marlin R. Ingalls.

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DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Kathryn Puseman.

Thirteen sediment samples were submitted for combined pollen, starch, phytolith, and calcium oxalate analysis in an effort to identify the presence of mesquite at any of the six archaeological sites examined (26CK5986, 26CK6001, 26CK5984, 26CK1285, 26CK1138, and 26CK1120). Although all sites share the common goal of finding evidence of mesquite, the features sampled vary by site. At 26CK1120, two cleared circles were of the type that knowledgeable Native Americans indicate might have been...

Tosawihi Quarries Archaeological Investigations by Intermountain Research
PROJECT Robert Elston.

Datasets and associated documents from surveys and excavations made by Intermountain Research (Silver City, Nevada) at the Tosawihi Quarries, Elko County, Nevada between 1985 and 1993. Materials in this tDAR project include databases from lithic analyses conducted for specific project and compiled to look at stone tool production across the area.

UAVs in Historic Archaeology: Case Studies from Virginia City and Aurora, Nevada (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adam Calkins.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones’ are an emerging technology for use in archaeological investigation. With UAVs, it is possible to capture a series of high-resolution images capable of creating photogrammetric 3D models at a very low cost. Recently, I have undertaken two projects in Nevada that demonstrate the usefulness of UAV technology in Historic Archaeology. Using a UAV, I collected sequences of images from both Virginia City and Aurora, Nevada. Using photogrammetric software, the...