British Colonial Trade Goods in the Nevada Frontier
In the mid 19th century, Virginia City, Nevada attracted people from all over world by producing a steady stream of silver and gold that lined pockets and coffers around the world. During the summer of 2010, excavations were performed along South Howard Street, Virginia City by the University of Nevada, Reno in an effort to uncover evidence of community identity. Many artifacts were recovered, including a container seal bearing a George Whybrow Company logo, along with the name of its export destination: Australia. Two additional seals bore the logo of the George Coward Company. Container seals can be used as a temporally diagnostic marker for archaeologists and help highlight consumer choices and trade routes which existed during the mid-19th century. Artifacts such as these can elucidate a high degree of interconnection among nations worldwide.
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British Colonial Trade Goods in the Nevada Frontier. Ian Springer, Steven Holm. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428578)
Late 19th Century
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;