Chinese Railroad Workers in Wyoming and Mongolia, 1890-1955

Author(s): Dudley Gardner; Adreanna Jensen

Year: 2015


Chinese railroad laborers, who worked overseas, left a distinct archaeological foot print where ever they lived. Here we want to look at how this footprint is manifested in Mongolia and Wyoming (1890-1955). This comparison considers the similarity in topography and the dissimilarity in the land the immigrants worked in. What is intriguing is the similarity in material culture and spatial organization. We want to briefly present the similarities and dissimilarities between the two experiences, but we primarily want to look at how the archaeological footprint in both landscapes was similar. Our focus will be on spatial analysis but will consider other elements that made the Chinese cultural adaptation to new lands distinct.

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Chinese Railroad Workers in Wyoming and Mongolia, 1890-1955. Dudley Gardner, Adreanna Jensen. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433886)


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 14