A Comparison of Urban and Rural Chinese Sites in Nevada

Author(s): Emily S. Dale

Year: 2017


Nineteenth and twentieth century western mining landscapes were characterized by urban centers that served as hubs of economic and social activities and rural sites that provided the towns and cities with needed goods. Aurora, Nevada and Bodie, California were two prominent mining towns that were serviced by a multitude of rural sites, such as ranches, farms, and woodcutting camps. Chinese immigrants resided in both the urban and rural spaces. This paper compares and contrasts the archaeology of Chinese people in the towns with several woodcutting camps in order to explore the impact of economics, environment, labor, identity, and landscape on Chinese choices. 

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A Comparison of Urban and Rural Chinese Sites in Nevada. Emily S. Dale. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435243)

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Temporal Keywords
1860S To 1920S

Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 190