Social Stratification in Bangka waters’ Lighthouses

Author(s): Aryandini Novita

Year: 2014


Lighthouse is a complex of several buildings and it guarded by officers. Buildings which are contained in the lighthouse complex are the lighthouse, engine room, warehouse, dwelling and freshwater sources. In marine navigation, lighthouses serve as signs to mark the condition of the waters. Chronologically lighthouses in the Bangka waters were built on the late 19th century AD. In a lighthouse there is a community that is in charge of managing the lighthouse, they are living in the lighthouse complex. In accordance with the position, the officer’s dwellings distinguished by the size of the house or the number of occupants of the house. Based on all of them note that there is a class distinction in the community who live in the lighthouse. The discussion in this paper is using a sociological approach, which examine the lives of communities in the lighthouse complex. Based on recent research note that the lighthouse officers consists of 4 people. They consist of 1 Technician as a team leader and 3 or 4 Lighthouse Keepers as a member. In general, social stratification in the community caused by the specialized tasks classification

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Social Stratification in Bangka waters’ Lighthouses. Aryandini Novita. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437113)

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PaperId(s): SYM-57,11