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Historical Archaeology in the Cortez Mining District : Under the Nevada Giant (Hardcover) (Erich

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The Cortez Hills Expansion Project archaeological excavations uncovered a wealth of information about the Cortez Mining District, from its beginning in 1863 to the government-mandated end to the mining of precious metals in the district during World War II. Obermayr and McQueen use archaeological data as a foundation to tell the story of life in one of Nevada’s most intriguing, long-lived mining districts. Archaeologists excavate and analyze many thousands of artifacts, uncovering the homes and workplaces—and even trash dumps—of prospectors and miners, mill workers, charcoal burners, brickmakers, blacksmiths, teamsters, and families. They present an archaeological view of everyday life: how Cortez was populated by a variety of ethnic groups, how they lived, what products they bought or consumed, what their social status was, and how, even in this remote location, they created their own version of lives exemplifying the era’s Victorian ideals.
 
Readers interested in the archaeology of the West, mining history, and the history of Nevada will find this book fascinating.
 
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Social Science, Technology, History
Series Title: Mining and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Nevada Pr
Author: Erich Obermayr & Robert W. Mcqueen
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2016
TCIN: 51651330
UPC: 9781943859221
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-3827
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