Award Date

1-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Committee Member

Claude Warren

Number of Pages

191

Abstract

This thesis consists of a comparative analysis of the written historical record and surface archaeological features relevant to three mines of the Yellow Pine Mining District. The intent is to discover if field observations do indeed confirm historical documentation. Using archival sources combined with an intuitive non-random sampling method, various feature systems associated with mining were recorded in order to discern chronological and historical accuracy. Research questions concerning length of mining activities, number of men employed at the mines, feature systems utilized, and the current condition of each site were addressed to confirm documentation and the historical significance of these sites; The results of the field study has confirmed that the mines were active during the periods documented through various archival sources. Little physical evidence remains of the thematic feature systems associated with the once busy Yellow Pine Mining District. The most productive economic mining period of southern Nevada does not possess the physical criteria to be considered historically significant in regards to preservation. Nevada's cultural resources associated with mining have almost totally vanished because of the ephemeral nature of mining operations.

Keywords

Archaeological; District; Goodsprings; Historical; Mining; Nevada; Pine; Review; Yellow

Controlled Subject

Archaeology

File Format

pdf

File Size

4014.08 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/pgk6-sthh


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