Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Committee Member

Claude N. Warren

Number of Pages

207

Abstract

This thesis presents a comparative archeological analysis of window glass collections recovered from five historic archeological sites located in southern Nevada spanning the years from 1866 to the 1960s. The comparative analysis is used to test the validity of the chronological scheme created by other researchers. The analysis also establishes the frame work by which two specific research questions concerning the abandoned Mormon pioneer colony of West Point are evaluated; Additionally, this study presents, in a descriptive and temporal fashion, the history of West Point and its subsequent use and reuse by later upper Moapa Valley settlers. The archeological and historical record, each offering unique independence evidence, are used to solve the problem of which nine archeologically tested structures at West Point were used after the Mormons abandoned the area in 1871. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).

Keywords

Analysis; Flat; Glass; Nevada; Past; Point; Recovered; West; Window

Controlled Subject

Archaeology

File Format

pdf

File Size

4.44 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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