Catherine Holder Spude
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (December 1, 2011)
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while gold was once chanced on within the a ways northern areas of Alaska and the Yukon within the overdue 19th century, hundreds of thousands of people headed north to strike it wealthy. this large flow required an unlimited community of provides and prone and taken much more humans north to control and satisfy these wishes. during this quantity, archaeologists, historians, and ethnologists speak about their interlinking reviews of the cities, trails, and mining districts that figured within the northern gold rushes, together with the 1st sustained account of the archaeology of twentieth-century gold mining websites in Alaska or the Yukon.The authors discover numerous elements of this broad cost and provide method: coastal cities that funneled items inland from ships; the recognized Chilkoot path, over which tens of millions of gold-seekers trod; a number of retail-oriented websites that supported prospectors and transferred items during the procedure; and real camps at the creeks the place gold was once extracted from the floor. Discussing person situations when it comes to cost styles and archaeological assemblages, the essays make clear problems with curiosity to scholars of gender, transience, and placement abandonment habit. extra remark locations the archaeology of the a ways North in the higher context of early twentieth-century industrialized ecu American society.
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