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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Ian
dc.contributor.authorBristow, Peter
dc.date.available2018-10-03T00:21:33Z
dc.date.copyright1995-05-13
dc.identifier.citationBristow, P. (1995, May 13). Archaeology and ethnicity of the remote Otago Goldfields (Thesis, Master of Arts). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8406en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8406
dc.description.abstractThousands of Chinese and European miners occupied the goldfields of Central Otago during the late nineteenth century. Popular belief and previous research has suggested that identifiable differences exist in the dwellings and gold workings of the two groups. No research has been carried out into settlement patterns on the goldfields. Data on dwellings and workings were recorded during site surveys of three high altitude valleys in the Old Man and Carrick Ranges. Analysis of this data demonstrates that no significant differences could be found between the dwellings and workings of the Chinese and European miners. Limited research on settlement pattern indicates that the major influence on site location was exposure to sunshine. The excavation of a hut site in the Old Man Range showed that hut construction was minimal. The presence of low walls indicates that the roof and walls may have largely been of canvas or sacking. Analysis of charcoal from the fireplace revealed a reliance on small shrubs for fuel, reflecting the poverty of woody plants in high altitude areas.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
dc.titleArchaeology and ethnicity of the remote Otago Goldfieldsen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
dc.date.updated2018-10-03T00:21:10Z
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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