Social Approaches to an Industrial Past: The Archaeology and Anthropology of Mining

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Finally, whether undertaking holistic studies of individual mining camps or framing network analyses within the larger context of the mining community of the American West, anthropologists are well situated to contribute new insights to our understanding of one of the major and most distinctive lifestyles on the American and other world frontiers. I would situate the foregoing analysis within the annals of world mining history in two ways. First, it is equally possible to carry out similar anthropological analyses of mining booms within colonial contexts such as the Spanish Empire (e.g. Bakewell 1971, 1984). If anything, recruitment to them was often realized in ways that configured an even more narrowly circumscribed community of neighbors, friends, kinsfolk and business associates than the one that I have described. Second, the developments in the American West were paralleled both temporally and structurally by the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century expansions of the mining frontier throughout Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Siberia and several Latin American countries. This ‘modern’ era of global mining is characterized by transnational capitalization and expertise producing mineral wealth for the world market. In this regard, mining provides one of the earliest and most elaborated examples of a globalized industrial activity.


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