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Historical Archaeology

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 27–33 | Cite as

Celestial Sojourners in the High Sierras: The Ethno-Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers (1865–1868)

  • Paul G. Chace (保罗 ‧ 切斯)
  • William S. EvansJr. (小威廉 ‧ 艾文)
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Abstract

This exact paper with 30 slide illustrations was presented originally at the 1969 meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) and led to the formation of the SHA’s Overseas Chinese Research Group. It is useful for measuring paradigmatic shifts in the field. The presentation summarized the then-known ethnographic descriptions of Chinese railroad workers, described the archaeological materials found at their work camps at Donner Pass nearly 50 years ago, and proposed that these cultural materials represented an archaeological “horizon style, ” one indicative of the immigration of Chinese laborers worldwide, with their initial arrivals in many countries dating between 1850 and 1870.

西垩山1的天国来客: 对中国铁路工人的民族考古学 (1865–1868)

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本论文最初连同30张幻灯片发表于1969年历史考古学学会的会议, 并在该学会内促成了海外华 人研究群的诞生。缘此, 我们将衡量这个领域所发生的典范转换。本报告内容如下: 概括当时 已知的关于中国铁路工人的民族志学描述; 描述50年后在多纳关中国劳工营考古发掘的材料; 论证这些文化材料展现了一种“横向”的考古模式: 此一模式表明了中国劳工始于1850至1870年 之间, 在世界范围内向多个国家移民的状况。

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul G. Chace (保罗 ‧ 切斯)
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  • William S. EvansJr. (小威廉 ‧ 艾文)
    • 1
  1. 1.Paul G. Chace & AssociatesEscondidoUSA

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