The Sino-Sonoran: Site and artifact variability of the Chinese in southern Arizona

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Title:
The Sino-Sonoran: Site and artifact variability of the Chinese in southern Arizona
Author:
Bockhorst, Andrew B.
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis investigates the artifact quantity and variability of artifacts found in archaeological sites inhabited by Chinese in southern Arizona. In doing so, I seek to address the preferences of the early Chinese for different Chinese culture materials in different environmental settings. I also seek to examine the variability of artifact types across Chinese sites in Arizona. To effect this, I have researched all known sites with Chinese artifactual components in southern Arizona, and divided these sites into urban and rural groupings. I then compare the collected artifacts from all sites within these two groups in terms of both total numbers of items and in total numbers of different artifact types. As expected, artifact variability in rural sites is significantly lower than in rural sites, in accordance with the lower population and other possible factors. Rural sites also seem to contain higher percentages of food preparation and storage ceramics, and lower proportions of opium paraphernalia.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Archaeology.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reid, J. Jefferson

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Sino-Sonoran: Site and artifact variability of the Chinese in southern Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorBockhorst, Andrew B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBockhorst, Andrew B.en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the artifact quantity and variability of artifacts found in archaeological sites inhabited by Chinese in southern Arizona. In doing so, I seek to address the preferences of the early Chinese for different Chinese culture materials in different environmental settings. I also seek to examine the variability of artifact types across Chinese sites in Arizona. To effect this, I have researched all known sites with Chinese artifactual components in southern Arizona, and divided these sites into urban and rural groupings. I then compare the collected artifacts from all sites within these two groups in terms of both total numbers of items and in total numbers of different artifact types. As expected, artifact variability in rural sites is significantly lower than in rural sites, in accordance with the lower population and other possible factors. Rural sites also seem to contain higher percentages of food preparation and storage ceramics, and lower proportions of opium paraphernalia.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Archaeology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReid, J. Jeffersonen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1414224en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b44417652en_US
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