By Eugenia W. Herbert, A. Bernard Knapp, Vincent C. Pigott
Social techniques to an business Past addresses the social problems with mining groups in examine spanning a interval of 4,500 years. the amount considers issues that are rather new to archaeology:
* the social context of production
* energy and labour exploitation
* imperialism and colonialism
* construction and expertise.
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Then in 1888 a new reef, the Brilliant, was discovered outside the surveyed area. The town expanded to the east, and for some reason on this occasion the government surveyor arrived too late (Roderick 1980). Charters Towers now has a street plan derived partly from administrative tidiness and partly from the free will of the miners. MINING SETTLEMENTS: DECLINE AND DECAY What we see in a nineteenth-century mining town today of course reflects not only the process of settlement creation, but the process of decay, which has usually proceeded for an even longer period.
The town is now as much a product of the seventy years of decay as of the fifty years of construction and use. 36 Peter Bell While a mining operation is continuing, conservation of the mine and its settlement is undertaken by the company and the community in the course of its everyday operations. The normal processes of care and maintenance represent the most sympathetic regime that the structures on a historic mining site are ever likely to have. Of course, at the time no one regards the company’s activities as the conservation of a historic resource.