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Archaeological Anthropology

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2003

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Captions And Color Plates (V. 15, 2003) Jan 2003

Captions And Color Plates (V. 15, 2003)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2003

Front Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Reviews And End Matter Jan 2003

Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Beadwork: A World Guide, by Caroline Crabtree and Pam Stallebrass (2002), reviewed by Margret Carey

A Bead Timeline. Volume I: Prehistory to 1200 CE, by James W. Lankton (2003), reviewed by Marilee Wood

Amber in Archaeology, Curt W. Beck, Ilze B. Loze, and Joan M. Todd (eds.) (2003), reviewed by Karlis Karklins.


Birds, Beasts, And Botanicals: Organic Beads And Pendants From The Amazon Basin, Deborah G. Harding Jan 2003

Birds, Beasts, And Botanicals: Organic Beads And Pendants From The Amazon Basin, Deborah G. Harding

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

The people of the Amazon Basin have an incredible array of organic materials available to them, which they use to make beads and pendants. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has extensive recent collections from the Amazon Basin, with hundreds of necklaces, belts, aprons, and ear and arm ornaments which contain beads made from organic materials. These collections are used to illustrate a variety of the beads and their materials.


Table Of Contents (V. 15, 2003) Jan 2003

Table Of Contents (V. 15, 2003)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Bohemian Faceted-Spheroidal Mold-Pressed Glass Bead Attributes: Hypothesized Terminus Post Quem Dates For The 19th Century, Lester A. Ross Jan 2003

Bohemian Faceted-Spheroidal Mold-Pressed Glass Bead Attributes: Hypothesized Terminus Post Quem Dates For The 19th Century, Lester A. Ross

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Faceted-spheroidal mold-pressed beads have been manufactured in Bohemia since the 18th century. Evolution of manufacturing technology has resulted in the creation of bead attributes that can readily be observed on beads from archaeological contexts. Many North American archaeological sites contain examples of this bead type; but few reports have identified the attributes, much less recognized these beads as mold-pressed. Enough evidence now exists to suggest that some of these attributes have temporal significance for dating archaeological bead assemblages. Terminus post quem dates for faceted-spheroidal mold-pressed bead attributes are hypothesized, and a strategy for future research is suggested so that a ...


Beads In The Straits Settlements: Trade And Domestic Demand, 1827-1937, Hwei-Fe'n Cheah Jan 2003

Beads In The Straits Settlements: Trade And Domestic Demand, 1827-1937, Hwei-Fe'n Cheah

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Beads have long been a part of the exchange of goods in Southeast. Indo-Pacific beads were traded in Southeast Asia and colored beads from China were exchanged for spices and forest products from the Indonesian archipelago. The Straits Settlements, comprising the ports of Singapore, Malacca, and Penang, was formed in 1826, to consolidate the trading position of the British in Southeast Asia. Singapore, in particular, developed into a major entrepot of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Research by the late Peter Francis, Jr., drew attention to its role as a channel for a part of the Southeast Asian bead ...


Two Centuries Of Iroquois Beadwork, Dolores N. Elliott Jan 2003

Two Centuries Of Iroquois Beadwork, Dolores N. Elliott

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

To the 16th-century Iroquois living in what is now central New York state, European glass trade beads were something special; they were believed to have had magical and spiritual meaning. To this day, the Iroquois have a special relationship with glass beads. Iroquois artists began creating three-dimensional beaded items in the late 18th century. The first beaded pincushions and wall pockets were small, but they increased in size and quantity during the 19th century. Two centers of beadwork making arose: one around Niagara Falls in western New York and southern Ontario, and the other around Montreal in southern Quebec and ...


Early Upper Paleolithic Ornaments From Üçaǧizli Cave, Turkey, Mary C. Stiner, Steven L. Kuhn Jan 2003

Early Upper Paleolithic Ornaments From Üçaǧizli Cave, Turkey, Mary C. Stiner, Steven L. Kuhn

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Beads and similar ornaments appear early in the archaeological record associated with modern humans (Homo sapiens), first in Africa and somewhat later in Eurasia. They are thought to be among the first indicators of human use of symbols. This paper discusses criteria used to distinguish early mollusk-shell beads from other kinds of shells in archaeological deposits, focusing on evidence from the site of Üçaǧizli Cave in Turkey. Upper Paleolithic beadmakers at this and other sites clearly preferred certain forms of shell for ornamental purposes, although the reasons for that selectivity remain obscure.


Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 15 (Complete) Jan 2003

Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 15 (Complete)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.