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Beads As Chronological Indicators In West African Archaeology: A Reexamination, Christopher R. Decorse Jan 1989

Beads As Chronological Indicators In West African Archaeology: A Reexamination, Christopher R. Decorse

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Drawing primarily on data obtained from recent excavations at Elmina, Ghana, this report examines the potential use of beads as temporal markers in West African archaeology. It is argued that although beads from West-African contexts are difficult to date, they provide more information than has previously been suggested. The Elmina beads are of particular interest as they can be closely dated by associated European trade materials. Preliminary results from the analysis of the 30,000 European and locally-made glass beads are discussed and findings from other West-African sites are evaluated.


The Beads Of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles, Karlis Karklins, Norman F. Barka Jan 1989

The Beads Of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles, Karlis Karklins, Norman F. Barka

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Archaeological excavations conducted on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius over a seven-year period produced a wide array of 18th to early 20th-century beads of glass, coral and carnelian. Detailed descriptions of the recovered specimens are supplemented by information concerning their distribution, relative frequencies, color preference, temporal placement, origins, acquisition and use. Comparative site data are also provided.


Bohemian Glass Beadmaking: Translation And Discussion Of A 1913 German Technical Article, Lester A. Ross Jan 1989

Bohemian Glass Beadmaking: Translation And Discussion Of A 1913 German Technical Article, Lester A. Ross

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

This report provides an English translation of a German technical article on late 19th-century and early 20th-century Bohemian glass-bead manufacturing, published in 1913 in the journal Sprechsaal. The article emphasizes the description of techiques for the manufacture of mould-pressed beads, secondarily describing methods for wound, blown and drawn-bead manufacturing.


Book Reviews And End Matter Jan 1989

Book Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Dubin: The History of Beads from 30,000 B.C. to the Present reviewed by Roderick Sprague

Picard and Picard: Beads from the West African Trade Series reviewed by Christopher DeCorse

Deagan: Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean, 1500-1800. Vol. I: Ceramics, Glassware, and Beads reviewed by Mary Elizabeth Good

Karklins and Sprague: A Bibliography of Glass Trade Beads in North America and its First Supplement reviewed by Lester A. Ross


Captions And Color Plates (V.1, 1989) Jan 1989

Captions And Color Plates (V.1, 1989)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

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