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1994

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Front Matter Jan 1994

Front Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (V.6, 1994) Jan 1994

Table Of Contents (V.6, 1994)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Beads From The African Burial Ground, New York City: A Preliminary Assessment, Cheryl J. Laroche Jan 1994

Beads From The African Burial Ground, New York City: A Preliminary Assessment, Cheryl J. Laroche

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Excavation of the African Burial Ground in New York City yielded the skeletal remains of more than 400 individuals. This paper is a preliminary discussion of beads associated with seven of the burials. The in situ bead configurations of three of the interments are distinctive and appear to be indicative of cultural practices of Africans in 18th-century New York. The configurations include necklaces and possibly wristlets, as well as waistbeads. The latter represent the first recorded instance of such use by Africans or African descendants in North America. These objects provide insight into the religious or ritual behavior of the ...


Toward A Social History Of Beadmakers, Peter Francis Jr. Jan 1994

Toward A Social History Of Beadmakers, Peter Francis Jr.

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

An understanding of beads requires an understanding of the people involved with them. This paper examines three historical aspects of people engaged in beadmaking, especially the production of glass beads. The history of their social relations is considered in regards to the record of their physical movements, the manner in which they organize themselves and pass on their traditions, and their status within society. Information concerning each of these is arranged geographically and chronologically in an attempt to discern the patterns of the social history of beadmakers.


Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 6 (Complete) Jan 1994

Beads: Journal Of The Society Of Bead Researchers - Volume 6 (Complete)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


European Beads From Spanish-Colonial Lamanai And Tipu, Belize, Marvin T. Smith, Elizabeth Graham, David M. Pendergast Jan 1994

European Beads From Spanish-Colonial Lamanai And Tipu, Belize, Marvin T. Smith, Elizabeth Graham, David M. Pendergast

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Excavation of the contact-period components of the Maya sites of Lamanai and Tipu, in northern and west-central Belize, respectively, have yielded moderate collections of European glass and other beads. The archaeological data are augmented by ethnohistorical documentation regarding the length of Maya/Spanish interaction. Contexts do not provide unequivocal stratigraphic evidence of sequential bead importation, but known dates of bead varieties assist in refining both site chronology and the understanding of bead use. As the first Central American collections to be analyzed, the two assemblages offer an initial glimpse of one aspect of European impact on native material and non-material ...


Captions And Color Plates (V.6, 1994) Jan 1994

Captions And Color Plates (V.6, 1994)

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews And End Matter Jan 1994

Book Reviews And End Matter

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Neuwirth: Perlen aus Gablonz: Historismus, Jugendstil/Beads from Gablonz: Historicism, Art Nouveau reviewed by Karlis Karklins

Morris and Preston-Whyte: Speaking with Beads: Zulu Arts from Southern Africa reviewed by Marilee Wood

Liu: Collectible Beads: A Universal Aesthetic reviewed by Karlis Karklins

Delaroziere: Perles d' Afrique reviewed by Marie-José Opper

Oregon Archaeological Society: Indian Trade Goods reviewed by Cloyd Sørensen, Jr.

Kock and Sode: Glass, Glass Beads and Glassmakers in Northern India reviewed by Peter Francis, Jr.


A Possible Beadmaker's Kit From North America's Lake Superior Copper District, Susan R. Martin Jan 1994

A Possible Beadmaker's Kit From North America's Lake Superior Copper District, Susan R. Martin

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

Beads of copper are amongst the oldest and most widespread ornament forms known in North America. Native copper was an important material to prehistoric Americans, and certainly the most important metal. It was collected, transported and traded over wide areas from as early as seven thousand years before present, and its for ornaments persisted until it was gradually replaced by European metals over the many years of the contact period. A recently discovered cache of copper beads, bead preforms, awls, a crescent knife and scraps of raw copper at site 20KE20 in northern Michigan offers insight into the process of ...