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Item Details
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Culture
antebellum
Title
Blue glass trade bead
Work Type
trade beads
beads (pierced objects)
Date
ca. 1790-1850
Location
Cumberland Island,Camden,Georgia,United States
Material
glass
blue
Period
trade beads
Measurements
6mm long, 6mm faceted diameter
Description
Hexagonal faceted blue glass bead, transparent medium cobalt blue with an opaque light blue or whitish tube at the center. Appears to match Kidd & Kidd type IIIf2. Ascher and Fairbanks (1971:8) suggest it is most likely this was carried from Africa by a slave, noting that it also could have come to the site through a more complex network of exchanges involving Native and Euro-American people. This type is well known from Native and slave contexts in the Southeast, although this bead is a relatively small example.
Accession Number
Anthr1983_002_0001_01
Related Item
Robert Ascher and Charles H. Fairbanks, "Excavation of a Slave Cabin: Georgia, U.S.A." Historical Archaeology 5 (1971), pp.3-17. Kidd, Kenneth E. and Martha Ann Kidd, "A Classification System for Glass Beads for the Use of Field Archaeologists". Originally published in Canadian Historical Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology andHistory No. 1, pp. 45-89. National Historic Sites Service, National and Historic Parks Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa.
Agent2
Prof. Emeritus Robert Ascher, one of the principal excavators
Provenance
Slave cabin on the Rayfield Plantation, excavated in 1969 in one of the first archaeological studies of slavery in the US.
Archival Collection
Georgia Slave Cabin archaeological collection
Rights
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