These traded glass beads come from an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which had involved trade in shell beads since the Late Archaic period. Virginia Indians used trade goods to navigate relationships with colonists during the early seventeenth century.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA
1600 - 1700 C.E.
.JPG, 1536 × 1047
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1536 × 1047
“Glass Beads,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/510.