Glass Seed Beads

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Title

Glass Seed Beads

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These traded beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They include shell, bone, and glass “seed” beads and a larger bone disk bead. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which have placed value on copper and shell beads since the Middle Woodland period and possibly earlier. Virginia Indians used trade goods to navigate relationships with colonists during the early seventeenth century.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 572 × 448

Type

Image

Coverage

Montgomery County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

572 × 448

Files

44RN0021_glass_beads_closeup.jpg

Citation

“Glass Seed Beads,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed November 29, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/512.

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