Glass Seed Beads

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Title

Glass Seed Beads

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These traded glass “seed” beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central 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. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 528 × 504

Type

Image

Coverage

Roanoke County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

528 × 504

Files

44RN0021_glass_seed_beads.jpg

Citation

“Glass Seed Beads,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/513.

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