Glass beads from Australian Indigenous sites

Mirani Litster

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The study of glass trade beads from various archaeological contexts, including contact and post-contact sites in North America, has been constructive in both advancing analytical methods and also in understanding past cultural entanglements (Hancock 2013); nonetheless, corresponding finds and reported studies from Australian Indigenous site contexts – such as rock-shelters and middens – are comparatively rare, occurring in reported quantities numbering less than 300 to date, and are largely constrained to western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory (NT)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Global Archaeology
EditorsClaire Smith
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319517261
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2019
Externally publishedYes


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