Glass beads from Australian Indigenous sites

Litster, Mirani (2019) Glass beads from Australian Indigenous sites. In: Smith, Claire, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

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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) (Allen et al. 2018; James et al. 2017; Litster et al. 2018; Wesley and Litster 2015a, b; Fig. 1).

Item ID: 71091
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-3-319-51726-1
Keywords: Glass beads; archaeology; Indigenous; material culture
Copyright Information: © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 00:48
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology @ 50%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4301 Archaeology > 430101 Archaeological science @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past @ 100%
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