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European (Modern Period)

The following summarizes technological details of bead forms and manufacturing techniques characteristic of specimens recovered from Historical Post-Contact Period sites in Northeastern North America:

Manufacturing Technique: Blown, Carved, Cut, Drawn, Mould Pressed, Prosser Moulded, Wound
Materials: Bone, Ceramic, Copper, Glass, Shell, Stone
Colour: Amber, Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Gray, Green, Navy, Orange, Red, Turquoise, Ultramarine, White, Yellow
Decorative Techniques: Combing, Crumbs, Eyes, Faceted, Floral designs, Grinding, Inlaid, Internal, Interwoven lines, Multi-Layered, Overlaid, Rings, Spirals, Stripes, Swirls, Wavy lines (Karklins 1985)
Shape: Alternating Twist, Barrel, Circular, Collared, Conical, Cornerless Heptagonal, Cornerless Hexagonal, Cornerless Octagonal, Cylindrical, Doughnut-Shaped, Ellipsoid, Flat, Heptagonal, Hexagonal, Melon, Octagonal, Oval, Pentagonal, Raspberry, Slender Ellipsoid, Spheroid, Squared, Tubular, Waisted (Grillo 2003)
Types: Chevron (Millefiori), Pony, Pound, Russian, Seed, Star


Currency, Fancy Bead, Prayer Bead, Trade Bead

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