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The Journal of African Archaeology is an international peer-reviewed periodical appearing half-yearly since 2003. It publishes original papers addressing recent research and developments in African archaeology and related disciplines. The journal's main purpose is to provide scholars and students with a new pan-African forum for discussing relevant topics on the cultural dynamics of past African societies.

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Vol. 1 (1) 2003

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P. Robertshaw, M. D. Glascock, M. Wood & R. S. Popelka

Chemical analysis of ancient African glass beads: a very preliminary report

Journal of African Archaeology, Vol. 1 (1), 2003, pages 139-146, DOI 10.3213/1612-1651-10006

Abstract
We report the preliminary results of chemical analysis of 156 glass beads from sites in southern Africa by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Almost all of these beads can be grouped in two chemical types based on oxide compositions and glass recipes. Glasses of these types were manufactured in south and/or southeast Asia. These are the first results of a project that will analyse about 1000 beads from African archaeological sites.

Résumé
Nous présentons ici les résultats d'analyses chimiques menées sur un corpus de 156 perles de verre issues de sites archéologiques d'Afrique du Sud grâce à la spectrométrie de masse à plasma induit couplée à l'ablation laser. La plupart des perles appartient à deux types chimiques différentiés par la teneur en oxydes et les "recettes" du verre. Ces deux types de perles ont été fabriqués dans le Sud et le Sud-Est asiatique. Ces données constituent les premiers résultats de notre projet sur l'analyse chimique de 1000 perles archéologiques provenant d'Afrique.




Keywords: chemical analysis, glass beads, Southern Africa, trade


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