Trade Beads

Portable, desirable, and durable, beads find their way onto many archaeological sites. The complex artifact assemblage from shipwreck site 31CR314 includes hundreds of glass beads. Whether they were among the ships occupants' personal effects, or lost from a hank and caught between the floorboards, reminders of the ship's Concorde life as a slave trader, one will likely never know.

Identifier:
QAR347.002
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge