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CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF GLASS BEADS FROM MADAGASCAR

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF GLASS BEADS FROM MADAGASCAR Chemical analysis of 31 glass beads from the sites of Mahilaka and Sandrakatsy in Madagascar, which date to approximately the 9 th to 15 th centuries CE, reveals the presence of two main types of glass: mineral- soda glasses and plant-ash glasses. Most of these glasses were probably made in South Asia. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Copyright 2006 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1612-1651
eISSN
2191-5784
DOI
10.3213/1612-1651-10064
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Abstract

Chemical analysis of 31 glass beads from the sites of Mahilaka and Sandrakatsy in Madagascar, which date to approximately the 9 th to 15 th centuries CE, reveals the presence of two main types of glass: mineral- soda glasses and plant-ash glasses. Most of these glasses were probably made in South Asia.

Journal

Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Oct 25, 2006

Keywords: Glass beads; chemical analysis; Madagascar; trade

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