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Recycled Blue-Green Bead from Thailand

So, I was going through my older bead photos for some newer posts and came across this one. Somehow I had forgotten about this bead, even though I focused on it quite heavily when I first documented it. It’s a … Continue reading

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Recycled Glass Beads

There’s a lot of evidence in the archaeological record for using recycled glass to make new beads. You can largely tell based on any sort of streaking or marbling in the color of the glass that doesn’t look intentional. So … Continue reading

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Chemical Issues

In order for chemical analysis of glass to really work in terms of sourcing where the glass is coming from, we have to assume that each glass-making workshop has its own unique chemical signature. Otherwise, we can’t use chemistry to source the glass. Continue reading

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