Carnelian Bead with Necklace, Newton Plantation Cemetery, Barbados

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This record was last updated on 16 Nov 2012

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Handler, personal slide collection (copyright, Jerome Handler)

This bead was probably manufactured in Cambay, India, and came to Barbados through the Atlantic slave trade via Africa. For details on this artifact and its associated burial, see Handler, From Cambay in India to Barbados in the Caribbean: Two Unique Beads from a Plantation Slave Cemetery, The African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter (March 2007) and Handler, An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods, International Journal of Historical Archaeology (1997), Vol. 1, pp. 91-130.