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CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF GLASS BEADS FROM MADAGASCAR

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Chemical analysis of 31 glass beads from the sites of Mahilaka and Sandrakatsy in Madagascar, which date to approximately the 9th to 15th 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.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Anthropology California State University proberts@csusb.edu ; 2: Institut de Civilizations Musée d'’Art et d’'Archéologie Université d’Antananarivo ; 3: School of Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Studies University of the Witwatersrand ; 4: Department of Geological Sciences California State University ; 5: Research Reactor University of Missouri-Columbia

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2006-10-25
2018-04-23

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