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LA ICP-MS Analysis of Glass Beads from 17th Century Huron-Wendat Sites in Ontario

Author(s): Alicia Hawkins ; R.G.V. Hancock ; Joseph Petrus

Year: 2015

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We present the results of a preliminary study of glass bead chemistry from several contact period Wendat sites in Ontario. Much important work on the chemistry of glass beads found in Ontario was carried out by Hancock and colleagues using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis in the last several decades. We compare our results with theirs. In some cases we were able to analyze the same beads that had been previously examined using INAA. We consider our results in terms of insights they may provide on early contact period dynamics in the Great Lakes.

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LA ICP-MS Analysis of Glass Beads from 17th Century Huron-Wendat Sites in Ontario. Alicia Hawkins, Joseph Petrus, R.G.V. Hancock. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396447)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America