Blackbeard's Beads: An Analysis And Comparison of Glass Trade Beads From The Shipwreck 31CR314 (BUI0003) Queen Anne's Revenge Site Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina
Author(s): Kimberly Urban
In 1717, the French slaver La Concorde de Nantes was captured by pirates and renamed the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR). It is believed that the pirates removed the enslaved Africans before taking the ship. However, some scholars believe the pirates sold the slaves in North Carolina. One marker of a ships involvement in the slave trade are beads. Physical examination of beads is used to determine the date and country of manufacture and used to correlate a ships involvement in the trade. Thus far, 790 beads have been recovered from the QARsite. The beads will be analyzed using the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery bead cataloging manual (2016). The project’s goal is to determine the type(s) of beads found on the ship and why they remained after it was captured by pirates. It is hypothesised that these beads are from the French occupation aboard the La Concorde.
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Blackbeard's Beads: An Analysis And Comparison of Glass Trade Beads From The Shipwreck 31CR314 (BUI0003) Queen Anne's Revenge Site Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. Kimberly Urban. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435451)
Early 16th century
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;