Dating wire wound glass trade beads
Dating Glass Trade Beads - Interviews Database Fields: Artifacts Database Fields: Glass Beads Glass Bead Descriptions Glass Bead Database Glass Bead Sequence - A Beginning Major Bead Types/Varieties -Glass Bead Chronology - Start/Finish Glass Bead Sequence - Major Bead Fields Glass Bead Sequence - Minor Bead Fields Glass Bead Sequence - Major & Minor Glass Bead Fields Glass Bead Chronology - An End, A Beginning Glass Bead Chronology - Dating Other Artifacts - Dating Beads as Heirlooms Bead Dating Conclusions Other Factors - Appreciation Paper 2 Figures Paper 2 Tables Paper 2 References Prior to the interviews, glass bead database fields were developed generally employing the Kidd and Kidd (Kidd and Kidd 1970 46) glass bead classification system as amended by Brain (Brain 1981 7).To expedite the comparison of this work to Tunica, use of Brain's typology was followed except as noted below.The selection of the Chickasaw types/varieties follows Brain's Tunica work and references it, but note the differences.The Chickasaw glass bead database, if divided into varieties strictly invoking Brain's typology, would include several hundred varieties, perhaps in excess of 300.First, a basic description of the Kidd and Kidd bead classification system follows.
These color bead varieties were permitted because the beads exhibited peculiar attributes within the collection, see Tables 2 and 3.
For the benefit of comparison, prevalent colors of the bead types/varieties are provided in column four of Table 1.
Note on Table 1 that several of the Chickasaw bead types combine drawn bead classes, when compared to Tunica: IA and IIIA, IB and IIIB, IIA and IVA and IIB and IVB.
The type of beads (A-B) distinguishes various combinations of these criteria.
Following Kidd and Kidd, Brain (Brain 1981) reintroduced the eight types of drawn beads developed by Kidd and Kidd. IA rough ends (tubular form), simple construction IB rough ends (tubular form), complex construction IIA rounded ends (rounded tube form), simple construction IIB rounded ends (rounded tube form), complex construction IIIA rough ends (tubular form), layered-compound construction IIIB rough ends (tubular form), layered-composite construction IVA rounded ends (rounded tube form), layered-compound construction IVB rounded ends (rounded tube form), layered-composite construction Kidd and Kidd used "tubular form" to define a tubular shape and "rounded tube form" described a tube shape that had been altered by reheating, grinding or tumbling.