Carnelian Bead, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados

Description

This photograph shows a carnelian bead, which is an unusual archaeological find from the Caribbean. It was probably manufactured in Cambay, India, and came to Barbados through the Atlantic slave trade via Africa. This bead was associated with other artifacts that at one time had formed a necklace found on a skeleton. See images Newton001 and Newton004.

Source

Jerome S. Handler, "An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods," International Journal of Historical Archaeology 1, 2 (1997): p. 91-130.

Date Created

Artifact dated from late-1600s to early-1700s

Language

English

Rights

Image is in public domain courtesy of Jerome Handler. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Newton005

Spatial Coverage

India; Cambay; British Caribbean; Barbados

Citation

"Carnelian Bead, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 17, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1857
This photograph shows a carnelian bead, which is an unusual archaeological find from the Caribbean. It was probably manufactured in Cambay, India, and came to Barbados through the Atlantic slave trade via Africa. This bead was associated with other artifacts that at one time had formed a necklace found on a skeleton. See images Newton001 and Newton004.
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