Carnelian Bead, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados
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.
Jerome S. Handler, "An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods," International Journal of Historical Archaeology 1, 2 (1997): p. 91-130.
Artifact dated from late-1600s to early-1700s
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India; Cambay; British Caribbean; Barbados
"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