Glass

  • Nueva Cadiz Beads

    This type of glass bead is named after a 16th-century Spanish colony in Venezuela where this type of bead was first recognized by archaeologists. Hundreds of […]

    • Date

       February 3, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Exchange, Glass

  • Nicholson Bottles

    In 2004 archaeologists uncovered a brick-lined cellar filled with 300-year-old intact glass wine bottles — one of the earliest wine cellars in America. One of the […]

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Foodways, Glass

  • Cupping Glass

    It was hard to miss all the news about “cupping” during the 2016 Olympics, but in case you did, many athletes appeared for competition with large […]

  • Gooseberry Bead

    The collections at Jamestown contain over 10,000 beads! Made of bone, glass, copper alloy, shell, and a few other material types, they exhibit a variety of […]