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Bead Grinders and Early Swahili Household Economy: Analysis of an Assemblage from Tumbe, Pemba Island, Tanzania, 7th-10th Centuries AD

Flexner, James; Fleisher, Jeffrey; LaViolette, Adria


This paper focuses on a specific class of locally made artifacts known in the archaeological literature of the eastern African coast as bead grinders. Bead grinders are discarded potsherds or stone cobbles distinguished by long grooves abraded into their

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of African Archaeology
DOI: 10.3213/1612-1651-10110


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