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

Date

2008

Authors

Flexner, James
Fleisher, Jeffrey
LaViolette, Adria

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Africa Magna Verlag

Abstract

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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Keywords: Bead grinder; Household economy; Shell beads; Swahili; Tanzania

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Journal of African Archaeology

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Journal article

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10.3213/1612-1651-10110

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2037-12-31