It has taken a long time and a lot of hard work, but I have finally finished my book.It is largely the same as my doctoral thesis, in fact very little of the actual text has changed.‘spacer beads’) existed in previous periods, such as on Bronze Age jet necklaces, there is no evidence for their use in the Iron Age.If they were used, then they were likely made from organic material that has not preserved.Continue reading I struggled for a long time trying to decide on an image or compilation of images for the front cover of my book.When I say ‘struggled’ what I really mean is that I had a lot of ideas, but I was completely limited by my own artistic talent! During my doctoral degree I decided to book a class on making glass beads.The necessary terminology concerns the description of the physical appearance of the beads, namely: size, shape, colour, and decoration.Glass beads dating to the Iron Age are often very simple in their nature compared to other time periods and cultures, but they do require a specialised and standardised vocabulary for describing them.
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It is my hope that it will become an invaluable resource to archaeologists anyone interested in prehistoric glass.
Mike was a great teacher with an interest in Iron Age, Roman, and early medieval beads, so it was wonderful to be taught by someone that had a background in what I was researching.