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This turquoise glass trade bead was collected during the 1930s by the University of Nebraska, who were then excavating in Kansas at the Fanning site. In 1987, the bead was donated to the Kansas Historical Society. The Fanning site is a protohistoric Kansa village site in Doniphan county. This bead exhibits what is called glass disease or bead disease, meaning that the chemical breakdown of the glass is leaving a white crusty deposit.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Trade Bead from the Fanning Site, 14DP1 - 1

Item Number: 446708
Call Number: 14DP1 1987.E.177
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446708

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