PA2772 Glass Beads

48PA2772 is a very large (6.9 ha) site with multiple occupations indicated by the surface record ranging from Paleoindian to late Contact Period. It is the most recent (based on white-heart beads – see Billeck 2008) of a cluster of four Contact Period sites (48PA2772, 48PA2789, 48PA3637, and 48PA3638) The bead assemblage and associated metal objects (arrow point production debris, metal arrow points, and fired percussion cap) are restricted to a formerly timbered portion of the site that burned in 2006.

48PA2772 is one of cluster of four sites with glass beads and has a distinctive, later bead assemblage.

References Cited

Billeck, W.T. (2008). Red-on-White drawn or Cornelian Beads: A 19th-Century Temporal Marker for the Plains. Beads 20:49-61.