Backbones…

The key to any good research is a solid backbone from which to build your ideas. For my research on glass beads, I built a substantial database  with information about each individual bead. I then used this to explore regional trends. Building the database took hours and hours of time. I was lucky in that … Continue reading Backbones…

Decoration and Colour of Iron Age Glass Beads from Britain

I recently attended the 20th Congress of the International Association for the History of Glass conference in Fribourg, Switzerland and presented a poster on my research. I have included the text and and some of the original images  (due to copyright restrictions, some images have been replaced, see below for alternatives).  Introduction Although a history … Continue reading Decoration and Colour of Iron Age Glass Beads from Britain