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  • What is bEad-Mail? An electronic (email) newsletter from and the Center for Bead Research. It keeps you informed about changes in the site and research projects. It grew out of the African Diary, sent to subscribers when Pete Francis was in Ghana and Egypt in 1997/98. Since then, it has covered his work around the world.

  • Why the Funny name? Oh, come on. bEad-Mail = Bead and E-Mail.

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