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Trade Bead Names
People love to name things, including beads. This section is devoted to "named beads." Each record discusses the origin of the names and their applications. The distribution of the beads is also noted. Note: most of these names are American in origin and do not necessarily apply in other places.
"Earliest Use" refers to the first known publication.
"Used by" indicates who uses the term.
The abbreviations for them are:
AC - American (USA) collectors
AA - American archaeologists
AR - American Rendezvous
EC - English (British) Collectors
TT - Trade Term
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