More Than Baubles: Beads, Burials, and the Effects of Colonialism on Susquehannock Material Culture
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Though they were in dominant power in South-Central Pennsylvania during the 1600s, our understanding of the Susquehannocksnull culture is lacking. This research aims to fill some of the gaps in our knowledge of (he Susquehannocks by examining shell artifacts, such as wampum beads and pendants, from the burials of five Susquehannock settlements from the mid-1500s to the early 1700s. These artifacts provide valuable information about (he Susquehannocks economics, use of adornment, spiritual beliefs, and interaction with Europeans. By examining these artifacts, we can gain a better understanding of Susquehannock culture and colonialism in Pennsylvania.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2010
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