The beads of Bosutswe, Botswana

dc.contributor.advisorDenbow, James R. (James Raymond), 1946-en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRodriguez-Alegria, Enrique R.en
dc.creatorDuBroc, Beau Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-21T19:26:34Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-21T19:26:41Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:20:25Z
dc.date.available2010-10-21T19:26:34Zen
dc.date.available2010-10-21T19:26:41Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:20:25Z
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.date.updated2010-10-21T19:26:41Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe hilltop archaeological site, Bosutswe in Botswana had a nearly a thousand years of continuous occupation. Nearly every single strata in both precincts produced shell beads of various materials and origin. By using travelogue sources as well as more recent enthnographical sources, I focus on the possible uses and importance of beads to the people of Bosutswe and the wider southern African region. Using the excavated beads as evidence, I show how certain varieties of beads made their way to the site by way of trade routes with distant riverine areas. Also, I compare my findings with arguments claiming that different groups preferred different sizes beads; therefore, one can determine a site’s ethnic makeup by this measurement alone.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-827en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectBotswanaen
dc.subjectArchaeologyen
dc.subjectAnthropologyen
dc.subjectBeadsen
dc.subjectTradeen
dc.subjectKalahari Deserten
dc.subjectKhoisanen
dc.subjectEthnicityen
dc.titleThe beads of Bosutswe, Botswanaen
dc.type.genrethesisen

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