Errata slip inserted in copy 1.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapt. 1. Horace C. Beck and his influence on non-academic bead research and collecting / Robert K. Liu --
Chapt. 2. The Mycenaean Greeks, master bead-makers : major results since the time of Horace Beck / Helen Hughes-Brock --
Chapt. 3. Mycenaean beads : technology, forms and function / Kalliopi Nikita --
Chapt. 4. Scandinavian beads, ca. AD 700-1100 / Johann Callmer --
Chapt. 5. Viking age glass beads from Ribe, Denmark, in the light of ethnographic research / Torben Sode --
Chapt. 6. Sasanian beads : the evidence of art, archaeology and history / St. John Simpson --
Chapt. 7. Size does not matter : the nature of Celtic bead-making sites / Chris Robinson --
Chapt. 8. Alkaline etched beads in Southeast Asia / Ian C. Glover and Bérénice Bellina --
Chapt. 9. Powder-glass beads in Africa / Margret Carey --
Chapt. 10. Present-day bead making in Ghana / John Haigh --
Chapt. 11. Ancient hard stone beads and seals from Myanmar / Barbie Campbell Cole.