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dc.contributor.authorRehren, Thiloen
dc.contributor.authorVeronesi, Umbertoen
dc.contributor.authorStraube, Beverlyen
dc.contributor.authorMartinon-Torres, Marcosen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-12T00:33:05Z
dc.date.available2019-12-12T00:33:05Z
dc.identifier.issn0075-4250
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/299808
dc.description.abstractEarly prospection efforts in North America relied heavily on the use of crucibles to test suspected valuable minerals ahead of their potential exploitation. This is well-known for metal ores, and has also been proposed for glassmaking at colonial Jamestown. Here, we revisit a recent publication proposing that certain Hessian crucibles from the site bore evidence for these glassmaking tests, and present new data on crucible operations at the site. We argue that the evidence is more consistent with testing ores for their precious metal content than with glass making. Despite this, the historical evidence for glassmaking tests in this early period remains strong, and further research may well identify its material remains.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is part of U. Veronesi’s PhD project, generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Award ref. 1738300)
dc.publisherCorning Museum of Glass
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleGlassmaking Tests at Early Jamestown? Some New Thoughts and Dataen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage270
prism.publicationNameJournal of Glass Studiesen
prism.startingPage265
prism.volume61en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.46878
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03-03en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.2307/26862842en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-03-03en
dc.contributor.orcidMartinon-Torres, Marcos [0000-0003-2124-2837]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2020-01-17en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/26862842en


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