BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers was initiated in 1989 to encourage and publish scholarly research on beads and beadwork of all materials and periods from around the world. Researchers are invited to submit scholarly articles on practically any topic that involves beads, especially from an archaeological or ethnographic context. [More]

Full text is available for volumes one (1989) through six (1994) and select others. Titles, tables of contents, and abstracts are available for all volumes (1989-present).

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Current Volume: Volume 28 (2016)

Full Issue

Front Matter



The Fichtelgebirge Bead and Button Industry of Bavaria
Karlis Karklins, Sibylle Jargstorf, Gerhard Zeh, and Laure Dussubieux

End Matter

Officers for 2016

Stefany Tomalin
Alice Scherer
Karlis Karklins


Editorial Advisory

Laurie Burgess, chair
Christopher DeCorse
Marvin T. Smith


Karlis Karklins, chair
Margret Carey
Alice Scherer