Thirty years have passed since the late Richard G. Conn presented this paper at the conference of the Canadian Archaeological Association in Winnipeg, March 8-9, 1968. It is presented here to show us how far we have come and how far we still have to go.
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Conn, Richard G.
"Progress and Problems in Recent Trade Bead Research."
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