By Josh Gabbatis, Science Correspondent | INDEPENDENT
Chemical analysis of beads found at a site in Nigeria revels a composition entirely unique to the region
Chemical analysis of glass found at a Nigerian archaeological site revealed a distinct composition entirely unique to the region.
The finding contradicts a long-held assumption that glass was brought to sub-Saharan Africa by traders from the Mediterranean or the Middle East.
Analysis of glass found at a Nigerian site has revealed a unique sub-Saharan glass production industry that existed prior to the arrival of foreign traders Glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa long before Europeans arrived, according to scientists studying beads found in Nigeria . Chemical analysis of glass found [Read the entire INDEPENDENT article …]