Spanish Empire Beads found off Georgia

Posted on news.aol.com for the full text and pictures check out: http://news.aol.com/article/spanish-empire-beads/425122 A big shout out to Julee who sent us this link. (April 13) – A cache of some 70,000 glass beads from all over the world has been unearthed at an island off Georgia, comprising the largest repository ever from what was one of the Spanish empire’s most remote and wealthy outposts, and revealing more about 17th-century trade routes. Made of French and Chinese blue glass, Dutch layered glass and Baltic amber, the beads were found as part of an ongoing research project at the former Mission Santa …