A History of the Caribbean in 100 Objects

Episode 7 — A Blue Bead from Statia

May 7, 2016

Take out your magnifying glass and inspect this beauteously blue bead. This object may be small, but it has become the symbol of an entire island: the Dutch Caribbean St. Eustatius, also known as the Historic Gem. Why did beads like this become a marker of wealth? Why can they be found in their thousands in a place called Blue Bead Hole? Join Alice, Angus and their first ever podcast guest, Joost Morsink, to learn about this and much more in this week's episode of "A History of the Caribbean in 100 Objects!" See http://www.shoresoftime.com/portfolios/episode-7/ for more info and illustrations.

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