In this ambitious article Eisen creates a chronology of eye beads (glass beads decorated with eye-like spots) from sites in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.
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Eye-beads are a particular sort of glass bead decorated with dots and circles. Such beads have been made from antiquity to the present due to their pleasing form and ease of manufacture. In this ambitious article Eisen creates a chronology of such beads from sites in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, which is very useful for the dating of site layers in which such beads are found. The article includes color and monochrome photographs and presents a clear overview of this specific type of decorative object.