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date: 13 July 2020

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This article discusses glass and faience, two materials that were used during the Bronze Age to make beads. Unlike faience, which is a mixture of silica crystals and glassy material, glass only appeared during the Late Bronze Age. The first section studies the production of glass and glassy materials, and considers the possibility that the production of faience influenced the manufacture of the earliest glass. The article then pinpoints some of the possible locations where faience and glass were produced. It also includes a case study on conical faience buttons.

Keywords: glass, faience, glassy materials, earliest glass, conical faience buttons

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