PHOTOS: New Bead Cache Reflects Spanish Empire's Might

Monday, April 13, 2009 - 10:35 in Paleontology & Archaeology

More than 70,000 beads of a surprising variety of materials, colors, and shapes have been dug out of an island along a 17th-century Spanish trade route, offering a new view of the reach of the Spanish Empire.

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