Clues to African-American Life at
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Glass Beads and Gaming Pieces
Not just adornment, amber and blue glass beads uncovered at various slave quarters were probably worn to ward off evil.
Excavation at slave's quarters yielded various objects used for entertainment. Among them are these edge-worn, geometrically shaped ceramics (bottom), pebbles (middle), and bone (top) markers, believed to be associated with Mancala, a game originating in Africa.