Glass Produced in Ancient Sub Saharan Africa Long Before European Colonization

Written by Samira Sadeque

A recent archeological dig in modern day southwest Nigeria has found that glass was locally produced in Sub-Saharan Africa as early as 1000 years ago—long before trading relations with Europe began in the 15th century.

Glass beads, a symbol of prosperity, power and prestige in many African cultures, have long been thought to be made from glass imported from Europe. But a recent archaeological discovery of glass in Igbo Olokun, Ile-Ife in southwestern Nigeria, is forcing a rethink of that long-held belief. . .

via Glass was being produced in ancient Sub Saharan Africa long before early European imports — Quartz

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