Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Artifact of the Day

One of the activities that worked against the dental health of Port Tobaccoans was the smoking of tobacco. We have many recovered many tobacco pipes from across the site. Unfortunately most of our pipes do not contain maker's marks to help identify when and where they were made. We can still use the size of the hole through the pipe (the bore) to estimate the age of our pipes but this analysis has yet to be undertaken.

Below are some photos of our more diagnostic pipes. Katharine did some research on these and was able to identify a few. See her past post for preliminary results.

Lyon maker's mark.

Pipe stems with decoration.

Molded pipe bowl.


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