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Elbow Pipe
Description: This L-shaped limestone pipe has a tall, tubular bowl that tapers slightly at the bottom. There are two incised lines at the top, while the bottom of the pipe is flat and the mouthpiece is square. Short, parallel lines are incised on the straight sides of the bottom edges and on the top edges of the mouthpiece. The pipe is grayish brown with areas of white and gray. It has concretions throughout, but more on the bottom section than the top. There are several chips missing from the body and one large chip missing from the opening of the mouthpiece. This piece is from Fort Ancient Culture. The Fort Ancient people were a late prehistoric culture living in southern Ohio between 1,100 and 450 years ago. Fort Ancient people were Ohio's original farmers, growing crops of corn, beans, and squash, and thrived in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Villages were made up of a number of circular or rectangular houses surrounding an open plaza. The Fort Ancient people continued to build small burial mounds, but gradually shifted to burials in a cemetery area with no mounds. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A3740_000011_1
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture; Tobacco pipes;
Places: Elbow Pipe