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Tubular Pipe
Description: This long, tubular sandstone pipe narrows to the mouthpiece and has nine incised arrows running the length of the pipe, pointing toward the bowl. There are zigzag incised lines running parallel to the arrows. This piece is dark grayish brown in color and comes from the Archaic Period. The Archaic cultures in Ohio existed from about 6,000 B.C. to 1,000 B.C. Their economy was based primarily on hunting and gathering, but they did experiment with cultivating squash. Most Ohio sites are seasonal camps, created as the Indians moved due to the weather and the availability of food sources. Archaic peoples hunted smaller game than their Paleo-Indian predecessors, who pursued mastodons and giant beavers. The Archaic people hunted deer, elk, bear, rabbit, quail, and wild turkey. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A4345_022332_1
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Stone carving; Tobacco pipes;
Places: Tubular Pipe