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Platform Pipe
Description: This small platform pipe has a very thin-walled bowl set slightly to the rear of the platform, which is slightly curved and tapered toward each end. There is minor damage to the platform adjacent to the bowl base. The pipe is made of dark gray steatite and comes from Hopewell Culture. In Ohio, the Hopewell Indians (100 B.C.-A.D. 500) built burial mounds and large earthen enclosures in geometric shapes (circles, squares, and octagons) to mark the places where the people gathered periodically to participate in many social and ceremonial events. Some of these sites were quite large - the Newark Earthworks complex extends over a 4-square-mile area. The Hopewell people also maintained a large trade network extending as far as the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, the Florida coast and Appalachians, and northern Lake Superior. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A1176_000073
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tobacco pipes
Places: Platform Pipe