: This pipestone platform pipe has a rectangular base that curves from end to end and has rounded corners. It is slightly wider at the center than at the ends. The bowl, which is centered on the platform, is widest where it meets the platform. The bowl tapers in the center and expands at the rim. The pipe was broken in many pieces and has been repaired; there are areas of painted plaster on the platform and bowl. The pipe is mainly very dark gray with areas of dark yellowish brown and dark brown. This piece 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.
: A0409_000017_1 Subjects
: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tobacco pipes Places
: Platform Pipe