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Handle Pipe
Description: This handle pipe has a tubular body. The roughly rectangular mouthpiece projects at 90 degrees, 60 mm from the conical base. The pipe was made of light yellowish brown sandstone 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: A0125_000112
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Tobacco pipes
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