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Century-old Assumption Overturned By New Study Of Pipestone Artifacts
2012-12-18 15:33:30

University of Illinois [ Watch A Video About The Hopewell Pipes ] In the early 1900s, an archaeologist, William Mills, dug up a treasure-trove of carved stone pipes that had been buried almost 2,000 years earlier. Mills was the first to dig the Native American site, called Tremper Mound, in southern Ohio. And when he inspected the pipes, he made a reasonable — but untested — assumption. The pipes looked as if they had been carved from local stone, and so he said they were....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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