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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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