December 18, 2012

200 Carved Indian Pipes Discovered

Inside a large bag, researchers uncovered ashes, beads, copper items and about 200 carved stone pipes from 2,000 years ago.  The pipes show a variety of animals, and three show Indian heads.  How would personal pipes end up together in this collection?  Were they pilgrimage offerings?  Tokens of Community?

credit:  University of Illinois

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