Animation of the Day: Punctated Stem of Smoking Pipe from the Consol Site

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)

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Today’s animation is a punctated stem pipe from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. It was scanned in May 2012 by Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus Courtney Bowles. This is the 100th Animation of the Day and is published in conjunction with the 2014 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology (SPA) annual meeting.

Update: in a conversation with Ronald Williamson at the 2014 SPA meeting, he indicated that this pipe resembles early Iroquian pipes dating to the 13th century AD and found in a region between London and Toronto, Canada.

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Categories: Animation of the day, Gallery, Monongahela tradition, Smoking pipe, Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Westmoreland Archaeological Society | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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