Susquehannock

Animation of the Day: Susquehannock Anthropomorphic Pipe Bowl

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

 

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Today’s animation is an anthropomorphic Susquehannock smoking pipe bowl from the Strickler (36La3) site located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is within the archaeological collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. The pipe bowl represents an individual bending over and has well defined features, including a secondary small hole in the bowl to allow another place for smoke to exit.

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Bonus Animation of the Day: Beaver Effigy from the Sarf Cache Site, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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

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Today’s animation is a scan shown in progress of a replica of a beaver effigy that is normally on display at The State Museum of Pennsylvania (TSMP).  This item is from the Sarf Cache site, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and was removed to be scanned in the TSMP archaeological collections area.

Abbie Jackson assists with 3D scanning at The State Museum of PA

Abbie Jackson assists with 3D scanning at The State Museum of PA

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Animation of the Day: Zoomorphic Smoking Pipe with Brass Eye in Color

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

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This clay smoking pipe from the collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania was made and used by the Susquehannock Indians during the later 1600s A.D.   and was recovered from the Byrd Leibhart Site, located in York County, Pennsylvania. Archaeologists originally identified the animal as representing a bear but our research shows that it was likely a Fisher or Fisher Cat, which is a member of the weasel family. The eyes of the Fisher cat were made with brass tacks traded from European settlers.  One has fallen out. A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Rachael Hulvey discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here:http://instagram.com/p/jFcjJ4qqU1/

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Animation of the Day: Susquehannock Zoomorphic Bone Pendant

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

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Today’s animation is a zoomorphic Susquehannock bone pendant in the shape of a bird, likely a goose or loon.  The pendant was recovered from Eschelman site (36La12) site located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is within the archaeological collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

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Animation of the Day: Susquehannock Bone Hair Comb Fragment

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

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Today’s animation is a fragment of a Susquehannock bone hair comb that was broken during manufacture and then discarded.  The bone comb fragment was recovered from Eschelman site (36La12) site located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is within the archaeological collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

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Animation of the Day: Engraved Brass Trumpet Smoking Pipe

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

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Today’s animation is an engraved brass trumpet smoking pipe that was made and used by the Susquehannock Indians during the 1600s A.D.  The pipe was recovered from the Eshelman site (36LA12) site in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and is within the archaeological collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, where it was scanned on March 7, 2012.

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Animation of the Day: Susquehannock Bone Hair Comb Fragment

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

527_susq_comb_fragmentToday’s animation is a fragment of a Susquehannock bone hair comb that was broken during manufacture and then discarded.  The bone comb fragment was recovered from Eschelman site (36La12) site located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is within the archaeological collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

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Animation of the Day: Canine Effigy Smoking Pipe

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

181_canine pipeToday’s animation is a clay smoking pipe that was made and used by the Susquehannock Indians during the early 1600s A.D. It represents a canine and may have been a totem animal.Ethnohistorian Matthew T. Bradley has suggested to VCL that this animal may be a fox, as the Fox clan has been documented historically among the Susquehannock (Bradley 2008:4). Unlike other smoking pipes of this period that we have scanned in the VCL, this canine looks at the smoker rather than facing away.  The pipe was recovered from a deep silo-shaped pit of the Funk Phase period (ca 1400-1550 AD.) at the Shenks Ferry (36LA2) site and is within the archaeological collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania.  A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features the VCL’s Digital Zooarchaeologist Mariana Zechini discussing the smoking pipe, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here: http://instagram.com/p/jqMNtHqqSD/#

Reference cited:

Bradley, Matthew Timothy
2008 The development of Iroquoian clans. Paper presented at the Conference on Iroquois Research, Rensselaerville, N.Y., October 3–5, 2008. Available online at: https://db.tt/bkN43h3k

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Animation of the Day: Zoomorphic Smoking Pipe with Brass Eye

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

177_bear_pipeThis clay smoking pipe from the collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania was made and used by the Susquehannock Indians during the later 1600s A.D.   and was recovered from the Byrd Leibhart Site, located in York County, Pennsylvania. Archaeologists originally identified the animal as representing a bear but our research shows that it was likely a Fisher or Fisher Cat, which is a member of the weasel family. The eyes of the Fisher cat were made with brass tacks traded from European settlers.  One has fallen out. A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Rachael Hulvey discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here:http://instagram.com/p/jFcjJ4qqU1/

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