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This pipe was collected from the surface of a Great Bend aspect camp site with previous occupations during the Early Ceramic period. The pipe, manufactured on Kansas pipestone, appears to have never been smoked and may have broken during manufacture. The soft fine grained material of the Kansas pipestone enabled the pipe's maker to carve it into its elbow-like shape. A groove runs perpendicular to the bowl rim and incised lines are found on all sides of the bowl and remaining stem, in addition to modern scars. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions. In Kansas, these pipes are generally made by American Indians between 1650 to 1850.

Date: 1500 CE-1800

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Item Number: 448951
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 448951

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