by Robert F. Marx

by Robert F. Marx

Pipes of clay were first smoked in England after the introduction of tobacco from Virginia in the late 16th Century. Devon born sea captain, Sir Walter Raleigh , who founded colonies in the New World, was one of the first to promote this novel habit, although religious leaders did not approve and persecuted people for it. In the native Indian tribes of what we now call America, smoking had already been an important ritual that had been practiced for many centuries before. At first only the rich could afford tobacco, being an expensive luxury, although farmers soon began to cultivate fields of it here in England. However, King James 1st was not favorable and had crops destroyed. This proved to be unpopular with the people and so tobacco was then imported with tax applied. In other parts of Europe people were put to death for smoking, and yet during times of plague men, women and children were forced to smoke as it was thought to be a cure.

A Short History Of Clay Pipes

To one side of the stem is the stamped inscription F. To the opposite side is [ The fragment measures Monday 14th May Spatial data recorded. Greater London Authority Workflow stage: Awaiting validation An incomplete post medieval ceramic tobacco pipe dating AD This tobacco pipe has a small, rounded bowl, which has an internal diameter of The bowl is set at an oblique angle to the stem and there is a milled design running around the rim.

There is part of a spur heel at the junction between the bowl and the stem. Awaiting validation An incomplete moulded clay pipe of late post-medieval late 18thth century date. The pipe has a rounded bowl which has suffered some damage, and a short length of the pipe stem remaining.

Resources? What pipe Archeologists Do? Introduction Relative dating Absolute dating Artifacts as time markers Diagnostic stone tools.

American Archeology Table 2. Colono pipe bore data from Jamestown Island. University Press of Virginia, diamond-cartouche fleur-de-lis decorations that were exclu- Charlottesville, VA. This observation further substantiated the inference that A Unique Terra Cotta Pipebowl From Flowerdew parallel trends shaped ball-clay pipe production in England Hundred.

Quarterly Bulletin of the Archeological and Colono pipe production in the colonial settlements of the Society of Virginia, 41 3: It also intimates that Colono pipe bores were made using certain standardized English pipe making tools. Conclusions Decorated Clay Tobacco Pipes from the Examination of previously published and recently excavated Chesapeake: In Historical tobacco pipes from Jamestown and environs has demonstrated Archaeology of the Chesapeake, edited by a high correlation between the temporal regression of Colono Paul Shackel and Barbara J.

Little, Smithsonian and ball-clay pipes, enabling the creation of a mean dating Institution Press, Washington D. The Association for the Preservation The A. Bulletin of the Archeological Society of Virginia. The Reverend Richard Buck Site. Deagan at Jamestown, Virginia. Cameron Henry, Susan L. Daniel, Mary Ellen N.

Dating clay pipes

Kaolin Clay Tobacco Pipe. Clay pipes were first developed in the early 17th century and were in use into the late 19th century. It is a small fragment of the upper wall and rim of the bowl mouth. The fragment incorporates a design motif consisting of upturned flames that would have originated lower on the bowl , and a decorative band around the rim. A mold seam is present indicating that this piece comes from the back of the bowl closest to the stem. The decorative elements are molded, not incised.

Detail of a clay pipe decorated to promote the abolition of the slave trade. has been the focal point for clay tobacco pipe research in this country and, for dating and interpreting archaeological deposits dating from the late.

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. There are currently three formula dating techniques available to archaeologists studying 17th and 18th century sites using imported English clay tobacco pipe stems based on Harrington’s histogram of time periods; Binford’s linear formula Hanson’s formulas and the Heighton and Deagan formula.

Pipe stem bore diameter data were collected from 26 sites in Maryland Virginia North Carolina and South Carolina in order to test the accuracy and utility of the three formula dating methods. Save to Library. Create Alert. Launch Research Feed. Share This Paper. Jessica Glickman An Interview with Kathleen Deagan.

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Clay Tobacco-Pipe Research and Historical Archaeology in Germany, a Difficult Relationship

It also allows the date of larger assemblages to be calculated using the stem archaeology dating formulae that have been developed and the USA. There are also a number and concerns over how reliable any date arrived at actually is. Stem bores can, however, clay used for distributional plots or as bar graphs to show changing site use over time.

Clay pipes were once very popular in Ireland, where they were called dudeens. Broken fragments of clay pipe can be useful as dating.

There follows a summary of pipe fragments, in date order, including details of makers, where known. Only two small, barrel-shaped bowls of this date were recovered, both retrieved from contexts and , which also contained pipe fragments of probable later 17th century date. One of the bowls is marked with the initials, ‘PE’, incuse, on the pedestal heel see Figure He was one of the more important founder members of the Bristol Pipemakers Guild in and one of the feoffees of the St Michael’s church lands from c.

Philip I had died by Pipes bearing the initials, ‘PE’, are routinely found on excavations in Bristol, and have also been found in Somerset, Gloucestershire, North Devon, Herefordshire, Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Price , Edwards’ pipes have also been recovered from sites along the North American seaboard and Jamaica Price , Two bowls of these types were recovered during the excavation from Contexts and , both with pedestal heels. The Type 10 example bears an abraded possibly erased cartouche.

Three further bowls of this date were recovered two from the above contexts and one unstratified , more closely resembling Oswald Type 15 smallish, forward-pointing bowls with spur heels , and dated by Oswald to One of these Oswald Type 15 bowls unstratified does not fit in to the Bristol typology established by Jarrett Jarrett , It bears an indistinct cartouche, showing an initial, ‘E’ or ‘F’ above a possible fleur de lys, with a star motif below Figure

Clay tobacco pipe dating

Part of: Society for Historical Archaeology The identification and sourcing of pipe clays, using clay pipes to understand trade patterns and socio-economic variables, and the need for tightly dated North American typologies were just a few of the directions proposed to enhance archaeological interpretation.

Now that 15 years have passed, what have we achieved since then and what more needs to be done? Historical literature and archaeological evidence both indicate that clay pipes were produced in France before , namely in various towns of Northern France, but such pipe collections have yet to be systematically analyzed. However, some people engage in clay pipe research without questioning the established methodologies or recognizing their limitations.

Others have successfully utilized clay pipes to investigate consumption patterns, trade, socioeconomic

The clay pipe industry expanded rapidly as tobacco smoking gained popularity in both England and America. Historical archeologists excavating English colonial.

The skill and experience of the individual undertaking the work will play a large part in determining how accurate and reliable any assessment of dating is, and specialist advice should certainly be taken when dealing with large assemblages or those where the pipe dating is fundamental to the excavated deposits. But it is certainly possible for a good assessment of date to be made by considering the key characteristics of any given pipe or pipe assemblage, guidelines for which are given below.

They can be used to indicate whether a context group is likely to contain residual material, or whether it represents a coherent and potentially tightly dated group. They can also be used to check any dates provided by associated bowl forms, marks or decoration, which can be especially useful for smaller contexts where only a few such pieces are present.

There are always exceptions but, in broad terms, stems can usually be allocated to one of three general date ranges by assessing their form, stem bore, fabric and finish. As a result, fragments usually show a clear taper along their length and can be quite chunky if the fragment comes from near the bowl. Some pipes were burnished during this period and many areas of the Midlands and northern England exploited local clays, where these were available.

A fine sandy fabric was used in the Oxford area and pipes from areas with access to the Coal Measures often employed clays with opaque white gritty inclusions in them. Stem stamps are only rarely found. As a result, they are generally rather cylindrical in appearance with less evidence of any stem taper. Burnishing was still used in some areas, but very rarely in the far south west, the south east and East Anglia.

Dating clay tobacco pipes

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The clay tobacco pipe is an exceptional tool for dating archaeological sites from the historic period because it has undergone a series of stylistic changes over its history of production. The importance of these stylistic changes becomes apparent when one considers that the fragile nature and inexpensive cost of clay pipes resulted in their being smoked, broken and discarded all within the period of a year or two. A large part of the research on clay pipes has dealt with the identification of marks with which makers identified their product.

If a particular mark and pipe bowl can be identified, then so can its place of origin, the date range within which it was made and therefore, a basic time frame for when it was deposited. This article deals specifically with the marked clay tobacco pipes excavated from Ferryland, NL, encompassing examples from both the 17th and 18th centuries. The origins of the clay tobacco pipe date back to the s when tobacco smoking first became fashionable in England.

According to William Harrison “In these daies the taking-in of the smoke of the Indian herbe called ‘Tobaco’ by an instrument formed like a little ladell, whereby it passeth from the mouth into the head and stomach, is gretlie taken-up and used in England” Harrison as cited in Oswald

An Evaluation of Tobacco Pipe Stem Dating Formulas.

No one knows for sure who made the first clay pipes. The idea of smoking tobacco came from the American Indian, who had long fashioned their own clay pipes. These, no doubt served as a model for later pipe development. By tobacco smoking had been introduced to Europe.

Clay tobacco-pipe studies played an important, yet unacknowledged, role in One group moans whenever shown them, since they date from a.

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Clay Pipes History

Impressed into clay tobacco pipes are bits of data that have fueled endless research avenues since the earliest days of archaeology on historic sites excavated on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Archaeologists analyze multiple clues to date and identify the pipe maker including a careful combination of archaeological site context, bowl style and form, pipe stem bore diameter, style and placement of the mark itself, and place of manufacture.

We ask that if you have a nearly complete bowl from which a type can be determined, to use the Oswald typology, but there is also a field to record reference to another typology, should you prefer. Marks also appear on pipe stems. Marks were produced by molds that left incuse negative or relief raised impressions Oswald

postulated for dating English clay pipe stem bore diameters, using ideas can be utilized and associated with clay tobacco pipes studies to.

Clay tobacco-pipe studies played an important, yet unacknowledged, role in the formation process of historical archaeology in Germany. Systematic analyses of smoking utensils and the craftsmanship involved in making them were the forerunners of the academic discipline. Clay-pipe studies were never restricted by disciplinary boundaries.

Methods and approaches were drawn from ethnology, archaeology, and history, but the field remained purely Eurocentric. However, clay-pipe research has come to a halt. One important reason for this is its high degree of specialization.

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