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Tobacco Pipes at Jamestown
Learn how archeologists use smoking pipes to date historic sites.
Historical archeologists do not rely on pipe stem fragments as the only source for determining a site's history. They also consider historical documents and other material culture recovered from the site such as ceramics, glass, metal artifacts, faunal and botanical samples, and features to determine its occupation and use.
You have recovered sixty-three pipe stem fragments from Verysignificantsite. You wish to analyze these pipe stems to determine when your site was most heavily occupied. According to J. C. Harrington's initial studies, the time periods and average bore diameters are as follows (Deetz 1996:28):