Sandman, clay trade pipes made in Europe and later in America were made in molds, dried and then fired. Look for mold marks on the outside surface. If there are no mold marks your pipe could be Indian made. Google "trade pipes" and then look at all of the imagines available. Indians made their pipes from a lot of different material including clay.
Redman, I have googled the sites and images for trade pipes and clay pipes. This pipe is made in a 90 degree angle, most or all of the ones I see are made on a 30 to 45 degree angle. I can not see any mold marks at all, the stem opening is appr. 1/4 in. and then reduces to hole approx. 1/8 in. that connects to the bowl. The reason I question its maker is that I have found broken plates, bottles and square nails etc. and feel there was a homestead close by the camp. Any ideas is very much appreciated. Thanks
I have found broken plates, bottles and square nails etc. and feel there was a homestead close by the camp. Any ideas is very much appreciated. Thanks
With those other colonial finds you mention...A GOOD metal detector and a GOOD survey plan would be logical...
IF you get lucky, whatever age the colonists were they probably had some sort of a "trash dump"...(dare we hope for an outhouse ?? )
GOOD survey means, cut the grass/brush short or wait til lowest growth in dead of winter.
Several string guide lines so as to cover it all and not waste time overlapping....Use headphones to catch that slightest target noise.
The Caracara & Perdiz points that you have found are relatively young, maybe there was some overlapping
Why bother with non Indian 'trash' ?...Bottom line, just maybe you will find a can of Sir Walter Raleigh
pipe tobacco with a "sell by" date on it