Old Colchester Park and Preserve has several archaeological sites. The pipe bowl above was recently recovered from the site that CART unofficially refers to as “cemetery.” While there is a cemetery, we are not excavating any of the actual cemetery. The area we were most recently digging was a large structure and outbuilding, most likely a detached kitchen that doubled as slave housing, with a cemetery in close proximity.
Do you remember the pipe that we excavated in 2011? It was recovered from the same site. In fact both were excavated from within or near the outbuilding.
Even Further Reading:
CART Archaeology’s The Ball Clay Tobacco Pipe,
Drayton Hall’s What is it?
Mt. Vernon’s ‘The Best Kind of Long Ones:’ Tobacco Pipes from the Midden
Odyssey’s Virtual Museum’s Clay Tobacco Pipe – TD style