Smoking pipe - ROM2018_16873_31


Smoking pipe

Maker: Iroquoian
Geography: Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1600-1650 AD
Period: Contact and Early Colonial (1600-1700 AD)
3 x 3 x 2 cm
Object number: HD16077
Not on view

This smoking pipe fragment was recovered from the Thomson-Walker archaeological site in Simcoe County, Ontario. Occupied during the second quarter of the seventeenth century, the site was a palisaded Huron-Wendat village containing 20-30 longhouses.

Similar to other Iroquoian effigy pipes, this pipe mimics the shape of an owl. Compare with 2016.81.8 and HD16073. This example is missing the pipe bowl and stem. Originally, it likely looked like 2016.81.2.

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