This thesis is a study of the red clay tobacco pipes which are found in significant numbers on Jamaican archaeological sites dating to the latter half of the 17th century and the early part of the 18th century. Clay tobacco pipes have proved to be an important class of artifacts because of their widespread distribution throughout colonial sites in the New World and the information they can provide concerning the dates of occupation, trade patterns, and the national origin of the people who occupied a particular site. Pipes of European manufacture have been studied extensively in the last few decades, and this research has helped to increase their value as a tool for gaining information from archaeological sites. While our knowledge of the white European tobacco pipes has grown considerably, research into locally-made earthenware tobacco pipes has only been undertaken in the last few years. These red clay pipes occur at several colonial sites in North America, the Caribbean, and South America.
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A Short History Of Clay Pipes - Pipedia
A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history. Clay provided the basis for thousands of jobs in Goodhue County during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Stoneware, roof tiles, and clay pipes were all produced by area firms and widely sold. He soon found that high-grade clay, the kind needed to make quality pottery, was abundant near his land. Paul turned a former schoolhouse into a small pottery, and soon was making and selling storage crocks, jugs and jars. That firm, organized in , was the first of three large pottery firms that would incorporate in Red Wing. Minnesota Stoneware and North Star Stoneware were the others.
The English, looking to colonize and find riches in the New World, took up the habit, found it very satisfying and brought pipe smoking back to the homeland. The discovery set off the pipe-making industry and proliferated tobacco use in England so much that export of the crop was instrumental in saving Jamestown more than two decades later. The clay pipes, found at most dig sites where Colonial communities once existed, are key artifacts for archaeologists researching Jamestown and other early settlements.
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