Harrington's initial studies, the time periods and average bore diameters are as follows Deetz Awaiting validation A group of three clay tobacco pipes fragments dating to the 17th century. Harrington studied the thousands of pipe stems excavated at Jamestown and other colonial Virginia sites, noticing a definite relationship between the diameter of the pipe stem bore—or hole—and the age of the pipe of which it had been part. The bowl only of a "Jonas" or "Walter Raleigh" type from the Netherlands. Burnishing was used for better qualities of pipes and almost without exception pipes had bottered rims i.
But it is certainly possible for a good assessment of date to be made by considering the key characteristics of any given pipe or pipe assemblage, guidelines for which are given below.
A Brief History of Marked European Clay Tobacco Pipes
Wednesday 19th September Spatial data recorded. A Brief History of Marked European Clay Tobacco Pipes Impressed into clay tobacco pipes are bits of data that have fueled endless research avenues since the earliest days of archaeology on historic sites excavated on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Early pipes dating from before the English Civil War of the s tend to follow London fashions but the disruption of the war appears to have allowed regional forms to develop. On a recent visit to part of Rotherhithe on the opposite side, i. The bowl is swollen and convex curved, degrees angled to the stem. A heel fragment dating from the first half of the nineteenth century with the relief moulded maker's initials WN. The fragment consists of part of the stem.