Tobacco Smoking Pipes
Tobacco smoking pipes were made from clay and stone and were often polished and decorated. During the Middle and Late Woodland period pipes took on a diverse range of shapes and styles, and people cultivated tobacco in agricultural villages. Some clay examples show elaborate incised and punctuated geometric decoration. Stone pipes were often carved from steatite. They include platform, effigy, elbow, and tubular varieties. If a pipe stem broke, it was sometimes recycled by polishing both ends to make a bead.