Incised Pipe Bowl

Title

Incised Pipe Bowl

Description

This clay pipe bowls was found at a site in Caroline County on the northern Coastal Plain. It dates to the Early Historic period and features an incised design. Virginia Indians manufactured and used clay smoking pipes beginning in the Early Woodland period, and continued the practice in the Early Historic period. Decorated clay pipes were one of the goods that native people traded in order to navigate relationships with colonists. (Photo enhanced)

Date Created

900 - 1700 C.E.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

595 × 532

Coverage

Caroline County