From Bore to Bowl: An Analysis of White Clay Tobacco Pipes from the Anne Arundel Hall Replacement Project

Author(s): Jessica E Edwards; Erin N Crawford

Year: 2018

Summary

From 2009 to 2014, archaeologists at Historic St Mary’s City performed excavations around and beneath the 1950’s academic building known as Anne Arundel Hall at St Mary’s College of Maryland in preparation for the building’s demolition and replacement. During the survey, a variety of features and artifacts were uncovered, including a large collection of white clay pipe fragments, a number of which are decorated or marked. Our analysis of the white clay pipe fragments found at the Anne Arundel site focuses primarily on these identifiable decorations, features, and markings, with pipe stem bore diameters also being evaluated. We use the results of this analysis to clarify the site’s occupational history, comparing the archaeological data with the written record associated with the site. We then contrast this history with trends in the pipes’ manufacturing origins and demonstrate what this data can tell us about the Anne Arundel site’s history.

Cite this Record

From Bore to Bowl: An Analysis of White Clay Tobacco Pipes from the Anne Arundel Hall Replacement Project. Jessica E Edwards, Erin N Crawford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441102)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 408