If you are able to see the photos or go to my album where they were posted as well, please take a look. Background, handed down through the family with a "here you go, you are old enouugh now". Unknown origin, belive very hardened clay. I took this to an appraiser in DC and they believed it may have been pre-Columbian, but were by no means sure. They advised that I contact some folks in Mississippi (archeologist professional) at a couple of educational institutions, but got no response from them. DOES ANYONE out there think they may have idea of where this may have come from, who made it, age, etc..... Any assistance would be appreciated. I have been carrying this around for several years now and am to the point of attempting to sell it. Having something with no knowledge of it is driving me up the walls. I have been trying to find out something about it for many years now. Thanks
I am new to this site and hope to get some input and any information I can about my pipe. I found this pipe many years ago and have in the last few years tried to find out more about what culture it belong's to with not much success. This is what I can tell you about my pipe. I found it on a small Island/shell bar off the North central Gulf coast of Florida. It is made of a dense type of limestone? It is 7 1/2" long 4 1/4" high and 2 3/4" wide and is of a bird effigy . Some of you may have heard about it before and have seen it on other sites. So any help will be appreciated.