Uncovering an Exquisite Woodland Frog Pipe
by Rickey P Brumfield, Tell City, Indiana
Originally Published in the Central States Archaeological Journal, Vol.57, No.3, pg.146
My buddy, Randall Hansen and I went artifact hunting on December 1st, 2009. As we walked through a field in Warrick County, Indiana, something caught our eyes. The object was barely visible as it looked more like a lump of dirt than an artifact. Luckily, we had our digital camera along, and took pictures as we uncovered it.
The pipe it is of a very fine sandstone with nice edging. It measures 4' inches in length, 2'/2 inches wide and a little more than 2 '/2 inches in height.
There has been pottery found in the same area that appears to be from the Yankeetown Complex (grit tempered), smooth with very little if any design. As of now we can call it early in the Late Woodland Period. Without a carbon date we cannot pin point the time line exactly.
The pipe now proudly resides in the Randall Hansen and Rickey Brumfield collection.
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