lørdag 29. juni 2013

torsdag 13. juni 2013

onsdag 12. juni 2013

Field Finds II

Clay Pipes

Bits and pieces of clay pipes are common finds on the fields. Clay pipes dates back from the 1600´s to the early 1900´s (the thicker the stem the older the pipe). It is believed that the tradition of smoking clay pipes originates from the Native American tribes in North America and that it was later brought back to Europe with the first colonists and settlers. The pipes came ready filled with tobacco and were usually a one time smoke before thrown away, which explains the huge amounts found. Some of them were decorated with beautiful patterns, figurines and stamps.