Posted August 30, 2019
Please join us at 2:00 pm in the Arthur C. Johnson Auditorium on Archaeology Day, Saturday, September 28, to hear Juli Six, Assistant Curator of Archaeology at Ohio History Connection, talk about the Tremper Mound animal effigy pipes.
The Tremper pipes were part of a cache of over 500 artifacts excavated in 1915 by Ohio History Connection archaeologists. Over 100 unique animal effigy pipes were expertly crafted by artisans of the ancient American Indian Hopewell culture 2,000 years ago. These wonderful pipes were made from local Ohio pipestone quarried a mile away from the site… or so we thought! New mineral analysis technologies have allowed archaeologists to trace the sources of the raw materials to surprising origins.
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