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Stone Pipe (VCU_3D_548)
This stone pipe was recovered archaeologically from a context associated with enslaved laborers at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. This artifact indicates the production of items for likely sale by an enslaved laborer to other people in the region. Most of the sites where archeologists have discovered stone pipes in central Virginia are tied in some way to Thomas Jefferson’s plantations. These stone pipes corroborate other evidence of ties of friendship, marriage, and family ties between enslaved and free African Americans in various locations in the 18th and 19th centuries. For details, see this article by Lori Lee: https://www.academia.edu/4413043/Carved_in_Stone_Stone_Smoking_Pipes_at_Historic_Sites_in_Central_Virgina. It was scanned with a NextEngine Desktop 3D scanner. Courtesy of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest.
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