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Study of Pipestone Artifacts Overturns a Century-old Assumption
December 18, 2012
In a new study, the first to actually test pipestone from quarries across the upper Midwest, researchers conclude that those who buried ceremonial pipes in a famous mound site in southeastern Ohio got the stone--and perhaps even the finished, carved pipes--from Illinois. The findings offer new insight into the Hopewell people, who lived in the region from about 100 B.C. to A.D. 400.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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