This is post 4. Week four was defined not by new archaeological discoveries on the site, but by new methodological and interpretive breakthroughs. We got down almost to the bottom of the stairs this week, which is very exciting. Also, we have been informed that there are steps similar to ours in the Palmer-Marsh House, a s house located on the other side of town.
During his excavations at Jamestown, Virginia, he discovered that pipe stem bore diameters became smaller over time. With the data he collected at Jamestown, he created a chart that calculates a percentage of the bore diameter and the time the pipe was made. Thanks for sharing University of Indianapolis Archaeology.
The clay pipe industry expanded rapidly as tobacco smoking gained popularity in both England and America. Historical archeologists excavating English colonial sites often find pieces of white clay smoking pipes on their sites. In the s J. Harrington studied the thousands of pipe stems excavated at Jamestown and other colonial Virginia sites, noticing a definite relationship between the diameter of the pipe stem bore—or hole—and the age of the pipe of which it had been part.