Thursday, December 2, 2010

400 year old pipes found at Jamestown

400 year old personalized pipes

Fragments of 400-year-old personalized pipes have been found at Virginia's Jamestown. Archaeologists say that this is the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

The pipes may have been intended to impress investors—underscoring Jamestown's fundamentally commercial nature. William Kelso said that finding these pipes has illuminated the complex political and social network in London that was behind the settlement. He was the director of archaeology for Historic Jamestowne, a public-private partnership that works to preserve and interpret the settlement site.

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