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  • Study of pipestone artifacts overturns a century-old assumption

    The Hopewell people used distinctive stone pipes, often with effigies on them, like this owl pipe found in an early village excavation in Illinois. Watch a slide show to see more pipes.

    The Hopewell people used distinctive stone pipes, often with effigies on them, like this owl pipe found in an early village excavation in Illinois. Watch a slide show to see more pipes.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To reach Thomas Emerson, call: 217-244-7476; email: teee@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “The Allure of the Exotic: Reexamining the Use of Local and
    Distant Pipestone Quarries in Ohio Hopewell Pipe Caches,” is available
    from the U. of I. News Bureau.