African Short Stemmed-Clay Pipe, late 17th-early 18th cent., Newton Plantation Cemetery, Barbados

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This record was last updated on 16 Nov 2012

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Handler, personal slide collection (copyright, Jerome Handler)

Found in association with a burial, this pipe, a unique New World find, is of Gold Coast origin and probably came to Barbados on a slaving ship. For details on this artifact and its associated burial, see Handler and N. Norman, "From West Africa to Barbados: A Rare Pipe from a Planation Slave Cemetery," The African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter (September 2007) and Handler, An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods, International Journal of Historical Archaeology (1997), Vol. 1, pp. 91-130.