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African Smoking and Pipes
The Journal of African History (1983)
  • John Edward Phillips

Smoking pipes are useful archaeologically because they are often made of durable materials, but have a brief useful life and styles are constantly changing, which make them good dating materials. Archaeological pipes in Africa are found to come in two general types, a bent angle pipe introduced from the New World and signifying a post-Columbian date, and water pipes whose origin is most likely earlier. These water pipes are found mainly in eastern and southern Africa and are associated there with cannabis use.

  • Archaeology,
  • History,
  • smoking pipes
Publication Date
Summer July 1, 1983
Citation Information
John Edward Phillips. "African Smoking and Pipes" The Journal of African History Vol. 24 Iss. 3 (1983)
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