What a lovely find! To begin with, the Shakers were very fond of smoking, and this being a redware clay pipe looks like one that they would have made themselves… probably in the forge just 20m from where we’re digging. But in 1845, the revised Shaker Millenial Laws started limiting their use of tobacco.
Found a 19th century redware clay pipe! It’s plain, undecorated and made from local red clay and was likely made right here by the Shakers themselves! So exciting. #DiggingDarrow pic.twitter.com/Hb5sct4ALs
— maiya🏺 (@muckymaiya) June 2, 2018