Pipes and pipe fragments are a very common archaeological find at the Lawson site in London, Ontario. Lawson is a 5 acre fortified Indigenous village that housed up to 35 longhouses and was inhabited ca. 1500. A piece of this large limestone pipe was found at ground level by an inmate from a local correctional institution who was clearing dead wood from the site in the early 1980s. Staff at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology were alerted and found the other pieces within a 2 metre radius of where the first piece was located. This pipe is currently on display in the museum’s main gallery. It is
believed to have broken late in its manufacture.


  • Title: Limestone pipe
  • Date Created: ca. 1500
  • Location: London, Ontario
  • Type: Smoking Equipement
  • Rights: Brad Phillips, Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  • Medium: Limestone

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