The interest in studying the archaeological origins of clay smoking pipes can be date back as early as the medieval period. There were several proofs that could conclude the actual origin of these pipes that could be traced back to different groups. The existence of several studies supporting this assertion is a great introduction to those who are interested of the background of these pipes.
It is important to note that majority of the studies concerning clay smoke pipes were not limited to the assertion that it was the only means of consuming tobacco but rather, it was one of the prevalent methods during that time, thus it’s become an open source of traffic information.
It is now universally accepted in the archaeological studies that the main reason why clap smoke pipes were prevalent because it provided people a way to consume tobacco in a fashionable way. It gave them an air of nobility, of having some kind of status by consuming it that way.
Therefore, in the world of pottery, it is highly regarded as one major use of clay pipes that allowed the industry to flourish over 18 years. In effect, there were many artifacts located that could support this train of thought. It is one of the materials that could be found in different archaeological sites including some shipwrecks.
The prevalence of the tobacco industry actually made it possible for this industry to flourish. It became a standard for those people to find a way to safely consume tobacco that is why even in other remote civilizations, smoking clay pipes were found.
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In return, we provide an avenue for these researchers to publish their findings in order to reach a broader audience to read what they just discovered. This is also helpful if they are trying to find more funders in their research so they can explore more areas and can cover more topics that will make the discussion in this topic more fruitful.
We are one with the community in delving in deeper in this topic. We want to be a way for researchers to find possible donors and funders so they can continue their researches and at the same time, we want to be a way for these researchers to find a medium where they can publish their work.
Our interest in this subject is born not only of our sheer interest in the topic but our mutual agreement that this topic is an essential way to understand how civilizations before function in a group setting. And how the industry of tobacco played an important role in the development of different settlements and civilization in the world.