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ARTIFACTS

Ancient Native artifacts from Eastern Long Island.

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The Native People began smoking cultivating and smoking tobacco 8,000 years ago. It was smoked for ceremonial and sacred purposes. Pipes came in many forms from simple tubes to effigy forms like the duck pipe pictured above.

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A cache of blades found on the North Fork in the 1920's. 250 of them were recovered.

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In the early 20th century, farmers began to mount their arrowhead collections in geometric designs.

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Birdstones or bannerstones are thought to have been used with a dart throwing stick known as an atlatl.

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Cigar boxes were frequently used to store ancient artifacts. The one above has pottery and shells excavated from a village site in the 1920's.

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