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Binford's straight-line regression formula based on Harrington's work (Maxwell and Binford 1961: 107-9; Binford 1962: 19-21), however, was applied to the various layers in order to obtain comparative evidence.
The order of layers in this casemate from top to bottom runs from Layer 1 to Layer 12, inclusive.
It looks 19th century to me, due to the style of the lettering. The smaller the bowl, the possibilites of being of an earlier date.
I don't believe it says 'Edenderry'; upon closer inspection it is almost certainly 'SD' or '8D' followed by 'DERRY'. If it was on a beech, I would imagine that the pipe would be very weather worn. Seems like they may have been buried there rather than washed in by the sea in recent times.
This type continued for most of the 18th century until type 11, a derivative of type 9, became standard and finally set the norm for what is traditionally considered the shape of a British clay pipe.A tobacco pipe, often called simply a pipe, is a device specifically made to smoke tobacco.It comprises a chamber (the bowl) for the tobacco from which a thin hollow stem (shank) emerges, ending in a mouthpiece (the bit).Typically this is accomplished by connecting a refractory 'bowl' to some sort of 'stem' which extends and cools the smoke mixture drawn through the combusting organic mass (see below).The broad anatomy of a pipe typically comprises mainly the bowl and the stem.