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The clay pipe industry expanded rapidly as tobacco smoking gained popularity in both England and America. Harrington studied the thousands of pipe stems excavated at Jamestown and other colonial Virginia sites, noticing a definite relationship between the diameter of the pipe stem bore—or hole—and the age of the pipe of which it had been part.Historical archeologists excavating English colonial sites often find pieces of white clay smoking pipes on their sites. The earliest pipes, dating to about 1600, had stems with 9/64-inch diameter bores.

Women with typical genetic development are usually capable of giving birth from puberty until menopause.Pipe stem dating You have recovered sixty-three pipe stem fragments from Verysignificantsite. Harrington's initial studies, the time periods and average bore diameters are as follows (Deetz 19): Look at the number of stems you recovered and determine which bore diameter is represented by the most pipe stems.You wish to analyze these pipe stems to determine when your site was most heavily occupied. Match the most frequently occurring diameter with Harrington's bore diameter chart above.Conversely, in certain cultures which link family honor with female virginity, the word girl is still used to refer to a never-married woman; in this sense it is used in a fashion roughly analogous to the obsolete English maid or maiden.Referring to an unmarried female human as a woman may, in such a culture, imply that she is sexually experienced, which would be an insult to her family.Historical archeologists do not rely on pipe stem fragments as the only source for determining a site's history.

They also consider historical documents and other material culture recovered from the site—such as ceramics, glass, metal artifacts, faunal and botanical samples, and features—to determine its occupation and use.

By 1800 this diameter had decreased to 4/64 of an inch.

This change in diameter may have occurred because pipe stems became longer through time, requiring a smaller bore.

There are various words used to refer to the quality of being a woman.

The term "womanhood" merely means the state of being a woman, having passed the menarche; "femininity" is used to refer to a set of typical female qualities associated with a certain attitude to gender roles; "womanliness" is like "femininity", but is usually associated with a different view of gender roles; "femaleness" is a general term, but is often used as shorthand for "human femaleness"; "distaff" is an archaic adjective derived from women's conventional role as a spinner, now used only as a deliberate archaism; "muliebrity" is a neologism (derived from the Latin) meant to provide a female counterpart of "virility", but used very loosely, sometimes to mean merely "womanhood", sometimes "femininity" and sometimes even as a collective term for women.

In mature women, the breast is generally more prominent than in most other mammals; this prominence, not necessary for milk production, is probably at least partially the result of sexual selection.