|Ancient stone pipe made strong woodpeckers.|
Ernie's old army buddy Edd D**** passed this link along today. I'm sending it your way, though some probably already know about it.
I hope someone starts making reproductions of the woodpecker pipe. It would be worth alternating with the big toe from Cahokia. Participants could become the bird, and play shaman on the World Tree. Meanwhile the toe retains the ecological virtue of keeping one firmly in contact with dirt [as in Dirt! The Movie].
One point of interest is that a couple of objects recovered there confirm Mark Kurlansky's thesis in Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World [more here] that the Basques were the first Europeans so far known to have visited the North American continent.