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Archaeology of Pull Tabs

World Pull Tab Typology Launched

Treklipjes: wereldwijd archeologisch crowdsourcing project

Contemporain archeoloog Jobbe Wijnen lanceert een wereldwijde archeologische typologie van treklipjes. Meer dan 70 mensen hebben aan het project bijgedragen, ruim 3300 treklipjes zijn uit 32 verschillende landen toegestuurd en bijna 100 verschillende typen zijn onderscheiden. Jobbe Wijnen is in 2018 het burgerwetenschapsproject Pull Tab Archaeology gestart uit onvrede met de ivoren toren mentaliteit van de archeologie.

The queer ones

The queer ones are always the most interesting

Last month @can.tabs.collector from Instagram sent me a picture which I almost doubted was real…until now. Joost Huijsing sent me a similar statab! But the weird thing is, how can it be that we never found this one before? With billions and billions of tabs produced every year, of every current type, the chances of …

Pull Tab shipment from Finnie from Harrisburg Pennsylvania State University

This week we counted all pull tab from the 12,5 m (41 feet) pull tab beer chain sent by Finnie Wagaman!Finnie drank this entire chain together, with her college buddies Tom and Pat at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in the year 1985-1986! Consider sending your pull tabs, too!Or buy me a coffee at …

I solved the mystery of these weird things!

I finally solved the mystery of the presence of these weird old fashion T-type pull tabs in my neighbourhood. I already had a sneak’n suspicion, but I didn’t want to indulge in my biases, but when I visited the Turkish (I think) grocery store around the corner, I actually bought a can with a T-IV …

Pull Tab from South Australia from Justin

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Archeohotspots presentation (for our Dutch fans)

Dag allen, Sorry, this message is in Dutch as it is an announcement for a Dutch event. Not very inclusive, indeed, for which I apologise. Morgen (woensdag 26 mei) geef ik een presentatie op de expertmeeting voor de ArcheoHotspots over erfgoed en participatie in mijn Pull Tap Archaeology project. De Zoom sessie is gratis bij …

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Amazing shipment from Finnie

It was the school-year of 1985 to 1986 when college-buddies Tom, Pat and Finnie were making long hard days of engineering stuff at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. As students tend to do, they drank their occasional beers together to stay on top of life. Where and how the idea emerged to create one long chain …

My finds of today

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Look what I found behind my central heating!

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Northwest Anthropology Conference – April 8

Tomorrow Pull Tab Archaeology will present at the Northwest Anthropology Conference! Very exciting, but also working my pants of to get my presentation finished, so I’ll see you there…laterrrrrrrrr 😉