News & Updates

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.

Cultural practice in Italy and Spain

We received a lovely contribution by Agnese (from Italy I guess) on my other website about cultural practices with ring pulls! How cool! This was completely new to me. Let me know if you have done this, too! Message from Agnese: “Hi,I have some information that may interest you regarding pull rings.I found your videos …

Statiegeld Alliantie pushes cash refund on cans for 2022

Big news for Dutch-Belgium can producers and distributors of pull tabs: Statiegeld Alliantie is organising a big push for cash-refund policy on beverage cans. Reason for this push is the recent new that Dutch national cash-refund legislation on all plastic bottles is now officially in the make. More information here: https://statiegeldalliantie.org/yes-we-can/

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B539 Colourful letter by Lara Band

Colourful letter by Lara Band, who sent 2 tabs from London and a coastal. village. Lara’s letter is an artwork in itself.

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B543 Colorful tabs by Clare Graham

Sent by Clare Graham, professional artist in Los Angeles. As he clearly states in his letter, he wanted this to be a colourful contribution, and so he sent coloured tabs only! Clare also sent u a new type, now designated the S-X-2. Clare reused over 15 million pull tabs in his artwork. See his website.

World Typology launched!

With amazing help of over 80 people, patrons and 3000 pull tabs, the pull tab archaeology project proudly presents the very first contemporary archaeology pull tab typology poster! Together we have collected almost a 100 types, mostly through citizen science, social media crowdsourcing…Amazing, and we feel we have only just begun! Order the world typology …

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B553 Picture of Jericho and Tommy

B553 Picture of junior-archaeologists Jericho and Tommy (5 and 8 yrs old at the time) who sent some interesting tabs from Montana, USA.

New Type: the S-II-5 SASQUATCH

To honor the great help my project got from the Sasquatch Metal detecting community from Queensland, Australia – and in this case Lee Brown in particular – I hereby present the now officially typed and named S-II-5 SASQUATCH StaTab.