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Archaeology of Pull Tabs

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.

Pull tab hunting in a French fortress (part 1)

I went pull tab hunting in a 19th century French fortress! Part 1 of a 2 part series.

Tony collected 21.000

As a follow up of the Atlas Obscura video, we got a great response from Tony Green: “When I was 12, I collected more than 22,000 flip tops mostly from the Great Meadow in Central Park. I wrote a letter to the New York Times. They published this story on May 14, 1977. Alas, as …