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Archaeology of Pull Tabs

B560 artwork by Martijn

Pull tab art by Martijn, came with a can-end found at Oosterbeek, Westerbouwing

Update 21 – William Schroeder was here!

Update 21, with latest mailings by..YOU..and more on William Schroeders’ visit to Europe. He was back in Washington only just in time to prevent being stuck due to Corona lockdown.

Awesome article by Jessica Leigh Hester

Awesome article on our project by Jessica Leigh Hester for Atlas Obscura. Thanks Jessica, I loved working together on this.   Click on the link for the article.

Pull Tabs at NPO radio 1

Last Sunday , February 2, we had an interview at @NPOradio1 Fris! You can listen it as a podcast,. The interviews starts at minute 1.12. hours if you listen the whole program, following this link: Have Fun!

*Need your help* Of Long Tailed Beavers and Thirteen Typish Theo: the Pull Tab Archaeology Wanna-have List

I make a strong point in our project about the typology: we can not add pull tabs that are not in the reference collection physically. The reason being that 1) differences are small, so I do really need them in my hands for proper recording and 2) it challenges YOU to really contribute with more …

“Blik” a can exhibition in Deventer

Brief summary of my visit to a pull tab exhibition in Deventer.

Special shipment -no pull tabs from Iceland

Sorry, this is in Dutch, but I’ll explain. Elsbeth from Leiden (the Netherlands) did NOT send pull tabs from Iceland for the Pull Tab Project. Why? Well there is no litter in the streets in Iceland! None! Ain’t that cool! I have recorded her mailing anyway…of course! 

Return from CHAT, with great gifts!

I just returned from the Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory Conference in London, where I receive a really nice gift from Dr. Sefryn Penrose, the departing chair of CHAT ( It is a ring pull artwork ceramic plate! The classic motive of the plate was tastefully enriched with S-VI type pull tabs, bringing together …