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Archaeology of Pull Tabs

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/

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 …

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.

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 …

The craziest thing I ever ‘bought’ online..

The craziest thing I ever ‘bought’ online.Came all the way from Louisiana, sent by Kerry Griechen. We only paid for the shipping. Really cool!!! (My girlfriend is less sure…)

Can ends sorted…sort of

There was a time, not so long ago, when I believed that all ideas just needed to be shouted aloud and this would be enough to get the great ones to stick. But times have changed. Some of my fellow vloggers and citizen scientists seem to think nowadays that scientific evidence can simply be denied …

Pull Tab Archaeology Family 2020

Hurray The pull tab archaeology family of the year trophy has been awarded to…Bongers Family Wageningen!!! Pull tabs were send by all members of the family, from different places and in different shipments! And they sent social media pictures of themselves collecting! Do we love social media pictures! Of course we planned to hand over …