Categorie: Research 101

Archaeology of Pull Tabs

C-I type pull tabs

C-1 type ring pulls

This week we got two shipments on the same day, one by Attila Deszi (germany) and one by Joske Raymakers (the Netherlands), both containing one or more C-1 type ring pulls. Every now and then people send me these, asking whether they count as pull tabs or not. Well, yes they do, as they are …

New type news – S-IV-10

Pull Tab Archaeology, the discovery of the S-IV-10 Statab, a recent pull tab sent by Michael Heim, aka @Preacherdigger Find Michael’s channel here:

New type News – T-III-4

Lee Thompson from Titusville (Florida) sent us a new species for the World typology. It is a type very similar to the T-III-3 but with a tiny lip at the nose of the ring.

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 …

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.

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 …

*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 …

Meinerswijk Bunker Archaeology Pull Tabs (Update 16)

Last week I had a dream in which a ghostly ghost appeared in front of me. It was the ghost of an American man, clearly of age and wisdom, with a misty gloom around him.  Before me, in living person – well sort of – stood the ghost of Ermal C. Fraze. Indeed, it was …