Jobbeis creating Contemporary Archaeology of Pull Tabs
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WAIT, please reconsider!! To create the pull tab typology we PRIMARILY need you to SEND us your tabs! That's far more important than money to us! See our website on how to do this www.pulltabarchaeology.com! But if you want to support us with 1 dollar, you are truly in-crowd! You will enjoy early access to new posts and patron only video's on our progress! And I will provide updates on how many pull tabs arrived by mail.
Hi, my name is Jobbe. i am an archaeologist and create contemporary archaeologies.
In 2014 my colleagues and I had some beers and laughs and imagined a typology of pull tabs (ring pulls in UK) for use in contemporary archaeology digs and for metal detectorists. A REAL typology, but with a grin on our faces to even dare such an attempt. No archaeologist would consider this seriously...we thought. The same year and with some help I launched an actual typology vs 1 with pull tabs found in the Netherlands. Intrigued that we collected nine distinctly different types in no-time, we realised there must have existed many more!
Geekiness kicked in, got serious and proved contagious: soon colleagues and international friends started to send us new types! Speedious updates of the typology followed up to version 1.7, but we just couldn't keep up. With new stock from Czech Republic and Germany the totally new 'European' design was outdated within the time of a beer or two. Then a dream emerged and determination grew: we will go global and create a Pull Tab Typology of the World!
And yes, YOU can join the pull tab archaeology community through this channel, by sending me your pull tabs or by pledging! We will create this typology, together and who knows what we'll do next!?
See http://www.pulltabarchaeology.com for more information
PS: It is my genuine belief all research material should be open source and openly available to everyone. You don't need to pledge to see the important stuff. However, I will occasionally make patron-only posts to express gratitude, post bonus material, or ask questions to the utmost in-crowd, for example if I need advise on how to proceed with this project . I'm only human, I don;t know everything myself ;-). Share a buck and you can join the conversation.