Monday, January 23, 2006

Work Hard and Starve

It can't be true! They've changed the WHS trowel, beloved of archaeologists, and what's worse, the new model keeps breaking. Check out the full horror here, but there's light at the bottom of the cess pit ...

I still have my first WHS trowel - it's very worn down from my couple of years or so as a digger, before I got myself into the Finds Hut :-)


At 8:31 pm GMT, Blogger Stephen said...

Only tangentially related, but did you ever read Kent Flannary's parable, The Golden Marshalltown, which was published in American Anthropology back in 1982 (when even I could lay claim to studying archaeology)?

Not really about trowels per se. More of a symbolic whatchamacall it. You know.

At 1:28 pm BST, Blogger applecake said...

Well, Alex, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The WHS has been REBUILT for archaeologists! Details here - Archaeology Trowels

At 10:19 pm BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

Thanks for this, though it's academic for me, as I don't intend to set hand to trowel ever again. But I shall store the info away just in case someone else comes cryin' to me about their expired trowel.


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