A must see (and must buy?)… The “Chinese Military Shovel WJQ-308” looks like the most useful thing you could carry in your dig kit nowadays. Awesome for digging holes and trenches, cutting down trees, you name it… AND it folds. The tool looks amazing, and the video is indescribable. I’m not sure if it’s because … Read More Multifunctional folding spade?!
I have always wanted a scooter. Winters in Calgary, Canada, however, are not really great for zipping around in uncovered transport with tiny wheels. Mint and Vespa have recently teamed up to quantify the benefits of using a scooter (Vespanomics). Not only will save you tons of money at the pump; if all your friends … Read More Scooterrific!
We love tools that are specifically designed and built for archaeology (see earlier post). This handpick is no exception. Designed by archaeologist Larry Ingalls (not to be confused with Laura Ingalls), of Ingalls Archaeological Supply, this pick comes in four different sizes, depending on the amount of dirt you need to move, and is made … Read More The Ingalls Handpick
The Alberta Damage Prevention Council proclaims April as Safe Digging Month! Who knew? This really refers to not hitting buried facilities, but we are gonna roll with this… Archaeology is not a dangerous practice at all. Our greatest risks include driving and getting dust in our eyes, perhaps wildlife (ooh, scary cows). Alright, and back … Read More Safe Digging Month! (a.k.a. Buy a New Trowel)