New Kit!


I’m always on the lookout for new additions to my archaeology kit bag, and I got these from 99 Ranch, a local Asian supermarket.  The ruler is particularly exciting, as it makes a great ratcheting noise when opening and has holes so you can mark precisely at each centimeter.  I did a lot of drawing this summer, but didn’t bring any of my own supplies so I was using the side of a plastic compass for a straight-edge, which was wholly unsatisfying.

And they’re pink with horrible pandas, which will surely bring groans from fellow archaeologists.  Yaaay! All of this for about $3.  Not bad.

Author: colleenmorgan

Dr. Colleen Morgan (ORCID 0000-0001-6907-5535) is the Lecturer in Digital Archaeology and Heritage in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She conducts research on digital media and archaeology, with a special focus on embodiment, avatars, genetics and bioarchaeology. She is interested in building archaeological narratives with emerging technology, including photography, video, mobile and locative devices. Through archaeological making she explores past lifeways and our current understanding of heritage, especially regarding issues of authority, authenticity, and identity.

2 thoughts on “New Kit!”

  1. Awesome, and sure to bring groans. And for a buck, if you lose something or it breaks, oh well, it was just a buck! Not like a $25 Stanley tape measure.

  2. Fantastic! Everyone should have one of those… I picked up a folding wooden tape measure once, at a market in Rome. Turned out to be useless for just about everything – except for inter-trench light sabre wars.

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