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  • Edrey, Meir
    Archtools Home - UK s Leading Archaeology tools and trowel supplier Source: www.archtools.co.uk Specialist in archaeological Trowels and Tools, Archtools
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 10, 2008
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      Archtools Home - UK's Leading Archaeology tools and trowel supplier
      Source: www.archtools.co.uk
      Specialist in archaeological Trowels and Tools, Archtools offers high quality excavation equipment for professional and amateur archaeologists.
    • eliot braun
      Is the list no longer moderated? Is it soliciting advertisements? Eliot Braun, Ph D Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
      Message 2 of 4 , Oct 11, 2008
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        Is the list no longer moderated? Is it soliciting advertisements?

        Eliot Braun, Ph D

        Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

        Associate Researcher Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem

        PO Box 21, Har Adar 90836 Israel

        Tel 972-2-5345687, Cell 972-50-2231096

        --- On Sat, 10/11/08, Edrey, Meir <edrey@...-mainz.de> wrote:
        From: Edrey, Meir <edrey@...-mainz.de>
        Subject: [ANE-2] new e-store for archaeological equipment
        To: "ANE-2@yahoogroups.com" <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 12:57 AM











        Archtools Home - UK's Leading Archaeology tools and trowel supplier

        Source: www.archtools. co.uk

        Specialist in archaeological Trowels and Tools, Archtools offers high quality excavation equipment for professional and amateur archaeologists.





























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      • Edrey, Meir
        Dear Mr. Braun, I merely pointed out this store since I read on the list past inquiries regarding the acquiring of various items for excavations... I assure
        Message 3 of 4 , Oct 12, 2008
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          Dear Mr. Braun,

          I merely pointed out this store since I read on the list past inquiries regarding the acquiring of various items for excavations... I assure you I have no connection to the store.

          best,
          Meir Edrey.


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          Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 10:07 AM
          To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [ANE-2] new e-store for archaeological equipment


          Is the list no longer moderated? Is it soliciting advertisements?

          Eliot Braun, Ph D

          Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

          Associate Researcher Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem

          PO Box 21, Har Adar 90836 Israel

          Tel 972-2-5345687, Cell 972-50-2231096

          --- On Sat, 10/11/08, Edrey, Meir <edrey@...-mainz.de<mailto:edrey%40students.uni-mainz.de>> wrote:
          From: Edrey, Meir <edrey@...-mainz.de<mailto:edrey%40students.uni-mainz.de>>
          Subject: [ANE-2] new e-store for archaeological equipment
          To: "ANE-2@yahoogroups.com<mailto:ANE-2%40yahoogroups.com>" <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com<mailto:ANE-2%40yahoogroups.com>>
          Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 12:57 AM

          Archtools Home - UK's Leading Archaeology tools and trowel supplier

          Source: www.archtools. co.uk

          Specialist in archaeological Trowels and Tools, Archtools offers high quality excavation equipment for professional and amateur archaeologists.











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        • eliot braun
          Here are a few non-commercial tips useful for people working in the field. Most cost little or no money. No need for dental tools for digging out bones and
          Message 4 of 4 , Oct 12, 2008
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            Here are a few non-commercial tips useful for people working in the field. Most cost little or no money.

            No need for dental tools for digging out bones and delicate objects. They are of hard tool steel and while they look impressive, they tend to be rough on objects they come into contact with. Instead, arm yourself with one or more of the following for digging out little and or delicate objects:
               1. Porcupine quills (when you come across them as road kill). They are sharp, pointy, flexible, but tend to be gentle with bones and fragile pottery.
               2. A good replacement is a bamboo skewer. they are cheap and also don't scratch delicate objects.
               3. Take short lengths of branches of trees or dried palm fronds and whittle them into different types of pointed styli, some flat, some rounded, others very sharp and still others very blunt. They are great tools for digging out delicate pots which you don't wish to scratch.
             
            Here's another tip. Instead of tying your balk strings to pegs, stakes, whatever, cut them a bit shorter and tie on to them thick rubber bands cut from old inner tubes from cycles and cars; just cut them into rings. Then you can always have taut balk strings which can be put on and off in a second. If one trips on them they tend to give rather than break, saving the stakes and usually the people doing the tripping.

            Another tip. Digging with a screw driver, in which the last 3 to 4 cm is bent at a right angle gives good control to those wishing to dig in thin horizontal increments.

            Ball point pens generally have inks that can fade over time and when exposed to sunlight, sometimes very rapidly. Graphite, in pencils (cheap) is one of the most stable substances, and will remain unless purposefully removed by erasing (another advantage). Even when wet, pencil marks remain and will not fade. The will last at least as long as the paper they are written on and probably longer.

            The new digital cameras are a boon to field work. Having, myself worked on others' excavations from many years ago, I know the value of photos. Take lots--in color and make hard copies of the most important. Movies, with people describing finds, architecture, sections, etc. can be an invaluable aid to those writing reports in the future, especially if they were not present at the time of excavation. Most digital cameras are capable of this. Don't stint. More is better, especially when there is a verbal commentary. 

            Best wishes all.

            Colleagues are invited to add similar comments. I've learned the abovementioned by trial and error and from others.




            Eliot Braun, Ph D

            Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

            Associate Researcher Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem

            PO Box 21, Har Adar 90836 Israel

            Tel 972-2-5345687, Cell 972-50-2231096

            --- On Sun, 10/12/08, Edrey, Meir <edrey@...-mainz.de> wrote:
            From: Edrey, Meir <edrey@...-mainz.de>
            Subject: RE: [ANE-2] new e-store for archaeological equipment
            To: "ANE-2@yahoogroups.com" <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
            Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008, 7:12 PM











            Dear Mr. Braun,



            I merely pointed out this store since I read on the list past inquiries regarding the acquiring of various items for excavations. .. I assure you I have no connection to the store.



            best,

            Meir Edrey.



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            From: ANE-2@yahoogroups. com [ANE-2@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of eliot braun [eliotbraun@yahoo. com]

            Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 10:07 AM

            To: ANE-2@yahoogroups. com

            Subject: Re: [ANE-2] new e-store for archaeological equipment



            Is the list no longer moderated? Is it soliciting advertisements?



            Eliot Braun, Ph D



            Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem



            Associate Researcher Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem



            PO Box 21, Har Adar 90836 Israel



            Tel 972-2-5345687, Cell 972-50-2231096



            --- On Sat, 10/11/08, Edrey, Meir <edrey@students. uni-mainz. de<mailto:edrey% 40students. uni-mainz. de>> wrote:

            From: Edrey, Meir <edrey@students. uni-mainz. de<mailto:edrey% 40students. uni-mainz. de>>

            Subject: [ANE-2] new e-store for archaeological equipment

            To: "ANE-2@yahoogroups. com<mailto:ANE- 2%40yahoogroups. com>" <ANE-2@yahoogroups. com<mailto:ANE- 2%40yahoogroups. com>>

            Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 12:57 AM



            Archtools Home - UK's Leading Archaeology tools and trowel supplier



            Source: www.archtools. co.uk



            Specialist in archaeological Trowels and Tools, Archtools offers high quality excavation equipment for professional and amateur archaeologists.



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