Ancient Digger's Twitter followers are the best. Leave it to them to come up with some funny and completely accurate items that archaeologists can not live without on dig.
As for me, I had a hard time deciding. I like a good bandanna and comfortable shoes. I have these awesome Columbia hiking shoes that are great in the dirt, but what else?
Ok, so, have you seen my hair? It's like Repunzel length, so I would have to say 20 bobby pins, a good hair tie, and maybe some mascara. Yes I said it, mascara. There's no reason to go into the field not looking your best, lol! I like being dirty, but I like being pretty while I'm getting dirty. That sounded dirty, lol.
- Patience! @Rockhunter710 , Team Hartman
- Handkerchiefs to their noses filled with earth ... iughhhhhhhhh!!! :P #archaeology. @zoraxhm
- Good Scotch @AinslieCogswell
- Sharpies, trowels, and toilet paper @kbiittner
- On a scorching, hot, summers day, gotta have water in a trench!... I always miss post holes without :( haha! @willsmith700
- I'm ok with Sharpies, but tape measures! The ability they have to vanish has left me baffled for years! @willsmith700
- Thermos of whisk- uh, coffee. @AccessArtefacts
- A nearby pub!! ;) @xCharliBobx
- Comfortable shoes, a pen that isn't clogged up with dust/mud, some filthy jokes, a perfectly vertical baulk wall. @lshipley805
- A spray bottle with water is a must have for wall profiles (esp in rock shelters with low light) @kbiittner
- Mascara. I like being dirty, but I like being pretty while I'm getting dirty. @Ancientdigger
- Well tea at a push but obviously a glass or three of real ale would be better , but LOTS of cake naturally :) @tesschwarz
- A sense of history, a feeling of déjà vu. @thampuran
- Pants! Also, brambles. Shorts won't hack it.! @processarch
- Kneepads and insect repellant. @SusanLlewellyn
- A sense of humor!! @thetimetribe
- Change of underwear, maybe ten
- A sports bra. Gotta keep these babies in tact!
- Sunscreen or Banana boat Oil. Choose your poison!
- A knife. You'd be surprised how often we can't find one. @JRyme
- My Marshalltown of course.