For those moments when you are stumbling back from the pub (or in our case, the Wattle and Daub) and need your hands free to open your tent/untie your shoes/detach yourself from everyone else’s guy ropes… So make like Tom Hiddleston and remember: your head torch will be your best friend in the darkness.
Let’s be honest, kneeling on the ground for long periods of time whilst digging is never going to be comfortable. A kneeling pad will save your knees (and makes a lovely makeshift seat when the ground is damp). Oh, and the more stylish the better.
Because no archaeologist feels complete without one. And if you’re on site on 19th July, don’t forget it’s that stalwart of the archaeologist’s social calender: Stripy Jumper Day in honour of Mick Aston!
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