Planking for Archaeologists

Archaeologists are normally a recalcitrant bunch, pathologically fearful of innovation (unless it’s made out of Stone, Bronze or Iron). So lets hear it then for Cambridge Archaeological Unit – formidable excavators of Must Farm – who showed their spurs recently with a fearless exposition of ‘planking’ – the latest craze sweeping the interwebs.

For the un-initiated, Planking (or the Lying Down Game) is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. Both hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game. Now check this marvellous example posted on Past Horizons. We count at least four, plus a radical separatist ‘owler,’ top-middle.

Now kids it’s important to mention: don’t try this at home (or the H&S officer, himself a two-short-planks aficionado, will explode into a firmament of strongly worded letters).

Got it? Good.

Go for owling, or even better – the strictly PC tea potting.

Anyone got any site photos of that????

See more on the Must Farm site, plus original planking credit HERE…


Tea potting for Archaeologists?

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