Knives, small and large, which were used in every home and by butchers, are the most common objects on the site, but hammers and scissors, common to several professions, are also frequently found. The small scissors found in toolboxes in a few graves could have been used in coppersmithing or in sculpture, engraving, even leatherwork. Socket axes, proper tree-felling axes, are common. Adzes were useful for working the land or for digging pits or wells, where the marks left by sharp tools in the chalk walls are visible. Ploughshares and scythes made tilling the soil and making hay much easier.
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