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contents : Bronze and Iron Ages : Craft & Industry

Summary: Tools, Leather and Wood

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The bronze axe was very important for wood-working. Tanged chisels were developed. There is evidence of wood, woven textiles and leather goods dating from the early Bronze Age. These people were able to mould leather and the existence of many small chisel like tools suggests that these were used for leather working. Most of the tools found were for wood working. Some tools had specific carpentry uses. There were some very finely carved wooden items which meant that the carpenter was a valued member of society as was the metal worker. Stone moulds were replaced by clay moulds in the later Bronze Age.

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