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What were the Viking's like as people?

Viking clothes were made from coarse woolen cloth. Furs were warn in winter to keep warm. Men and women wore belts to carry a purse, knife and keys. Viking shoes were made from leather or goatskin and were laced up with strips of leather.

The Vikings fished using hooks, spears and nets. They would bring their catch back to the farm where it would be hung on racks to dry. Some of the fish would be salted or smoked.

Viking blacksmiths forged tools, weapons, nails and locks using the anvil, hammer and tongs that are still used by smiths today.

Viking women wove cloth on looms like the on on the right. Women and children spun the wool into yarn and coloured it with dyes made from plants. Skins were pegged out to dry for making leather.