Jobs and Trades of Anglo Saxons By: Jasmine Mendez, Ned Neilson, Forrest Parker
Bakers and Baxters • Baxter or baker, was derived from the Anglo-Saxon word Baecestre. • To grind grains they used a grindstone called a Rotary or Hand Quern • Kneaded in a trough called a trencher
Fishermen • Fish Caught:Herring 38.6% Perch 24.9% Pike 11.1% Carp 10.5% Flatfish 7.4% other 7.5% • Fish was important because they did not have time to wait for things to be in season. • Also caught limpets, mussels, oysters, crabs, lobsters, crayfish, etc.
Woodworker or Carpenter • Wood was most important resource • Planes, axes, adzes, draw knives, wedges, knives, chisels, hammers, mallets, awls, gouges, and spoon augers • Saws weren’t used often • Worked with “green” wood • Made tools, weapons, houses, boats, and dishware
Potter or Clay Worker • Made cooking pots, bowls, cups, lamps, bottles, jugs, etc. • Early pottery used simple methods • Used rough, hand made kilns • Eventually became more advanced
Weavers • Used many textiles, but mostly wool • Sometimes used silk made from Silk Worm Moths • Lengthy process due to dying and weaving • Usually made clothes and blankets
Interactive Anglo-Saxon Village http://www.pastexplorers.org.uk/village/index.html
Sources • http://regia.org/people/wulfwyn.htm • http://regia.org/people/bass.htm • http://worldhistory.pppst.com/banner_anglosaxons.gif • http://www.regia.org/woodwork.htm • http://www.pastexplorers.org.uk/village/index.html • http://www.regia.org/people/baldred.htm • http://www.tracks-n-troops.com/Orion%20Sterlets/STR016.jpg • http://regia.org/people/gytha.htm