The grave was composed of several layers. . . . At the top they found the blacksmith tools. A little lower the archaeologists also found an ax and sword and some agricultural implements. Deeper down were the blacksmith’s personal items, including a razor, scissors for trimming his beard, tweezers, a frying pan and a poker. The grave contained about 60 artifacts.
At the very bottom they found the cremated remains of a human – the blacksmith. Mixed in with these were more personal items – some beads that had been attached to his clothing and a comb made of bone.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
A Viking Blacksmith
So he pulled a few up and dug into the ground underneath to see what the problem was. He found something iron; brushing it off, he recognized a blacksmith's hammer and tongs.