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ANIMAL PRODUCTS

Almost all of most animals could be used.

Meat that could be preserved was salted.

Parts of animals that could not be preserved such as the brain, heart and other soft parts were eaten and shared with neighbours when the animal was killed.

Bones were cooked in stews or used for making glue

Skin was treated to make leather and was used for shoes, blacksmith's aprons, thongs for tying things together and parchment (for writing on and for covering food containers).

Cattle horns were used for funnels, storage containers, horns (for calling workers from the fields) and cups.

The guts of some animals were used as sausage skins and to store some foods.

Animal fat was used for rush-lights, candles and polish.

The caul (in which a baby animal is wrapped inside its mother), was sometimes dried and used in windows instead of glass.

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