Housewares and consumer goods

Housewares and consumer goodsHousehold items can be recreated thanks to several types of sources. This can be done by analyzing the drawings left by the prehistoric artists. Based on extraordinary  we can reproduce the details of the clothing of the inhabitants of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, which were worn by representatives of various social strata and sexes, and detailed statues and statues created for tombstones or sanctuaries. A good chance for the reconstruction of household items give preserved parts of clothing, drapery and wrought iron walls, carpets and, finally, ropes and fishing nets. In Kurgans in Pasirik VII c. BC er preserved leather with appliqués, silk products and embroidered fabrics, as well as various items that served both for clothing and for decoration. Remains in swampy soil are perfectly preserved, for example, fully dressed human bodies with hairstyles (Fig. 29). Marshy settlements from different prehistoric periods in Poland and Russia from Alpine, Neolithic and pile deposits of the Early Bronze period, through the Biskupin site from the early period of iron and the early ancient Lund, Novgorod or Gdansk made it possible to get acquainted with a variety of household goods and consumer goods (wooden traps, fiber nets, wicker sandals, wallets, leather moccasins, wooden handles, pawns for Games Etc.).

More often, archaeologists are forced to draw conclusions about the production of textile or leather clothing based on other activity residues. Even a small amount of wool, cotton, bast or seed can lead to the assumption of using these materials for the production of fibers. The discovery of weights, spindles or shields allows for conclusions about the production of yarn and fabrics. Shilo testifies to the production of leather clothing and leather stitching in general, and flint trimmers correlate with leather tanning in all corners of the world.