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For knowledge about the techniques of the early medieval scribes we are dependent upon three main types of evidence. The first type of evidence is the surviving manuscripts themselves. The second type of evidence are the remains that are found on archaeological sites such as Whitby and Jarrow, where writing equipment has been found. The third is the written evidence found in historical and literary sources; the most revealing in this category are the riddles. These describe every-day objects.