As wooden hafts of bronze items are rarely preserved, the three new finds from Estonia have given an extraordinary possibility to study the wood chosen for hafting and AMS date it to compare the results to axe typochronology.
The wood fragments preserved in the axe sockets were too small to provide information about the shape of the hafts, but the tree species could be identified.
Firstly, we do not know which parts of trees were used to make the hafts, as cutting cross-sections of the fragments was deemed too destructive.
Since 2015, three socketed bronze axes with wooden haft remains have been found in Estonia (Fig.
The haft fragment was poorly preserved and partially mineralized (2).
The haft remains of the axe from Vasteraker parish in Uppland, Sweden were dated in 1958 to 2330 [+ or -] 90 BP (Hjarthner-Holdar 1998, 38), which is 757-199 cal BC (95.4% probability; Fig.
Similarly to the Astangu sample, the haft fragment was very poorly preserved and partially mineralized.
Haft pioneered discounting in the early 1950s at the original Dart Drug store in the Adams Morgan section of Washington.
Dart, which had grown to 10 stores, went public in the same year, and Haft began investing in real estate and developing shopping centers.
Haft, joined by his son Robert, also started the Crown Books and Trak Auto chains.
Nonetheless, both in Hafts' encounters with fellow Afghans and his eventual meeting with Laila, some welcome comic dialogue loosens up the movie's stalwart tone.
Coda, which takes place a year later, plays like a rushed conclusion, matching up Hafts and Laila for future love but without much emotional satisfaction.
"The Hafts are not reliable, but they know how to look out for their own interest."
Some sources report that Dart chairman Herbert Haft hoped to replace Transcontinental Services Group, an affiliate of a British investment firm, as a key investor in the proposed buyout.
Now consigned to museums and plays in which actors tend to "exeunt pursued by bear" a lot, hafted
weapons, primarily shafts with axes or other sharp appendages, were the tools of choice in many medieval and Renaissance battles and as such are politically important.