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haft

The handle of a tool.
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In her discussion chapter Rots provides step-by-step practical guidelines towards integrating the study of prehension and hafting traces into current functional studies on archaeological material.
The ease of the hafting procedure itself largely depends on the material chosen, not only the haft material, but also whether bindings or adhesives are used.
Hafting research allows an investigation of the relation between haft type and raw material used, as well as whether specific raw materials were preferred above others even though they demanded higher production costs.
Recycling may be accompanied by substantial morphological changes, removing all evidence of previous hafting or prehension.
It is clear that the dynamics of hafting have a significant impact at each stage of the life cycle of a tool and strongly influence the static archaeological record.
Given the absence of systematic experiments with regard to hafting traces, an elaborate experimental program was undertaken.
Though some of them certainly are, there is no doubt that hafting is the origin of others (Rots 2002b).
Next to bright spots, polish and scarring form the most significant hafting traces.
Hafting traces are not only different from use-wear traces, they also proved to differ from production and transport traces (Rots et al.
Hailing traces form on two main occasions: scarring and some minor polish can form during the hafting process itself, but most traces are formed during subsequent use.
Four variables proved to have a dominant influence on the formation of hafting traces.