Each length was thus fastened to a sleeper at one end, while at the other it was socketed into the end of its fellow.
This style and the types of dagger, cauldron, bit and twolooped socketed axehead run right across from Hungary to the upper Yenisei, where a special Bronze Age culture seems to have developed them.
It has yielded four bronze swords, ten socketed spear-heads, forty celts or axe-heads and sickles, fifty knives, twenty socketed chisels, four hammers and an anvil, sixty rings for the arms and legs, several highly ornate torques or twisted neck rings, and upwards of two hundred hair pins of various sizes up to 16 in.
Thin bronze arrow-heads appear at an early date; under the Empire they are stouter and furnished with a tang, and later still, towards the Greek period, they are socketed (often three-sided), or, if of iron, ~til1 tanged.
The socketed or mortising chisel (38) is unknown till the Italian bronze of the 8th century s.c., and the Naucratis iron of the 6th century.
Both flanged and socketed celts occurred, the iron being much more numerous than the bronze.
The flat axes are distinguished by the side stops and in some cases the transition from palstave to socketed axe can be seen.
The tanged spearhead characteristic of the south is replaced by the socketed variety towards the north.