Politics of Storage

Storage and Sociopolitical Complexity in Neopalatial Crete

The storage of staples and its importance for the functioning of Cretan Bronze Age society has become an active topic of debate. This study reassesses the intrinsic relationship between storage and sociopolitical complexity by combining testimonies on the storage of staples from palatial, nonpalatial elite, and ordinary domestic contexts dated to the LM I period. Les mer
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The storage of staples and its importance for the functioning of Cretan Bronze Age society has become an active topic of debate. This study reassesses the intrinsic relationship between storage and sociopolitical complexity by combining testimonies on the storage of staples from palatial, nonpalatial elite, and ordinary domestic contexts dated to the LM I period. The main goals are: to examine a wide range of information concerned with the storage of staples; to develop a comprehensive model to explain how storage strategies operate within LM I societies; and, to infer sociopolitical and socio-economic levels of interaction among the different social sectors operating within LM I societies (mainly LM IB societies).

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List Of Tables

ix




List Of Figures

xi
Preface And Acknowledgmentsxiii
Abbreviationsxvii
Introduction1(8)




From Storage Implements to Subsistence Autarkies: A Framework for Interpreting the Archaeological Record

9(30)




Palatial Storage Practices

39(16)




Domestic and Nonpalatial Elite Storerooms

55(54)




Storage Behaviors and Subsistence Autarkies in the Nonpalatial Sector of LM I Societies

109(10)




Storage and Sociopolitical Dynamics in LM I State Societies

119(30)
Bibliography149(26)
Index175

Om forfatteren

Kostandinos S Christakis is a Lecturer in the Department of Primary Education, University of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.