Transport Stirrup Jars of the Bronze Age Aegean and East Mediterranean

Transport Stirrup Jars of the Bronze Age Aegean and East Mediterranean

eBook - 2011
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The transport stirrup jar was a vessel type used extensively in the Late Bronze Age III Aegean world. Found in a variety of contexts, the type was used both to transport and to store liquid commodities in bulk. The peak of the production and exchange of this jar corresponded with the time of economic expansion on the Greek mainland. On Crete, stirrup jars appeared at most major centres on the island. Their presence in large numbers in storerooms indicates the movement of commodities and the centralised storage and control of goods. The broad distribution of stirrup jars at coastal sites in the.
Publisher: Philadelphia : INSTAP Academic Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781623030063
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 pages, [104], 36 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Additional Contributors: Haskell, Halford W.


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