Transport Stirrup Jars of the Bronze Age Aegean and East Mediterranean |
By: Halford W. Haskell, Richard E. Jones, Peter M. Day, and John T. Killen
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 centers on the island. Their presence in large numbers in storerooms indicates the movement of commodities and the centralized storage and control of goods.
Instap Academic Press (2011) ISBN: 1931534624
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