Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, Vol 7, No 1 (1994)

Making an Impression: Storage and Surplus Finance in Late Bronze Age Cyprus

Jennifer M. Webb, David Frankel
Issued Date: 22 Jan 2008


The twofold redistribution model of staple and wealth finance, developed by D' Altroy and Earle (1985) , has recently been applied to the archaeological record of the Late Cypriot Bronze Age (Keswani 1993). This paper examines an agricultural production and storage centre of the 13th century BC at Analiondas Palioklichia within this framework. It appears to have been a support village established on the igneous-sedimentary interface to mobilize and distribute grain to the mining communities of the interior. The role of such villages in the political economy of the island, and the operational mechanisms employed by local elites within a possibly tithe- or tribute-based system of regional administration and exchange, are examined.

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DOI: 10.1558/jmea.v7i1.5


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