DELOS. - Storage at Delos - 2007
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École française d'Athènes
Storage at Delos. V. Chankowski (EfA) reports on a new programme of analysis of storage capacity in domestic and commercial spaces in the theatre district. For commercial spaces, analysis focuses on structural and functional links between shops, storage areas and houses, including for the first time places where the presence of vases encased in soil led to the identification of shops selling liquids or cereals. For domestic spaces, it aims to identify the different storage devices used in homes for domestic products. While there are no a priori means of identifying the different areas surveyed as places specifically designated for domestic storage, it was possible to identify spaces in houses which may have been so used. In addition, study of each house in the district identified numerous examples of enlargement of the space on the ground floor by the addition of mezzanines which may serve as storerooms.
Unpublished field report, École française d'Athènes
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