Open Access Review Article

A Dynamic Example for Explaining the Tradition of Storage and Stamp in Primary Societies: Based on Ethno-Archeological Studies in the Makhunik Village

Tahereh Rahimkhani1* and Hadi Sabori Kanik2

1Department of Archaeology, University of Birjand, Iran

2Department of Archaeology, Art University of Isfahan, Iran

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 04, 2019;  Published Date: March 29, 2019


The system of storage and resource management is one of the main features of the early societies in dealing with internal and external factors. Given the small archaeological evidence of the early societies, the mechanism of this system is not clear to us. Ethnographic studies are one of the most practical ways to clarify such issues. The Kanik structure in the Makhunik village is a dynamic example of such spaces. The Makhunik village is a documented and reliable repository for analyzing and interpreting such topics because of a similar cultural background to prehistoric periods such as architecture, subsistence and pottery. In this paper, we have tried to study and analyze the approach of experimental studies in the cultural-historical context of Makhunik with different angles of the Kanik structures and its functions in order to explain and understand more about the storage management system in the early societies.

Keywords: Ethnoarcheology; Iran; Makhunik village; Early society; Storage; Management system

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