Transport, Prices, Storage

The steps between production and usage are often touched by the archival texts. The oils and fats discussed in this project are delivered from the producers, for example, farmers, herders or fishermen, to the consumers via middlemen. The merchant imported olive oil and almond oil into Babylonia, but he bought lard from the citizens as well.

Often oils and fats are transported and stored in various jars and vessels. No specific term seems to exist for an oil storage room.

Distribution, transport and storage are topics that appear in many more contexts and the data that can be retrieved on this page can be taken as exemplary.

The aspect of prices for various oils and fats can be identified more easily in some dossiers.