A Traditional Wooden Structure Technique from Anatolia. Wooden Granaries in the Ancient Region of Lycia (Teke Peninsula)
Keywords:Architectural heritage, Lycia, agricultural production, granary, wooden architecture, architectural continuity
AbstractTeke Peninsula, known in the Age of Antiquity as Lycia, was a land of fertile plains and the scene of many settlements that contained storage areas bearing evidence of agricultural production dating to the Neolithic Era. Among the most important witnesses to the past production of the region are the wooden granaries that are still being used today. They are a manifestation of the area’s rich agricultural production and at the same time, a reflection of the wealth of its wooden architecture. The main aim of this article is to describe the architectural design and structural details of the wooden granaries of the Teke Peninsula, known as Lycia in the Age of Antiquity. The information provided can thus be transferred to future generations as documentation of the history of agricultural production in Anatolia and of the wealth of wooden architecture that displays firm ties to the past.