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9). More than any other location, Gla displays the extent to which principles of formal planning in Mycenaean architecture have been adopted. 9 Buildings E and Z at Gla, adapted from Iakovides 2001, plan 19 28 . megaron, the corridor, and the two-room suite, the logic and hierarchy of Mycenaean administration, as well as no doubt elite social order, is displayed (Iakovides 1989: 220–3, 306–7; 2001: 80–4; Kilian 1987d: 28–32). INNOVATION AND VARIATION LH IIIB was also a time of innovation, largely through elaboration of existing forms.
The iconic form of the palace that we can only begin to recognise during LH IIIA now comes to dominate the architectural tradition, probably both as a conscious implantation by the rulers of the palaces and as an emulation by others building at secondary and tertiary locations throughout the territories. 7–8) with widespread application and distribution (Hiesel 1990: 111–45 passim). 8; Hiesel 1990: 111–57). At the level of domestic architecture, the houses of the Panagia Complex at Mycenae well illustrate the pervasiveness of this plan (Shear 1986; Darcque 2005: 351–2; Hiesel 1990: 149–53).
Andreou 2003). In fact this propensity is apparent early in the MH period as Kilian-Dirlmeier has convincingly pointed out (Kilian-Dirlmeier 1997: 122). She argues that the archaeological record indicates that throughout Central and southern Greece there was a fairly uniform access to external sources of wealth but emphasises that it was neither synchronous in all areas nor uniform in the selection of objects (KilianDirlmeier 1997: 114–21). The archaeological indications of the appearance of aggrandising elites in diﬀerent communities shows a process at work that is highly variable from place to place and subject to no rule other than that which produces eﬀective display of prestige within the community that forms the audience.