Archaeobotanical data from the Late Bronze Age (1700-1050 BC) layers of four settlements located across the north-south axis of mainland Greece are used to explore intra-settlement use of space as regards crop storage and refuse disposal. Preservation and recovery methods being well known in the literature as crucial taphonomic factors affecting the composition, quantity and quality of the archaeobotanical assemblages, this paper examines more closely two of their aspects: destruction by fire and sampling strategy. Preliminary results are based on the ongoing PhD study of ca. 1700 samples collected either systematically (Thessaloniki Toumba, Mitrou and Ayios Vassileios) or based on judgment sampling (Kynos), and in certain cases from in situ preserved fire destruction layers (Kynos, Mitrou, Ayios Vassileios). The samples represent a variety of indoor and outdoor contexts such as floors, pits, postholes, clay- and stone-made constructions, pithoi and other vessels, hearths and burnt “lenses”, rubbish pits, fill and street deposits. Analysis shows that both factors greatly affect, among others, sample composition and therefore the degree to which storage patterns and refuse disposal are archaeobotanically visible and therefore reconstructed. Sites where preservation is by burnt destruction episodes, reveal direct storage evidence and allow for a discussion of storage organization, as is the case for Kynos, Mitrou and Ayios Vasileios where crops were found either still contained in storage vessels or spilled on floor surfaces. Refuse deposits are very well represented at sites sampled systematically, allowing for a thorough study of their spatial distribution and management practices within settlement space. Also, where sampling is systematic, archaeobotanical composition and contextual analysis provide direct or indirect evidence for storage. For example at Thessaloniki Toumba waste discarding was apparently not related to any specifically defined intra-settlement area, while crop storage, though not seen as in situ preserved concentrations, is suggested by small more or less pure grain concentrations in secondary deposits such as hearth contents. Completion of analysis of each data-set will allow for a reconstruction of storage and/or refuse disposal strategies at the settlements under study, thus providing a methodologically sound basis for a comparative diachronic investigation of intra-settlement use of space during the late 2ndmillenium BC, when major sociopolitical changes occur in the Aegean encompassing both the rise and fall of palatial centres in the Mycenaean southern and central Greece, as well as the emergence and establishment of loose hierarchical networks in the North.