Age of Empires I
- Age: Stone Age
- Pre-requisites: Town Center
- Cost: 120 Wood
- Hit Points: 350
- Researching Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the construction time of this building.
- Game Context
"The Storage Pit lets you research technologies that improve the armor and attack strength of military units, including Tool Working, Metal Working, Metallurgy, the Bronze Shield, the Iron Shield, Leather Armor Infantry, Scale Armor Infantry, Chain Mail Infantry, Leather Armor Cavalry, Scale Armor Cavalry, Chain Mail Cavalry, Leather Armor Archers, Scale Armor Archers, and Chain Mail Archers.
Hunters, fishermen, and miners can deposit meat, fish, stone, wood, and gold at the Storage Pit instead of at the Town Center."
- Historical Context
"The storage pit was the functional equivalent of the Granary, but for meat instead of grain. Storing meat presented special problems because it spoiled so quickly and easily. Meat was generally stored by drying or salting. The Storage Pit also represents the tool- and weapon-making skill of hunting societies, leading eventually to Metal Working, making war, and armor making. In this capacity it also serves as a storehouse and collection point for the raw materials of tool and weapon making: Wood, Stone, and Gold (representing all metals)."
[Quoted from Age of Empires Help File]