My research aims at a better understanding of the socio-cultural identities and interactions of the Cretan regional communities in the Late Bronze Age. This study is based on an analysis of modes of ceramic consumption and distribution in the coastal settlements of Eastern Crete during the Late Minoan IB-IIIB period (1480-1200 BC). First data collected on the sites of Palaikastro and Sissi are at the outset of this investigation. These will be compared to similar data available from other coastal sites of this region: Zakros, Petras, Mochlos, Myrsini, Pseira, Chrysokamino and Gournia. A theoretical and methodological basis adapted to the analysis of the modes of consumption and distribution of ceramics will be proposed, where a typological and stylistical approach of pottery is preferred. Based on the defined methodology, an assessment of the analysed data will try to provide and interpret the recurrences and divergences which characterize the consumption practices of the different social groups involved. These circumscribed practices will be replaced in their precise contexts, including those of pottery exchange and cultural interactions.