The position of Rhodes as a distributing centre of Levantine and especially of Phoenician goods is well attested by archaeological finds.
The importance of the Malay Peninsula, as has been noted, consisted in the privilege which its locality conferred upon it of being the distributing centre of the spices brought thither from the Moluccas en route for India and Europe.
The city is a distributing point for the neighbouring mining region.
Function of circulating and distributing nutriment through the colony.
Even insects, as in the case of South African locusts, have been found to be a means of distributing seeds.