Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Jeffrey Ryan Banks and Charles J. Sturge

Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. It is published monthly from September to May (each volume covers one calendar year) by the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. An Authors Index accompanies the December issue. Nestor is distributed in 30 countries world-wide. It is currently edited by Carol R. Hershenson.

The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, and Cyprus, the southern area of Bulgaria, and the western and southern areas of Turkey. Nestor includes publications concerning the central and western Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia, and other regions of archaeological research, if the specific bibliographic items contain Aegean artifacts, imitations, or influences, or make reference to Aegean comparanda.



December 2014 issue available
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 17:30

The December 2014 (41.9) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

Calls for Papers
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 17:24

First Textiles

On 15 December 2014 abstracts (500 words minimum) are due for a two-day international conference entitled First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean, to be held on 7-8 May 2015 at the National Museum of Denmark (http://natmus.dk/en/) and the Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen (http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/) in Copenhagen, with a possible visit the Land of Legends and its experimental archaeological center at Lejre (http://www.sagnlandet.dk/English.425.0.html) on 9 May. Abstracts should be sent to the organizers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/economy/first_textiles/. Papers are invited concerning the most ancient textiles and textile techniques in primarily Europe, Asia, and North Africa in the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age (ca. 8th-3rd millennia BC), with priority to presentations of new material, to new analyses of older finds, and to new analytical tools, on the following topics:

The most ancient preserved textiles: archaeological material; microscopic analyses; raw materials (plant and animal fibres, skins, and furs); provenience of the fibres; manufacture of fibres and textiles; woven and unwoven textiles

Raw materials: use of plant and animal fibres, skins, and furs; domestication of flax; use of hairy and woolly wool; introduction and spread of woolly sheep wool and 'the textile revolution'

Scientific methods of analysing ancient textiles and recognising the provenience of fibres: strontium and isotope tracing; ancient DNA; protein analysis

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 17:20

ASOR 2015

On 15 December 2014 new member-organized session proposals and new workshop proposals are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2015), to be held in Atlanta, GA from 18-21 November 2015. From 5 January to 15 February 2015 individual paper submissions will be open; from 5 January to 1 August poster submissions will be open. Further information, including rules for participation, format of and procedure for submitting abstracts, and all necessary forms are available at http://www.asor.org.

TAG-US 2015

On 31 January 2015 paper abstracts are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2015: Movement, to be held on 22-24 May 2015 at the New York University. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theoretical-Archaeology-Group-USA/114634891930947, or contact Dr. Pam Crabtree at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Symposium on Knappable Materials

On 28 February 2015 abstracts (300-400 words) are due for the 10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials: 'On the Rocks', to be held on 8-10 September 2015 at the University of Barcelona. Proposals are also welcome for themed sessions, round table discussions or workshops, which may be specific to methodology, regional research, or any other theme. The symposium will focus on two major themes: The chaîne opératoire of knapped stone artefacts, and auxilliary sciences related to lithics (in particular microcrystaline quartz). Further information is available at http://www.ub.edu/cherts-symp2015/.

25th CIPA International Symposium 2015

On 28 February 2015 full peer-reviewed papers (6 pages maximum) or extended abstracts (500-1000 words) are due for the 25th CIPA International Symposium 2015, to be held on 31 August – 5 September 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan. Further information is available at http://www.cipa2015.org/. The themes of the symposium will be:

Data Acquisition and Recording Techniques

Laser scanning and 3D imaging

Mobile Mapping Applications

Future Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 17:16

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York has announced the following lectures of interest to Nestor readers in conjunction with the exhibition Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age. Further information is available at http://www.metmuseum.org/~/media/Files/Exhibitions/2014/AssyriatoIberia_ExhibitionPrograms.pdf.

16 September 2014, 6:00 pm: J. Boardman, "The Age of Heroes: Greeks and Phoenicians on the Wine Dark Sea"

6 November 2014, 6:00 pm: J. N. Tubb, "A New Millennium—A New Order: Philistines, Phoenicians, Aramaeans, and the Kingdom of Israel"

9 December 2014, 4:00 pm: C. Broodbank, "The Making of the Middle Sea: Perspectives on the Creation of the Iron Age Mediterranean"

Work of the Ephoreia of Paleoanthropology and Speleology in Northern Greece

On 4 December 2014 a workshop entitled Το Έργο της Εφορείας Παλαιοανθρωπολογίας–Σπηλαιολογίας Βόρειας Ελλάδος will be held at the Archaeological Museum in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at http://www.amth.gr/el/component/k2/item/585-4122014-ημερίδα-για-το-έργο-της-εφορείας-παλαιοανθρωπολογίας-–-σπηλαιολογίας-βόρειας-ελλάδος. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

Α. Ντάρλας, "Εφορεία Παλαιοανθρωπολογίας–Σπηλαιολογίας Βόρειας Ελλάδος: Απολογισμός έργου και προοπτικές στη νέα πραγματικόπητα"

Α. Παντή, "Τα σπήλαια της αιγαιακής Θράκης και η διαχρονική χρήση αυτών σε συνάρτηση με το πολιτισμικό τους περιβάλλον"

Α. Σύρος, "Προϊστορική εγκατάσταση στο σπήλαιο Ατσπάς Μαριών Θάσου. Μια πρώτη προσέγγιση"

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 17:13

Archaeological Work in NW Greece and the Ionian Islands

On 10-13 December 2014 a workshop entitled Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη ΒΔ Ελλάδα και τα νησιά του Ιονίου will be held at the University of Ioanina. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/images/uploads/lectures/2014/Work-in-NW-Greece-2014-Programme.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

Ε. Αδάμ, "Έρευνες για την Εποχή του Λίθου στην Π.Ε. Ιωαννίνων και απόδοση των αποτελεσμάτων στο ευρύ κοινό"

Ε. Βασιλείου, "Προϊστορική Ήπειρος, αυτή η άγνωστος ...: Τα νέα στοιχεία των τελευταίων χρόνων από την κεντρική Ήπειρο"

Γ. Πλιάκου, "Το οικιστικό πλέγμα στο λεκανοπέδιο των Ιωαννίνων, από την Πρώιμη Εποχή Σιδήρου ως τους ελληνιστικούς χρόνους. Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες"

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 17:05

TAG 2015

On 15-17 December 2014 the annual conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 2015) will be held in Manchester. Further information is available at http://www.tag-manchester.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

N. Zhuravska, "Talking to gods through things. Material engagement in Minoan religion"

H. Whittaker, "Horns and Axes"

E. Corey-Lopez, "What Constitutes Archaeological Data?"

Spyridon Marinatos

On 22 December 2014 a colloquium entitled Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος: Σαράντα χρόνια ἀπὸ τὸν θάνατό του will be held at the Archaeological Society at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.archetai.gr/site/content.php?artid=1792. The program will be:

Β. Χ. Πετράκος, "Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος (1901-1974)"

Ν. Μαρινάτου, "Ὁ Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος στὴ Γερμανία τοῦ Μεσοπολέμου καὶ ἡ ἰδέα τοῦ ἀστικοῦ ἀνθρωπισμοῦ"

Μ. Παντελίδου-Γκόφα, "Οἱ ἀνασκαφὲς στὸν Μαραθώνα"

Γ. Τζωράκης, "Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος. 1924-1938. Ἕνας κοσμοπολίτης ἀρχαιολόγος στὴν Κρήτη τοῦ Μεσοπολέμου"

W. D. Niemeier, "Τὸ κρητικὸ ἔργο τοῦ Μαρινάτου"

Ἄ. Χανιώτης, "Φάμα Σπυρίδωνος Μαρινάτου: Ἡ ἱστορία τῆς ἀρχαιολογίας ὡς προφορικὴ ἱστορία"

Ν. Βασιλικοῦ, "Sir Denys Page-Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος, μιὰ ἀρχαιολογικὴ φιλία. 1967-1974"

Χ. Ντούμας, "Προϊστορικὴ Θήρα καὶ Μινωϊκὴ Κρήτη"

Minoan Architecture and Urbanism

On 5-6 January 2015 an international workshop entitled From Static Data to Dynamic Processes: New Perspectives on Minoan Architecture and Urbanism will be held in Toronto. Further information is available at http://www.quentinletesson.com/uncategorized/workshop-new-perspectives-on-minoan-architecture-and-urbanism/. The program will be:

Q. Letesson and C. Knappet, "Minoan built environment: recent perspectives, future challenges"

T. Whitelaw, "Minoan urbanism as a dynamic process: context, structure and change"

J. Shaw, "The Middle Minoan Slipway for Ships at the Kommos Harbor, and Harbor Development in Prehistoric Crete"

M. Buell and J. McEnroe, "Community Building/Building Community at Gournia"

T. Cunningham, "Best Laid Plans: An Archaeology of Architectural Errors in Bronze Age Crete"

J. Driessen, "'The House of the Mother as Fact and Symbol'. Understanding in-house Minoan relationships"

M. E. Smith, "Minoan cities in the context of comparative urbanism"

SCS 2015

On 8-11 January 2015 the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies will be held in New Orleans. Further information is available at the AIA and SCS websites at http://www.archaeological.org and http://apaclassics.org/annual-meeting/146/146th-annual-meeting. In addition to the AIA papers and posters listed in Nestor 41.8 (November 2014), the SCS program will include the following paper of interest to Nestor readers:

C. J. Tully, "Trance-former/Performer: shamanistic elements in Late Bronze Age Minoan cult"

Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period

On 30 January - 1 February 2015 an international conference entitled Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period will be held at the Danish Institute at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.diathens.gr/en/events/konferencer. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

M. E. Voyatzis, "The Early Iron Age Pottery from Mt. Lykaion and the Western Greek Koine"

A. Alexandridou and A. Philippa-Touchais, "Towards an Argive 'koine': From shared votive material expressions to shared social identities"

X. Charalambidou and N. Müller, "Ceramics and Social Interactions on Naxos and the Cyclades"

L. Donnellan, "Consumption and functionality of pottery in the Euboean koine"

S. Houby-Nielsen, "Textile production in Aetolian Chalkis and material koinai"

M. Wecowski, "The 'Middle-Geometric Attic koinē' and the rise of the aristocratic symposion"

V. Misailidou-Despotidou, "Tradition and innovations in the bronze jewellery of the Iron age and Archaic period in Macedonia"

In Poseidon's Realm XX

On 16-22 March 2015 In Poseidon's Realm XX: Land unter! will be held in the Germanic Museum, Nürnberg. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/?id=236. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

Z. Friedman, "Why and what type of ships/boats are depicted in clay objects from the Greek Geometric to the Roman Periods"

G. Plath, "The correlations of Phaistos, Kommos and Agia Triada under aspect of coastal alterations"

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