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.

 

News

 
November 2014 issue available
Friday, 07 November 2014 10:24

The November 2014 (41.8) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

 
Calls for Papers
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:54

CAA 2015 SIENA

On 30 November 2014 abstracts are due for the 43rd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference: "Keep the Revolution Going" (CAA 2015 SIENA), to be held on 30 March – 3 April 2015 in Siena, Italy. Abstracts (500 words including title, affiliations, and key words) must be submitted online. Further information and the form for abstract submission are available at http://caaconference.org/. The main themes will be:

Field and laboratory data recording

Sematic, data modelling, management, and integration

Data analysis and visualisation

3D modelling, visualization, and simulations

Spatio-temporal modelling and GIS

Remote sensing

Users and interfaces: education, museums and multimedia

Cultural heritage interpretation and modelling past urban and rural contexts

Theoretical issues and the relation of CAA with the Digital Humanities

Open software, open data

CIG 2015

On 30 November 2014 proposals are due for the 2015 Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG 2015), to be held on 6-7 February 2015 at the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada). Papers on the theme of Reproduction and Repurposing in Antiquity will be particularly welcome although all aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity pertaining to Greek culture and the Greek world are invited. A professional workshop on drawing archaeological ceramics and understanding pot sherds will be conducted by Tina Ross, archaeological illustrator and publication artist at projects at Mitrou, Livatho Valley, Pylos, Nestor's Palace, and Eleon; to reserve a place in the workshop, contact Jeffrey Banks ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Abstracts (300-500 words) and a brief summary of qualifications (name, institution, current degree(s) and program, etc.) should be sent by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Future Lectures and Conferences
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:50

Minoan Seminar

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2014-2015. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

7 November 2014: A. Karnava, "Minoan Neopalatial sealings from Akrotiri in Thera: a study on function and iconography"

30 January 2015: F. Georma, I. Nikolakopoulou, and I. Bitis, "Building B in Akrotiri, Thera"

27 February 2015: W. Gauss, "Kolonna on Aegina, A Central Aegean Hub: Helladic, Cycladic and/or Minoan?"

20 March 2015: S. Triantafyllou, "Managing with death in Prepalatial and Protopalatial Crete: a fresh look at the skeletal remains"

24 April 2015: M. Tsipopoulou, "Documenting sociopolitical changes in Pre- and Proto-Palatial Petras: the House Tomb cemetery"

25 May 2015: A. Karetsou, "Symbolisms and iconography of the LM IIIA2-B larnakes at Kalochorafitis Mesara"

Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

The program of the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb has been announced for autumn 2014 at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia. Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

10 November 2014, 6:00 pm: J. Wright, "The Palace at Mycenae as a Place of History and Imagined Identity"

11 November 2014, 11:00 am: M. Dabney, "Using Archaeological Science to Reconstruct Mycenaean Burial Practices"

3 December 2014, 5:00 pm: M. Radivojević, "The earliest metallurgy at the Balkan peninsula"

EuroMed 2014

On 3-8 November 2014 the 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014) will be held at the entrance of the ancient Amathus city by Limassol in Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.culturalheritage2014.eu/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

V. Noula, "Municipality of Farsala Greece - Homeric Achilles' Homeland - A three year struggle for the preservation of a 9000 year history"

A. Lentini, "Optical remote sensing, image analysis and measurement applied to the archaeological materials from Pyrgos (Cyprus)"

19th Neolithic Seminar

On 7-8 November 2014 the 19th Neolithic Seminar. Pottery and food: dietary practices in prehistory will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available at http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

C. Çakırlar, H. Özbal, and Z. Kızıltan, "Milk, mussels, and more in Neolithic northwestern Turkey: Incipient osteoarchaeological, organic residue, radiocarbon, and aDNA results from Istanbul-Yenikapı"

A Celebration of Eighty Years for Prof. Anthony Snodgrass

On 7-9 November 2014 a conference titled A Celebration of Eighty Years for Prof. Anthony Snodgrass will be held at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Further information is available at http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/iron_age/Snodgrass. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

O. Dickinson, "The use and abuse of the Ahhiyawa texts"

D. Small, "An Explosion, Not Revolution: Recasting Issues in the Greek Iron Age"

J. Whitley, "The Krater and the Pithos: Two kinds of agency"

A. Coucouzeli, "Gifts for Gods at Zagora on Andros: A Fresh View"

V. Stissi, "Survey, excavation and the appearance of the early polis: a reappraisal"

I. Morris, "Structural revolution: archaeology, the rise of the Greek state, and the shape of the ancient world"

S. Manning, "Events, episodes and history: chronology and the resolution of historical processes (the Hyksos, the end of the LBA, the 8th century BC)"

P. L. Halstead, "The sh*** that you find on the surface: manuring, folding, grazing and archaeological field survey in the Mediterranean countryside"

J. Bintliff, "The first thirty-six years of the Boeotia Project, Central Greece"

Ancient Textiles in Context

On 15 November 2014 a conference entitled Ancient Textiles in Context will be held at Hunter College West Building, 8th Floor Faculty Dining Room (south-west corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue), New York City, sponsored by the The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen. Please RSVP by 3 November to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

M.-L. Nosch, "Textile crops in Mycenaean agriculture"

J. Cutler, "Interweaving threads: interpreting the material evidence for textile production and textile technology in Palatial Crete"

L. Rahmstorf and M. Siennicka, "Early Bronze Age textile production on the Greek mainland and the Cyclades: some evidence for Anatolian influence"

 
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:48

AIA/CSC 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 at in New Orleans. Further information is available at the AIA web-site at http://www.archaeological.org. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Van de Moortel, "Rubble Architecture and Flooring Practices: Evidence for Social Practice and Societal Change at Mitrou"

K. Jazwa, "A Diachronic Perspective of Architectural Fragments from Mitrou as Evidence of Construction Traditions and Social Practice"

L. B. Anderson, "Geological Study of Building Materials and Ground Stone Tools at Mitrou, East Lokris"

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Past Lectures and Conferences
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:38

Η Μελισσοκομία στη Μεσόγειο

On 9-11 October 2014 a conference entitled Η Μελισσοκομία στη Μεσόγειο από την αρχαιότητα έως και σήμερα: ιστορικά ευρήματα και επίκαιρα θέματα was held on Syros. Further information is available at http://www.entsoc.gr/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90:3&catid=11:news-greek&Itemid=122&lang=el. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Χ. Β. Χαρίσης, "Η μελισσοκομία στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο"

La campagne dans la ville

On 16-17 October 2014 a conference entitled La campagne dans la ville: Formes et fonctions des activités agro-pastorales dans la ville pré-classique (protohistoire égéenne et occidentale). Country in the city: Forms and functions of agro-pastoral activities in Mediterranean pre-Classical cities (Aegean and Western Mediterranean Protohistory) was held in Marseille. Further information is available at http://www.histoire.ens.fr/Colloque-international-La-campagne.html Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

K. Christakis, "The neglected 'fields' of proto-urban living: a view from Bronze Age Crete"

A. Sarpaki, "Connections of the town of LC I Akrotiri with the countryside: archaeological coupled with environmental indicators which could throw some light on this dialogue"

E. Margaritis, "The town and the country: modes of production and consumption of wine and olive oil in prehistoric Crete"

M. E. Alberti and M. Pomadère, "Pratiques agro-pastorales et stockage dans la ville de Malia du Bronze Moyen au Bronze Récent"

T. Whitelaw, "Feeding prehistoric Knossos: exploring the political, economic and logistical implications of urbanisation on Crete"

K. S. Shelton, L. A. Kvapil, G. C. Price, and J. S. Meier, "Beyond City and Country at Mycenae: urban and rural practices in a subsistence landscape"

D. J. Pullen, "Agricultural Self-Sufficiency and Mycenaean Kalamianos on the Saronic Gulf"

D. Thumm-Doğrayan, P. Pavúk, and M. Pieniążek, "Troy and Country"

S. M. Valamoti, "Settlement space and agricultural practices in Neolithic and Bronze Age northern Greece: an archaeobotanical investigation"

E. Nitsch and A. Gardeisen, "Land use and dietary practice at Bronze Age Archontiko, Northern Greece: an Integrated Stable Isotope Study of Human, Faunal and Botanical Remains"

Η Αρχαιολογία στην Ελλάδα του 19ου αιώνα

On 22-24 October 2014 a conference entitled Περὶ τῶν Ἀρχαιοτήτων ἰδίως. Η Αρχαιολογία στην Ελλάδα του 19ου αιώνα μέσα από τις πηγές του Αρχείου των Υπηρεσιών των Αρχαιοτήτων was held in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.sea.org.gr/details.php?id=317. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Γ. Κορρές, "Τα κατάλοιπα του Παναγιώτη Σταματάκη περί των κατά τα έτη 1874 και 1876 ανασκαφώντου Ερρίκου Σλήμαν και των κατά τα έτη 1877/1878 ιδικών του ανασκαφών"

Α. Μπάτζιου-Ευσταθίου, "Η αρχαιολογία στη Θεσσαλία, 1881-1900. Οι πρωτοπόροι"

Α. Βλαχόπουλος, "Αι εργασίαι προν ανασκαφήν του εν Καπακλή του Βόλου ανακαλυφθέντος θολωτού τάφου έληξαν από της παρελθούσης εβδομάδος. Ευπειθέστατος, ο έφορος αρχαιοτήτων, Κ. Κουρουνιώτης"

Ν. Σγουρίτσα, "Στιγμιότυπα από την ίδρυση της Προϊστορικής Συλλογής του Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου"

Α. Κακίση, "Η Βρετανική Σχολή Αθηνών στη Μήλο στο τέλος του 19ου αιώνα"

Κοινωνική Αρχαιολογία του Ελληνικού Κόσμου

On 24-26 October 2014 a round table entitled Κοινωνική Αρχαιολογία του Ελληνικού Κόσμου was held in Volos. Further information is available at http://aristeia.ha.uth.gr/meetings.php. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Α. Μαζαράκης Αινιάν, Β. Βλάχου, Ξ. Χαραλαμπίδου, J.-S. Gros, and Μ. Μαζαράκης Αινιάν, "Ωρωπός"

A. Αλεξανδρίδου, "Αττική"

O. Πράππα, "Μέγαρα/Αργοσαρωνικός"

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Friday, 07 November 2014 09:27

Μεταλλουργία και μεταλλουργικές εγκαταστάσεις στην Πελοπόννησο

On 25 October 2014 a colloquium entitled Μεταλλουργία και μεταλλουργικές εγκαταστάσεις στην Πελοπόννησο was held in Tripoli. Further information is available at http://www.sea.org.gr/details.php?id=319. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Κ. Καραΐνδρου, "Η μεταλλουργική διαδικασία της παραγωγής και επεξεργασίας χαλκού από την Πρώιμη έως την Ύστερη Εποχή στην Προϊστορική Πελοπόννησο μέσα από τα αρχαιολογικά δεδομένα. Μία πρώτη επισκόπηση"

Ι. Μπασιάκος, Γ. Μαστροθεόδωρος, Μ. Καγιάφα, Ν. Παπαδημητρίου, and Ά. Φίλιππα‐Τουσέ, "Νέες αναλυτικές μελέτες σε μεταλλικά τέχνεργα από το μυκηναϊκό και μεσοελλαδικό Άργος: Πρώτα αποτελέσματα"

Χ. Η. Τσέλιος, "Όψεις του κοινωνικού μετασχηματισμού στη Νοτιοδυτική Πελοπόννησο κατά την Μυκηναϊκή εποχή, όπως αυτές αποκαλύπτονται από τη συνδυασμένη αρχαιολογική και τεχνολογική μελέτη των χαλκών τεχνέργων"

Κ. Σούρα, "Ενδείξεις μεταλλουργικής δραστηριότητας στον μυκηναϊκό οικισμό Χαλανδρίτσας νομού Αχαΐας. Προκαταρκτική ανακοίνωση"

 
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