Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Eleni Androulaki and Maura Brennan

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. 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.



October 2015 issue available
Monday, 05 October 2015 13:40

The October 2015 (42.7) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

Monday, 05 October 2015 13:03

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate Professor Dimitri Nakassis on being named a MacArthur Fellow in the class of 2015. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation cited his "rare intellectual breadth, comprising philology, archaeology, and contemporary social and economic theory" in his transformative analysis of the degree of centralization of power and resources in Mycenaean Pylos. The editors of Nestor join the MacArthur Foundation in saluting Prof. Nakassis.

Grants and Fellowships
Monday, 05 October 2015 13:01

Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

On 31 January 2016 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication, excluding subventions, of archaeological excavation or fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age sites, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. The application form and further information are available at https://sites.google.com/site/medarchtrust/grants; completed applications are to be sent to Dr. Jai Clifford-Holmes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; in case of difficulty, please contact him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Calls for Papers
Monday, 05 October 2015 12:56

International Ancient Warfare Conference 2016

On 31 October 2015 abstracts (c. 300 words) are due for the International Ancient Warfare Conference 2016, to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 28-30 June 2016; abstracts should be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Further information is available at http://historiskastudier.gu.se/forskning/konferenser/international-ancient-warfare-conference-2016.

EAA AM 2016

On 31 October 2015 proposals for sessions are due for the 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2016), to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania from 31 August – 4 September 2016. From 15 December 2015 to 15 February 2016 paper and poster abstract submission is open; on 15 April, 2016 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://eaavilnius2016.lt/. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

Interpreting the Archaeological Record

Managing the Archaeological Heritage

Theoretical and methodological perspectives in archaeology

Archaeology of the Baltic Region

Science and Interdisciplinarity in Archaeology

Archaeology without borders

12th International Congress of Cretan Studies

On 30 November 2015 abstracts (500 words maximum) are due for papers, posters, and workshops at the 12th International Congress of Cretan Studies, to be held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece on 21-25 September 2016. The form for submitting abstracts and further information are available at http://www.12-iccs.gr/index.php/12ICCS/ICCS2016.

Future Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 05 October 2015 10:58

New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the following lectures, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Interested guests are always welcome; R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

18 September 2015: J. Earle, "Feasting and Founding on 'Mycenaean' Melos: A New Look at an Old Deposit from Phylakopi"

9 October 2015: V. Watrous, "Recent Work at Gournia, 2008-2015: Finds and their Implications for Minoan Crete"

6 November 2015: A. Yener, "A Continuing Conversation about Alalakh: New Fresco Fragments from the Level VII Palace"

Mycenaean Seminars in London

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for autumn 2015, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, South Block, Ground Floor G22 / 26, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/index.html or from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

14 October 2015: F. Iacono, "Beyond those sherds. 'Aegean' interaction and Central Mediterranean societies in the Middle and Late Bronze Age"

18 November 2015, 5:00 pm (Autumn Lecture with the British School at Athens): V. Aravantinos, "New discoveries in Mycenaean Thebes"

2 December 2015: J. Wright, "Mycenaean iconography and agency"

Minoan Seminar

The dates and speakers for the Minoan Seminar have been announced for autumn 2015. 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/.

30 October 2015: Ε. Παπαδοπούλου

20 November 2015: M. Devolder

18 December 2015: Ν. Μαρινάτου

Cycladica in Crete

On 1-2 October 2015 an international symposium entitled Cycladica in Crete: Cycladic and Cycladicizing figurines within their archaeological context will be held at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=RESOURCE&cresrc=3805&cnode=22&clang=0&cuser=950E0F11-326D-4037-85EE-2976F0258F91. The program will be:

C. Renfrew, Εναρκτήρια διάλεξη / Keynote lecture: "Η παραλλαγή Κουμάσας του ειδωλίου με διπλωμένους βραχίονες: Eρωτήματα και υποθέσεις. The Koumasa variety of the Folded-Arm Figurine: Problems and implications"

P. P. Betancourt, "Κυκλαδικά ή Μη-Κυκλαδικά: Μπορούμε να ορίσουμε τα εξωτερικά όρια της κυκλαδικής επιρροής στην Κρήτη; Cycladic or Non-Cycladic: Can we define the outer borders of Cycladic influence in Crete?"

I. Gavrilaki, "Τα ειδώλια κυκλαδικού τύπου από το σπήλαιο Γερανίου στο Ρέθυμνο. Cycladicizing figurines from the Gerani Cave in Rethymno"

Έ. Σαπουνά-Σακελλαράκη, "Κυκλαδικά και κυκλαδίζοντα ειδώλια από τις Αρχάνες. Cycladic and Cycladicizing figurines from Archanes"

I. Serpetsidaki, "Ειδώλια κυκλαδικού τύπου από τον προανακτορικό σπηλαιώδη τάφο στο Κυπαρίσσι Τεμένους. Cycladic-type figurines from the Prepalatial cave tomb at Kyparissi Temenous"

Π. Σωτηρακοπούλου and Γ. Γαβαλάς, "Κυκλαδικά και κυκλαδικού τύπου ειδώλια από τον Τεκέ Ηρακλείου: Ερωτήματα προέλευσης, αυθεντικότητας και ερμηνείας. Cycladic and Cycladic-type figurines from Teke in Herakleion: Questions of provenance, authenticity, and interpretation"

Α. Βασιλάκης, "Κυκλαδικά ειδώλια από την κεντρική Κρήτη. Cycladic figurines from central Crete"

Ε. Γαλλή, "Όμοια αντικείμενα σε ανόμοιους συσχετισμούς. Τα κυκλαδίζοντα ειδώλια από το ταφικό σπήλαιο Πύργου και το νεκροταφείο του Πλατάνου. Similar objects in dissimilar associations. The Cycladicizing figurines from the Pyrgos burial cave and the Platanos cemetery"

Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, "Δύο νέα ειδώλια κυκλαδικού τύπου από τις πρόσφατες ανασκαφές στο νεκροταφείο της Κουμάσας. Τυπολογικά διλήμματα και φαινομενολογικές προκλήσεις. Two new Cycladic-type figurines from the recent excavations in the Koumasa cemetery. Classification dilemmas and phenomenological challenges"

Α. Κάντα, Α. Καρέτσου, and Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, "Κυκλαδικού τύπου ειδώλια από την Κουμάσα. Ανιχνεύοντας τον χαρακτήρα της κυκλαδικής 'παρουσίας' στη νότια Κρήτη. Cycladic-type figurines from Koumasa. Detecting the character of the Cycladic 'presence' in south Crete"

P. M. Warren, "Τα κυκλαδικά και κυκλαδικού τύπου ειδώλια από τους τάφους της Λεβήνας. The Cycladic and Cycladicizing figurines from the tombs of Lebena"

S. C. Ferrence, "Η εξέλιξη των ενδεδυμένων ειδωλίων όπως καταδεικνύεται από τα μικρά ειδώλια του Αγίου Χαραλάμπους στην Κρήτη. The development of clothed figurines as demonstrated by the small idols of Hagios Charalambos, Crete"

Α. Δεβετζή, "Το 'κυκλαδικό' ειδώλιο από την Βασιλική Ιεράπετρας. The 'Cycladic' figurine from Vasiliki in Ierapetra"

F. Carpentier, "'Κυκλαδίζοντα' ειδώλια από Υστερομινωικό ΙΒ οικιστικό περιβάλλον στο Σίσι της Κρήτης. 'Cycladicizing' figurines from a Late Minoan IB domestic context at Sissi, Crete"

Μ. Τσιποπούλου and Ά. Σημαντηράκη-Grimshaw, "Κυκλαδικά ειδώλια και κεραμική στον Πετρά Σητείας. Cycladic figurines and pottery from Petras, Siteia"

Λ. Πλάτων and Μ. Κυρίτση, "Δύο σχηματικά ειδώλια 'κυκλαδικού τύπου' από την Ζάκρο. Two schematic 'Cycladic-type' figurines from Zakros"

Ε. Τσιβιλίκα and Ε. Μπάνου, "Ειδώλιο κυκλαδικού τύπου από την μεσομινωική παράλια εγκατάσταση στους Πέρα Γαλήνους Ρεθύμνου. A Cycladic-type figurine from the Middle Minoan coastal settlement at Pera Galinoi, Rethymno"

Ν. Χρ. Σταμπολίδης, "Κυκλαδικά ειδώλια από την Ελεύθερνα. Cycladic figurines from Eleutherna"

Ί. Τζαχίλη, "Κυκλαδικά στοιχεία στα μεσομινωικά ειδώλια. Η περίπτωση του Βρύσινα. Cycladic elements in Middle Minoan figurines. The case of Vrysinas"

Ε. Πρωτοπαπαδάκη, "Κυκλαδίζον ειδώλιο της Πρωτοκυκλαδικής περιόδου από την Πλατυβόλα. A Cycladic-type figurine of the Early Cycladic period from Platyvola"

Ε. Κ. Τζιλιγκάκη, "Προς αναζήτηση πρώτων υλών για τα κυκλαδικά ειδώλια στην Κρήτη. In quest of raw materials for the Cycladic figurines found on Crete"

Δ. Ταμπακόπουλος and Γ. Μανιάτης, "Μη-επεμβατική εξέταση των μαρμάρινων ειδωλίων της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού από την Κρήτη: Εκτιμήσεις προέλευσης. Non-Invasive examination of Early Bronze Age marble figurines from Crete: Provenance implications"

Κ. Μπίρταχα, "Ενδείξεις για γραπτή απόδοση χαρακτηριστικών στα κυκλαδικά και κυκλαδικού τύπου ειδώλια από την Κρήτη. Evidence for painted features on Cycladic and Cycladic-type figurines from Crete"

Monday, 05 October 2015 10:51

Aegean Lecture

On 9 October 2015 G. Kourtessi-Philippakis will address the Aegean Lecture series on "Middle Kalamas Archaeology Project, Thesprotia: 2011-2015" at 7:00 pm at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9). Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures/.

Animals in Ancient Material Cultures

On 15-16 October 2015 a conference entitled Animals in Ancient Material Cultures will be held by the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. Further information is available at https://www.aanmelder.nl/animals. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Shapland, "Animals in the Material Cultures of the Aegean Bronze Age (3000 BC-1100 BC)"

A. Patay-Horváth, "Greek Geometric Animal Figurines and the Origins of the Ancient Olympic Games"

Mycenaean Seminar series in Athens

On 20 October 2015 Ά. Τσώνος will address the Mycenaean Seminar series in Athens on "Αλβανία και Αιγαίο κατά την Εποχή του Χαλκού" at 7:00 pm at the A. Argiriadis Amphitheatre (Central building of the University of Athens, Panepistimiou 30).

Crisis to Collapse

On 29-30 October 2015 an international workshop entitled Crisis to Collapse: The Archaeology of Social Breakdown will be held by the Université catholique de Louvain. Further information is available at https://www.uclouvain.be/520479.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

T. Cunningham, "Introduction: The Archaeology of Societal Breakdown"

S. O'Brien, "Boredom with the Apocalypse: Resilience, Regeneration, and Their Consequences for Archaeological Interpretation"

A. Højen Sørensen, "Hierarchies in Late Bronze Age Eastern Crete before and after the Thera eruption"

G. D. Middleton, "The Late Mycenaean period – an age of anxiety?"

22nd Neolithic Seminar

On 6-7 November 2015 the 22nd Neolithic Seminar: Modelling the Processes of Neolithisation will be held by the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Further information is available at http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/arheologija/1/Dejavnosti/Konference-in-posveti/Neolithic-seminars.aspx. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

B. Horejs, "A model for maritime colonization in early 7th millennium Aegean"

M. Brami and A. Zanotti, "Modelling the initial expansion of the Neolithic out of Anatolia: a follow-up"

P. Flohr, D. Fleitmann, R. Matthews, W. Matthews, and S. Black, "Did rapid climate change around 8200 calBP affect Neolithisation processes in and nearby Southwest Asia?"

Ç. Atakuman, "Rethinking the concepts of Neolithic and Neolithization in South West Asia: The case of the figurines"

Cycladic Seminar

On 10 November 2015 C. Broodbank will address the Cycladic Seminar on "A comparative Mediterranean perspective on the Early Bronze Age Cyclades" at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society (22 Panepistimiou, Athens). Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/lectures/month/2015/11.

ASOR 2015

On 18-21 November 2015 the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2015) will be held in Atlanta, GA. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/2015/schedule.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

L. Mazow and D. Cassuto, "Did Goliath Carry an Aegean Long Sword? On Reading menor orgim (weaver's beam) as a Weaving Sword"

E. Cline, A. Yasur-Landau, and A. Koh, "Results of the 2015 Excavation Season at Tel Kabri, Israel"

Z. Chovanec, S. Bunimovitz, and Z. Lederman, "Was There Indeed a Late Bronze Opium Trade? New Evidence from Organic Residue Analysis (ORA) of Base Ring I Juglets from Tel Beth-Shemesh, Israel"

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