Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Anna Belza

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:30

Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean

On 6 April 2017 a workshop entitled Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean: acts of transforming and viewing the human body will be held by the Department of Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the University of Heidelberg. Further information is available at http://www.hist.auth.gr/el/content/%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%AF%CE%B4%CE%B1-ritualizing-funerary-practices-prehistoric-aegean-06042017. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

S. Triantaphyllou and D. Panagiotopoulos, "Ritualizing death: acts of transforming and viewing the human body"

G. Panagopoulou, "Αspects of spatial organization using the Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The example of the manipulation of the dead in Neolithic Greek Macedonia"

A. Ion, "Broken bodies: addressing the dynamics of postmortem depositions in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area"

A. Katsaveli, "'What we lose in the fire we'll find in ashes': understanding cremation burials in Neolithic Macedonia"

D. Lange, A. Katsaveli, and R. Kiorpe, "Bon(e) fire in a Prepalatial tholos tomb: the case of tholos Beta at Koumasa, Crete"

R. Kiorpe, "The anatomy of a ritual: stages of interacting, placing and perceiving the dead in the Early Minoan house-tomb funerary tradition"

A. Karligioti, "Neolithic mortuary practices in Thessaly. Aspects of experiencing the body, concepts of negotiating identities"

D. Zafeiri, "Spheres of interaction: in search of the world of the living and the dead in Bronze Age Thessaly"

S. Koulidou and P. Tritsaroli, "Burial complexity in LBA Macedonia; the cases of Trimbina and Rema Xydias at the region of Macedonian Olympus, Greece"

N. Papakonstantinou, "'Body' in life, no-'body' in death? Exploring the manipulation of the dead in Mycenaean Attica"

K. Efkleidou, "Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors... The ritual transformation of the tangible body into the symbolic figure of an ancestor in Mycenaean Greece"

D. Panagiotopoulos, "Mycenaean images of death and the dead. On the emergence of Greek funerary iconography"

C. Beeby, "Death rituals and urban space at the end of the Early Iron Age"

A. Alexandridou, "Visual aspects of kinship cohesion and continuity in Late Geometric Attica"