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AURA

A new journal has been announced: the Athens University Review of Archaeology (AURA), an international, peer-reviewed archaeological journal published biannually by the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The journal will publish original papers in Greek or English about archaeology, art and material culture of the broader Hellenic world, from early Prehistory to Modern times, as well as about Environmental Archaeology, Archaeometry, Museology, and Computer Applications in Art and Archaeology. The range of studies will include synthetic works, reports on excavations and field surveys, studies of archaeological material or works of art, various case studies, as well as preliminary publications of on-going research projects dealing with the scientific areas described above. There will also be an AURA Supplement series, comprising monographs in Greek or English with the same areas of interest as the journal, and will include monographs, edited volumes, conference proceedings, and publications of excavations, archaeological material or works of art. Both AURA journal and AURA Supplements are open-access publications published electronically as a PDF file, with printing restrictions. Further information and author and submission guidelines are available at http://aura.arch.uoa.gr/aura/ or via email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • 2017 Web Redesign

    02 August 2017

    The Nestor website has been redesigned during the summer of 2017 to clear up some issues with our old Content Management System and add some new features. Some of the changes are listed below.

     

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  • May 2017 issue available

    08 May 2017

    The May 2017 issue of Nestor (44.5) is available as a free download.

  • From the Editors

    08 May 2017

    The editors of Nestor remind our readers that Nestor is not published during June, July, or August; Nestor 44.6 will be available in September 2017. We wish readers a productive and enjoyable summer and hope to see you during our own research activities.

  • Calls for Papers

    08 May 2017

    The Connected Past 2017

    On 21 May 2017 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a multi-disciplinary international conference entitled The Connected Past 2017: The Future of Past Networks? to be held on 24-25 August 2017 at Bournemouth University, preceded by a practical workshop offering hands-on experience with a range of network science methods on 22-23 August 2017. Abstracts should be submitted to connectedpast2017@gmail.com; further information is available at http://connectedpast.net/. Submissions are invited that address the challenges posed by the use of network approaches or that apply them in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

    Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks

    Networks, space and place

    Network change over time

    What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?

    Categories in the past vs categories in our analysis: etic or emic, pre-determined or emergent?

    Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential, limitations

    ΑΕΠΕΛ 2 / AWOP 2

    On 15 June 2017 abstracts (400 words maximum) for papers and posters are due for the Β’ Επιστημονική Συνάντηση ‘Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στην Πελοπόννησο (ΑΕΠΕΛ 2). Second Scientific Meeting of the “Archaeological Work in the Peloponnese (AWOP 2), to be held on 1-4 November 2017 in Kalamata. Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/call-for-papers/cfp-awop-2/.

    Η περιφέρεια του μυκηναϊκού κόσμου / The Periphery of the Mycenaean World 3

    On 30 June 2017 abstracts (1 page maximum) are due for the Γ’ Διεθνές Διεπιστημονικό Συμπόσιο: Η περιφέρεια του μυκηναϊκού κόσμου - Πρόσφατα ευρήματα και πορίσματα της έρευνας. 3rd International Interdisciplinary Colloquium: The Periphery of the Mycenaean World - Recent discoveries and research results, to be held in May 2018 at the Archaeological Museum of Lamia (Castle of Lamia). Further information is available at http://www.efafeu.gr/index.php/2012-06-24-08-31-37/203-g-diethnes-diepistimoniko-symposio-i-perifereia-tou-mykinaikou-kosmou-prosfata-evrimata-kai-porismata-tis-erevnas.

    The Archaeological Review from Cambridge: 'Glocal Archaeology'

    On 1 August 2017 papers (4000 words) are due for The Archaeological Review from Cambridge 33.1, which explores the theme of 'Glocal Archaeology'. Contributions are welcome from researchers at any stage of their academic career and from all related disciplines. Potential contributors are welcome to discuss their ideas with the editors or register their interest by sending an abstract to ljf51@cam.ac.uk and jet71@cam.ac.uk. Further information is available at http://www.societies.cam.ac.uk/arc/.

    SOMA 2017

    On 1 August 2017 abstracts (~3000 characters (Title 200 characters) in English) are due for the 21st Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2017), to take place on 21-23 February 2017 in Cádiz, Spain. Further information is available at http://www.genama.info/soma/2017/index.html.

    XVIIIe world UISPP congress

    On 30 November 2017 abstracts are due for the XVIIIe world UISPP congress: Adaptation and Sustainability of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Societies Confronted to Climate Change, to be held from 4-9 June 2018 in Paris. Further information is available at https://uispp2018.sciencesconf.org/?forward-action=index&forward-controller=index&lang=en. Announced subthemes are:

    Historiography

    Archaeological methods

    Archaeological theory

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    08 May 2017

    GIS and Economic Archaeology Workshop

    On 19 May 2017 a workshop entitled GIS and Economic Archaeology Workshop will be held at the University of Bonn. Further information is available at http://www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en/events/gis-workshop-and-economic-archaeology-inter-and-intrasite-approaches-bonn/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    G. Papantoniou, "Unlocking Sacred Landscapes Research Network: Aims and Objectives/The case study of Iron Age Cyprus"

    TAG-US 2017

    On 19-20 May 2017 the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2017. The Medium is the Message: Media and Mediation in Archaeology will be held in Toronto. Further information is available at http://www.archaeology.utoronto.ca/registration.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    E. Steingart, "The Mediation of the Imprint: Seal Impressions as Indices of Contact and Cognition"

    P. Gheorghiade, "Cultural Interaction and Identity: An Entangled Approach to 'Mycenaean' Crete"

    T. Sager, "Light and Dark: A Phenomenological Reconsideration of Minoan Palace Architecture and Its Relationship to Natural Spaces (Middle Minoan IB-Late Minoan IB)"

    5th Young Researchers’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology

    On 1-2 June 2017 the 5th Young Researchers’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology will be held at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland by the Department of Aegean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and Mare Nostrum Student's Scientific Organization. Further information is available at https://www.evensi.com/5th-aegean-conference-instytut-archeologii-uniwersytet/194828204. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. De Gregorio, “Cycladic Sauceboats in the Deposito Delle Camerette in Ayia Triada”

    G. Georgakopoulos, “The Kitchen of the Palace and the Cooking Areas of the Houses in a Minoan Neopalatial Town: the Example of Kato Zakros”

    I. Pappas, “Minoan Pottery Kilns: New Approaches and Re-Evaluations towards a Better Understanding of Minoan Technology and Socioeconomic Organization”

  • ASWA2017

    08 May 2017

    On 7-9 June 2017 the XIIIth International Meeting of Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas (ASWA2017) will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at https://aswa2017.sciencesconf.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include

    K. Pappayiannis et al., "Mousetrack: tracking the earliest evidence for the house mouse dispersal in Cyprus and Anatolia using Geometric Morphometrics Analysis and aDNA"

    J.-D. Vigne et al., "Evolution of the Cypriot vertebrate fauna during the Neolithic transition, 13th – 9th millennia BP"

    S. Vitezović et al., "Exploitation of animal resources in the Early Neolithic of Thrace: preliminary results from the site of Nova"

  • Dynamics and Organisation of Textile Production

    08 May 2017

    On 21-22 June 2017 an international conference entitled Dynamics and Organisation of Textile Production in Past Societies in Europe and the Mediterranean will be held by the Polish Academy of Sciences in Łódź, Poland. Further information is available at http://www.archeo.uw.edu.pl/zalaczniki/upload1904.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Siennicka, "'Greek Textile Tools'. Continuity and changes in textile production in Early Bronze Age Greece"

    M. Vetters, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it? An endeavour in defining contexts of textile production on the Middle Helladic Greek mainland and in comparing textile technology/ies"

    A. Ulanowska, "But how were they made? More about patterned textiles in the Aegean Bronze Age"

    L. Bombardieri and G. Muti, "Erimi Laonin tou Porakou. A textile community of practice in Middle Bronze Age Cyprus"

    D. Cassuto, "Domestic and non-domestic modes of textile production at Iron Age Tell eș-Șâfī/Gath"

    Ground Stone Artifacts and Society

    On 12-15 September 2017 an international conference entitled Ground Stone Artifacts and Society will be held by the Association for Ground Stone Tools Research in Mainz, Germany on the quarrying, production, function and exchange of ground stone artifacts. Further information is available at https://converia.uni-mainz.de/frontend/index.php?folder_id=254. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. Schwall, M. Brandl, D. Wolf, L. Sørensen, B. Horejs, and T. Gluhak, "From near and far: Stone procurement and exchange at Çukuriçi Höyük in Western Anatolia"

    A. Stroulia, "Biographical Highlights for the Celts of Varemeni-Goulon, Northern Greece"

    T. Bekiaris, "Ground stone technology in context: consumption of grinding tools and social practice at Neolithic Avgi, NW Greece"

  • April 2017 issue available

    10 April 2017

    The April 2017 issue of Nestor (44.4) is available as a free download.

  • Call for Papers

    10 April 2017

    People of the Great Stones

    On 31 May 2017 abstracts (250-300 words) are due for the People of the Great Stones Symposium: Megaliths, Mounds, Kivas, Cairns, to be held from 18-22 March 2018 at the State College of Florida, Lakewood Ranch Campus in the Sarasota/Bradenton area on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Contributions (25 minutes) are sought on monumentality and the materiality of stone considering non-industrial cultures from the Old and/or New World on art and architecture, belief systems, social structure, sustainability, and use of natural phenomena. Further information is available at http://www.otsf.org/greatstonesymposium.html.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    10 April 2017

    EAC10

    On 20-22 April 2017 the Tenth Experimental Archaeology Conference (EAC10) will be held in Leiden. Further information is available at http://exarc.net/meetings/eac10. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. R. Pitone, "Experimental Archaeometallurgy of Early-Middle Bronze Age Cyprus: pilot experiments of copper smelting at Pyrgos-Mavroraki"

    Thalassotopies

    On 21 April 2017 a conference entitled Thalassotopies : La mer vue de la terre, la terre vue de la mer dans l’Antiquité will be held in Paris. Further information is available at http://www.paris-iea.fr/fr/evenements/thalassotopies-la-mer-vue-de-la-terre-la-terre-vue-de-la-mer-dans-l-antiquite. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    G. Vavouranakis, "The sea inside: Past research retentions and future conceptual protentions in the study of the Prehistoric Aegean seascapes"

    M. Pomadère, "Vivre, travailler et mourir près de l'eau : usages et fonctions multiples du territoire côtier du site minoen de Malia"

    R. Brugge, "The physical and cultural maritime landscape: the case of southern Euboia"

    D. Catapoti, "To reach a port we must set sail: Boats and way finding in Prehistoric Aegean"

    S. Verdan, "Autour de Glaukos : aspects sensoriels et culturels de la plongée en Grèce ancienne"

    A. Pinto, " Le triton : un son venu de la mer"

    Making Cities

    On 18-19 May 2017 an international symposium entitled Making Cities: Economies of production and urbanisation in Mediterranean Europe 1000-500 BCE will be held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. Further information is available at http://www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk/events/procon. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    J. Cutler, "Production and consumption of textiles in Greece"

    A. Mazarakis Ainian, "Production activities in the South Euboean Gulf during the Early Iron Age"

    K. Reber, "Production activities and economy in Early Iron Age Eretria"

    A. Kotsonas, "Making Cretan Cities: Urbanisation, Demography and Economic Specialisation from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic period"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    10 April 2017

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    The Aegean Seminar in Zagreb hosted the following lectures. Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    13 March 2017: C. Murphy, "Breakable objects designed to last: the case of Minoan peak sanctuary anthropomorphic figurines"

    27-28 March 2017: R. Palmer, "Evidence for Wine and Fermented Beverages in the Bronze Age Aegean" and "Deer, Wild Goats and Horn-working in the Linear B Tablets"

    CAA 2017

    On 14-16 March 2017 the 45th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2017): Digital Archaeologies, Material Worlds (Past and Present) was held in Atlanta, GA. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    M. Pihokker, "Determining Spatial Relationships between Domestic Sites and Cemeteries of the Central Peloponnese"

    L. Harrison, "Mobilizing a Salvage Archaeology Dataset to Build a 3D Interpretive Visualization"

    W. Schmidle, S. Cuy, N. Kallas, F. Thiery, and J. Wieners, "Analyzing Reasons for Different Datings of Periods using the ChronOntology Time Gazetteer"

    Ancient Phokis

    On 30 March - 1 April 2017 an international congress entitled Ancient Phokis. New Approaches to its Archaeology, History, and Topography was held at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Athen in cooperation with the École française d'Athènes. Further information is available at https://www.dainst.org/documents/10180/2746993/Programme_Phokistagung2017-03-13_lowRes.pdf/a2dd01ed-dddf-4871-a7db-720ead037a62. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J.-M. Luce, "La céramique à Delphes et à Kalapodi de l'Age du fer"

    S. Jalkotzy-Deger, "The Mycenaean cemetery of Elateia-Alonaki and the Early Iron Age: a historical essay"

    2017 UK Archaeological Science Conference

    On 5-8 April 2017 the 2017 UK Archaeological Science Conference was held at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. Further information is available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/conferences/ukas2017. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    E. Stroud, "Chalcolithic agricultural practices on the Anatolian plateau: investigating crop husbandry through a multistranded approach"

    P. Vaiglova, A. Bogaard, R. Fraser, T. Karkanas, J. Evans, P. Halstead, T. Valamoti, M. Pappa, and J. Lee-Thorp, "Of Cattle and Feasts: using multiple isotopes to understand short- and long-term management patterns of animals consumed during feasts at Neolithic Makriyalos"

    M. Lorenzon, "Raw source materials in Minoan mudbrick production"

    R. Vykukal, "Lipid Analysis of Pottery from Ayia Triada Cave, Greece: Evidence for Ritualized Consumption?"

    11o Επιστημονικό Συμπόσιο

    On 6-7 April 2017 the Ενδέκατο Επιστημονικό Συμπόσιο - Ανασκαφή και Έρευνα XI: από το ερευνητικό έργο του Τομέας Αρχαιολογίας και Ιστορίας της Τέχνης was held by the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Further information is available at http://www.arch.uoa.gr/fileadmin/arch.uoa.gr/uploads/drast_arch/anaskafh_kai_ereyna_xi_program_2017.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Κ. Κοπανιάς, "Πού βρισκόταν η Χώρα της Danuna; Where was the Land of Danuna located?"

    Ε. Μαντζουράνη, Κ. Κοπανιάς, and Ι. Βοσκός, "Ο 'μεγάλος βασιλιάς της Αλασίας': αρχαιολογικές και γραπτές πηγές για την κοινωνικο-πολιτική οργάνωση της Κύπρου κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού. The 'Great King of Alashia': archaeological and textual evidence on the sociopolitical organization of Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age"

    Γ. Παπαδοπούλου, "'Τώρα σου έστειλα 500 'τάλαντα' χαλκού...'. Η επιστολή ΕΑ 35 από το αρχείο της Αμάρνα σταλμένη από τον βασιλιά της Αλασία προς τον Φαραώ. ʻNow I have sent to you 500 'talents' of copperʼ. Letter EA 35 of the Amarna archive sent by the king of Alašiya to the Pharaoh"

  • Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese

    10 April 2017

    On 6-9 April 2017 a Conference on Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese was held at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, organized by the PELOPS group in cooperation with the Swedish Institute at Athens and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.sia.gr/topics/2017/03/13/international-conference-human-environment-dynamics-peloponnese-beyond-ideas-methods-results/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Kaplan, P. Sommer, and R. Hughes, "Quantitative modeling of land use in the prehistoric and classical Peloponnese, to characterize influence on land cover, sustainability, and vulnerability of society to environmental change"

    A. Bogaard, V. Isaakidou, E. Nitsch, A. Styring, and P. Vaiglova, "Characterising land-use in prehistoric Greece and beyond: interdisciplinary approaches to on-site bioarchaeological evidence"

    M. Prent and S. Kluiving, "The Geraki Archaeological Project: 6000 years of human-environment interactions in southeastern Laconia"

  • Power and Authority

    10 April 2017

    On 7 April 2017 the 24th Archaeology and Theory Conference: Power and Authority – an archaeologist's friend or foe? was held at Groningen University. Further information is available at http://www.archaeologicaldialogues.nl/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. W. Wiersma, "From domestic architecture to social hierarchies"

    C. V. Alonso-Moreno, "Mycenae Rich in Gold: Social Discourse, Bias and Performance in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens"

    IEMA10

    On 8-9 April 2017 the Tenth Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) Visiting Scholar Conference. Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Research Strategies of Agro-Pastoralism in Upland Regions was held at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://www.iema.buffalo.edu/conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    M. L. Galaty, "Agro-Pastoralism in a Dispersed Village, Mountain Economy: Results of the Shala Valley Project, Northern Albania"

    M. Georgiadis, "Research at the Late Bronze Age peak sanctuary on Mt Leska, Kythera (Greece)"

  • March 2017 issue available

    07 March 2017

    The March 2017 issue of Nestor (44.3) is available as a free download.

  • Announcements

    07 March 2017

    AURA

    A new journal has been announced: the Athens University Review of Archaeology (AURA), an international, peer-reviewed archaeological journal published biannually by the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The journal will publish original papers in Greek or English about archaeology, art and material culture of the broader Hellenic world, from early Prehistory to Modern times, as well as about Environmental Archaeology, Archaeometry, Museology, and Computer Applications in Art and Archaeology. The range of studies will include synthetic works, reports on excavations and field surveys, studies of archaeological material or works of art, various case studies, as well as preliminary publications of on-going research projects dealing with the scientific areas described above. There will also be an AURA Supplement series, comprising monographs in Greek or English with the same areas of interest as the journal, and will include monographs, edited volumes, conference proceedings, and publications of excavations, archaeological material or works of art. Both AURA journal and AURA Supplements are open-access publications published electronically as a PDF file, with printing restrictions. Further information and author and submission guidelines are available at http://aura.arch.uoa.gr/aura/ or via email from aura@arch.uoa.gr.

    Études Crétoises

    The Études Crétoises series is now available online at http://cefael.efa.gr/result.php?site_id=1&serie_id=EtCret.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    07 March 2017

    Honouring Odysseus

    On 3 March 2017 a conference entitled Honouring Odysseus: celebrating the work of Robert Laffineur will be held at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/eventDetails/honouring-odysseus-celebrating-the-work-of-robert-laffineur. The program will be:

    J. Driessen, "Honouring Odysseus: celebrating the work of Robert Laffineur"

    E. Kountouri, "Ερευνώτας τη μυκηναϊκή βόρεια Κωπαΐδα: επιφανειακές και ανασκαφικές έρευνες κατά την περίοδο 2011-2016 / Investigating the Mycenaean Northern Kopais: surface survey and excavation research during the period 2011-2016"

    J. Wright, "Revolutionizing the social order and the creation of a Mycenaean visual culture"

    J. Bennet, "ko-wi-ro-wo-ko (and other specialists in the Mycenaean documents)"

    R. Laffineur, "Travelling the World. Thirty Years of Rencontres égéennes internationals/ International Aegean Conferences"

    The Archaeology of Forced Migration

    On 16-17 March 2017 a workshop entitled The Archaeology of Forced Migration: Conflict-induced Movement and Refugees in the Mediterranean at the End of the 13th c. BC will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information is available at https://sites.google.com/minoan-aegis.net/migration. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    J. Driessen and J. Bretschneider: Introduction

    Y. Hamilakis, "A Migration Crisis? Displacement, materiality, and experience"

    K. Nowicki, "The Late 13th Century BC Crisis in the East Mediterranean: Why the case of Crete matters"

  • The Creation of Landscapes V

    07 March 2017

    On 20-24 March 2017 an international open workshop entitled Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes V will be held in Kiel, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.workshop-gshdl.uni-kiel.de/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    E. Marinova, B. de Cupere, D. Frémondeau, P. Georgiev, I. Hristova, L. Ninov, K. Nikov, and H. Popov, "Bioarchaeological and geoarchaeological evidence on the living conditions in southeastern Bulgaria during the 2nd and 1st millennium BC"

    J. Whitley, "The multiple pasts of Archaic Greece: the landscapes of Crete and the Argolid 900-500 BCE"

    K. Dudlik, "Creation of memory? Tumulus from Lerna in context of EH III – LH I Argolis"

  • SSB 2017

    07 March 2017

    On 24-26 March 2017 a conference entitled Skeletons, Stories and Social Bodies Conference (SSB 2017) will be held at the University of Southampton, U.K. Further information is available at https://www.sssbconference.co.uk/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Kiorpe, "Commingled entities: the secondary manipulation of the dead in Early Bronze Age House Tomb 5, Kephala Petras, Siteia, Crete"

    SAA2017

    On 29 March - 2 April 2017 the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeologists (SAA2017) will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeeting/tabid/138/Default.aspx. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    L. Gonzalez Carretero and D. Q. Fuller, "9,000-Year-Old Cereal Meals: New Methods for the Analysis of Charred Food Remains from Çatalhöyük East (Turkey)"

    B. Tung, "Excavation Narratives and Reflexive Practices at Çatalhöyük"

    D. Lukas and C. Engel, "Changing Technologies, Changing Practices: The Transformation of the Çatalhöyük Research Database"

  • Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean

    07 March 2017

    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"

  • Past Conference

    07 March 2017

    CAARI Conference

    On 17-19 February 2017 the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) Conference. Environment, Landscape and Society: Diachronic Perspectives on Settlement Patterns in Cyprus was held in Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at http://caari.org/uncategorized/environment-landscape-and-society-diachronic-perspectives-on-settlement-patterns-in-cyprus/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. C. Wright, "The longue durée: the piedmont of the Corinthia and cycles of regional occupation"

    C. McCartney, "Ayia Varvara Asprokremmos, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A taskscape on the Yialias River in central Cyprus: implications of focused resource exploitation for understanding early connections between Cyprus and the mainland"

    P. Mylona, B. Devillers, and J.-D. Vigne, "Reconstructing the palaeoenvironment in southern Cyprus and its interaction with the Neolithic humans: the case of Klimonas (PPNA)"

  • February 2017 issue available

    06 February 2017

    The February 2017 issue of Nestor (44.2) is available as a free download.

  • Announcement

    06 February 2017

    CALIBRA

    The Cambridge Mycenaean Epigraphy Group has announced the launch of CALIBRA: the Cambridge Linear B Research Archive (http://calibra.classics.cam.ac.uk/). The archive currently hosts a searchable database of photographs of the Linear B tablets from Pylos (digitised and made available for personal academic use by kind permission of the University of Cincinnati; users are required to create an individual account in order to access the photographs). More information is available from mycep@classics.cam.ac.uk or at http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/Research/projects/mycep/.

  • Calls for Papers

    06 February 2017

    Ancient Communities and Their Elites

    On 10 February 2017 registration submissions are due for an international conference entitled Ancient Communities and Their Elites from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity (Central Europe – Mediterranean – Black Sea), to be held in Trnava, Slovakia from 6-8 October 2017 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the re-established Trnava University in Trnava and the 20th anniversary of the Department of Classical Archaeology. On 30 June 2017 abstract submissions and conference fee transfers are due. On 31 January 2018 manuscript submissions are due for publication. The conference languages are German, English, and French. Further information and the registration form are available at http://klasarch.truni.sk/conference-2017.

    AIA 2018

    On 12 March 2017 (26 March with a late fee) submissions for workshops, colloquia, undergraduate submissions, and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2018), to be held in Boston, MA from 4-7 January 2018. On 6 August 2017 (20 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, other open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 1 November 2017 roundtable and lightning session submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    06 February 2017

    Cycladic Seminar 2017

    The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for 2017. All lectures will be held at the Archaeological Society at Athens, 22 Panepistimiou Street, Athens.

    7 February 2017: M. Boyd, "The Keros sanctuary and the 'Keros Triangle': investigating Early Bronze Age terrestrial and maritime networks"

    28 March 2017: J. A. MacGillivray, "Reconsidering the Middle Minoan Pottery at Phylakopi in Melos. Επανεξέταση της Μινωικής κεραμικής στη Φυλακωπή Μήλου"

    3 October 2017: A. Vlachopoulos, "The Final Neolithic/Early Cycladic site at Vathy, Astypalaia and its rock art"

    12 December 2017: N. Kourou, "From the Bronze to the Early Iron Age in the Cyclades with a focus on pottery and mortuary practices"

    2nd Annual Workshop of the Archaeological Research Unit

    On 11 March 2017 the 2nd Annual Workshop of the Archaeological Research Unit: The Archaeological Research of the University of Cyprus, 2016 will be held at the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, Nicosia. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Conferences/ARU_Workshops/ARU-Workshop-2017-Programme.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    Μ. Ιακώβου and J. Tabolli, "Παλαίπαφος 2016: ανασκαφές, δειγματοληψίες και αναλύσεις στη Λαόνα και το Χατζηαπτουλά"

    Σ. Διάκου and Ά. Αγαπίου, "Από την ανασκαφή στη ψηφιακή καταγραφή: ανάπτυξη βάσης δεδομένων και εφαρμογή Γεωγραφικών Συστημάτων Πληροφοριών (GIS) για την επεξεργασία των ανασκαφικών δεδομένων από το οικονομικό σύμπλεγμα του Χατζηαμπτουλλά Παλαιπάφου"

    Α. Κ. Βιώνης, "Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus: αποτελέσματα της τρίτης ερευνητικής περιόδου"

  • In Poseidons Realm XXII

    06 February 2017

    On 17-19 March 2017 the conference In Poseidons Realm XXII: We're all in the same boat – the social importance of ships, rafts and ferries will be held at the RheinMoselCampus of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Chalkioti, "The prehistoric maritime landscape in the Northeast Aegean: coastal changes and early maritime crossings"

    M. Stefanile and P. Morra, "Homeric shipbuilding: trees, woods, tools and symbols"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    06 February 2017

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 24 January 2017 M. Gori and G. Recchia delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled, respectively, "Early Bronze Age in the south-western Balkans and the Aegean. Old interpretative frameworks and new research perspectives" and "Adriatic and Ionian Argonauts? The spread of the Cetina Culture features out of the Balkans." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    Aegean Lecture

    On 27 January 2017 L. Phialon delivered the Aegean Lecture entitled "Funerary landscapes in Middle Helladic and Early Mycenaean Central Greece: an update." Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures/category/aegean-lectures-year-2017/in/2017.

    Replica Knowledge

    On 2-4 February 2017 an international conference entitled Replica Knowledge: Histories, Processes and Identities. Internationales Symposium zu Repliken aus der Ägäischen Bronzezeit was held at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Further information is available at https://www.interdisciplinary-laboratory.hu-berlin.de/media/documents/PM_TAT_Replica_Knowledge.pdf. The program was:

    A. Boucher, "Thrones on board! A floating Aegean art exhibition in the 1930s"

    K. Lapatin, "The Use and Abuse of Replicas"

    H. Scheiffele, "Geschichte und Fertigungsmethoden der Galvanoplastischen Kunstanstalt der WMF Geislingen"

  • January 2017 issue available

    09 January 2017

    The January 2017 issue of Nestor (44.1) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    09 January 2017

    Robin Hägg Grant

    On 31 January 2017 applications are due for the Robin Hägg Grant through the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete to support postdoctoral research in Greece focusing on Aegean Prehistory. Candidates from all countries are eligible to apply who have completed their doctorate within the past eight years and are under forty years of age. In addition to the completed application form, available at www.instapstudycenter.net, proposals should include a curriculum vitae of the applicant, a 2-page description of the project that emphasizes the importance of working in Greece, relevant bibliography, copies of appropriate permits, and one letter of support from a colleague; the application and required information should be sent as attachments to elizabethshank@hotmail.com. The Robin Hägg Memorial Fund remains open for contributions; instructions for making a contribution are available at http://www.instapstudycenter.net/files/2017/Hagg/Hagg-2017-announcement.pdf.

  • BSA Greek and Roman Pottery Course

    09 January 2017

    On 15 February 2017 completed application forms and an academic reference letter are due for the British School at Athens Greek and Roman Pottery Course, to take place on 1-14 April 2017. Further information is available at http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php/teaching/postgraduate/greek-and-roman-pottery or contact the course coordinator, Dr. Kostis S. Christakis at knossoscurator@bsa.ac.uk.

  • Calls for Papers

    09 January 2017

    5th Young Researchers' Conference in Aegean Archaeology

    On 31 January 2017 abstracts (300 words) are due for the 5th Young Researchers' Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland on 1-2 June 2017 by the Department of Aegean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and Mare Nostrum Student's Scientific Organization. Proposals are invited from PhD students or candidates, as well as scholars who have already completed their doctoral research on all themes related to Aegean Archaeology, i.e. Aegean areas and cultures in the Bronze Age (i.e. art, crafts, everyday life; social, funerary, political landscapes; long-distance relations, Aegeans overseas, influence on other cultures; etc.), also in a broader context (new methods, approaches, technologies applied to the research; new technologies in data, research, site management; etc.). Proposals should be sent to egea@uw.edu.pl. Further information is available at http://www.archeo.uw.edu.pl/szablon.php?id=1208 or https://www.facebook.com/zaeiauw/.

    TAG-US 2017

    On 7 March 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2017. The Medium is the Message: Media and Mediation in Archaeology, to be held in Toronto on 19-20 May 2017. Further information is available at http://www.archaeology.utoronto.ca/registration.html.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 January 2017

    In Search of the Golden Fleece

    On 27-28 January 2017 a conference entitled In Search of the Golden Fleece: Linguistic and Cultural Interactions between Greece and the Ancient Near East will be held at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Further information is available at http://www.ertegun.ox.ac.uk/news-events/%E2%80%9C-search-golden-fleece%E2%80%9D-linguistic-and-cultural-interactions-between-greece-and-ancient. The program will be:

    P. Dardano, "Homeric covenantal terminology and its Near Eastern forerunners"

    S. Durnford, "Where was Aḫḫiya? Who was Attarissiya?"

    C. Metcalf, "The literary evidence - from Hittite to Homer?"

  • Understanding Relations Between Scripts II

    09 January 2017

    On 21-22 March 2017 the conference Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets will be held by the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Further information is available at https://crewsproject.wordpress.com/urbs2/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    W. Waal, "The journey from East to West. Rethinking the transmission and introduction of the alphabet to Greece"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 January 2017

    Α' Διεθνές Αρχαιολογικό και Ιστορικό Συνέδριο για τη Θεσπρωτία

    On 8-11 December 2016 the Α' Διεθνές Αρχαιολογικό και Ιστορικό Συνέδριο για τη Θεσπρωτία. 1st International Conference on the Archaeology and History of Thesprotia was held at Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa. Further information is available at http://www.igoumenitsamuseum.gr/view_events/7/3/forthcoming. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. Chabrol, V. Kapsimalis, and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, "Human occupation and geomorphological evolution of the Corfu strait (NW Greece) during the Holocene: submarine seismic profiles and sedimentological proxies"

    Γ. Κουρτέση-Φιλιππάκη, "Η αρχαιολογική έρευνα επιφανείας στη λεκάνη του Μέσου Καλαμά Θεσπρωτίας: 2011-2015"

    Θ. Παππάς and Π. Πομώνης, "Οι λίθινες πρώτες ύλες στη λεκάνη του Μέσου Καλαμά Θεσπρωτίας: Μια γεωαρχαιολογική προσέγγιση"

  • December 2016 issue available

    06 December 2016

    The December 2016 issue of Nestor (43.9) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    06 December 2016

    Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies

    On 1 February 2017 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent by email, ideally as a PDF attachment to the Classics Manager, Valerie James, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/awards/awards-prizes.

  • Calls for Papers

    06 December 2016

    ASOR 2017

    On 15 December 2016 proposals for sessions and workshops are due for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR 2017), to be held on 15-18 November 2017 in Boston, MA. On 9 January-15 February 2017 proposals for papers will be open, and from 9 January-1 August 2017 proposals for posters will be open. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/2017/sessions.html.

    South by Southeast

    On 15 December 2016 abstracts (150 words in English) are due for an international conference entitled South by Southeast: The History and Archaeology of the Southeast of Crete, from Myrtos to Kato Zakros, to be held on 1-2 July 2017 in Pacheia Ammos, Crete. This conference aims to promote a holistic and diachronic discussion of the available archaeological and historical information from all periods about this vibrant region, its role in the major coastal and maritime networks of East Crete, and its unique culture, as well as its current interpretations. Abstracts should be sent to southbysoutheast2017@gmail.com.

    13th International Congress of Thracology

    On 31 December 2016 abstracts and registration are due for the 13th International Congress of Thracology. Ancient Thrace: Myth and Reality, to be held on 3-7 September 2017 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. On 31 March 2017 transfer of the conference fee is due. Contributions concerning any aspects of and approaches to Thracian antiquity are welcome, including Thracian and related history, archaeology, art, culture, language, religion, numismatics, epigraphy, and interdisciplinary studies in a time-span ranging from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. The congress languages will be English, German and French. Further information is available at http://www.thracology2017.com/en/index.php.

    Dynamics and Organisation of Textile Production

    On 15 January 2017 paper titles and abstracts (ca. 250 words) are due for an international conference entitled Dynamics and Organisation of Textile Production in Past Societies in Europe and the Mediterranean, to be held on 21-22 June 2017 at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź, Poland. Abstracts should be submitted to a.ulanowska@uw.edu.pl; siennicka@hum.ku.dk; m.grupa@wp.pl. Further information is available at http://iaepan.vot.pl/osrodkiwszystkie/osrodek-etnologii-i-antropologii-wspolczesnosci/78-pl/instytut/aktualnosci-instytutu/1562-konferencja-tekstylna.

    XIXth ICCA

    On 15 March 2017 proposals for panels are due for the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology (XIXth ICCA), to be held on 22-26 May 2018 in Bonn and Cologne; the calls for papers and workshops, and registration will open on 1 May 2017. The primary theme will be "Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World." Further information is available at http://www.aiac2018.de/. Panels concerning Greco-Roman civilization and their neighbouring cultures from the Aegean Bronze Age to the end of Late Antiquity are invited for the following sessions:

    The human factor: demography, nutrition, health, epidemics

    The impact of natural environmental factors on ancient economy: climate, landscape

    Systems of production: land use, industry, technology, artistic production

    System of extraction: mining, pollution, technology,

    Distribution: trade and exchange, monetarization, credit, networks, transport, infrastructure (e.g. ports)

    Consumption: daily and luxury consumption, conspicuous consumption, waste, recycling, diet

    Economy of cult: investment, religious and ritual consumption, economics of death

    The role of the city in the ancient economy: urban infrastructure, relations between town and country

    The military economy at war and peace

    Economy of knowledge: education, innovation, literacy

    Methodology: survey archaeology, natural sciences, quantification

    Other topics outside the main theme of the conference are open to suggestions

    4th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy

    On 20 April 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) and short speaker biographies (100 words maximum) in either Greek or English are due for oral presentations (15 minutes) at the 4th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy: Known, forgotten and lost grains, to be held on 29-30 July 2017 in Chania, Crete; on 20 April 2017 abstracts (70 words maximum) and speaker biographies (100 words maximum) in either Greek or English are due for posters. Proposals are invited from academics, independent scholars, and professionals in the fields of humanities and social sciences (such as archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, anthropology, sociology, history, cross-cultural studies, education, ethics, women studies, literature, philology, etc.), ethnobotanologists, botanologists, grain growers, bakers, artisans, brewers, cooks and chefs, artists and activists, journalists and writers, in the form of oral and poster presentations, literary reflections, pieces of art, performances and interactive experiments relating to the theme of the Symposium. Further information is available at https://greekgastronomy.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/known-forgotten-and-lost-grains-4th-symposium-of-greek-gastronomy-call-for-papers/. Topics will include but are not limited to:

    Early human grain consumption

    History of floury grains

    Bread, beer, and other uses of grains

    Forgotten and lost grain crops

    Cultivation, grain processing, bread–making and gender

    Grain choices and social class

    Cultural differences in processing and consumption

    Grains, bread, feast and famine

    Cereal grains and politics

    Grain prices: scarcity and abundance

    Grain trade and market efficiency

    Grains, bread, city and country connections

    History of technology, environmental history and grains

    How grains became a standardized commodity

    Trends in grain / bread consumption through history

    Leavened and unleavened: Christian identity and self-definition

    Grains, farming, eating and their influence on art and literature

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    06 December 2016

    Minoan Seminar

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2016-2017. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the secretary@minoanseminar.gr. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

    25 November 2016: P. Tomkins, "Making p(a)laces, stabilising the social. Understanding the emergence of the Minoan palaces during the Cretan Early Bronze Age"

    3 March 2017: M. Marthari, "Investigating the outskirts of the prehistoric town at Akrotiri, Thera: a rich LC I/LM IA building complex at the site of Raos"

    31 March 2017: C. MacDonald and L. Girella, "North and South. Central Crete from the later Protopalatial into the earlier Neopalatial periods"

    26 May 2017: E. Hatzaki: "Rus in Urbe: Late Bronze Age Knossos"

    CAA-GR 2016

    On 20-21 December 2016 the 2nd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference in Greece (CAA-GR 2016) will be held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Further information is available at http://www.caa-gr.org/2016/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    Α. Argyriou and A. Sarris, "Geoinformatic approaches to assess the landform characteristics of Minoan settlements and characterize the water management planning in Bronze Age Crete"

    Θ. Αγγελοπούλου and Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, "Μοντελοποίηση των ανασκαφικών συγκειμένων: εννοιολογική αρχιτεκτονική και συμβατότητα στην τεκμηρίωση προϊστορικών θέσεων"

    C. Papadopoulos, Y. Hamilakis, N. Kyparissi-Apostolika, and M. Diaz-Guardamino, "Digital engagements with clay: computational imaging and 3D printing for the study, interpretation and dissemination of the Neolithic figurines from Koutroulou Magoula, Greece"

    BANEA 2017

    On 4-6 January 2017 the 2017 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2017) will be held in Glasgow. Further information is available at http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/archaeologyresearch/projects/banea2017/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Jacobs, "The Many Dimensions of Plain Ware Pottery in Late Bronze Age Cyprus: an examination of a potters' community at Alassa"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    06 December 2016

    Ιστορικό και πολιτιστικό τοπίο

    On 3-5 November 2016 a conference entitled Ιστορικό και πολιτιστικό τοπίο: παρεμβάσεις και διαχείριση, πρόσληψη και μετασχηματισμοί was held in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.piop.gr/el/Activities/ekdiloseis-mouseia/IA_diimerida_perivallontos_2016.aspx. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Δ. Μιχαηλίδης, "Η προϊστορία του φυσικού περιβάλλοντος της περιοχής της Βραυρώνας βάσει της μελέτης απολιθωμάτων πτηνών από τη σπηλαιοδολίνη Βραυρώνας"

    Λ. Καραλή, "Θαλασσινά τοπία: Οι ακτές και ο κόσμος της θάλασσας μέσα από τα αρχαιοπεριβαλλοντικά κατάλοιπα"

    Δ. Μυλωνά, "Βιωμένα θαλασσινά τοπία της προϊστορίας: μια αρχαιολογική προσέγγιση"

    Λ. Μενδώνη, "Το παραγωγικό τοπίο των Κυκλάδων. Μια εθνοαρχαιολογική προσέγγιση"

    J. C. Wright, "Ολοκληρωμένα πολιτιστικά τοπία: έννοιες και πρακτικές"

    Δο Τοπικό Συνέδριο Λακωνικών Σπουδών

    On 10-12 November 2016 the Δο Τοπικό Συνέδριο Λακωνικών Σπουδών was held in Sparta. Further information is available at http://www.laconialive.gr/4ο-τοπικό-συνέδριο-λακωνικών-σπουδών-δ/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Α. Μπάνου, "Η Λακωνία υπό το φως των εξελίξεων της μυκηναϊκής αρχαιολογίας: Ερευνητικές υποθέσεις και προοπτικές"

    Connecting Cultures

    On 23-25 November 2016 an international archaeological symposium entitled Kültürlerin Bağlantısı: Başlangıcından Roma Dönemi Sonuna kadar Eski Yakın Doğuda Ticaret ve Bölgelerarası İlişkiler. Connecting Cultures: Trade and Interconnections in the Ancient Near East from the Beginning until the End of the Roman Period was held in Lefkoşa/Nicosia. Further information is available at http://www.arkeo.hacettepe.edu.tr/belgeler/finalprogram.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Şevketoğlu, "Tatlısu-Çiftlikdüzü (Akanthou-Arkosykos) Aceramic Neolithic Settlement in Cyprus and its Anatolian Connections"

    N. K. Bostanci, "Pre-Neolithic Hunter-Gatherer-Fisher Seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean: New Perspectives from Cyprus"

    C. M. Erek, "İlk Sonuçlara Göre Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti'ndeki Prehistorik Dönem İzleri"

  • PPN Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Near East

    06 December 2016

    On 23-27 November 2016 the 8th International Conference on PPN Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Near East: Near Eastern Lithic Technologies on the Move - Interactions and Contexts in the Neolithic Traditions was held at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Conferences/CypPPN8_Program.pdf. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. H. Simmons, "No Chipped Stone is an Island: A Reimagining of the Role of Early Cypriot Lithic Assemblages within the Neolithic World"

    F. Briois, "Introduction, adaptation and development of the first Pre Pottery Neolithic communities in Cyprus: The contribution of lithic industries in the Amathus area"

    C. McCartney, "Lithic contexts at the site of Ayia Varvara Asprokremnos, evidence for specialization"

  • Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    06 December 2016

    On 1 December 2016 the following lectures were delivered to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb; further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr:

    A. Gyucha, "From the Aegean to the Carpathian Basin: Patterns of Sedentism in the Neolithic"

    D. Riebe, "From the Aegean to the Carpathian Basin: The Exploitation and Exchange of Obsidian in Prehistory"

    Mortuary Variability and Social Diversity in Ancient Greece

    On 1-2 December 2016 an international workshop for early career scholars entitled Mortuary Variability and Social Diversity in Ancient Greece was held at the Netherlands Institute at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.nia.gr/images/Program_web.jpg. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    E. Panagiotopoulou, "Protogeometric Thessaly: an integrated study of burial practices and isotope analysis of human remains"

    A. Alexandridou, "'Equal in death': the social implications of funerary inclusivity in Late Geometric Attica and beyond"

    PeClA 2016

    On 1-2 December 2016 the 5th International Postgraduate Conference Perspectives on Classical Archaeology 2016: New Directions in Classical Archaeology (PeClA 2016) was held at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at http://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/en/pecla2016_eng. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    U. Berndt, "Navigating the Gap Between Modern Theory and Ancient Sources: Two Examples from Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Sanctuaries in Greece"

    M. Smíšek, "The Impact of Volcanic Eruptions on the Civilizations of the Mediterranean during the Bronze Age"

    F. Franković, "Boys and Girls for the Minotaur – Leaping over Gender in the Late Bronze Age Aegean"

  • November 2016 issue available

    01 November 2016

    The November 2016 issue of Nestor (43.8) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    01 November 2016

    Margo Tytus Scholarships

    On 1 February 2017 applications are due for both the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program and the Cincinnati Summer Residency Program for 2017-2018. Applicants for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program will ordinarily be senior scholars who are a minimum of five years beyond receipt of the PhD, with notable publication histories, who are expected to be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for a minimum of one semester (ca. four months) and a maximum of two during the regular academic year. Tytus Scholars receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus housing near campus and a transportation allowance, as well as office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library.

    Applicants for the Cincinnati Summer Residency program may be more recent PhDs and other scholars who would benefit from the use of a world-class classics library with their Ph.D. in hand by the time of application, and will ordinarily be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for approximately two months in the summer terms, May to mid-August. Cincinnati Summer Residents receive housing near campus and office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library only. Further information and application forms are available at http://classics.uc.edu/index.php/tytusinfo. 

  • Calls for Papers

    01 November 2016

    EAA AM 2017

    On 30 November 2016 proposals for sessions are due for the 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2017), to be held in Maastricht (Kingdom of the Netherlands) from 30 August–2 September 2017. On 31 January–15 March 2017 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 30 April 2017 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://www.eaa2017maastricht.nl/. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

    Twenty-five Years after Maastricht: Archaeology and Europe's future

    The Valletta Convention: the next 25 years

    Trans- and Metadisciplinary Approaches in Archaeology

    The 'Third Science Revolution' in Archaeology

    Comparing Archaeology Across Regions and Periods

    Interpreting the Archeological Record

    Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology

    On 15 January 2017 titles and abstracts (300 words maximum) for papers (20 minutes) or posters are due for a conference entitled Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology: Under the Mediterranean, to be held on 20-24 October 2017 in Nicosia, organized by The Honor Frost Foundation in commemoration of the anniversary of the centenary of Honor Frost's birth on the island of Cyprus (28 October 1917). English will be the official language of the conference; grants are available for early career researchers that are from or who work in the eastern Mediterranean (Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt) and whose paper or poster proposals are accepted by the conference Steering Committee.  Further information is available at http://honorfrostfoundation.org/the-honor-frost-foundation-conference-of-mediterranean-maritime-archaeology-under-the-mediterranean/. Session themes, to which presentations should be related, will be:

    In the Footsteps of Honor Frost (by invitation only)

    Connected by the Sea

    Seafaring, Navigation and Maritime Space

    Ports, Harbours and Anchorages in the Ancient Mediterranean: New Discoveries and New Approaches

    Maritime Cultural Landscape

    Maritime Transport Containers

    Shipwrecks

    Ship Construction in the Ancient Mediterranean: Methods, Driving Factors, and Cross-Cultural Exchange

    New Technologies and Maritime Archaeology

    Conservation and Archaeological Science

    Maritime Archaeological Management

    Maritime Cyprus

    EMAC2017

    On 31 January 2017 abstracts are due for the 14th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC2017), to be held on 6-9 September 2017 in Bordeaux. Further information is available at https://emac2017.sciencesconf.org/. The symposium themes will be:

    Environmental and raw material studies (clay, temper, fuel...)

    Gestures and techniques (chaîne-opératoire, production processes, object biography...)

    Ceramic function and use (organic residues, use-wear analysis...)

    Provenance and networks

    Technical ceramics (metallurgy, glass making...)

    Slips and glazes

    New methodologies and data analysis (3D, portable and non-invasive techniques, statistics...)

    Chronology

    CIPA 2017

    On 1 February 2017 abstracts are due for the 26th International Symposium of the International Committee for Architectural Photogrammetry (CIPA 2017). Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation, to be held on 28 August–1 September 2017 in Ottowa; on 30 April camera-ready papers (8 pages) are due. Further information is available at http://cipaottawa.org/. The main symposium themes will be:

    Identifying heritage places for posterity and preparedness

    Digitizing heritage places

    Assisted fabrication of artifacts for posterity and conservation

    Managing, valorizing and disseminating heritage information

    Monitoring, simulation and resilience

    Rehabilitating heritage places

    Special Sessions

    XVIII UISPP

    On 31 March 2017 session proposals are due for the XVIII Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Science 2018: adaptation et durabilite des societes prehistoriques et protohistoriques face aux variations climatiques, to be held on 3-9 September 2018 in Paris; on 1 May-30 November 2017 proposals for communications will be open. Further information, including a list of sub-themes, is available at https://uispp2018.sciencesconf.org/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 November 2016

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 2 November 2017 J. Hruby will deliver a lecture to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled " Poseidon's Impact on the Mycenaean Palace of Nestor." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    150 χρόνια μελέτης του ηφαιστείου της Σαντορίνης

    On 3-5 November 2016 an international conference entitled 150 χρόνια μελέτης του ηφαιστείου της Σαντορίνης. Probing the Santorini volcano for 150 years will be held on Santorini. Further information is available at http://nemo.conferences.gr/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    N. Karadimas, "'I saw curious things ... marble figurines, which announce the infancy of art': the story of prehistoric archaeology of the Cyclades before the first excavations on Therasia and Thera in 1866-1867"

    T. H. Druitt, C. Athanassis, A. Cadoux, F. Costa, E. Deloule, T. Flaherty, M. Mercier, P. Nomikou, and B. Scaillet, "New insights into the Late-Bronze-Age eruption of Santorini"

    A. Cadoux, S. Bekki, B. Scaillet, C. Oppenheimer, and T. H. Druitt, "Atmospheric impact of the Bronze-Age 'Minoan' eruption of Santorini Volcano"

  • 23rd Neolithic Seminar

    01 November 2016

    On 4-5 November 2016 the 23rd Neolithic Seminar: From Chronos to Chronologies. Radiocarbon Dating and Chronological Modelling of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Temporality in Eurasia will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available at http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/arheologija/1/Dejavnosti/Konference-in-posveti/Neolitski-seminarji__.aspx. Papers of interest to

    Y. Maniatis and K. Kotsakis, "Tracing the spreading of neolithisation in the Aegean with radiocarbon dating"

    A. Reingruber, "Neolithic Thessaly: radiocarbon dated phases and subphases"

    AIA 2017

    On 5-8 January 2017 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2017) will be held in Toronto. Further information is available at https://www.archaeological.org/annualmeeting. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    E.-A. Prevedorou, J. E. Buikstra, G. W. Gordon, and K. J. Knudson, "Paleomobility and Paleodiet through Biogeochemistry in Early Bronze Age Attica"

    M. Carignano, "Soup's on! Expanding the Picture of Minoan Meals through Functional Analysis of Cooking Pots and Tablewares"

    C. McNamee, "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Using Microbotanical Evidence to Examine Bronze Age Subsistence"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 November 2016

    EuroMed 2016

    On 31 October-5 November 2016 the 6th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2016) was held at the Filoxenia Conference Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2016.eu/index.php. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    P. Koutsabasis, "Adult and Children User Experience with Leap Motion in Digital Heritage: The Cycladic Sculpture Application"

  • October 2016 issue available

    04 October 2016

    The October 2016 issue of Nestor (43.7) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    04 October 2016

    Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2017 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Applicants should complete the application form (downloadable from the MAT web-site: https://sites.google.com/site/medarchtrust/grants), which should be sent by e-mail attachment, to Dr. Jai Clifford-Holmes: medarchtr@gmail.com;
in case of difficulty, please contact him on: jai.clifford.holmes@gmail.com.

  • Calls for Papers

    04 October 2016

    PeClA 2016

    On 1 October 2016 abstracts for papers and posters (500 words) are due for the 5th International Postgraduate Conference Perspectives on Classical Archaeology 2016: New Directions in Classical Archaeology (PeClA 2016), to be held on 1-2 December 2016 at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Abstracts should be sent to PeCla.conference@ff.cuni.cz.

    CAA 2017

    On 28 October 2016 abstracts for papers and posters (250 words) are due for the 45th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2017): Digital Archaeologies, Material Worlds (Past and Present), to be held on 14-16 March 2017 in Atlanta. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    04 October 2016

    London Mycenaean Seminars

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2016-2017, 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.

    19 October 2016: S. Aulsebrook, "Nuances of metal vessel usage in the Mycenaean political world"

    9 November 2016: C. Macdonald, "The early Neopalatial palace of Knossos: development and domain"

    7 December 2016: O. Dickinson, "The use and abuse of the Ahhiyawa texts"

    18 January 2017: S. Ferrara, "The origins of writing in the Aegean"

    15 February 2017: P. Halstead, "Two oxen in the Bronze Age: traditional Mediterranean farming and the political economy of Mycenaean palaces"

    8 March 2017: Y. Papadatos, "A mountain view of Neopalatial Crete: new evidence from the Ierapetra uplands"

    17 May 2017, 5:00 pm: J. Maran, Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture (TBC)

    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; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    2 October 2016: E. Hatzaki, "Fluidity and Stasis in the Cityscape of Late Bronze Age Knossos"

    18 November 2016: S. R. Stocker and J. L. Davis, "A Prince of Pylos: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior"

    16 December 2016: P. M. Day, "Late Mycenaean Transport Jars and Commodity Movement in Political Context: New evidence from the Argolid"

    10 February 2017: P. M. Fischer, "Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus, 1600–1150 BCE: The Rise and Fall of a Trade Metropolis"

    24 March 2017: J. Moody, "Veteran and Sacred trees in Modern and Minoan Crete"

    21 April 2017: J. Maran, "Tiryns: From the Rise of Its Palace to the Post-Palatial Resurgence"

    Zwischen Identitätskonstruktion und Unterweltsvorstellungen

    On 10-11 November 2016 a colloquium entitled Zwischen Identitätskonstruktion und Unterweltsvorstellungen: Griechische Gräber und ihr Kontext im Spiegel neuer Funde will be held at the Campus Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    O. Visyinou, "Attica beyond Athens: 9th – 6th c. BC burials"

    ASOR 2016

    On 16-19 November 2016 the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place in San Antonio, Texas. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Martino, "A Quantitative Method for the Creation of Typologies for Qualitatively Described Objects: A Case Study of Prehistoric Figurines from Anatolia and Southeastern Europe"

    A. Marciniak, "The Late Neolithic Çatalhöyük: After 15 years of Excavations"

    B. Horejs, "The Way to Regional Identities in Neolithic Western Anatolia"

  • Gathered in Death

    04 October 2016

    On 8-9 December 2016 an international workshop entitled Gathered in Death: Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives on Collective Burial and Social Organisation will take place at Salle du Sénat Académique, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). Further information is available at http://sites.uclouvain.be/arc-crisis/?p=14703%3E. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. Knüsel, E. Schotsmans, and S. Haddow, "House Societies, Ancestors, and Burials at Neolithic Çatalhöyük: Attempting to Disentangle Collective and Multiple Burials"

    B. Legarra Herrero, "Collective burials and the creation of communities in the 3rd and 2nd Millennium Mediterranean: Crete and southeast Iberia"

    N. Papadimitriou and D. Catapoti, "Performing the 'collective' in Early Minoan and Early Mycenaean funerals"

    Οι Αχαιοί στην Ελλάδα. Gli Achei in Grecia

    On 12-13 December 2016 a conference entitled Οι Αχαιοί στην Ελλάδα και στη Μεγάλη Ελλάδα: νέα ευρήματα και νέες προοπτικές. Gli Achei in Grecia e in Magna Grecia: nuove scoperte e nuove prospettive will be held at the Πολύκεντρο - Συνεδριακό Κέντρο Αιγίου. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    E. Borgna and A. G. Vordos, "Micenei e Achei. Note preliminari sull'occupazione della Trapezà tra la fine dell'età del bronzo e la prima età storica"

    Β. Αργυρόπουλος, "Ευρήματα των Μυκηναϊκών και των Μέσων Γεωμετρικών χρόνων σε Μεσοελλαδικό κτιστό κιβωτιόσχημο τάφο στην περιοχή των Φαρών. Η ερμηνεία των στοιχείων"

    Ι. Μόσχος and Φ. Ζ. Αλεξοπούλου, "Η Μυκηναϊκή νεκρόπολη των Πατρών μεταξύ Ανατολής και Δύσης"

    Ι. Μόσχος, "Πολιτικές και Κοινωνικές εξελιξεις κατά την μετάβαση στους Ιστορικούς χρόνους"

    Μ. Γκαζής and Κ. Ακτύπη, "Η χρήση του Μυκηναϊκού νεκροταφείου της Βούντενης Πατρών κατά την Πρωτογεωμετρική και τη Γεωμετρική περίοδο"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    04 October 2016

    Γυναίκες της Μεσογείου

    On 11 September 2016 a conference entitled Γυναίκες της Μεσογείου. Γυναικείες Παρουσίες στην Προϊστορίατης Κρήτης και του Αιγαίου was held in Iraklion. Further information is available at http://www.heraklion.gr/municipality/municipality-press-releases/heraklion-cultural-festival-pente-syn-enas-politismoi-hmerida-gynaikes-mesogeios-110916.html. The program was:

    L. Goodison, "Sun/moon gender perceptions. Evidence for a female sun in the prehistoric Aegean"

    Χ. Μαραγκού, "Θήλεια πλάσματα: Aπομιμήσεις του αισθητού και είδωλα του φαντασιακού κόσμου. Ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις της γυναικείας εικονογραφίας στο πρώιμο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο και τις γειτονικές περιοχές"

    Κ. Κόπακα, "Γυναίκες στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο και τη μινωική Κρήτη. Μια αναστοχαστική αφήγηση"

    Egyptian Commerce and Communication

    On 12 September 2016 a conference entitled Undercurrents: new work on Egyptian commerce and communication outside the Nile valley was held at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/archaeology-classics-and-egyptology/undercurrents-conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    M. Montesanto, "Use and appreciation of the Aegean-inspired pottery at Alalakh in the Early Iron Age"

    M. Cultraro, "All not so quiet on the western front: Manifold patterns of Cypriot-Aegean interactions in Egypt, North Africa and Sicily during the New Kingdom"

    A. Hodgkinson, "Amara and Uluburun: archaeological evidence of long-distance trade of Egyptian glass ingots?"

    Cyprus

    On 24 September 2016 a conference entitled Four Decades of Hiatus in Archaeological Research in Cyprus: Towards Restoring the Balance was held in Lefkosia. Further information is available at http://www.moi.gov.cy/MOI/pio/pio2013.nsf/All/94A1CCB38FAD6FF9C22580350044CD79?OpenDocument&L=E. The program was:

    M. Mina, "Piecing together the prehistoric archaeological record: the view through the Cyprus Museum storage rooms and archival material"

    E. Alphas, "From a Bronze Age tomb in Cyprus to the estate of a gentleman in Sussex: measures taken and problems faced in the investigations on the illicit trade of antiquities"

    A. H. Simmons, "Protecting and preserving the 'deep time' prehistory of Cyprus"

  • The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of the Bronze and Iron Ages

    04 October 2016

    On 27-28 September 2016 a conference entitled The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of the Bronze and Iron Ages was held at the University of Warsaw. Further information is available at http://www.ihuw.pl/system/files/announcement-attachments/program_konferencji_the_aegean_and_the_levant_at_the_turn_of_the_bronze_and_iron_ages.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. Maeir, "The Philistines: 'Things ain't what they used to be'"

    R. Oreshko, "Ahhiyawa - Danu(na) - Palasti(na). Aegean Ethnica in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Light of Old and New Hieroglyphic-Luwian Evidence"

    Z. Simon, "What do we really know about the Philistine language?"

  • Έρευνα και προβολή του αρχαιολογικού υφάσματος στην Ελλάδα

    04 October 2016

    On 1 October 2016 a conference entitled Έρευνα και προβολή του αρχαιολογικού υφάσματος στην Ελλάδα was held at ICOM - Hellenic National Committee in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.museology.gr/events/artex. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Δ. Σφακιανάκης: “Ρίξε κάτι πάνω σου. εναλλακτικοί τρόποι ένδυσης και σχήματα μινωικών ρούχων"

    Χ. Κουκούλη Χρυσανθάκη, Σ. Παπαδόπουλος, Σ. Βακιρτζή, and Δ. Κεχαγιάς, “Προϊστορική κλωστοϋφαντουργία . Η περίπτωση της Σκάλας Σωτήρος Θάσου”

    Τ. Μπολώτη, “Ύφάσματα και θρησκευτικά δρώμενα στη Γραμμική Β”

  • September 2016 issue available

    02 September 2016

    The September 2016 issue of Nestor (43.6) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    02 September 2016

    INSTAP 2017

    On 1 November 2016 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2017 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC) Librarian Fellowship, the SCEC Petrography Internship, Six-Week Research Grants at INSTAP SCEC, and the 2016-2017 Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net.

  • Calls for Papers

    02 September 2016

    In Poseidons Realm XXII

    On 31 October 2016 titles and abstracts (250 words including up to 2 figures) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XXII: We're all in the same boat – the social importance of ships, rafts and ferries, to be held on 17-19 March 2017 at the RheinMoselCampus of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. Papers are invited on topics of archaeology and history of navigation on Rhine and Moselle, as are those on sociology and cultural history of the nautical life through all periods and regions as well as on issues relating to communication allowed by watercraft to cross rivers, lakes and seas including its effects. Reports on new results of all kinds of field and basic studies or present theoretical discussions of old and new problems will also be welcome, as will reports on other kinds of new findings, on results from nautical and freshwater archaeology and cultural history, and on the latest developments of methodology and technology. Conference papers will be published in Skyllis. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/.

    BANEA 2017

    On 15 September 2016 session and workshop proposals (including a list of agreed speakers, titles, and abstracts) are due for the 2017 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2017), to be held on 4-6 January 2017 in Glasgow, with the main theme of Grand Challenges and Blue Skies in the Study of the Ancient Near East; on 31 October 2016 paper and poster titles and abstracts (200 words) are due. Further information is available at http://www.gla.ac.uk/. Conference sessions will include:

    Encounters with Materials and Technologies

    Routines, Memory and Performance

    Landscapes of Transition

    Archaeologies in and of Conflict

    Big Data, Large Scales, Long-term - New Approaches

    Ongoing Fieldwork

    Posters

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    02 September 2016

    Cycladic Seminar

    The Cycladic Seminar has announced the following schedule of lectures in Autumn 2016, to be held at the Archaeological Society at Athens, 22 Panepistimiou Street.

    4 October 2016: D. Panagiotopoulos, "An enigmatic (;) absence. On the meagre evidence for seals and sealing practices in the Bronze Age Cyclades"

    8 December 2016: J. Wright, "Full Circle: the tale of a prehistoric survey on Kythnos"

    Dialoghi sull'Archeologia della Magna Grecia e del Mediterraneo

    On 7-9 September 2016 a conference entitled Dialoghi sull'Archeologia della Magna Grecia e del Mediterraneo: Rassegna annual di studi, ricerche e notizie di scoperte promossa dalla Fondazione Paestum will be held in Paestum. Further information is available at http://www.dialarchmed.com/en/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Vassilogamvrou, "The Mycenaean palace of Sparta and his weapons. An epochal discovery"

    12th International Congress of Cretan Studies

    On 21-24 September 2016 the 12 Διεθνές Κρητολογικό Συνέδριο. 12th International Congress of Cretan Studies will be held in Heraklion. Further information is available at http://www.12-iccs.gr./index.php/12ICCS/ICCS2016. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    G. Cadogan, "Μινωικές μετακινήσεις: "δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸνποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης'"

    M. Cultraro, "The PREPI Project: Late Neolithic and Early Minoan settlement at Siderospilia, Prinias"

    D. Lange, "Social mobility and collective identity. The Early Minoan Tholos tombs and the individual"

  • (Social) Place and Space in Early Mycenaean Greece

    02 September 2016

    (Social) Place and Space in Early Mycenaean Greece

    On 5-8 October 2016 a conference entitled (Social) Place and Space in Early Mycenaean Greece, organized by the Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Cooperation with the Austrian Archaeological Institute will be held in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/place-and-space.html. The program will be:

    J. C. Wright, "Early Mycenaean Greece: what we still don't know"

    B. Eder, G. Hatzi-Spiliopoulou, and B. Horejs, "Strategies in space: the Early Mycenaean site of Kakovatos in Triphylia"

    C. de Vree, "The tholos tombs of Kakovatos – their place in Early Mycenaean Greece"

  • Bronze Age Aegean - South Caucasus Workshop

    02 September 2016

    On 23-25 September 2016 an international workshop entitled Aegean World and South Caucasus: Cultural Relations in the Bronze Age will be held in Tbilisi. The program will be:

    Z. Bragvadze, "Colchis-Aegean Relations in the Middle Bronze Age"

    M. Kvachadze and G. Narimanishvili, "Late Bronze-Early Iron Ages Beads from Trialeti"

    N. Shanshashvili and G. Narimanishvili, "Dynamics and Nature of the Relations Between South Caucasus and Aegean World in the Bronze Age"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    02 September 2016

    Commemorative Symposium for Professor Oliver Rackham

    On 13-14 August 2016 a Commemorative Symposium for Professor Oliver Rackham was held at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Further information is available at http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/corpus-events/commemorative-symposium-for-professor-oliver-rackham/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    P. Warren, “Oliver Rackham and the Ancient Landscapes of Crete”

    WAC-8 Kyoto

    On 28 August - 1 September 2016 the Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8 Kyoto) was held at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Further information is available at http://wac8.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    E. Aspöck, “Digitizing Early Farming Cultures: sharing data on Neolithic sites and finds in Greece and Anatolia”

    K. Lorentz, “Archaeologies of Childhood in the Mediterranean: The case of Cyprus”

    D. Pullen, “Entrepreneurs, the Market, and Craft Production in Mycenaean State Economies”

  • EAA AM 2016

    02 September 2016

    On 31 August – 4 September 2016 the 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2016) was held in Vilnius, Lithuania. Further information is available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://eaavilnius2016.lt/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    N. Russell, "Spirit Birds at Neolithic Çatalhöyük"

    M. Crudo, J. K. Jacobsen, G. P. Mittica, and S. G. Saxkjaer, "Greek Migration along the Ionian Coastline (Southern Italy)"

    K. Luci, "The Middle Bronze Age necropolis in Gllareva - the Mycenaean influence in Kosova"

  • May 2016 issue available

    20 June 2016

    The May 2016 issue of Nestor (43.5) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    20 June 2016

    SAA 2017

    On 8 September 2016 abstracts (200 words) for submissions are due for the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, to be held on 29 March–2 April 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Individual submissions may be papers/research reports, or posters; formats for organized sessions include symposium, electronic symposium, poster symposium, forum, debate, or lightning round. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeeting/tabid/138/Default.aspx.

    PeCla 2016

    On 1 October 2016 abstracts (500 words) for papers or posters are due for the 5th International Postgraduate Conference: New Directions in Classical Archaeology (PeCla 2016), to be held on 1–2 December 2016 at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic. Further information is available at http://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/en/pecla2016_eng.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    20 June 2016

    International Ancient Warfare Conference 2016

    On 28-30 June 2016 the International Ancient Warfare Conference 2016 will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden. Further information is available at http://historiskastudier.gu.se/forskning/konferenser/international-ancient-warfare-conference-2016. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Kramer, "Of Ships and Shields: The Dipylon Shield and the Mycenaean Galley at the Bronze Age-Early Iron Age Transition"

    I. Georganas, "How Militaristic were Aegean Bronze Age Societies?"

    P. M. Fischer, "Cyprus in the Centre of the Storm: The 12th Century's BCE Crisis Years on Cyprus"

    L. Alberti, "Peaceful 'Minoans' vs. Warlike 'Mycenaeans'? The Meaning of Weaponry found in the Knossian Tombs of the Late Bronze Age: Roles, Status and Multiple Identities"

    T. Alusik, "Slinging in the Prehistoric Aegean: New Perspectives"

    LAC 2016

    On 23-25 August 2016 the 4th International Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2016) will be hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University. Further information is available at http://www.arkeologi.uu.se/LAC_2016+/?languageId=1. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    R. Veropoulidou, "Eating Cockles, Wearing Cockles in Neolithic and Bronze Age Northern Greece"

    L. A. Kvapil, "Labor and Negotiation in a Terraced Landscape: The LBA Terraces of Korphos-Kalamianos"

    K. Efkleidou, "Mobility in Landscapes of Death: Exploring the value of mobility and visibility in the formation of Mycenaean Death-scapes"

    H. A. Orengo, A. Krahtopoulou, A. Dimoula, A. Garcia-Molsosa, K. Palaiochoritis, Y. Papadias, N. Saridaki, and E. Vliora, "Reconstructing the Lost Prehistoric and Classical Landscapes of Western Thessaly, Central Greece, Through Combined Historic Aerial Photography, Remote Sensing, GIS and Archaeological Survey"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    20 June 2016

    38th Annual Excavation, Survey & Archaeometry Symposium

    On 23-37 May 2016 the 38th Annual Excavation, Survey & Archaeometry Symposium organized by the Turkish Ministry of Culture was held in Ankara. Further information is available at http://38kst-en.trakya.edu.tr/pages/about-the-symposium#.V2RyEiMrKqm. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    M. Özdoğan, "Excavations and Underwater Investigations at Liman Tepe, 2002"

    N. Karul, "Excavations at Aktopraklık, 2015"

    S. Özdöl Kutlu, "Çatalhöyük Excavations 2015"

  • Γ ΄ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο. 3rd International Cycladological Conference

    20 June 2016

    On 25-29 May 2016 the Γ ΄ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο. Οι Κυκλάδες στη διαχρονία: Χώρος-Άνθρωποι. 3rd International Cycladological Conference. Cyclades through the Ages: Space-People was held in Hermoupolis, Syros. Further information is available at http://www.ekyklamel.gr/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. Renfrew, M. Boyd, D. Athanasoulis, I. Legaki, N. Brodie, G. Gavalas, J. Hilditch, and J. Wright, "The 2015 Southeast Naxos survey"

    Ν. Μουρτζάς and Ε. Κολαΐτη, "Οι επιπτώσεις των μεταβολών της θαλάσσιας στάθμης στη παράκτια ανθρώπινη δραστηριότητα κατά την προϊστορική και ιστορική αρχαιότητα στον χώρο των βόρειων Κυκλάδων"

  • From Maple to Olive

    20 June 2016

    On 10-11 June 2016 an international colloquium entitled From Maple to Olive: A Colloquium to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute in Greece was held at the Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene. Further information is available at http://www.cig-icg.gr/events. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    D. W. Rupp, "From Maple to Olive: Canadian Fieldwork and Research Transforming the Archaeologies of Greece"

    M. Nazou, "Kiapha Thiti: the pottery from the earliest phase of the acropolis (Final Neolithic-Early Bronze Age)"

    L. Tyree, "Kamares Cave and the early, ritual landscape of South Central Crete: Diachronic changes in cave rituals"

  • April 2016 issue available

    09 May 2016

    The April 2016 issue of Nestor (43.4) is available as a free download.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 May 2016

    IV Diálogos Micénicos

    On 11-12 May 2016 the IV Diálogos Micénicos: Lengua, Textos, Historia will be held in Madrid. Further information is available at https://www.uam.es/ss/Satellite/es/1242694868451/evento/evento/IV_Dialogos_Micenicos:_Lengua,_Textos,_Historia.htm. The program will be:

    M. Del Freo, "Geografia e amministrazione nei regni micenei"

    C. V. Alonso Moreno, "da-mo, te-re-ta y palacio: ¿de la convivencia al conflicto en Mesenia?"

    J. Piquero Rodríguez, "Uso y abuso de PY Un 718"

  • SASCAR 1

    09 May 2016

    On 12-14 May 2016 the Southeast Aegean / Southwest Coastal Anatolian Region International Conference (SASCAR). Material Evidence and Cultural Identity: 1. Early and Middle Bronze Age will be held at the Italian Archaeological School at Athens. Further information is available at http://scuoladiatene.it/seminari-e-conferenze-saia.html. The program will be:

    S. Vitale and T. Marketou, "Why a Conference on the Southeast Aegean/Southwest Coastal Anatolian Region? Present Questions and Future Research"

    B. Horejs and P. Pavúk, "Islands on the Horizon. Eastern Aegean and Western Anatolia in the Early and Middle Bronze Age"

    T. Marketou, "From the Proto-Urban Settlement of Asomatos to the Middle Bronze Age Town of Ialysos. Change or Continuity?"

  • International Obsidian Conference

    09 May 2016

    On 1-3 June 2016 the International Obsidian Conference will be held in Lipari, Italy. Further information is available at http://rtykot.myweb.usf.edu/Obsidian%202016/index.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M.-P. Montagne, "Consumption of obsidian during the Middle Bronze Age: a use wear analysis of obsidian from Kirrha (Phocis, Greece)"

    P. Acquafredda, I. M. Muntoni, and R. H. Tykot, "New data on Antiparos obsidian (Greece) for provenance study by SEM and XRF"

    J. A. Morgan, R. H. Tykot, and T. Carter, "Obsidian source selection in the Early Bronze Age Cyclades"

    Religious Convergence in the Ancient Mediterranean

    On 23-26 June 2016 a conference entitled Religious Convergence in the Ancient Mediterranean will be held at the Villa Whitaker, Palermo, Sicily. Further information is available at http://www.palermo2016.net/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    B. J. Collins, "The 'Arzawa' Rituals and Religious Production in Hittite Anatolia"

    M. R. Pitone, "Rituals in Late Bronze Age Southern Etruria and Their Connection with Aegean Cultures"

    L. Niesiolowski-Spano. "Philistine Influences on the Cult in Jerusalem?"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 May 2016

    Computer Applications Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2016)

    On 29 March-2 April 2016 the Computer Applications Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2016) was held in Oslo, Norway. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/. Papers and posters of interest to

    T. K. Tsonev, "Least Cost Path Analysis and Conditional Perception of Prehistoric Travelers"

    S. Rutishauser, "Urbanism in the Cilician Plain from Chalcolithic to Byzantine Period"

    M. C. Kormann, S. Katsarou, D. Katsonopoulou, and G. Lock, "On roof construction and wall strength: Non-Linear Structural Integrity Analysis of the Early Bronze Age Helike Corridor House"

    A. Zanotti, R. Moussa, and J. Bocquet-Appel, "An agent-based modelling approach to a complex problem: economics and demography of the first farming expansion in the Balkans"

    9TH IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference

    On 2-3 April 2016 the 9TH IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference. Coming Together: Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization was held at the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archeology, State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://www.iema.buffalo.edu/conference/. Papers of interest to

    A. N. Bilgen and L. Harrison, "Urbanism at a Crossroad: Trade, Settlement, and Society in Early Bronze Age Anatolia"

    D. J. Pullen, "If You Build It, Will They Come? Will They Stay? The Mycenaean Port Town of Kalamianos"

    R. Osborne, "Why Athens? Population Aggregation in Attica in the Early Iron Age"

  • March 2016 issue available

    12 April 2016

    The March 2016 issue of Nestor (43.3) is available as a free download.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    12 April 2016

    SAA 2016

    On 6-10 April 2016 the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2016) will be held in Orlando, Florida. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeeting/tabid/138/Default.aspx. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    R. Vandam, P. Tomkins, B. Neyt, B. Scott, and P. Degryse, “Investigating the Late Prehistoric (6500-2400 BC) socio-economic landscapes in the Burdur Plain, SW Turkey”

    R. Fitzsimons, “Monuments for the Living, Monuments for the Dead: A Stone-by-Stone Guide to Mycenaean State Formation”

    G. Price, “Discriminating Tastes: Intra-Species Variation in Exploited Fauna at Mycenae, Greece”

  • 4th Students and Young Researchers' Conference

    12 April 2016

    7-8 April 2016 The 4th Students’ and Young Researchers’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology will be held at the Archaeological Museum in Poznań, Poland. Further information is available at https://aegeanconference.wordpress.com/. The program will be:

    P. Zeman, “Strategies of a Pottery Acquisition in the Mycenaean Palace at Pylos”

    D. Mroczek, “Archaeometric Studies of Mycenaean Pottery”

    M. Kosowicz, “Stan badań nad metalurgią Centralnej Macedonii na przełomie epoki brązu i żelaza (1400-1000 r. p.n.e.)”

  • 4ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Αρχαιολογίας

    12 April 2016

    8-10 April 2016 the 4ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών Αρχαιολογίας: Η Δική μας Αρχαιολογία. Διεπιστημονικές και Κοινωνικές Προσεγγίσεις will be held at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Further information is available at https://ourarchaeology.wordpress.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    Δ. Αντύπας, “Μινωϊκοί κεραμικοί κλίβανοι. Μελέτη, κατασκευή και όπτηση σε πειραματικό στάδιο”

    Β. Παπαδοπούλου, “Κοσμήματα από Spondylus Gaederopus στις περιοχές του Μακρυγιάλου και του Διμηνίου κατά τη Νεολιθική Περίοδο”

    Γ. Χατζηκωνσταντίνου, “Πώς εκ του πυρός προέρχονται τα πράγματα και πώς εκ των πραγμάτων προέρχεται το πυρ: Οι καύσεις των νεκρών ως ταφική πρακτική μέσα από το παράδειγμα της Προϊστορικής Μακεδονίας”

  • Pella

    12 April 2016

    On 12 April 2016 a conference entitled Πριν από τη μεγάλη πρωτεύουσα will be held at the Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Πέλλας. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/images/uploads/lectures/2016/Before-the-great-capital-2016.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Ghilardi, “15 years of research dealing with the reconstruction of the landscape within the Thessaloniki Plain: some highlights”

    Κ. Κωτσάκης, “Τότε που ξεκίνησαν όλα. Πρώιμοι γεωργοκτηνοτρόφοι γύρω από τον Θερμαϊκό Κόλπο”

    Π. Χρυσοστόμου, “Ο νεολιθικός κόσμος μέσα από τα υλικά κατάλοιπά του. Η ενότητα των ειδωλοπλαστικών έργων και η προσπάθεια ερμηνείας της χρήσης και της λειτουργίας τους”

    Α. Παπανθίμου·Παπαευθυμίου, “Ο προϊστορικός οικισμός του Αρχοντικού στο πλαίσιο της Εποχής του Χαλκού”

    Α. Χρυσοστόμου, “Οι περιοχές της Βόρειας Βοττιαίας και της Αλμωπίας στην Εποχή του Σιδήρου (1996-2016)”

    Μ. Τιβέριος, “Η Μακεδονία στην Εποχή του Σlδήρου. Γενική επισκόπηση”

    Antikythera

    On 15-16 April 2016 a conference entitled Antikythera: Archaeology and the communities of people. Αντικύθηρα: Αρχαιολογία και οι κοινότητες των ανθρώπων will be held at the British School at Athens. Further information is available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1YNOBsfi6LkQmtXTVBMZHNqLUU/view. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Bevan and J. Conolly, “A synopsis of the long term settlement history and community patterns of Antikythera, as revealed through the intensive survey program (2005-2008)”

    D. Papageorgiou, “Kythera-Antikythera: a maritime crossroad in the prehistoric Aegean”

    Cyprus Study Day

    On 16 April 2016 a study day entitled What’s new in ancient Cyprus? will be held at the British Museum. Further information is available at http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=2822&title=What%E2%80%99s%20new%20in%20ancient%20Cyprus?&eventType=Study%20day. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    J. Clarke, “Who killed the pygmy hippos? The early human settlement of Cyprus”

    D. Knox, “Fascinating figurines from the Cypriot Bronze Age”

    D. Pilides, Excavations and survey at Ayios Sozemenos: central Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age”

    41st ISA

    On 15-21 May 2016 the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA) will be held in Kalamata. Further information is available at http://isa2016.uop.gr/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    I. Karapanagiotis, “Identification of Tyrian purple in objects from the Βronze Αge to the Βyzantine period using an optimized and validated HPLC method”

    P. M. Day and V. Kilikoglou, “The Longevity of Ceramic Production Centres: implications for the analysis of pottery”

    M. Tenconi, P. M. Day, K. Demakopoulou, E. Kardamaki, J. Maran, and A. Papadimitriou, “Minoan-style transport jar production in the LHIIIB Argolid, Greece”

  • Electronic News and Notices

    12 April 2016

    The out-of-print volumes of Cretica Chronika. Κρητικά Χρονικά (CretChron) 1-14, 1947-1960 are available online and are searchable at http://64.244.59.70/IMH/.

  • February 2016 issue available

    11 March 2016

    The February 2016 (43.2) issue of Nestor is available as a free download.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    11 March 2016

    The Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    The Aegean Seminar in Zagreb and the University of Zagreb have announced the following schedule of lectures. Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    7 March 2016: S. Finlayson, "Seals and sealings of the Bronze Age Aegean: practicalities and problems"

    4 April 2016: D. Nakassis, "Vorsprung durch Technik: digital technologies, archaeology, and the future of Aegean scripts"

    5 April 2016: D. Nakassis, "Unthinking the Mycenaeans: towards a new history of the Late Bronze Age Aegean"

    The Cycladic Seminar

    The Cycladic Seminar has announced the following schedule of lectures for 2016, to be held at the Archaeological Society at Athens, 22 Panepistimiou Street.

    10 March 2016: V. Sahoglou, "'Cycladica' around the Urla Peninsula, Izmir during the 3rd and 2nd Millennia BC"

    24 May 2016: E. Gorogianni, "Aspects of Minoanization: New Evidence from the Northern Sector of Ayia Irini, Kea"

    4 October 2016: D. Panagiotopoulos, "An enigmatic (;) absence. On the meagre evidence for seals and sealing practices in the Bronze Age Cyclades"

    8 December 2016: J. Wright, "Full Circle: the tale of a prehistoric survey on Kythnos"

    CAA 2016

    On 29 March-2 April 2016 the 44th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2016): Exploring Oceans of Data will be held in Oslo, Norway. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Rutishauser, "Urbanism in the Cilician Plain from Chalcolithic to Byzantine Period"

    Weaving the Past

    On 18 March 2016 an international workshop entitled Weaving the Past: The Archaeology of Textiles and Textile Production in Greece in the First Millennium will be held at the British School at Athens. Further information is available here. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Gleba, "Textile cultures in the 1st millennium BC Europe: a view from Greece"

    V. Isaakidou and P. Halstead, "Weaving the past from bones: sheep (and goats) in the zooarchaeological record of Bronze Age and Iron Age Greece"

    F. Iacono, "Purple Dye between the Aegean and the Central Mediterranean in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages"

    I. Tzachili, "Weaving differences and similarities in the Bronze Age Aegean"

    E. Andersson Strand and M.-L. Nosch, "Textile production in Bronze Age Aegean - new perspective"

    J. Cutler, "Materialising production: textile tools, textile technology and cloth production in ancient Greece"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    11 March 2016

    Νέα αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα και πορίσματα

    On 18-19 February 2016 a symposium entitled Νέα αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα και πορίσματα: Επιστημονικό συμπόσιο προς τιμήν της ομότιμης Καθηγήτριας του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών Γεωργίας Κοκκόρου-Αλευρά was held in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.arch.uoa.gr/fileadmin/arch.uoa.gr/uploads/drast_arch/symposio_alevra_2016.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Μ. Γεωργιάδης, “Επαναπροσδιορίζοντας τη Νεολιθική και την Εποχή του Χαλκού στην Κω”

    Γ. Μπουρογιάννης, “Φοινικικές ενδείξεις στην Κω των γεωμετρικών και πρώιμων αρχαϊκών χρόνων”

    Μ. Τσούλη, Δ. Βλαχάκος, and Α. Κώτση, “Νέα προϊστορική θέση στην περιοχή ‘Βρυσικά’ Ξηροκαμπίου Λακωνίας”

    The Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 25 February 2016 Λ. Παπάζογλου-Μανιουδάκη addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on “Μυκηναϊκό Αίγιο: Οι σωστικές ανασκαφές στη σύγχρονη πόλη” at 7:00 pm at the A. Τritsis Amphitheatre (Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, Akadimias 50).

    Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη

    On 3-5 March 2016 the 29th meeting of Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη was held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at http://www.aemth.gr/el/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Ν. Ευστρατίου, P. Biagi, R. Nisbet, and E. Starnini, “Τα πρώτα στοιχεία για την παρουσία κυνηγών της ανώτερης παλαιολιθικής και μεσολιθικής στην Πίνδο, στην περιοχή της Σαμαρίνας”

    Γ. Καραμήτρου-Μεντεσίδη, “Ελάτη Κοζάνης: μυκηναϊκοί τάφοι από τη θέση Λογκάς”

    Κ. Κωτσάκης, Ντ. Ούρεμ-Κώτσου, P. Halstead, Β. Ισαακίδου, Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, Σ. Μητκίδου, H. Whelton, and R. P. Evershed, “Υλικός πολιτισμός και περιβάλλον κατά τη νεολιθική εποχή στη Βόρεια Ελλάδα. Το πρόγραμμα EXPLORING”

    Χ. Παπαγεωργοπούλου, Z. Hofmanová, S. Kreutzer, K. Κωτσάκης, P. Halstead, Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, Ν. Κυπαρίσση-Αποστολίκα, Ν. Ούρεμ-Κώτσου, Χ. Ζιώτα, Φ. Αδακτύλου, J. Burger, et al., “Πληθυσμιακή γενετική της νεολιθικής περιόδου στη νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη: αποτελέσματα των πρώτων γονιδιωμάτων από τον Ελλαδικό χώρο”

    J. Niebieszczański, I. Radke-Hildebrandt, G. Syrides, P. Tsourlos, K. Vouvalidis, S. Andreou, J. Czebreszuk, and M. Pappa, “The Anthemous Valley Archaeological Project 2015: geoarchaeological investigations at Nea Raedestos, Toumba and other activities”

    Δ. Τερζοπούλου, N. Arrington, Μ. Τασακλάκη, and T. Tartaron, “Ανασκαφική και επιφανειακή έρευνα στη χερσόνησο Μολυβωτής νομού Ροδόπης”

    Συμπλεύσεις: Η Απαρχή μιας Τριμερούς Συνεργασίας

    On 4-6 March 2016 a conference entitled Συμπλεύσεις: Η Απαρχή μιας Τριμερούς Συνεργασίας was held in Kalamata. Further information is available at http://ham.uop.gr/index.php/component/jem/event/6. Papers of interest to interest to Nestor readers included:

    Χ. Αγουρίδης, “Έρευνα Μυκηναϊκού ναυαγίου στη νησίδα Μόδι του Αργοσαρωνικού (2009-2015)”

  • Erratum and additions: Nestor 43.1 (January 2016)

    12 February 2016

    The following erratum has been corrected in Nestor 43.1 (January 2016): the correct title of J. Weingarten's lecture on 20 May 2016 to the New York Bronze Age Colloquium is "The Arrival of Monsters on MM II Crete: why then, and what happened next?"

    In addition, many more lectures of interest to Nestor readers have been added to the listing of the 10th ICAANE 2016 conference.

    A corrected pdf has been uploaded. The editors apologize for the error and the omissions, and thank the readers who brought them to our attention.

  • January 2016 issue available

    09 February 2016

    The January 2016 (43.1) issue of Nestor is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    09 February 2016

    On 12 February 2016 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent by email as a PDF attachment to Valerie.James@sas.ac.uk. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/awards/awards-prizes.

  • Call for Papers

    09 February 2016

    On 22 February 2016 abstracts are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2016. Bolder Theory: time, matter, ontology and the archaeological difference, to be hosted by the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder on 22-24 April 2016. Further information, including already accepted conference sessions, is available at http://anthropology.colorado.edu/tag2016/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 February 2016

    Mycenaean Seminars

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for spring 2016, 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 Olga.Krzyszkowska@sas.ac.uk.

    20 January 2016: P. Tomkins, “Making p(a)laces, marking differences. Exploring the ‘prepalatial' origins of the Minoan palaces

    17 February 2016: D. Nakassis, “Digital Nestor: Aegean scripts in the 21st century”

    16 March 2016: B. Eder, “Kakovatos in Triphylia (Peloponnese): rise and fall of an Early Mycenaean site”

    18 May 2016: G. Flouda, “Digging up the past: the Minoan site of Apesokari in the Mesara”

    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 IFA.events@NYU.edu

    12 February 2016: Lorenzo D’Alfonso, “New insights in Central Anatolia after the fall of the Hittite Empire: reconsidering the early stages of Phrygia and the Neo-Hittite polities”

    11 March 2016: J. Murphy, “Death in Bronze Age Pylos”

    1 April 2016: C. von Ruden, “Why Tell el-Dab'a Matters. Skill and Materiality in Painting the Palace District of Ezbet Helmi"

    20 May 2016, J. Weingarten, “The Arrival of Monsters in MM II Minoan Crete: why then, and what happened next?”

    Aegean Lectures

    The Aegeus Society for Aegean Prehistory and the Swedish Institute at Athens have announced the Aegean Lectures in winter and spring 2016, to take place at the Swedish Institute at Athens at 7:00 pm. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/gr/index.php/aegean-lectures/

    29 January 2016: Σ. Νανόγλου, “Ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις στα προϊστορικά ειδώλια”

    19 February 2016: V. Vlachou, “Exploring the archaeology of Marathon from the 10th to the 7th c. BCE”

    4 March 2016: Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, “Μινωική Κουμάσα 2012-2016. Στόχοι, αποτελέσματα και οράματα του νέου διεπιστημονικού προγράμματος”

    15 April 2016: D. Mylona, “Animal remains in context: issues of economy and food choices at Neopalatial Mochlos, Crete”

    May/June 2016: J. Bennet, “What were Aegean texts for?”

    GAO Conference 2016

    On 12-13 March 2016 the Graduate Archaology at Oxford Conference: Human-Nature Interactions in Archaeological Research will be held by the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Further information is available at http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/gao.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include

    K. Trimmis, “The ‘teahouse paradox’: Human – Cave interaction in the Neolithic of South East Europe as case study for an Archaeology of Feelings”

    N. Ayash, “Stars in the Minoan religion”

    M. Nugent, “Ideal, real and imagined: generating value and identity – botanic motifs of the Bronze Age Cycladic Islands”

    A. Bogaard, “Nature and nurture in early farming: Practical (and magical) action at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, central Anatolia”

    A. Pateraki, “Minoans and the Sea”

    In Poseidon's Realm XXI

    On 21-24 April 2016 the conference In Poseidon's Realm XXI: Underwater archaeology - interdisciplinary approaches and technical innovation will be held in Dresden, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/?id=266. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include

    H. W. Daehnhardt and H. Hristov, “The storm of the Sea People and the Battle of the Delta”

  • 10th ICAANE

    09 February 2016

    On 25-29 April 2016 the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10th ICAANE) will be held in Vienna, Austria. Further information is available at http://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/10icaane.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    B. Horejs and S. Schwall, "Permanent or Seasonal? Evidence of Settlements in Late Chalcolithic Western Anatolia"

    B. Milic and B. Horejs, "Finding 'East' on the 'West' – alien elements and common repertoires in lithics of 7th millennium BC Çukuriçi Höyük in Aegean Turkey"

    M. Montesanto, "Evidence of Transformation: The Early Iron Age Aegeanizing Pottery Assemblage at Alalakh"

  • Hesperos

    09 February 2016

    On 18-21 May 2016 the 16th International Aegean Conference ΕΣΠΕΡΟΣ / ΗESPEROS: The Aegean Seen From The Westwill be held at the University of Ioannina. Further information is available at http://hesperos-aegaeum-16.conf.uoi.gr/. The program will be:

    E. Agolli, “Models of Social Networks of Southeast Albania in Late Prehistory”

    P. Bellintani and F. Gonzato, “Luxury Production. Amber and Glass from the Recent and Final Bronze Age Italy. A Northeastern Perspective”

    L. Bejko, “Interactions of the Albanian prehistoric communities with the Aegean, Revisited: old data and recent fieldwork”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 February 2016

    The Aegean Seminar in Zagreb held the following lectures. Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    18 January 2016: W. Waal, “Sealed secrets and cryptic signs: The origins of writing in the Aegean from an Anatolian perspective”

    18 January 2016: B. Montecchi, “A fresh look at Linear A administrative practices: counting, sealing and writing in Neopalatial Crete”

    19 January 2016: W. Waal, “War and Peace: International relations between the Aegean and the Near East in the Late Bronze Age”

  • December 2015 issue available

    19 December 2015

    The December 2015 (42.9) issue of Nestor is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    19 December 2015

    12th International Congress of Cretan Studies

    Extended deadline: on 31 December 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.

    International Obsidian Conference

    On 31 January 2016 abstracts (300-500 words, with up to 2 figures) are due for oral papers and posters at the International Obsidian Conference, to be held in Lipari, Italy on 1-3 June 2016. The form for submitting abstracts and further information are available at http://rtykot.myweb.usf.edu/Obsidian%202016/index.html.

    ASOR 2016

    On 15 February 2016 abstracts are due for papers at the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2016), to be held in San Antonio, TX from 16-19 November 2016; on 1 August 2016 abstracts for posters are due. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    19 December 2015

    BANEA 2016

    On 6-8 January 2016 the 2016 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2016): Land, Sea and Sky in the Near East will be held at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter. Further information is available at http://www.banea2016.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Amadio, "Architectural Narratives in Middle Bronze Age Cyprus: Buildings, Materials and Social Representation"

    C. Morris and A. Peatfield, "Minoan Peak Sanctuaries between Heaven and Earth"

    L. Steel, "Mind, Body, Object..."

    E. Govier, "Vital Materialisms at Çatalhöyük"

    A. L. d'Agata, "A contested city in a contested periphery: the exemplary case of Misis in the Cilicia Plain"

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 18 January 2016 W. Waal and B. Montecchi will deliver lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled, respectively, "Sealed secrets and cryptic signs: The origins of writing in the Aegean from an Anatolian perspective" and "A fresh look at Linear A administrative practices: counting, sealing and writing in Neopalatial Crete." On 19 January 2016 W. Waal will deliver a lecture entitled "War and Peace: International relations between the Aegean and the Near East in the Late Bronze Age." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    Technology in Crisis

    On 18-19 February 2016 an international workshop entitled Technology in Crisis. Technological changes in ceramic production during periods of trouble will be held by ARC 'A World in Crisis?' and Aegis (UCL-INCAL-CEMA) in Louvain-la-Neuve. Further information is available at https://www.uclouvain.be/530391.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Todaro and R. Mentesana, "Technological changes in the period of transition from Neolithic to Early Minoan: a view from Phaistos"

    E. Nodarou and T. Brogan, "The times they are A-changin': pottery production and technological change at Mochlos in the Prepalatial period"

    M. Choleva, "A phenomenon of craft behavior in a period of mutation: the introduction and the adoption of the potter's wheel during the EB2b and EB3 in the Aegean"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    19 December 2015

    Bridging the Gap

    On 23-25 October 2015 the 12th Biennial Graduate Student Forum Bridging the Gap: Connecting Different Scales of Human Interaction was held at Boston University. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. Belza, "The Imagined Boundary: Mycenaean Hither and Further Lands"

    The Idea of Writing

    On 29 October-1 November 2015 the joint conferences 12. Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew (MICAH) and The Idea of Writing were held at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.micah.hebraistik.uni-mainz.de/204.php. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. R. Pottorf, "A Regional Analysis of the Epigraphic Data from the Philistine Sites in the 8th and 7th Centuries BCE: Economic and Political Influences on the Varieties of Philistine Script Characteristics"

    Cyprus: Its Archaeology and Heritage

    On 30 October 2015 a conference entitled Cyprus: Its Archaeology and Heritage: Effects on Politics, Identity, Tourism and Education was held at London Metropolitan University. Further information is available at http://www.eugreeka.com/cyprus-its-archaeology-and-heritage/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    M. Given, "The Landscape Heritage of Cyprus"

    A. McCarthy, "A recipe for public archaeology: experimental Neolithic cooking in Cyprus"

    L. Crewe, "Prehistory and the public: Engaging non-specialist audiences with ephemeral archaeological remains on Cyprus"

  • Palais sans archives, archives sans palais

    19 December 2015

    On 17 November 2015 a Round Table entitled Palais sans archives, archives sans palais: palais, archives et territoires en Egée et en Orient. Palaces without archives, archives without palaces: palaces, archives and territory in the Aegean and in the Near East was held in Nanterre, organized by the UMR 7041, Archéologies et Sciences de l'Antiquité, CNRS. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    M. Del Freo, "Archives et palais dans le monde mycénien: quelques réflexions"

    F. Rougemont and J. P. Vita, "Palais et archives: organisation administrative des palais dans le monde mycénien et à Ougarit"

    M. E. Alberti and A. Karnava, "Palais, résidences et archives: le maillage des territoires en Crète à l'époque minoenne"

    PeClA 2015

    On 10-11 December 2015 the 4th Perspectives in Classical Archaeology 2015 (PeClA 2015) Postgraduate Conference. From Elites to the Others: Degrees of Visibility was held at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at http://www.arup.cas.cz/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/PeKlA-2015_CFP_final.pdf. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Hordecki, "Post-Neolithic Çatalhöyük – An Example of Non-Classical Research Focused on Classical Evidences"

    M. Roháček, "Metallurgy along the East Aegean-West Anatolian Interface in the Second Mill. B.C."

    K. Harabasz, "An Investigation of the Complexity and the Differential Treatment of the Dead at the Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük"

    Δίκτυα στην Ιστορία από την αρχαιότητα έωs τη σύγχρονη εποχή

    On 11-14 December 2015 an international conference entitled Δίκτυα στην Ιστορία από την αρχαιότητα έωs τη σύγχρονη εποχή. Shaping Networks from Antiquity to the Modern Era was held at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.eie.gr/nhrf/institutes/ihr/news/2015/11-13_12_2015_ProgrammaDiktia.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Ι. Ασλάνης, "Εξάπλωση της διμηνιακής κεραμικής βόρεια της Θεσσαλίας. Μια ερμηνευτική προσέγγιση στο πλαίσιο της Χαλκολιθικής εποχής της 5ης και 4ης χιλιετίας. The expansion of Dimini ceramic north of Thessaly. An interpretative approach within the framework of the Chalcolithic Period (5th and 4th millennia)"

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 15 December 2015 Κ. Νικολέντζος addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "Η Αρχαία Ολυμπία και η ευρύτερη περιοχή της κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού μέσα από την επανεξέταση παλαιών και νεώτερων ανασκαφών" at 7:00 pm at the A. Argiriadis Amphitheatre (Central building of the University of Athens, Panepistimiou 30).

  • November 2015 issue available

    16 November 2015

    The November 2015 (42.8) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    16 November 2015

    WAC-8 Kyoto

    On 30 November 2015 proposals for sessions are due for themes at the Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8 Kyoto), to be held on 28 August - 2 September 2016 at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. On 31 March 2016 proposals for papers are due. Further information is available at http://wac8.org/. The themes of the conference will include:

    Archaeology and Development

    Politics

    Post-colonial Experiences, Archaeological Practice and Indigenous Archaeologies

    Archaeological Ethics: Where Are We Now?

    Comparative Archaeologies in the Globalized World

    Regional Archaeologies in the Globalized World

    Education: Learning and Unlearning

    The Public, Heritage and Museums

    Theory for the Future

    Science and Archaeology

    Religion and Spirituality

    Interactions

    The Archaeology of Disaster: Exploring the Past for the Future

    Art and Archaeology

    War and Conflict

    Other important topics: understanding and explaining the past

    LAC 2016

    On 1 December 2015 proposals (250 words maximum) for sessions are due for the 4th International Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2016), to be hosted on 23-25 August 2016 by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University. From 15 January through 1 April 2016 proposals for papers and posters are due. Further information is available at http://www.arkeologi.uu.se/LAC_2016+/?languageId=1. The themes of the conference will include:

    Integrated Approaches in Landscape Archaeology

    Landscape Historical Ecology and Climate Change

    Urban Landscapes

    Landscapes and Water

    Creating and Sustaining Landscape Heritage Values

    Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology

    Frontier Landscapes, Landscape Frontiers

    Digital and Virtual Landscapes

    Maritime and Island Landscapes

    Mobility and Landscape

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    16 November 2015

    Minoan Seminar

    The Minoan Seminar has announced the following lectures, to take place at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the secretary@minoanseminar.gr. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

    30 October 2015: Ε. Παπαδοπούλου, "Ταφικές πρακτικές κατά την Υστερομινωική ΙΙΙ περίοδο στη δυτική Κρήτη: τα παραδείγματα των νεκροταφείων στους Αρμένους και στο Μαρουλά Ρεθύμνου. LM III mortuary practices in west Crete: the cemeteries of Armenoi and Maroulas at Rethymno"

    20 November 2015: M. Devolder, "Minoan Builders. New Research on the Scale and Organisation of Architectural Projects in Bronze Age Crete. Μινωίτες κτίστες. Μια νέα έρευνα για την κλίμακα και την οργάνωση των αρχιτεκτονικών προγραμμάτων στην Κρήτη της Εποχής του Χαλκού"

    18 December 2015: Ν. Μαρινάτου, "Σχήματα ευρείας συνεργασίας: Αίγυπτος και Κρήτη κατά την 12η και 18η Δυναστεία. Broad Coalitions: Egypt and Crete during the 12th and 18th Dynasties"

  • International Young Scholars Conference II

    16 November 2015

    On 5-7 November the International Young Scholars Conference II: Mediterranean Anatolia will be held by the Suna - İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) in Antalya, Turkey. Further information is available at http://gbb.kaleicimuzesi.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    R. Vandam, "Reconstructing the Late Prehistoric Cultural Landscape (6500 to 2400 B.C.) in the Burdur Plain, South-West Turkey: An Insight into Settlement Patterns, Preferences and Interaction"

    O. Kara, "Kumyeri Nekropolü Erken Tunç Çağı Seramik Sanatı"

    S. B. Kanbur, "Bademağacı Kazılarında Bulunmuş Olan İlk Tunç Çağı Çanak Çömleği Üzerine Bir Araştırma"

    H. Bulut, "Karain, Suluin ve Öküzini Mağaraları Kemik Alet İşçiliğinde Tekno-Tipolojik Özellikler ve Karşılaştırmalı Değerlendirmeler"

    Aegean Lecture

    On 13 November 2015 M. Ntinou will address the Aegean Lecture series on "Prehistoric communities and woodland resources in Greece. Anthracological (wood charcoal) analyses in context" 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/.

    SOMA 2015

    On 12-14 November 2015 the 19th Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2015) will be held in Kemer/Antalya, Turkey. Further information is available at http://www.genama.info/soma/2015/index.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    G. Dönmez, "An Example to the Submerged Prehistoric Settlements in Marmara Sea: Avşa Island"

    A. Zafer and A. Aslan, "Bronze Age Stone Anchors in Cilicia Coast"

    ΙΣΤ΄ Επιστημονική Συνάντηση Νοτιοανατολι κής Αττικής

    On 18-22 November 2015 the ΙΣΤ΄ Επιστημονική Συνάντηση Νοτιοανατολι κής Αττικής will be held in Laurion, Greece. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/images/uploads/lectures/2015/16th-Scientific-Meeting-of-Southeast-Attica-programme.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    Κ. Ντούνη, "Τεχνικά έργα κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Χαλκού (3η χιλιετία) στη Νοτιοανατολική Αττική"

    Ε. Χαριτάκη, "Η διασπορά της αττικής γεωμετρικής κεραμικής στον κόσμο"

    POCA 2015

    On 25-27 November 2015 the 15th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology: An Unexpected Journey. Cypriot Ancient Communities in Continuity and Transition. (POCA 2015) conference will be held in Torino, Italy. Further information is available at http://poca2015turin.jimdo.com/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    F. Heil, "Rituals: Spaces of Gathering and Adaption in Bronze Age Cyprus"

    M. Cultraro, "The Child and the Foreign God: reconstructing a Late Bronze Age ritual practice in Tomb 12, Kalavassos-Ayios Dimitrios"

    E. Scarsella and S. Ruzza, "Changes and burial practices. Social interaction on Cyprus between LC IIC and LC IIIB"

  • Studies in Honor of John F. Cherry

    16 November 2015

    On 4-5 December 2015 a conference entitled Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity: Studies in Honor of John F. Cherry will be held at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, Providence, R. I. Further information is available at http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/workshops/regional-approaches-to-society-and-complexity/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. Renfrew, "From the Beginning..."

    S. Alcock, "Building Programs"

    B. Knapp and P. Van Dommelen, "Shaping a Field: Editorship at the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology"

  • Cycladic Seminar

    16 November 2015

    On 15 December 2015 W.-D. Niemeier and Ο. Κουκά will address the Cycladic Seminar on "'Cycladica' από το Ηραίο και τη Μίλητο" 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.

    AIA 2016

    On 7-9 January 2016 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2016) will be held in San Francisco, CA. Further information is available at http://www.archaeological.org. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    R. Worsham, M. Lindblom, and R. Opitz, "Malthi Mapping Project Preliminary Results

    D. M. Nagle, "Spatial Analysis and the Study of Mycenaean Architecture"

    C. Maggidis and A. Stamos, "Reinterpreting Glas and Mycenaean Regional Political Geography in the Light of Recent Field Discoveries"

    N. G. Blackwell, "The Mycenaean Pendulum Saw: Application, Adaptation, and Reconstruction"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    16 November 2015

    9th International Congress of Peloponnesian Studies

    On 30 October-2 November 2015 the Ένατον Διεθνές Συνέδριον Πελοποννησιακών Σπουδών. 9th International Congress of Peloponnesian Studies was held in Nafplion. Further information is available at http://www.oeai.at/tl_files/img/Dateien/programma%20synedrioC.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Rambach, "Τό φρέαρ τῆς Πρωτοελλαδικῆς περιόδου στήν Π.Ο.Τ.Α. Ρωμανοῦ Μεσσηνίας. The Early Helladic well in P.O.T.A. Romanos, Messinia"

    Σ. Κατσαροῦ and Ἑ. Ψαθῆ, "Ξαναδιαβάζοντας το Σπήλαιο Φράγχθι: Ἐπιστροφή στήν μελέτη τοῦ Νεολιθικοῦ κεραμέα. Restudying Franchthi Cave: return to the study of the Neolithic potter"

    Ἐ. Κόλλια and Ἀ. Σπυρούλιας, "Πρωτοελλαδικός οἰκισμός στήν Κερύνεια Ἀχαΐας. Νέα δεδομένα γιά τήν προϊστορική κατοίκηση στή βόρεια Πελοπόννησο. Early Helladic settlement in Keryneia, Achaia. New data about the prehistoric inhabitation in northern Peloponnese"

  • October 2015 issue available

    05 October 2015

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

  • Announcements

    05 October 2015

    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

    05 October 2015

    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 medarchtr@gmail.com; in case of difficulty, please contact him at jai.clifford.holmes@gmail.com.

  • Calls for Papers

    05 October 2015

    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 geofflee202@gmail.com. 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

    05 October 2015

    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 IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    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 Olga.Krzyszkowska@sas.ac.uk.

    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 secretary@minoanseminar.gr. 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"

  • Aegean Lecture

    05 October 2015

    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"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    05 October 2015

    Οξυδερκειν at Korakou

    On 4-6 September a conference entitled Οξυδερκειν at Korakou: A Centennial Celebration of C. W. Blegen's 1915-1916 Excavations was held in Athens and Corinth. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. Burke, P. Day, A. Hein, and V. Kilikoglou, "Scale and Diversity: Examining Early Helladic Ceramic Production and Distribution in the NE Peloponnese, Greece"

    L. Rahmstorf, "A Spool-shaped Potential Balance Weight from Korakou"

    M. Siennicka, "Textile Implements from Early Helladic Corinthia"

  • MAC 2015

    05 October 2015

    On 24-26 September 2015 the 13th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (MAC 2015) was held at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. Further information is available at http://www.emac2015.gr or from info@emac2015.gr. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. Makarona, A. Jacobs, P. Claeys, and K. Nys, "The elemental dimensions of ceramic fabrics: re-evaluating Late Bronze Age Cypriot pottery recipes using micro-XRF elemental mapping"

    R. Mentesana, P. M. Day, V. Kilikoglou, and S. Todaro, "Exploring technological variability in pottery manufacturing: How, why and what for? A case study of Final Neolithic-Early Bronze Age ceramics from Phaistos, Crete"

    E. Nodarou and Y. Papadatos, "From the Far East to the Far West: Patterns of pottery production and consumption in the Final Neolithic sites of Petras Kephala and Nerokourou (Crete)"

  • September 2015 issue available

    28 August 2015

    The September 2015 (42.6) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download

  • From the Editors

    28 August 2015

    Please note the new email address for Nestor: nestor@ucmail.uc.edu.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    28 August 2015

    INSTAP

    On 1 November 2015 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2016 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC) Librarian Fellowship, the SCEC Petrography Internship, Six-Week Research Grants at INSTAP SCEC, and the Petrography Internship at INSTAP SCEC. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net/; applications should be submitted via e-mail as MS WORD or PDF documents or in two hard copies.

  • Calls for Papers

    28 August 2015

    22nd Neolithic Seminar

    On 1 September 2015 abstracts (150-200 words) are due for the conference 22nd Neolithic Seminar: Modelling the Processes of Neolithisation, to be held on 6-7 November 2015 by the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Neolithic Seminar proceedings are published in the Documenta Praehistorica international journal (numbers XXX-XLI are available at http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/DocumentaPraehistorica). Further information is available at http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/arheologija/1/Dejavnosti/Konference-in-posveti/Neolithic-seminars.aspx.

    Feminism and Classics VII

    On 1 September 2015 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the conference Feminism and Classics VII: Visions, to be held on 19-22 May 2016 at the University of Washington. Further information is available at https://classics.washington.edu/news/2015/06/19/visions-feminism-and-classics-vii.

    CAA 2016

    On 7 September 2015 proposals for sessions, roundtables, and workshops are due for the 44th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2016): Exploring Oceans of Data, to be held on 29 March-2 April 2016 in Oslo, Norway. On 18 October 2015 abstracts are due for papers or posters. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/.

    Commemorative Symposium in honor of Professor Oliver Rackham

    On 30 September 2015 expressions of interest (to be indicated by filling out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ST9QMLD) are due for a Commemorative Symposium in honor of Professor Oliver Rackham, to be held on 13-14 August 2016 at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Further information is available at http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/seminars/2016-08-13.

    PeClA 2015

    On 15 October 2015 detailed abstracts (500 words specifying methodology and main results) for 20-minute papers or posters are due for the 4th Perspectives in Classical Archaeology 2015 (PeClA 2015) Postgraduate Conference. From Elites to the Others: Degrees of Visibility, to be held on 10-11 December 2015 at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at http://www.arup.cas.cz/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/PeKlA-2015_CFP_final.pdf.

    In Poseidons Realm XXI

    On 31 October 2015 titles and abstracts (250 words) for papers or posters are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XXI: Underwater archaeology - interdisciplinary approaches and technical innovations, to be held on 22-24 April 2016 in Dresden, Germany. Conference papers will be published in Skyllis. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/.

    BANEA 2016

    On 31 October 2015 abstracts for posters or papers are due for the 2016 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2016): Land, Sea and Sky in the Near East, to be held on 6-8 January 2016 at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter. Further information is available at http://www.banea2016.org/.

    GAO

    On 27 November 2015 submissions for papers are due for the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) Annual Conference, to be held on 12-13 March 2016 in Oxford. The conference will focus on the multidimensional ways in which humans have interacted with their natural environment in prehistoric and historic times. Further information is available from julia.binnberg@arch.ox.ac.uk.

    Adalya XIX (2016)

    On 31 December 2015 article submissions are due for volume XIX (2016) of Adalya, the annual refereed journal of Adalya, Suna – İnan Kıraç Akdeniz Medeniyetleri Araştırma Enstitüsü'nün (AKMED). The scope of the journal is the research, study, documentation, conservation, and interpretation of the relationships between the cultures of the Mediterranean Sea in the fields of history, archaeology, and other related disciplines, especially the geography determined as the "entire Anatolian Mediterranean", namely, Lycia, Pamphylia, Cilicia, and Pisidia. Further information is available at http://www.akmedadalya.com/index_en.php.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    28 August 2015

    EAA AM 2015

    On 2-5 September 2015 the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2015) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. Further information is available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://eaaglasgow2015.com/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    P. Ramirez Valiente, "Were Mycenaeans living abroad? Anthropological approaches in the study of cross-cultural trade between Central and Eastern Mediterranean"

    K. Kostanti, "'Missing infants'. Giving life to aspects of childhood in Mycenaean Greece via intramural burials"

    N. Calliauw, "What it means to be young in Bronze Age Crete"

  • 14th Mycenological Colloquium

    28 August 2015

    On 2-5 September 2015 the 14th Mycenological Colloquium will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/conferences/2015/Aegean_Scripts._Programme_2015.pdf_copy. The program will be:

    M. del Freo, "Rapport 2011-2015 sur les textes en écriture hiéroglyphique crétoise, en linéaire A et en linéaire B"

    M. Egetmeyer, A. Karnava, H. Landenius Enegren, and M. Perna, "2011-2014 report on the Cypriot syllabic inscriptions"

    M. Egetmeyer, A. Karnava, H. Landenius Enegren, and M. Perna, "IG XV 1, Inscriptiones Cypri Syllabicae: the completion of Pars I, Inscriptiones Amathuntis, Curii et Marii"

  • MESO2015

    28 August 2015

    On 14-18 September 2015 The Ninth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe (MESO2015) will be held in Belgrade, Serbia. Further information is available at http://www.meso2015.com/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    N. Efstratiou, "Aspects of temporality in a Final Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer camp on thei sland of Lemnos in the Aegean"

    D. Mihailović, T. Carter, C. Sofianou, and Y. Papadatos, "New evidence of Cretan Mesolithic from Livari Skiadi in the Eastern Mediterranean context"

    M. Templer, "The evidence for how the Terminal Mesolithic peoples merged with the Neolithic migrants between the Aegean Basin, the Balkans and Adriatic"

    Re-approaching Cyprus

    On 23 October 2015 a study day entitled Re-approaching Cyprus: A day devoted to recent research in Cypriot archaeology and Cypriot collections will be held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Speakers will include C. Broodbank, T. Kiely, P. Steele, D. Knox, and G. Bourogiannis. Further information is available at http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/conferences/article.html?5203.

  • May 2015 issue available

    29 May 2015

    The May 2015 (42.5) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • From the Editors

    29 May 2015

    The editors of Nestor remind all readers that Nestor is not published during June, July, or August; Nestor 42.6 will be available in September 2015. We wish readers a productive and enjoyable summer and hope to see you during our own research activities.

  • Calls for Papers

    29 May 2015

    BANEA 2016

    On 30 June 2015 proposals (~200 words, 350 words maximum) for panel and workshop sessions are due for the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology Conference: Land, Sea and Sky in the Near East (BANEA 2016), to be held on 6-8 January 2016 at Lampeter (University of Wales Trinity Saint David). On 31 October 2015 abstracts (500 words maximum) for papers and posters are due. Further information is available at http://banea2016.org/.

    POCA 2015

    On 31 July 2015 abstracts are due for the 15th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology: An Unexpected Journey. Cypriot Ancient Communities in Continuity and Transition. (POCA 2015) conference, to be held on 25-27 November 2015, hosted in Torino, Italy. Abstracts (250 words maximum) should be submitted together with a registration form (available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/call-for-papers/15th-poca-cfp/) to poca.torino2015@gmail.com.

    SAA 2016

    On 10 September 2015 abstracts (200 words maximum) for sessions and individual presentations are due for the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2016), to be held on 6-10 April 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeeting/tabid/138/Default.aspx.

    Religious Convergence in the Ancient Mediterranean

    On 15 September 2015 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a conference entitled Religious Convergence in the Ancient Mediterranean, to be held on 23-26 June 2016 at the Villa Whitaker, Palermo, Sicily. Further information is available at http://www.palermo2016.net/Call_for_Papers.html. Convergence may be explored along any of five broad trajectories:

    Geographic

    Social structures

    Assymetricality

    Imaginary boundaries

    Socioeconomic

    WAC-8 Kyoto

    At the end of September 2015 proposals for sessions are due for themes for the Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8 Kyoto), to be held on 28 August - 1 September 2016 at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. At the end of February 2016 proposals for papers are due. Further information is available at http://wac8.org/. The themes of the conference will include:

    Public and Community Archaeology

    Art

    Heritage

    Ethics and Politics

    Education

    Post-colonial Experiences and Archaeological Practice

    Religion and Spirituality

    War and Conflict

    Science and Technology

    Understanding and Explaining the Past

    Regional Archaeologies in the Globalised World

    Disaster Archaeology

    Theory for the Future

  • Future Conferences and Lectures

    29 May 2015

    GEOMEDISLANDS 2015

    On 30 June – 2 July 2015 a conference entitled GEOMEDISLANDS 2015 International Colloquium on Geoarchaeology of the Mediterranean Islands will be held at the Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse, Cargèse, Corsica-France. Further information is available at http://geomedislands.org/index.php?page=register and www.geomedislands.org. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. R. Palombo, F. Antonioli, V. Lo Presti, F. L. Chiocci, M. A. Mannino, R. T. Melis, and P. Orru, "On the colonization of Mediterranean islands by anatomically modern humans: current knowledge and future perspectives"

    R. Mandel and A. Simmons, "Geoarchaeology of Ais Giorkis, an upland early Aceramic Neolithic site in southwestern Cyprus: evidence for human-environment interactions"

    A. Simmons and R. Mandel, "The geoarchaeology of Akrotiri Aetokremnos, Cyprus and its contribution to Pleistocene extinctions of island fauna: why is it so controversial?"

  • 10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials

    29 May 2015

    On 8-10 September 2015 the 10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials: On the Rocks will be held at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Further information is available at http://www.ub.edu/cherts-symp2015/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Bogdana and B. Horejs, "Raw Material Choice Matters – Obsidian vs. Chert Lithic Technology at Neolithic Çukuriçi Höyük in Western Anatolia"

    S. Tohumcu, "The Chipped Stone Industry of Aktopraklik Höyük (6000 – 5800 BC): Raw Material, Technology and Typological Features"

    S. Karageorgiou, A. Kostaki, M. Vavelidis, and S. Andreou, "Raw Material Sources Of Knapped Stone Tools From The Excavation Of The Prehistoric Site At Toumba Thessaloniki, Greece"

  • Past Conferences and Lectures

    29 May 2015

    In Memory of Spiros Iacovides

    On 6 May 2015 a conference in memory of Spiros Iacovides was held at the British School at Athens. The program was:

    Ν. Πολυχρονάκου-Σγουρίτσα, "Αναμνήσεις μιας φοιτήτριας αρχαιολογίας"

    Α. Κάσδαγλη, "Οι παλαιοί μαθητές του θυμούνται τον Σπύρο Ιακωβίδη"

    Ε. Μπάνου, "Κύριε, υποκλίνομαι"

  • In Memory of Vincenzo La Rosa

    29 May 2015

    On 8 May 2015 a conference in memory of Vincenzo La Rosa entitled Festòs e Haghia Triada: bilanci e prospettive di ricerca was held at the Scuola Archeologica Italiana, Athens. The program was:

    E. Greco, "Saluti e Introduzione ai lavori"

    F. Carinci, "Vincenzo La Rosa: l'uomo e lo studioso"

    S. Todaro, "La Messarà occidentale prima dei palazzi: a great Minoan triangle ante litteram"

  • 37th International Symposium of Excavations, Surveys and Archaeomtry

    29 May 2015

    On 11-15 May 2015 the 37. Uluslararası Kazı, Araştırma ve Arkeometri Sempozyumu, 11-15 Mayıs, Atatürk Üniversitesi, Erzurum. 37th International Symposium of Excavations, Surveys and Archaeomtry organized by the Turkish Ministry of Culture was held at Ataturk University, Erzurum. The program is available at http://ukaas.atauni.edu.tr/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/sem2015prENG.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    I. Hodder, "Çatalhöyük Excavations 2014"

    M. Özdoğan, "Kırklareli Mound 2014 Activities"

    F. Gerritsen, "2014 Excavations at Barcın Höyük"

  • III Diálogos Micénicos

    29 May 2015

    On 12-13 May 2015 the international congress III Diálogos Micénicos: Lengua, Textos, Historia was held at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Further information is available at http://www.estudiosclasicos.org/iii-dialogos-micenicos-lengua-textos-historia/. The program was:

    A. Bernabé, "La religión micénica: dificultades de una reconstrucción"

    R. Gómez Guiu , "La 'portadora de la llave' en época micénica: análisis del personaje de la ka-ra-wi-po-ro"

    I. Borguñó Ventura, "Personal femenino dependiente. Primeros testimonios en el mundo micénico y Homero: a-pi-qo-ro, ἀμφίπολοι"

  • Salamis of Cyprus

    29 May 2015

    On 21-23 May 2015 a conference entitled Salamis of Cyprus, History and Archaeology from the Earliest Times to the Late Antiquity was held at the University of Cyrus, Nicosia. Further information is available at http://www.salamis2015.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    V. Karageorghis, "Excavating at Salamis: reminiscences"

    M. Yon, "Un cinquantenaire. Les fouilles de l'Université de Lyon à Salamine"

    J. Karageorghis, "Jean Pouilloux le Salaminien"

  • G. X. Chourmouziades

    29 May 2015

    On 22 May 2015 a workshop in memory of G. X. Chourmouziades entitled Η αντίπερα όχθη: Κοινωνικός χώρος και ιδεολογία στις προϊστορικές κοινότητες was held at the Aristotelian University of Thesaloniki. The program was:

    Ν. Χουρμουζιάδη, "Ουτοπική αρχαιολογία ή μήπως μια αρχαιολογία με ανθρώπινο πρόσωπο;"

    Μ. Φωτιάδης, "From 'things' to archaeology's artifacts: a reformed empiricist argument"

    Κ. Παπανθίμου-Παπαευθυμίου, "Παιδικές ταφές στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Αρχοντικού Γιαννιτσών"

  • In memory of G. X. Chourmouziades

    29 May 2015

    On 22 May 2015 a workshop in memory of G. X. Chourmouziades entitled Η αντίπερα όχθη: Κοινωνικός χώρος και ιδεολογία στις προϊστορικές κοινότητες was held at the Aristotelian University of Thesaloniki. The program was:

    Ν. Χουρμουζιάδη, "Ουτοπική αρχαιολογία ή μήπως μια αρχαιολογία με ανθρώπινο πρόσωπο;"

    Μ. Φωτιάδης, "From 'things' to archaeology's artifacts: a reformed empiricist argument"

    Κ. Παπανθίμου-Παπαευθυμίου, "Παιδικές ταφές στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Αρχοντικού Γιαννιτσών"

  • Μνημεία Μαραθώνος

    29 May 2015

    On 23 May 2015 a colloquium entitled Μνημεία Μαραθώνος: από την Εποχή του Λίθου έως τους μεταβυζαντινούς χρόνους was held in Marathon. The program was:

    Α. Μαρή, "Οινόη ΙΙ (Πανός) και Οινόη IV στον λόφο. Πανός Μαραθώνα: πρώτη εκτίμηση των αρχαιολογικών δεδομένων και μελλοντικές προοπτικές"

    Μ. Παντελίδου, G. Touchais, Ά. Φίλιππα‐Touchais, and Ν. Παπαδημητρίου, "Οι προϊστορικοί τύμβοι του Μαραθώνα"

    TAG-US 2015

    On 22-24 May 2015 the annual conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2015: Movement was held at the New York University. Further information is available at https://wp.nyu.edu/gsas-nyutag2015/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Marcum, "Head of household: Exploring the dance of everyday life at Çatalhöyük"

    K. Soar, "Wish you were here? Postcards from Knossos"

    G. Flouda and A. Nagel, "Troy-Stories: Itineraries of Heinrich Schliemann, a US Diplomat and Material Engagements"

    Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context

    On 25-26 May 2015 a conference entitled Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context from Beyond the Cyclades: Mainland Greece, the North and East Aegean was held at the Archaeological Society in Athens. The program was:

    F. Mavridis, "Tracing cultural continuity. Examples of Neolithic figurines from mainland Greece and Early Cycladic anthropomorphic imagery"

    E. Papazoglou-Manioudaki, "An early Cycladic figurine from the Acropolis of Athens"

    A. Christopoulou and K. Kostanti, "'Aghios Kosmas revisited'. The Cycladic figurines from the Early Helladic site at Aghios Kosmas in Attica"

  • Athens and Attica in Prehistory

    29 May 2015

    On 27-31 May 2015 an international conference entitled Athens and Attica in Prehistory. Η Προϊστορία της Αθήνας και της Αττικής was held at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://prehistoricattica.org/. The program was:

    Ε. Ανδρίκου, "Ανατολική Αττική: τα προϊστορικά ευρήματα στον 21ο αιώνα"

    D. Vandarakis, K. Pavlopoulos, K. Vouvalidis, and E. Fouache, "The contribution of simulated lithostratigraphy in the geoarchaeological research of the Athenian Basin during the Holocene"

    Ο. Κακαβάκης and Ε. Σκιαδαρέση, "Αποθέσεις της Εποχής του Χαλκού στον υγρότοπο του Φαληρικού Δέλτα: ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις"

  • April 2015 issue available

    14 April 2015

    The April 2015 (42.4) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Call for Papers

    14 April 2015

    10ICAANE

    On 30 June 2015 abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for papers, workshops, and posters at the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10ICAANE), to be held on 25-29 April 2016 at OREA (Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria. Further information is available at http://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/10icaane.html. Special consideration will be given to the following themes:

    Transformation and Migration

    Archaeology of Religion and Rituals

    Ancient Near Eastern Environments: Shifts, Impacts, and Adaptations

    Prehistoric and Historical Landscapes and Settlement Patterns

    Economy and Society

    Excavation Reports and Summaries

    Images in Context: Agencies, Audiences, and Perception

    Islamic Archaeology

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    14 April 2015

    SAA 2015

    On 15-19 April 2015 the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2015) will held in San Francisco, CA. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. DiBenedetto and L. Keach, "Playing with Fire at 'Ais Giorkis: A Geospatial Analysis of Prehistoric Fire Residue"

    L. Keach, "Geospatial Analysis of Areal (Polygonal) Units: Applications at the Site Level in Neolithic Cyprus"

    A. Basiran and C. M. Erek, "Direkli Cave: Aerial Photography of an Epipaleolithic Site"

  • New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    14 April 2015

    On 17 April 2015, 6:30 pm, S. Lupack will address the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York on "The Mycenaean Worship of an Ancestral Wanax." Guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    Social Dimensions of Food

    On 30 April - 2 May 2015 an international conference entitled Social Dimensions of Food in the Prehistory of the Eastern Balkans and Neighbouring Areas will be held at the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Heidelberg. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/11072200/International_Conference_at_the_Heidelberg_Academy_of_Sciences_Social_Dimensions_of_Food_in_the_Prehistory_of_the_Eastern_Balkans_and_Neighbouring_Areas_Heidelberg_30th_April_2nd_May_2015. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    T. Popova and K. Leshtakov, "Early Neolithic House (Family) Farming. Yabalkovo Case Study"

    M. Gurova, "Prehistoric Agriculture Toolkits in Diachronic Perspective: Case Study from Bulgaria"

    D. Urem-Kotsou, "Breath of Change: Food and Pottery in the Course of the Neolithic in Northern Greece"

  • First Textiles

    14 April 2015

    On 7-8 May 2015 an international conference entitled First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean will be held 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. Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/conferences/2015/First_Textiles_Conference_preliminary_programme.pdf. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. Sarri, "Textiles, baskets and pots: decorative craft transfer in the Aegean Neolithic"

    A. Ulanowska, "More observations on functionality of Early Bronze Age textile tools from Greece"

    G. Gavalas, "Textile tools and manufacture in the Early Bronze Age Cyclades: the evidence from Amorgos and Keros islands"

    L. Völling, "Spindle whorls in Troy? A critical examination of a common opinion"

    M. R. Belgiorno, "Pyrgos/Mavroraki textile production in 2000"

    13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium

    On 9-13 June 2015 the 13th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium will be held in Gothenburg. Further information is available at http://bronsalderssymposiet.gu.se/english. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Siennicka, "(In)Visible fibres? Textile production in the Early Bronze Age Greece (the 3rd millennium BC)"

    A.-L. Schallin, "Amber and ritual at Mycenaean Dendra - The Baltic connection"

    H. Whittaker, "The North from the Perspective of the Greek Mainland in the Late Bronze Age"

    S. Sabatini, "Late Bronze Age Oxhide and oxhide-like ingots between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean: problems and challenges"

    E. Pernicka, D. Berger, G. Brügmann, C. Frank, and B. Nessel, "Discovering Bronze Age Trade routes: archeological evidences and the potential of Tin Isotopes"

    J. Ling and L. Melheim, "The Mediterranean turn: the importation of south European copper to Scandinavia and Atlantic maritime trade routes"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    14 April 2015

    8th IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference

    On 11-12 April 2015 the 8th IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference: Water and Power in Past Societies was held at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://iema.buffalo.edu/conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    S. Manning, "Drought and history in the Mediterranean: known knowns and known unknowns"

    Necmi Karul, "The Effects of Changes in Rivers and Coastlines on Prehistoric Settlements in Anatolia"

  • March 2015 issue available

    16 March 2015

    The March 2015 (42.3) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    16 March 2015

    International Young Scholars Conference II

    On 15 April 2015 abstracts (350 words or 2500 characters maximum) are due for the International Young Scholars Conference II: Mediterranean Anatolia, to be held on 5-7 November by the Suna - İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) in Antalya, Turkey. The symposium is open to young scholars who are currently working on or have recently completed (in the last three years before the application deadline) their graduate theses regarding the archaeology, ancient history, art history, architectural history and protection of the cultural heritage of the above-mentioned regions from their prehistory through the end of Middle Ages. Further information and application forms are available at http://gbb.kaleicimuzesi.com/.

    SOMA 2015

    On 15 September 2015 abstracts (3000 characters with title 200 characters) are due for the 19th annual Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2015): Time, Space and People, to be held on 12-14 November at Kemer/Antalya, Turkey. Further information is available at http://www.phaselis.org/en/soma2015. Papers will be 20 minutes each in English. The conference sessions and themes will include:

    The Western Mediterranean

    The Central Mediterranean

    The Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean

    The Black Sea

    The Near East and Egypt

    Mediterranean Interactions

    Archaeometry

    Marine / Seamanship History

    Conservation, preservation and archaeological site management

    Restoration and Museology

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    16 March 2015

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    The program of the Aegean Seminar has been announced for spring 2015, to be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    9 March 2015, 6:30 pm: M. Anastasiadou, "New Insights into Administration in Minoan Kato Zakros - The Sealings from House A"

    23 April 2015, 11.00 am: Ž. Tankošić, "The Prehistory of Southern Euboea: The Last Ten Years of Archaeological Research"

    6 May 2015, 6.00 pm: N. Blackwell, "Regional Connectivity, Technological Exchange and Stone Working in Late Bronze Age Greece"

    7 May 2015, 11.00 am: N. Blackwell, "The Collection of Tools in Metal Hoards from the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age"

    2 June 2015, 6.00 pm: W. Lee, "Chariots, Rams, and Helmets: Sharing Military Technology in the Bronze and Archaic Age Aegean"

    Πρώτο διεθνές σεμινάριο αρχαίας και παραδοσιακής ναυπηγικής

    The program of the Πρώτο διεθνές σεμινάριο αρχαίας και παραδοσιακής ναυπηγικής has been announced for spring 2015, to be held at the National Technical University of Athens. Further information is available at http://www.naval.ntua.gr/sites/default/files/Seminar.pdf. Seminars of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    9 March 2015, 7:30 pm: M. Wedde, "Typology and beyond: defining moments in the history of early Aegean watercraft"

    11 March 2015, 5:00 pm: Ε. Μαραγκουδάκη, "Πειραματική ανασύσταση της εργαλειοθήκης του Μυκηναϊκού ναυδόμου"

    6.00 pm: Χ. Αγουρίδης, "Τα ναυάγια της Ύστερης Εποχής του Χαλκού και η συμβολή τους στη μελέτη της αρχαίας ναυπηγικής"

    7.30 pm: Γ. Νάκας, "Τα πλοία της γεωμετρικής και αρχαϊκής εποχής"

    Cycladic Seminar

    The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for 2015. The seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.archetai.gr/site/content.php?artid=1725.

    10 March 2015: L. Morgan, "'A Room with a View': Kea Paintings and Social Context. 'Δωμάτιο με θέα': Oι τοιχογραφίες της Κέας σε συνάρτηση με το κοινωνικό περιβάλλον"

    28 April 2015: Π. Σωτηρακοπούλου, "Τα δεδομένα της 'ομάδας του Καστριού' από το Δασκαλιό της Κέρου και τα εξ' αυτών συμπεράσματα για το τέλος της Πρώιμης Χαλκοκρατίας στις Κυκλάδες. The Kastri group evidence from Dhaskalio, Keros and its implications for the late Early Bronze Age in the Cyclades"

    10 November 2015: C. Broodbank, "A comparative Mediterranean perspective on the Early Bronze Age Cyclades. Η Μεσόγειος και οι Κυκλάδες της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού: Μια συγκριτική προσέγγιση"

    15 December 2015: W.-D. Niemeier and Ο. Κουκά, "'Cycladica' από το Ηραίο και τη Μίλητο. 'Cycladica' from Heraion and Miletus"

  • Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη

    16 March 2015

    On 5-7 March 2015 Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη 28η Επιστημονική Συνάντηση will be held at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. Further information is available at http://www.hist.auth.gr/sites/default/files/%CE%A0%CE%A1%CE%9F%CE%93%CE%A1%CE%91%CE%9C%CE%9C%CE%91%20%CE%91%CE%95%CE%9C%CE%98.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    Γ. Στρατούλη, Ν. Κατσικαρίδης, E. Μαουσίδου, Τ. Μπεκιάρης, Γ. Πετσάλνικος, and Ε. Τσιόλα, "Τρίτα Κορομηλιάς: μια παραποτάμια προϊστορική θέση στην Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Καστοριάς"

    Π. Χρυσοστόμου, Τ. Γιαγκούλης, Ε. Νάιδου, and Α. Κυριάκου, "Ελληνοελβετικό πρόγραμμα συνεργασίας: διάσωση, συντήρηση και τεκμηρίωση ξύλινων αντικειμένων από τους προϊστορικούς λιμναίους οικισμούς του λεκανοπεδίου Αμυνταίου Φλώρινας"

    Ε. Κυριατζή, Ν. Μερούσης, and Ε. Στεφανή, "Κεραμική της ύστερης εποχής του χαλκού από το Αγγελοχώρι Ημαθίας: προκαταρκτικές παρατηρήσεις από τη μελέτη του υλικού"

  • GAO Annual Conference

    16 March 2015

    On 14-15 March 2015 the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Annual Conference: Transition and Bridging the Divide: new approaches to archaeological investigation will be held at Oxford University. Further information is available at http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/gao-conferences.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Trognitz, "Approaching multi-sided Aegean seals with machine learning techniques"

    J. Binnberg, "Birds in the Aegean Bronze Age – an interdisciplinary approach combining anthropology, ornithology and archaeology"

    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    On 20 March 2015, 6:30 pm, E. Mantzourani will address the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York on "Modeling everyday life in Crete and Cyprus with reference to Egypt." Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    The Aegean Writing Systems

    On 20-21 March 2015 a conference entitled Understanding Relations Between Scripts: The Aegean Writing Systems will be held by the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Further information is available at http://www.cambridgeadventurer.net/urbs/. The program will be:

    S. Ferrara, "Creating writing: Secondary script formation in the Aegean"

    R. Decorte, "Cretan Hieroglyphic and the nature of the script"

    P. Steele and T. Meissner, "From Linear B to Linear A: The problem of the backward projection of sound values"

  • Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time

    16 March 2015

    On 23-26 March 2015 for a conference entitled Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time will be held at the University of Haifa, Israel by the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Art History, under the auspices of the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoST). Further information is available at http://coroplasticstudies.univ-lille3.fr/announcements.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Oikonomidis and N. Skumi, "Gestures and Symbology of the Terracotta Hands from the Cave of the Nymph Koroneia, Boeotia, Greece"

    C. Morris and A. Peatfield, "From Production to Consumption: Life Histories of Figurines from Cretan Bronze Age Peak Sanctuaries"

    C. Alexandrou, "Understanding the Choices of Artisans in the Production of the Base-Ring Female Figurines from Cyprus"

    A.-L. Schallin, "Mycenaean Figures and Figurines as Gendered Bodies"

    G. Papantoniou, "Ritual Gestures and Bodily Communication: Exploring Religious Transformation in Cyprus during the First Millennium BC"

    Ημερίδα: μπροστά στο θάνατο η διαχείριση των νεκρών και του θανάτου

    On 28 March 2015 for a conference entitled Ημερίδα: μπροστά στο θάνατο η διαχείριση των νεκρών και του θανάτου will be held at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. Further information is available at http://www.hist.auth.gr/sites/default/files/%CE%A0%CF%81%CF%8C%CE%B3%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%BC%CE%BC%CE%B1%20%CE%97%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%AF%CE%B4%CE%B1%CF%82.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    Ε. Μαρκέλλα, "Ταφικές πρακτικές στο Νεολιθικό Αιγαίο"

    Ά. Καρλιγκιώτη, "Νεολιθικές ταφικές πρακτικές στη Θεσσαλία"

    Γ. Κοζατσας, "Ταφικές πρακτικές στη Νεολιθική Μακεδονία"

  • The Athens Greek Religion Seminar

    16 March 2015

    On 4 April 2015 E. Balomenou will address the Athens Greek Religion Seminar at the Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9 on "Theatricality and Bronze Age Religion". Further information is available at http://www.sia.gr/sv/node/1072.

    The Future of the Past

    On 10-11 April 2015 an interdisciplinary conference for young scholars entitled The Future of the Past: From Amphipolis to Mosul: New Approaches to Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Eastern Mediterranean will be held at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Further information is available at http://futureofthepast.wix.com/culturalheritage. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    L. Marangos, "Bridging the Divide: Cultural Heritage as Diplomat on Cyprus"

    M. G. Clinton, "Out of the Illustrations: 3D Modelling for Architectural Analysis at Pseira"

  • Conference in Honour of Prof. Dr. Jan Bouzek

    16 March 2015

    On 19-23 May 2015 the conference Contacts, Migrations and Climate Change: Conference in Honour of Prof. Dr. Jan Bouzek will be held in Prague. Further information is available at http://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/en/Contacts_Migrations_and_Climate_Change_2015_Prague. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    P. P. Betancourt and J. D. Muhly, "New Evidence for the Trade Routes for Metals Imported into Crete during the Early Minoan Period"

    F. Blakolmer, "A 'Special Procession' in Minoan Seal Images: Observations on Ritual Dress in Minoan Crete"

    J. Czebreszuk, "Amber in Minoan and Mycenaean: A Comparative Approach"

  • Communities, Landscapes and Interaction in Neolithic Greece

    16 March 2015

    On 29-30 May 2015 an international conference entitled Communities, Landscapes and Interaction in Neolithic Greece will held in Rethymno, Crete. Further information is available at http://igean.ims.forth.gr/conference/. The program will be:

    G. G. Hourmouziadis, "Αρχαιολογία άνεφ διδασκάλου"

    K. Kotsakis, "Narratives of space and contemporary archaeological theory"

    N. Efstratiou, "Social interaction in the farming communities of Neolithic Greece"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    16 March 2015

    5ο Αρχαιολογικό Έργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας

    On 26 February – 1 March 2015 the 5ο Αρχαιολογικό Έργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας, 2012-2014: από τους προϊστορικούς στους νεότερους χρόνους was held at the University of Thessaly in Pelion. Further information is available at http://extras.ha.uth.gr/aethse5/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Μ. Κοσμά, "Το Πρωτοελλαδικό νεκροταφείο στη θέση Γκισούρι στα Νέα Στύρα Εύβοιας"

    T. Krapf, "Η Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού στην Εύβοια: νεότερη συμβολή από τις ανασκαφές της Ελβετικής Αρχαιολογικής Σχολής"

    Ό. Κυριαζή, Γ. Κίτσου, Θ. Μπιλής, and Ι. Φάππας, "Ορχομενός Μινύειος: Μεταμορφώσεις και εξέλιξη ενός αστικού κέντρου στη βόρεια Βοιωτία"

  • Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future

    16 March 2015

    On 27-28 February 2015 a workshop entitled Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: the Potential of Digital Archaeology was held at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Further information is available at http://uwm.edu/mobilizing-the-past/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    S. Ross, "Creating Interoperable Digital Datasets: the Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems (FAIMS) Project"

    J. Gordon, K. Koo, M. K. Toumazou, D. B. Counts, and E. Walcek Averett, "Technology and Teaching at the Athienou Archaeological Project, Cyprus"

  • February 2015 issue available

    06 February 2015

    The February 2015 (42.2) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Call for Papers

    06 February 2015

    3rd Young Researchers' Conference in Aegean Archaeology

    On 15 February 2015 abstracts (in English, maximum 250 words) are due for the 3rd Young Researchers' Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held on 24 April 2015 by the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. Proposals are invited from doctoral students, PhD candidates, and scholars who have recently completed doctoral research on the Aegean areas and cultures in the Bronze Age, including art, crafts, everyday life, social/funerary/political landscapes, long-distance relations, Aegeans overseas, impact on other cultures; also including a broader context: new methods/approaches/technologies applied to the research, new technologies in data/research/site management, etc. Proposals should be sent to the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology at egea@uw.edu.pl. Further information is available at http://www.archeo.uw.edu.pl/zalaczniki/upload1595.pdf and https://www.facebook.com/events/1402646503367359/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    06 February 2015

    Aegean Lectures

    The program of the Aegean Lectures has been announced for spring 2015. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Swedish Institute, Mitseon 9, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.sia.gr/files/Aegean-Lectures-2015-EN.pdf

    23 January 2015: P. Tomkins, "Fragments of Complexity. Piecing together the puzzle of 'Prepalatial' Knossos (c. 3600-2000 BC)"

    20 February 2015: B Burke, "The Mycenaean Age and its endurance at ancient Eleon in Boeotia"

    27 March 2015: P. Pavúk, "Beyond Argolis. Survival of MH traditions into LBA in Central Greece"

    17 April 2015: T. Giannopoulos, "The traditional paradigm of the Indo-European problem and the 'Coming of the Greeks'"

    May 2015: J. Zurbach, "Reappraising Kirrha. New evidence on landscape, economy and society from Southern Phocis"

    Cyprus Seminar

    The program of the Cyprus Seminar has been announced for spring 2015. The seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Museum of Cycladic Art, 4 Neophytou Douka, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=294&clang=1. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    4 May 2015: Ν. Παπαδημητρίου, "Κυπριακό και αιγαιακό εμπόριο κατά τη 2η χιλιετία π.Χ. Μια συγκριτική προσέγγιση"

    EKVAM Spring Seminars on the Archaeology of Izmir

    The program of EKVAM Spring Seminars on the Archaeology of Izmir has been announced for spring 2015. The seminars begin at 4:30 pm at the French Institute of Izmir. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    3 March 2015: O. Pinar, "Prehistory of Izmir from the Paleolithicum until the Beginning of Chalcolithicum"

    17 March 2015: A. Aslan, "Izmir and its Close Surroundings during the Early and Middle Bronze Ages"

    CIG 2015

    On 6-7 February 2015 the 2015 Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG 2015) will be held at the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada). Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    T. Ross, Archaeological Illustration Workshop

    K. Banks, "Repurposing Akrotiri: The Minoanization of a Cycladic Town"

    R. Bennett and W. Chennette, "Minoan Metamorphosis: Repurposing at Palaikastro"

  • Telling the Whole Story at Multi-Period Sites

    06 February 2015

    On 25 April 2015 a workshop entitled Telling the Whole Story at Multi-Period Sites will be held at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://aiathens.weebly.com/lecturesevents.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    G. Sanders, "Corinth"

    R. Senff, "Olympia"

    P. Militello, "Phaistos"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    06 February 2015

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 29 January 2015 W.-D. Niemeier lectured at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "Το μυκηναϊκό ιερό στις Άβες/Καλαπόδι και το ζήτημα της συνέχειας της λατρείας από την Εποχή του Χαλκού στην Εποχή του Σιδήρου".

  • January 2015 issue available

    16 January 2015

    The January 2015 (42.1) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    16 January 2015

    Michael Ventris Award

    On 13 February 2015 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent to the Deputy Director, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom or via email (compatible with Word 2003) to admin.icls@sas.ac.uk. Applications should include age, qualifications, academic record, an outline and projected budget of the proposed work (which is not intended to be Ph.D. research), and the names and addresses of two referees, who should at the same time be asked to write independently in support of the application. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/awards/awards-prizes.

  • Calls for Papers

    16 January 2015

    MAC 2015

    On 13 February 2015 abstracts are due for oral or poster presentations at the 13th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (MAC 2015), to be held on 24-26 September 2015 at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. Further information is available at http://www.emac2015.gr or from info@emac2015.gr. The main topics will be:

    Methodological developments

    Dating of ceramics

    Production, dissemination and consumption

    Slips and glazes

    Technical ceramics

    Ceramics as building materials

    Vessel function and vessel use

    Raw material studies

    Pottery kilns

    Alteration and conservation

    AIA 2016

    On 8 March 2015 (22 March with a late fee) submissions for workshops, colloquia, undergraduate submissions, and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2016), to be held in San Francisco, CA from 7-9 January 2016. On 2 August 2015 (16 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, other open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2015 roundtable proposals and lightning session submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

    Diálogos Micénicos

    On 16 March 2015 proposals are due for the Diálogos Micénicos: Lengua, Textos, Historia, to be held at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid from 12-13 May 2015. Titles and abstracts for proposed 20 minute papers should be sent to dialogos.mic@gmail.com.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    16 January 2015

    TAG Turkey 2015

    On 5-6 February 2015 the Theoretical Archaeology Group Turkey 2015: Archaeological Things (TAG Turkey 2015) will be held at Mimar Sinan University, İstanbul. Further information is available at http://tagturkey2014.wordpress.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Souvatzi, E. Baysal, B. Boz; A. Baysal, B. Erdoğu, "To thing or not to thing?"

    Ö. Çevik, "Ulucak Höyük Neolitik Toplumunda Antroposantrik İletişim Ağı"

    Ç. Özdoğan, "Tunç Çağı'nda Levant'da deniz ticareti ağı"

    Petras Symposium

    On 14-15 February 2015 the 2ο Διεθνές Συμπόσιο Πετρά: Προ- και Παλαιο-ανακτορικό νεκροταφείο στο ιστορικό του πλαίσιο. 2nd International Petras Symposium. The Pre- and Proto-palatial cemetery in context will be held at The Danish Institute at Athens. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/Petras.excavations. The program will be:

    M. Τσιποπούλου, "Διερευνώντας κοινωνικο-πολιτικές αλλαγές στον Προ- και Παλαιο-ανακτορικό Πετρά. Το νεκροταφείο των τάφων-οικιών. Documenting Sociopolitical changes in the Pre- and Protopalatial Petras. The House Tomb Cemetery"

    P. P. Betancourt, M. Tsipopoulou, and M. Clinton. "The Tripartite Façade at the Petras Cemetery. Η τριμερής πρόσοψη του νεκροταφείου του Πετρά"

    Μ. Τσιποπούλου, "Αναθηματική απόθεση 1. Ταυτότητα και χρονολόγηση ενός ιδιαίτερου τελετουργικού χώρου στο νεκροταφείο του Πετρά. Votive Deposit 1. Identity and chronology of a special ritual area in the Petras cemetery".

  • Digital Archaeology

    16 January 2015

    On 27-28 February 2015 a workshop entitled Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: the Potential of Digital Archaeology will be held in London. Further information is available at http://uwm.edu/mobilizing-the-past/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    J. Wallrodt, "Why Paperless?: Digital Technology and Archaeology"

    J. M. Gordon, K. Koo, M. Toumazou, D. Counts, and E. Walcek Averett, "Technology and Teaching at the Athienou Archaeological Project, Cyprus"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    16 January 2015

    BANEA 2015

    On 7-9 January 2015 the 2015 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2015) was held in London. Further information is available at http://banealcane.org/banea/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    I. Jacobsson, "What do the Cypro-PPN sites tell us about the nature of the M-/L-PPNB transition?"

    D. Bolger, "Fragmented identities: social and material transformations in 3rd millennium BC Cyprus"

    F. Chelazzi, "Living by the rivers: social networks and settlement patterns in southwestern Cyprus during the second millennium BC"

    Y. Asscher et al., "A slow social integration of the Philistines in the southern Levant is supported by a new radiocarbon based chronology"

    K. Wright, "Craft production, food preparation and household differentiation Çatalhöyük East and other Neolithic sites in the Near East"

    B. Kızılduman, "Interrelations between the Karpaz peninsula and the Levant during the Bronze Age"

  • December 2014 issue available

    09 December 2014

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

  • Calls for Papers

    09 December 2014

    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 zkv933@hum.ku.dk. 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

  • ASOR 2015

    09 December 2014

    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 pc4@nyu.edu.

    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

    09 December 2014

    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"

  • Archaeological Work in NW Greece and the Ionian Islands

    09 December 2014

    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"

  • TAG 2015

    09 December 2014

    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"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 December 2014

    Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age

    On 6-7 November 2014 a symposium to celebrate the exhibition Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Further information is available at http://www.metmuseum.org/events. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. E. Killebrew, "The World of the Philistines and Other 'Sea Peoples'"

    A. Özyar, "Phoenicians and Greeks in Cilicia: Coining Elite Identity in Iron Age Anatolia"

    A. Caubet, "Phoenicia, Cyprus, and the West"

    W.-D. Niemeier, "Greek Sanctuaries and the Near East"

  • November 2014 issue available

    07 November 2014

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

  • Calls for Papers

    07 November 2014

    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 (banksjn@mail.uc.edu). Abstracts (300-500 words) and a brief summary of qualifications (name, institution, current degree(s) and program, etc.) should be sent by email to studentconference@cig-icg.gr.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    07 November 2014

    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 secretary@minoanseminar.gr. 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 htomas@ffzg.hr.

    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 millie.arias@hunter.cuny.edu. 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"

  • AIA/CSC 2015

    07 November 2014

    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"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    07 November 2014

    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=12282&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"

  • 07 November 2014

    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"

  • October 2014 issue available

    30 September 2014

    The October 2014 (41.7) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download

  • Calls for Papers

    30 September 2014

    EAA AM 2015

    On 31 October 2014 proposals for sessions are due for the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2015), to be held in Glasgow, Scotland on 2-5 September 2015. From 19 December 2014 to 16 February 2015 paper and poster abstract submission is open; on 24 April 2015 registration is due. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://eaaglasgow2015.com/. The meeting will have the following main themes:

    Celtic Connections

    Archaeology and Mobility

    Reconfiguring Identities

    Science and Archaeology

    Communicating Archaeology

    Legacies and Visions

    BANEA 2015

    On 1 November 2014 papers, sessions, and posters are due for the 2015 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2015), to be held on 7-9 January 2015 in London, with the main theme of 'borders and transitions'. Session and workshop proposals are welcomed. Further information is available at http://banealcane.org/banea/. Themes will include:

    Highland and Lowland Areas of the Near East and Egypt

    Adaptations, Transformations, and Continuity

    Period Transitions

    Bronze Age Connections

    Coastal and Harbour Archaeology

    Archaeology and Conflict

    TAG Turkey 2014

    On 1 November 2014 proposals are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group Turkey 2014: Archaeological Things (TAG Turkey 2014), to be held on 5-6 February 2015 at Mimar Sinan University (İstanbul). Further information is available at http://tagturkey2014.wordpress.com/ana-sayfa/.

    Geomedislands 2015

    On 1 January 2015 proposals (1 page, 3000 characters) are due for a conference entitled Geomedislands 2015: The GEOarchaeology of MEDiterranean ISLANDS, to be held on 30 June – 2 July 2015 in Cargèse (Corsica, France). Further information is available at http://geomedislands.org/index.php?page=download-circulars.

    10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials

    On 28 February 2015 proposals (300-500 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 (Spain). Further information is available at http://www.ub.edu/cherts-symp2015/callfpapers/callfpapers.htm. The major themes of the symposium will be:

    The chaîne opératoire of knapped stone artefacts

    Auxiliary sciences related to lithics, particularly microcrystaline quartz

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    30 September 2014

    Aegean Lectures

    The program of the Aegean Lectures has been announced for autumn 2014. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Swedish Institute, Mitseon 9, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures.

    26 September 2014: A. Kossyva, "Από το κέντρο στην περιφέρεια: Η πρωτοελλαδική κατοίκηση στη νότια Αργολίδα"

    17 October 2014, 8:00 pm: N. Momigliano, "lasos and Minoanisation"

    14 November 2014: O. Philaniotou, "Θερμή Λέσβου: 1936-2014"

    12 December 2014: C. Ziota, "Σωστική ανασκαφική έρευνα στον Κλείτο Κοζάνης: Η νεολιθική κοινότητα στο χώρο και στο χρόνο. Η διαχρονική χρήση της θέσης"

    Cyprus Seminar

    The program of the Cyprus Seminar has been announced for autumn 2014. The seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Museum of Cycladic Art, 4 Neophytou Douka, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/lectures/month/2014/.

    6 October 2014: Γ. Παπασάββας, "Κυπριακή χαλκοτεχνία στο μεσογειακό κόσμο κατά την Υστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού"

    3 November 2014: Δ. Πηλείδου, "Η κεντρική Κύπρος στην Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού: οι νέες ανασκαφές στον Άγιο Σωζόμενο"

    Mycenaean Seminars

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2014-2015, 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 olgak@sas.ac.uk; telephone: 020-7862-8700.

    15 October 2014: L. Bushnell, "The sweet smell of success: Cypriot and Mycenaean speciality oils and mid-second millennium trading enterprises in the eastern Mediterranean"

    29 October 2014, 5:00 pm: O. Vikatou, "Recent excavations in the western Peloponnese: new insights into the settlements and cemeteries of Mycenaean Elis" (Autumn Lecture with the British School at Athens)

    12 November 2014: A. Livarda, "Foodscapes, plants and ecofacts in Bronze Age Greece"

    3 December 2014: P. Steele, "Aegean and Cypriot script reforms: ruptures and continuities"

    14 January 2015: C. von Rüden, "Tracing diversities in Eastern Mediterranean fresco painting"

    11 February 2015: S. Voutsaki, "Social change in the Middle Helladic period"

    11 March 2015: F. Blakolmer, "Interacting Minoan arts: seal images and mural iconography in Minoan Crete"

    20 May 2015, 5:00 pm: G. Rethemiotakis, "Galatas" (Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture)

    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; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    17 October 2014: L. Manioudakis-Papazoglou, "Life and Death in Mycenaean Achaea: a new settlement and a tholos tomb on Mygdalia Hill, near Patras"

    14 November 2014: K. Chalikias, "a new settlement and a tholos tomb on Mygdalia Hill, near Patras"

    12 December 2014: T. Carter, "All that glisters is not gold: EB II Mochlos in its Eastern Mediterranean Context"

    Cycladic Seminar

    The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for autumn 2014. The seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/images/uploads/lectures/2014/Cycladic-Seminar-2014.pdf.

    4 November 2014: Κ. Ζάχος and A. Ντούζουγλη, "Τα δεδομένα της φάσης Καστριού στο Σπήλαιο του Ζα στη Νάξο"

    9 December 2014: R. L. N. Barber, "Pottery classes from Phylakopi: recent work on the collections of the National Archaeological Museum"

    5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology

    On 13-15 October 2014 the 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology: The Age of Sensing will take place at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Further information is available at http://space2place.classicalstudies.duke.edu/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Forte, N. Lercari, E. Shiferaw, and R. Kopper, "Reshaping Remote Sensing and Virtual Reality at Çatalhöyük"

    N. Lercari, "Terrestrial Laser Scanning at Catalhöyuük: New Methodologies, Results, and Research Perspectives"

    K. Fisher, "Investigating Late Bronze Age urban landscapes on Cyprus using terrestrial and aerial remote sensing"

    Too cold for this p(a)lace?

    On 27-28 October 2014 a workshop entitled Too cold for this p(a)lace? Climate and environment in the late 2nd millennium B.C. Mediterranean will take place at the Salle du Sénat Académique, Université catholique de Louvain. Further information, including the registration form, is available at http://sites.uclouvain.be/arc-crisis/?p=7423. The program will be:

    J. Driessen, "Introduction sur le Projet ARC. Introduction on the ARC project"

    S. Jusseret, "Climate and environment in the late 2nd millennium B.C. Mediterranean: introduction to the workshop"

    B. Drake, "Magnitude and impact: how much climate change was too much for Late Bronze Age Mediterranean societies?"

  • ASOR 2014

    30 September 2014

    On 19-22 November 2014 the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place in San Diego, CA. Contact and registration information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Faust, "The 'Philistine Tomb' at Tel 'Eton: Culture Contact, Colonialism and Local Responses"

    M. Novak and S. Kulemann-Ossen, "The Iron Age I to II at Sirkeli Höyük: An Elusive Transition?"

    M.-H. Gates and G. Lehmann, "The Iron I-Iron II Transition at Kinet Höyük"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    30 September 2014

    XVII World UISPP

    On 1-7 September 2014 the XVII World UISPP. XVIIe Congrès Mondial de l'Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (UISPP). XVII Congresso Mundial de UISPP was held in Burgos, Spain. Further information is available at http://www.burgos2014uispp.es/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Gil Fuensanta, A. J. James, A. Mederos Martín, and E. Boynikoglu, "On Culture and Genetics: Some Observations on the First Inhabitants of Anatolia"

    C. Papoulia, "The Northeastern Mediterranean and the Origins of Seafaring"

    D. Delfino, "War Psychology in European Copper and Bronze Age and Its Marks in Fortified Settlements"

  • September 2014 Issue Available

    09 September 2014

    The September 2014 (41.6) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    09 September 2014

    INSTAP 2015

    On 1 November 2014 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2015 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC) Librarian Fellowship, Six-Week Research Grants at INSTAP SCEC, and the Petrography Internship at INSTAP SCEC. On 31 March 2015 applications are due for the 2015 Richard Seager Doctoral Fellowship at INSTAP SCEC; applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net/; applications can be submitted via e-mail as MS WORD documents or fillable PDF forms.

    Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2015 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 John Bennet at medarchtr@gmail.com.

  • Calls for Papers

    09 September 2014

    19th Neolithic Seminar

    On 1 September 2014 abstracts (150-200 words, including name, institution, and the title of the paper) are due for the 19th Neolithic Seminar. Pottery and food: dietary practices in prehistory, to be held from 7-8 November 2014 at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. All previous Neolithic Seminar proceedings are available in the periodical Documenta Prehistorica XXI-XXXIX. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to miha.budja@uni-lj.si; further information is available at http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/.

    CAA 2015

    On 30 September 2014 proposals for sessions (500 words maximum, including title, affiliations, and key words) are due for the 43rd Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2015): Keep the Revolution Going, to be held on 30 March-3 April 2015 in Siena, exploring topics to showcase ground-breaking technologies and best practice from various archaeological and computer science disciplines. Further information is available at https://caaconference.org/ocs/index.php?conference=caa&schedConf=caa2015. Themes will include:

    Field and laboratory data recording

    Data modelling, management and integration

    Linked data and the semantic web

    Data analysis and visualisation

    3D modelling, visualization, thinking, interpretation and simulations

    Spatio-temporal modelling, GIS and remote sensing

    Users and interfaces: education, museums and multimedia

    Theoretical issues and the relation of CAA with the Digital Humanities

    Digital Cities, cultural heritage interpretation and modelling the past

    In Poseidons Realm XX

    On 31 October 2014 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XX: Land unter!, to be held on 16-22 March 2015 at the Germanic National Museum at Nuremberg and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Papers are invited on flood control by digging sewers, building dikes and embankments or by other methods; conference papers will be published in Skyllis. Conference languages will be German and English. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/.

    Contacts, Migrations and Climate Change

    On 30 November 2014 abstracts are due for the conference Contacts, Migrations and Climate Change: Conference in Honour of Prof. Dr. Jan Bouzek, to be held on 19-23 May 2015 in Prague. Abstracts (300 words maximum, in MS Word or Open Office format) for 20-minute presentations or for posters (portrait, maximum 100 x 70 cm) should be sent to contacts.conference@ff.cuni.cz. Conference languages will be English, German, and French; Powerpoint captions should be in English. The conference proceedings are to be published by the Masaryk University at Brno. Further information is available at http://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/en/Contacts_Migrations_and_Climate_Change_2015_Prague. Themes of the conference will be:

    Interconnections in Bronze and Early Iron Age Europe

    Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece

    Celts on the Move

    The Black Sea Area

    Thrace and its Rulers

    Roman Provinces

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 September 2014

    EAA2014

    On 10-14 September 2014 the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA2014) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. Further information is available https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org/site. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Gurova "Lithic Studies: An Alternative Approach to Neolithization?"

    E. Marinova, "Archaeobotanical Evidence on the Neolithisation of Bulgaria in the Context of the Balkans and Anatolia"

    T. Dzhanfezova, "Shaping the Future of Painting: The Early Neolithic Pottery from Dzhulyunitsa, Central North Bulgaria"

  • Saluting Ellen N. Davis

    09 September 2014

    On 13 September 2014 a symposium entitled Saluting Ellen N. Davis: a Memorial Symposium will be held by the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street, New York City (between Park and Madison Avenues). R.S.V.P. by September 5 to millie.arias@hunter.cuny.edu. The program will be:

    P. P. Betancourt, J. D. Muhly, and S. C. Ferrence, "Cycladic Connections in the Metallurgy from the Petras Cemetery in Eastern Crete"

    G. Kopcke, "Reading Ellen's 'The Gold of the Shaft Graves: the Transylvanian Connection' - Some Thoughts"

    M. H. Wiener, "Helladic Pairs of Cups"

  • Crossroads II

    09 September 2014

    On 15-17 September 2014 an international conference entitled The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again? will be held at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. Further information is available at http://egyptologie.ff.cuni.cz/?req=doc:konference&lang=en. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. B. Knapp, "Maritime Transport Containers, Mobility and Connectivity in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age"

    G. J. van Wijngaarden, "Questioning hybridity. Transcultural appropriation of manufactured artifacts in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean"

    R. Prévalet and E. Morero, "Technological transfers of luxury craftsmanship between Crete and the Orient during the Bronze Age"

  • NARNIA

    09 September 2014

    On 17-19 September 2014 the NARNIA international conference Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials from the Mediterranean will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. Further information is available at http://narnia-itn.eu/highlights/narnia-international-conference-interdisciplinary-studies-of-ancient-materials-from-the-mediterranean/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    P. M. Day, "Ceramic analysis and critical mass: new evidence for longevity of major pottery production centres in the Aegean"

    M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, A. Georgiou and A. K. Vionis, "Cooking pot fabric recipes: An interdisciplinary study of Cypriot cooking pots of the Late Bronze Age"

    E. Nodarou and P. Keswani, "Regional variation in Late Cypriot pithos production: preliminary results from the petrographic analysis"

    C. Makarona, P. Keswani, E. Nodarou, A. Jacobs, N. Mattielli, K. Nys, and P. Claeys, "Leave no mudstone unturned: geochemical provenancing reveals potters' choices and interactions in Late Bronze Age Cyprus"

  • LAC 2014

    09 September 2014

    On 17-20 September 2014 the 3rd International Landscape Archaeology Conference 2014 (LAC 2014) will be held in Rome. Further information is available at http://www.let.vu.nl/en/research/conferences/lac-2014/index.asp. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    H. Orengo and A. Krahtopoulou, "Land reclamation and the archaeological record of central western plain of Thessaly, central Greece"

    A. Krahtopoulou and R. Veropoulidou "Integrating landscapes, seascapes and human histories in Pieria, Macedonia, Greece: fact or fiction?"

    F. Scelazzi, "Legacy data and second generation analysis: a case study on landscape strategies in Bronze Age south-western Cyprus"

    D. Kriga, "In search of the Theran volcanic eruption whereabouts: when did the natural phenomenon happen and the effects it had on both Theran and Cretan landscape and the sea trade international routes of that time"

    Cultures of Stone 2014

    On 18-20 September 2014 the Cultures of Stone 2014 Conference will be held at University College Dublin (UCD) Further information is available at http://culturesofstone.eu.pn/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. Älveby, "Parallel chaînes opératoires in Cypriot Chalcolithic Chert practice"

    H. Snell, "Spirally-fluted columns: origins, context and 'architectural fantasy'"

    Crafting Textiles

    On 10-11 October 2014 a conference entitled Crafting Textiles from the Bronze Age to AD 1600: A tribute to Peter Collingwood will be held at Franks Room, Wellcome Collection, London, Euston Road NW1 2BE on by the Early Textiles Study Group (ETSG). Further information is available at http://www.earlytextilesstudygroup.org/2014-conference.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Ulanowska, "Aegean Bronze Age Techniques – a teacher's perspective for their possible reconstruction with students"

    POCA 2014

    On 14-16 November 2014 the 14th meeting of Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2014) - The Many Face(t)s of Cyprus conference will be held at the Institute for Archaeological Studies, Bochum. Further information is available at http://www.zms.ruhr-uni-bochum.de:8649/veranstaltungen/event00100.html.en. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Sherratt: Keynote Lecture

    C. Scirè, "Palaeodietary Research in Cypriot Prehistoric Contexts: Methodology and Potentialities: A Case Study for Middle Bronze Age Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou"

    G. Muti, M. Fissore, A. Saggio, and M. Monaco, "Symbols Beyond Work Activity? Towards the Evaluation of Spinning Tools Significance in Ancient and Middle South Coast Cyprus"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 September 2014

    TAG-US 2014

    On 23-25 May 2014 the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2014: Convergence was held at the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana. Further information is available at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID= 1195202. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    M. N. Pareja, "East Meets West: Monkeys in Bronze Age Aegean Glyptic"

    M. N. Pareja, "Strangers from a Strange Land: The Appearance of Blue Monkeys in the Bronze Age Frescoes at Akrotiri, Thera"

    Embodied Identities

    On 7-8 June 2014 a workshop entitled Embodied Identities: Figural and Symbolic Representation of the Self in Anatolia was held at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, in Taksim. Further information is available at http://rcac.ku.edu.tr/embodiedidentities. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    S. Vasilakis, "The Role of the Sea in Forging Prehistoric Maritime Cultural Identity in the East Aegean-West Anatolian Interface"

    New Antiquities

    On 26-28 June 2014 a conference entitled New Antiquities: Transformations of the Past in the New Age and Beyond was held in Berlin. Further information is available at http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/newantik/program/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. Tully, "The Artifice of Daedalus: Modern Minoica as Religious Focus in Contemporary Paganism"

    L. Bonga, " Mother-Goddess Misconceptions"

    H. Vogel, "'The Goddess is alive!' – Goddess Feminism and Archaeology: the Case of Çatal Höyük"

  • May 2014 issue available

    19 May 2014

    The May 2014 (41.5) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • From the Editors

    19 May 2014

    The editors of Nestor remind all readers that Nestor is not published during June, July, or August; Nestor 41.6 will be available in September 2014. We wish readers a productive and enjoyable summer and hope to see you during our own research activities.

  • Calls for Papers

    19 May 2014

    Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period

    On 2 June 2014 abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period, to be held on 30 January - 1 February 2015 at the Danish Institute at Athens. Abstracts (400 words maximum, to include name, affiliation, and contact information) should be submitted to soren.handberg@diathens.gr. Further information is available at

    http://www.diathens.gr/en/events/konferencer.

    Cultures of Stone 2014 Conference

    On 15 June 2014 abstracts are due for the Cultures of Stone 2014 Conference, to be held at University College Dublin (UCD) on 18-20 September 2014, jointly organized by UCD School of Archaeology and UCD School of Classics with the support of the National Museum of Ireland. Abstracts (300 words, to include the title of the presentation, authors and institutional affiliation, and the most appropriate conference theme(s)) should be submitted to culturesofstone+abstracts@gmail.com. Further information is available at http://culturesofstone.eu.pn/. Presentations from any period and geographical context are invited around the following themes:

    The moving, trade, and exchange of stone

    Sensory perception and engagement with stone

    The reinterpretation of stone through experimental approaches

    The ritualistic and symbolic meaning of stone

    The transformation of stone from its sourcing to its final deposition

    Stone and monumentality

    SAA 2015

    On 11 September 2014 abstracts (200 words) are due for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2015), to be held from 15-19 April 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/.

    TAG Turkey 2014

    On 30 September 2014 abstracts (250 words including name, affiliation, postal address, and email address) are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group Turkey 2014 (TAG Turkey 2014) meeting, to be held on 27-28 November 2014 at Mimar Sinan University (İstanbul). Papers are invited that are aimed at exploring the ways of defining the interaction of things and their interrelation with other things and humans symmetrically at different scales until they become "archaeological things", with the aim of encapsulating different opinions and perspectives on "things" which are basically the essential data of archaeology. Proposals for 20 minute papers should be sent by email to tagturkey2014@gmail.com. Further information is available at http://tagturkey2014.wordpress.com.

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    19 May 2014

    SAA 2014

    On 23-27 April 2014 the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2014) was held in Austin, Texas. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    K. Fisher, "Differing Trajectories of Urbanism on Late Bronze Age Cyprus"

    N. Abell and E. Gorogianni, "Industry and Interaction: Craft Producers as Agents of Culture Change in Bronze Age Ayia Irini, Kea, Greece"

    P. Day, E. Kardamaki, A. Demakopoulou, J. Maran, and A. Papadimitriou, "Transport Jars and Commodity Exchange in the Mycenaean World: Tiryns and Midea"

  • Archaeological Excavations and Researches Meeting-13

    19 May 2014

    On 28-30 April 2014 the Archaeological Excavations and Researches Meeting-13 was held at Istanbul University Faculty of Letters. Further information is available at http://edebiyat.istanbul.edu.tr/klasikarkeoloji/?p=6695. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    E. Özdoğan, "Aşağı Pınar Höyüğü"

    N. Karul, "2013 Yılı Aktopraklık Höyük Kazıları"

    B. Dinçer, "Bursa ve Tekirdağ Paleolitik Araştırmaları-2013"

  • April 2014 issue available

    14 April 2014

    The April 2014 (41.4) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    14 April 2014

    EuroMed 2014

    On 30 May 2014 submissions for full research papers and project papers (each 10 pages maximum) and short papers (6 pages maximum), including 600 dpi images and bibliography, are due for the 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014), to be held on 3-8 November 2014 at the entrance of the ancient Amathus city by Limassol in Cyprus. On 28 June 2014 proposals for showcases and demonstrations are due. On 1 September 2014 camera-ready copies of papers are due to the printers. Further information and on-line submission forms are available at http://www.culturalheritage2014.eu/. Original unpublished papers in English are invited that address the following objectives:

    Highlight the role of European CH research within international activities and cooperation;

    Assess the impact of EU policies on European CH and evaluate the positive contribution of CH innovative research to competitiveness and job creation;

    Disseminate the results of European CH innovative research and discuss new possible developments;

    Discuss coordination of national research within educational programmes for CH in Europe and the world;

    Refine, amend, and publish main ideas of any technological platforms opened to the entire field of CH, in the context of preparation of 2016/17's Work Programme for the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2014-2020);

    Emphasize the relation of conservation practice to contemporary legislation, especially as experienced by SMEs and as regards problems of orphan works, fraud and crime in the movable cultural heritage market, health and safety issues;

    Evaluate how research influenced the impact of EU policies on CH and discuss the mitigation of possible adverse effects;

    Underline and discuss the role of current and future developments in international activities, agreements and cooperation:

    1) against demolishing and/or looting in CH;

    2) on the e-documentation and e-preservation in CH;

    3) on the establishment of standards in the field of CH;

    4) on conventions (like UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible CH);

    5) on documenting, archiving, monitoring, preserving, protecting and presenting CH worldwide using innovative ICT solutions;

    6) on the legal and ethical responsibilities of CH Informatics.

    Color in Ancient Global History

    On 15 July 2014 abstracts (250 words) are due for a collected volume on the subject of Color in Ancient Global History (3000 B.C.-600 A.D.), consisting of 12-15 essays and projected to be published in the next two years. Abstracts (250 words) and C.V.s should be submitted to Rachael Goldman at goldmanr@tcnj.edu. Papers that address the following topics will be considered:

    Color as a geographical marker or trope

    The manufacture and manipulation of color

    The global effect of color production (e.g. Silk Road studies)

    Color-term studies in literature, particularly from religious texts

    Color and the senses

    Color and food

    Color and textiles

    POCA 2014

    On 31 July 2014 abstracts are due for the 14th meeting of Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2014) - The Many Face(t)s of Cyprus conference, to be held on 14-16 November 2014 at the Institute for Archaeological Studies, Bochum. Papers (20-25 minutes) will be welcome regarding archaeology and history as well as studies of a wider chronological, contextual and multidisciplinary approach (e.g. anthropology, social and political sciences) to Cypriot cultures on the island and beyond. Abstracts (250 words maximum) should be submitted with a title and email address to baerbel.morstadt@rub.de. Further information is available at http://www.zms.ruhr-uni-bochum.de:8649/veranstaltungen/event00100.html.en.

    Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time

    On 30 September 2014 abstracts for panels and individual papers (not to exceed 20 minutes), in English, are due for a conference entitled Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time, to be held on 23-25 March 2015, at the University of Haifa, Israel by the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Art History, under the auspices of the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoST). The official language of the conference is English. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Abstracts (200-300 words) should be submitted to Dr. Adi Erlich (aerlich@research.haifa.ac.il) in Word format including surname, first name, position, affiliation, phone number, email address and title of paper. Further information is available at http://coroplasticstudies.univ-lille3.fr/announcements.html.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    14 April 2014

    Society and Writing in Ancient Cyprus

    All Souls College, Oxford has announced the schedule of the Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2014: Society and Writing in Ancient Cyprus by P. Steele. Further information is available at http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk/userfiles/file/Lectures/Trinity/EP2014.pdf.

    7 May: "The Advent of Literacy on Cyprus"

    8 May: "Scripts and Languages at Early Iron Age Palaepaphos"

    9 May: "'Understanding' Undeciphered Scripts and Unidentified Languages"

    14 May: "Visible Language and Ancient Cypriot Identities"

    15 May: "Cypriot Writing at Home and Abroad"

    SOMA 2014

    On 24-26 April 2014 the 18th Annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology: Management of Cultural Heritage in the Coastal Zone (SOMA 2014) will be held in Wrocław, Poland. Further information is available at http://www.arch.pan.wroc.pl/index.php?lang=pl&dzial=artykuly&k=&p=2013_09_30_18th_symposium_on_mediterranean_archaeology_soma_2014_wroclaw_poland or

    http://www.genama.info/soma/2014/HOME.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    E. S. Hayter, "Reading Between the Fault Lines: Reassessing the MM IIIA Destruction Layers at Knossos"

    B. Lis, "Mobility of Potters in the Aegean: Combining Ethnographic and Archaeological Evidence"

    A. Türker, "Suluca Karahöyük: a Commercial Context in Central Cappadocia in light of Three Depas Amphikypellon and a Foot Shaped Stamp Seal"

    9ICAANE

    On 9-13 June 2014 the 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (9ICAANE) will be held at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Further information is available at http://9icaane.unibas.ch. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Ahrens and E. Kozal, "The Turkish-Swiss Excavations at Sirkeli Höyük (Eastern Cilicia) 2011-2013: Material Culture, Settlement Structure, Chronology and Interregional Connections"

    E. Belcher and K. Croucher, "Exchanges of Identity in Prehistoric Anatolian Figurines"

    B. Bellucci, "Travelling Monsters: The Representation of Fantastic Creatures in Late Bronze Age Glyptic"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    14 April 2014

    Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη

    On 13-15 March 2014 Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη, 27η Επιστημονική Συνάντηση was held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Further information is available at http://auth.gr/news/conferences/16854. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Γ. Στρατούλη, Ν. Κατσικαρίδης, and Τ. Μπεκιάρης, "Μαθαίνοντας για την παρασκευή της τροφής στον νεολιθικό οικισμό Αυγής Καστοριάς: αρχαιολογικές και βιωματικές εκπαιδευτικές δράσεις 2011-2013"

    Α. Χατζηκωνσταντίνου, Δ. Τζέτζης, Ι. Βλασταρίδης, Π. Μπιλάλη, and Χρ. Φωτιάδου, "Δημιουργία πιστού αντιγράφου παλαιοντολογικού ευρήματος με τη χρήση αντίστροφης μηχανολογίας και ταχείας πρωτοτυποποίησης. Η περίπτωση τμήματος κάτω γνάθου σπηλαίας άρκτου (Ursus pelaeus) από το σπήλαιο του Δράκου της Καστοριάς"

    Π. Χρυσοστόμου, "Άνθρακας ο θησαυρός ή θησαυρός επί του άνθρακα. Τα πρώτα συμπεράσματα από τις σωστικές ανασκαφές μεγάλης κλίμακας στις παρυφές των κλιμακωτών σκαμμάτων εξόρυξης λιγνίτη, στο ορυχείο πεδίου Αμυνταίου. Η πρόοδος του ανασκαφικού έργου στους προϊστορικούς οικισμούς των Αναργύρων IXb, XI και XIIIa"

  • Περιβάλλον και Πολιτισμός στη Φθιώτιδα

    14 April 2014

    On 29-30 March 2014 a conference entitled Περιβάλλον και Πολιτισμός στη Φθιώτιδα χθες και σήμερα: Διεπιστημονική Διημερίδα was held in Lamia. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Μ.-Φ. Παπακωνσταντίνου, "Αρχαιολογική και Παλαιογιωγραφική Έρευωνα στην Κοιλάδα του Σπερχειού (Α.Π.Ε.Κ.Σ.)"

    Κ. Βουβαλίδης, "Παλαιοπεριβαλλοντικές μεταβολές στις Θερμοπύλες και στην περιοχή του προϊστορικού οικισμού της Αγίας Παρασκευής Λαμίας, στο πλαίσιο του προγραμματος Α.Π.Ε.Κ.Σ."

    Γ. Συρίδης, "Ιζηματογενείς καταγραφές ανθρωπογενών και φυσικών διεργασιών στον προϊστορικό οικισμό της Αγίας Παρασκευής (Λαμία)"

  • The archaeological discovery of Therasia

    14 April 2014

    On 8 April 2014 a conference entitled H αρχαιολογική ανακάλυψη της Θηρασίας το 1866 και το ιστορικό και επιστημολογικό της πλαίσιο. The archaeological discovery of Therasia in 1866 and its historical and epistemological context was held at the Σύλλογος Ελλήνων Αρχαιολόγων. The program was:

    Ά. Μπούφαλης, "Τα αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα της Θηρασίας και του Ακρωτηρίου Θήρας και το επιστημολογικό τους πλαίσιο"

    A. Τούρτας, "Η απαρχή της ενάλιας αρχαιολογίας στην Ελλάδα του 19ου αιώνα"

    Ι. Τζαχίλη, "Η επιστημολογική συνέχεια των ευρημάτων της Θηρασίας και του Ακρωτηρίου"

  • March 2014 issue available

    07 March 2014

    The March 2014 (41.3) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Announcement

    07 March 2014

    This is the last issue of Nestor that will be announced on the Nestor Facebook page, which will be shut down. In order to continue to receive announcements of each new issue of Nestor when it is uploaded, please "like" the Facebook page of UC Classics (https://www.facebook.com/Classics.UC).

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    07 March 2014

    7th IEMA Visiting Scholar Conference

    On 5-6 April 2014 the Seventh IEMA Visiting Scholar Conference Inequality in Antiquity: Tracing the Archaeological Record will be held at the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. Further information is available at http://www.iema.buffalo.edu/conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    W. A. Parkinson, "The Emergence of Social Inequality in Southeastern Europe: A Long-Term Perspective"

    V. Vlachou, "Early Iron Age Female Burials in Attica: Ladies and Maidens, Wealthy and Deprived"

    A. M. D'Onofrio, "Diversities and Inequality: the Male Burials in Early Iron Age Athens"

    CAA 2014

    On 22-25 April 2014 the international congress Computers Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology: 21st Century Archaeology (CAA 2014) will be held at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Institut d'art et d'archéologie, Paris. Further information is available at http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. Grossner, I. Hodder, E. Meeks, and C. Engel, "A Living Archive for Çatalhöyük"

    J. Issavi and J. Taylor, "'The Rise of the Machine': the impact of digital tablet recording in the field at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

    A. Windler, O. Nakoinz, and L. Lorenz, "From the Aegean Sea to the Parisian Basin. How Spondylus can rearrange our view on trade and exchange"

    J. Taylor, "Timing Things Right: stratigraphy and the modelling of intra-site spatiotemporality using GIS at Çatalhöyük"

    E. Paliou and A. Bevan, "Geographic networks and cultural interactions in Bronze Age Crete"

    S. Jusseret, A. Chliaoutakis, J. Wainwright, and A. Sarris, "An agent-based modelling approach to Minoan land use in the Malia-Lasithi region (Crete, Greece)"

  • February 2014 issue available

    11 February 2014

    The February 2014 (41.2) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Call for Papers

    11 February 2014

    AIA 2015

    On 9 March 2014 (23 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, undergraduate submissions, and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2015), to be held in New Orleans, LA from 8-11 January 2015. On 3 August 2014 (17 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, other open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 16 November 2014 roundtable proposals and lightning session submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    11 February 2014

    Cycladic Seminar

    The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for 2014, to be held at the Archaeological Society at Athens, 22 Panepistimiou Street.

    4 February 2014: P. N. Zapheiropoulou, "Investigations in the Early Bronze Age of the Kouphonisia. Ερευνώντας τα Πρωτοκυκλαδικά Κουφονήσια"

    8 April 2014: L. Marangou, "Amorgos: 'Cycladic' florilegium. Αμοργός: Κυκλαδικά απανθίσματα"

    29 May 2014: S. Sherratt, "Routes and resources in the Bronze Age Cyclades. Θαλάσσιοι δρόμοι και πλουτοπαραγωγικές πηγές στις Κυκλάδες της Εποχής του Χαλκού"

    4 November 2014: K. Zachos and A. Douzougli, "The data of Kastri phase in the Cave of Zas on Naxos. Τα δεδομένα της φάσης Καστριού στο Σπήλαιο του Ζα στη Νάξο"

    9 December 2014: R. L. N. Barber, "Pottery classes from Phylakopi: recent work on the collections of the National Archaeological Museum. Οι κεραμεικές κατηγορίες της Φυλακωπής: τα αποτελέσματα της πρόσφατης εργασίας στις συλλογές του Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου"

  • Minoan Seminar

    11 February 2014

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for Spring 2014, to be held at the Archaeological Society at Athens, 22 Panepistimiou Street.

    21 February 2014: Κ. Παπαδόπουλος, "Η συμβολή των Ψηφιακών Αναπαραστάσεων στη Μελέτη Αρχαιολογικών Δεδομένων από τη Μινωική Κρήτη: Μελέτες Περιπτώσεων από το Φουρνί Αρχανών και τη Ζώμινθο. The Contribution of Digital Reconstructions to the Study of Archaeological Data from Minoan Crete: Case Studies from Phourni, Archanes and Zominthos"

    13 March 2014: G. Cadogan, "Myrtos–Pyrgos: Minoan monuments and memories by the Libyan Sea? Μύρτος – Πύργος: Μινωικά μνημεία και μνήμες στο Λιβυκό πέλαγος." Special seminar on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Minoan Seminar series, chaired by E. Sapouna-Sakellaraki and E. Hallager, with a keynote address by M. Vlazaki.

    4 April 2014: V. Isaakidou, "Animals as food, capital and symbols: The contribution of zooarchaeology to the investigation of Cretan prehistory. Τα ζώα ως τροφή, κεφάλαιο και σύμβολo: Η συμβολή της ζωοαρχαιολογίας στη διερεύνηση της Κρητικής προϊστορίας"

    30 May 2014: I. Caloi, "Phaistos and the Western Mesara plain in the Protopalatial Period: rethinking settlement and funerary data. Η Φαιστός και η πεδιάδα της δυτικής Μεσαράς κατά την Παλαιοανακτορική περίοδο: επανεξετάζοντας τα οικιστικά και ταφικά δεδομένα"

    Why Things Matter

    On 6-8 March 2014 a conference entitled Why Things Matter will be held at California State University Fullerton. Further information is available at http://lbst.fullerton.edu/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    N. Abell and E. Gorogianni, "Material Naturalization: On the Impact of Craftspeople and Their Products in Encouraging Culture Change at Ayia Irini, Kea, Greece"

    H. Landenius Enegren, "The Secret life of loom weights: artefact agency and tacit knowledge"

    10th Annual UChicago OI Seminar

    On 7-8 March 2014 the Tenth Annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar entitled The Early/Middle Bronze Age Transition in the Ancient Near East: Chronology, C14, and Climate Change will be held at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. Further information is available at https://oi.uchicago.edu/research/symposia/2014.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Manning, "The Chronology and Complications of Climate-related Change ca. 2200 BC in the East Mediterranean/Southwest Asia"

    B. Weninger, "Archaeological and Palaeoclimatological Data to Evaluate the Potential Impact of the 4.2 ka calBP event in the Aegean and Southeast Europe"

    METAPHYSIS

    On 22-25 April 2014 the AEGAEUM conference entitled METAPHYSIS. Ritual, Myth and Symbolism in the Aegean Bronze Age, 15ème Rencontre égéenne internationale will be held at the Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA), Department Aegean and Anatolia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and at the Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna, Austria. Further information is available at http://metaphysis-aegaeum-15.univie.ac.at/. The (preliminary) program will be:

    N. Marinatos, "Myth, Ritual, Symbolism and the Solar Goddess"

    E. Alram, "Men with Caps: Chalcolithic Figurines from Aegina-Kolonna and their Ritual Use"

    F. Gaignerot-Driessen, "The Lady of the House: Trying to Define the Meaning and Role of Ritual Figures with Upraised Arms in Late Minoan III Crete"

  • January 2014 issue available

    13 January 2014

    The January 2014 (41.1) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    13 January 2014

    Michael Ventris Memorial Award

    On 15 February 2014 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent to the Deputy Director, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom or via email (pdf or compatible with Word 2003) to admin.icls@sas.ac.uk. Applications should include age, qualifications, academic record, an outline and projected budget of the proposed work (which is not intended to be Ph.D. research), and the names and addresses of two referees, who should at the same time be asked to write independently in support of the application. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/awards/awards-prizes.

  • Calls for Papers

    13 January 2014

    TAG-US 2014

    On 17 January 2014 session proposals are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2014: Convergence, to be held at the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana on 23-25 May 2014. On 7 March 2014 paper abstracts (300 words max) will be due to the session organizers. Further information, including already accepted conference sessions, is available at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1195202.

    New Antiquities

    On 31 January 2014 abstracts are due for a conference entitled New Antiquities: Transformations of the Past in the New Age and Beyond, to be held in Berlin on 26-28 June 2014. Critical, scientific papers are sought that take an historical, philological, and/or sociological approach towards transformations and constructions of the past in the literature and cultural discourse of the New Age and beyond, extending into movements such as Neo-Paganism and Neo-Gnosticism. Abstracts and a CV (both 500 words maximum) should be sent to newantiquities@yahoo.de; further inquiries can be directed to the co-organizers of the workshop: Prof. Dr. Almut-Barbara Renger, Freie Universität Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies Institute for the Scientific Study of Religion Gosslerstr. 2-4 D - 14195 Berlin, Germany; email: renger@zedat.fu-berlin.de and Dr. Dylan M. Burns, Universität Leipzig, Ägyptologisches Institut, DDGLC-Projekt, Ritterstr. 12 / 3.02, 04109 Leipzig, Germany; email: dylan.burns@uni-leipzig.de.

    Crafting Textiles

    On 31 January 2014 abstracts are due for a conference entitled Crafting Textiles from the Bronze Age to AD 1600: A Tribute to Peter Collingwood, to be held at Franks Room, Wellcome Collection, London, Euston Road NW1 2BE on 10-11 October 2014 by the Early Textiles Study Group (ETSG). Proposals are welcomed from academics, research students, museum curators, practitioners, and independent scholars investigating ancient techniques, including tablet-weaving, braiding, sprang, and rug-making. Abstracts (1 page, plus a brief cv) should be sent to Frances Pritchard, Textiles Department, Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER; Fax: +44(0)161 275 7471; email: Frances.Pritchard@manchester.ac.uk.

    LAC 2014

    On 1 April 2014 abstracts are due for the 3rd International Landscape Archaeology Conference 2014 (LAC 2014), to be held in Rome on 17-20 September 2014 for archaeologists, cultural and earth scientists and researchers from neighbouring disciplines to present and discuss results from the broad field of geo- and landscape archaeology. Abstracts (300-500 words) may be submitted via on-line form or in WORD document along with name and surname, academic affiliation, contact information, session number, and the first three words of the title. Further information, submission forms, and the list of sessions are available at http://www.let.vu.nl/en/research/conferences/lac-2014/index.asp.

    Archaeology for the People

    On 1 September 2014 submissions are due for the Archaeology for the People Competition, with a prize of $5,000 to the winner, whose article, together with those by eight to ten other runners-up, will be published in Spring 2015 in a volume of the Joukowsky Institute Publication series (published and distributed by Oxbow Books). Articles (5000-6000 words in length, with no references, notes, or other scholarly apparatus, and accompanied by a single piece of artwork) should be submitted as a double-spaced Word document with the author's name, address, and e-mail on the first page to joukowsky_institute@brown.edu. Submissions must be solely the work of their authors and must not have been published elsewhere; they should be accessible and exciting to non-specialists, but at the same time should avoid excessive simplification, speculation, mystification, or romanticization, conveying some of the fascinating and astonishing results that archaeology, as a discipline, has to report, which impact our entire understanding of who we are as a species, and how we have come to be as we are now. Further information is available at http://proteus.brown.edu/archforthepeoplecompetition/Home; questions concerning the competition should be directed to Prof. John Cherry (john_cherry@brown.edu) and Prof. Felipe Rojas (felipe_rojas@brown.edu).

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    13 January 2014

    Aegean Lectures

    The program for spring 2014 has been announced for the Aegean Lectures, to be held at 7:00 pm at the Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens). Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures/.

    31 January 2014: A. Christophilopoulou, "'Moving up the property ladder': Transformations and innovations in Aegean households and communities, 1200–600 BC"

    28 February 2014: Κ. Πασχαλίδης, "Το μυκηναϊκό νεκροταφείο του Κλάους Πατρών. Τα κατάλοιπα ενός άγνωστου κόσμου στο τέλος εποχής"

    21 March 2014: A. Papathanasiou, "Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave and the surrounding area: Past and present research"

    11 April 2014: G. Bourogiannis, "The Ayia Irini sanctuary in Cyprus: Facing the challenges of an old excavation"

    23 May 2014: Μ.-Φ. Παπακωνσταντίνου, "Η μεσοελλαδική φάση του προϊστορικού οικισμού στην Αγία Παρασκευή Λαμία"

    Cypriot Seminar

    The Cypriot Seminar: Recent developments in the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean has announced the schedule for spring 2014, to be held at 7:00 pm at the Museum of Cycladic Art, 4 Neophytou Douka Street, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=289&clang=0.

    13 January 2014: Β. Κασσιανίδου, "Η παραγωγή και το εμπόριο του κυπριακού χαλκού κατά την Εποχή του Χαλκού - Νέα δεδομένα"

    3 February 2014: Ο. Κουκά, "Διαπολιτισμικές σχέσεις και νέες κοινοτικές ταυτότητες: Το Ανατολικό Αιγαίο, η Δυτική Μικρά Ασία και η Κύπρος στο κατώφλι της Εποχής του Χαλκού"

    10 March 2014: Γ. Γεωργίου, "Νέο φως στην προϊστορική Λευκωσία"

    7 April 2014: Σ. Δεμέστιχα, "'καταδύσης της ολκάδος, απωλέσθαι άπαντα'. Έξι χρόνια υποβρύχιων ερευνών στο ναυάγιο Μαζωτού"

    5 May 2014: Ε. Ράπτου, "Ηρωικές ταφές από την Παλαίπαφο της Γεωμετρικής και Αρχαϊκής περιόδου"

    2 June 2014: Μ. Χατζηκωστή, "To φοινικικό αρχείο του Ιδαλίου"

    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    On 17 January 2014 A. Vasilogrambrou will address the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium on "A New Mycenaean Palace in Laconia" at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    In Poseidon's Realm XIX

    On 21-23 March 2014 the conference In Poseidon's Realm XIX: Life by water and waterside will be held at the Pfahlbaumuseum, Unteruhldingen, Bodensee. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    H. Hristomir, "Kulturkontakte der Mykener mit dem Orient. Transfer von Motiven mythologischen Inhalts"

    Minoan Seminar

    On 24 January J. Cutler will address the Minoan Seminar on Weaving and Minoanisation at 7:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, Panepistemiou 22.

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    13 January 2014

    Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στην Αιτωλοακαρνανία και στη Λευκάδα

    On 6-8 December 2013 the second archaeological and historical conference entitled Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στην Αιτωλοακαρνανία και στη Λευκάδα από τους προϊστορικούς έως τους ρωµαϊκούς χρόνους was held at Mesolongiou Headquarters, Missolonghi. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Ν. Γαλανίδου, Ο. Βικάτου, Α. Βασιλάκης, C. Morgan, J. Forsen, J. Vroom, Μ. Βέικου, Β. Στάικου, Χ. Παπούλια, and Γ. Ηλιόπουλος, "Η αρχαιολογική έρευνα επιφάνειας στο Εσωτερικό Αρχιπέλαγος του Ιονίου"

    Ν. Γαλανίδου and Β. Στάικου, "Η παλαιολιθική Λευκάδα"

    Γ. Φιλιππάκη-Κουρτέση, "Οι προϊστορικές λιθοτεχνίες από τη Χερσόνησο Πλαγιάς Αιτωλοακαρνανίας: Μία πρώτη προσέγγιση"

  • Popular religion and ritual in the east Mediterranean

    13 January 2014

    On 10-11 December 2013 a conference entitled Popular religion and ritual in the east Mediterranean from the 3rd millennium BC to the 5th century AD was held by the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens. Further information is available at http://eclass.uoa.gr/modules/document/file.php/ARCH449/Pop_rites_Program.pdf and http://eclass.uoa.gr/modules/document/file.php/ARCH449/Pop_rites_AbstractsA5.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    I. Caloi, "Non‐funerary rituals in the burial complexes of Mesara (southern Crete) in the Middle Bronze Age period"

    S. Déderix and M. Devolder, "In the shadow of the palaces. Honoring the dead during the Neopalatial period"

    S. Privitera, "Inverting vases in Minoan Crete: Where? When? For what purpose?"

  • New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    13 January 2014

    On 13 December 2013 S. Levi addressed the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium on "Stromboli: Bronze Age Lighthouse and Gateway for Mycenaean Connections" at the Institute of Fine Arts.

    Minoan Seminar

    On 13 December 2013 M. Haysom addressed the Minoan Seminar in Athens on "The place of men and women in Neopalatial iconography. Η θέση των ανδρών και των γυναικών στην Νεοανακτορική εικονογραφία" at the Archaeological Society, Panepistemiou 22. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 19 December 2013 R. Janko addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "Linear B in Bavaria? From the Bernstorf treasure to the kingdom of Pylos" at the British School at Athens.

    AIA posters

    On 2-6 January 2014 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America was held in Chicago. Further information is available at http://www.archaeological.org/. For papers on Aegean prehistoric subjects, see Nestor 40.9 (December 2013), 214-216; posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. S. Gluckman, "Petrographic and Chemical Analysis of Barbotine Ware from Kommos"

    P. M. Thomas, "Eversion and Angle in Late Helladic Ceramics: How Reliable Is Dating by Rim Profile Alone?"

    M. B. Beeler, L. Stephens, P. P. Betancourt, G. H. Myer, and J. T. Ford, "Copper Smelting at Chrysokamino: Reconstructing Early Bronze Age Aegean Metallurgy"

  • BANEA 2014

    13 January 2014

    On 9-11 January 2014 the 2014 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2014) was held at the University of Reading. Further information is available from banea14@reading.ac.uk. or at http://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/Conferences/BANEA/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. Constantinou, "Round or Square: Does it Really Matter?: a view from the Neolithic of Cyprus and northern Levant"

    E. Govier, "Seeing is believing: Painting and Meaning and Çatalhöyük"

    P. Jacobsson, "Short-lived sites of the Cypro-PPN"

    E. Stroud, "Continuity and change in the crop spectra of Neolithic and Chalcolithic central Anatolia: new evidence from Çatalhöyük West and Çamlıbel Tarlası"

    N. D. Ünsal, "Mycenaean pottery of Çine Tepecik"

    The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of Bronze and Iron Ages

    On 10-12 January 2014 a conference entitled The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of Bronze and Iron Ages was held at the University of Reading. Further information is available at http://www.ihuw.pl/instytut/dzialalnosc/wydarzenia/aegean-and-levant-turn-bronze-and-iron-ages-warsaw-10-12-january-2014. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Ł. Niesiołowski-Spano', "The Sea Peoples – nature of their migration to the East"

    M. Węcowski, "Towards a social paradigm of cultural transfers in Early Iron Age Greece. Three (or four) case studies"

    Marta Guzowska, What do we know about Aegean origin of the Philistines and why do we need to know more?

  • December 2013 Issue Available

    06 December 2013

    The December 2013 (40.9) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    06 December 2013

    ASOR 2014

    On 15 December 2013 new section proposals are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2014), to be held in San Diego, CA from 19-22 November 2014. On 15 February 2014 abstract submissions are due On 1 August 2014 submissions to Projects on Parade (Poster Session) are due. Further information, including rules for participation, sections planned for ASOR 2014, format of and procedure for submitting abstracts, and all necessary forms are available at http://www.asor.org.

    Landscapes of Value

    On 20 December 2013 abstracts are due for the Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values VIII: Landscapes of Value to be held on 19-21 June 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania. Abstracts (1 page) investigating the complex ways in which humans interacted with and constructed space in antiquity should be sent to i.sluiter@hum.leidenuniv.nl or jmcinern@sas.upenn.edu.

    Embodied Identities

    On 10 February 2014 abstracts are due for a workshop entitled Embodied Identities: Figural and Symbolic Representation of the Self in Anatolia to be held on 7-8 June 2014 at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, in Taksim. Abstracts (300 words) investigating the embodiment of
identity markers in literal and representative media, such as mortuary
practices, personalization of tools, location of petroglyphs, or
changing contexts of settlement planning, should be sent to ehughes@ku.edu.tr.

    SOMA 2014

    From 1 January through 1 March 2014 abstracts for 20-minute presentations are due for the 18th Annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology: Management of Cultural Heritage in the Coastal Zone (SOMA 2014), to take place on 24-26 April 2014 in Wrocław, Poland. Abstracts, approximately 3000 characters (Title 200 characters) in English, should be submitted to soma18th@gmail.com . The preliminary themes include:

    Archaeometry

    Marine / Seamanship History

    Conservation, preservation and archaeological site management

    Restoration and Museology

    Further information is available at http://www.genama.info/soma/2014/HOME.html or http://www.arch.pan.wroc.pl/index.php?lang=pl&dzial=artykuly&k=&p=2013_09_30_18th_symposium_on_mediterranean_archaeology_soma_2014_wroclaw_poland.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    06 December 2013

    AIA 2014

    On 2-6 January 2014 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America will be held in Chicago. Further information is available at http://www.archaeological.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    G. Cadogan, "Introduction: Hugh Sackett: Field Archaeologist, Teacher, Gold Medallist"

    S. E. MacVeagh Thorne, M. Prent, P. J. Callaghan, and D. E. Evely, "UM Redux: North of the Little Palace from the Early Iron Age to the Fall of Rome"

    E. Hatzaki, "Thinking Vertically: the Role of Archaeological Sections in Pre- and Historic Period Site Publications from the Aegean"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    06 December 2013

    Αρχαιολογικό 'Εργο στην Κρήτη

    On 5-8 December 2013 the Γ΄ Παγκρήτια Επιστημονική Συνάντηση "Αρχαιολογικό 'Εργο στην Κρήτη" was held by the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete. Further information is available at http://www.history-archaeology.uoc.gr/anouncements/congress/AEK3-2013.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Μ. Τσιποπούλου, "Αναθηματική επίχωση 1 στο Προ- και Παλαιοανακτορικό νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας"

    Γ. Παπαδάτος and Χ. Σοφιανού, "Μοντέλα κατοίκησης της Προανακτορικής περιόδου στην ανατολική Κρήτη: επιφανειακή έρευνα στη Σκοπή Σητείας"

    Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, "Χοιρόμανδρες Ζάκρου: Ο βορειοδυτικός τομέας"

  • Pots, Workshops and Early Iron Age Society

    06 December 2013

    On 14-16 November 2013 an international symposium entitled Pots, Workshops and Early Iron Age Society: Function And Role Of Ceramics In Early Greece was held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Further information is available at http://www.academia.edu/4863862/Pots_Workshops_and_Early_Iron_Age_Society._Function_and_Role_of_Ceramics_in_Early_Greece. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    N. Kourou, "Looking for the Early Iron Age society: pots and function, styles and workshops"

    J. K. Papadopoulos, "Owls to Athens: Imported Pottery in Early Iron Age Athens"

    A. Coulié, "L'atelier du Dipylon: style, typologie et chronologie relative"

  • 06 December 2013

    Crétomania

    On 23-24 November 2013 an international colloquium entitled Crétomania was held by the École française d'Athènes. Further information is available at http://www.efa.gr/Recherche/Manif/d_colloques2013_07.htm. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    N. Momigliano, "From Russia with love: Minoan Crete and the Russian Silver Age"

    C. Morris, "Lord of the Dance - Ted Shawn's Gnossienne and its Minoan context"

    F. Blakolmer, "The artistic reception of Minoan Crete in the period of Art Déco ... and why Arthur Evans was right"

  • Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στα νησιά του Αιγαίου

    06 December 2013

    On 27 November - 1 December 2013 a conference entitled Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στα νησιά του Αιγαίου was held on Rhodes. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Στ. Μαρκέτου, Ε. Φαρμακίδου, and Μ. Χαλκίτη, "Σωστικές ανασκαφές στην Ιαλυσό: η αποκάλυψη μίας μεγάλης Μεσοχαλκής και Υστεροχαλκής πόλης στο Αιγαίο"

    Μ. Στεφανάκης and Β. Πατσιαδά, "Η αρχαιολογική έρευνα στην Κυμισάλα Ρόδου: 2006-2013"

    Κ. Τρανταλίδου, "Κατανάλωση ζωικών αγαθών στη Ρόδο της 2ης χιλιετίας π.Χ."

  • Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    06 December 2013

    On 28 November 2013 O. Vikatou addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "New Results from the Recent Excavations of Mycenaean Sites at Elis" at the British School at Athens.

    Minoan Seminar

    On 29 November 2013 G. Flouda addressed the Minoan Seminar on "Through the lens: August Schörgendorfer and Apesokari. Μέσα από τον φακό: ο August Schörgendorfer και το Απεσωκάρι" at the Archaeological Society, Panepistemiou 22. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

  • November 2013 Issue Available

    08 November 2013

    The November 2013 (40.8) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    08 November 2013

    Rosetta

    On 10 December 2013 submissions are due for the Spring 2014 issue of Rosetta - Papers of the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, a semi-annual journal for postgraduates and professionals from a variety of historical and archaeological disciplines on any subject covered by the Department of CAHA, including but are not limited to Assyriology, Egyptology, Ancient History, Classical Studies, Archaeology, Visual and Spatial Technologies, Heritage Management, Conservation Studies and Museum Studies, and Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies; on 30 May 2014 submissions are due for the Summer 2014 issue. Articles will be welcomed covering a wide scope of archaeology, history, and classics subjects, book reviews, museum or conference reports and any responses to previous articles. Previous issues and further information are available at http://rosetta.bham.ac.uk/. Submissions should be sent to rosetta@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

    Why Things Matter

    On 15 December 2013 abstracts are due for a conference entitled Why Things Matter, to be held at California State University Fullerton on 6-8 March 2014. Abstracts (200 words maximum) should be sent to the organizers Emily Miller Bonney (ebonney@fullerton.edu) and Kevin Lambert (klambert@fullerton.edu). Papers are invited on subjects including the dependencies of things both on people and on other things; transformations of things precipitated by both internal and external forces and how these changes may impinge on human experience; the variance of time scales of things particularly compared to human life, with some things enduring well beyond human experience, and others so transitory that we hardly notice them; the way thingness can be hidden as when things like window panes or screens can be invisible, because we look through and not at them; different ways of conceptualizing things from Entanglement to ANT to SCOT; things in the formation and development of the human mind. Potential topics include:

    The landscape

    The emergence of modern humans

    The extended mind

    The artefact

    Natural things

    Intangible things

    Crossroads

    On 1 February 2014 abstracts are due for an international conference entitled The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again? to be held on 15-17 September 2014 at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. Abstracts (300-400 words) for posters or papers (20-minutes, in English) on the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant, and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. should be sent to crossroads.conference.2014@gmail.com.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    08 November 2013

    The Return of Cultural Objects

    On 14 November 2013 a conference entitled Restitution and Repatriation: The Return of Cultural Objects will be held at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Further information is available at http://law.depaul.edu/centers_institutes/art_museum/archaeological/generalinfo.asp. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. B. Rose, "Beyond the UNESCO Convention: the Case of the Troy Gold in the Penn Museum"

    Cycladic Seminar

    On 25 November 2013 J. L. Davis, S. R. Stocker, and H. Brecoulaki will address the Cycladic Seminar on "Of ships - and sealing wax, fig trees - and kings: The Theran miniature frieze, the Pylos ship frieze, and power in the Mycenaean world" at the Greek Archaeological Society in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.archetai.gr/site/content.php?artid=1726.

    Textiles and Cult

    On 21-22 November 2013 a conference entitled Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the first millennium BC will be held at the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/conferences/2013/Workshop_Textiles_and_Cult_preliminary_programme_october_2013.pdf/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    T. Boloti, "Offering of cloth and/or clothing to the sanctuaries: a case of ritual continuity from the 2nd to the 1st millennium B.C. in the Aegean?"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    08 November 2013

    Keros Symposium

    On 17 October 2013 a symposium was held at the Athens Archaeological Society entitled 1963-2013: 50 years of archaeological investigations on Keros. In addition to a presentation of the first volume of the results of the excavations on Dhaskalio by R. Barber, the program was:

    M. Cosmopoulos, "Excavators of Keros C. Doumas, C. Renfrew, P. Zapheiropoulou, K. Tsakos, L. Marangou, O. Philaniotou, research from 1963-2013"

    G. Gavalas, "Looting and systematic research on Keros"

    P. Sotirakopoulou, "The ceramic of Dhaskalio from the excavations of 2006-2008: interpretation and matters of chronology"

    M. Boyd, N. Brodie, and J. Wright, "Surface survey on the island of Keros in 2012-2013: initial discussion and results"

    Cretan Landscape

    On 18 October 2013 a round table discussion was held at the Institute of Classical Archaeology (Heidelberg University) entitled Reconstructing the Prehistoric Cretan Landscape: Perspectives, Problems and Prospects. The program was:

    A. Sarris, "Geoinformation Technologies Applied in Prehistoric Crete"

    D. Panagiotopoulos, "The Heidelberg Koumasa Project. Reconstructing a Marginal Mediterranean Landscape."

    I. Rabenseifner, "Reconstructing landscape on Crete by geomorpholgical mapping based on GeoEye data"

  • Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    08 November 2013

    On 31 October 2013 L. Papzoglou-Manioudaki addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "Ο μυκηναϊκός οικισμός και οι τάφοι στο λόφο της Μυγδαλιάς κοντά στην Πάτρα" at the British School.

    NARNIA Fellows' Research Workshop

    On 7-8 November 2013 the NARNIA Fellows' Research Workshop: Recent developments in the interdisciplinary study of ancient materials from the Eastern Mediterranean was held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. Makarona, "Geochemical proxies for provenancing Cypriot pottery classes from Early to Late Bronze Age contexts"

    W. Gilstrap, "Ceramic production technology and exchange during the Late Helladic IIIB period in the area of the Saronic Gulf, Greece"

    R. Mentesana, "Technological and social change in Phaistos, Crete, from the Final Neolithic through EMIIA"

  • Neolithic Seminar

    08 November 2013

    On 8-9 November 2013 the 20th Neolithic Seminar: The Transition to Farming in Eurasia: Changing Interpretative Paradigms was held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. All previous Neolithic Seminar proceedings are available in the periodical Documenta Prehistorica XXI-XXXIX (http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/documenta/). Further information is available at http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    M. Özdoğan, "A New Look to the Introduction of the Neolithic Way of Life. Changing Paradigms in the Expansion of Neolithic Way of Life"

    K. Kotsakis, "From Waves of Advance to Networks: Changing Paradigms for the Expansion of the Neolithic in Europe"

    A. Bunguri, "Different Models for the Neolithisation of Albania"

  • October 2013 Issue Available

    01 October 2013

    The October 2013 (40.7) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    01 October 2013

    Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2014 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. Applications comprising a description of the proposed work (maximum 1500 words), a detailed budget, and either 2 references in sealed envelopes or the names of the referees if the references are sent directly by the referees should be sent to Professor Sir John Boardman, Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH, UK or to john.boardman@ashmus.ox.ac.uk. The importance of the site, your qualifications, other sources of support, and the present or planned status and place of publication should be indicated.

  • Calls for Papers

    01 October 2013

    CAA 2014

    On 31 October 2013 abstracts (300-500 words, in English) are due for the international congress Computers Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, to be held at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Institut d'art et d'archéologie, Paris, from 22-25 April 2014. Further information is available at http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org/. Themes of the conference will include:

    Field and laboratory data recording

    Historiography

    Ontologies and standards

    Internet and archaeology

    3D archaeology

    AIS (Archaeological Information Systems)

    GIS and spatial analysis

    Mathematics and statistics in archaeology

    Open source

    Computing in epigraphy and history

    Multi-agent systems and complex system modelling

    Virtual archaeology

    EAA 2014

    On 11 November 2013 proposals for sessions are due for the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2014), to be held in Istanbul from 10-14 September 2014. On 16 December 2013 - 27 January 2014 paper and poster abstract submission is open. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org/site. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

    Connecting seas - across the borders

    Managing archaeological heritage: past and present

    Ancient technologies in social context

    Environment and subsistence: the geosphere, ecosphere and human interaction

    Times of change: collapse and transformative impulses

    Retrieving and interpreting the archaeological record

    Chronika 4, 2014

    On 15 October 2013 abstracts (100 words) are due for articles for the 4th volume (2014) of Chronika, a graduate student journal covering research in European and Mediterranean archaeology; Chronika encourages interdisciplinary dialogues and innovative approaches to the study of the past. On 1 December 2013 first drafts of full articles (3000-4000 words, with up to 10 images) will be due; on 1 March 2014 revised articles will be due. For the first three volumes (2011-2013), see http://www.chronikajournal.com/; abstracts and requests for further information should be sent to chronika@buffalo.edu.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 October 2013

    Aegean Lectures

    Aegeus – Society for Aegean Prehistory has announced the following schedule of Aegean Lectures for autumn 2013, to take place in the Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens. Aegean Lectures begin at 7:00 pm. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures/.

    18 October 2013: M. Kosma, "Πρωτοελλαδικοί τάφοι στα Νέα Στύρα Ευβοίας"

    22 November 2013: A. Van De Moortel, "The Middle Bronze Age boat from Mitrou and the origins of Aegean boat building"

    6 December 2013: A. Philippa-Touchais and G. Touchais, "Το μεσοελλαδικό Άργος: μια πορεία προς την κοινωνική πολυπλοκότητα"

    Mycenaean Seminars

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2013-2014, 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://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/events/diary-events/seminar-lecture-series.

    16 October 2013: J. Cutler, "The fabric of Minoanisation: textile production, the transmission of craft knowledge and social dynamics in the Bronze Age southern Aegean"

    13 November 2013: P. Stockhammer, "Aegean-type pottery in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Southern Levant: a revaluation of functions and meanings"

    4 December 2013: P. Sotirakopoulou, "The pottery from the Early Cycladic settlement at Dhaskalio, Keros and its wider implications for the later Early Bronze Age of the Cyclades"

  • New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    01 October 2013

    The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule for autumn 2013, 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; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    27 September 2013: R. Koehl, "It's a Dog's Life: The Canine in Minoan Culture"

    25 October 2013: J. Crouwel, "Recent Excavations at Geraki, Laconia"

    22 November 2013: N. Thomas, "A Lion's Eye View of the Aegean Bronze Age"

    Minoan Seminar

    On 11 October 2013 the 10th year of the Minoan Seminar will begin with a lecture by A. Tzigounaki entitled "Η 'σφραγιδοκρατία' την εποχή των πρώτων ανακτόρων" at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

    Που αρχίζει το παρελθόν μας;

    On 12 October 2013 a colloquium entitled Που αρχίζει το παρελθόν μας; Η συγκρότηση της επιστήμης της Παλαιοανθρωπολογίας και της Παλαιολιθικής Αρχαιολογίας στην Ελλάδα will be held at the University of Athens, Ioannis Drakopoulos Conference Hall, 30 Panepistimiou St. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/images/uploads/lectures/2013/Our-past-12-Oct-2013-prog.pdf. The program will be:

    Γ. Κουρτέση-Φιλιππάκη, "Η προβληματική της ημερίδας 'Που αρχίζει το παρελθόν μας;'"

    Β. Καραμανωλάκης, "Από τη σκοπιά του ιστορικού: εθνική ιστορία και προϊστορική αρχαιολογία"

    Θ. Τζαβάρας, "Πώς ορίζεται το χτές; Και πώς το πριν από χτές;"

  • Implantations humaines en milieu littoral Méditerranéen

    01 October 2013

    On 15-17 October 2013 an international conference entitled Implantations humaines en milieu littoral Méditerranéen : facteurs d'installation et processus d'appropriation de l'espace, de la Préhistoire au Moyen Âge will be held at the Structure des Espaces du Fort Carré, Antibes. Further information is available at http://www.cepam.cnrs.fr/IMG/pdf/programme_rencontres-antibes_201web.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    T. Fragkopoulou, "Diachronic patterns of human occupation in the South-East coast of Crete"

    L. Karali, S. Lambropoulos, and M. Bardani, "The geographic area of Elis through the centuries"

    L. Karali and M. Bardani, "Prehistoric habitation in the coastal areas of Peloponnese"

    POCA 2013

    On 1-3 November 2013 the 13th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2013) conference will be held by the University of East Anglia. Further information and registration forms are available at http://www.uea.ac.uk/art-history/news-and-events/POCA2013. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. Alexandrou and B. O'Neill, "Examining the chaine operatoire of the Late Cypriot II-IIIA (15th-12th century B.C.) female terracotta figurines: an experimental approach"

    C. Constantinou, "Identifying and comparing socio-economic developments in the Neolithic Eastern Mediterranean: a view from Cyprus and the northern Levant"

    E. Cory-Lopez, "The sculpting of picrolite during the Middle Chalcolithic period (4th and 5th Millennium BCE)"

  • Damaged Goods

    01 October 2013

    On 7-8 November 2013 an international workshop entitled Damaged Goods: Contextualising Intentional Destruction of Objects in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus will be held at the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, organized by AegIS (UCL-INCAL-CEMA) and the ARC 'A World in Crisis'. Further information is available at http://www.uclouvain.be/450666.html. The program will be:

    J. Chapman, "Keynote address: Bits and Pieces: The Fragment as Transformation"

    K. Harrell, "Traumatology in the Mycenaean Period and Early Iron Age"

    S. Nanoglou, "Going the Other Way: Providing a Framework for the Destruction of Objects in the Bronze Age"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 October 2013

    International Ancient Warfare Conference 2013

    On 18-20 September 2013 the International Ancient Warfare Conference 2013 was held in Aberystwyth. Further information is available at http://ancientwarfare2013.wordpress.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Emmanuel, "Egyptian and Early Aegean Naval Warfare"

    H. Whittaker, "Symbolic Aspects of Warfare in the Bronze Age Aegean"

    M. Lloyd, "Death of a swordsman, death of a sword? The killing of swords in the Early Iron Age Aegean (ca. 1050 to ca. 650 B.C.E.)"

  • September 2013 Issue Available

    06 September 2013

    The September 2013 (40.6) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download

  • Grants and Fellowships

    06 September 2013

    INSTAP

    On 1 November 2013 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2014 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the Petrography Internship at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC), the SCEC Librarian Fellowship, and Six-Week Research Grants at INSTAP SCEC. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net/; applications can now be submitted via e-mail as MS WORD documents or fillable PDF forms.

    Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program

    On 15 January 2014 applications are due for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Cincinnati, Classics Department in the fields of archaeology, history, or philology, tenable during the academic year 2014-2015. Tytus Fellows will ordinarily be at least five years beyond receipt of the PhD, and will come to Cincinnati to pursue their own research. The minimum and maximum terms for Long Term Fellows are one semester and a maximum of two; Short Term Fellows will reside in Cincinnati for a minimum of one month and a maximum of two. Both categories of Tytus Fellows receive housing, a transportation allowance, a monthly stipend of $1,000, and office space, as well as the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries.

    On 15 February 2013 applications are due for the Tytus Summer Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati, Classics Department in the fields of archaeology, history, or philology, tenable for one to three months during the summer of 2014; summer fellows receive free university housing, office space, and the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries.

    Further information is available at http://classics.uc.edu/index.php/tytus, where application forms are also available, or from program.coordinator@classics.uc.edu.

  • Calls for Papers

    06 September 2013

    Land, Territory, and Population

    On 8 September 2013 abstracts (250 words) for papers (20 minutes maximum) and posters are due for an international conference entitled Land, Territory, and Population in Ancient Greece: Institutional and Mythical to be held on 23-25 October 2013 at Bellaterra (Barcelona). Paper and panel contributions will be admitted in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian. Further information is available at http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/institucionsmites/content/colloqui-terra-territori-i-poblaci%C3%B3-lantiga-gr%C3%A8cia. Contributions are invited addressing the following topics:

    Population relationships in the II and I Millenium BC

    Legal regulation of foreign relations: The condition of 'foreigner'

    Cultural and commercial ties

    Land occupation and production: Colonization, foundation of cities, and land distribution; Different degrees of access to land tenure

    Migration movements

    In Poseidons Realm 19

    On 31 October 2013 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XIX: Life by water and waterside, to be held on 21-23 March 2014 at the Pfahlbaumuseum, Unteruhldingen, Bodensee. Conference papers will be published in Skyllis. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/.

    BANEA 2014

    On 31 October 2013 paper, poster, and workshop proposals are due for the 2014 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2014), to be held on 9-11 January 2014 at the University of Reading. Further information is available at http://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/Conferences/BANEA/ or from banea14@reading.ac.uk. Proposals for themed workshops of half day or whole day duration are invited; key topics will include:

    Sustainability and resilience

    Access and networks

    Social identity, power, and governance

    New agendas in landscape archaeology

    Near Eastern archaeology in the contemporary world

    Other current research themes

    Excavation and survey reports

    Pasiphae 8 (2014)

    On 31 December 2013 manuscripts are due for the 8th volume (2014) of Pasiphae: Rivista di filologia e antichità egee, an annual international journal containing philological, epigraphic, historical, and archaeological studies of the Aegean civilizations, especially of the Minoan and Mycenaean world; articles will also be welcomed on the relations between the Minoan and Mycenaean world and the contemporary Mediterranean civilizations (Cyprus, the Anatolian and Syro-Palestinian coasts, Egypt and the Western Mediterranean) as well as papers on the Mycenaean heritage in the Greek world of the 1st millennium B.C. For the contents of the first six volumes (2007-2012), see www.libraweb.net/sommari.php?chiave=333; further information is available at http://www.libraweb.net/documenti/Guidelines-PASIPHAE_2013.pdf. Contributions must be e-mailed to Anna Sacconi at sacconi@cisadu2.let.uniroma1.it or anna.sacconi@uniroma1.it.

    Minos

    Authors are invited to send their original manuscripts for publication in the digital relaunch of Minos, to be published starting in 2014 in two annual issues (May and November) as a double-blind peer-reviewed journal in electronic format. With a multidisciplinary approach, Minos will publish articles and reviews of books on writing in the scripts of the Aegean area, particularly Linear B (the original focus of the journal), and also on archaic epic. Further information is available at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwnlON4qzyfoSzcwYVRnekJIUTQ/edit?pli=1

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    06 September 2013

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    The schedule of the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens has been announced for 2013-2014. Lectures will be held at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30). Speakers and titles will be announced subsequently.

    31 October 2013

    28 November 2013

    19 December 2013

    29 January 2014

    20 February 2014

    27 March 2014

    30 April 2014

    29 May 2014

    Explaining change in Aegean prehistory

    On 17-18 October 2013 a symposium entitled Explaining change in Aegean prehistory will take place at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Further information is available at http://www.archonline.nl/1/post/2013/05/17-18-october-2013-explaining-change-in-aegean-prehistor.html. The program will be:

    J. Bintliff, "Long-term developments in southern mainland settlement systems from EH to LH as seen through the lense of regional survey"

    W. Gauss and M. Lindblom, "Premycenaean pottery shapes of the Central Aegean: A new resource in development"

    E. Gorogianni, "Social complexity in MBA and LBA Cyclades: A view from Ayia Irini"

    B. Legarra Herrero, "Tradition and transformation in the burial record of Pre- and Protopalatial Crete"

    D. J. Pullen, "Changes in feasting practices from EH II into MH"

    J. B. Rutter, "An alternative approach to MH chronology"

    S. Voutsaki, "A society in flux: Social change in the MH Argolid"

    E. Weiberg, "Early Helladic III: a non-monumental but revitalized social arena?"

    T. Whitelaw, "Urbanism in the prehistoric southern Aegean: a comparative perspective on scale, complexity and integration"

    C. W. Wiersma, "Building the Bronze Age. Architectural and social change on the Greek mainland from EH III to LH I"

    LM IIIB Pottery

    On 24-25 October 2013 an international workshop entitled How long is a century? Late Minoan IIIB pottery: Relative chronology and regional differences will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information is available at http://www.uclouvain.be/432969.html. The program will be:

    C. Langohr, "Introduction: Late Minoan IIIB pottery at Malia and Sissi: assessing local ceramic sequence, regional traditions, and interaction networks"

    B. Hallager, "The LM IIIB settlements at Khania"

    E. Hatzaki, "Knossos Little Palace North in a Knossian and Cretan context: the LM III stratigraphical, architectural, and ceramic sequence"

    J. Rutter, "Late Minoan IIIB at Kommos: an abundance of deposits, a dearth of clear sub-phases, and probably a gradual desertion of the site "

    A. L. D'Agata, "Aghia Triada in LM IIIB: A ceremonial center of Late Minoan III Crete"

    F. Nezeri, "The 'Armenoi workshop': Local ceramic sequence and regional tradition from the LM III Cemetery at Armenoi Rethymnon"

    T. Cunningham, "Palaikastro Period XVI: the settlement and its ceramics in LM IIIB"

    A. Smith, "Pottery from the Late Minoan III cemetery at Myrsini Aspropilia"

    A. Kanta, Historical pointers from new evidence. The situation in central Crete during LM IIIB"

    On 11-13 November 2013 The 18th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies
 (CHNT 18 2013) will be held in Vienna. Further information is available at http://www.stadtarchaeologie.at/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    I. Trinks and A. Vlachopoulos, "3D digital documentation of the ancient town of Akrotiri on Thera/Santorini"

    N. Albertini, A. M. Jasink, and B. Montecchi, "Digital acquisition and modeling of the Minoan seals and sealings kept in two Italian museums"

    L. Bombardieri and A. M. Jasink, "SHERD (Secure Heritage, Exhibition, Research and Didactics). Towards a DigiDactic Museum"

    G. Dionisio and P. Kruklidis, "The Trojan War myth as a didactic project: Innovative proposals for the understanding of the history"

    ASOR 2013

    On 20-23 November 2013 the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place in Baltimore, MD. Contact and registration information, a full program, and the abstract book are available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    E. Arie and I. Finkelstein, "New Light on the Destruction of Egypto-Canaanite Megiddo and the Sea Peoples"

    W. Weir, "Digging on the Edge: Archaeology and Conservation at Kourion, Cyprus"

    L. Atici and B. Erdoğu, "Neolithization of Europe: New Evidence from Uğurlu Höyük, Gökçeada, Turkey"

    R. Bains, "Technology, Identity, and Symbolism: Neolithic Stone Bead Technologies at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

    C. Bergoffen, "A Cypro-Levantine MB-LB Koine Style: Bird and Palm Kraters and the Influence of Palatial Art"

    A. M. Maeir, "The 2013 Season at Tell es-Safi/Gath: An Update on Recent Discoveries and Research"

    L. Hitchcock, "Who Are You Calling a Philistine? The University of Melbourne Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    06 September 2013

    Craft-based Cultural Influences

    On 16-18 May 2013 the 6th Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry: Craft-based Cultural Influences in the Mediterranean was held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.archaeometry.gr/index.php/en/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    D. Katsonopoulou, I. Iliopoulos, S. Katsarou, and V. Xanthopoulou, "Craftsmanship of big storage pithoi from the Early Helladic settlement of Helike, Achaia"

    P. M. Day, K. Douni, A. Hein, V. Kilikoglou, M. Relaki, and O. Kakavoyianni, "Style and composition in the Early Helladic II ceramics from the health centre excavations at Koropi, Attica"

    Γ. Παπαδάτος and Ε. Νοδάρου, "Γεωγραφική απομόνωση και δίκτυα επαφών: κεραμικές εισαγωγές στο προανακτορικό νεκροταφείο στο Λιβάρι Λασιθίου"

  • Carl and Elizabeth Blegen

    06 September 2013

    On 31 May 2013 a conference entitled Carl and Elizabeth Blegen Remembered. Ploutarchou 9, Celebrated was held by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation. Further information is available at http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/agenta/carl-and-elizabeth-blegen-remembered/. The program was:

    N. Vogeikoff-Brogan, "The Life of Carl W. Blegen: From a Grass Roots Perspective"

    I. Tzonou-Herbst, "From the Mud of Peirene to Mastering Prehistoric Stratigraphy: Carl Blegen's Formative Years in the Corinthia and Argolid"

    Y. Fappas, "The Govs of Mycenaean Archaeology: Carl W. Blegen's and Alan J. B. Wace's Friendship and Collaboration Through the Lens of Their Correspondence"

    R. Pounder, "The Blegens and the Hills: A Family Affair"

    Y. Galanakis, "'Islanders vs. Mainlanders,' 'The Mycenae Wars,' and Other Short Stories"

    V. Florou, "Η Οικία Blegen επί της οδού Πλουτάρχου 9: Μια κληματαριά, πυκνή σκιά ωραίων συναντήσεων"

    E. French, "'Εις ανώτερα': The Govs in the 1930s"

    B. Rose, "Carl Blegen at Troy, 1932-1938, and the Question of a Trojan War"

    N. Karadimas, "Οι ανασκαφές του Carl Blegen στην Πύλο μέσα από τον ελληνικό και ξένο τύπο"

    J. L. Davis, "Blegen in Pylos: A Cultural and Cross-Cultural Phenomenon"

    G. Papathanasopoulos, "Remembering Carl Blegen"

    EAA 2013

    On 4-8 September 2013 the 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2013) was held in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Further information is available at http://www.eaa2013.cz. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Vieugue, K. Kotsakis, L. Salanova, and G. Toufexis, "The adoption of pottery in south-eastern Europe: Social or economic factors?"

    E. N. Yalman, "Pottery as memory item at Çatalhöyük"

    E. Andoni, "Cultural and chronological features of Early Neolithic pottery of southeastern settlements of Albania"

    P. Pavúk, L. Girella, and M. Gregor, "Same people, changing fashions: Negotiating identities in NE Aegean"

    A. Vianello, "Entangled Aegean-type wares"

  • May 2013 Issue Available

    03 May 2013

    The May 2013 (40.5) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    03 May 2013

    Popular Religion and Ritual

    On 31 May 2013 abstracts are due for a conference entitled Popular religion and ritual in the east Mediterranean from the 3rd millennium BC to the 5th century AD, to be held on 10-11 December 2013 by the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens. Abstracts (250 words in English (and Greek if possible)) containing author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and contact details) should be submitted to pop_rites@arch.uoa.gr; papers (20 minutes) may be in English or Greek, the latter with a translation into the former. Conference topics will include:

    Household cult and ritual (e.g. foundation rites)

    Places of popular cult

    Funerary activity as popular ritual

    Witchcraft

    Other types of popular ritual (e.g. ritual acts involving conspicuous food and drink consumption or public gatherings)

    The emulation of elite cult and other ritual habits by wider social groups

    Textiles and Cult

    On 1 June 2013 confirmation of interest and preliminary titles are due for a conference entitled Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the first millennium BC, to be held on 21-22 November 2013 at the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. On 1 August 2013 abstracts (250 words) should be sent to Cecilie.Broens@natmus.dk. Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/about/conferences/2013/First_call_for_papers_-_Textiles_and_cult_in_the_first_millenium_BC-1.pdf/.

  • April 2013 Issue Available

    15 April 2013

    The April 2013 (40.4) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    15 April 2013

    CAA 2013 Perth

    On 25-28 March 2013 the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods to Archaeology Conference (CAA 2013 Perth): Across Space and Time was held in Perth, Australia. Further information is available at http://www.caa2013.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. Goren, "Virtual Archaeology - creating an interdisciplinary toolbox for 3D visualization of ancient sites and landscapes in computer game engines"

    D. Henderson, R. Boys, A. Golightly, A. Baggaley, G. Sarson, and A. Shukurov, "Inference for population dynamics in the Neolithic period"

    C. Piccoli, P. Aparajeya, G. Papadopoulos, V. Stissi, J. Poblome, P. Bes, J. Bintliff, F. Leymarie, and P. Daras, "Towards automatic classification of pottery sherds: a combined approach"

    Ανασκαφή και Έρευνα IX

    On 5-6 April 2013 the symposium Ανασκαφή και Έρευνα, IX: Aπό το ερευνητικό εργό του Τομέα Αρχαιολογίας και Ιστορίας της Τέχνης was held in Athens, Greece at the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the University of Athens. Further information is available at http://eclass.uoa.gr/modules/document/file.php/ARCH284/Programma%20Symposiou%20Tomea%20Arxaiologias.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Γ. Κουρτέση-Φιλιππάκη, Γ. Ρήγινος, Α. Chabrol, and Δ. Σακκάς, "Αρχαιολογική έρευνα επιφανείας στη λεκάνη του Mέσου Καλαμά Θεσπρωτίας: 2011-2013"

    Ε. Μαντζουράνη, Έ. Ζαββού, Α. Θέμος, and Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, "Η Ελαφόνησος πριν και μετά το 2009: παλαιά και νέα αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα"

    Γ. Παπαθεοδώρου, Μ. Γεραγά, and Ε. Μαντζουράνη, "Παλαιογεωγραφική ανάπλαση της θαλάσσιας περιοχής της Ελαφονήσου (Ν. Α. Πελοπόννησος) με χρήση μεθόδων γεωφυσικής διασκόπησης"

  • NY Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    15 April 2013

    On 10 April 2013 G. Cadogan spoke at The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium at the Institute of Fine Arts on "M & M's. Myrtos and Mallia: Middle Minoan Entente Cordiale or Unitary State?"

  • March 2013 Issue Available

    29 March 2013

    The March 2013 issue of Nestor is now available as a free download

  • Calls for Papers

    29 March 2013

    Neolithic Seminar

    On 30 May 2013 abstracts (150-200 words, including name, institution, and the title of the paper) are due for the 20th Neolithic Seminar: The Transition to Farming in Eurasia: Changing Interpretative Paradigms, to be held on 8-9 November 2013 at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. All previous Neolithic Seminar proceedings are available in the periodical Documenta Prehistorica XXI-XXXIX (http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/documenta/). Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to miha.budja@uni-lj.si; further information is available at http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/.

    POCA2013

    On 31 July 2013 abstracts are due for the 13th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2013) conference, to be held on 1-3 November 2013, hosted by the University of East Anglia. Papers on Cypriot archaeology of any period, or on related subjects, will be welcome. Abstracts (250 words maximum), title, and email address should be submitted to Richard.Maguire@uea.ac.uk. Further information and registration forms are available at http://www.uea.ac.uk/art-history/news-and-events/POCA2013.

    9ICAANE

    On 31 July 2013 abstracts (200 words maximum) for papers, workshops, and posters are due for the 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (9ICAANE), to be held at the University of Basel, Switzerland on 9-13 June 2014. Further information is available at http://9icaane.unibas.ch. The themes of the congress will be:

    Egypt and Ancient Near East – Perceptions of Alterity

    Travelling Images – Transfer and Transformation of Visual Ideas

    Ancient Near Eastern Traditions vs. Hellenization/ Romanization

    Reconstructing Ancient Eco-Systems

    Dealing with the Past: Finds, booty, gifts, spoils, heirlooms

    Excavation Reports and Summaries in Near Eastern Archaeology

  • Future Conferences and Lectures

    29 March 2013

    Gender and Landscape

    On 13-14 April 2013 the Sixth IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference: Engendering Landscape & Landscaping Gender will be held at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://www.iema.buffalo.edu/conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    N. Galanidou, "Engendering the Archaeological Landscapes of Paleolithic Northwestern Greece"

    R. Tringham, "Pivoting and Jumping through the Fabric of Çatalhöyük to an Imagined World of People with Faces, Histories, Voices, and Stories to Tell"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    29 March 2013

    26th Conference on Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace

    On 20-22 March 2013 Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη, 26η Επιστημονική Συνάντηση was held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Further information is available at http://www.archaiologia.gr/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ΑΕΜΘ_2013_Το-Πρόγραμμα-του-Συνεδρίου.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

  • Troy: New Perspectives

    29 March 2013

    On 21-22 March 2013 a conference entitled Troy: New Perspectives on Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Turkey was held by the Allard Pierson Museum, the University of Amsterdam, the Sezer Tansuĝ Art Foundation, and the Netherlands Institute in Turkey in conjunction with the exhibition "Troy: City, Homer and Turkey." Further information is available at http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/faculties/content/faculteit-der-geesteswetenschappen/shared-content/events/conferences/2013/03/troy.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Z. Çelik, "History of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire"

    G. Uslu, "Troy, Homer and Turkey"

    R. Aslan, "From 16th Century: Troy as a Cultural Heritage"

    R. Aslan, "Troy as an Enigma: Different Perspectives, Different Reconstructions"

    P. Jablonka, "Knock Down the Walls and Let the Horse Come in: Conflicting Imaginations, Archaeology and Reconstruction at Troy"

    E. H. Riorden, "Locus versus Metis: The Complexities of Depicting versus Measuring, at Troy and Elsewhere"

    D. Ünsal, "Museum Representations of Troy"

    M. Forte, "Envisioning Çatalhoyuk: a Digital Perspective"

    Conflict in the Peloponnese

    On 22-24 March 2013 the 2nd CSPS Post Graduate and Early Career Work in Progress Conference - Conflict in the Peloponnese: Social, Military and Intellectual was held at the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies, University of Nottingham. Further information is available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/events/conflict-in-the-peloponnese.aspx. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    S. O'Brien, "Pylos and Mycenae: Reassessing the role of force in the 'Mycenaean State'"

    C. V. Alonso-Moreno, "The King, the Priest and the Peasant: Social Conflict and Solutions in Pylos"

    K. Leith, "Prosymna's 'archers': weaponry deposition and martial identity in the Late Bronze Age Cemetery at Prosymna in the Argolid"

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 28 March 2013 Γ. Καραμήτρου-Μεντεσίδη spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "Μυκηναϊκά Αιανής και άνω Μακεδονίας."

  • February 2013 Issue Available

    04 March 2013

    The February 2013 issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Call for Papers

    04 March 2013

    11th Annual International Conference on History

    On 15 March 2013 abstracts (300 words) are due for the 11th Annual International Conference on History: From Ancient to Modern, to be held on 29 July-1 August by the History Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). Further information is available at http://www.atiner.gr/history.htm.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    04 March 2013

    Mycenaean Seminars in London

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars in London for Spring 2013, 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 from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at olgak@sas.ac.uk or at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/Mycenaean%20Series%202012-13.pdf.

    13 February 2013: P. Militello, "Texts and contexts: craft production at Νeopalatial Ayia Triada"

    13 March 2013: T. Tartaron, "Local maritime connectivity in the Mycenaean world"

    15 May 2013, 5pm: A. Kanta, "The Minoan palatial centre of Monastiraki Amariou in west-central Crete" (Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture)

    Archaeologies of Greece 2013

    On 15-16 March a workshop entitled Archaeologies of Greece: State of the Field 2013 - Big Questions, Next Directions will be held by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology at Brown University. Further information is available at http://proteus.brown.edu/stateofthefield2013/Home. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    04 March 2013

    Analyzing Collapse

    On 10-16 December 2012 a workshop entitled Analyzing Collapse: Destruction, Collapse and Memory was held at the Jerusalem Institute of Advanced Studies and the Scholion Research Center. Further information is available at http://www.collapse.huji.ac.il/about. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Maran, "Monuments and Social Memory Before and After the Demise of the Mycenaean Palaces"

    S. Morris, "Cities of Memory in Monuments and Narrative – Troy, Mycenae and the Afterlife of the Aegean Bronze Age"

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 28 February 2013 S. Andreou addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "Το Βορειοδυτικό Αιγαίο κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή Χαλκού: οι τοπικές ιστορίες και η δυναμική των διαπολιτισμικών επαφών" in the Ioannis Drakopoulos Amphitheatre (Central Building of the University of Athens Panepistimiou 30).

  • Tradition and Innovation in Mycenaean Palatial Polities

    04 March 2013

    On 1-2 March 2013 the international symposium Tradition and Innovation in the Mycenaean Palatial Polities was held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, organized by the Department of Aegean and Mycenaean Studies, Institute of Mediterranean and Prehistoric Archaeology. Further information is available at http://www.oeaw.ac.at/myken/veranstaltungen.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

  • J.R.B. Stewart

    04 March 2013

    On 1-3 March 2013 a posthumous conference and Festschrift in honor of the 100th birthday of J.R. Stewart entitled J.R.B. Stewart – an Archaeological Legacy was held by the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.caari.org/files/JRB_Stewart_Conference.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

  • January 2013 Issue Available

    08 February 2013

    The January 2013 issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    08 February 2013

    2013 Michael Ventris Award

    On 15 February 2013 applications are due for the 2013 Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to postgraduate students or young scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications in either hardcopy or as an email attachment (PDF or compatible with Word 2003) should be sent to the Deputy Director, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom. Applications should include age, qualifications, academic record, an outline of the proposed work, and the names and addresses of two referees, who should at the same time be asked to write independently in support of the application. Further information is available from admin.icls@sas.ac.uk or at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/awards/awards-prizes.

  • Calls for Papers

    08 February 2013

    The Past for Sale?

    On 15 February 2013 abstracts for poster presentations, research papers, demonstrations, workshops, roundtables, organized sessions, and symposia are due for an international conference entitled The Past for Sale? The Economic Entanglements of Cultural Heritage, to be on 15-17 May 2013 at UMass Amherst. Further information is available at http://www.umass.edu/chs/news/conference2013.html. Abstracts should address one of the themes of tourism, urban revitalization, or archaeological looting, the antiquities market, and its costs. Specific topics under these themes may include:

    The role of heritage in economic development

    Negotiating the relationship between outsiders and stakeholders in economic development projects

    Assessing the value of intangible cultural heritage

    The complexities of repatriating museum artifacts

    The impacts of tourism on historic sites and landscapes

    Changes brought about through the revitalization of urban centers

    The Disneyification of heritage sites: the balancing of profit, entertainment, and education

    The unique challenges of heritage management in developing countries

    The issues surrounding archaeological looting and/or the antiquities market

    AIA 2014

    On 10 March 2013 (24 March with $25 fee) proposals for workshops, colloquia including joint AIA/APA colloquia, undergraduate submissions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the 2014 Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, be held on 2-5 January 2014 in Chicago, IL. On 4 August 2013 (18 August with $25 fee) abstracts are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 10 November 2013 submissions for roundtable and lightning sessions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

    Chicago TAG 2013

    On 15 March 2013 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (Chicago TAG 2013) on the theme of "Vision", to be held on 9-11 May 2013 at the University at Chicago. Further information, including a list of approved sessions, is available at http://tag2013.uchicago.edu/cfp.html.

    Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies

    A new quarterly archaeological journal has been announced, the Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies. Articles (not more than 20–25 manuscript pages or ca. 6,000–7,000 words) should be submitted to Dr. Ann E. Killebrew (aek11@psu.edu); further information is available from http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_JEMAHS.html. Articles are invited from all varieties of professionals working on the past cultures of the modern countries bordering the Eastern Mediterranean Sea; a broad range of topics are welcomed, including, but by no means limited to:

    Excavation and survey field results

    Landscape archaeology and GIS

    Underwater archaeology

    Archaeological sciences and archaeometry

    Material culture studies

    Ethnoarchaeology

    Social archaeology

    Conservation and heritage studies

    Cultural heritage management

    Sustainable tourism development

    New technologies/virtual reality

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    08 February 2013

    Cycladic Seminars

    The Archaeological Society at Athens has announced the following schedule of Cycladic Seminars for 2013, to take place in the small hall of the Archaeological Society's megaron (22 Panepistimiou St.) at 7 P.M. Further information is available at http://www.archetai.gr/site/content.php?artid=1725.

    14 January 2013: C. Renfrew, "The Early Cycladic settlement at Dhaskalio, Keros and the sanctuary at Kavos in the light of the 2006 to 2008 excavations: Deciphering a mystery"

    2 April 2013: C. Televantou, "The Neolithic settlement at Strophilas, Andros: Expanding the horizons of Cycladic prehistory and iconography"

    4 June 2013: C. Doumas, "Akrotiri, Thera: The first settlement"

    26 November 2013: J. L. Davis, S. R. Stocker, and H. Brecoulaki, "Of ships - and sealing wax, fig trees - and kings: The Theran miniature frieze, the Pylos ship frieze, and power in the Mycenaean world"

  • Aegeus Aegean Lectures

    08 February 2013

    Aegeus – Society for Aegean Prehistory has announced the schedule of Aegean Lectures for 2013, to take place at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9) at 7 P.M. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures/.

    25 January 2013: G. Stratouli, "Ανιχνεύοντας νοικοκυριά, ανθρώπους και νοήματα: Δέκα χρόνια ερευνητικής δραστηριότητας στο νεολιθικό οικισμό Αυγής Καστοριάς"

    22 February 2013: S. Dimaki, "Η ΥΕΙΙΒ-ΙΙΙΑ1 περίοδος στο Καλαπόδι Λοκρίδας"

    29 March 2013: K. Kalogeropoulos, "Η ακρόπολη της Βραυρώνας κατά τη μυκηναϊκή περίοδο"

    26 April 2013: M. Lindblom, "An LH IIIC Settlement in the Later Sanctuary of Poseidon on Kalaureia (Poros)"

    14 June 2013: P. Koutsaftis, Archaeological film: TO.RA.KE.

  • New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    08 February 2013

    On 22 February 2013 K. P. Foster will address the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium on "The Adornment of Aegean Boats." Further information is available from IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    Beyond Collapse

    On 1-2 March 2013 the 29th Annual Visiting Scholar Conference: Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization & Reorganization in Complex Societies will be held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIU). Further information is available at http://cai.siu.edu/vspages/Faulseit/vsconf.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    D. Small, "Using Complex Adaptive Systems as a Heuristic Model for Understanding the Rise of Community Complexity in Iron Age Crete"

    M. Spigelman, "Revitalization and Reconfiguration in 12th Century BCE Cyprus"

    K. Lantzas, "Reconsidering Collapse: Identity, Ideology, and Post- Collapse Settlement in the Argolid"

    Conflict in the Peloponnese

    On 22-23 March 2013 the 2nd Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Work in Progress Conference: Conflict in the Peloponnese: Social, Military and Intellectual, from Prehistory to Modernity will be held at the University of Nottingham by the Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS). Further information is available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/events/conflict-in-the-peloponnese.aspx. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. O'Brien, "Pylos and Mycenae: Reassessing the role of force in the 'Mycenaean State'"

    C. V. Alonso-Moreno, "The King, the Priest and the Peasant: Social Conflict and Solutions in Pylos"

    K. Leith, "Prosymna's 'archers': weaponry deposition and martial identity in the Late Bronze Age cemetery at Prosymna in the Argolid"

    CAA 2013

    On 25-28 March 2013 the 41st Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2013): Across Space and Time will be held in Perth, Australia. Further information, including a list of sessions, is available at http://caa2013.org/drupal/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. Piccoli, P. Aparajeya, G. Papadopoulos, V. Stissi, J. Poblome, P. Bes, J. Bintliff, F. Fol Leymarie, and P. Daras, "Towards automatic classification of pottery sherds: a combined approach"

    S. White and A. Wilson, "Androids on Andros: Digital field data collection for the Zagora Archaeological Project using ODK and Heurist"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    08 February 2013

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 24 January 2013 O. Psychoyou addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "A Mycenaean Sanctuary on Proph. Ilias at Mt Arachnaion in the Argolid" in the Ioannis Drakopoulos Amphitheatre (Central Building of the University of Athens Panepistimiou 30).

    16th Sheffield Aegean Round Table

    On 25-27 January 2013 the 16th Annual Sheffield Aegean Round Table - Of Odysseys and Oddities: Scales and modes of interaction between prehistoric Aegean societies and their neighbours was held at the Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology. Further information is available at http://scaa.group.shef.ac.uk/rt_details.php?rtID=16. The program was:

    K. Kristiansen, "Connectivity and conflict in the Bronze Age"

    P. Halstead, "Scales and modes of interaction in and beyond the Neolithic Aegean: talking across the barriers"

    Ç. Çilingiroğlu, "Impressed Pottery as a proxy for connectivity in the Neolithic Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean"

  • Thera and Minoan Crete: Cultures of Disaster

    08 February 2013

    On 26 January 2013 a symposium entitled Thera and Minoan Crete. New insights into two 'cultures of disaster' was held in Heidelberg. Further information is available at http://www.klassische-archaeologie.uni-hd.de/TMC2013/. The program was:

    M. Marthari, "From Cycladic to Minoanising: Cultural and social transformation in pre-eruption Thera as reflected in pottery and settlement patterns"

    C. Doumas, "The role of Crete in the development of prehistoric Thera"

    L. Platon, "The phase of the Theran volcanic destruction in Crete: some observations on the pottery types and motifs of the 'LMIA mature' phase, as it has been defined in selected Cretan sites"

  • Island, Mainland, Coastland & Hinterland

    08 February 2013

    On 1 February 2013 a symposium entitled Island, Mainland, Coastland & Hinterland: Ceramic Perspectives on Connectivity in the Ancient Mediterranean was held in Amsterdam. Further information is available at http://www.npap.nl.

    A. Bevan, "Pottery, politics and persistent landscapes in the Mediterranean"

    K. A. M. van den Berg, "Barbarian Ware Strikes Again: Problems and Potential Significance of a Particular Ceramic Assemblage for Understanding Past Networks"

    E. Nodarou and Y. Papadatos, "Mixing traditions – mixing cultures 'kampos group' pottery in prepalatial Crete"

  • December 2012 Issue Available

    21 December 2012

    The December 2012 issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • From the Editors

    21 December 2012

    This is the last issue of Nestorthat will be distributed in hardcopy via the post. We are ending all subscriptions and invite our past subscribers to remain current with the bibliography in the field of Aegean Prehistory by downloading future issues from our website:

    http://classics.uc.edu/nestor/index.php/issues

    The editors of Nestor wish our readers the happiest of holidays and all the best in the New Year.

  • Announcements

    21 December 2012

    AIA Gold Medal

    It gives us great pleasure to congratulate Jeremy B. Rutter, Sherman Fairchild Professor of the Humanities at Dartmouth, on his receipt of the Gold Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the Archaeological Institute of America, to be presented at the annual meetings 3-6 January 2013 in Seattle. Professor Rutter has published widely on Bronze Age Aegean pottery from Crete, the Cyclades, and the Greek Mainland. The AIA gives out one such award yearly for work in archaeology. The editors of Nestor join the AIA in saluting Professor Rutter.

  • Calls for Papers

    21 December 2012

    Euboea Conference

    On 15 January 2013 abstracts (400 words maximum in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) are due for a conference entitled An Island Between Two Worlds: The Archaeology of Euboea from Prehistoric to Byzantine Times, to be held on 12-14 July 2013 in Eretria by the Norwegian Institute at Athens in collaboration with the 11th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the 23rd Ephorate for Byzantine Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs, Culture, and Sports. Further information is available at http://www.norwinst.gr/uk/euboea-conference.html; abstracts and inquiries should be sent to the conference email address at: contact.euboeaconference@norwinst.gr. The themes of the conference will be:

    History of archaeological research on Euboea

    Euboea between the mainland and the islands

    The first Euboeans: evidence for Palaeolithic and Neolithic habitation in Euboea

    In the middle of the wine-dark sea: Euboea and maritime interactions during the Aegean Bronze Age

    From core to periphery: Euboea from Geometric to Hellenistic times

    Times of trouble or prosperity? Euboea during Roman and early Byzantine times

    Between east and west: the archaeology of Byzantine, crusader, and Venetian Euboea

    Problems and solutions: future directions of archaeological research on Euboea

    The past as the driving force of the future: Euboean cultural heritage and tourism

    Difficult issues and simple solutions: supporting and funding archaeological research and cultural heritage protection on Euboea

    Textile Trade and Distribution

    On 15 January 2013 proposals and a draft of the layout for posters (500 words maximum in German or English) are due for an international conference entitled Textile trade and distribution in antiquity, to be held on 9-10 April 2013 at the Phillipps Universität, Marburg. Further information and registration forms are available at http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb06/alte_geschichte/textiletrade2013/textiletrade2013_eng.

    CHNT 18 2013

    On 20 January 2013 proposals for sessions, workshops, and roundtables (200-300 words) are due for The 18th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 

(CHNT 18 2013), to be held on 11-13 November 2013. Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to the conference email address at wolfgang.boerner@stadtarchaeologie.at. Documentation is the main topic of this year's conference: researchers using new technologies are invited discuss what documentation they are using and why. The following points about documentation should be considered:

    Documentation should be available for scientific research

    Documentation should be comparable with old and future documents

    Documentation can be used for monitoring and preservation of national cultural heritage

    Documentation has to be suitable to fight illicit actions. Without a good documentation it is hard or impossible to find stolen objects.

    Documentation has to enable repair or reconstruction, at least virtually

    Chert Conference

    On 1 February 2013 abstracts (300-500 words, with up to one image) are due for the fifth Arheoninvest Symposium 'Stories Written in Stone': International Symposium on Chert and Other Knappable Materials, to be held on 20-24 August 2013 at "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania. Further information, a list of sessions, and registration forms are available at http://arheoinvestsymposium.uaic.ro/stone. Abstracts should include the title, presenter(s) and affiliated institutions of each, preferred session, and presentation type (oral or poster). The symposium will focus on two major themes:

    The chaine operatoire of knapped stone artefacts

    Raw material exploitation strategies: mining and surface collection

    Ancient lithic trade and economics

    Stone tool production and processing techniques

    Use-wear analyses: signs of usage on stone tools (a.k.a. traceology)

    Auxiliary sciences related to microcrystalline quartz

    Microcrystaline quartz as a geological material

    Characterizing lithic sources

    Lithotheques collections of comparative raw materials

    Gemology – Microcrystaline quartz as a gemstone today and in the past

    SOMA 2013

    On 1 March 2013 abstracts (3000 characters, with titles 200 characters, in English) are due for the 17th annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2013): Management of Cultural Heritage in the Coastal Zone, to be held on 25-27 April 2013 in Moscow. Further information and forms are available at http://www.genama.info/soma/2013/HOME.html. Papers will be grouped in different sessions dedicated to the different regions of the Mediterranean. Each session will be developed following a chronological sequence, from the Prehistory to the Medieval Age. Special consideration will be given to papers adopting an innovative theoretical and methodological approach. Papers regarding the following themes will also be accepted:

    Archaeometry

    Marine / Seamanship History

    Conservation, preservation and archaeological site management

    Restoration and Museology

    CIPA 2013

    On 1 April full papers are due for the 24th International Symposium of the International Committee for Architectural Photogrammetry (CIPA 2013). Recording, documentation and cooperation for Cultural Heritage, to be held on 2-6 September 2013 in Strasbourg. Further information is available at http://www.cipa2013.org. The main symposium topics will be:

    Recording, documentation and information management of cultural heritage, archaeological and architectural heritage conservation

    Terrestrial/aerial photogrammetry and applications to cultural heritage

    Terrestrial/aerial laser scanning, mobile mapping and applications to cultural heritage

    Remote sensing and application for cultural heritage

    GIS for cultural heritage documentation and applications

    3-D Modeling, animation, reconstruction and visualization of cultural heritage

    Web techniques regarding cultural heritage

    Multi-sensor systems for cultural heritage, new sensors

    Intellectual property and open source relating to cultural heritage

    Standard/guideline for documentation of cultural heritage

    Strategies for long-term archiving of digital information of cultural heritage, prevention of cultural heritage against risk/hazard

    Education, training and communication

    ICOMOS section

    Other than above, but appropriate as a symposium topic

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    21 December 2012

    AIA Annual Meeting: Workshops

    On 3-6 January 2013 the 114th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America will be held in Seattle, WA. Further information is available at the AIA website at http://www.archaeological.org/. In addition to the papers and posters noted in Nestor 39.8 (November 2012), the following workshops may be of interest to Nestor readers:

    Beyond Iconography II: Materials, Methods and Meaning in Ancient Surface Decoration

    "Porous Borders": Presenting Ancient Art in the Encyclopedic Museum

    Minoanization vs. Mycenaeanization: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    21 December 2012

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 3-4 December 2012 D. Panagiotopoulos delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb and the University of Zagreb entitled "Minoan Bull-Leaping. Anatomy of an Athletic Ritual" and "Minoan Koumasa. Exploring the History of a Liminal Scape in Southern Crete." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    Warfare in Bronze Age Society

    On 6-9 December 2012 a conference entitled Warfare in Bronze Age Society: The Impact of Combat and Warfare on Societies in Bronze Age Europe and Beyond was held at the University of Gothenburg. Further information is available at http://www.historiskastudier.gu.se/english/current/news/Nyhet_detalj//warfare-in-bronze-age-society.cid1106465. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. Papadopoulos, "Parallel Lives? The Relationship between Warriors, Pirates and Merchants in Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

    B. Molloy, "A portrait of Dorian Grey (areas): Warfare and mobility in the central and southern Balkan peninsula in the 13th to 11th centuries BC."

    S. O'Brien, "Violence and Gender in the Late Bronze Age Aegean"

    I. Georganas, "'Warrior Graves' vs Warrior Graves in Late Bronze Age Aegean"

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 19 December 2012 A. Vasilaki delivered a lecture to the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens entitled "Υστεροελλαδικό Αψιδωτό / Ελλειψοειδές (ωοειδές) Μέγαρο στα Τζαννάτα Πόρου Κεφαλονιάς."

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 19 December 2013 M. Galaty delivered lectures to the University of Zagreb and the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled "High Altitude Archaeology: The Shala Valley Project, Northern Albania" and "'Riding the River Styx: New Research In and Around Alepotrypa Cave, Greece." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

  • Electronic News and Notices

    21 December 2012

    Sir Arthur Evans Archive Linear B Images

    The Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford has recently launched a website on the "Sir Arthur Evans Archive" providing a first, basic, overview of its holdings (http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/). Although not to item level, the website is a welcome addition and promises to be a very useful tool for Aegean Archaeology (especially for those interested in Minoan archaeology and its history). The website is based on the work of Dr Yannis Galanakis (formerly the curator for the Bronze Age Aegean collections and the Sir Arthur Evans archive at the Ashmolean and currently Lecturer in Aegean Archaeology at the University of Cambridge). One of the innovations of the website, instigated by Dr Galanakis in collaboration with Oxford's RTI team (Dr Jacob Dahl, Klaus Wagensonner and Nicholas Reid), is the digitization of the museum's small, but representative, Linear B collection from Knossos. The technology applied (RTI: Reflectance Transformation Imaging) allows for the best possible reading of these tablets online as it were under a completely new light:

    http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/collection/linearb/

    http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/collection/linearb/images.php

    With the RTIViewer (free to download - following instructions in the webpage given above), you can access the Linear B photographs by cutting and pasting the url into the application (using the globe and folder icon to the right of the main screen of the RTIViewer). The images can be enlarged to magnificent effect and the lighting changed to make readings clearer and to see fingerprints and erasures. This resource should prove extremely useful for teaching and this form of visualisation may pave the way for future research in the field. For comments on the web site please contact the Ashmolean's webmaster at webmaster@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

  • November 2012 Issue Available

    26 November 2012

    The November 2012 issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    26 November 2012

    Ceramic perspectives on connectivity

    On 30 November 2012 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a conference entitled Island, mainland, coastland & hinterland: ceramic perspectives on connectivity in the ancient Mediterranean, to be held at the University of Amsterdam on 1-2 February 2013. Abstracts should be sent to NPAP@uva.nl. Further information and registration forms are available at http://npap.nl. Theoretically informed papers embracing (but not restricted to) the following themes are invited:

    The relationship between geographical setting, ceramic assemblages and degree of connectivity between different communities

    The role geographical and/or socio-political entities such as 'hinterland' or 'colony' play in interpreting ceramic assemblages

    How can we interpret stylistic or technological ceramic 'hybrids' with respect to the movement of people, artefacts and ideas?

    Can we identify in the ceramic record deliberate participation within or rejection/resistance to wider socio-cultural phenomena?

    ASOR 2013

    On 15 December 2012 member-organized session proposals are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2013), to be held in Baltimore, MD on 20-23 November 2013. On 15 February 2013, or 1 March with an administrative fee, abstract submissions are due. On 15 August 2013 messages of intention are due for participation in the Projects on Parade poster session. Further information and all forms are available at http://www.asor.org.

    TAG-Turkey Meeting

    On 1 February 2013 titles and abstracts (150 words maximum) are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group - Turkey (TAG-Turkey Meeting), to be held at Ege University, Izmir on 9-10 May 2013. Papers can be presented in Turkish or English. Titles and abstracts should be sent to tagturkey@gmail.com. Suggested themes include:

    History of archaeology, development of archaeology in Turkey

    Current state of archaeological practice in Turkey

    Settlement, Environment and Landscape archaeology

    GIS applications in archaeology

    Origins of social inequality, complex societies and the state

    Gender Archaeology

    Theories in archaeology

    Methods in archaeology

    Cultural heritage management and NGO's

    Archaeology and education

    Archaeology, mass media and popular culture

    State and politics of archaeology

    Ethnoarchaeology

    Epistemology and ethics in archaeology

    Philosophy of history and archaeology

    Metrology and Space Perception in Prehistory

    On 3 January 2013 applications and abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Mene, Tekel, Peres – The Development Of Metrology And Space Perception In Prehistory, to be held at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Wroclaw on 8-10 May 2013. The conference languages are English, German, and Polish. Abstracts and registration forms should be sent to mene.tekel.peres.2013@gmail.com.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    26 November 2012

    TAG 2012

    On 17-19 December 2012 the 34th Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 2012): Live Archaeology will be held in Liverpool. Further information is available at http://www.liv.ac.uk/sace/livetag/index.htm. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. Soar, "The clothes make the (wo)man: gender, performance and clothing in Minoan Crete"

    D. M. Smith, "Complex Network Phenomena at the Final Neolithic-Early Helladic transition"

    S. O'Brien "Problems of Identifying 'States' in the LBA Greek mainland"

    I. Moutafi "Bones, Theory and Human Practices: a view from the Aegean"

    C. A. Moreno, "Landscape and environmental management from a Postcollapse perspective: the case of Mycenaean Boeotia"

    Μ. Georgiadis, "Cretan peak sanctuaries revisited: The case of Leska on Kythera"

    AIA 2013

    On 3-6 January 2013 the 114th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America will be held in Seattle, WA. Further information is available at the AIA website at http://www.archaeological.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    26 November 2012

    Theoretical Archaeology Seminar in Athens

    On 18 October 2012 the Theoretical Archaeology Seminar in Athens entitled "ʽSocial Complexityʼ in Archaeology" was held at the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens. Led by D. Smith and S. o' Brien, this seminar explored the potential and the limitations of new approaches to 'social complexity', using the societies of the Late Bronze Age in the Aegean as its evidential base. Further information is available at http://archtheory.wordpress.com/.

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 11 November 2012 H. Andrikou delivered a lecture to the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens entitled "Palatial and Post-Palatial Thebes: A look through the excavation of the Linear B archive at Pelopidou St."

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 20 November 2012 A. Sampson delivered a lecture to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled "Mesolitihic and Neolithic Aegean: The Early Prehistory." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    The Distribution of Technological Knowledge

    On 23-25 November 2013 an international conference entitled The Distribution of Technological Knowledge in the Production of Ancient Mediterranean Pottery will be held at the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Athens. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Hein and S. Prillwitz, "Kilns and Firing Technology in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age: Evidence from Tiryns and Comparable Kiln Sites"

    I. Berg, "Skill and Learning Networks: Acquisition, Maintenance, and Transmission of Technological Knowledge in Bronze Age Aegean"

    A. Killebrew, "Early Philistine Aegean-Style Pottery Technology: Implications for the Transmission of Technical Knowledge during the Late Bronze – Early Iron Age Transition in the Eastern Mediterranean"

    A. Jacobs, "Plain Ware Technology: Mass Production and Regionalism in Late Bronze Age Cyprus"

    W. Gauß, E. Kiriatzi, and M. Lindblom, "Ceramic Technology Transfer in the Middle and Early Late Bronze Age at Kolonna, Kythera, and Lerna"

    J. B. Rutter, "Ceramic Technology in Rapid Transition: The Evidence from Settlement Deposits of the Shaft Grave Era at Tsoungiza (Corinthia)"

    M. Choleva, B. Lis, and Š. Rückl, "Mobility in the Bronze Age Aegean: The Case of Aeginetan Potters"

    E. Kiriatzi, "Technological Transfer and Craftspeople Mobility in Late Bronze Age Mediterranean: Beyond the Distinction of Local or Imported 'Mycenaean' Pottery"

    S. Strack, "The Post-palatial World of Potting: Regional Responses to Changing Social Frameworks"

    E. Borgna and S. T. Levi, "Handmade and Plain Wares in Late Bronze Age Italy and the Aegean: A Comparative Evaluation of their Technology, Modes of Production, and Social Contexts"

  • Electronic News and Notices

    26 November 2012

    Kommos Records

    Archaeological research concerning Minoan and/or Greek Kommos in the southwestern Mesara in Crete can be carried out on line through the University of Toronto Robarts website at https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/3004.

    The same records, and more, are available by visiting the archives themselves at the University of Toronto, Archives in the Robarts Library, by appointment. Contact: Harold Averill, Assistant University Archivist (416) 978-7884; harold.averill@utoronto.ca.

  • October 2012 Issue Available

    09 October 2012

    The October 2012 (39.7) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    09 October 2012

    Communities in Transition: The Circum-Aegean Later Neolithic Stages (ca. 5000/4800-3200/3000 BC)

    On 15 October 2012 abstracts (600 words maximum) are due for an international conference entitled Communities in Transition: The Circum-Aegean Later Neolithic Stages (ca. 5000/4800-3200/3000 BC), to be held at the Danish Institute at Athens on 7-9 June 2013. Further information and application forms are available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/106551622/Communities-in-Transition-The-Circum-Aegean-Later-Neolithic-Stages-ca-5000-4800-3200-3000-BC.

    6th Symposium of the Hellenic Society of Archaeometry: Craft-based Cultural Influences in the Mediterranean

    On 31 October 2012 abstracts are due for the 6th Symposium of the Hellenic Society of Archaeometry: Craft-based Cultural Influences in the Mediterranean, to be held in Heraklion, Crete on 8-11 May 2013. Further information will be available at http://www.archaeometry.gr/. The following thematic sessions have been announced:

    Integrated studies on provenance and technology of material remains

    Investigating landscapes and intangible cultural heritage within

    Conservation science and technology

    Biomaterials and archaeology

    19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2013)

    On 15 November 2012 proposals for sessions are due for the 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2013), to be held in Pilsen, Czech Republic from 4-8 September 2013. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://www.eaa2013.cz.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 October 2012

    Mycenaean Seminars in London

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars in London for 2012-2013, 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://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/Mycenaean%20Series%202012-13.pdf or from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at olgak@sas.ac.uk.

    17 October 2012: A. Bevan, "Antikythera in prehistory and over the long-term: landscape survey and small island research"

    14 November 2012: A. Karagianni, "It's about time: temporality in the texts and archaeology of Linear B Knossos" (Room 349: Painted Ceiling Room)

    5 December 2012: J. Hilditch, "Constructing communities from clay: new evidence from Akrotiri for considering technology transmission and group interaction within the southern Aegean"

    16 January 2013: V. Petrakis, "A tale of system reform: the genesis of the 'Mycenaean' literate administration"

    13 February 2013: P. Militella, TBA

    13 March 2013: T. Tartaron, "Local maritime connectivity in the Mycenaean world"

    15 May 2013, 5pm: A. Kanta, TBA (Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture)

    Minoan Seminar

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2012-2013. Unless otherwise announced, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. The full program, with abstracts when they become available and archives of past seminars, is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/. People are also encouraged to join the Minoan Seminar Group on Facebook.

    19 October 2012: A. Papadopoulos, "War, art and political authority: a view on Neopalatial Crete. Πόλεμος, Τέχνη και Πολιτική Εξουσία: Μια Ματιά στη Νεοανακτορική Κρήτη"

    2 November 2012: T. Brogan and J. Morrison "An Anthropological Approach to Ancient Cooking Techniques: Experimenting with Replicas of Late Minoan Cook-pots and Food. Μια ανθρωπολογική προσέγγιση αρχαίων τεχνικών μαγειρικής: πειραματικό μαγείρεμα με τη χρήση αντιγράφων Υστερομινωικών αγγείων"

    7 December 2012: E. Gavilaki, "The use of caves in West Crete during the Minoan period, on the basis of the evidence from the Melidoni cave. Η χρήση των σπηλαίων της Δυτικής Κρήτης, κατά την Μινωική περίοδο, με αφορμή το σπήλαιο Μελιδονίου"

    18 January 2013: A. Kanta, "The palatial centre at Monastiraki Amariou, and Protopalatial town planning in Crete. Το ανακτορικό κέντρο στο Μοναστηράκι Αμαρίου και η Παλαιοανακτορική πολεοδομία της Κρήτης"

    15 February 2013: A. Farnoux and J. Driessen, "Quartier Nu at Malia. To Quartier Nu στα Μάλια

    15 March 2013: S. Todaro, "Phaistos and Ayia Triada in the Prepalatial period: the domestic, the ritual and the funerary dimension. Η Φαιστός και η Αγία Τριάδα κατά την Προανακτορική περίοδο: οικιστικά, ταφικά και τελετουργικά δεδομένα"

    19 April 2013: S. Vitale, "The 'Serraglio' during the Late Bronze Age IA Period: An Update on the Significance of Contacts and Interactions between Crete and Kos. Το Σεράγλιο κατά την Ύστεροχαλκή ΙΑ περίοδο: πρόσφατα στοιχεία για τη σημασία των σχέσεων και των επαφών μεταξύ Κρήτης και Κω"

    24 May 2013: M. Hasome, "In what way is the iconography of Minoan seals meaningful? Οι συμβολισμοί της εικονογραφίας των μινωικών σφραγίδων"

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    The dates and speakers for the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens have been announced for 2012-2013. All seminars will take place at the Central Building of the University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou, Athens. The titles will be announced when they are available.

    1 November 2012: E. Andrikou

    20 December 2012: A. Vasilakis

    24 January 2013: W.-D. Niemeier

    28 February 2013: S. Andreou

    28 March 2013: G. Touchais

    25 April 2013: G. Karamitrou-Metesidi

    22 May 2013: J. Wright

    Un millénaire d'histoire et d'archéologie chypriotes (1600-600 av. J.-C.)

    On 18-19 October 2012 an international colloquium entitled Un millénaire d'histoire et d'archéologie chypriotes (1600-600 av. J.-C.) will be held in Milan. Further information is available at http://www.iulm.it/wps/wcm/connect/iulmit/iulm-it/News-e-eventi/Colloque-international. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    L. Crewe, "Regional and Islandwide Connections with the Eastern Mediterranean During Late Cypriot I"

    N. Hirschfeld, "Late Bronze Age Cyprus and Overseas Trade"

    M. Yon, "Cyprus and North Levant: the Written Evidence and the Archaeological Record"

    L. Kassianidou, "The Role of Cyprus in the Trade of Metals in the Mediterranean During the Late Bronze Age"

    F. Lo Schiavo and F. Campus, "Metals and Beyond: Cyprus and Sardinia in the Bronze Age Mediterranean Network"

    A. Hermary, "Religion et cultes à Amathonte dans l'Antiquité"

    G. Papasavvas, "Metalworking in Late Bronze Age Cyprus"

    G. Graziadio and E. Pezzi, "Some Considerations on the Function of the Mycenaean Pottery Found in the Enkomi Tombs"

    H. Matthäus, "Social and Ethnic Change in Cyprus During the 11th Century B.C. - New Evidence from Kourion, Kaloriziki, Tomb 40"

    C. Vonhoff, "Tombs and Burial Gifts as Indicators for Autochthonous Traditions and External Cultural Influences"

    A. Greco, "Cyprus and the 'Anatolian' Mycenaeans"

    G. Facchetti, M. Negri, and E. Notti, "Epigraphy and Linguistic History of Cyprus: Status and Perspectives"

    New light on archaeological ceramics

    On 19-21 October 2012 a conference entitled Insight from innovation: New light on archaeological ceramics will be held at the University of Southampton. Further information is available at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/innovationconference/index.page. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    I. Berg, "X-radiography of ceramic artefacts: pitfalls and challenges"

    J. Hilditch, D. Pirrie, C. Knappett, N. Momigliano, and G. Rollinson, "Taking the coarse with the fine: the application of automated SEM-EDS with QEMSCAN® to ceramic assemblages in the Bronze Age Aegean"

    On 23-25 November 2012 the 12th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2012) conference will be held in Erlangen. Further information is available at http://www.klassischearchaeologie.phil.uni-erlangen.de/projekte/poca2012_poca.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    L. Bombardieri, M. L. Amadio, and M. Faggi, "Development in building activity, materials, and techniques of the Early to Middle Cypriote architecture: The case of the workshop complex at Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou"

    P. Christofi, E. Stefani, and L. Bombardieri, "Bridging the Gap: long-term use and re-use of Bronze Age funerary areas at Ypsonas-Vounaros and Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou"

    P. Kontolaimos, "New approach on Late Bronze Age Cypriot Urbanism. The Case of Enkomi"

    G. M. Andreou, "Tochni Lakkia revealed. Reconsidering settlement patterns in the Vasilikos and Maroni valleys"

    B. Stärz, "Late Bronze Age Ivory Mirror Handles from Cyprus – Aspects of Representation and Cultural Exchange"

    H. S. Hristov, "The Griffin-Fight on Ancient Works of Art from Cyprus. Iconography and Interpretation"

    S. Vilain, "The rediscovery of some forgotten Late Cypriot pottery from the Dakerman necropolis preserved in the National Museum of Beirut (Lebanon)"

    A. Paule, "Viewing the Past Through a Magnifying Glass: Some Case Examples of Small Artefacts Indicating Links Between Protohistoric Cyprus and the Aegean"

    S. Torello Di Nino, "Cyprus: settlement patterns between Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age"

    Conference on Cultural Heritage (EuroMed 2012)

    On 29 October - 3 November 2012 the International Conference on Cultural Heritage (EuroMed 2012) will be held in Lemesos, Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2012.eu. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Lentini and M. R. Belgiorno, "Investigations on a Bull's Head from Pyrgos/Mavroraki (LM) to Design the Biodiversity of Cyprus in Early-Middle Bronze Age"

    P. Parthenios and, N. Patsavos, "A Dynamic Online Interface Representing a Polyvalent Cultural Identity: The Case of Crete"

    A. Agapiou, D. G. Hadjimitsis, A. Georgopoulos, A. Sarris, and D. D. Alexakis, "Towards an Archaeological Index: Identification of the Spectral Regions of Stress Vegetation Due to Buried Archaeological Remains"

    Craft and People: Agents of Skilled Labour in the Archaeological Record

    On 1-2 November 2012 an international conference entitled Craft and People: Agents of Skilled Labour in the Archaeological Record will be held at the British Museum, London. Further information is available at http://craftandpeople.wordpress.com. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Brysbaert and M. Vetters, "Buried, wasted, half-done and left-over: in search of the artisans among their 'rubbish'"

    G. Nightingale, "Crafts and terminology of crafts in Mycenaean Greece"

    S. Todaro, "Forming vases at Prepalatial and Protopalatial Phaistos. Layering and its potential for understanding the chaîne opératoire of ceramic manufacture"

    J. Sofaer, "The CinBa Project"

    J. Cutler, "Arachne's web: women, weaving and networks of knowledge in the Bronze Age southern Aegean"

    A. Aubignac, "Funerary craft and production in the early Iron Age in Crete"

    I. Caloi, "Breaking with tradition: throwing off the hump at Protopalatial Phaistos"

    J. Hruby, "How Many? Quantifying Potters at the Palace of Nestor and in Messenia"

    S. Katsarou, "Crafting identities by fingernail designs on Greek Neolithic pot surfaces"

    S. Prillwitz, "Potters in Tiryns from the Mycenaean Palace to the Geometric cemetery – Tracing shifts and traditions in organisation, technology and customer demands"

    Τo αρχαιολογικό έργο στην Πελοπόννησο

    On 7-9 November 2012 a conference entitled Τo αρχαιολογικό έργο στην Πελοπόννησο will be held in Tripolis, Greece. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    Α. Ντάρλας, "Η Παλαιολιθική Εποχή στη Νότια Πελοπόννησο: Είκοσι χρόνια έρευνας στη χερσόνησο της Μάνης"

    Ε. Παναγοπούλου and Π. Ελεφάντη, "Η παλαιολιθική έρευνα στη θέση Λακωνίς Ι, νοτιοανατολική Πελοπόννησος και η συμβολή της στη μετάβαση από την Μέση στην Ανώτερη Παλαιολιθική στην Ελλάδα"

    Ι. Ευσταθίου, "Το πρόγραμμα επιφανειακής έρευνας των σπηλαίων στη Χερσόνησο του Μαλέα, 2007- 2010"

  • 1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia

    09 October 2012

    On 22-24 November 2012 an international conference entitled 1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece. Further information is available at http://macedonia.prehistoric-conference.com. The program will be:

  • Conference on the Research of Fortifications in Antiquity

    09 October 2012

    On 6-9 December 2012 the Conference on the Research of Fortifications in Antiquity will be held at the Acropolis Museum, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.diathens.gr/files/6/0/156/FoFo_2012_Preliminary_Programme.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    T. Alusik, "Fortifications of Prehistoric Crete: the current state of the research"

    S. Hubert, "Repräsentation und Kultausübung an Mykenischen Stadttoren"

    A. Brysbaert, "'Set in Stone'? Structure's symbolism at Bronze Age Tiryns, Greece"

    A. Philippa-Touchais, "The Middle Bronze Age Fortifications of Aspis Hill, Argos"

  • September 2012 Issue Available

    06 September 2012

    The September 2012 issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    06 September 2012

    INSTAP

    On 1 November 2012 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2013 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the SCEC Librarian Fellowship, the Petrography Internship at SCEC, Six-Week Research Grants at SCEC, and the Richard Seager Doctoral Fellowship at SCEC. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net/; applications can now be submitted via e-mail as MS WORD documents or fillable PDF forms.

    Tytus Scholars

    On 15 January 2013 applications are due for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Cincinnati, Classics Department in the fields of archaeology, history, or philology, tenable during the academic year 2013-2014. Tytus Fellows will ordinarily be at least five years beyond receipt of the PhD, and will come to Cincinnati to pursue their own research. The minimum and maximum terms for Long Term Fellows are one academic quarter (two and a half months) to one academic year; Short Term Fellows will reside in Cincinnati for one to two months. Both categories of Tytus Fellows receive housing, a transportation allowance, and office space, as well as the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries; a monthly stipend of $1,000 is additionally provided for Long Term Fellows.

    On 15 February 2013 applications are due for the Tytus Summer Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati, Classics Department in the fields of archaeology, history, or philology, tenable for one to three months during the summer of 2013; summer fellows receive free university housing, office space, and the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries. Further information is available from the Director, Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0226; program.coordinator@classics.uc.edu; or from the website at http://classics.uc.edu/tytus, where application forms are also available.

    Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2013 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication of archaeological excavation or fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Applications comprise a description of the proposed work (maximum 1500 words), an outline budget, and either two references in a sealed envelope or the names of the referees if the references are sent directly by the referees. Applications should be sent to Professor Sir John Boardman, Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Classics Centre, 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, G.B. Additional information is available at: https://sites.google.com/site/medarchtrust/mediterranean-archaeological-trust-home

  • Calls for Papers

    06 September 2012

    VAST 2012

    On 23 September 2012 papers are due for the 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST 2012), to be held on 19-21 November 2012 in Brighton, UK. Further information is available at http://www.vast2012.org. Contributions are sought that that advance the state of the art in the information technologies available to support cultural heritage, particularly in the following areas:

    Data Acquisition and Processing

    Metadata Handling

    Presentation

    Practitioners' Experience

    Economics and Business

    Staging Death

    On 1 October 2012 abstracts (300-400) are due for proposals of additional papers related to the prehistoric and early Iron Age Aegean for inclusion in an edited volume entitled Staging Death: Funerary Performance, Architecture and Landscape in the Aegean, expanding a colloquium at the 113th Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2012). Abstracts should be submitted to Anastasia Dakouri-Hild and Michael Boyd at stagingdeath@gmail.com. Papers are solicited that address the following questions:

    Affordances of place

    'Landscaped' buildings, 'architectonic' landscapes

    Movement and interplaces

    Places and bodies

    Beyond the specular

    Modes of containment and knowledge

    Aesthetics and politics of the hidden

    Boundaries and divisions

    Biographies and memory

    Contested places

    Performance

    CAA 2013

    On 10 October 2012 abstracts for papers or posters are due for the 41st Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2013): Across Space and Time, to be held on 25-28 March 2013 in Perth, Australia. Abstracts should consist of two parts: a 100 word short abstract, which will be used for the conference booklet, and an extended abstract up to 500 words, providing further information on which reviewers can assess the submission. Further information, including a list of sessions, is available at http://caa2013.org/drupal/.

    Conflict in the Peloponnese

    On 10 October 2012 registration forms and abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for the 2nd Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Work in Progress Conference: Conflict in the Peloponnese: Social, Military and Intellectual, from prehistory to modernity, to be held on 22-23 March 2013 at the University of Nottingham by the Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS). Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/events/conflict-in-the-peloponnese.aspx and can be returned by email to csps@nottingham.ac.uk or by post to Peter Davies, Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies, Department of Archaeology, School of Humanities, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    06 September 2012

    The Mediterranean Mirror

    On 6-8 October 2012 an international post-doc and young researchers conference entitled The Mediterranean Mirror: Cultural Contacts in the Mediterranean Sea between 1200 and 750 B.C. will take place in Heidelberg. Further information is available at http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/philosophie/zaw/ufg/MM2012/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

  • Cult and Ritual on the Levantine Coast

    06 September 2012

    On 24-27 October 2012 a conference entitled Cult and Ritual on the Levantine Coast and Its Impact on the Eastern Mediterranean Realm will take place in Beirut. Further information is available at http://cultandritualinlebanon2012.com Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

  • ASOR 2012

    06 September 2012

    On 14-17 November 2012 the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR 2012) will take place in Chicago, IL. Contact and registration information, and a full program and abstract book are available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

  • PHYSIS

    06 September 2012

    On 11-14 December 2012 PHYSIS. 14ème rencontre égéenne internationale will be held in Paris. Further information is available at http://www.mae.u-paris10.fr/arscan/PHYSIS-14eme-rencontre-egeenne.html. The program will be:

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    06 September 2012

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 28-29 May 2012 E. Cline delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb and to the University of Zagreb entitled "Amarna, Ahhiyawa, and the Aegean: The Material and Textual Evidence for Trade and Contact between the Aegean, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age," "The Battles of Armageddon: From Har Megiddo to Armageddon," and "'Jerusalem Besieged: 4,000 Years of Conflict in the City of Peace" Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    BANEA 2012

    On 8-10 June the 2012 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2012): New Directions in the Ancient Near East was held at the University of Manchester. Further information is available at http://www.banea.org. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Clarke, "The 8.2 and 5.9 kyr events in Cyprus: a review of the evidence"

    D. Bolger, "Unmaking the self: bodies, identities and materialities in Chalcolithic Cyprus"

    L. Crewe, "Beer production on Bronze Age Cyprus"

    D. Knox, "Imagery and Society in Early-Middle Bronze Age Cyprus"

    E. Cory-Lopez, "The Materiality of Cypriot Picrolite"

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 14 June 2012 A. Batziou-Efstathiou spoke to the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "The Mycenaean settlement at Pefkakia, in Volos: the Iolcos harbour?"

    Nuove ricerche a Festòs

    On 27 June 2012 a conference entitled Nuove ricerche a Festòs, tra archeologia e filologia was held in Rome. Further information is available at http://www.disp.let.uniroma1.it/Contents/SchedaNews.aspx?idNews=144 or http://www.disp.let.uniroma1.it/fileservices/filesDISP/Festos_1_web.pdf. The program was:

    E. Greco, "Le ragioni di una synergasia italo-greca

    F. Longo, "La costruzione di un progetto di studio e di ricognizione: i risultati del primo quinquennio di ricerche"

    A. Rossi, "Archeologia dei paesaggi a Festòs: metodi e analisi integrate"

    A. Greco, "Dalle tavolette in lineare B alle indagini sulla collina di Christòs Effendi: una ricerca integrata"

    A. Betto, "Christòs Effendi: dalla ricognizione alla sezione stratigrafica esposta ai piedi della collina"

    M. Migliavacca, "La ricognizione sulla collina di Christòs Effendi: tra archeologia ed etnoarcheologia"

    Minoan Seminar

    On 1 August 2012 J. Driessen guided the Minoan Seminar around the Louvain la Neuve and Leuven Universities excavations at Kefali, Sissi.

    EAA2012

    On 28 August - 1 September 2012 the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA2012) was held in Helsinki. Further information is available at http://www.eaa2012.fi/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

  • May 2012 Issue Available

    25 May 2012

    The May 2012 (39.5) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download

  • From the Editors

    25 May 2012

    The editors of Nestor remind all subscribers and subscription services that Nestor is not published during June, July, or August; Nestor 39.6 will be available in September 2012, and claims for printed subscriptions of that issue should not be filed before November of the same year. We wish readers a productive and enjoyable summer and hope to see you during our own research activities.

  • Calls for Papers

    25 May 2012

    EuroMed 2012

    On 15 June 2012 submissions for full papers, projects, short papers, and showcases are due for the 4th International Conference on Cultural Heritage (EuroMed 2012), to be held on 29 October - 3 November 2012 in Limassol, Cyprus. On 20 August 2012 camera-ready copies of full, project, and short papers are due. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2012.eu/.

    POCA 2012

    On 31 July 2012 abstracts are due for the 12th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2012) conference, to be held on 23-25 November 2012 in Erlangen. Papers on Cypriot archaeology of any period, or on related subjects, will be welcome either in English or in German with an English abstract. Abstracts (300 words maximum), with paper title and the name and address of the author, should be submitted to Prof. Dr. Hartmut Matthäus, hartmut.matthäus@arch.phil.uni-erlangen.de and Dr. Christian Vonhoff, vonhoff@athen.dainst.org. Further information is available at http://www.klassischearchaeologie.phil.uni-erlangen.de/projekte/poca2012_poca.html.

    J.R.B Stewart - an Archaeological Legacy

    On 31 October 2012 abstracts (200 words) are due for a posthumous conference and Festschrift in honor of the 100th birthday of J.R. Stewart entitled J.R.B. Stewart – an Archaeological Legacy, to be held on 1-3 March 2013 by the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus; on 31 August 2013 papers will be due for publication. Proposals for 20 minute presentations concerning the prehistoric and protohistoric periods of Cyprus and the Near East that captured J.R. Stewart's attention should be sent to director@caari.org.cy; submissions should include the name and full contact details and affiliation of the contributor, the title of the proposed paper, what the proposed paper intends to cover, and an outline of the approach it will take.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    25 May 2012

    Spyridon Marinatos (1901-1974)

    On 22-23 June 2012 a symposium will be held on Spyridon Marinatos (1901-1974) at the National and Kapodistriou University of Athens. The program will be:

    M. Pantelidou Gofa, "Memories of Marinatos"

    S. Alexiou, "Memories of Spyridon Marinatos"

    Ch. Doumas, "With Marinatos in Akrotiri"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    25 May 2012

    TiGA

    On 4-5 May 2012 the Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology Conference (TiGA) was held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Further information is available at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/tiga/home. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    S. Andreou, "Identities in flux: The shifting attitudes towards habitation, the dead and the body in Macedonia, Greece between the 11th and the 8th centuries BC."

    R. Vaessen, "Creative Improvisation and the Making of Pottery on the West Coast of Asia Minor during the Bronze-Age transition"

    D. Margomenou, "Interrogating the 'Macedonian Ethne': social change, collective action and emergent institutions in northern Greece at the end of the Late Bronze Age and beginning of the Early Iron Age"

    D. Diffendale, When the cat's away, the mice still pay? Land division and sharecropping in Mycenaean and later Greece

    NARNIA Archaeometallurgy

    On 7-11 May 2012 the New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Aproaches to ancient material studies (NARNIA) training course Introduction to the Archaeometallurgy of Cyprus was held by the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers included:

    T. Rehren, "The archaeometallurgy of copper - what we study, how and why?"

    J. Muhly, "Forty years of archaeometallurgical studies in Cyprus (1970-2010)"

    E. Peltenburg, "The beginnings of metalwork on Cyprus"

    B. Knapp, "Metallurgical production and exchange on Bronze Age Cyprus: An overview"

    V. Kassianidou, "Cypriot Late Bronze Age copper production"

    C. Pulak, "The Uluburun ship: Copper and tin ingots, and the trade of copper"

    A. Hauptmann, "On the making of the Uluburun copper oxhide ingots"

    F. Lo Schiavo, "The Cyprus-Sardinia connection: Tighter than ever"

    G. Papasavvas, "Cypriot Late Bronze Age metalwork"

    Buffalo TAG 2012

    On 17-20 May 2012 Buffalo Theory in Archaeology (TAG 2012) was held at the University at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://www.cas.buffalo.edu/tag2012/index.shtml. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    N. Karul, "A Multifaceted Heritage Project in Aktopraklik, Turkey"

    N. Russell, "Human and Animal Bodies at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

    E. Ruzi,"Investigating Compositional Variability among Early Neolithic Ceramics from Korça Region, Albania"

    M. Kersel, "Bridging the 'Great Divide' at Keros: Science, People and the Past in Theory and Practice"

    On 28 May – 1 June 2012 the 34th Annual Excavation, Survey and Archaeometry Symposium organized by the Turkish Ministry of Culture was held in Çorum. The program is available at http://www.kulturvarliklari.gov.tr/TR,45539/34-uluslararasi-kazi-arastirma-ve-arkeometri-sempozyumu.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    S. Özdöl, "Çatalhöyük Excavations 2011"

    S. Günel, "Excavations at Çine-Tepecik, 2011 Campaign"

    N. Karul, "Excavations at Aktopraklık, 2011"

    T. Efe, "The Küllüoba Excavations, 2011"

    M. Özdogan, "Excavations at Kırklareli Mound, The 2011 Season"

    H. Hüryilmaz, "Excavations at Gökçeada-Yenibademli Höyük 2011"

    N. Karaaslan, "Panaztepe 2011 Campaign"

    H. Erkanal, "Land Excavations at Liman Tepe, 2011"

    V. Sahoglu, "Excavations at Çesme – Baglararası, 2011"

    A. Özyar, "Tarsus-Gözlükule Excavation: Work in 2011"

    M.-H. Gates, "Kinet Höyük, 2011 Season"

    I. Caneva, "The 2011 Field Season at Mersin-Yumuktepe"

    İ. Özgen, "Hacımusalar Excavations 2011"

    Policies of Exchange

    On 30 May - 2 June 2012 a symposium entitled Policies of Exchange: Models of Political Systems and Modes of Interaction in the Aegean and Near East in the 2nd millennium BC was held at the University of Freiburg. Further information is available at http://www.iaw.uni-freiburg.de/politik-des-austauschs. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. Pulak, "The Uluburun Shipwreck - ­ Evidence for Royal Exchange?"

    T. Rehren, "Glass as a Trade Item in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

    E. Cline, "Preliminary Thoughts on Abundance vs. Scarcity in the Ancient World: Competition vs. Cooperation in Late Bronze Age Trade across the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean"

    B. Eder, "The Geographic Diffusion of Imported Goods and Materials in Mycenaean Greece"

    R. Jung, "Mycenaean Pottery in the East: Distribution, Context and Interpretation"

    D. Panagiotopoulos, "Sealing and 'Exchange' in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and Beyond"

    L. Bendall, "Mycenaean Administration: its regional and supraregional character in an international perspective"

    H. Matthäus, "The role of Cyprus"

  • April 2012 Issue Available

    30 April 2012

    The April 2012 (39.4) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    30 April 2012

    Bronze and Iron Age Archaeomusicology in Ancient Turkey

    On 15 May 2012 registration of papers is due for a conference entitled Bronze and Iron Age Archaeomusicology in Ancient Turkey, to be held on 16-20 October 2012 in Bursa, Turkey, organized jointly by The Research Center of Archaeology of the University of Uludağ, Bursa, Turkey, and ICONEA. Papers (30/45 minutes) on all aspects of music practice and theory in Ancient Turkey, through iconographic and textual materials, and other relevant media, are invited in English or in Turkish with an abstract in English. Further information is available at www.iconea.org or from rdumbrill@iconea.org.

    1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia

    On 31 May 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for an international conference entitled 1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia, to be held on 22-24 November 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Further information and application forms are available at http://macedonia.prehistoric-conference.com. Papers are invited on all periods from the Paleolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age and the transition to the Iron Age. The thematic sessions will be the following:

    The history of prehistoric research in Macedonia: historical and critical approaches; theoretical and methodological issues; the excavations and the persons of research

    Chronology: stratigraphic sequences; excavation assemblages; absolute dating

    The environment of Macedonia and prehistoric people: paleoenvironment; diet; zooarchaeology; archaeobotany; physical anthropology; archaeometry

    The creation of space: architecture; settlements and cemeteries; space and its notions

    From objects to ideas: technologies and artefacts; interpretative approaches; understanding the prehistoric societies of Macedonia through archaeological research

    From archaeological research to society: museological and educational issues; public archaeology; prehistoric research and public works

    Archaeology and crisis: after one century, what? Future perspectives of prehistoric archaeological research in the uncertain and changing environment of our times.

    Craft and People – Agents of Skilled Labour in the Archaeological Record

    On 15 June 2012 abstracts (300 words) are due for an international conference entitled Craft and People – Agents of Skilled Labour in the Archaeological Record, to be held on 1-2 November at the British Museum, London. Further information and abstract forms are available at http://craftandpeople.wordpress.com/. Themes of the conference will include:

    Images of Craftspeople: Portraits and Self-Portraits

    Object and Craft

    Society and Craftspeople

    TAG 2012

    On 30 June 2012 proposals for sessions, individual papers, and posters are due for the 34th Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 2012), to be held on 17-19 December 2012 in Liverpool. On 30 September 2012 final submission of accepted paper titles and abstracts (150 words maximum) are due. Further information is available at http://www.liv.ac.uk/sace/livetag/index.htm. The theme for TAG2012 is "live archaeology."

    KUBABA 3

    On 23 September 2012 submissions are due for KUBABA 3: Journal Of Ancient Near Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean 
Studies. Articles, notes, news, and reviews are invited in Portuguese, English, Spanish, 
Italian and French from both professional scholars and young researchers on the interaction 
sphere of Southwest Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Aegean 
before the Classical Era. Further information is available at 
http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/~kubaba/KUBABA/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    30 April 2012

    Monumentality in the Archaeological Record

    On 12-13 May 2012 the Fifth IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference: Approaching Monumentality in the Archaeological Record will be held at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://www.iema.buffalo.edu/conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Kolb, "The Development of Monuments among Mediterranean Isles"

    K. D. Fisher, "The Creation and Experience of Monumentality on Protohistoric Cyprus"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    30 April 2012

    Aegean Seminar

    On 16-17 April 2012 I. Pini delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar and the University of Zagreb entitled "The History of Minoan Glyptic in the Early and Middle Minoan Period (ca. 2400-1700 B.C.)" and "Minoan and Mycenaean Signet Rings". Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    SAA 2012

    On 18-22 April 2012 the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2012) was held in Memphis, TN. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeeting/tabid/138/Default.aspx. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    A. Simmons, "The First Cypriot Villagers: the Case from Ais Giorkis, a Unique Early Neolithic Upland Site"

    D. Bar-Yosef, "Mollusc shell research at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

    W. Carleton, J. Conolly, and M. Collard, "Modeling the depopulation of the East Mound at Çatalhöyük"

    B. Boz and L. Hager, "Making Sense of Social Behavior from Disturbed and Commingled Skeletons: A Case Study from Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

    C. Horne, T. Ward, M. Galaty, J. Gu, and M. Berch, "ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Albanian Artifacts"

    S. Allen and I. Gjipali, "Wetlands and the Transition to Agriculture in Europe: The 2010 and 2011 Excavations of the Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project (SANAP) at Vashtëmi, Albania"

    S. Deskaj, M.-G. Amore, L. Bejko, M. Galaty and Z. Tafilica, "The 2011 Field Season of the Projekti Arkeologjikë Shkodrës (PASH), Northern Albania"

    B. Kyle and L. A. Schepartz, "The contribution of bioarchaeological analyses to current developments in Albanian archaeology"

    T. Ward, J. Gu, M. Galaty, C. Horne, and E. Redman, "Analysis of Albanian Artifacts in the W. M. Keck Center at Millsaps College: An Instrumental Approach to Comparative Archaeology"

    E. Agolli, "Pottery from the Tumulus of Kamenicë Southeast Albania Toward a Conceptual and Functional Classification System"

    T. Krapf, "Local Traditions in a Period of Increasing Contacts: The Late Bronze Age Pottery of Sovjan in the Korçë Basin (Albania)"

    S. Lima, "Ceramics of the Pavllas River Valley in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age"

    Z. Chovanec, "Intoxication on the wine dark sea: investigating psychoactive substances in the Mediterranean Basin"

    L. Drake, "Sea Surface Temperatures and Archaeology: Identifying Climatic Change in Bronze Age Greece"

    M. Spigelman, "Attempts at the Revitalization of Society in Late Bronze Age Cyprus"

    P. Hristova, "Wearing Your Brand: Ritual Economy and Emergence of Social Complexity in the Bulgarian Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age"

    S. Karacic, "The Household and Patterns of Descent in Mochlos, Crete"

    E. Gorogianni, J. Hilditch, and N. Abell, "Learning curve or choice? The introduction of the fast potter's wheel at Ayia Irini Kea Greece"

    M. Galaty, "'Ethnohistoric Archaeology' in Highland Albania: Using Ethnographic and Historical Surveys to Inform Regional Archaeological Data"

    J. Conolly and A. Bevan, "Spatial and ecological modelling of archaeological survey data: an analytical example from the Antikythera Survey Project"

    J. Gu, T. Ward, M. Galaty, C. Horne, and D. Nguyen, "Laser Ablation- Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectroscopy Analysis of Albanian Chert Artifacts"

    K. Twiss and G. A. Demirergi, "The Temporality of Food at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Anatolia"

    S. Ketchum and S. Atalay, "The Heart of the Home - Fire installations and daily life at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

    A. Shapland, "Shifting horizons and emerging ontologies in Bronze Age Crete"

    C. Burke, P. Day, A. Hein, J. Cherry, and D. Pullen, "The Early Helladic Ceramics of Korinthia: An Integrated Approach"

    W. Gilstrap, C. T. Burke-Davies, P. M. Day, H. Graybehl, and R. Mentesana, "The Developing role of Thin Section Petrography in Aegean Archaeological Ceramic Analysis"

    Archaeological Society at Athens

    On 25 April 2012 E. Skafida, J.-P. Olivier, and A. Karnava delivered a lecture at the Archaeological Society at Athens entitled "Two new Linear B tablets from the Late Bronze Age settlement at 'Kastro-Palaia' in Volos: from the excavations of Dimitrios R. Theocharis to the results of the recent interdisciplinary investigations."

  • March 2012 Issue Available

    02 April 2012

    The March 2012 (39.3) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Call for Papers

    02 April 2012

    lais2012

    On 30 April 2012 abstracts are due for the 2nd Luminescence in Archaeology International Symposium (lais2012), to be held on 5-7 September 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal. Presentations are invited to focus on contextual, methodological or phenomenological aspects of luminescence 
studies in archaeology and cultural heritage, including dating and material characterization. Further information, templates, and submission details are available at http://www.lais2012.itn.pt/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    02 April 2012

    Climate Change and Preservation Management

    On 2-3 April 2012 a colloquium entitled Climate Change and the Preservation Management of Archaeological Sites will be held at the Acropolis Museum, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.inherity.org. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    E. Kyriakidis, "Climate Change Impact on Values of Minoan Archaeological Sites"

    Classics Goes Green

    On 21 April 2012 a graduate student conference entitled Classics Goes Green: Interactions with the Environment will be held at the Univesity of Cincinnati. Further information is available at http://classics.uc.edu/index.php/graduate/classicsgsga. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. Necciai, "Geoarchaeological Investigations into Bronze Age Aegean Terracing"

    A. Knodell and E. Oddo, "Shared Processes in Ceramic and Metallurgical Industries in Minoan Crete"

    Multiple Mediterranean Realities

    On 26-28 April 2012 an international conference entitled Multiple Mediterranean Realities - Spaces, Resources, Connectivity will be held at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Further information is available at http://www.zms.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/veranstaltungen/event00033.html.en. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. von Rüden, "Making the Way through the Sea in Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

    A. B. Knapp, "Prehistoric Cyprus: A 'Crossroads' of Interaction?"

    H. Friese, "Transnational Mobilities and Cultural Resources"

    W. Gauß and G. Klebinder-Gauß, "The Chance of a Lack. Landscape and Economy at Aegina"

    A. Collar, "Using Networks to Explore the Spread of Religious Ideas in the Mediterranean"

    J. Driessen and Q. Letesson, "Minoan Lines. Levels of Connectivity in the Cretan Bronze Age"

    Y. Hamilakis, "Producing Mediterraneaness through Material Heritage"

    8th ICAANE

    On 30 April–4 May 2012 the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (8th ICAANE) will be held in Warsaw, Poland. Further information is available at http://www.8icaane.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. J. Nazaroff, "Social Complexity and Source Entanglement in Anatolia: A Case-Study from the Neolithic Chert Assemblage at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

    C. Sauvage, "Fish vs. ships: Characterization of Social Groups in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

    A. U. Türkcan, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: Surveys in Challenging Landscapes of North-Western Anatolian Valleys"

    L. Czerniak, "From 'history houses' to cult structures. The emergence of rituals out of domestic space at Çatalhöyük East towards the end of the 7th millennium BC"

    F. Tulek and B. Ogüt, "Prehistoric Pottery of the Osmaniye Province in East Cilicia: A Holistic Approach"

    T. van de Velde, "Townships and villages at margin of the Near East: examples from LBA Greece"

    Between Life and Death

    On 11-12 May 2012 an international postgraduate research conference entitled Between Life and Death: Interactions Between Burial and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East will be held at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available at http://www.bladconference.co.uk/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    D. Smith, "Variations on a theme: mortuary regionalism in the Final Neolithic and Early Helladic Peloponnese"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    02 April 2012

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 13 March 2012 T. Strasser delivered lectures to the University of Zagreb and the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled "Crete before the Cretans: New Evidence for Very Old Mariners" and "'The Flotilla Fresco from Thera: A Pre-eruption Landscape." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 29 March 2012 Β. Αραβαντινός spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "Θήβα στη Μυκηναϊκή Ανακτορική Εποχή: Μύθοι και Πραγματικότητες."

    Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese

    On 30 March – 1 April 2012 the 3rd Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies International Conference: Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese from Prehistory to Post-Byzantine Times was held in Sparti. Further information is available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/events/3rd-csps-international-conference.aspx or from chrysanthi.gallou@nottingham.ac.uk or csps@nottingham.ac.uk. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    J. Wright, "Sacred Spaces in the Peloponnesos: theoretical and methodological considerations and the perspective of the longue durée"

  • February 2012 Issue Available

    21 February 2012

    The February 2012 (39.2) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    21 February 2012

    Archaeology and Spectacle

    On 28 February 2012 abstracts (ca. 250 words) are due for the Modernist Studies Association Conference XIV: Modernism & Spectacle, to be held on 18-21 October 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. The panel on Archaeology & Spectacle invites essays that explore the variety of avenues to public display/spectacle for archaeological and cultural artifacts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Heather Lusty, Department of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas at heather.lusty@unlv.edu.

    AIA 2013

    On 11 March 2012 (25 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, workshops, and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the 114th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2013), to be held in Seattle, WA from 3-6 January 2013. On 5 August 2012 (19 August with a late fee) submissions are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    21 February 2012

    CSPS Seminars 

    The University of Nottingham, Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) has announced the following research seminars and annual lecture:

    5 February 2012: M. Georgiadis and A. Tsaravopoulos, "Leska on Kythera. A newly discovered Minoan peak sanctuary"

    24 February 2012: J. Maran, "The appropriation of amber objects in Mycenaean Peloponnese"

    21 March 2012: K. Paschalidis, "Life and Death in Mycenaean Achaea. The Klauss cemetery near Patras and its contemporary society"

    SOMA 2012

    On 1-3 March 2012 the 16th annual Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2012): Identity and Connectivity will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at http://www.soma2012florence.net/Info/HOME.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

  • The Connected Past

    21 February 2012

    On 24-25 March 2012 a symposium entitled The connected past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history will be held at the University of Southampton. Further information is available at http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. van den Berg, "Good to Think With: exploring the potential of networks as a concept metaphor or intellectual tool"

    I. Galanaki, "Social change and inter/intra-group connectivity: the example of the Middle Bronze Age communities in Mainland Greece"

    R. J. Rivers, "‪Can we always get what we want?‬"

    CAA 2012

    On 26-30 March 2012 the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012) will be held in Southampton, England. Further information is available at https://ocs.soton.ac.uk/index.php/CAA/2012. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Bevan, "Temporal Uncertainty and Artefact Chronologies"

    H. Wright and J. S. Taylor, "Exploring Semantic Web-based research questions for the spatio-temporal relationships at Çatalhöyük"

    A. Chrysanthi, "(Augmented) Reality and Cultural Heritage Sites"

    A. Chrysanthi, "Visitor movement and tracking techniques. A methodological approach"

    G. Cox, G. Earl, I. Hodder, S. Farid, and S. Moser, "Photo-realistic Reality: The Level V 'Shrine of the Hunters' at Çatalhöyük"

    K. Anastasiades, N. Amico, G. Iannone, S. Hermon, and K. Nys, "Post-excavation analysis in archaeology using technology"

  • Embodied Identities

    21 February 2012

    On 11-12 April 2012 a conference entitled Embodied Identities in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Convergence of Theory and Practice will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/goto/identities/en-US/HOME.aspx. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

  • TiGA

    21 February 2012

    On 4-5 May 2012 a conference on Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology (TiGA) will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Further information is available at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/tiga/home. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Christofilopoulou, "Home is where the 'heart(h)' is: Investigating social dynamics through social theories in ancient Greek households"

    D. Margomenou, "Interrogating the 'Macedonian ethne': Social Change, Collective Action and Emergent Institutions in Northern Greece at the end of the Late Bronze Age and beginning of the Early Iron Age"

    R. Vaessen, "Creative improvisation and the making of pottery on the west coast of Asia Minor during the Bronze-Age transition"

    Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediterranean

    On 5-7 May 2012 a conference entitled Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediterranean will be held in the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonia University, Krakow, Poland. Further information is available at http://www.copperandtrade.org/index.html or from copper@farkha.org. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    M. Cultraro, "Beyond the Black Sea: aspects of the Transcaucasian cultures in the copper metallurgy of the Early Bronze Age Northern Aegean"

    D. Baykan, "Recent Bronze Production Data from Nif (Olympos) Excavation"

    V. Maxwell, "Sarakeino Metals in the Context of Aegean Metallurgy"

    Feminism and Classics VI

    On 24-27 May 2012 Feminism and Classics VI: Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines will be held at Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Further information is available at http://www.brocku.ca/conferences/feminism-classics-vi. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. L. Budin, "Non-Rites of Passage in Mycenaean Greece"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    21 February 2012

    Norwegian Institute at Athens

    On 6 February 2012 I. Georganas spoke at the Norwegian Institute at Athens on "Tholos Tombs in Early Iron Age Aegean."

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 23 February 2012 Μ. Βλαζάκη spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "Αχαιοί στην Κυδωνία."

  • January 2012 Issue Available

    31 January 2012

    The January 2012 (39.1) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    31 January 2012

    Ventris Award

    On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the 2012 Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to postgraduate students or young scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications in either hardcopy or as an email attachment (PDF or compatible with Word 2003) should be sent to the Deputy Director, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom. Applications should include age, qualifications, academic record, an outline of the proposed work, and the names and addresses of two referees, who should at the same time be asked to write independently in support of the application. Further information is available at http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/.

  • Calls for Papers

    31 January 2012

    Postgraduate Conference on Burial and Society

    On 31 January 2012 abstracts (250-300 words) are due to A.C.Nolan-Webster@liverpool.ac.uk for a postgraduate research conference entitled Between Life and Death: Interactions between Burial and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, to be held on 11-12 May 2012 at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available from peta.bulmer@liverpool.ac.uk, joeyg@liverpool.ac.uk, or A.C.Nolan-Webster@liverpool.ac.uk.

    High-Tech Heritage

    On 1 February 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) for poster presentations, research papers (20 minutes), demonstrations, workshops, roundtables, and organized sessions or symposia are due for the UMass Center for Heritage & Society's 2nd Annual International Heritage Conference. High-Tech Heritage: How are Digital Technologies Changing Our Views of the Past? to be held on 2-4 May 2012 in Amherst, MA. Further information, submission forms, and lists of conference themes and topics are available at http://scholarworks.umass.edu/hightechheritage.

    Buffalo TAG 2012

    On 1 March 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for Buffalo TAG 2012, to be held on 17-20 May 2012 at the University at Buffalo. Further information, including a list of approved sessions, is available at http://www.cas.buffalo.edu/tag2012/index.shtml.

    Palaeoethnobotany Work Group Conference

    On 31 March 2012 pre-registration forms are due (to iwgp-13@hist.auth.gr) for the 16th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, to be held on 17-22 June 2013 in Thessaloniki; on 1 September 2012 abstracts (one A4 page) are due in Word format to the same email address. Further information is available from Soultana M. Valamoti
 at sval@auth.gr or at http://www.archaeobotany.org/conference.php. The Proceedings of the conference will be published as a special issue of Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. Conference topics will be:

    1. 'Integration' of different lines of archaeobotanical evidence, i.e. plant macros, pollen, charcoal, phytoliths

    2. Field recovery techniques and solving problems in difficult situations

    3. The archaeobotanical investigation of food remains

    4. The contribution of ethnobotany to archaeobotanical research

    5. Origins of agriculture

    6. Dispersal of cultivated plants, with sub-sessions dedicated to special themes and with practical demonstrations:

    6.1. The origin and early spread of naked wheat

    6.2. New Glume Wheat, 13 years after

    Euromed 2012 Cultural Heritage Conference

    On 28 May 2012 paper submissions for full and project papers and for short papers with poster presentations are due for the International Conference on Cultural Heritage Euromed 2012, to be held on 29 October – 3 November 2012 in Lemesos, Cyprus; on 20 August camera-ready copies of all papers are due. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2012.eu/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    31 January 2012

    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    The following lectures to the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium have been announced. All lectures will be held at the Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street at 6:30 pm. Please R.S.V.P. to 212-992-5803 or IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    17 February 2012: C. Voaretto, "Where Do Relative and C-14 Dating Meet?"

    16 March 2012: S. Ferrence, "Affluence in Eastern Crete: Metal Objects from the Early to Middle Minoan Cemetery of Petras"

    Colloquium in honor of Dr. Hector Catling

    On 3 March 2012 a colloquium in honor of Dr. Hector Catling will be held at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies in Oxford. RSVP by 23 February 2012 for attendance to Marie-Christine Keith, Deputy Hon. Sec. of the Friends of the BSA, 12 Sovereign Court, 51 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HS or by e-mail to bob.barber@btinternet.com. The program will be:

    A. Snodgrass, "The Menelaion: Hektor megathumos and the redemption of a Mycenaean site"

    W. Cavanagh, "Hector Catling and the epic of the North Cemetery at Knossos:

    I. Freestone, "The Fitch Laboratory: (nearly) forty years on"

    Short interventions on other aspects of Dr. Catling's contributions to archaeology and to the British School at Athens will be presented by speakers including J. Boardman, G. Cadogan, P. Warren, and J. Whitley.

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    31 January 2012

    (Con-)Texts

    On 21-22 January 2012 a round table entitled (Con-)Texts: Towards a Material and Praxeological Approach to the Linear B Tablets was held at the University of Heidelberg. Further information is available at http://www.materiale-textkulturen.de/termin.php?e=37

  • December 2011 Issue Available

    22 December 2011

    The December 2011 (38.9) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Obituary

    22 December 2011

    The editors of Nestor are deeply saddened to report the death of Professor Emmett L. Bennett, Jr. The study presented in his dissertation of the signs of the Linear B documents remains fundamental; in his long career he corresponded with, taught, or collaborated with many of the scholars in the field of Linear B studies, in which he published broadly. Founding Nestor, the Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas in 1957 was a minor note among his academic contributions, but one remembered with gratitude in this office.


  • Call for Papers

    22 December 2011

    14th International Aegean Conference: PHYSIS

    On 15 January 2012 titles and abstracts (one A4 page maximum) are due for the 14th International Aegean Conference. PHYSIS: Natural environment and human interaction in the prehistoric Aegean, to be held on 11-14 December 2012 at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA), University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Papers and posters will be published in the series Aegaeum, Annales liégeoises d'archéologie égéenne. Forms are available from aegaeum14.physis@gmail.com and should be returned to that address.

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    22 December 2011

    Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

    On 17 December 2011 S. Iakovides spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "The House at Plakés, Mycenae".

  • November 2011 Issue Available

    02 December 2011

    The November 2011 (38.8) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Call for Papers

    02 December 2011

    ASOR 2012

    On 15 December 2011 proposals for new member-organized sessions are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2012), to be held in Chicago, IL from 14-17 November 2012. On 15 February 2012 abstract submissions (250 words) are due, with a grace period ($25 administrative fee) until 1 March 2012. On 15 August 2012 a message of intent is due to Morag Kersel (mkersel@depaul.edu) from those interested in participating in the "Projects on Parade Poster Session." Further information, including rules for participation, sessions currently planned for ASOR 2012, format of and procedure for submitting abstracts, and all necessary forms are available at http://www.asor.org.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    02 December 2011

    Minoan Seminar 2011-2012

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2011-2012. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, Panepistimiou 22, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

    11 November 2011: Θ. Ηλιόπουλος, "Το ιερό των Σκοτεινών Αιώνων στην Κεφάλα Βασιλικής Ιεράπετρας και η ένθρονη θεά του. The Dark Ages shrine at Kephala Vailiki, Ierapetra and its Seated Goddess"

    9 December 2011: Ε. Νοδάρου, "Από τα Χανιά στη Σητεία: αρχαιολογικές και αρχαιομετρικές προσεγγίσεις στην κεραμική της Προανακτορικής περιόδου. From Chania to Siteia: archaeological and archaeometric approaches to the study of the Prepalatial pottery"

    20 January 2012: Ν. Ζαρίφης, "H αρχιτεκτονική του Mινωϊκού Iερού στην Kάτω Σύμη Bιάννου. The architecture of the Minoan sanctuary at Kato Simi, Viannos"

    2 March 2012: T. Strasser and Ε. Παναγοπούλου, "Crete in the Ice Age: Recent Evidence for Very Early Mariners. Η Κρήτη κατά την Εποχή των Παγετώνων: τα πρόσφατα στοιχεία για τους πρώτους θαλασσοπόρους"

    30 March 2012: Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, "Το Φυλάκιο της Θάλασσας στις Καρούμες: η κατοίκηση σε μια μικρή εγκατάσταση της υπαίθρου από την Παλαιοανακτορική έως την Τελική Ανακτορική εποχή. The Sea Guard- House, Karoumes: History of occupation at a small site of the East-Cretan countryside from the Protopalatial to the Final Palatial Period"

    11 May 2012: L. Godart, "Νέο φως στην ιστορία των Μινωικών και Μυκηναϊκών γραφών. New light on the history of the Minoan and Mycenaean scripts"

    1 June 2012: V. La Rosa, "Η μακρόχρονη ιστορία της Αγίας Τριάδας. The long history of Agia Triada"

    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    The following lectures have been announced for the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium. All lectures will be held at the Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street at 6:30 pm. Please R.S.V.P. to 212-992-5803 or IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    18 November 2011: G. Flouda, "The Materialization of Burial Ideology in Late Pre-Palatial to Proto-Palatial Apesokari, Crete"

    16 December 2011: T. Tartaron, "Korphos-Kalamianos, a Mycenaean Harbor and Maritime Center on the Saronic Gulf: Investigations 2007-2011"

    Of Vines and Wines Symposium

    On 3-4 December 2011 the annual symposium of the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University, entitled Of Vines and Wines: The Production and Consumption of Wine in Anatolian Civilizations through the Ages, will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. Further information is available at http://rcac.ku.edu.tr/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    P. E. McGovern, "Türkiye: Şarabın Doğduğu Yer? Turkey: The Birthplace of Wine?"

    E. Margaritis, "Ege'de Asmanın Kültüre Alınması ve Entasnsif Asma Yetiştiriciliği ile İlgili Bulgular. Evidence of the Domestication and Intensive Cultivation of the Vine in the Aegean"

    AIA 2012

    On 6-8 January 2012 the 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America will be held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia. Further information is available at the AIA web-site at http://www.archaeological.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    02 December 2011

    History, Technology and Conservation of Ancient Metal, Glasses and Enamels

    On 16-19 November 2011 an international symposium entitled History, Technology and Conservation of Ancient Metal, Glasses and Enamels was held at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.ims.demokritos.gr/gme2011/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

    P. Themelis, "Aspects on the role of metals, glasses and enamels in the Greek prehistory and antiquity"

    M. Lowe Fri, "Manufacturing experiments with Minoan double axes and chisels"

    P. Polychronakou-Sgouritsa, C. Tselios, and Y. Bassiakos, "Analytical Investigation of the Lead Finds from the Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery of Lazarides on the Island of Aegina (Greece)"

    G. Nightingale, "Lefkandi's vitreous beads at the beginning of a new tradition of vitreous materials in the Aegean"

    G. Mastrotheodoros, K. G. Beltsios, N. Zacharias, and X. Arapogianni, "Preliminary study of Mycenaean glass finds from S.W. Peloponnese Sites"

    D. Möncke, D. Palles, N. Zacharias, M. Kaparou, M. Papageorgiou, E. I. Kamitsos, L. Wondraczek, and A. Oikonomou, "Chemistry, Structural and Technological Examination of a Greek Glass Archaeological Collection Spanning from the Mycenaean to Roman Period probed by SEM/EDS, IR and Raman Spectroscopy"

    K. Giannakos, "The Aegean type sword found at Hattusas, silver as rare metal and the written sources, contribute to the dating of Trojan War?"

  • October 2011 Issue Available

    01 November 2011

    The October 2011 (38.7) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Announcement

    01 November 2011

    Nestor, the Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas has a page on Facebook. The availability of issues for download from the Nestor website will be announced there as well as on Aegeanet.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    01 November 2011

    ECA Critical Language Institute Programs in Turkish Language

    On 15 November 2011 applications are due for the ECA Critical Language Institute Programs in Turkish Language to the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) for summer 2012, providing fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students from diverse disciplines and majors. Further information is available at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html.

    Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars and Summer Residency Programs

    On 15 January 2012 applications are due for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Cincinnati, Classics Department in the fields of archaeology, history, or philology, tenable during the academic year from 1 October 2012 through 10 June 2013. Tytus Fellows will ordinarily be at least five years beyond receipt of the PhD, and will come to Cincinnati to pursue their own research. The minimum and maximum terms for Long Term Fellows are one academic quarter (two and a half months) to one academic year; Short Term Fellows will reside in Cincinnati for one to two months. Both categories of Tytus Fellows receive housing, a transportation allowance, and office space, as well as the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries; a monthly stipend of $1,000 is additionally provided for Long Term Fellows.

    On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the Tytus Summer Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati, Classics Department in the fields of archaeology, history, or philology, tenable for one to three months during the summer of 2012; summer fellows receive free university housing, office space, and the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries. Further information is available from the Director, Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0226; program.coordinator@classics.uc.edu; or from the website at http://classics.uc.edu/tytus, where application forms are also available.

    Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2012 applications are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust for grants (not normally to exceed £2,000) for the preparation for publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age sites. Applications comprise a description of the proposed work (maximum 1500 words), an outline budget, an indication of means of payment, if successful, and either two references in a sealed envelope or the names of the referees if the references are sent directly by the referees; references sent directly are also due on 15 January 2012. Applications should be sent to Professor Sir John Boardman, Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Classics Centre, 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, Great Britain, or by fax to 01865 610237.

    CAORC Fellowships

    On 17 January 2012 applications are due for the following fellowship from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):

    CAORC Multi-Country Fellowships: for US citizen who either have their PhDs or have completed all requirements except the dissertation for the PhD and who are engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences; to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the United States, one of which must host a member CAORC center, including the American Research Center in Sophia, the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) and the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem; up to $12,000.

    CAORC also offers the following fellowship at CAORC member centers; application deadlines vary depending on the center to which application is made:

    Getty Research Exchange Fellowship Program for the Mediterranean Basin and Middle East: for scholars who have already obtained a Ph.D. or have professional experience in the study or preservation of cultural heritage and who wish to undertake a specific research project at an overseas research center in another country.

    Further information is available at http://www.caorc.org/programs/index.html

  • Calls for Papers

    01 November 2011

    Copper and Trade

    On 31 October 2011 registration forms are due for a conference entitled Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediteranean, to be held on 5-7 May 2012 in Institute of Archaeology Jagiellonia University, Krakow, Poland. Further information and registration forms are available at http://www.copperandtrade.org/index.html or from copper@farkha.org. Papers are invited from archeologists and specialists from related fields of research such as archaeometallurgy, geomorphology and geology, human ecology, human anthropology archaeobotany, archaeozoology on the following topics:

    Copper mining and smelting

    Copper tools production (organization of production, technology, typology ect...)

    patterns of distribution

    Copper tools in an archaeological context

    Copper as a trading good

    Ethno- archeometalurgy

    Recent discoveries and case studies

    Trade routes and other means of exchange

    The connected past

    On 20 November 2011 proposed titles and abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a symposium entitled The connected past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history, to be held on 24-25 March 2012 at the University of Southampton, immediately preceding CAA2012 in Southampton. Further information is available at http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/. Contributions addressing but not restricted to the following themes are invited:

    The diffusion of innovations, people, and objects in the past

    Social network analysis in archaeology and history

    The dynamics between physical and relational space

    Evolving and multiplex networks

    Quantitative network techniques and the use of computers to aid analysis

    Emergent properties in complex networks

    Agency, structuration and complexity in network approaches

    Agent-based modelling and complex networks

    Future directions for network approaches in archaeology and history

    CAA 2012

    On 21 November 2012 abstracts (250 to 400 words, submitted by on-line form only), grant applications, and early registration fees are due for the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012), to be held on 26-30 March 2012 in Southampton, England. Further information is available at https://ocs.soton.ac.uk/index.php/CAA/2012.

    Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese

    On 30 November 2011 registration forms with paper proposals (20 minutes maximum, in Greek or English) are due for the 3rd Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies International Conference: Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese from Prehistory to Post-Byzantine Times, to be held 30 March – 1 April 2012 in Sparti. Further information and registration forms are available from csps@nottingham.ac.uk. The topics of the conference will include:

    Sacred landscapes, identity/ethnicity

    The Sacred in the natural landscape and seascape

    'Sacred' economies and the ownership of land

    Setting of the sacred in art, literature, folklore and mythology

    Pollution and purity and their spatial configuration

    Ritual performance in its setting

    Pilgrimage and movement through the landscape

    Embodied Identities

    On 15 December 2012 abstracts (300 words) are invited for a conference entitled Embodied Identities in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Convergence of Theory and Practice, to be held on 11-12 April 2012 in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. Abstracts should be sent to identities@ucy.ac.cy; further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/goto/identities/en-US/HOME.aspx. Themes of the conference will be:

    Material culture and the body

    The body in space

    The represented body

    The physical body as social body

    Fortifications in Antiquity

    On 31 December 2011 abstracts (500 words) are due for the Conference on the Research of Fortifications in Antiquity, to be held 6-9 December 2012 at the Danish Institute at Athens. Abstract should be submitted to Sine Riisager (riisager@diathens.com). The sessions at the conference will be:

    Origins of Fortifications in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Physical Surroundings and Technique: The Building Experience

    Function and Semantics

    Historical Context

    The Fortification of Regions

    Regionally Confined Phenomena

    EAA 2012

    On 31 December 2011 proposals for sessions are due for the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2012), to be held in Helsinki, Finland from 19 August - 1 September 2012. On 31 December 2011 paper and poster abstract submission are due. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://www.eaa2012.fi/index.html. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

    Archaeological Heritage Resource Management

    Interpreting the Archaeological Record

    Perspectives on Archaeology in the Modern World

    SOMA 2012

    On 15 January 2012 abstracts from postgraduate researchers are due for the 16th annual Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2012): Identity and Connectivity, to be held on 1-3 March 2012 in Florence Italy. Abstracts (150 words maximum) for 20-minute papers in English should be emailed to soma@tcd.ie; futher information is available from info@soma2012florence.net or at http://www.soma2012florence.net/Info/HOME.html.

    New Journal: Chronika

    Chronika, a new interdisciplinary journal of European and Mediterranean archaeology, welcomes submissions (2,500-3000 words) from graduate students in departments of Anthropology, Classics, and Visual Studies/Art History at any university. Students are encouraged to submit online, and to join Chronika's parent organization, The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology. Further information and submission and membership forms are available at http://chronika.yolasite.com/.

    New Journal: Aegean Studies

    Aegeus – Society of Aegean Prehistory invites submission of papers in Greek or English to its new journal Aegean Studies. Papers are sought that present new theoretical approaches and innovative means of data analysis with the aim of illuminating and explaining the Prehistory and Early Iron Age of the Aegean and its neighboring areas. Papers may focus on subjects such as social relations and structures, economic practices, political institutions, ideology, and perceptions. Especially welcome are interdisciplinary contributions, as well as studies for the promotion and management of prehistoric culture. Further information is available from g.vavouranakis@aegeussociety.org. Aegean Book Reviews (http://www.aegeussociety.org/) are part of Aegean Studies; contact d.catapoti@aegeussociety.org.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 November 2011

    Mycenaean Seminars 2011-2012

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2011-2012, to take place in the Senate House, South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at olgak@sas.ac.uk or at http://www.sas.ac.uk/icls/.

    12 October 2011: M. Peters, "Spinning a communications web: media interactivity and the political management of Mycenaean Messenia"

    16 November 2011: Y. Fappas, "Mycenaean production and use of oil in its East Mediterranean context"

    7 December 2011: M. Haysom, "Cacophony and silence: the place of religion in Neopalatial Crete"

    18 January 2012: L. Morgan, "The power of paint: Kea and beyond"

    15 February 2012: C. Renfrew and M. Boyd, "The settlement at Dhaskalio, Keros and the later Early Bronze Age in the Cycladic Islands

    14 March 2012, 3:00 pm: O. Krzyszkowska and M. Anastasiadou, Demonstration – Searching for seals on-line: the CMS database goes live!

    M. Anastasiadou, "Of prisms and pictographs: searching for patterns in MM II glyptic"

    16 May 2012: C. Broodbank and E. Kiriatzi, "Before Aphrodite: new light on Kytheran prehistory from the Kythera Island Project"

    18th Neolithic Seminar

    On 11-12 November 2011 the 18th Neolithic Seminar - Cultural and Social Identities in Eurasian Mesolithic and Neolithic will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available from Mihael Budja, e-mail: miha.budja@uni-lj.si; telephone: ++386-1-241-15-70, or from the web-site: http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. Trimmis and E. Gazmend, "Who is the Caveman? Identities and roles of the Aegean Neolithic cave users"

    K. Psimogiannou, "Creating identities in the mortuary arena of the Greek Final Neolithic: a contextual definition of the practices in central and southern Greece"

    E. Kalogiropoulou, "Forming social identities in Neolithic Northern Greece: a spatial approach"

    E. Voulgari, "Decorated pottery from Dispilio, Greece: the tyranny of the obvious"

    ASOR 2011

    On 16-19 November 2011 the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Contact and registration information, and a full program and abstract book are available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Simmons, "When Did Cyprus Become a Crossroads: The Evidence for Early Seafaring in the Mediterranean?"

  • 01 November 2011

    POCA 2011

    19-22 November 2011 the 11th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2011) conference will be hosted by the Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée "J. Pouilloux", University of Lyon 2. Further information is available at http://poca2011.sciencesconf.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    C. Paraskeva, "Middle/Late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age Cyprus: New Perspectives in Archaeological Theory and Techniques - An Introduction"

    J. Beck, "L'occupation néolithique de Kataliondas-Kourvellos : état de la question"

    L. Bombardieri, C. Scirè Calabrisotto, and F. Chelazzi, "Dating the contexts (or contextualize the dating?): new evidences from the Southern Cemetery at Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (EC-LC I)"

    A. Georgiou, "Settlement Histories of Cyprus in the twelfth century BC"

    C. Constantinou, "7th to 5th millennium Eastern Mediterranean: Identifying Contacts between Cyprus and North Levant after the Break-down of PPNB Interaction Sphere"

    C. Vonhoff, "The Phenomenon of Feasting in Early Iron Age Cyprus – Bronze and Iron Obeloi from Cypriot Tombs as Evidence for Elite Self-Conception, Social Networks and Trans-Mediterranean Cultural Exchange"

    A. Paule, "La parure protohistorique de Chypre: une recherche de traces sur le continent grec"

    A. Carbillet, "Naviguer vers l'éternité. Les modèles de bateau en terre cuite chypriotes et leur association à la navigation eschatologique"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 November 2011

    EAA 2011

    On 14-18 September 2011 the 17th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA Annual Meeting 2011) was held in Oslo, Norway. Further information is available at http://www.eaa2011.no/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    C. Murphy, "The King Must Live On; Knossos and its Tourism Heritage"

    G. Stratouli, "Communicating Neolithic Sites to the Public in Greece: Ideologies and Practices"

    J. Bintliff, "Modelling long-term social change in the landscape: case studies from Greece"

    A.-L. Schallin, "Introduction: Official Ceremonies and Processions in the Mycenaean World"

    H. Whittaker von Hofsten, "Some Reflections on the Role of Processions in Mycenaean Cult"

    S. Voutsaki, "Funerary processions in the Mycenaean world"

    M. Miller, "Bronze vessels as ceremonial equipment- a comparison of practices between Crete and the mainland"

    K. Hägg Niklasson, "Manifestations of identity and memory in LCIII Cyprus"

    F. Blakolmer, "Processions in Aegean Iconography: Where did they take place?"

    E. Rystedt, "The Mycenaean chariot kraters and palatial ceremony"

    M. Bajema, "Art and agency in a Mycenaean procession scene from Pylos"

    J. Weilhartner, "On the textual evidence of processions in the Aegean Late Bronze Age"

    B. Michael, "The phenomenology of Mycenaean funerary topographies"

    C. Marangou, "Nude and covered, whole and dismembered bodies in Prehistoric Greece - Interrogating figures about meanings"

    E. M. Bonney, "Creating community in Early Bronze Age Crete"

    U. Matić, "'Keftiu' and The Materialization of 'Minoans': Out of the picture?"

    E. Zouzoula, "Human-animal hybrids and gender differentiation in the Aegean Late Bronze Age"

    Y. Gadot, M. Iserlis, and D. Namdar, "Chalices in Iron I-IIA Philistia: Production, Function and Content"

    Thera, Knossos and Egypt, 1500 BCE

    On 20-22 October 2011 an international conference entitled Thera, Knossos and Egypt, 1500 BCE was held in Chicago. Further information is available at http://www.uic.edu/las/clas/confrences.html. The program was:

    B. Jones, Guided Tour of the Exhibition

    C. Doumas, "From Necessities to Delights: Eating Habits in Akrotiri Thera of the Bronze Age"

    N. Marinatos with J. Tobin and K. Ros, "Thera, Knossos and Egypt. Old Theories and New Problematizations"

    A. Vlachopoulos, "Theran Frescoes"

    R. Ritner and N. Moeller, "The Ahmose 'Tempest Stela'"

    G. Kopcke, "Shaft Graves"

    1st CUNY Archaeological Colloquium

    On 21 October 2011 the First CUNY Archaeology Colloquium was held. Papers of interest of Nestor readers included:

    R. B. Koehl, "New Evidence for the Sea Peoples in Anatolia: the 12th century at Tel Atchana/Alalakh"

    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    The following lectures were held by New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium. Further information is available from Robert Koehl at e-mail: rkoehl@hunter.cuny.edu.

    23 September 2011: S. Budin, "Woman and Child Imagery
from the Bronze Age Aegean"

    14 October 2011: M. Cosmopoulos, "State Formation and Expansion in Mycenaean Pylos: the Iklaina
Archaeological Project"

  • September 2011 Issue Available

    02 September 2011

    The September 2011 (38.6) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    02 September 2011

    American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

    On 1 September, 1 December, and 1 April annually applications are due for the following fellowships to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) for the academic year 2012–2013:

    Wiener Laboratory Research Associateships: for well‐defined research projects at the laboratory; up to $7,000.

    Wiener Laboratory Travel Grants for Archaeological Science Research in Greece: for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from North American institutions working on projects in archaeological science in Greece; $2,000.

    On 17 October 2017 applications are due for

    Fullbright Fellowships to ASCSA. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Regular or Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. Applications and further information are available from the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 or at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html.

    On 15 January 2012 applications are due for both membership to ASCSA and the following fellowships for which students and scholars of Aegean prehistory may be eligible:

    Regular Program Membership: for graduate students in classical studies and ancient Mediterranean studies and related fields, who, preferably, have completed at least one year of graduate work; up to 13 predoctoral fellowships are offered for the Regular Academic Program with $11,500 plus room at Loring Hall on the grounds of ASCSA, board, and waiver of ASCSA fees.

    Student Associate Membership: Open to the same group of students as Regular Membership. Associates typically are advanced students who plan to pursue independent research projects and who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program.

    Summer Sessions Membership: Two six‐week sessions explore the sites and museums in Greece. Open to graduate and undergraduate students and to high school and college teachers. The fee of $4,250 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships are available.

    The Jacob Hirsch: for a PhD candidate or a recent PhD from the U.S. or Israel writing a dissertation or revising a dissertation; $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of ASCSA fees.

    Wiener Laboratory Fellowships: for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars working on well‐defined projects in skeletal, faunal, geoarchaeological, or environmental studies; $15,500 to $27,000.

    On 19 February 2012 applications are due for

    School Advanced Fellowships: for students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member; $11,500 plus room at Loring Hall on the grounds of ASCSA, board, and waiver of ASCSA fees.

    By 1 March 2012 applications are due for

    The Paul Rehak Memorial Traveling Fellowship: for Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire 2011‐2012 academic year for travel in Greece to conduct a research project during the 2011‐2012 academic year from September 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012; $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts.

    On 15 March 2012 applications are due for

    The CAORC Coulson/Cross Aegean Exchange Program: for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT); $250 per week plus $500 for travel expenses.

    There is no deadline for application for Senior Associate Membership except those for fellowships: for postdoctoral scholars with suitable research projects. Application should be made to the Director in Athens.

    Applications and further information are available at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/.

    Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP)

    On 1 November 2011 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2012 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post‐Doctoral Fellowship, SCEC Post‐Doctoral Fellowship at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC), the SCEC Librarian Fellowship, Six‐Week Research Grants at INSTAP SCEC, and the Petrography Internship at INSTAP SCEC. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available athttp://www.aegeanprehistory.net/; applications can be submitted via email as WORD documents or fillable PDF forms.

    American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)

    On 1 November 2011 applications are due for the following fellowships to the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) for the academic year 2012–2013:

    National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey: for applicants (U. S. citizens or three‐year residents of the U. S.) who have completed their academic training in any field of the humanities, including humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history; four months to a full year; $16,800 to $50,400.

    ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey: for scholars and advanced doctoral applicants affiliated with an educational institution in the U. S. and Canada, conducting research in ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences; up to a year with some preference for projects of shorter duration; $4,000 to $16,000.

    The Kenan Erim Fellowship: for scholars and advanced graduate students to support archaeological research (excavation or field study) of material at Aphrodisias; $2,375.

     or from the American Research Institute in Turkey, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; e‐mail: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu; telephone: (215) 898‐3474.

    Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

    On 1 November 2011 applications are due for the following fellowships during 2012‐2013 at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia:

    The Anita Cecil O'Donovan Fellowship and the Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship at CAARI: for graduate students of any nationality, conducting research relevant to Cypriot archaeology and/or culture; $1000 each.

    CAARI Research Fellowships: for scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the culture, history, archaeology, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from a month's research time on the island; $5500 plus $250 for research expenses on the island.

    On 15 April 2012 applications are due for:

    The Senior Scholar in Residence at CAARI: for an established scholar of any nationality, fluent in English and at least 5 years beyond receipt of the PhD in archaeology or an ancillary field, who commits to stay at least 30 days in succession at CAARI, ideally in the summer, and to be available in evenings and weekends to younger scholars working there; a 50% reduction in residency rate.

    On‐line applications and further information are available at http://www.caari.org/ or from Boston University, 656 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02215.

    Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships

    On 30 November 2011 nominations from the applicant's academic department are due for the Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships for the academic years 2012–2014; for PhD candidates (U.S. citizens or matriculated at a U.S. university) working on doctoral dissertations in art history and related disciplines including architecture, archaeology, and classical studies. Institutional Fellowships are two‐year ($22,500/year) research appointments in association with a foreign institute including the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology and the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI). Further information is available at http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships.

    American Research Center in Sophia (ARCS)

    On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the three Annual Academic Program of the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) in the history, material culture, and civilization (including ethnography and music) of Bulgaria and the Balkan region from antiquity to the present day, and on the history of religion in Bulgaria from antiquity to the 20th century. Graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and faculty at educational institutions, regardless of nationality, are eligible for the programs, and students are eligible to apply for fellowships. Further information and application forms are available from http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/arcs.

    Tytus Summer Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati

    On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the Tytus Summer Residency Program in the fields of philology, history and archaeology at the University of Cincinnati for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three during the summer of 2012. Summer Fellows will receive free university housing and office space and will have the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries. Further information and applications are available at http://classics.uc.edu/index.php/tytus/66‐tytussummerinfo.

  • Calls for Papers

    02 September 2011

    Theory in Ancient Greek Archaeology Conference

    On 1 October 2011 abstracts are due for a conference on Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology (TiGA) to be held on 4‐5 May 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Abstracts (500‐600 words) for posters or 20‐minute papers explore approaches to the archaeology of the ancient Greek world (ca. 1000 BCE to mid second century BCE) that are informed by explicitly theoretical frameworks. Further information is available at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/tiga/home.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    02 September 2011

    Cretological Congress

    On 21‐27 October 2011 the 11th International Cretological Congress will be held in Rethymnon, Crete, Greece. Further information is available at http://www.iler.gr/index.php?egikliosbs. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    Μ. Βλαζάκη, "Η περιοχή του Ρεθύμνου κατά την Εποχή του Χαλκού"

    M. Wiener, "Minoan colonization"

    C. von Riiden, "Τhe Prince of the Lilies in Egypt. The relief paintings from Tell el Dab'a in the eastern Nile Delta"

    M. Sfakianou‐Bealby, "Through Egyptian eyes: Processional scenes of Aegeans in the Theban Tombs of the Nobles. A macroeconomic approach"

    J. Weingarten, "A test of measurement"

    A. Yasur‐Landau, E. H. Cline, and N. Goshen, "New Aegean‐style painted plaster from the Canaanite palace at Tel Kabri"

    L. Hitchcock, "'All the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites': A current assessment of the evidence for the Minoan connection with the Philistines"

    O. Misch‐Brandl, "A ivory pyxis from the fosse temple at Lachish"

    V. Şahoğlu, "Ceşme‐Bağlararası: A western Anatolian harbour settlement with Minoan links"

    C. Maner, "Across the sea: Minoan building techniques at the end of the MBA and in the LBA in southeastern and central Anatolia"

    I. Galanaki and E. Goroyianni, "Crete and the Cyclades reconsidered: Communication networks and processes during the Middle Bronze and the beginning of the Late Bronze Age in the light of new evidence from Lefkandi and Keos"

    A. Klys, "The Afiartis Project: Current survey results on Karpathos with special reference to Minoan penetration"

    M. Melas, "The politics of colonization: Continuity, change and acculturation in the Minoan periphery"

    Δ. Κρίγκα, "Η ΥM Ι εισηγμένη κεραμεική στο Ακρωτήρι Θήρας και η ΥK Ι εισηγμένη κεραμεική στην Κρήτη κατά τη Νεοανακτορική περίοδο. Νέα στοιχεία για τις περιοχές της Κρήτης με τις οποίες είχαν εμπορικές σχέσεις οι Θηραίοι"

    Κ. Γιαννοπούλου‐Τσιάκα, "Η ταύτιση της θρησκείας και της γλώσσας της μινωικής Κρήτης με την αρχαία Ελλάδα"

    Ε. Κωνσταντινίδη‐Συβρίδη, "Η διασπορά της κρητικής χρυσοχοΐας στον μυκηναϊκό κόσμο"

    T. Papadopoulos, "The Minoans in Western Greece and Italy. An overview of the archaeological evidence"

    Σ. Οικονομίδης, "Κρήτη και μεταλλουργικά κέντρα της βόρειας Ιταλίας κατά την Ύστερη Χαλκοκρατία"

    Ε. Παλαιολόγου, "Μινωικά ευρήματα από θαλαμωτούς τάφους στις Μυκήνες"

    L. Papazoglou‐Manioudaki, "A stag's head rhyton from Pylos. The Minoan connection"

    K. Bernhardt, "Mycenaean imports to Crete: Some thoughts on the interrelations between the Greek mainland and Crete"

    M. Mina, "Minoan metal objects on Cyprus: Εvidence for the construction of social identity and ethnicity"

    Ι. Φάππας, "Ἐν ποντοπόροισι νέεσσι... Επαφές και σχέσεις της Κρήτης με την ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα κατά την Ύστερη Μυκηναϊκή περίοδο. Η περίπτωση της Βοιωτίας"

    T. Guttandin, "Minoan ships in context. From longboats to planked ships"

    E. Hadjidaki, "The first Minoan shipwreck: Eight years of study"

    Θ. Θεοδούλου, "Η ενάλια αρχαιολογική έρευνα στην Κρήτη μέχρι σήμερα και οι προοπτικές της"

    K. Chalikias and S. Apostolakou, "Settlement patterns in the Ierapetra region: A case study of the island of Chryssi"

    Π. Δροσινού and Κ. Κόπακα, "Γαυδοπούλα. Μια πολιτισμική περιήγηση στη 'Μικρή Γαύδο'"

    Κ. Κόπακα, "Μικροί τόποι, σημαντικά ζητήματα πολιτισμού. Το αρχαιολογικό παράδειγμα της Γαύδου"

    T. F. Strasser, E. Panagopoulou, and C. Runnels, "The Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods on Crete: Chronostratigraphic evidence from the Plakias survey"

    Ν. Γαλανίδου, "Κρήτη, Εποχή του Λίθου: Χρονολογικές συνέχειες, γεωγραφικές ασυνέχειες"

    S. Di Tonto, "The formation of the identity and the organisation of a Neolithic community: Some evidence from Phaistos (Crete)"

    S. Todaro, "Prepalatial Phaistos from a diachronic perspective: The formation of a Cretan tell Göran"

    G. Cadogan, "Are there any patterns? The destructions, disasters, abandonments, establishments and resettlements of Bronze Age Crete"

    G. Henriksson and M. Blomberg, "The results of the Uppsala project on Minoan astronomy"

    Α. Βασιλάκης, "Τρυπητή: Νοικοκυριό και καθημερινή ζωή σε ένα μικρό προανακτορικό μινωικό χωριό της νότιας Κρήτης"

    T. Campbell‐Green and A. Vasilakis, "The Prepalatial settlement of Trypiti: The view from the pottery"

    Ρ. Βεροπουλίδου and Α. Βασιλάκης, "Η βρώση των μαλακίων κατά την Προανακτορική περίοδο"

    Β. Ισαακίδου and Α. Βασιλάκης, "Κτηνοτροφία και κατανάλωση ζώων στην ΠΜ Τρυπητή: Στοιχεία από τη ζωοαρχαιολογική μελέτη"

    Κ. Σμπόνιας and E. Farinetti, "H αρχαιολογική έρευνα επιφανείας στην Τρυπητή Αστερουσίων (2007‐8): Πρώτα αποτελέσματα"

    M. Hoffmeister, "Early Minoan II construction technology: Vasiliki and Myrtos Phournou Koryphi"

    F. Klomp, "Vasiliki Kephalaki revisited: a reassessment of its Early Minoan architecture"

    Ε. Παπαδοπούλου, "Προανακτορική εγκατάσταση στο Χαμαλεύρι Ρεθύμνου: Η περίπτωση της οικίας στη θέση 'Τζαμπακάς'"

    T. Gomree and M. Pomadére, "The Pi Area at Malia: An exploration of a Prepalatial, Protopalatial and Neopalatial period Minoan town quarter"

    C. Langhor and E. Alberti, "A preliminary examination of the Neopalatial pottery from Area Pi at Malia"

    A. Gardeisen and T. Theodoropoulou, "Approvisionnement carné et gestion animale à Malia au cours du Minoen Récent I"

    M. Schmid, "Architecture minoenne à Malia: Restitutions"

    Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, "Η Παλαιοανακτορική εποχή στην περιοχή του όρμου Καρούμες Σητείας"

    Ε. Γεροντάκου, "Στοιχεία για την πολιτική και οικονομική οργάνωση της μινωικής

    εγκατάστασης της Ζάκρου λίγο πριν την ίδρυση του ΥΜ Ι ανακτόρου"

    Α. Σαλίχου, "Αρχιτεκτονικού χαρακτήρα επεμβάσεις σε κτίρια του ανακτορικού οικισμού της Κάτω Ζάκρου"

    Μ. Ζωιτόπουλος, "Το ανάκτορο και ο μινωικός οικισμός της Κάτω Ζάκρου μετά την καταστροφή στο τέλος της Νεοανακτορικής περιόδου"

    Λ. Πλάτων, "Καινούργιες ενδείξεις για τον κνωσιακό χαρακτήρα του ΥΜ Ι ανακτόρου της Ζάκρου"

    Χ. Σοφιανού and T. Brogan, "Ο μινωικός οικισμός στον Παπαδιόκαμπο Σητείας: 2007‐2011"

    J. Driessen, "The Bronze Age settlement on the Kephali at Sissi"

    T. Whitelaw, M. Bredaki, and A. Vasilakis, "Prehistoric Knossos: Τracing its long‐term history through its surface record"

    J. Bennet, A. Bogaard, and E. Hatzaki, "First view: Τhe cityscape on Bronze Age Κnossos οn Lower Gypsades"

    E. Hatzaki, "Urban transformations: The Little Palace North Project and the urban landscapes of Late Bronze Age Knossos"

    Ε. Αντωνακάκη, "Δαμάντρι: Ένα μινωικό κέντρο στην ανατολική Μεσαρά"

    Α. Κάντα and Κ. Γκαλανάκη, "Στοιχεία μινωικής μνημειακής τοπογραφίας από τον Άη‐Γιάννη Καπετανιανών του Δήμου Κόφινα"

    N. Cucuzza, "La villa minoica di Kannià presso Mitropolis"

    S. Privitera, "Staple storage in Late Minoan IIIA2 Hagia Triada on Crete: The 'House of the decapitated rooms'"

    A.‐L. Schallin, "Wall coating in LM II and LM IIIA1 Chania: Evidence from the Greek‐Swedish excavations at Kastelli"

    K. Nowicki, "Lasithi before Karfi: The history of settlement in the Bronze Age"

    S. Wallace, Collapse landscapes: A case study at Karfi, Lasithi"

    M. Eaby, "Unit A.2 at Chalasmenos"

    C. R. Hershenson, "The expression of social differentiation across time: A diachronic study of Minoan halls"

    A. Vianello, "Minoan foundation deposits of Palatial period"

    Χ. Παπαδάκη, "'Αποθέτες θεμελίωσης': Εννοιολογικός προσδιορισμός, τυπολογία και σημασία για τη λειτουργία της ζωής των κοινοτήτων κατά τη 2η χιλιετία π.Χ. στην Κρήτη"

    V. Lenuzza, "Rain‐water management in Minoan Crete"

    M. Böttcher and G. Plath, "The beginnings of bridge construction. The example of the Minoan road network"

    Φ. Ζανόν, "'Κλίμακες σχεδιασμού' στα περιφερειακά μνημεία του αρχαιολογικού χώρου της Κνωσού"

    Κ. Μαντέλη, "Τελετουργική χρήση 'χθόνιων' τόπων στη νεολιθική Κρήτη"

    Δ. Πυλαρινού and Α. Βασιλάκης, "Οικισμός της τελικής νεολιθικής/πρώιμης προανακτορικής στο Γάζι Ηρακλείου, και μια τελετουργική απόθεση κρανίων ζώων"

    Ε. Κυριακίδης, "Το ιερό κορυφής Φιλιόρημος – Γωνιές"

    Ε. Παπαδοπούλου and Ί. Τζαχίλη, "Ιερό κορυφής στο Βρύσινα Ρεθύμνου: Τελετουργικά και λατρευτικά στοιχεία ανακτορικού χαρακτήρα;"

    Δ. Σφακιανάκης, "You are welcome... to Crete. Goats and monkeys! Πήλινα ειδώλια πιθήκων από την κορυφή του Βρύσινα"

    Ε. Κυριακίδης, "Τα ιερά κορυφής και τα ειδικά σκεύη"

    V. La Rosa, "ΥΜ ΙΙ βωμοί στην Αγία Τριάδα: Μια λατρεία αναγνώρισης κοινής ταυτότητας των ερειπίων;"

    P. Warren, "A Minoan shrine on Gypsadhes, Knossos"

    R. Hägg, "On spatial relationships in Minoan religious architecture"

    L. Nixon, "Ιnvestigating Minoan sacred landscapes of the Mesara Plain"

    Σ. Χρυσουλάκη, "Ένα υπαίθριο ιερό της Παλαιοανακτορικής εποχής στις Χοιρόμανδρες Ζάκρου"

    Χ. Σ. Αγουρίδης and Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, "Στα άκρα της χώρας: Τα ιερά σπήλαια του Αδιάβατου Καρουμών"

    Μ. Σκόρδου, "Φουρνάδος Γραμβούσας Κισάμου: Νέα αρχαιολογική θέση. Πρώτη παρουσίαση"

    E. Borgna, "New evidence for cult places in LM III Crete"

    F. Gaignerot‐Driessen,"From communal incorporated shrines to public independent sanctuaries in LM III Crete"

    D. Puglisi, "Ritual performances in Minoan lustral basins: New observations on an old hypothesis"

    K. Müller, "Ιn search for criteria: Minoan "cult rooms" in the architecture and art of the Palatial period"

    N. Ζαρίφης, "Eνδείξεις για την ύπαρξη κεντρικής υπόστυλης αίθουσας στο πρώτο παλαιοανακτορικό Συγκρότημα Vτου Iερού της Σύμης Bιάννου"

    A. Rizio, "Agricoltura e culti agrari nell'Egeo e a Creta nel II millennio a.C."

    K. Perna, "Materiali del TM III C dal deposito sul margine orientale della Patela di Priniàs"

    Α. Τζιγκουνάκη, "Στοιχεία λατρείας από τον Άγιο Ιωάννη Αμαρίου"

    L. Tyree, "The significance of pottery from Minoan sacred caves"

    Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, Μ. Τσιποπούλου, P. Betancourt,"Κεφάλα Πετρά, Σητείας: Ανθρώπινα οστά και ταφικές πρακτικές στην ΠΜ βραχοσκεπή"

    N. Schlager, "Livari in context: EM Mesara‐type tholos tombs and their respective settlements"

    I. Caloi, "Funerary rituals in the Protopalatial period (MM IB‐MM IIB): Τhe evidence from Kamilari and from the other Mesara tholos tombs"

    L. Goodison, "At death's door: New evidence and new narratives from the Mesara‐type tombs"

    L. Girella, "The Kamilari tholos tombs project: Νew light on an old excavation"

    Σ. Τριανταφύλλου and L. Girella, "Η συμβολή της μελέτης των ανθρώπινων οστών στην ερμηνεία του θολωτού τάφου στο Καμηλάρι, στην πεδιάδα της Μεσαράς"

    F. Michelaki, "Mortuary architecture and depositional behaviour in the tholos cemeteries of south‐central Crete, 3000‐1700 BC: Τhe case of Kephali Odigitrias at 'Skaniari Lakkos'"

    B. E. Miller, "A phenomenological analysis of the tholos tombs at Lebena, Crete"

    A. Nafplioti, "Mortuary variability, social and biological status in Middle Bronze Age Crete: The case of Ailias (Knossos)"

    Γ. Παπαδάτος and Χ. Σοφιανού, "Το μινωικό νεκροταφείο στο Λιβάρι Σκιάδι, δήμου Λεύκης, νοτιοανατολική Κρήτη"

    Κ. Δαμηλάτη and Ε. Γαλλή, "Ο θολωτός τάφος στο Κράσι, '... ένα απροσδόκητον novum'"

    C. Maggidis, "Divine politics: Cemetery and sanctuary as arena for political domination and social transformation in Minoan Crete"

    Ε. Γεωργουλάκη, "Η αμφισημία των κινητών ευρημάτων στα ταφικά σύνολα της Μινωικής Κρήτης. Ερμηνευτική προσέγγιση"

    L. Alberti, "'Mycenaeans' at Knossos again: Removing the skeletons from the cupboard"

    Μ. Ψαλλίδα, "Τάφοι και νεκροταφεία στην ανατολική Κρήτη κατά την ΥΜ ΙΙΙ περίοδο"

    Ε. Καράντζαλη, "'... δύναμις 'υψίστου' επισκιάσει σοι': Η σημασία των ευρημάτων ενός τάφου του πρώιμου 1 ου αι. π.Χ. από τα Περβόλια Μαλίων"

    Ά. Μπούφαλης and Γ. Σακελλαράκης, "Μια τελετουργική απόθεση σε ταφικό σπήλαιο της μυκηναϊκής περιόδου στον Ψηλορείτη"

    Γ. Λιονής, "Υστερομινωικός θαλαμωτός τάφος (;) στο Ατσιπόπουλο"

    Λ. Φλεβάρη, "Υστερομινωικός θαλαμοειδής τάφος στον Κάστελλο Αποκορώνου Νομού Χανίων"

    Ε. Πρωτοπαπαδάκη, "ΥΜ ΙΙΙΓ ταφή στη νεκρόπολη της Κυδωνίας"

    P. MacGeorge, "Head shaping or the construction of image in Minoan Crete"

    A. Simandiraki‐Grimsaw, "Pots as people, people as pots: Minoan anthropomorphic vessels"

    L. Goodison and C. Morris, "The archaeology of the lived body in the Cretan Bronze Age"

    C. Murphy, "A study of gesture in Minoan iconography: Towards the recovery of messages lost in time"

    L.‐C. Rizotto, "Sounds from the sea: Conch shells in the Bronze Age on Crete"

    Ε. Περισυνάκη, "Κρητική όρχησις"

    E. Andersson Strand and J. Cutler, "Textile production at three Middle Minoan centres"

    B. R. Jones, "The Minoan peak‐back robe: An investigation of Middle Minoan dress"

    Τ. Μπολώτη, "'Έμπλεα πτηνών και ανθέων': Περίτεχνα διακοσμημένα στοιχεία γυναικείας ενδυμασίας στο Αιγαίο της Ύστερης Χαλκοκρατίας"

    Ε. Στεφανή, "Τo γυναικείο ένδυμα στην ανακτορική Κρήτη: μόνο εμπορικό προϊόν ή μέσον πολιτικής προπαγάνδας;"

    Χ. Μπουλώτης, "Κουκονήσι Λήμνου: Από ένα ιδιότυπο αγγείο με διπλό στόμιο στις μινωικές ταλισμανικές σφραγίδες"

    E. Sikla, "The authority of the bull: beyond Knossian ideology as legitimization"

    A. V. Harissis and H. V. Harissis, "Apiculture in the prehistoric Aegean: Minoan and Mycenaean symbols revisited"

    Ν. Δημοπούλου, "Εικόνες στο χρυσό: Σφραγιστικά δακτυλίδια, σφραγίδες και περίαπτο από τον Πόρο Ηρακλείου"

    Γ. Ρεθεμιωτάκης, "Το 'Δακτυλίδι του Ιερού Ζεύγους' από τον Πόρο Ηρακλείου και οι απαρχές του μινωικού ημερολογίου"

    Έ. Σουλιώτη, "Η σημασία και το περιεχόμενο του μινωικού συμβόλου του 'ιερού κόμβου'"

    E. Adams, "Representing the anthropomorphic form in the Minoan world"

    F. Blakolmer, "Iconography versus reality: Goddesses and gods in Minoan Crete"

    E. Zouzoula, "The Bird‐ladies of Minoan iconography: Artistic fancy or religious icons?"

    Ν. Μαυρουδή, "Άνδρες, γυναίκες και ένας... πίθηκος στην κρητική εικονογραφία της Εποχής του Χαλκού"

    Ε. Παπαγεωργίου, "Η προπαγάνδα της εικόνας: Χώροι εισόδου σε δημόσια αιγαιακά κτήρια της Ύστερης Εποχής του Χαλκού και ο συναφής τοιχογραφικός διάκοσμος"

    Α. Τσαμπανάκη, "Μινωικές απεικονίσεις κήπων μέσα από τις τοιχογραφίες στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο. Ουτοπία ή πραγματικότητα;"

    A. Συνοδινού, "Μinoan cats: Revealing their secrets"

    Α. Κάντα and Α. Σπηλιωτοπούλου, "Hollow animal votives in Cretan sanctuaries. The case of the Sanctuary at Symi Viannou"

    Μ. Πατεράκη, "Ομάδα ειδωλίων από το Σπήλαιο Μελιδονίου"

    G. C. Gesell, "The goddesses with up‐raised hands at Kavousi: The relationship between potters, fabrics, technology, and appearance of the figure"

    Ά. Παπαδόπουλος, "Ένοπλες μορφές, συμβολισμοί και εξουσία στην ΥΜ ΙΙΙ Κρήτη: Μια εικονογραφική μελέτη"

    Γ. Τζεδάκις and Β. Κολυβάκη, "Χάραγμα σε πίθο από τη νεκρόπολη Αρμένων. Τοπογραφικό σχέδιο ή 'ιερό' παιχνίδι;"

    D. Rumpel, "Homer und die "Schnittervase" (Harvesters' Vase)"

    E. Drakaki, "The 'Master with Lion' motif of Bronze Age Cretan iconography: A comprehensive study"

    Μ. Αναστασιάδου, "Seals with centred‐circles in the Aegean Bronze Age"

    O. Krzyszkowska, "Seals from Petras Siteia: New insights for MM II hard stone glyptic"

    D. Rupp and Μ. Τσιποπούλου, "Νεοανακτορικός σφραγιδόλιθος με παράσταση γυναικείας μορφής από τον Πετρά Σητείας"

    E. Tsangaraki, "Human figures vis‐a'‐vis bovines: A quantitative and qualitative statistic comparison of two naturalistic motifs on Neopalatial sealings"

    I. Pini, "Divergent developments of the iconography of soft and hard stone seals in the Late Minoan period"

    P. Militello, "An einer 'Stange hängende Gefässe'. Notes on a seal motif"

    T. Cevoli, "Η Κρήτη και η μυκηναϊκή κατάληψη: Νέες αναγνώσεις σφραγιστικών δακτυλιδιών με σκηνές μάχης"

    W. Müller, "The multiple function of Minoan and Mycenaean seals and signet rings"

    M. Del Freo and J. Zurbach, "La préparation du Supplément au Recueil des Inscriptions en Linéaire A"

    Ά. Καρναβά, "Νεοανακτορικά σφραγίσματα εγγράφων: Φύλαξη και αρχειοθέτηση"

    H. Tomas, "Development of the Cretan palm‐leaf shaped clay tablet"

    B. Montecchi, "Minoan feasting: An epigraphic perspective"

    Ά. Τσαγράκης, "Τα δεδομένα του αρχείου της Γραμμικής Β της Κνωσού για τα αγγεία και την κεραμική γενικότερα. Σύγκριση με τα δεδομένα των υπολοίπων μυκηναϊκών ανακτορικών κέντρων"

    Α. Καραγιάννη, "Χρονικές διαιρέσεις και οργάνωση στις πινακίδες της Γραμμικής Β από την Κνωσό και την Πύλο"

    Y. Duhoux, "La Room of the Chariot Tablets du palais de Cnossos: École scribale ou archives oubliées?"

    Ε. Κυριακίδης, "Η έννοια της ιδιοκτησίας και η διοίκηση του μυκηναϊκού κράτους στην Πύλο και την Κνωσό"

    Β. Π. Πετράκης, "Οι ηγεμόνες των Υστερομινωικών ΙΙ‐ΙΙΙΒ διοικήσεων: Πόσο 'Μινωίτες' και πόσο 'Μυκηναίοι'; Οφέλη και απώλειες από έναν αναπροσανατολισμό της έρευνας"

    A. Teffeteller, "Ahhiyawa, Akhaia, a‐ ka‐wί‐ ja"

    Μ. Τσικριτσής, "Στατιστική ανάλυση των συλλαβογραμμάτων στην κυπρομινωική γραφή"

    M. Cultraro, "The Late Neolithic period at Prinias (North‐Central Crete): Ceramic change and technological innovation"

    E. Alarm‐Stern, "The network of the Kampos Group: Crete in context"

    C. Knappett and G. Cadogan, "Pre‐ and Protopalatial pottery from Myrtos Pyrgos"

    Η. Μαθιουδάκη, "The Μiddle Minoan white‐dotted style as indicator of chronology"

    G. Baldacci and A. Sanavia, "Νέα στοιχεία για την πρωτοανακτορική παραγωγή της Φαιστού: Η κεραμική με λευκή επιφάνεια"

    Γ. Βενιέρη, "Αποδούλου Αμαρίου: Zητήματα τυπολογίας, παραγωγής, διακίνησης και κατανάλωσης της κεραμικής παραγωγής του παλαιοανακτορικού οικισμού"

    Μ. Ρούσσου, "Ιερό Κορυφής του Βρύσινα Ρεθύμνης. Η μαρτυρία των κωνικών κυπέλλων"

    M. Emanuela Alberti, "Vessels in cooking fabric from Petras House I (LM IA)"

    Η. Μαθιουδάκη and Ε. Νικολοπούλου, "H YM IA κεραμεική από το Συγκρότημα Δ στο Ακρωτήρι Θήρας"

    J. W. Earle, "Diminished Cretan influence in the Cyclades during Late Minoan IB – Late Minoan II? Evidence from a ceramic perspective"

    Ι. Μόσχος and Κ. Πασχαλίδης, "Κρήτες κεραμείς στη βορειοδυτική Πελοπόννησο κατά τον 12ο αι. π.Χ. Μινωικά στοιχεία και μινωίζοντα αγγεία ενός άγνωστου κεραμικού εργαστηρίου"

    Φ. Νέζερη, "'Εργαστήριο Αρμένων': Ένα ΥΜ ΙΙΙ κεραμικό εργαστήριο στο Ρέθυμνο"

    A. L. D'Agata, M.‐C. Boileau, S. De Angelis, "Do Italians do it better? Handmade burnished ware from Thronos Kephala (ancient Sybrita)"

    Κ. Σ. Χρηστάκης, "Τα 'σημεία κεραμέως' από το Ιερό του Ερμή και της Αφροδίτης στη Σύμη Βιάννου: Μια πρώτη προσέγγιση"

    H. B. L. Robinson, "Specialization in pottery production during the Minoan Palatial era"

    Ν. Μερούσης, "Tεχνίτες και εργαστήρια ΥΜ ΙΙΙ λαρνάκων στη δυτική και την κεντρική Κρήτη"

    Κ. Μπαξεβάνη, "Εργαστήρια πήλινων λαρνάκων και 'χέρια' τεχνιτών στο ΥΜ Νεκροταφείο των Αρμένων"

    G. Varoufakis, "Copper Minoan statuettes and their contemporary iron seal rings"

    N. Panagiotakis, C. Fasoulas, D. Evely, M. Panagiotaki, "Quarries in the Pediada region in central Crete"

    S. Dederix, "Settling the dead. Some observations on the funerary landscapes of Minoan Crete"

    S. M. M. Quiñones de León, "A theoretical model for the design of the palatial territory of Malia"

    C. Papadopoulos and Y. Sakellarakis, "The 'Ceramics Workshop' at Zominthos Revisited: Archaeology, Ethnography and Computer Visualisation"

    A. G. Kakissis, "Knossos online: The BSA Excavation Records and the Stratigraphical Museum collection"

    A. Chrysanthi, "'Walking' in a Minoan town: Α computational approach"

    Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, "Προς μια γενεαλογική προσέγγιση του 'ανακτόρου'"

    Γ. Φλούδα, "Ανασκάπτοντας το παρελθόν: Ο θολωτός Τάφος Ι στο Απεσωκάρι Μεσαράς και ο August Schörgendorfer"

    Ά. Τσώνος, "Ο Sir Arthur Evans πριν την Κρήτη: η αρχαιογνωστική δραστηριότητά του στα Βαλκάνια"

    Μ. Χατζόπουλος, "Από την αρχαιολογία στην εθνοτική πολιτική. Οι 'Κρητικές επιστολές' του Arthur J. Evans"

    Ν. Καραδήμας, "Ο Arthur Evans επί τω έργω: Δημιουργώντας το τριμερές μινωικό χρονολογικό σύστημα (1894 ‐1906)"

    Ε. Μ. Καβουλάκη, "Το ανάκτορο της Κνωσού μετά τον Arthur Evans. Συμβολή στην ιστορία της αναστήλωσης‐αποκατάστασής του"

    Κ. Σιδηρόπουλος, "Αρχειακά τεκμήρια κρητικής αρχαιολογίας (1873‐1913)"

    Ε. Γ. Χαλκιαδάκης, "Η μέριμνα της Κρητικής Πολιτείας για τις αρχαιότητες της νήσου (1898‐1913)"

    Γ. Τζωράκης, "Η κρητική αρχαιολογία στον τύπο του Ηρακλείου στη μετάβαση στον 20ό αιώνα"

    M. Serrano and M. Bzinkowski, "Αρχαιολογικές μαρτυρίες του Πολωνού περιηγητή Marcin Czerminski στις αρχές του εικοστού αιώνα"

    N. Momigliano, "Minoan Crete and the stage"

    Ε. Αποστολάκη, "Η διερεύνηση των μικρών νοικοκυριών στην Nεοανακτορική Κρήτη: Δεδομένα και δυνατότητες"

    T. Alusik, "Rural aspects of Minoan Crete"

    S. Beckmann, "Middle Bronze Age mountain‐farms in the area of Agios Nikolaos, Crete"

    P. P. Betancourt and S. C. Ferrence, "Excavation of the LM I to LM III Farmstead at Chrysokamino‐Chomatas"

    Σ. Χρυσουλάκη and Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, "Ένα εγγειοβελτιωτικό έργο της Νεοανακτορικής εποχής στην ενδοχώρα της Ζάκρου"

    Α. Σαρπάκη, "Αρχαιοβοτανικά από το Παλαίκαστρο Σητείας"

    Μ. Κλάδου, "Βοοειδή στην Κρήτη την Εποχή του Χαλκού. Οικονομικές και συμβολικές διαστάσεις"

    J. Ambers and I. Berg, "New insights into forming techniques of Minoan and Mycenaean pottery from the British Museum's X‐radiography collection"

    Π. Βιγλάκη, "Λίθινα αγγεία από το Ιερό Κορυφής του Βρύσινα"

    Γ. Γαλανάκης and Έ. Τσίτσα, "Επανεξετάζοντας την Τοιχογραφία του Φοίνικα από τον βόρειο τοίχο της Aίθουσας του Θρόνου στην Κνωσό"

    Κ. Γεωργακόπουλος, "Νέες ενδείξεις για τις σχέσεις μινωικής Κρήτης και δυτικής Μικράς Ασίας"

    Ν. Δασκαλάκης, "Πήλινα σφαιρίδια από το Ιερό Κορυφής του Βρύσινα"

    E. Z. Faro, with C. Knappett and A. Karetsou, "Jouktas: The Middle Minoan pottery"

    A. Kanta, D. Z. Kontopodi, and E. Krasagaki, "Conservation and interpretation: Two entwined aspects of archaeological material. The case of the cave of Eileithyia at Inatos Tsoutsouros"

    Μ. Μαυράκη‐Μπαλάνου, Α. Καστανάκης, and Δ. Παπαδάκη, "Οικιστικά πρότυπα στην κοίτη του ποταμού Αποσελέμη στο Αβδού Πεδιάδας (Εποχή του Χαλκού – Ρωμαϊκή περίοδος)"

    Λ. Α. Μπαστιάνου, "Πικτογραφικά στοιχεία στους κρητικούς πρισματικούς σφραγιδόλιθους και η εικαστική τους εξέλιξη"

    C. Müller, "The burial customs at Malia during the Old Palace period"

    Μ. Παπουτσάκη, "Μαγειρεύοντας στην Πεδιάδα στην Κεντρική Κρήτη"

    Μ. Ρουσάκη and Γ. Αναγνωστάκη, "Υστερομινωικός κεραμευτικός κλίβανος στον οικισμό 'Μπουγάδα Μετόχι' στην Κνωσό"

    A. Sarris, N. Papadopoulos, P. Seferou, E. Kokkinou, E. Papadopoulos, and P. Soupios, "Geophysical prospection of archaeological areas in urban centers of Crete"

    Ι. Σερπετσιδάκη, "Νεότερη ανασκαφική έρευνα στο νεολιθικό Κατσαμπά"

    F. Longo, "Phaistos Surveys Project: From the Minoan Palace to the Classical and Hellenistic Town"

    A. Rossi, "For a geophysical and paleo‐environmental reconstruction of Phaistos"

    Μ. Μπρεδάκη, Α. Kotsonas, Α. Vasilakis, Τ. Whitelaw, "Early Iron Age Knossos: An overview based on the surface investigations of the Knossos Urban Landscape Project"

    R. Bardet, "Les cités crétoises et l'eau, de l'époque géométrique à la période romaine"

    J. Lamaze, "Study on 'central‐hearth' buildings in the Aegean, in Cyprus, and in the Levant – From the end of the Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age –Origins, architectural patterns, and developments"

    Κ. Ψαρουδάκης, "Ιδαίο Άντρο και Αίγυπτος στην πρώιμη εποχή του σιδήρου"

    M. D'Acunto, "The 'Hunt Group' of the Idaean Shields: the South Syrian and North Syrian Groups"

    A. Babbi, "The Protogeometric Clay Human Figurines from Crete: Α Reappraisal"

    E. Pappalardo, "Pillars in Crete. Tradition and Innovation of an Un‐iconic Cult"

    Δ. Χατζηαγγέλου, "Σπήλαια και λατρευτική δραστηριότητα στην Κρήτη και στην Πελοπόννησο: ομοιότητες και διαφορές"

    Ε. Νικολιδάκη, "Μινωικοί μύθοι στους Λουκιάνειους διαλόγους"

    D. Lefèvre‐Novaro, "Les pierres à cupules attestées dans la Crète de l'âge du Fer: chronologies, contextes, fonctions"

    Ε. Λαζόγκας, "Μια προσέγγιση στο συμβολισμό του κρητικού Λαβυρίνθου"

    P. T. Conor, "Beyond the Minotaur: Context, Symbolism and Possible Function of Fantastic Iconography from Knossos in the Postpalatial to Late Orientalizing Periods"

    Ν. Λεβεντάκης, "Τροπές σε ιερά του Ψηλορείτη και ιδιαίτερα στο Ιδαίο Άντρο"

    Knossos Study Day

    On 12 November 2011 a study day entitled Knossos: from labyrinth to laboratory will be held at the British Museum. Further information is available at http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/adult_learning_courses/knossos_study_day.aspx. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    P. Warren, "111 years of excavation and exploration at Knossos"

    Y. Galanakis, "Arthur Evans, the Ashmolean, and the display of Minoan Crete"

    P. Tomkins, "From village to city. Knossos from its first occupation until the late 3rd millennium BC"

    C. MacDonald, "The development of the Bronze Age Palace at Knossos"

    V. Isaakidou, "Bones from the Labyrinth: zooarchaeology at Knossos"

    T. Whitelaw, "The Knossos Urban Landscape Project: tracing long‐term urban dynamics"

    A. Shapland, "Knossos at the British Museum and the British Museum at Knossos"

    G. Cadogan, "'The Minoan distance': Knossos from modernism to postmodernism"

    Roundtable on Destruction

    On 24‐26 November 2011 an International Roundtable entitled Destruction: Archaeological, philological and historical perspectives. La destruction: Perspectives archéologiques, philologiques et historiques will be held at the Université catholique de Louvain, organized by the Centre d'études des mondes antiques. Further information is available at http://www.minoan-aegis.be/activities/table-ronde-internationale/#http://www.minoan-aegis.be/activities/table-ronde-internationale/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    J. Driessen, "Time Capsules? Destructions as archaeological phenomena"

    L. Olivier, "L'âge de la Destruction"

    A. González‐Ruibal, "Destruction and memory"

    T. F. Cunningham, "Deconstructing Destruction: a contextualizing approach to methodology and meaning in Archaeology"

    C. Tsoraki, "Breaking ground (stone): acts of deliberate destruction in Late Neolithic Makriyalos, Greece"

    A. Stroulia and D. Chondrou, "Destroying the Means of Production: The Case of Ground Stone Tools from Kremasti, Greece"

    P. Tomkins, "Making, mending and breaking. Contextualising and interpreting the intentional destruction (and curation) of houses at Neolithic Knossos, Crete."

    B. Molloy and J. Day, "Wars, Waves, Pirates, Fires and Feet: Five Thousand Years of Destruction at Priniatikos Pyrgos, Crete"

    A. Simandiraki‐Grimshaw and F. Stevens, "Destroying the Snake Goddess: a re‐examination of figurine fragmentation at the Temple Repositories of the Palace of Knossos"

    D. Puglisi, "The view from the day after: some observations on the Late Bronze Age I final destructions in Crete 2"

    S. Jusseret, C. Langohr, and M. Sintubin, "Archaeoseismology: a conceptual framework for assessing the seismic origin of archaeological destruction layers"

    L. Hitchcock, "Destruction and Identity: Trauma, Migration, and Performativity in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean"

    A. Rizio, "Evidence of destructions from the Peloponnese during the Late Helladic period: an archaeological domestic perspective"

    M. Mikrakis, "The destruction of the Mycenaean palaces and the construction of the epic world: Archaeological and philological perspectives"

    D. C. Haggis, "Destruction and the formation of static and dynamic settlement structures"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    02 September 2011

    Ten Years of Research at Vrysina Peak Sanctuary

    On 28 May 2011 a colloquium entitled Ιερό Κορυφής Βρύσινα: δέκα χρόνια έρευνας was held at Rethymno, Crete, Greece. Further information is available at http://www.history‐archaeology.uoc.gr/anouncements/days/Vrussinas2011.html. The program was:

    Ί. Τζαχίλη, "Ο ορεινός όγκος του Βρύσινα και η θέση Άγιο Πνεύμα στο διάβα των αιώνων"

    Κ. Σμπόνιας, "Ο ΥΜ ΙΙΙ Γ οικισμός στον Βρύσινα: η έρευνα επιφανείας"

    Ν. Κραχτοπούλου, "Γεωαρχαιολογικές έρευνες στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του Ιερού Κορυφής του Βρύσινα"

    Ε. Παπαδοπούλου, "Η ανασκαφή στον Βρύσινα 2004‐2010 και η συνεργασία της ΚΕ' Εφορείας με το Τμήμα Ιστορία και Αρχαιολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτη"

    Δ. Μυλωνά, "Το ζωοαρχαιολογικό υλικό του Βρύσινα: από τα οστά τους προσκυνητές"

    Ά. Καρναβά, "Επιγραφές και σημεία κεραμέως από το Ιερό Κορυφής του Βρύσινα"

    Ί. Τζαχίλη, "Σύωοξη κεραμεικής από την ανασκαφική περίοδο 1972/1973"

    Γ. Κορδατζάκη, "Η σημασία του προσδιορισμού των πηλών της κεραμεικής για τη

    λειτουργία του Ιερό Κορυφής"

    Λ. Φλεβάρη, "Τα μικρογραφικά αγγεία"

    Θ. Τσέλιος, "Πήλινα ζωόμορφα ειδώλια από το Ιερό Κορυφής του Βρύσινα"

    Δ. Σφακιανάκης, "Ανθρωπομορφική ειδωλοπλαστική από την Βρύσινα: προπτικές και αδιέξοδα"

    Π. Βιγλάκη, "Τα λίθινα αγγεία και η σημασία τους"

    Χ. Κεκές, "Η Τελική Νεολιθική στον Βρύσινα. Η πεπίπτωση των λίθινων εργαλείων"

    Ν. Δασκαλάκης, "Πήλινα σφαιρίδια από το Ιερό Κορυφής του Βρύσινα"

    Α. Τζαγκαξάκη, "Πήλινες πλάκες με αδρή επιφάνεια"

    Ε. Ζωγραφινάκη, "Φυσικά βότσαλα στο Ιερό Κορυφής"

    Β. Ρωμανάκης, "Πέλματα ή υποδήματα; Λίθινα ομοιώματα από το Ιερό Κορυφής"

    Ά. Μπούφαλης, "Σύγχρονα τοπωνύμια από την ευρύτερη περιοχή του Βρύσινα"

    Ί. Τζαχίλη and M. Andonova, "Στατιστικές αναλύσεις της κεραμεικής του Βρύσινα"

    Minoan Seminar

    On 30 July 2011 M. Andreadaki‐Vlazaki lectured to the Minoan Seminar on "Minoan Chania: the Town and Palace," with a guided tour of the old town and of selected related finds in the museum.

  • May 2011 Issue Available

    09 June 2011

    The May 2011 (38.5) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    09 June 2011

    On 20 June 2011 abstracts (600 words maximum) are due for an international symposium entitled History, Technology and Conservation of Ancient Metal, Glasses and Enamels, to be held on 16‐19 November 2011 at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Abstracts may be sent by email (lfilip@ims.demokritos.gr or akordas@ims.demokritos.gr), fax (++302106547690 or ++302106547690), or post. Further information is available at http://www.ims.demokritos.gr/gme2011/. Topics of the symposium will be:

    History and objects

    Structure and properties

    Dating techniques and applications

    Technology (raw materials, furnaces, melting, and forming)

    Corrosion of ancient materials

    Modern aspects of corrosion of materials

    Conservation

    A special thematic session entitled "Hyalos‐Vitrum‐Glass: Ten Years Later"

    On 15 July 2011 abstracts (150‐200 words, including name, institution, and the title of the paper) are due for the 18th Neolithic Seminar: Cultural and Social Identities in Eurasian Mesolithic and Neolithic to be held on 11‐12 November 2011 at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The objective of this seminar is to provide a forum for the discussion of cultural and social identities in Eurasian Mesolithic and Neolithic. Different theoretical approaches and case studies are welcome. The proceedings of this Neolithic Seminar will be available in the periodical Documenta Prehistorica 39 (2012). Abstracts should be submitted by e‐mail to miha.budja@uni‐lj.si; further information is available from Dr. Mihael Budja, Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, Askerceva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; or from the web‐site http://arheologija.ff.uni‐lj.si/.

    On 1 October 2011 abstracts (500‐600 words) are due for 20‐minute presentations at the Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology Conference (TiGA), to be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on 4‐5 May 2012. Proposals will be welcomed that explore the potential benefits of well‐articulated theoretical concepts in the context of datasets from the ancient Greek world, defined to encompass material which might be viewed as culturally Greek, from anywhere in the Mediterranean, dating from the period ca. 1000 BCE to mid second century BCE. Submissions may be emailed as PDF attachments to tigaconf@umich.edu, or can be sent to TiGA Conference, Department of Classical Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1260 Angell Hall, 436 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 June 2011

    The following schedule of the Forschungen zur Frühägäischen Archäologie: Frühbronzezeitliche Handels- und Fernverbindungen has been announced for 2011, to take place at the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Athens, Leoforos Alexandras 26. Unless otherwise stated, the lectures begin at 7:00 pm. Further information is available at http://www.oeai.at or from athen@oeai.at.

    28 March 2011, 5:00 pm: O. Kouka, "Aegean Early Bronze Age Intercultural Contacts: New Evidence from Liman Tepe, Miletus and the Samian Heraion"

    10 May 2011: B. Horejs, "Exchange Systems at the Beginning of the Early Bronze Age between Anatolia and the Aegean. A Case Study from Çukuriçi Höyük"

    20 May 2011: J. Rambach, "Frühe weiträumige Kulturkontakte in der Westpeloponnes"

    20 October 2011: L. Rahmstorf, "Erster Globalisierungsanlauf im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.? Die entwickelte Frühbronzezeit der Ägäis im Zeitkontext"

    11 November 2011: L. Berger, "Regionalhandel und Fernverbindungen einer Insel. Äginas Kontakte in der Frühbronzezeit"

    22 November 2011: E. Alram‐Stern, "Rohstoffe – Ritualgegenstände – Trinksittenkreise: Das Entstehen von Netzwerken in der ägäischen Frühbronzezeit"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 June 2011

    On 13 May 2011 N. Papdimitriou addressed the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium on "The changing faces of death: Funerary ritual and society in Early Mycenaean Greece." Further information is available from IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    On 30‐31 May 2011 A. B. Knapp delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb and the University of Zagreb entitled "Identity and Materiality on Prehistoric Cyprus" and "'Early Maritime Ventures: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

  • April 2011 Issue Available

    03 May 2011

    The April 2011 issue (38.4) of Nestor is now available as a free download.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    03 May 2011

    On 6‐8 May 2011 the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) will be held in Berkeley, CA. Further information, a list of sessions, and forms are available at http://arf.berkeley.edu/TAG2011/about/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Katsarou, "The Neolithic Past on an Imaginary Stage"

    C. Knappett, "The Potter's Wheel in the Bronze Age East Mediterranean: Innovation, Learning and Communities of Practice"

    L. Nikolova, "Prehistoric Lifestyles and Visual Culture as a Theoretical Model"

    N. Vander Beken, "'The Politics of Feasting in Minoan Crete': Reflections on the Mediating Role of the Minoan Palaces in the Creation of Asymmetrical Power Relations"

  • March 2011 Issue Available

    14 April 2011

    The March 2011 (38.3) volume of Nestor is now available as a free download. This is the new free digital publication model for all future issues of Nestor.

  • Call for Papers

    14 April 2011

    8th ICAANE

    On
15
April
2011
proposals
for workshops
are
due
for
the 8th
International
Congress on
the
Archaeology
of
the
Ancient
Near
East
(8th ICAANE),
to
be
held
in
Warsaw,
Poland 30
April–4
May
2012.
On
15
October 2011
abstracts
(200
words
maximum)
for
papers (20
 minutes) and
posters are
due.
Further
information
is
available
at http://www.8icaane.org/. The
following
themes
of
possible
interest
to Nestor readers
have been
announced:

    Townships
and
villages

    Excavation
reports
and
summaries

    High
and
low
—
minor
arts
for
the
elites
and
the
populace

    Archaeology
of
fire

    Conservation,
preservation
and
site
management

    Bioarchaeology
in
the
ancient
Near
East

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    14 April 2011

    NY Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    The
program
of
the New
York
Aegean
Bronze Age
Colloquium has
been
announced for spring
 2011.
 All
lectures
will be
held at
the
Institute
of
Fine
Arts,
One
East
78th
Street
at 6:30 pm.
Please
R.S.V.P.
to
212‐992‐5803
or
IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    15
April
2011: P.
Pantou,
"The
Development
of
Social Ranking
and
Mycenaean
State Formation
in Thessaly"

    13
May 2011:
N.
Papdimitriou,
"The
changing
faces
of
death:
Funerary
ritual
and
society
in Early
Mycenaean
Greece"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    14 April 2011

    On
3‐5
March
2011 the 15th
annual Symposium
on
Mediterranean
Archaeology (SOMA
 2011) took
 place
at
Catania
University, Sicily.
Further
information
and
the registration
form
are
available at
 http://ml.ci.uc.pt/mhonarchive/archport/msg10207.html or
from
pietromilitello@virgilio.it and
 hakan.oniz@gmail.com. Papers
of
interest
to Nestor readers
included:

    A.
Czeszewska,
"Wall
paintings
at
Neolithic
site
Çatalhöyük.
How
can
we
interpret prehistoric
art?"

    C.
T.
Fontebrera,
"The
crocus
in
the
Aegean:
medical
and
ideological
symbolism
in
the women's
world."

    D.
Sylviane,
"Reconstructing
the
Landscape
of
the
Dead.
Some Observations
on
the
Minoan Funerary
Space
in
the
Agiopharango
Valley
(South
Central
Crete)"

    D.
Yılmaz,
"New Observations
on
the
Troy
I
Culture
in
the
Light
of
the
Some
Survey
Finds from
the Coastal
Troad"

  • Electronic News and Notices

    05 April 2011

    Students,  researchers,  and  professors  with  an  interest  in  the  history  and  archaeology  of the  Eastern  Mediterranean  are  invited  to  visit  the  website  of  the New  Archaeological Research  Network  for  Integrating  Approaches to  ancient  material  studies  (NARNIA)  at http://narnia-itn.eu/ for  information  about  the  range  of  fellowships  and  training courses  that  have  been  announced,  or  will  be  announced  soon,  on  the  constantly  updated project's website.

    NARNIA  is  a  cross‐disciplinary  network  integrating  approaches  from  a  diverse  array  of research fields for the study of ancient materials from the Eastern Mediterranean. While the prime  objective  of  the  project  is  to  train  early  stage  researchers  that are just about to embark  on  PhD  research,  the  training  courses  and  two conferences that will be organized in the four-year duration of the project are open to all interested individuals.

  • February 2011 Issue Available

    03 March 2011

    The February 2011 (38.2) volume of Nestor is now available as a free download. This is the new free digital publication model for all future issues of Nestor.

  • Calls for Papers

    03 March 2011

    Commensality and Social Organisation Workshop

    On 1 March 2011 abstracts are due for a workshop on Commensality and Social Organisation, to be held on 6‐9 October 2011 organized by ToRS (Institute for Cross‐cultural and Regional Studies), University of Copenhagen. Abstracts (300 words maximum) should be sent to  food-workhop@hum.ku.dk.

    113th AIA Annual Meeting (2012)

    On 13 March 2011 (27 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, workshops and open‐session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2012), to be held in Philadelphia, PA from 5‐8 January 2012. On 7 August 2011 (21 August with a late fee) submissions are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

    Destruction: Archaeological, philological and historical perspectives.

    On 30 April 2011 titles and short abstracts are due for an international round table entitled Destruction: Archaeological, philological and historical perspectives. Perspectives archéologiques, philologiques et historiques, to be held on 24‐26 November 2011 at Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium by Le Centre d'étude des mondes antiques at the Université catholique de Louvain. Abstracts for 20 minute papers in English or French should be sent to jan.driessen@uclouvain.be.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    03 March 2011

    Aegean Seminar

    On
 7‐8
 March
 2011
 M.
 Tanret
 will
 deliver
 a
 lecture
 to
 the
 Aegean
 Seminar in
 Zagreb
 entitled
 "Writing
 in
 the
 Aegean
 and
 writing
 in
 Babylon:
 origins
 and
 functions"
 and
 will
 conduct
 a
 workshop
 on
 the
 Cuneiform
 script
 at
 the
 University
 of
 Zagreb.
 Further information is available from Helena Tomas
 at htomas@ffzg.hr

    1st Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies Postgraduate Conference

    On
 11‐12
 March
 2011
 the
 1st
 Centre
 for
 Spartan
 and
 Peloponnesian
 Studies
 Postgraduate 
Conference
­ - 
Understanding 
the 
Peloponnese: 
Work­-in­-Progress will
 be
 held
 at
 the
 University
 of
 Nottingham.
 Further
 information
 is
 available
 at
 http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/conferences.aspx. Papers
 of
 interest
 to
 Nestor
 readers
 will
 include

    C. 
Gallou, 
"Investigating 
the
 world's
 oldest
 submerged 
town: 
Pavlopetri 
in 
Laconia"

    S.
 Farnham,
 "Burial
 rites 
in
 the 
north‐east
 Peloponnese
 during
 the
 Geometric 
period"

    D.
 Smith,
 "'Hierarchy'
 in 
the 
Early 
Helladic
 Peloponnese"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    03 March 2011

    On
 11
 February
 2011
 M.
 Lowe
 Fri
 lectured
 on
 "Experimental
 Archaeology
 –
 a
 helping 
hand
 in 
understanding
 the
 manufacturing
 process
 and
 use
 of
 the
 Minoan
 double
 axe" 
at 
the 
Swedish 
Institute 
at 
Athens 
in 
association
 with
 the
 Minoan
 Seminar.

  • January 2011 Issue Available

    01 February 2011

    The January 2011 (38.1) volume of Nestor is now available as a free download. This is the new free digital publication model for all future issues of Nestor.

  • From the Editors

    01 February 2011

    One
 of
 the
 most
 requested
 features
 for
 the
 improvement
 of
 the
 online
 Nestor
 database
 is 
the
 ability
 to 
download
 full 
citation 
information 
for 
use
 in
 bibliographic 
software. 
Nestor
 bibliography
 listed
 in
 the
 years
 2007‐2010
 is
 now
 visible
 to
 the
 free
 Zotero
 bibliographic
 plug‐in
 for
 Firefox.
 
 Stand‐alone
 versions
 and
 versions
 compatible
 with
 other
 browsers
 are
 planned
 but 
currently 
in
 early 
stages 
of
 development.

    Zotero
 allows
 you
 either
 to
 store
 your
 bibliography
 on
 your
 own
 computer,
 or
 optionally
 to
 sync
 it
 to
 Zotero's
 servers
 with
 a
 free
 100MB
 limit.
 Even
 more
 usefully,
 it
 collects
 bibliographic
 information
 from
 web
 pages
 such
 as
 those
 of
 many
 library
 catalogs,
 OCLC
 records,
 Jstor,
 and
 other
 sources
 that
 embed
 their
 full
 bibliographic
 citations
 in
 their
 webpages.

    To
 take
 advantage
 of
 this,
 install
 the
 Zotero
 plug‐in
 in
 your
 Firefox
 browser
 (http://www.zotero.org).

    Next,
 go
 to
 the
 Nestor
 Bibliography
 search
 page
 and
 search
 for
 an
 item
 (http://classics.uc.edu/nestor/index.php/nestorbib).
 In
 the
 results
 page,
 look
 for
 a
 folder
 icon
 in
 the
 Firefox
 address
 bar.
 You
 will
 see
 a
 sheet
 drop
 down
 with
 the
 bibliographic
 entries 
and
 some 
checkboxes.

 Select
 the
 items
 that
 you
 want
 to
 add
 to
 your
 library
 and
 hit
 the
 OK
 button.
 They
 will
 be added 
to 
your 
Zotero 
library.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    01 February 2011

    On
 15
 February
 2011
 applications
 are
 due
 for
 the
 Michael
 Ventris
 Memorial
 Award for 
Mycenaean
 Studies of
 up
 to
 £2000,
 to 
be 
awarded 
to 
a 
junior 
scholar 
who
 has 
obtained
 a
 doctorate
 within
 the
 past
 eight
 years
 or
 to
 a
 postgraduate
 student
 about
 to
 complete
 a
 doctorate
 in
 Mycenaean
 studies
 or
 kindred
 subjects,
 to
 promote
 research
 in
 (1)
 Linear
 B
 and
 other
 Bronze
 Age
 scripts
 of
 the
 Aegean
 and
 Cyprus
 and
 their
 historical
 and
 cultural
 connections,
 or
 (2)
 all
 other
 aspects
 of
 the
 Bronze
 Age
 of
 the
 Aegean
 and
 Cyprus.
 Applications
 (6
 single‐sided
 A4
 pages
 maximum)
 should
 be
 sent
 to
 the
 Deputy
 Director,
 Institute
 of
 Classical
 Studies,
 Senate
 House,
 Malet
 Street,
 London
 WC1E
 7HU,
 United
 Kingdom
 or
 via
 email
 (compatible
 with
 Word
 2003)
 to
 admin.icls@sas.ac.uk. Applications
 should
 include
 age,
 qualifications,
 academic
 record,
 an
 outline
 and
 projected
 budget
 of
 the
 proposed
 work
 (which
 is
 not
 intended
 to
 be
 Ph.D.
 research),
 and
 the
 names
 and
 addresses
 of 
two 
referees, 
who 
should 
at 
the
 same 
time
 be 
asked 
to
 write 
independently 
in
 support
 of
 the
 application. 
Further 
information, 
including 
detailed
 application 
instructions, 
is 
available
 at 
http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/awards/michael_ ventris.html.

  • Calls for Papers

    01 February 2011

    American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2011)

    On
 15
 February
 2011
 abstracts
 are
 due
 for
 the
 American
 Schools
 of
 Oriental
 Research
 Annual
 Meetings
 (ASOR
 2011),
 to
 be
 held
 in
 San
 Francisco,
 CA
 from
 16‐19
 November
 2011;
 abstracts
 may
 be
 submitted
 with
 a
 late
 fee
 until
 1
 March
 2011.
 Abstracts
 for
 papers
 that
 fit
 into
 the
 sessions
 described
 in
 the
 list
 of
 2011
 sessions
 should
 be
 submitted
 via
 the
 online
 abstract
 submission
 database
 on
 the
 ASOR
 website
 (http://www.asor.org); 
applicants 
are
 strongly 
urged 
to
 email 
the
 Session 
Chair
 in
 advance
 of
 the
 deadline.
 Presentations
 that
 do
 not
 fit
 into
 established
 sections
 are
 also
 invited,
 and
 should
 be
 tagged
 "Individual
 Submissions"
 on
 the
 online
 database.
 Submissions
 must
 be
 made
 by
 email.
 On
 15
 August
 2011
 messages
 of
 intent
 for
 participation
 in
 the
 "Projects
 on
 Parade"
 poster
 session
 are
 due
 to
 Morag
 Kersel
 at
 mkersel@depaul.edu. Further
 information,
 including
 rules
 for
 participation,
 sections
 planned
 for
 ASOR
 2011,
 format
 of
 and
 procedure
 for
 submitting
 abstracts,
 and
 all
 necessary
 forms
 are
 available
 at
 http://www.asor.org.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 February 2011

    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    The
 program
 of
 the
 New
 York
 Aegean
 Bronze
 Age
 Colloquium has
 been
 announced
 for
 winter
 and
 spring
 2011.
 All
 lectures
 will
 be
 held
 at
 the
 Institute
 of
 Fine
 Arts,
 One
 East
 78th 
Street 
at 
6:30
pm.
 Please 
R.S.V.P.
 to
 212‐992‐5803
 or
 IFA.events@NYU.edu.

    28
 January 
2011: 
N. 
Momigliano, 
"Bronze 
Age
 Carians
 at
 Iasos"

    11
 February
 2011:
 R.
 Janko,
 "From
 Bronze
 Age
 to
 Iron
 Age:
 Linguistic
 Continuities
 and Discontinuities 
in
 the
 Aegean"

    11 
March
 2011: 
M. 
Iakovou, 
Title 
TBA

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 February 2011

    Aegean Seminar

    The
 following
 lectures
 have
 been
 delivered
 to
 the
 University
 of
 Zagreb
 and
 the
 Aegean
 Seminar in
 Zagreb.
 Further 
information 
is 
available 
from 
Helena
 Tomas 
at
htomas@ffzg.hr.

    26
 October
 2010:
 C.
 Shelmerdine,
 "Fragrances
 of
 the
 Past:
 All
 about
 Mycenaean
 Perfumes"
 and 
"The 
Iklaina 
Project:
 Adventures 
in
 Aegean 
Archaeology"

    7
 December
 2010:
 R.
 Fitzsimons,
 "Monuments
 for
 the
 Living,
 Monuments
 for
 the
 Dead:
 A
 Stone‐by‐Stone
 Guide 
to
 Mycenaean 
State 
Formation"

    18
 January
 2011:
 P.
 Pavuk,
 "Between
 the
 Aegean
 and
 Anatolia.
 The
 shifting
 character
 of
 Troy
 in
 
the
 Middle
 and
 Late
 Bronze
 Age"
 and
 "Beyond
 the
 Coast:
 Western
 Anatolia
 in
 the
 2nd
 Millennium 
BC"

  • December 2010 Issue and 2010 Index available

    18 December 2010

    The December 2010 (37.9) issue and the 2010 Index of Nestor are now available as a free download.

    This is the fourth issue under the new publication model for Nestor.  We encourage subscribers to switch to this free digital format for 2011, instead of continuing to pay to receive paper copies.

  • Calls for Papers

    18 December 2010

     

    2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG)

    On 31 December 2010 abstracts (100 words) are due for session contributors and volunteered papers at the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG), to be held on 6‐8 May 2011 at Berkeley, CA. Further information, a list of sessions, and forms are available at http://arf.berkeley.edu/TAG2011/about/.

    Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2011)

    On 25 January 2011 abstracts for 20‐minute presentations in English are due for the 15th annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2011), to take place on 3‐5 March 2011 at Catania University, Sicily. SOMA provides a friendly and supportive forum for young scholars and researchers to discuss their work without limitation regarding subject matter or period. The proceedings will be published by Archaeopress as a volume of British Archaeological Reports International Series. Further information and the registration form are available at http://ml.ci.uc.pt/mhonarchive/archport/msg10207.html or from pietromilitello@virgilio.it and hakan.oniz@gmail.com. Papers addressing subjects such as the sea, trade, colonization, and piracy are particularly invited; sessions on the following topics are planned:

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    18 December 2010

     

    Minoan Seminar

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for winter and spring 2011. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the secretary@minoanseminar.gr. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

    17 December 2010: Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, "Ταφική τελετουργία και κοινωνική δομή λίγο πριν και αμέσως μετά την ίδρυση των πρώτων ανακτόρων. Funerary ritual and social structure just before and right after the establishment of the first palaces"

    28 January 2011: Β. Πετράκης, "Ιχνηλατώντας τον άνακτα: Συνάγοντας το ρόλο του ηγεμόνα στην Υστερομινωική ΙΙ‐ΙΙΙΒ Κρήτη από την ανάλυση των τεκμηρίων Γραμμικής Β. Tracing the wanax: Inferring the role of the ruler in Late Minoan II‐IIIB Crete from analysis of Linear B documents"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    18 December 2010

     

    The Tombs of Enkomi (British Museum excavations)

    On 10‐11 December 2010 an international conference entitled The Tombs of Enkomi (British Museum excavations) was held in Nicosia by the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus as part of the project Enkomi Tombs (British Excavations) in the Cyprus Museum: Digitisation Programme. Further information is available at http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsfAll/6A88C5F914A19668C22575B800364786?OpenDocument. The program of the conference was:

    R. Merrillees, "Enkomi, Engomi and Egkomi: From Myth to Reality and Back Again"

    D. Pilides, "Introduction to the Enkomi Project"

  • November 2010 Issue Available

    19 November 2010

    The November 2010 (37.8) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

    This is the third issue under the new publication model for Nestor. The remaining 2010 issues will be made available after the corresponding print issues have been mailed.  We encourage subscribers to switch to this free digital format for 2011, instead of continuing to pay to receive paper copies.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    19 November 2010

    On 4 February 2010 applications are due for fellowships during summer 2011 for intensive advanced Turkish language study at the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Princeton University Turkish Language Program at Bogaziçi University. The fellowships provide round‐trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Further information is available at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT or leinwand@sas.upenn.edu; telephone: (215) 898‐3474 or from Erika H. Gilson, 110 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544‐1008; ehgilson@princeton.edu.

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    26 October 2010

    On 2 October 2010 the Seconde journée de l’activité scientifique belge dans le monde grec: Robert Laffineur in honorem was held at the Université de Liège. Further information is available at http://www2.ulg.ac.be/archgrec/RL.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    P. P. Betancourt, “New Evidence for the Beginning of the Minoan Period” 

    C. Doumas, “Akrotiri à Thera (Santorini) et l’Âge du Bronze égéen”

    A. Vlachopoulos, “Les peintures murales d’Akrotiri et leur integration dans le tissu urbain”

    J. Driessen and I. Schoep, “Fouilles à Sissi (Crète) 2007-2010”

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    26 October 2010

     

    Minoan Seminar

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for Autumn 2010. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the secretary@minoanseminar.gr. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

    8 October 2010: P. Betancourt, “Evidence from the Hagios Charalambos Cave for Lasithi’s Economic and Political Relations with Other Parts of Crete “

    19 November 2010: S. Privitera, “Living and Storing in the LM III ‘Villaggio’ at Hagia Triada: a second-order centre into a ville capitale in the western Mesara"

  • Call for Papers

    26 October 2010

    On 15 November 2010 abstracts (300 to 500 words) are due for papers or posters at CAA2011. The 39th Annual International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archeology (CAA): “Revive the Past”, to be held on 12-16 April 2011 in Beijing. Further information on the conference and the registration process is available at http://www.caa2011.org. In addition to the General Papers section, the following topical sections are seeking contributions:

    Illuminating Virtual Reconstructions: Physical Accuracy and Archaeological Interpretation

    Semantic Technologies in Archaeology

    Conceptual Modeling for Archaeology

    Digital Spaces for Archaeology

    Toward Best Practices for Building and Using Digital Models of Cultural Heritage Sites

    Collective Geophysics for Archaeology: Moving Forward

    Digging with Words: E-text and E-archaeology

    Connecting the Dots: Critical Approaches in Archaeological Network Analysis

    Spatial Prediction of Archaeological Sites and Paleoenvironments

  • Grants and Fellowships

    26 October 2010

     

    Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

    On 1 November 2010 applications are due for fellowships ($5000 plus $250 for research expenses on the island) during 2011-2012 at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus for scholars who already have a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences, whose research engages the culture, history, archaeology, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from a month’s research time on the island. On 1 February 2011 applications are due for the Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellowship and the Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship ($1000 each) during 2011-2012 at CAARI for graduate students of any nationality, conducting research relevant to Cypriot archaeology. On-line applications and further information are available at http://www.caari.org/ or from Boston University, 656 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02215.

  • INSTAP Grants and Fellowships

    06 October 2010

    On 1 November 2010, applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2011 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the Rip Rap Doctoral Fellowship at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC), the SCEC Librarian Fellowship, Six-Week Research Grants at INSTAP SCEC, and the Petrography Internship at INSTAP SCEC. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available on the INSTAP website; applications can now be submitted via email as MS Word documents or fillable .pdf forms.

     

  • September 2010 Issue Available

    06 October 2010

    The September 2010 (37.6) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

    This is the first issue under the new publication model for Nestor. The remaining 2010 issues will be made available after the corresponding print issues have been mailed.  We encourage subscribers to switch to this free digital format for 2011, instead of continuing to pay to receive paper copies.

  • 2011 Subscription Rates

    03 May 2010

    Nestor will be transitioning to free digital download.

    To continue receiving paper issues, subscription rates per volume (9 issues) in 2011 will be as follows:

    U.S. $33

    Canada/Mexico $38

    Overseas $43

    We regret this large price increase, caused by the anticipated loss of bulk printing and mailing prices.  We urge Nestor subscribers to switch to the free download.