Nestor  

Editor: Carol R. Hershenson | Assistant Editor: Charlie J. Kocurek | Web Developer: John Wallrodt
Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. It is published monthly from September to May (each volume covers one calendar year) by the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. It is currently edited by Carol R. Hershenson.
 
The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, and Cyprus, the southern area of Bulgaria, and the western and southern areas of Turkey. Nestor includes publications concerning the central and western Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia, and other regions of archaeological research, if the specific bibliographic items contain Aegean artifacts, imitations, or influences, or make reference to Aegean comparanda.
 
 

News

  • October 2020 issue available

    Information
    01 October 2020

    The October 2020 issue of Nestor (47.7) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    01 October 2020

    EAA AM 2021

    On 12 November 2020 proposals for sessions are due for the 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists: Widening Horizons (EAA AM 2021), to be held in Kiel, Germany on 8-11 September 2021. From 16 December 2020 until 11 February 2021 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 22 April 2021 registration and payment is due from presenters. Further information and forms are available at https://www.e-a-a.org/EAA2021. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:
    Widening horizons through human-environment interconnections
    Pandemics and climate change: responses to global challenges
    The new normality of heritage management and museums in post-Covid times
    Globalisation and archaeology
    Assembling archaeological theory and the archaeological sciences
    Material culture studies and societies
    From global to local: Baltic-Pontic studies

     

    ‘Modern’ Women of the Past?

    On 30 November 2020 abstracts (200 words maximum for papers of 15 minutes length) are due for an online conference entitled ‘Modern’ Women of the Past? Unearthing Gender and Antiquity, to be on 5-6 March 2021, hosted by the AAIA, CCANESA, AWAWS, CCWM and the University of Sydney Departments of Archaeology and Classics & Ancient History. Further information is available at https://www.awaws.org/news/call-for-papers-modern-women-of-the-past-unearthing-gender-and-antiquity.

     

    DIG 2021

    On 15 January 2021 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 9th Developing International Geoarchaeology Conference (DIG 2021), to be held on 17-21 September 2021 at the University of Algarve in Faro, Portugal either in-person or virtually. Further information is available at https://dig2021.icarehb.com/wp/.

     

    ISBSA 16

    On 31 January 2021 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 16th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 16). Sailing Through History: Reading the Past – Imagining the Future, to be held on 26 September – 1 October 2021 in Zadar, Croatia. Further information is available at https://www.submariner-network.eu/events/371-16th-international-symposium-on-boat-and-ship-archaeology-isbsa-16.

  • Future Conferences and Lectures

    Information
    01 October 2020

    54th Public Lecture Series

    The Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus has announced the following schedule of lectures for the 54th Public Lecture Series during autumn 2020; all will held virtually via Zoom at 7:30 pm (EET). Registration is required for access to the Zoom lecture at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fucy.zoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtJYtduuupzMtGdTqYYgUpTplKh2s6YpqCnQ6&data=02%7C01%7Caegeanet%40lists.ku.edu%7Cad40ed9c5c094061765a08d862f3cf4b%7C3c176536afe643f5b96636feabbe3c1a%7C0%7C0%7C637368146594947930&sdata=IqslMoKunqBq6RP%2FLDp4HkYppzD1jq8WUaSaMkBPhHw%3D&reserved=0. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Lectures/ARU_Lectures_WS2020.pdf. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    5 October 2020: D. Pilides, “Inland Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age: Survey and excavations in the region of Agios Sozomenos”
    19 October 2020: L. Crewe, “The changing nature of occupation at Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia”
    16 November 2020: C. Morris, “Minoans reimagined: From ancient images to multiple modern ‘lives’”
    23 November 2020: I. Nikolakopoulou, “Thera and the Aegean world in the Middle Bronze Age”
    30 November 2020: M. Choleva, “Η ιστορία μιας καινοτομίας: Μαθαίνοντας τον κεραμικό τροχό στο Αιγαίο της 3ης χιλιετίας”
    7 December 2020: S. Vakirtzi, “Textile Archaeology and the investigation of the 4th to 3rd mill. BC transition: A textile craft-based approach to an early stage of Aegean prehistory”

     

    Mycenaean Seminars

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2020-2021. From October through January, the lectures will be held online; from February through May, the lectures are scheduled to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Further information is available at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/Mycenaean%20Seminar%202020-21_final.pdf
    The first four seminars will take place online via Zoom. Each seminar will be set up as a separate meeting on Zoom with a unique link, ID and password. It will be necessary for all attendees to register in advance by visiting the ICS events web page https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events which lists all events in date order and clicking on the ‘Book now’ button for the Seminar you are interested in. An email will be sent to each person booking with joining details for the event on Zoom. It is not necessary to download the Zoom application or to have a Zoom account to participate in the seminar. Clicking on the event link will bring up a prompt to open the Zoom application or to join by clicking on ‘start from your browser’. If you encounter any issues, please contact Valerie James: valerie.james@sas.ac.uk
    To book a place for our first seminar, please follow the link: https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22941 We look forward to seeing you!
    14 October 2020: J. Mokrisova, “Crossing Borders, Re-thinking Paradigms: Aegean-Anatolian Interactions in the Late Bronze Age” (online)
    11 November 2020: N. Papadimitriou, “From Wessex to Mycenae via l’Armorique? An old question under the light of goldworking technologies” (online)
    2 December 2020: V. Isaakidou, “Of animals and humans on prehistoric Crete: interdisciplinary approaches to animal exploitation” (online)
    13 January 2021: C. Palyvou, “‘Great Expectations’. What can architecture tell us about the past?”
    10 February 2021: T. Brogan, “Purple Production on Chryssi Island in the Bronze Age”
    10 March 2021: R. Orgeolet, “Layers of memory. 2009-2019: Ten years of excavations and research at Kirrha (Phocis, Greece)”
    12 May 2021: S. R. Stocker and J. L. Davis, “Tales from Nestor’s Crypt: Pylos 2015-2020”

     

    Archaeological Science Methods

    On 12-14 October 2020 a workshop entitled Archaeological Science Methods in the Field and in the Laboratory: What, How, and Why will be held by the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) at the Cyprus Institute together with the University of Cambridge and KU Leuven to advance Archaeological Science research in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME). The workshop can be attended as an online event or in person after expression of interest subject to limitations in place regarding COVID-19; for in-person attendance, contact promised@cyi.ac.cy. Further information and links to the online platforms are available at https://www.cyi.ac.cy/index.php/component/k2/archaeological-science-methods-in-the-field-and-in-the-laboratory-what-how-and-why.html.

     

    Sixty Years of Exploring Prehistoric Kea

    On 22 October 2020 a webinar entitled Sixty Years of Exploring Prehistoric Kea: A celebration of John L. Caskey’s excavations at Ayia Irini will be held at noon EST, 7:00 P.M. Athens time. Presenters will include Jenifer Neils, Jack Davis, Miriam Caskey, Lyvia Morgan, Natalie Abell, and Kostantinos Tzortzinis. Further information and a registration form is available at https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/events/details/sixty-years-exploring-prehistoric-kea.

  • September 2020 issue available

    Information
    30 August 2020

    The September 2020 issue of Nestor (47.6) is available as a free download.

  • From the Editor

    Information
    30 August 2020

    My thanks to everyone who has sent references to or digital copies of publications not previously included in the Nestor database. Please keep them coming! I tender my deep gratitude to the librarians of the John Miller Burnam Classical Library at the University of Cincinnati — Rebecka Lindau, Mike Braunlin, and Shannan Stewart — sine quibus non.

  • Announcements

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    30 August 2020

    Digital Mycenae Archive

    We have received the following note from Professor John Bennet (BSA) and Dr. Yannis Galanakis (Cambridge): “We are delighted to announce the launch of the digital Mycenae Archive in celebration of the centenary of British excavations at the renowned Bronze Age site. It draws upon the core collection in the Archive of the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and two collections from the Archive of the British School at Athens (BSA): the Mycenae Excavation Records and part of its BSA-Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies (SPHS) Image Collection.
    The Mycenae Archive consists of notebooks, drawings, plans and photographs of the archaeological endeavours of the team of the BSA at Mycenae in 1920-1923, 1939 and 1950-1957 under the directorship of Alan John Bayard Wace (1879-1957), BSA Director (1914-23). All these documents have been digitised and reunited to be available as a resource for exploring Mycenae in the University of Cambridge Digital Library: https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/mycenae. The material held at the BSA is also available via the School’s Digital Collections website https://digital.bsa.ac.uk/ Happy Browsing!”
    Please send queries about the Archives at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, to archives@classics.cam.ac.uk; please send queries about the BSA Archives to archive@bsa.ac.uk

     

    Photographs in the CMS series

    We also reprint this note from Professor Ingo Pini regarding the photographs in the CMS series: “To all colleagues interested in the study of Minoan and Helladic seals,
    signet rings and sealings:
    In recent years I undertook the time-consuming effort to improve the quality of the photographs of original seals, signet rings and sealings as well as that of modern impressions.
    Many new photographs of impressions were made. In addition a better quality of the already existing photographs as published in the volumes of the CMS series was achieved by using Photoshop. Colleagues should now use the photographs of ARACHNE
    (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Farachne.uni-koeln.de%2Fdrupal%2F&data=02%7C01%7Caegeanet%40lists.ku.edu%7C24fe9d22f9b34433407708d842ba4439%7C3c176536afe643f5b96636feabbe3c1a%7C0%7C1%7C637332715075810355&sdata=As5juMHPUnVIk0khevP2WFMpmvgCvtjQEvgHejxiR%2BE%3D&reserved=0) or get scans, at present from Professor Diamantis Panagiotopoulos at Heidelberg University, Faculty of Philosophy (diamantis.panagiotopoulos@urz.uni-hd.de). In the near future a small amount of colour photographs will be available, too."

  • Grants and Fellowships

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    30 August 2020

    INSTAP

    The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) has announced with regret that due to the uncertain global health and financial situations, INSTAP will NOT offer any type of grants for their 2021 financial year, which extends from July 1, 2020 through June 20, 2021. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net/.

  • Calls for Papers

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    30 August 2020

    Gesture, Stance, and Movement

    On 30 October 2020 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for an international conference entitled Gesture, Stance, and Movement: Communicating Bodies in the Aegean Bronze Age, to be held on 11-13 November 2021 in Heidelberg, Germany. Oral (30 minutes) and poster presentations are invited concerning bodily comportment, communication, and expression in two- and three-dimensional representations from the Aegean Bronze Age. Proposed titles and abstracts should be sent to aegean.gestures@gmail.com. Further information is available at https://1drv.ms/b/s!AsBlxa75E5Zl3DP0qemh8SAdigKz?e=GQrIgJ

     

    Poseidons Realm XXVI

    On 31 October 2020 abstracts (250 words) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XXVI: Safety and Waterways, to be held on 3-10 May 2021 in Xanten, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/.

     

    Old Textiles - More Possibilities

    On 30 November 2020 abstracts (200 words) are due for the Centre for Textile Research Anniversary Conference Old Textiles - More Possibilities, to be held on 14-18 June 2021 in Copenhagen. With permission, the presentations will be streamed online. Further information is available at https://ctr.hum.ku.dk/calendar/2021/old-textiles---more-possibilities-ctrs-anniversary-conference/.

     

    13-ICCS

    From 15 September to 31 December 2020 abstracts (300-500) are invited for the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies (13-ICCS): Upheavals, Ruptures, Discontinuities, Risings, to be held on 6-10 October 2021 in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. For joint proposals for workshops, an overall summary of 200-400 words and abstracts of 300-500 words for each individual contribution should be submitted. Further information is available at https://www.13-iccs.gr/index_en.html. The themes addressed in the congress are:
    • Upheavals, ruptures, discontinuities and risings within Crete or in relation to it. They may refer to larger or smaller groups or to efforts in progress, regardless of outcome.
    • The influences of historical ruptures and upheavals of all kinds on the shaping of the Cretan landscape, the economic life of the island, the production of tangible and intangible forms of culture, population mobility, food shortages and famine, crop change, and behavioural shifts and adaptations.
    • The effects of upheavals, ruptures, discontinuities, and risings on social mobility and stratification, their impacts on the institutional and administrative framework, their influences in broader geopolitical contexts and their consequences on cultural exchanges.

     

    EMBERS2021

    On 1 December 2020 abstracts (350 words maximum) for 20-minute presentations are due for the Eurasian Metallurgy from Beginning to End: A Research Symposium (EMBERS2021) to be held virtually on 25-26 March 2021, hosted by Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Further information is available at http://flame.arch.ox.ac.uk/embers/. Suggested topics include:
    • Cross-craft interaction.
    • The use of different materials in metal technology or vice versa.
    • Experimental or recent approaches toward metallurgy.
    • Reflections on periods of innovation.
    • The effect of metal in ritual, burial, agricultural, and domestic contexts.
    • The effect of mining or metallurgical activity on the landscape.

     

    Global Antiquities

    Global Antiquities, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to promoting academic work at the crossroads of Classics and Global Studies launching in Autumn 2020, invites submissions from Classicists, Ancient Historians, Archaeologists, and scholars in related fields, whose research is in dialogue with contemporary Globalization Studies. We also welcome papers from post-Classical Historians, Political Scientists, Theorists, and Philosophers, Anthropologists, Sociologists, and other social scientists and humanists whose work on global issues engages with the ancient past. GA welcomes submissions of research articles, book reviews, review articles, translations, and commentaries by scholars across disciplines seeking to understand and illuminate global issues through time, from antiquity to the present day. Further information is available at https://globalantiquities.pitt.edu/GA. Global Antiquities invites submissions on a broad range of topics including (but not limited to):
    • poverty, inequality, enslavement, human rights
    • war, peace, terrorism, diplomacy
    • state formation and development; interstate networks, commerce, and governance
    • ancient and modern identities (esp. the role of antiquity in configuring post-Classical identities)
    • perceptions and expressions of difference (e.g. in gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, nationality, sexual identity, etc.)
    • nationalism, indigeneity, citizenship, xenophobia
    • migration, mobility, displacement
    • center, border, and periphery
    • constructions and propagations of culture (esp. across borders)
    • illness and public health (including mental health); disability studies
    • imperialisms; colonization; exploration and geography
    • climate change, the environment, environmental justice
    • organization, structures, and movement of knowledge; technology in society
    • social movements and activism
    • transnational organizations (including criminal) and movements
    • perceptions of and attendance to basic needs and threats thereto (e.g. drought, famine)

  • Future Conferences and Lectures

    Information
    30 August 2020

    No (E)scape

    On 22 and 29 September (13:45-17:15) and 6 October (13:45-18:30) 2020 the conference No (E)scape—Breaking Boundaries: Negotiating Change in the Aegean Bronze Age will be held online, hosted in Groningen, the Netherlands (CEST). Further information is available at https://scapecon2020.sciencesconf.org/. The preliminary program is:
    A. Brysbaert, “A ‘Moving’ Story about Labour. The Taskscape of the Late Bronze Age Argive Plain”
    S. Emra and S. Cveček, “Negotiation and interaction in EBA Çukuriçi Höyük: differing solutions to competing ‘scapes’ with the beginning of rising inequality”
    B. Ongar, “Household Archaeology in West Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age”
    P. Zeman, “Entangled Mycenae: Case Study of a Late Bronze Age Palatial Town”
    S. Hilker, “Beyond the Palace: Case Studies in Mycenaean Townscapes”
    F. Nani, S. Vitale, and C. McNamee, “Building Identities: Breaks and Continuity in Construction Practices at the Prehistoric Settlement of the ‘Serraglio’ on Kos”
    D. Spiliopoulou, “Life with the help of artificial light sources in the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, Thira”
    S. Voutsaki, “Towards an archaeology of kinship”
    A. Katevaini, “Contextualizing Late Minoan Tombs”
    Y. de Raaff, “Experimenting with change: the built tomb of the North Cemetery at Ayios Vasileios, Lakonia”
    D. Rousioti, “Investigating the sacred landscape in the Late Bronze Age Greek Mainland”
    I. Rom, “Negotiating death in the Bronze Age: a view from western Greece”
    K. Dudlik, “Mortuary Practices in Context. Local Idiosyncrasies in Search of the Koan Identity”
    Y. van den Beld, “Understanding socio-political processes through the study of labour investment: the case study of the North Cemetery at Ayios Vasilios”
    E. Sezgin, “An Assessment of Gender Roles in the Early Bronze Age Aegean”
    T. Mumelter, “Affective Fields in Akrotiri’s Miniature Frieze, Thera”
    D. Wolf, “Symbols as Social Strategy? Late Palatial Hard-Stone Glyptic as Identity Markers”
    A. Filipek, “One but many. The concept of the great mother goddess in the study of the Minoan religious system in the Bronze Age”
    E. Tsafou, “Identifying the changing function and use of cooking vessels in Minoan societies”
    A. Mercogliano, “Breaking ceramic boundaries: formation and change in pottery assemblages during the Middle Helladic period with a special look at the Trapeza settlement (Eastern Achaea)”
    D. Frank, “Tracing Early Mycenaean Ceramic Traditions in the North-East Peloponnese”
    K. Regnier, “Building interactions beyond boundaries during the Bronze Age: the case of the Aegean tripod stone mortar”
    T. Valchev, “The marble pendant from the prehistoric settlement mound Maleva Mogila near the village of Veselinovo, Yambol municipality, Bulgaria”
    G. Paglione, “Reconstructing the landscape through the Linear B texts: The case of coriander cultivation in Phaistos”
    A. Vergaki, “Lonesome are the eyes: The depiction of the animals on the Ayia Triadha Sarcophagus”
    A. Durick, “Origin to Deposition: The socio-cultural significance of gold provenance studies in the North Aegean and Ancient Thrace”
    J. Witowski, “Relation between the form of Aegean swords and modes of use in the light of usewear analysis -- the case of two bronze swords from the Athenian Agora”

     

    MESO2020

    On 7-11 November 2020 the Tenth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe (MESO2020) will be held online, hosted in Toulouse, France (CET). Further information is available at https://meso2020.sciencesconf.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    S. Kačar, “An elusive transition: Revisiting the Mesolithic/Neolithic continuity in the Southern Adriatic and its margins”
    C. Bonsall and M. Gurova, “Environmental Change and the Neolithization of the Balkans”
    T. Perrin, “Agent-based modelling of the Mediterranean Neolithization and Mesolithic-Neolithic interactions: a first draft”
    P. Duffy and D. Boric, “Predictive modeling for Mesolithic site locations in southeastern Europe”

  • Past Conferences and Lectures

    Information
    30 August 2020

    EAA AM 2020

    On 24-30 August 2020 the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2020): Networking! was held online, hosted in Budapest. Further information is available at https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2020. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Brysbaert and I. Vikatou, “Combined Methodologies and Analyses of the Road Network During the Late Bronze Age Argolid, Greece”
    A. Brysbaert, D. Turner, I. Vikatou, and J. Pakkanen, “Building the Tholos Tomb in Tiryns: Comparative Labour Costs and Field Methods”
    D. Pullen, “Shaping a Mycenaean Cultural Landscape at Kalamianos”
    A. Vlachou and E. Salavoura, “Sacred Landscapes of the Southern Greece from Mycenaean to Archaic Times: A Comparative Approach”
    M. Monaco, G. Riccomi, P. Tripodi, G. Aringhieri, and L. Bombardieri, “Skeletal Trauma or Post-Mortem Damage? Exploring the Role of Taphonomy in a Prehistoric Skull from Erimi Laonin tou Porakou (Cyprus)”
    T. Strasser and J. Holcomb, “Pleistocene Adaptation in Island Environments and the Case for Hominin Seafaring”
    S. Sozer Kolemenoglu, “The Religious Symbols in the Neolithic Period and the Effect on the Presentation of Anatolian Culture”
    S. Kaltsogianni, “Burnt, Still Alive: Prehistoric Fired Houses in Northern Greece and their Significance in the Archaeological Record”
    I. Vrettou, “Child Burials in Mycenaean Chamber Tombs from Glyka Nera, Attica”
    D. Mihailovic, T. Carter, D. Moutsiou, S. Dragosavac, and C. Zogheib, “Interpretative Potential of Palaeolithic Chert Quarry Site Stelida on Naxos, Greece”
    R. Alagich and C. Smith, “Using Faunal δ15N Compositions to Distinguish Between Different Social Groups at Early Iron Age Zagora, Andros, Greece”
    R. Dewan, “The Ritual and Secular Uses of Miniature Pottery in Bronze Age Crete”
    L. Oberlin, “Regional Identity and Wine Storage: An Examination of the Trickle Pattern Motif on Crete from Early to Late Bronze Age”
    K. Pateraki, “The Pioneering Women Archaeologists in 20th Century Greece and their Difficult Struggle”
    M. Lymperaki, D. Urem-Kotsou, and S. Kotsos, “Cooking Pots, Food and Shared Ordinary Practices”
    M. Kulow and J. Vieugue, “Connectivity or Diversity? Ilindentsi and Brezhani—On the Two Sides of the Kresna Gorge, the Middle Struma Valley, Southwestern Bulgaria”
    M. Kulow, “West-East Axis of Cultural Contacts in South-West Bulgaria During the Early Neolithic”
    K. Kasvikis, “Archaeology, Prehistory and Other Dirty Things: Reflections on Greek History Curricula and Primary Textbooks of the Last 40 Years”
    K. Sarri, “Travelling Patterns: The Role of Textile Decoration in Tracing Mobility of People and Ideas in the Prehistoric Aegean”
    J. Šofránková, “Distribution of Textile Tools on the Greek Mainland and in Western Anatolia During Bronze Age”
    S. Vakirtzi, “Spinning Around: Thoughts on the Mobility of Spinners in the Prehistoric Aegean”
    T. Boloti, “Who Was Weaving in the Prehistoric Settlement of Koukonisi (Lemnos)? People, Tools and Techniques”
    A. Ulanowska, “More About the Technical Uses of Textiles – Comparing Textile Imprints from Bronze Age Lerna, Mainland Greece, and Phaistos, Crete”
    M. Polig and S. Hermon, “3D Approaches in Palaeographic Research – The Case of Cypro-Minoan Writing”
    J. Hruby, “Using 3D Models of Ancient Fingerprints to Answer Questions About the Relationship Among Labour, Sex, and Gender”
    U. Berndt, “‘This Is the Gift for the Dead’: Gift-Giving and the Importance of Burial Rites in Homeric Epic”
    B. Dimova, and B. Burke, “Early Mycenaean Cloth from Tomb 10 at Ancient Eleon in Boeotia”
    A. Ulanowska, “Challenges for Fibre Identification from Textile Imprints on the Undersides of Direct Object Sealings From Bronze Age Greece”
    E. Miller Bonney, “It Is Not Just Societies That Are Mobile”
    E. Kalogiropoulou, D. Kloukinas, and K. Kotsakis, “Tackling Building Features and Socialising the Chaine Opératoire: The Case of Neolithic Kleitos 2 in Northwestern Greece”
    C. Santiago-Marrero, C. Lancelotti, and M. Madella, “Plant Processing Activities at Household’s Levels—A Multiproxy Approach to the Use of Space at Çatalhöyük”
    L. Burkhardt, “From Small Sherds to Everyday Practices: The Goldminers’ Settlement at Ada Tepe (LBA)”
    K. Efkleidou, M. Karantoni, S. Triantaphyllou, and S. Andreou, “Unlocking Building Biographies During the Late Bronze Age in Central Macedonia: The Case of the Thessaloniki Toumba Tell Settlement”
    E. Kefalidou, “Tracking Re-Cycling: Archaeological and Anthropological Survey in the Habitat of Xanthi Region-Thrace, Greece (TRAASH, 2020-2022)”
    M. Georgiadis, “The Reuse, Recycling and Modification of Objects and Landscape in Aegean Prehistory”
    S. Aulsebrook, “Revelio! Using Patterns of Repair and Modification as Indirect Evidence to Understand Metal Recycling”
    C. Knappett, “Scales of Mobility in Minoanisation”
    H. Price, P. Gheorghiade, V. Vasiliauskaite, and R. Rivers, “An Information Theoretic Approach to Mycenaean Pottery Datasets”
    I. Iliopoulos and K. Soura, “‘An Alien Among Us’. Analysing Casting Procedures in the LBA Settlement at Stavros, Chalandritsa in Western Achaea, Greece”
    A. Frank, R. Frei, K. Kristiansen, and K. Frei, “A Bioavailable Sr Isotope Baseline for the Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece: A Multi-Proxy Approach”
    E. Miller Bonney, “Sealing a Network”
    S. Finlayson, “A Well-Travelled Chariot: Identical Seal Impressions and Their Place in Networks of Communication in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    I. Voskos, D. Kloukinas, A. Georgotas, A. Marda-Stypsianou, M. Roumpou, E. Vika, and E. Mantzourani, “Reassessing Prehistoric Lifeways in the Limassol Region: The Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus Project (NCCP)”
    E. Voulgari, M. Sofronidou, and K. Kotsakis, “Storage and Culinary Practices in the Lakeside Neolithic Settlement of Dispilio, Macedonia, Greece”
    K. Papayianni, S. Vakirtzi, and E. Mantzourani, “Where Texts and Textiles are Missing: An Interdisciplinary Research for the Beginnings of Early Wool Economy in Prehistoric Greece”
    C. Arampatzis, “Osseous Industries from the Neolithic Lakeside Settlements of Macedonia, Greece. The Case of Settlement Anarghiri IXB”
    G. Katsarov, “The Beginning of the Early Copper Age in the Middle Struma Valley: Two Sites in Southwest Bulgaria”
    J. Paul, “Bounded by Sea: A Review of Neolithic Worked Animal Bone in the North Aegean”
    M. Georgiadis, “Hunting for the Mycenaeans”
    O. Lafe, “Archaeological Heritage Protection and Management in the Balkans”

  • Cancellation

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    30 August 2020

    CAA 2020

    The annual conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2020): iNside iNformation, which was to have been held in Oxford on 14-17 April 2020, has been cancelled (following previous postponement). CAA 2021 is planned for Limassol, Cyprus on 14-18 June 2021; CAA 2022 will be held in Oxford. Further information is available at https://2020.caaconference.org/.

  • May 2020 issue available

    Information
    06 May 2020

    The May 2020 issue of Nestor (47.5) is available as a free download.

  • From the editor

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    06 May 2020

    My thanks to everyone who sent references and URLs in the past month for digital publications not previously included in the Nestor database. Please keep them coming!

  • Calls for Papers

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    06 May 2020

    ATINER 2020

    On 18 May 2020 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 18th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern (ATINER 2020), to be held on 1-4 June 2020 in Athens. Due to the synchronous pandemic, ATINER is offering the option of remote (online or pre-recorded) presentation. Submission forms and further information are available at https://www.atiner.gr/history.

     

    TAG 42

    On 29 May 2020 (extended deadline) session proposals (250 words) are due the 42nd annual meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 42): The Meaning of Life?, to be held on 18-20 November 2020 in Leicester; the call for papers will be open from 3 June – 2 September 2020. Further information is available at https://tagleicester2020.wordpress.com/.

     

    Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age

    On 31 May 2020 (extended deadline) titles are due for a workshop on Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age, to be held on 28-29 November 2020 at Green Templeton College in the University of Oxford (UK). Titles and inquiries should be sent to robert.arnott@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

     

    Nostoi II

    On 15 June 2020 (extended deadline) abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Nostoi II. Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean: Sea + Inland Routes from the Early Bronze to the End of the Early Iron Age, to be held in Heraklion from 14-17 January 2021. Title, name affiliation, and abstract should be submitted to nostoi2heraklion@gmail.com. Submission forms and further information are available at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F1drv.ms%2Fb%2Fs!Aj62JBNWcF_ujZUm0As6ajiooXyigQ%3Fe%3DFsFAOa&data=02%7C01%7Caegeanet%40lists.ku.edu%7Ce1b0b9aa5b0d45a7a7bf08d7a6fd6db5%7C3c176536afe643f5b96636feabbe3c1a%7C0%7C0%7C637161479726785587&sdata=rzpf1hOs0ZWOIkkVlAvBx7tkm4bhP%2BJt6zaAf5qwT84%3D&reserved=0.
    • Tracking and Mapping Sea and Inland Routes
    • Writing and Sealing Bureaucracy of Exchange
    • Merchants, Commodities, and Gifts
    • Systems of Commercial Interaction
    • Mobility, Agency, and Technology
    • Routes and Means of Transportation
    • Piracy and Sea People
    • Art and Iconography
    • Maritime Cultural Landscapes
    • Ideology (religion, beliefs, customs)

     

    SAA 2021

    On 10 September 2020 abstracts (200 words maximum), are due for the Society for American Archaeology 86th Annual Meeting (SAA 2021), to be held on 14-18 April 2021 in San Francisco, CA. Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting.

     

    ΑΕΠΕΛ3 / AWOP3

    On 30 September 2020 abstracts (400 words), are due for the Γ΄ Διεθνής Επιστημονική Συνάντηση “Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στην Πελοπόννησ” (ΑΕΠΕΛ3). Third International Scientific Meeting “Archaeological Work in the Peloponnese” (AWOP3), to be held on 3-6 December 2020 in Kalamata. Further information and registration forms are available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/en/papers/to-archaiologiko-ergo-stin-peloponniso-aepel3/.

     

    XIXe UISPP

    On 31 March 2021 abstracts are due for the XIXth Congress of the International Union of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (XIXe UISPP), to be held in Meknes, Morocco from 2-7 September 2021 (rescheduled date). Submission forms and further information are available at https://uispp2020.sciencesconf.org/.

     

    ICAS 1

    On 14 June 2021(extended deadline) abstracts (300 words) are due for the 1st International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS 1), to be held in Florence, Italy from 19-21 January 2022 (rescheduled date). Submission forms and further information are available at https://camnes.org/icas-1.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    06 May 2020

    18. Österreichischer Archäologentag

    The 18. Österreichischer Archäologentag, which was to have been held in Graz on 16-18 April 2020, will be held on 8-10 April 2021 with a program modified accordingly . Further information is available at http://farch.net/.

     

    14th International Congress of Thracology

    The 14th International Congress of Thracology: ThRACing the Past from Bronze Communities to Iron Kingdoms, which was to have been held on 6-9 May 2020 in Deva, Romania, has been postponed until fall 2020. Further information is available at https://thracology2020.com/?lang=en.

  • April 2020 issue available

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    01 April 2020

    The April 2020 issue of Nestor (44.6) is available as a free download.

  • To the readers and users of Nestor resources, from the editor

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    01 April 2020

    I am taking the opportunity of this period during which physical libraries are closed to expand and improve the list of digital journals and publications checked for bibliography to include in Nestor.


    Please, therefore, send references and URLs for your digital publications that are not currently included in the Nestor database; I am particularly looking for scientific journals, especially ones from which Nestor has never listed an article, which are therefore not currently on my spreadsheet of journals to check. In order to be listed in the May issue (47.5), the whole volume will need to be accessible, not just one article, but even if that condition cannot be met, the reference would still be valuable so it can be collected in full later when libraries reopen.


    The email address of Nestor is in the masthead and on the website.


    Thank you, and all best wishes. – Carol Hershenson, editor.

  • Calls for Papers

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    01 April 2020

    Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age

    On 1 April 2020 titles are due for a workshop on Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age, to be held on 28-29 November 2020 at Green Templeton College in the University of Oxford (UK). Titles and inquiries should be sent to robert.arnott@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

     

    5th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy

    On 30 April 2020 proposals (300 words maximum) and biographical statements (100 words maximum) are due for the 5th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy. Sensing the Food. 5o Συμπόσιο Ελληνικής Γαστρονομίας, to be held on 25-26 July 2020 in Chania, Crete. Abstracts and biographical statements should be submitted to mkavroulakis@gmail.com, with “Symposium 2020” in the subject line; further information is available at https://greekgastronomy.wordpress.com/.

     

    EMBERS2020

    On 5 May 2020 abstracts (350 words maximum) are due for Eurasian Metallurgy from Beginning to End: A Research Symposium (EMBERS2020), to be held on 2-4 September 2020 at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Further information is available at http://flame.arch.ox.ac.uk/embers/.

     

    PoCA 2020

    On 31 May 2020 paper and poster proposals (250 words maximum) are due for the 19th Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA 2020), to be held on 13-15 November 2020 at the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. Further information is available at https://ucy.ac.cy/aru/en/poca/current-poca.

  • Lectures and Conferences: COVID-19 Updates

    Information
    01 April 2020

    CAA 2020

    The annual conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2020): iNside iNformation, which was to have been held in Oxford on 14-17 April 2020, has been postponed because of the rapidly-evolving situation with COVID-19. Further information is available at https://2020.caaconference.org/.

     

    12th ICAANE

    The 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE), which was to have been held in Bologna on 14-18 April 2020, has been rescheduled to 2021. Further information is available at https://eventi.unibo.it/12icaane.

     

    SAA 2020

    The Society for American Archaeology 85th Annual Meeting (SAA 2020), which was to have been held in Austin, TX on 22-26 April 2020, has been cancelled. Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting.

     

    Aegaeum conference

    The 18th Aegaeum conference: ZOIA, which was to have been held in Austin, TX on 28-31 April 2020, has been cancelled. Papers for the conference will, however, still be published in the Aegaeum series.

     

    ISA 2020

    The 43rd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2020), which was to have been held in Lisbon, Portugal on 18-22 May 2020, has been postponed. Further information is available at https://www.isa2020-lisboa.pt/.

     

    PeBA 2020

    The 3rd Perspectives on Balkan Archaeology (PeBA 2020): The Mechanism of Power in Bronze and Iron Ages in Southeastern Europe, which was to have been held in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia on 20-23 May 2020, has been postponed until May 2021. Further information is available at https://pebasite.wordpress.com/peba-2020/.

     

    WAC – 9

    The 9th World Archaeological Congress (WAC – 9), which was to have been held in Prague on 5-10 July 2020, has been postponed until 4-9 July 2021. Further information is available at https://www.wac-9.org/.

  • March 2020 issue available

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    02 March 2020

    The March 2020 issue of Nestor (47.3) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

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    28 February 2020

    AIA 2021

    On 15 March 2020 (29 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, joint AIA/SCS sessions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2021), to be held in Chicago, IL on 7-10 January 2021. On 2 August 2020 (16 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2020 submissions are due for all lightning sessions and roundtables. Further information is available at https://www.archaeological.org/programs/professionals/annual-meeting/.

     

    Healing Places

    On 15 March 2020 offers of papers, posters, and workshops and provisional requests to participate are due for an international symposium entitled Healing Places in the Ancient and Medieval World, to be held at Charles University, Prague on 22–25 September 2020. Expressions of interest should be sent to alusikt@gmail.com. Further information is available at https://www.archaeological.org/programs/professionals/annual-meeting/.

     

    CAA-GR 2020

    On 15 April 2020 abstracts are due for the 4th CAA-GR Conference 2020: Big Data in Archaeology, to be held at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, Athens on 1-2 October 2020, preceded by a one-day workshop about the management and evaluation of Big Data on 30 September 2020. Abstracts should be sent to abstract@caa-gr2020.net. Further information is available at http://caa-gr2020.net/.

     

    XIX UISPP

    On 30 April 2020 abstracts are due for the XIXe congrès Mondial UISPP. XIXth world UISPP Congress. XIXo Congreso mundial UISPP: Evolution des sociétés humaines de la préhistoire à la protohistoire to be held in Meknès, Morocco on 1-6 September 2020. Further information is available at https://uispp2020.sciencesconf.org/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    28 February 2020

    ΑΕΜΘ 2020

    On 5-7 March 2020 the 33rd meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2020) will be held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at https://www.aemth.gr/el/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Κ. Καλλιντζή, Σ. Παπαδόπουλος, and Μ. Χρυσάφη, “Ανασκαφική έρευνα στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Διομήδειας Ξάνθης”
    Σ. Παπαδόπουλος and Σ. Δηλοπούλου, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός Καλαμπακίου Δράμας: πρώτες παρατηρήσεις”
    Δ. Μαλαμίδου, P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Ντικιλί Τας 2019. Η έναρξη του νέου κύκλου ερευνών (2019-2023) στον προϊστορικό οικισμό”
    M. Rivero-Montero, M. Gomez-Paccard, Δ. Κοντοπούλου, Ε. Αηδονά, and J. Pavon-Carrasco, “Μεταβολές του γεωμαγνητικού πεδίου στην αρχή της 1ης χιλιετίας π.Χ. όπως καταγράφονται στην κεραμική τριών θέσεων της Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας”
    Τ. Μπεκιάρης, Αι. Παπανθίμου, and Σ.-Μ. Βαλαμώτη, “Αλέθοντας στη Μακεδονία της Εποχής του Χαλκού: η τεχνολογία των μακρολιθικών εργαλείων άλεσης από το Αρχοντικό Γιαννιτσών”
    Ε. Βούλγαρη, “Η κεραμική από τον οικιστικό ορίζοντα IV του Αρχοντικού Γιαννιτσών”
    Α. Γεωργιάδου, Μ. Ελευθεριάδη, Φ. Λογοθετίδου, and Π. Ιωαννίδου, “Οικισμός Εποχής του Σιδήρου στην Παραλίμνη του Δήμου Πέλλας. Η έκπληξη της αποξηραμένης λίμνης Γιαννιτσών”
    Ι. Γραικός, “Η αποσπασματική διαχρονία της Βέροιας: από τη Νεολιθική Εποχή στην Ύστερη Αρχαιότητα”
    Α. Κατσαβέλη, Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, Χ. Ζιώτα, and Α. Χονδρογιάννη- Μετόκη, “Οστεολογική μελέτη νεολιθικών ταφών καύσεων από τις θέσεις Κλείτος και Τούμπα Κρεμαστής Κοιλάδας του νομού Κοζάνης”
    Ν. Χονδρού, “Κάτω Άγιος Ιωάννης Πιερίας. Ανάλυση κεραμικού συνόλου της Νεότερης Νεολιθικής”
    Κ. Κωτσάκης, Τ. Γιαγκούλης, J. Francuz, A. Maczkovski, M. Bolliger, and S. Szidat, “Δισπηλιό Καστοριάς. Δενδροχρονολογική ανάλυση”

     

    Attica from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic period.

    On 13-25 March 2020 an international conference entitled Attica from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic period. The Spatial Roots of Politics and Society will be held in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.scuoladiatene.it/eventi-icagenda/137-attica-from-the-late-bronze-age-to-the-end-of-the-archaic-period.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    N. Papadimitriou, “Mycenaean Attica: How Much ‘Mycenaean’ and How Much ‘Attica?’”
    K. Kalogeropoulos, “Separated by the Erasinos River. The Northern and Southern Plain of Mesogeia from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age”
    F. van den Eijnde, “Between Polis and Ethnos. A Networked Approach to the Development of the Athenian Polis”
    N. Arvanitis, “Big Sites in Attica Beyond Athens. The Case of Eleusis and Acharnai”
    M. Rönnberg, “A Wealth of Choices: Changing Preferences and Local Particularities in the Placement of Burials in Attica from the Late Helladic to the Archaic Period.”
    A. Alexandridou, “Regionalism within Early Iron Age Athens: The Domestic Nucleus at the Academy”

     

    SCAPECON2020

    On 25-27 March 2020 SCAPECON2020: NO(E)SCAPE? Relational archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age: Breaking boundaries: negotiating change in the Aegean Bronze Age will be held in Groningen, The Netherlands. Further information is available at https://scapecon2020.sciencesconf.org/. The program will be:
    A. Brysbaert, “A ‘Moving’ Story about Labour. The Taskscape of the Late Bronze Age Argive Plain”
    S. Emra and S. Cveček, “Negotiation and interaction in EBA Çukuriçi Höyük: differing solutions to competing ‘scapes’ with the beginning of rising inequality”
    B. Ongar, “Household Archaeology in West Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age”
    P. Zeman, “Entangled Mycenae: Case Study of a Late Bronze Age palatial town”
    S. Hilker, “Beyond the Palace: Case Studies in Mycenaean Townscapes”
    S. Voutsaki, “Towards an archaeology of kinship”
    T. Andreovits, A. Kita, and D. Theodoraki, “Prehistoric and modern deathscapes: an ethnoarchaeological approach”
    A. Katevaini, “Contextualizing Late Minoan Tombs”
    I. Rom, “Negotiating death in the Bronze Age: a view from western Greece”
    D. Rousioti, “Investigating the sacred landscape in the Late Bronze Age Greek Mainland”
    P. Ramirez-Valiente, “Bodyscapes of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Crete: Changes in sex and gender of anthropomorphic figurines”
    E. Sezgin, “An Assessment of Gender Roles in the Early Bronze Age Aegean”
    T. Mumelter, “Affective Fields in Akrotiri’s Miniature Frieze, Thera”
    D. Wolf, “Symbols as Social Strategy? Late Palatial Hard-Stone Glyptic as Identity Markers”
    G. Paglione, “Reconstructing the landscape through the Linear B texts: The case of coriander cultivation in Phaistos”
    A. Vergaki, “Lonesome are the eyes: The depiction of the animals on the Ayia Triadha Sarcophagus”
    A. Durick, “Origin to Deposition: The socio-cultural significance of gold provenance studies in the North Aegean and Ancient Thrace”
    J. Driessen, “The Big Bang Theory? The Santorini Eruption and its Impact on Aegean Societies”
    Y. van den Beld, “Understanding socio-political processes through the study of labour investment: the case study of the North Cemetery at Ayios Vasilios”
    A. Filipek, “One but many. The concept of the great mother goddess in the study of the Minoan religious system in the Bronze Age”
    Y. de Raaff, “Experimenting with change: the built tomb of the North Cemetery at Ayios Vasileios, Lakonia”
    K. Regnier, “Building interactions beyond boundaries during the Bronze Age: the case of the Aegean tripod stone mortar”
    D. Spiliopoulou, “Life with the help of artificial light sources in the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, Thira”
    T. Valchev, “The marble pendant from the prehistoric settlement mound Maleva Mogila near the village of Veselinovo, Yambol municipality, Bulgaria”
    A. Vouza, “Memory scapes at funerary places”
    J. Witowski, “Relation between the form of Aegean swords and modes of use in the light of use-wear analysis -- the case of two bronze swords from the Athenian Agora”
    E. Tsafou, “Identifying the changing function and use of cooking vessels in Minoan societies”
    A. Mercogliano, “Breaking ceramic boundaries: formation and change in pottery assemblages during the Middle Helladic period with a special look at the Trapeza settlement (Eastern Achaea)
    D. Frank, “Tracing Early Mycenaean Ceramic Traditions in the North-East Peloponnese”
    K. Dudlik, “Mortuary Practices in Context. Local Idiosyncrasies in Search of the Koan Identity”
    F. Nani, S. Vitale, and C. McNamee, “Building Identities: Breaks and Continuity in Construction Practices at the Prehistoric Settlement of the ‘Seraglio’ on Kos”

  • February 2020 issue available

    Information
    02 February 2020

    The February 2020 issue of Nestor (47.2) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    02 February 2020

    MARE

    On 29 February 2020 abstracts (500 words maximum) are due for a conference for young researchers entitled Maritime Archaeology Research Exchange (MARE), to be held on 11-16 June 2020 in Hamburg. Further information is available at https://mareconferencehamburg.wordpress.com/. Panels will be held on the following topics:
    • Theory and Methods of Maritime Archaeology
    • Archaeology of Harbours, Ports, and Marinas
    • Shipbuilding: Types and Use
    • Trade Routes

     

    International Mustafa V. Koç Underwater Archaeology Symposium

    On 30 March 2020 abstracts (400 words maximum) are due for a conference entitled International Mustafa V. Koç Underwater Archaeology Symposium, to be held on 11-12 June 2020 in İstanbul. Further information is available at https://underwaterarchaeologyjobs.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/call-for-papers-international-mustafa-v.-koc3a7-underwater-archaeology-symposium.pdf.

     

    Nostoi II

    On 30 April 2020 abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Nostoi II. Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean: Sea + Inland Routes from the Early Bronze to the End of the Early Iron Age, to be held in Heraklion from 14-17 January 2021. Title, name affiliation, and abstract should be submitted to nostoi2heraklion@gmail.com. Submission forms and further information are available at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F1drv.ms%2Fb%2Fs!Aj62JBNWcF_ujZUm0As6ajiooXyigQ%3Fe%3DFsFAOa&data=02%7C01%7Caegeanet%40lists.ku.edu%7Ce1b0b9aa5b0d45a7a7bf08d7a6fd6db5%7C3c176536afe643f5b96636feabbe3c1a%7C0%7C0%7C637161479726785587&sdata=rzpf1hOs0ZWOIkkVlAvBx7tkm4bhP%2BJt6zaAf5qwT84%3D&reserved=0.
    • Tracking and Mapping Sea and Inland Routes
    • Writing and Sealing Bureaucracy of Exchange
    • Merchants, Commodities, and Gifts
    • Systems of Commercial Interaction
    • Mobility, Agency, and Technology
    • Routes and Means of Transportation
    • Piracy and Sea People
    • Art and Iconography
    • Maritime Cultural Landscapes
    • Ideology (religion, beliefs, customs)

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    02 February 2020

    Crete. Emerging Cities

    The Museum of Cycladic Art has announced a program of lectures on the occasion of the recent exhibition “Crete. Emerging Cities: Aptera - Eleutherna-Knossos” All lectures will be held at 7:00 PM. Further information is available at https://cycladic.gr/en/page/kriti-anaskafika-kai-ereunitika-eurimata?slide=1#. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    20 January 2020: F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Before the polis: Recent discoveries at Anavlochos, Lasithi”
    17 February 2020: M. Devolder, “Unfolding the History of the Palace at Malia”

    τΟ Εργον 19

    On 8 February 2020 the 5th Annual Workshop of the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, τὸ ἔργον 19: Το αρχαιολογικό έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2019, will take place in Nicosia. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/en/conferences. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Α. Βιώνης et al., “Το Πρόγραμμα SeSaLaC στην κοιλάδα του Ξερού (Επαρχία Λάρνακας) και το Εργαστήριο ArtLandS στη Βοιωτία (Ελλάδα) κατά το 2019”
    Ο. Κουκά, “Όψεις κοινοτικής πολυπλοκότητας στο Ανατολικό Αιγαίο και τη Δυτική Μικρά Ασία κατά την Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    Β. Κασσιανίδου, “Πυροτεχνολία στην Χαλκολιθική εποχή της Κύπρου: Χαλκός και φαγεντιανή”
    Ά. Γεωργίου, “Συνθέτοντας διαφορετικές όψεις της κεραμικής παραγωγής στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    Γ. Παπασάββας, “Κυπριακός χαλκός και Αιγυπτιακός χρυσός: Αξίες και ισοτιμίες κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    Α. Χαραλάμπους, “Προκαταρκτική αποτελέσματα των γεωχημικών αναλύσεων στον Θορικό Λαυρίου”
    Θ. Μούτσιου, “Γεωχωρικά μοντέλα για τη μελέτη της Πλειστοκαινικής Κύπρου: Το ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα PLEICY (POST-DOC/0916/0185)”

    Hellenic Institute of Egyptology Conference

    On 10-14 February 2020 an Egyptological conference entitled Quod est Superius est sicut quod est Inferius: The Cosmic Hypostasis and Earthly/Social Function of Women during Antiquity in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Basin will take place in Athens, organized by the Hellenic Institute of Egyptology, the Universidade Aberta of Lisbon, the Centre of History of the Lisbon University, the Writing & Scripts Centre of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Hellenic Society for Aesthetics, under the auspices of the Association of Greek Women Scientists. Further information is available at https://www.fasticongressuum.com/single-post/2019/06/01/2nd-Egyptological-Conference-Quod-est-Superius-est-sicut-quod-est-Inferius-The-Cosmic-Hypostasis-and-EarthlySocial-Function-of-Women-during-Antiquity-in-Egypt-and-in-the-Mediterranean-Basin---10-11-12-13-14112019-Athens-Greece. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    N. A. Hoskins, “Ephemeral Fabrics from Egypt and the Aegean: Before and After Tutankchamūn”
    T.-S. Andreovits, “The Construction of Gender and Age in the 2nd Mill. BC in the Aegean through the Iconography”

    9th Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

    On 22 February 2020 the Ninth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference will be held at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Further information is available at https://classics.utk.edu/ugcc.php. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Burke, “Defining and Analyzing Assemblages: Burial, Sanctuary, and Settlement Deposition in the Protogeometric Period”

  • January 2020 issue available

    Information
    30 December 2019

    The January 2020 issue of Nestor (47.1) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    Information
    30 December 2019

    The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2020 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,500) 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. The application form and further information are available at https://medarchaeotrust.org/.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    30 December 2019

    LAC2020

    On 1 March 2020 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 6th Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC2020), to be held on 2-5 July 2020 in Madrid. Further information is available at https://lac2020.cchs.csic.es/.

     

    ATINER 2020

    On 3 February 2020 abstracts are due for the 18th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern (ATINER 2020), to be held on 1-4 June 2020 in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.atiner.gr/history.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    30 December 2019

    BANEA 2020

    On 9-11 January 2020 the 2020 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2020) will be held at the University of Oxford. Further information is available at http://banealcane.org/banea/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    H. B. Korzakova, “Rethinking origins of rethinking the origins. Homeric archaeology in Homer’s times”
    L. Bennison-Chapman, “Community engagement at Çatalhöyük: achievements and limitations of an international archaeological project”
    T. Maltas, et al., “Reassessing the absence of ‘staple finance’ in Early Bronze Age western Anatolia”
    Ç. Atakuman, “Bodies, figurines and pits at the Neolithic site of Ugurlu-Imbros island”
    L. Öksüz, “Quantitative analysis of burials in western and central Anatolia in the Bronze Age”

     

    Archaeology of the Ionian Sea

    On 10-11 January 2020 a conference entitled Archaeology of the Ionian Sea: Landscapes, seascapes and the circulation of people, goods and ideas (Palaeolithic – Bronze Age) will be held at the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.iihsa.ie/IIHSAConf2020program.pdf. The program will be:
    H. Dawson, “Comparative perspectives in Island Archaeology: A view from the Ionian Islands”
    A. Vött, H. Hadler, L. Obrocki, T. Willershäuser, F. Lang, and B. Eder, “Palaeogeographical changes and their implications for human activities along the coasts of the Ionian Sea since the mid–Holocene”
    P. Styles, G. Apostolopoulos, J. Underhill , J. Crawshaw , O. Vikatou, and E. Papafloratou, “Use of geoscience to understand the palaeogeographic development of Livadi Marsh, Paliki: implications for the detection of an ancient harbour and anthropogenic settlement”
    D. Sakellariou, A. Zavitsanou, G. Rousakis, and N. Galanidou, “Palaeogeographic reconstruction of the northern Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago (Western Greece) during Late Quaternary low sea level periods”
    C. Papoulia, N. Galanidou, and C. Souyoudzoglou–Haywood, “Tracing Middle Palaeolithic land and sea routes in the central Ionian Sea”
    S. Ligkovanlis and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, “Palaeolithic peopling and settling of Zakynthos island. Interpreting the new evidence within the Western Greek and Adriatic context”
    N. Galanidou, O. Vikatou, M. Gatsi, A. Vasilakis, C. Morgan, J. Forsen, V. Staikou, C. Papoulia, and P. Zervoudakis, “Prehistoric settlement in the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago and its Ionian Archipelago connections”
    C. Papoulia, “Lithics as diachronic proxies for the circulation of people and ideas in the dynamic Ionian landscape”
    K. Zachos and N. Galanidou, “Prehistoric settlement in the Choirotrypa Cave on Lefkas”
    G. Stratouli, T. Bekiaris, and V. Melfos, “Beyond the horizon. Stone artefacts and social networks in Late Neolithic Drakaina Cave, Kefalonia Island”
    A. Sotiriou, “Evidence of settlements on Kefalonia during the EH period. The case of Sami”
    G. J. van Wijngaarden, N. Pieters, and C. Wiersma, “The Early and Middle Bronze Age in the Ionian Sea. New evidence from the island of Zakynthos”
    A. Vasilakis and T. Pefani, “LBA Ellipsoid Megaron at Tzannata, near Poros, Kefalonia. New evidence for the LBA in Kefalonia and the Ionian Islands”
    O. Metaxas, “Diverging trajectories within the western Mycenaean koine: the case of Kefalonia”
    I. Voskos, “Migrants, refugees and social restructuring in Late Helladic Kefalonia”
    C. Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, “Islands in the stream. A maritime perspective of the central Ionian Islands in the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Yiannouli, “‘Archaeological Shoreline Research’ on the cultural semantics of coasts: the promontory of Kapros, SE Kefalonia, in the Bronze Age”
    V. Lanaras, “Aitoloacarnania and the Ionian Sea in the Bronze Age: A history of interaction”
    M. Cultraro, “Reconstructing paths of interregional communications: the LH IIIB-C handmade incised pottery of the Ionian Islands”
    F. Iacono and W. de Neef, “The Ionian-Adriatic interface as a landscape of mobility”
    M. K. Kalisch, “Climate and environment of the Ionian Islands. From the first human impact to the Protogeometric period”
    C. Alberto, “The rock-cut tholos tombs between Mycenaean influences and local peculiarities: the case of central-south Sicily”
    T. Alusik, “Health status, medicine and diet on the opposite sides of the Gulf of Corinth in the Bronze Age”
    A. Karadima, “Continuity in the material culture of Kefalonia: LBA and Historical Period. The case of Drakaina Cave”
    A. Pentedeka, C. Morgan, and A. Sotiriou, “Making pots in no clay’s land: The communal ceramic traditions of prehistoric Ithaca”
    E. Giagkoudi and A. Kanta-Kitsou, “Contribution to the study of Bronze Age in Corfu. The case of Ano Korakiana”
    T. J. Papadopoulos, “The nature of warfare in Western Greece and the Ionian Islands during the Late Bronze Age”
    V. L. Aravantinos, “Homeric questions on Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Ionian revisited”

     

    Reconstructing Interactions and Mobility in Prehistoric Cyprus

    On 24 January 2020 a conference entitled Reconstructing Interactions and Mobility in Prehistoric Cyprus will be held in Leiden. Further information is available at https://www.rmo.nl/en/research/conferences-and-congresses/symposium-on-cypriot-archaeology/. The program will be:
    B. S. Düring, “Movement and Interaction in Prehistoric Cyprus: Data and Paradigms”
    T. Moutsiou, “Reconstructing the Social Landscape of Aceramic Neolithic Cyprus through the Movement of Exotic Raw Materials”
    D. Bolger, “‘Mobility, Encounter and Flux’: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Middle and Late Chalcolithic Periods”
    M. Hadjigavriel, “Tracing Interactions through Pottery Technology Studies in Late Chalcolithic Cyprus”
    R. Laoutari, “Interactions and Society in Prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus through the Eyes of the Community at Bellapais-Vounous”

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