Editor: Carol R. Hershenson | Assistant Editor: Christine Wong | 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.


  • February 2019 issue available

    05 February 2019

    The February 2019 issue of Nestor (46.2) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    05 February 2019

    POCA 2019

    On 31 March 2019 abstracts are due for the Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2019) conference, to be held on 13-15 June 2019 in Berlin. Contributions on all aspects of Cypriot archaeology from postgraduate students and young scholars will be welcomed. Abstracts, including name, contact details, institutional affiliation (if any), title of paper and a short description (500 words) should be sent to and Papers presented at the meeting will be published as a volume of the series Studia Cyprologica Berolinensia.

    12 ICAANE

    On 15 June proposals (1000-1500 characters) are due for workshops are due for the 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12 ICAANE), to be held on 14-18 April 2020 in Bologna. On 31 July 2019 abstracts (400-1000 characters) for papers and posters are due. Further information is available at The themes of the congress are:
    Field Reports. Recent excavations, surveys and research
    • Environmental Archaeology. Changing climate and exploitation strategies: impact on ecology, anthropized landscapes and material culture
    • Hammering the material world. Characterization of material culture, processes and technologies
    • Cognitive archaeology. Reading symbolic and visual communication networks and structures
    • Modeling the past. Contemporary theoretical approaches to the archaeology of economies and societies
    • Networked archaeology. Global challenges and collaborative research in the new millennium
    • Endangered cultural heritage. Coordinated multilateral research, conservation and development strategies
    • Islamic archaeology. Continuities and discontinuities between a deep past and modernity

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    05 February 2019

    Cycladic Seminar

    The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for 2019. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 7:00 pm at Archaeological Society at Athens. Further information is available at
    15 January 2019: R. B. Koehl, “The 12th-century Aegean pottery from the Koukounaries Hill, Paros and Tell Atchana (ancient Alalakh), Turkey: some social and historical implications and unexpected interconnections”
    2 April 2019: Α. Παπαγιαννοπούλου, “Τελετουργίες και κεραμική στις Κυκλάδες της πρώιμης Ύστερης Εποχής του Χαλκού”
    12 November 2019: Χ. Τελεβάντου, “Η μυκηναϊκή Ακρόπολη του Αγίου Ανδρέα Σίφνου: τα τελευταία δεδομένα”
    10 December 2019: J. Rambach, “Evidence of contact between the Cyclades and Peloponnese in the 4th and 3rd millennia BC”

    Πόλεμος στην αρχαιότητα

    A program of archaeological lectures on Πόλεμος στην αρχαιότητα will be held at the Heraklion Museum. The lectures begin at 6:30 pm. Further information is available at
    13 February 2019: Μ. Τσιποπούλου, “Ενδείξεις βίας και πολεμικής ετοιμότητης στην Μινωική Κρήτη”
    3 March 2019: Κ. Βουτσά, “Ενδείξεις βίας και πολεμικής ετοιμότητης από τα αρχεία Γραμμικής Β΄ των μυκηναϊκών ανακτόρων”
    27 March 2019: Κ. Πασχαλίδης, “Ταφοί πολεμιστών του μυκηναϊκού κόσμου”
    3 April 2019: Κ. Νικολέντζος, “Οι οχυρώσεις του μυκηναϊκού κόσμου”

    Minoan Seminar

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for Spring 2019. All seminars begin at 6:30 pm at Athens Archaeological Society, Panepistimiou 22. Further information is available at
    22 February 2019: M. Eaby, “ Creating new identities in Late Minoan IIIC East Crete: the case of House A.2 at Chalasmenos, Ierapetra”
    24 May 2019: C. Langohr and I. Mathioudaki, “Comparing ceramic data – proposing synchronisms: Neopalatial pottery sequences from Malia (Quartier Pi) and Sissi and their relation to other Minoan sites”

    The Creation of Landscapes VI 

    On 11-16 March 2019 an international open workshop entitled Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 15,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes VI will be held at Kiel University, Germany. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C Knappett, “Deep histories of Mediterranean mobility and the role of network models”
    H. Dawson, “Redefining the role of insular and marginal spaces in Mediterranean interaction networks from the Neolithic onwards”
    K. Dudlik, “People, Ideas, and Things: A Theoretical Analysis of Koan Mycenaean Identity During the Late Bronze Age”
    K. Spathmann, “Cyprus’ link to the Levant: The ancient city of Sidon and its relation to the island’s Early Iron Age pottery”
    V. Matta, “Uncovering networks through the study of Nuragic sanctuaries”
    L. Bernardo-Ciddio, “The Iron Age Adriatic World: Identity and Connectivity Beyond Borders”
    R. Rivers, “The Mycenaean Aegean: Negotiating too much and too little data”
    P. Zeman, “Aegean connections in context: appropriation of urban culture in the Mycenaean Greece”
    J. Czebreszuk, “Sea routes of amber around Europe. The dynamics of Baltic amber distribution during the IInd millennium BC”
    S. Stoddart, “Territoriality in Southern Europe in the Bronze and Iron Age”
    H. Weiss, “Megadrought, Collapse and Resilience at 4.2 ka BP across West Asia”
    L. Bowler, T. Hodos, H. Cheng, L. Edwards, O. Tüysüz, D. Fleitmann, “Evaluating the influence of climate on the Late Bronze Age collapse in the eastern Mediterranean”
    T. Birndorfer, “Geoarchaeological analyses at Tiryns (Peloponnese, Greece)”

    Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems

    On 14-16 March 2019 the 2019 CREWS Project (Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems) conference, Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems, will be held in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Further information is available at Registration is now open. Attendance is free but places are limited; contact Dr. Philip Boyes ( Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Y. Duhoux, “Scripts’ secondary purposes”
    T. Nash, “Cultures of Writing: The Invention and Re-Invention of Greek Writing in Context”
    M.-L. Nosch and A. Ulanowska, “Materiality of the Cretan Hieroglyphic Script”
    S. Finlayson, “Writing and elite status in the Bronze Age Aegean”

    No (e)scape? Society, Environment and Artifacts Entrapped

    On 29-30 March 2019 an International Conference of Masters Students and PhD Candidates entitled No (e)scape? Society, Environment and Artifacts Entrapped – Relational Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age will be held at the Archaeological Museum in Poznań, Poland. Further information is available at The program will be:
    A. V. Pantelaios, “The Minoan Court-Centered Buildings as “labor-scapes” of communal co-operation”
    P. Zeman, “Urbanization in the Late Bronze Age Aegean: towards a model of Mycenaean palatial town”
    S. Müller, “Burial rituals at palatial sites of the Argive Plain during Late Helladic times (c. 1600 - 1080 BC)”
    E. Oikonomou, “The Vapheio Cups: An Anthropological Approach”
    D. Borowka, “In search of a structure. The influence of Egyptian stone vessels on Minoan elite groups in the Middle Minoan period”
    A. Filipek, “The Concept of the Great Mother Goddess in the Study of the Minoan Religious System in the Bronze Age. Anthropomorphic Figurines – Typology, Archaeological Contexts, New Interpretations”
    D. Olah, “Marble figurines entrapped by the archaeological contexts”
    E. Chreiazomenou, “Cultural Reflections on Technology and Production: Thoughts on the Ground Stone Tools from Bronze Age Gavdos”
    D. Markaki, “Decolonizing Cretan prehistory: From Minoan seal stones to folkloric milkstones”
    C. Bahyrycz, “Central Macedonia in Relation to the North and South. Northern Aegean in the Light of Ceramic Evidences”
    W. Jenerałek, “Gold Extraction on Amalara Archaeological Site in the European Context”
    P. Vlachou, “Moving unidentified between the Aegean and the Syro- Anatolian region: the long term interactive context of Early Bronze Age combed/scored ware distribution”
    J. Fatyga, “Aegean remains in Egypt based on archaeological sites Tell el-Dab’a, Tell el-Farah (south), Tell el-Ajjul, Tel Heror”
    S. Vitale, I. B. Camici, and K. Dudlik, “Entanglements and Burial Assemblages: the Case of Eleona and Langada on Kos”
    Y. van den Beld, “The Griffin is a composite beast”
    I. Rom, “Connected in death: Interpreting networks of interaction by looking at mortuary practices of West-Greece (2200-1600 BC)”
    E. Angeli, “Bull worship and Bull-leaping in Minoan Crete: a dual relationship between the human and the nature”
    D. Wolf, “Times of Change? From Hetero- to Homosomatic Human-Animal Relations”
    M. S. McGrath, “Preliminary Strontium Isotope results from Nichoria Bronze Age and Iron Age Equid Teeth”
    F. G. Slim, “Pig husbandry in Late Bronze Age of Anatolia and the Aegean exemplified with the case study of Kaymakçı, Manisa, Western Anatolia”

  • January 2019 issue available

    07 January 2019

    The January 2019 issue of Nestor (46.1) is available as a free download.

  • Announcements

    07 January 2019

    It gives us great pleasure to congratulate Professor Curtis Runnels on his receipt of the Gold Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the Archaeological Institute of America, presented at the annual meetings on 4 January 2019 in San Diego. The AIA gives out one such award yearly for work in archaeology. The editors of Nestor join the AIA in saluting Professor Runnels.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    07 January 2019

    Andrew Sherratt Fund for 2019

    On 15 March 2019 applications are due for the Andrew Sherratt Fund for 2019 (up to £1000), to assist postgraduate students in Old World Prehistory, from academic institutions anywhere in the world, to travel or gain access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Further information, including a link to the Google form for application, is available at

  • Calls for Papers

    07 January 2019

    Food and Drink in the Ancient World

    On 1 February 2019 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for a conference entitled Food and Drink in the Ancient World, to be held at Rutgers University on 31 May - 1 June 2019. Further information is available at Topics may include but are not limited to:
    The Ancient Mediterranean Diet
    • Staple foods in the Mediterranean (wine, oil, and bread; cereals and legumes)
    o Meat consumption, availability of seafood
    o Specialized diets, medical approaches to nutrition (e.g. for the military, athletes, infirm)
    • The Social Context of Food and Drink
    o Sacrifices and offerings, public and communal meals
    o Variations in diet based on social class
    o Food supply and shortages, grain doles (e.g. frumentatio, annona)
    • Food as a Point of Contact, Creator of Identity, Delimitation of Otherness
    o Import and markets, especially for spices and exotic ingredients
    o Horticulture, soil chemistry, and cultivation of local specialties
    o Taboos (e.g. beer and milk as barbarian; cannibalism as historical fact or political slander)
    • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    o Wine and viticulture (e.g. merum, mulsum, and conditum)
    o Access to potable water, aqueducts
    o Drinking vessels (e.g. kylikes, skyphoi, kantharoi, and their images)

    17th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology

    On 4 February 2019 abstracts (500 words maximum) are due for the 17th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern, to be held in Athens on 3-6 June 2019. Further information and abstract submission forms are available at

    Cypriot Archaeology, Pre-Modern Material Culture, and Cultural Heritage in the UK

    On 8 February 2019 titles and descriptions (150 words maximum) are due for a symposium entitled Cypriot Archaeology, Pre-Modern Material Culture, and Cultural Heritage in the UK, to be held on 5 April 2019 at UCL Institute of Archaeology. Researchers and museum curators in the UK with an interest in Cypriot ancient history and archaeology, and cultural heritage are invited to present their work in this one-day symposium; abstracts should be sent to

    32η ΑΕΜΘ

    On 10 February 2019 abstracts for synthetic studies on the theme “Χωροταξία και πολεοδομία. Δημόσια και ιδιωτική αρχιτεκτονική” (100 words) are due for the 32nd meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (32η ΑΕΜΘ), to be held on 14-16 March 2019. Further information is available atΕΓΚΥΚΛΙΟΣ%20ΑΕΜΘ.pdf.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    07 January 2019

    12th International Workshop of the Association for Written Language and Literacy

    On 26-28 March 2019 the 12th International Workshop of the Association for Written Language and Literacy (AWLL12). Diversity of writing systems: embracing multiple perspectives will be held in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, UK. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    S. Finlayson, “Writing material matters: a discussion of the use of clay in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    P. Steele and R. Crellin, “Contextualising writing in the ancient world: two case studies”
    E. Salgarella and A. Judson, “Diversity and variation in the writing systems of Bronze Age Greece”
    P. Boyes, “Multiscriptality and Society in Late Bronze Age Ugarit”
    C. Donnelly, “Regional Pressures in the Formation and Use of Cypro-Minoan”

    In Poseidons Reich XXIV

    On 10-14 April 2019 the conference In Poseidons Reich XXIV. Kontaktzonen: Archäologie zwischen Wasser und Land Küsten, See- und Flussufer will take place in Bodrum, Turkey. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    D. Cvikel, Y. Me-Bar, and A. Miller, “The Holding Power of Bronze Age Stone Weight Anchors”
    H. Hristov, “Die Seevölker - Überlegungen zu ihrer Herkunft”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    07 January 2019

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    The Aegean Seminar in Zagreb hosted the following lectures in December. Further information is available from Helena Tomas at
    6 December 2018: D. Urem-Kotsou, “Pottery and cooking practices in Neolithic Greece. An experimental approach to the study of use-alterations related to processing of food”
    18 December 2018: R. Seifried, “Living in the Shadow of a Minoan Palace in the 21st Century: The Case of Kato Zakros, Crete”

    Genes, Isotopes and Artefacts

    On 13-14 December 2018 a conference entitled Genes, Isotopes and Artefacts: How Should We Interpret the Movement of People Throughout Bronze Age Europe? was held in Vienna. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    J. T. Koch, “Formation of the Indo-European Branches in the Light of the Archaeogenetic Revolution”
    M. Gavranović, “Distinction and movements of the Bronze Age groups in the Balkans – a long search for indicators of mobility”
    B. Molloy, “In search of the Dorian Invasion: Integrating settlement, material and scientific perspectives on mobility in the late Bronze Age Balkan peninsula”

  • December 2018 issue available

    30 November 2018

    The December 2018 issue of Nestor (45.9) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    30 November 2018

    Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2019 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the final publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Grant application forms and other information are available at

    Michael Ventris Award for Mycenaean Studies

    On 1 February 2019 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Award for Mycenaean Studies for 2019 (up to £2500), 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, and (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

  • Calls for Papers

    30 November 2018


    BANEA 2019

    On 5 December 2018 paper, poster, and session proposals are due for the 2019 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2019): Mind the Gap, to be held on 22-24 February 2019 at the University of Liverpool. Abstracts should be submitted to Further information is available at Topics of sessions/workshops will include:
    • Domestic/settlement archaeology
    • Working with old data sets
    • Archaeology of death
    • Archaeology of religion, rituals and temples
    • The origins of sedentism
    • Epipalaeolithic Near East
    • Archaeological traditions, borders and gaps
    • Conflict and heritage panel discussion

    ASOR 2019

    On 15 December 2018 proposals for new sessions and workshops are due for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR 2019), to be held San Diego, CA on 20-23 November 2019. The online system for paper proposals will be open from 15 January through 15 February 2019. Further information, including 2019 List of Approved Sessions and Workshops, is available at

    TAG Syracuse 2019

    On 15 January 2019 session proposals are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG Syracuse 2019): Slow Archaeology, to be held at Syracuse University, New York on 3-5 May 2019. On 1 March 2019 paper proposals are due. Further information, including already accepted conference sessions, is available at

    EMAC 2019

    On 15 January 2019 abstracts are due for presentations at the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC 2019), to be held on 16-18 September 2019 in Barcelona, Spain; on 8 September PDF poster submissions are due. Further information is available at Topics will include:
    • Development of new methods and techniques
    • Chronology and dating
    • Provenance and networks
    • Applied decorations
    • Technical ceramics
    • Ceramics as building materials
    • Vessel function and vessel use
    • Production centres and raw material studies
    • Alteration and conservation
    • Experimental studies and ethnoarchaeology
    • Statistics and databases in ancient ceramic studies: papers in honour of Mike Baxter

    Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space

    On 31 January 2019 manuscripts are due for a topical issue of Open Archaeology on Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space, which will focus on digital approaches both to ritual space and to artefacts relating to ritual practice and cult. Further information is available at Contributions will be particularly welcomed that are archaeological, art-historical, anthropological, ethnographic, historical, computational, cultural heritage, or inter-disciplinary in their approaches, with a strong methodological focus on computational developments, digitisation processes, and spatial analysis dealing with:
    • Inter- and intra-site Geographic Information System (GIS) approaches and spatial statistics and modelling of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
    • Digitisation and virtual reconstruction of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
    • Remote sensing\aerial\satellite approaches to ritual space
    • Other computational methods and developments (e.g. space syntax and 3D modelling) applied to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
    • Digital approaches to culture heritage management and culture heritage studies of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages,
    • Digital approaches to phenomenological, performative and experiential analyses related to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages

    7th Young Researchers’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology

    On 1 March 2019 abstracts (in English, maximum 250 words) are due for the Sympozjum Egejskie. 7th Young Researchers’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held on 6-7 June 2019 by the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. Proposals are invited from early career researchers on all themes (e.g. art, crafts, everyday life; social, funerary, political landscapes; long-distance relations, Aegeans overseas, influence on other cultures; etc.) related to Aegean Archaeology, i.e. Aegean areas and cultures in the Bronze Age, also in a broader context (new methods, approaches, and 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 Further information is available at and

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    30 November 2018

    Η αρχαιολογία του υφάσματος

    On 4-18 December 2018 a conference entitled Η αρχαιολογία του υφάσματος will be held by the Εθνικό 'Ίδρυμα Ερευνών, Ινστιτούτο Ιστορικών Ερευνών in Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    ‘Ι. Τζαχίλη, “Mεταξύ τέχνης, τεχνικής και αρχαιολογικής μεθόδου: η πολυσημία των αρχαίων υφασμάτων”
    Κ. Σαρρή, “Πολύχρωμα υφάσματα και ενδύματα στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο: αισθητικές και τεχνολογικές προσεγγίσεις”
    ‘Α. Μιχαηλίδου, “Ο ρόλος του υφάσματος στις προ-νομισματικές οικονομίες”
    Β. Πετράκης, “Η οργάνωση και διαχείριση της υφαντικής παραγωγής στα μυκηναϊκά ανάκτορα”
    Σ. Βακιρτζή,, “ Τεχνίτρες της κλωστής στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο: η αρχαιολογία ενός ‘επαγγέλματος’”

    PeClA 2018

    On 6-7 December 2018 the 7th International Postgraduate Conference PeClA 2018 (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology). Pólemos – Bellum: Archaeology of Conflict in the Antiquity will be held at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    F. Franković, “Another One Bites the Dust – Iconography of Defeated Warriors in the Late Bronze Age Aegean”
    M. Roháček, “War in Arzawa? Overview of weapons in Western Anatolia in 2nd Millenium BC”
    M. Smisek, “Interception of the earthquakes in archaeological contexts during period of conflicts on LM IB Crete”


    On 6-7 December 2018 an international workshop entitled OIKOS: Archaeological approaches to House Societies in the ancient Aegean will be held at the UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, organized by AEGIS. Further information is available at The program will be:
    J. Driessen and Q. Letesson, “‘On the House’. A diachronic look on the configuration of Minoan social relationships”
    T. Whitelaw, “Houses, Households, families and corporate groups. Social Structures and their material representation in Minoan Crete”
    M. Relaki, “Ecologies of belonging: Houses as commons in Bronze Age Crete”
    C. Knappett, “The aesthetics of containment: concealing and revealing in Minoan houses”
    S. Nanoglou, “There is no such thing as house society, or fetishising the house”
    S. Todaro, “Residential mobility and ritual stability in Prepalatial Mesara: rebuilding Houses at Phaistos”
    E. Gerontakou, M. Kyritsi, and A. Salichou, “‘Τα εν οίκω’: Tracing social identity and structure in the Minoan town of Zakros”
    T. Brogan and C. Sofianou, “Darkness at the edge of town? Signs of inequality in the LM I Oikos at Papadiokampos”
    T. F. Cunningham, “Scalar and temporal aspects of economic activities in Minoan Houses”
    E. Hatzaki, “From the Neopalatial to Final Palatial: Knossian and Cretan ‘Houses in Motion’”
    Υ. Papadatos, “Pottery consumption in Prepalatial domestic and funerary contexts: defining Houses through difference”
    P. Militello, O. Palio, and M. Figuera, “Embedded Production: Elite Houses, Central Buildings and ideological co-operation”
    E. Apostolaki, “Whom the House concerned: Land ownership and lines of descent in prehistoric Crete”
    D. Puglisi, “Rites of Passage in Minoan Palatial Crete and their role in structuring a ‘House’ Society”
    A. Simandiraki-Grimshaw, “The Body and the Ring: Metal Rings and Group Identities in the Late Bronze Age Aegean”
    A. Peatfield and C. Morris, “Peak Sanctuary figurines: materializing issues of ritual personhood within community/House identity”
    S. Finlayson, “The House Seal: examining seal-use and sealing practices in Proto- and Neopalatial Crete using Lévi-Strauss’ model of House Societies”
    A. Karnava and I. Nikolakopoulou, “More oikoi at Akrotiri, Thera: physical and social landscape in the new north/northwest neighbourhood of the LB I settlement
    E. Gorogianni, “Finding oikoi: Ayia Irini, Kea from the household perspective”
    C. Wiersma, “Early Helladic III and Middle Helladic house (centric) societies”
    K. Efkleidou, “Looking for Houses in the tombs. The evidence for House-societies in the Mycenaean Argolid”
    S. Andreou and K. Efkleidou, “In quest of the ‘oikos’ in the Late Bronze Age tells of Central Macedonia: The evidence from Thessaloniki Toumba”
    M. Ruiz-Galvez, “Women, Houses and House Societies”

    Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society

    On 14-16 December 2018 an international workshop entitled Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society, 1100–550 BCE will be held at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Kontopanagou, “The Athenian Society in the Transition to the Early Iron Age through Funerary Material Culture: the Case of the Herodou Attikou Street Cemetery”
    B. Eder, “Between the Mycenaean and Greek Worlds: the Emergence of the Greek Sanctuary”
    T. Keßler, “Regional (Id)entities. The Decoration of Early Iron Age Pottery around the Gulf of Corinth”
    A. Livieratou, “From Mycenaean Periphery to ethne: the Complex Ways of Socio-Political Evolution in Phocis and East Locris in the Early Iron Age”
    A. Stamoudi, “The Household Ceramics of the LHIIIC and Proto- Geometric Period from the Site of Kynos (Phtiotis). Its Character, Characteristics and Potentials”
    I. Lemos, “Transformation, Tradition and Innovation: the Transition from the Late Bronze to the Early Iron Age”
    E. Chatzinikolaou, “From the Individual to the Community: Re-Reading Domestic Space during the Transition from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic Period”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    30 November 2018

    Household Archaeology in Old World Prehistory

    On 21-22 November 2018 a conference entitled Household Archaeology in Old World Prehistory was held in Vienna. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    K. Kotsakis, “Households in the mist. A central concept of Old World Archaeology revisited”
    M. Röcklinger, “Spatial and Social Organisation at EBA 1 Çukuriçi Höyük”
    C. Moser, “Insights into an Early Bronze Age Settlement in the Western Thessalian Plain”
    O. Kouka, “Social Dynamics and Space Management in the EBA East Aegean”
    G. Sofianos, “The Minoan Oikos in Pre- and Proto-palatial Crete”
    S. Emra, “The Household at Çukuriçi Höyük through Patterns of Butchery, Consumption and Disposal”
    P. Halstead, “Households(?) in Neolithic Greece: Production, Storage and Consumption of Food”
    V. Tzevelekidi, “The Contribution of Zooarchaeological Analyses to the Interpretation of Ancient Societies: The Case of the Neolithic Greek Site of Toumba Kremastis-Koiladas”
    S. Cveček, “Households in Transition? (Un)shared Household Practices in the Early Bronze Age Western Anatolia”

    SOMA 2018

    On 22-25 November 2018 the 22nd annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2018). From East to West: The mobility of people, goods and ideas in the ancient Mediterranean was held at the Museo del Mare e della Navigazione Antica, Santa Severa, Rome. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    E. Scarsella, “The private agency in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean”
    K. Youngs, “Digitizing Cypriot glass and faience: manufacture, mobility and interconnections in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean”
    S. Ruzza “From East to West: some observations on the introduction of Naue II swords in the Aegean”
    G. Avola, “Mobility of people and goods between the Aegean and the central Mediterranean in the III millennium BC: the evidence from Southeastern Sicily and Malta”

  • November 2018 issue available

    30 October 2018

    The November 2018 issue of Nestor (45.8) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    30 October 2018

    8th Tennessee UG Classics Research Conference

    On 12 November 2018 abstracts (250 words) are due for the Eighth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference, to be held on 23 February 2019 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Further information and the forms for submission are available at

    Middle and Late Helladic Laconia

    On 30 December 2018 abstracts (300 words) are due for an early career scholar conference entitled Middle and Late Helladic Laconia: Competing principalities?, to be held on 12-13 April 2019 at the Netherlands Institute at Athens, organized by the Netherlands Institute at Athens, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, and the University of Groningen; on 20 December 2019 final publication draft will be due for contributions to the peer-reviewed volume. Abstracts, registration, and inquiries should be sent to Corien Wiersma ( and Maria Tsouli (

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    30 October 2018


    The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule of lecturers for 2018-2019, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Further information is available at
    12 October 2018: A. Anagnostis, “Bio-archaeological Evidence of Intra-group Dynamics and Incipient Social Stratification in Neolithic Aposelemis, Crete”
    16 November 2018: H. Tomas, “The Eastern Adriatic and the Aegean in the Bronze Age: A Mutual Self-Disclosure”
    26 February 2019: B. Kunkel
    5 April 2019: T. Palaima
    8 May 2019: B. Jones

    ASOR 2018

    On 14-17 November 2018 the 2018 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting (ASOR 2018) will be held in Denver, CO. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. M. Maeir, “The 2018 Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath: Overview of the Results”
    E. S. K. Anderson, “Animate and Unstable: Animals and Glyptic in Minoan Crete”
    B. Clark, M. A. S. Martin, and A. Yasur-Landau, “The Middle and Late Bronze Age Cypriot Pottery at Megiddo: Changes in the Interaction Patterns between Cyprus and the Levant”
    A. Creekmore, L. Sweatt, T. Letchworth, and A. M. Maeir, “A Magnetometry Study of the Philistine City of Gath”
    J. S. Smith, “Speech Bubbles, Text Panels, and Inscriptions in between on Late Bronze Age Cypriot Seals”
    C. Bergoffen, “Late Cypriot Bichrome Ware as an Expression of Commercial Mobility”
    A. Marciniak, “The New Çatalhöyük: Aftermath of 25 Years of the Çatalhöyük Research Project”
    J. Uziel, “New Perspectives on the Connection between Jerusalem and Gath of the Philistines”
    I. Shai, “What’s between Libnah and Gath?”
    E. M. Bonney, “Do Clothes Make the Man (or Woman)? The Report from Bronze Age Crete”
    A. Simmons, “Sailing Neanderthals: Early Mediterranean Voyagers and the Role of Cyprus in Perspective”
    K. Grossman, T. Paulette, A. McCarthy, and L. Graham, “Pre-urban Trajectories on the Northwest Coast of Cyprus: The First Two Seasons of the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project”
    L. Crewe, “Kissonerga-Skalia Bronze Age Settlement Excavation”
    C. Johnston, “Import Distribution and Network Integration in Bronze Age Cyprus”
    E. Monahan, “A History of Violence? A Reassessment of the Evidence for Internecine Conflict in Bronze Age Cyprus”
    W. Krieger, “The Evolution of Theory and Method in Philistine Archaeology”
    R. Hunziker-Rodewald, “Going East—Philistine Female Figurines in Transjordan”
    Z. Chovanec, “The Symbolic Landscape of Prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus as Represented in Figural Representation in Ritual Vessels: A New Interpretation”
    T. Petit, “The First ‘Ruler’s Dwelling’ in Cyprus? A Pre-Palatial Building on the Acropolis of Amathus”
    L. Grimsley, L. Swantek, T. Davis, C. Davey, and W. Weir, “Kourion Urban Space Project: 2018 Season Preliminary Results”
    E. Levy and I. Finkelstein, “Computational Chronology: The First Appearance of Philistine Bichrome at Megiddo”
    K. Fisher, “Geoarchaeological Research at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”
    S. Pilaar Birch, “An Isotopic Approach to Regional Dynamics of Neolithization in Western Anatolia and the Aegean”
    B. Bryan, “Interconnections in the Eastern Mediterranean at the End of the Middle Bronze Age”
    S. Murray and S. E. Cole, “The Aegean and Egypt at the Turn of the Middle Bronze Age: Economic Exchange, Diplomatic Interaction, and the Movement of Ideas”
    B. A. Judas, “The Aegeanizing Elements from the Tomb Group of Ahhotep”
    S. Wachsmann, “Ahhotep’s Silver Ship Model Reconsidered”
    A. Yasur-Landau, “Punctuated Currents: Modeling Trajectories of Maritime Adaptation”
    E. Cline, “Punctuated Equilibrium and the 3.2Kya Collapse in the Aegean, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean”

    AIA 2019

    On 3-6 January 2019 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2019) will be held in San Diego. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Dakouri-Hild, “The Theban Cemeteries Publication Project: Funerary Topography, Architecture, and Finds (1897–1919), Final Results”
    B. Burke, “Excavations at Ancient Eleon and the Evolving Landscape of Death in Early Mycenaean Greece”
    O. A. Jones, “Bones of Contention: Mycenaean Secondary Burial Revisited”
    E. Fuller, “Performing Death: Gender, Bodily Adornment, and Ideology at Grave Circle B at Mycenae”
    K. Stiles, “Community in Death: Rock Cut Chamber Tomb Cemetery Organization at Golemi Agios Georgios in Central Greece”
    K. Shelton, “TAPHOS, the Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and Exploration Synergasia: the 2017-2018 Excavation Seasons”
    K. Jarriel, “Environmental Change and the Resilience of Local Maritime Networks: Two Examples from the Aegean Bronze Age”
    C. L. Johnston, “Extra-palatial Agents and Bronze Age Networks: Aegean and Cypriot Imports in Late Bronze Age Egypt”
    M. Kramer-Hajos, “Innovations in Ship Technology and the End of the Bronze Age”
    J. Mokrišová, “In the Footsteps of Glaucus: Metallurgy and Technological Transfer on the Western Anatolian Littoral”
    G. Erny, “The Kingdom of Chelmis: Architecture, Material Culture, and the Modern Landscape of the Western Argolid”
    S. J. Richardson, “Spatial Representation of Heavy Fraction Collection and Analysis from Tell es-Safi/Gath”
    B. R. Jones, “Bringing the Minoans and Mycenaeans to Life”
    J. Juhasz, “Comparative Survey on Crete: Regional Settlement Patterns in the Late Bronze Age”
    N. G. Blackwell, “Viewing the Lion Gate Relief at Mycenae: A 3D Model and New Compositional Observations”
    Z. Tankosic, “Mind the GAP: Preliminary Results of the First Season of the Gourimadi Archaeological Project, Greece”
    D. Katsonopoulou, “Social Gatherings from the Early Helladic North Peloponnese: The Case of the Helike Corridor House, Gulf of Corinth, Greece”
    T. Strasser, “The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: Early Symbolic Communication in Greece”
    T. Carter, “A Mid-Holocene to Middle Pleistocene Stratigraphic Sequence from Stelida, Naxos”
    E. Panagopoulou, “The Lower Palaeolithic Site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece”
    A. Simmons, “Beyond the Hippos: Curtis Runnels’ Impact on a Clearer Understanding of Deep Time Archaeology on the Mediterranean Islands”
    B. Pestarino, “Beyond the Text: Socio-political Implications in Cypriot Bilingual Inscriptions”
    B. R. Jones, “An Alternative Proposal for Evan’s’ Snakes and Headgear on Knossos Faience Figurine HM 65”
    B. Davis, “The Phaistos Disk: A New Way of Viewing the Language behind the Script”
    O. Mouthuy, “The Linear B tablets from the Northern Entrance Passage at Knossos: a Reconsideration of the Taphonomy of the Deposit”
    R. Palmer, “Mycenaean hornworking, wealth finance, and Linear B commodity *189”
    E. Tsiolaki, “Western Messenia in the Early Bronze Age Period: Revisiting Evidence from the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project”
    E. Baci, “Geospatial Analyses of Settlement Patterns in Albania (1100 B.C.E.–395 C.E.)”
    M. L. Galaty, “Regional Archaeology in the Peja and Istog Districts of Kosova (RAPID-Kosova): Results of the 2018 Field Season”
    N. N. L. Lercari, “Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project: Exploring Digital Methods in Archaeological Heritage Conservation”
    C. Garcia Fine, “Redefining Social Boundaries on the Greek Mainland from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age: a Long-Term Comparative Approach”
    A. Van de Moortel, “The Rise of a Political Elite at Mitrou, Central Greece: an Architectural Perspective”
    D. Gilman Romano, “Excavation and Research at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion, Summers of 2017 and 2018”
    J. W. Earle, “A New Mycenaean Occupation Phase at Koukounaries, Paros”
    S. Lupack, “Continuity and Change in Religious Practice from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age”
    P. Tomkins, “Firing Diversity? A Later Neolithic Pottery Production Area at Knossos and the Development of Pottery Production on Crete”
    I. Caloi and S. Todaro, “Time for Plain Speaking: Thinking through Plain Handleless Cups in Minoan Crete”
    L. Ursprung-Nerling, “Rise of the Individual or Continuation of the Communal: Minoan Pre- and Protopalatial Larnakes on Crete”
    B. Legarra Herrero, “New Research on Minoan Gold: First Results and Implications for Understanding Off-Island Interaction”
    M. J. Daniels, “Death and Divinity at Kommos: Reinterpreting a Prothesis Scene on an Incised Cup from the Iron Age Sanctuary”
    E. A. Fisher, “Minoans in Punt: an Interpretation of the Akrotiri Frescoes”
    G. Doudalis, “Mochlos, Uninterrupted: Material Evidence from the Settlement during Middle Minoan IIB-IIIA”
    E. Kardamaki, “Pottery Traditions at Ayios Vasileios, Laconia”
    P. Day, “Making Cretan Transport Stirrup Jars in the Argolid”
    C.-H. Tsai, “The Mycenaean and Local Pottery Traditions at Koukonissi, Lemnos”
    M. Gazis, “Material and Human Mobility: the Diverse Ceramic Worlds of Teichos Dymaion, Achaia, Greece”
    B. Proulx, “Aegean, Aegean-style, and Local Pottery Traditions in Nuragic Sardinia: New Evidence from Selargius on the Bay of Cagliari”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    30 October 2018


    On 25 October 2018 a panel discussion entitled MANIAS: Modern Desires for Greek Pasts was held at the British Academy with L. Prettejohn, N. Momigliano, K. Harloe, A. Shapland, and A. Petsalis-Diomidis.

  • October 2018 issue available

    02 October 2018

    The October 2018 issue of Nestor (44.6) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    02 October 2018

    In Poseidon’s Realm XXIV

    On 31 October 2018 abstracts (250 words, including 2 images) are due for the conference In Poseidon’s Realm XXIV. Contact Zones: Archaeology between Water and Land Coasts, Lake and River Shores, to be held on 10-14 April 2019 in Bodrum, Turkey. Further information is available at


    17th ATINER

    On 5 November 2018 abstracts are due for the 17th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern, to be held in Athens on 3-6 June 2019. On 6 May 2019 full papers are due. Further information is available at


    EAA AM 2019

    On 8 November 2018 proposals for sessions are due for the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2019): Beyond Paradigms, to be held in Bern on 4-7 September 2019. From 19 December 2018 until 14 February 2019 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 24 April 2019 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:
    • Archaeological theory and methods beyond paradigms
    • Interpreting the archaeological record: artefacts, humans, and landscapes
    • Archaeology of mountainous landscapes
    • Digital archaeology, science and multidisciplinarity: new methods, new challenges
    • Archaeological heritage and museum management: future chances, future risks
    • Global change and archaeology


    EMAC 2019

    On 15 January 2019 abstracts (250-300 words) are due for the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC 2019), to be held on 16-18 September in Barcelona. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    02 October 2018

    Minoan Seminar

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2018-2019. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at
    12 October 2018: Α. Μπάνου, “Διασχίζοντας το Αιγαίο στα μέσα της 2ης π.Χ. χιλιετίας: Το μινωικό ιερό κορυφής στον Άγιο Γεώργιο στο Βουνό Κυθήρων (2011-2015)”
    30 November 2018: T. Strasser, “The Apshendou Cave Petroglyphs: A Stone Palimpsest from Ice Age Crete”
    22 February 2019: M. Eaby, “Creating new identities in Late Minoan IIIC East Crete: the case of House A.2 at Chalasmenos, Ierapetra”
    31 May 2019: C. Langohr and I. Mathioudaki, “Comparing ceramic data – proposing synchronisms: Neopalatial pottery sequences from Malia (Quartier Pi) and Sissi and their relation to other Minoan sites”


    Mycenaean Seminars

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2018-2019, 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
    17 October 2018: I. Caloi, “Renovating the First Palace of Phaistos during the Middle Minoan IIA (18th cent. BC). Combining architectural and ceramic phases”
    14 November 2018 (Room G11-12): C. Wiersma, “The Ayios Vasilios Survey Project. Preliminary Results”
    5 December 2018: C. Knappett, “Palatial Palaikastro? Recent work at a Minoan coastal town in east Crete”
    16 January 2019: L. Nixon, “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going: Resource Packages and Landscape Management in Sphakia, SW, Crete”
    13 February 2019: J. Day, “Earth, Air, Fire and Water: An Experimental Approach to Early Minoan Ceramic Production”
    13 March 2019 (room 349): M. Del Freo, “Observations on ta-ra-si-ja production”
    5 June 2019, 5:00 PM: V. Watrous, “Recent Excavations at Gournia, Crete: New Archaeological Finds and Cultural Perspectives” (The Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture)


    ΙΖ’ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής

    On 3-7 October 2018 the ΙΖ’ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής will be held in Markopoulo, Attica. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Μ. Νάζου, “Η Πρωτοελλαδική ΙΙΙ, Μεσοελλαδική και Υστεροελλαδική Κεραμική από τη Μεταλλευτική Στοά 3 στο Θορικό”
    Ε. Νικολόπουλος, “Εγκατάσταση της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού στο Πικέρμι”
    Α.-Μ. Ρωμανίδου, “Εγκατάσταση Μέσης Εποχής του Χαλκού στην Κάντζα Παλλήνης: Η ΜΕ Ταφή και τα Ευρήματα από τους Λάκκους Πέριξ Αυτής”
    Ό. Κακαβογιάννη and Ε. Κακαβογιάννης, “Στοιχεία Περί των Μεταλλείων του Λαυρείου κατά τους Προϊστορικούς Χρόνους”


    5th ARCH_RNT

    On 4-5 October 2018 the 5th ARCH_RNT: Archaeological Research and New Technologies Symposium will be held in Kalamata. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    I. Baziotis, S. Xydous, S. Manimanaki, and I. Liritzis, “Preliminary Electron Microprobe results on new excavated ceramic fabric from Kastrouli Late Helladic site”
    K. Davri, Y. Facorellis, G. Mastrotheodoros, and A. Sampson, “The SEM/EDX and XRF non-destructive analysis of thirty Neolithic beads from the Sarakenos Cave, Boeotia”
    E. Stathopoulou, E. Margariti, and M. Mallouchou, “The study of microbial activity in fossil bone through Scanning Electron Microscopy: Examples from Greece and Cyprus”
    V. Xanthopoulou, I. Iliopoulos, and I. Liritzis, “Characterisation of the ceramic technology of a late Helladic ceramic assemblage from Kastrouli Settlement, Delphi (Central Greece) by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy”
    E. Stathopoulou, E. Margariti, and M. Mallouchou, “Identifying oxide staining in ?black bones? from archaeological and palaeontological contexts through SEM-EDS: The case study of Dispilio, Greece”


    Aegean Lecture

    On 5 October 2019 L. Sørensen will deliver an Aegean Lecture at the Swedish Institute at Athens entitled “Jade axes in the Aegean and Anatolia. The emergence of a new network.” Further information is available at


    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    On 12 October 2019 A. Agelarakis will deliver a lecture to the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York entitled “Bio-archaeological Evidence of Intra-group Dynamics and Incipient Social Stratification in Neolithic Aposelemis, Crete.” Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. at Further information is available at


    Unlocking Sacred Landscapes II

    On 19-21 October 2018 a conference entitled Unlocking Sacred Landscapes II: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space will be held in Rethymnon, Crete. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    L. Tyree, P. Dare, F. McCoy, A. Stamos, and J. Frey, “3D digital rendering of the Cretan underworld: Skoteino Cave”
    S. Déderix, “Patterns of visibility, intervisibility and invisibility at Bronze Age Apesokari (Crete)”
    K. Efkleidou, “Exploring the location of Mycenaean chamber tombs in the Argolid (Greece)”
    M. Iacovou, “Unlocking the landscape context of the sanctuary of the Cypriot goddess at Palaepaphos”
    U. Günkel-Maschek, “The potential of concept mapping in the reconstruction of Late Minoan I ritual spaces: the ‘Dancing Lady’ from the palace at Knossos”
    S. Chatzitoulousis, V. Vlasidis, A. Sarris, K. Efkleidou, E. Kotjabopoulou, N. Papadopoulos, N. Argyriou, J. Donati, M. Manataki, and P. Trapero-Fernandez, “The transformations of a place and the recording of memory in space: the case of the cultural landscape of Idomeni, Kilkis, northern Greece”


    Synchronizing the Destructions of the Mycenaean Palaces

    On 8-9 November 2018 a conference entitled Synchronizing the Destructions of the Mycenaean Palaces will be held in Vienna. Further information is available at The program will be:
    J. Maran, “The Demise of the Mycenaean Palaces: The Need for an Interpretative Reset”
    A. Vassilogamvrou, E. Kardamaki, and N. Karadimas, “The Destruction at the Palace of Ayios Vasileios and Its Synchronisms”
    V. Hachtmann, S. Voutsaki, “The Ayios Vasilios North Cemetery in the Palatial Period”
    S. Wirghova, “Turning points in the history of the northern tip of the Lower Citadel, Tiryns (ceramic study)”
    K. Shelton, “On Shaky Ground: Petsas House and Destruction at Mycenae in LH IIIA 2”
    S. Vitale, S. Stocker, J. Davis, “The Destructions of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos and Its Predecessor as a Methodological Case Study”
    C. Shelmerdine, “Pottery and Stratigraphy at Iklaina in the 14th–13th Centuries B.C.”
    E. Andrikou, “Kadmeia, Thebes: the Pottery from a Storeroom Destructed at the End of the Myceanaean Palatial Period”
    M. Andreadaki-Vlasaki, TBA
    J. Rutter, “Regionalism and Stylistic Stasis in LM IIIA2–B Pottery: Correlations and Comparisons with Mycenaean Palatial Ceramic Sequences”
    R. Jung, “Synchronizing Palace Destructions in the Eastern Mediterranean”



    On 14-16 November 2018 an international postgraduate conference in the Prehistory and Protohistory of Mediterranean Islands entitled ISLANds in DIAlogue (ISLANDIA) will be held at the Università degli Studi di Torino. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Templer, “Pre-Neolithic evidence for human visits or settlements on Mediterranean Islands”
    P. Tzovaras, “Cultural ‘koinae’ and maritime networks in the 4th millennium Aegean and its adjacent coastland: Mapping the distribution of the material culture and sites’ intervisibility through ArcGis”
    A. Querci, “‘The wind filled the belly of the sail’. A reassessment of the so called ‘Western String’ route”
    P. Kaplanis, “Late Bronze Age harbors in Eastern Mediterranean”
    S. Menelaou, “Patterns of insularity, connectivity, and ceramic interaction between Early Bronze Age Samos, the southeast Aegean, and western Anatolia”
    C. Nuttal, “Backs to the Sea? Insularity and the ‘international spirit’: the rejection of seascapes in the EB II Aegean?”
    A. Vratsalis-Pantelaios, “Same sea, different waves? A contextual approach of monumentality in the islands of Mediterranean, 4th-2nd Millennium BC”
    P. Vlachou, “The dispersal of comb ware pottery in the Aegean and West Mediterranean coasts in the transitional FN-EBA period. Issues of origin and circulation in a dynamic cultural perspective”
    L. Mazzotta, “Late Bronze Age Cypriot ceramics in Eastern Mediterranean – Selection and circulation”
    J. Tracz, “Social impact of Rhodian imitations of Cypriot pottery in Late Bronze Age”
    D. Kofeli, C. Henkel, K. Tsirtsi, D. Redamante, and E. Margaritis, “The agriculture of the Early Bronze Age Aegean. Keros as a case study of archaeobotanical research”
    M. R. Pitone, “Reconstructing the Earliest Metallurgy of Cyprus: experimental copper smelting at Pyrgos-Mavroraki”
    K. Spathmann, “The last Cypriot ware in Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. Difficulties and possibilities Proto-White-Painted Ware can offer for ‘Dark Age’ Exchange Systems”
    C. Vonhoff, “The silver studded sword from Cyprus, Tamassos T. 12 (CA II), in the Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum Collection – Iron Age Reflections of LBA hero burials?”


    The Connected Past

    On 6-7 December 2018 a conference entitled The Connected Past 2018 will be held at the University of Oxford. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    P. Gheorghiade, H. Price, C. Knappett, R. Rivers, and T. Evans, “Recalibrating the Digital Humanities for Archaeology: The Mycenaean Aegean”
    A. Mol and D. Lukas, “Diachronic Entanglements at Çatalhöyük: Tacit knowledge and data-scaffolding of person-thing network”
    M. Trognitz, “Network of Motifs – Applying Network Analysis on Multi-Sided Aegean Seals”

  • September 2018 issue available

    04 September 2018

    The September 2018 issue of Nestor (45.6) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    04 September 2018



    On 30 September 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 12th International Workshop of the Association for Written Language and Literacy (AWLL12) Diversity of writing systems: embracing multiple perspectives, to be held on 26-28 March 2019 at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Further information is available at Key issues to be addressed include:
    What fundamental principles underlie the structure and function of the world’s historical and contemporary writing systems? Is a single unified typology of writing systems possible or are separate taxonomies preferable?
    What linguistic and psychological processes are at work in the adaptation of one writing system to another? How are these affected by the cultural and social context of the adaptation?
    What linguistic, psychological, cultural and social, and technological factors bring about diversity within writing systems? How do such factors influence literacy acquisition and shape the use of writing?
    How can studying the development of historical writing systems enhance our understanding of contemporary writing systems? How can contemporary research on reading and writing contribute to the study of historical writing systems?
    How are the world’s writing systems likely to develop in the future? What principles should guide orthography development for as yet unwritten languages?


    PeClA 2018

    On 1 October 2018 abstracts (500 words specifying methodology and the main results for a 20-minute paper or a poster (portrait, paper size 70x100 cm) are due for the 7th International Postgraduate Conference PeClA 2018 (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology). Pólemos – Bellum: Archaeology of Conflict in the Antiquity, to be held on 6-7 December 2018 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to PeCla.conference@ff.cuni.czi; further information is available at


    CAA 2019

    On 10 October 2018 proposals are due for papers or posters at the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2019): Check Object Integrity, to be held on 23-27 April 2019 in Kraków. On 25 November 2018 proposals are due for workshops. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    04 September 2018


    Cycladic Seminar

    The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for autumn 2018. All seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens.
    9 October 2018: M. Georgakopoulou, “Production and Circulation of Metals in the Early Cycladic Period: New Evidence from Kavos Dhaskalio and the Western Cyclades”
    11 December 2018: Z. Papadopoulou, “Antiparos: From the Early Cycladic Cemeteries to the Minoanising Middle Cycladic-Late Cycladic I Site at Agriokastro”


    ICAZ 2018

    On 2-7 September 2018 the 13th International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) International Conference will be held at the Cultural and Convention Center, Ankara, Turkey. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    “Zooarcheological contributions to the study of the Çatalhöyük figurines: Choice and modification of horse phalanges”
    “Call of the wild? Animal teeth as ornaments in Neolithic Anatolia”
    “The odd bone out? Exploring the zigzag motif on bone tools from prehistoric western Anatolia and beyond”
    “No seafood and no beef: Food taboos in the Cyprus Neolithic”
    “Animal bones in the soot: the zooarchaeology of Neolithic western Macedonia”
    “The human-suid relations in Early Neolithic Europe: A case study of the Bulgarian site Dzuljunica-Smardeš”
    “Methodologic and Terminologic Problems of Worked Bone Researches in Turkey – Aşağı Pınar as a case study”
    “Bone Spoons: A case of Barcın Höyük in North-Western Turkey”
    “New numerous finds of Dama dama (L.) from the Neolithic of Bulgaria support the hypothesis of the autochthonous origin of the early Holocene Balkan population of the fallow deer”
    “Domesticatory Practices in Early Caprine Herding: Çatalhöyük and Mehrgarh”
    “Ancient mtDNA analyses of sheep domestication process on the way from its domestication center in Southeast Anatolia to West Anatolia”


    EAA AM 2018

    On 5-8 September 2018 the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2018) will be held in Barcelona. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Siennicka, “Between Europe and the Near East: Balance Weights and Weighing in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    A. Hart, “Cultural Exchange in Iron Age Thrace: An Analysis of External Influences through Transformations in Ceramic Manufacturing”
    D. Pullen, “The Ports of Mycenae: Kalamianos and Korakou in the LBA Mediterranean”
    B. Proulx and P. Day, “Material and Human Mobility: The Diverse Ceramic Worlds of Teichos Dymaion, Achaia, Greece”
    I. Tzonou-Herbst, “Korakou, Emporium and Entrepôt of Mycenaean Corinth”
    D. Forsyth, “Ramifications Due to Diachronic Changes in Aegean Trade Routes in the Bronze and Iron Ages”
    J. Muñoz Sogas, “Temples: The Shopping Centres of Ancient Ports”
    V. Antoniadis, “Early Iron Age Phoenician Commercial Patterns in Hellenistic Delos? A Comparative Study of Overseas Establishments”
    C. M. Mauro, “Instilling Knowledges: Consequences of the Early Iron Age Maritime Contacts on Archaic Greek Harbour Architecture”
    A. Denker and H. Oniz, “Virtual Reconstruction of an Ancient Shipyard on Turkey’s Dana Island”
    M. Artzy, “Tell Abu Hawam’s Function in the Late Bronze II: Convergence of Terrestrial and Maritime Routes”
    J. Martin Garcia, W. Atrash, and M. Artzy, “Tel Risim, an Indicator of Agricultural Goods Shipped from the Jezreel Valley to the Hittites during the Late Bronze Age”
    P. Ramirez Valiente, “Inscribed Stirrup Jars and Their Role in Mycenaean Trade Network”
    C. Marangou, “The Rock-Cut Site on Myrina Kastro: Natural-cum-Artificial Scenery and Incarnate Artefacts”
    G. Naumov, “Domestication of Human Body: The Embodiment of Neolithic Household in the Balkans”
    D. Gheorghiu, “Anthropomorphism: A Cognitive Model for the South Eastern Europe Chalcolithic”
    P. Ladegaard-Pedersen, K. Frei, and K. Kristiansen, “Constructing Strontium Isoscapes in Cyprus Using Soil, Water and Plant Samples”
    W. Jeneralek, “Interdisciplinary Research on Gold Mining at Amalara in Northern Greece and Its European Context”
    J. Clarke and A. Wasse, “From Whence We Came: The Cypriot Round House Phenomenon and Its Longterm Relationship with the Northern Levant”
    I. Voskos, “Food-Production Versus Food-Gathering: Economic Flexibility as a Diachronic Strategy to Survival in Neolithic/Chalcolithic Cyprus”
    J. Clarke, “Underground ‘Dwelling’ in Late-5th And Early-4th Millennia BC, Cyprus”
    D. Kloukinas, “The Pit-Dwelling Conundrum in Neolithic Greece: Alternative Lifeways or Just Alternative House Forms?”
    P. Tsilogianni, S. Papadopoulou, R. Veropoulidou, N. Orova, and G. Kazantzis, “The Unknown Chalcolithic Era in Northern Greece: A Case-Study from Methoni, Central Macedonia”
    M. Ivanova, “Lifeways and Foodways in the Balkan Neolithic”
    T. Bekiaris, D. Chondrou, I. Ninou, and S. M. Valamoti, “Investigating the Contexts of Food Grinding Practices and Tools in the Neolithic of Southeastern Europe”
    A. Stroulia, “Tracing Regional Variation among Aegean Neolithic Celt Assemblages”
    O. Kakavakis and A. Stroulia, “Between Lithics and Macrolithics: Flakes and Flaked Stones of Limestone and Gabbro from Varemeni Goulon, Northern Greece”
    E. Govier, “Material Expressions of Local Level Solidarities and Conflicts in Egalitarian Lifeways at Çatalhöyük”
    A. Charalambous, “A Compositional Study of Cypriot Copper Alloy Artefacts Dating to the Middle Bronze Age Using Portable XRF Spectroscopy”
    F. Iacono, “Social Networks during the Late Bronze Age at the Gates of Europe”
    G. Recchia and A. Cazzella, “Networking across the Adriatic in Later Prehistory: Understanding Changing Modes and Purposes of Long-Term Cross-Cultural Interactions”
    O. C. Aslaksen, “A GIS-Based Approach to Maritime Mobility and Control along the Ionian and Adriatic Coasts in the Bronze- and Iron Age”
    E. Agolli, “Rethinking Networks through the Kinship Dynamics in Late Prehistoric Southern Illyria”
    I. Rom, “Exchanging Ideas: The Social Implications of Networks of Interaction in the Adriatic and Ionian Regions”
    J. Niebieszczanski, I. Hildebrandt-Radke, K. Vouvalidis, G. Syrides, J. Czebreszuk, S. Andreou, Stylianos, and M. Pappa, “Geoarchaeological Investigation of Tell Site Nea Raedestos Toumba in Anthemous Valley (Northern Greece): Landscape Changes on an Alluvial Plain”
    A. Glais, L. Lespez, J.-A. Lopez-Saez, P. Darcque, Z. Tsirtsoni, and D. Malamidou, “How Geoarchaeological and Multiscalar Approach Provides New Insight about Rapid-Climate Changes and Social Dynamics Consequences onto Mediterranean Landscapes during BA”
    M. Amadio, “From Deposit to Social Practices: Integrated Micromorphological Analysis of Floor Sequences at Middle Bronze Age Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou, Cyprus”
    G. Ayala, A. Bogaard, E. Hatzaki, and J. Pouncett, “Urban Neighbourhoods at Bronze Age Knossos: Geoarchaeological Investigations of the Knossos Gypsades Project”
    B. Whitford, “The Balkan Neolithic: Ecological Niche Modeling and Exploring the Role of Intermediary Climate Zones as Stimulators of Adaptation and Transmission”
    N. Mazzucco, J. F. Gibaja, J. Conolly, G. Naumov, and L. Fidanoski, “The Spread of Crop Harvesting Technologies in the Mediterranean: A View from the Southern Balkans”
    E. Weiberg, R. Hughes, M. Finné, A. Bonnier, and J. Kaplan, “Assessing Ancient Land Use on the Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece”
    R. Timonen and V. Klinkenberg, “Feeding the Masses: Environmental Resources and Agricultural Potential in the Argive Plain, Greece”
    J. J. García-Granero, E. Hatzaki, E. Tsafou, M. Cárdenas, G. Ayala, and A. Bogaard, “Exploring Foodways in a Late Minoan Knossian ‘Neighbourhood’ (Gypsades, Crete) through Microbotanical Analyses”
    R. Hagan, C. Knüsel, S. Haddow, C. Larsen, C. Trachsel, Christian, J. Grossmann, I. Hodder, and C. Warinner, “Proteomic Evidence of Early Dairying at the Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük, Anatolia”
    A. M. Buyukkarakaya and M. Godon, “Handling Body Parts: Treatments to the Dead in Central Anatolian Neolithic Communities”
    K. Harabasz, “Seasonal Burials as a Case of Neolithic Body Manipulation in Anatolia”
    B. Milic, A. Timpson, B. Horejs, and M. G. Thomas, “Modelling the Spread of Lithic Technologies in Western Anatolia and Aegean during the Neolithic - Archaeological Background and Data Processing Methods”
    D. Pullen, D. Nakassis, and L. Rahmstorf, “Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Mediterranean”
    L. Rahmstorf, “Merchants in the Archaeological Record of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Mediterranean and Beyond”
    S. Murray, “ Merchants, Cultural Boundaries, and Orderly Exchange in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages”
    M. Siennicka, “Merchants and Balance Weights on Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    R. Schon, “Communities of Practice and the Development of Bronze Age Weighing”
    C. Pratt, “Trading across the Divide: Surplus Commodity Exchange and the Role of Merchants in the Postpalatial Era”
    M. Galaty, “Modeling the Mycenaean Trade in Ceramics: Comparing Albania, Italy, and the Levant”
    P. Day and W. Gilstrap, “The Everyday Movement of Pottery in the LBA Saronic Gulf: A Window on Long Term Patterns of Production and Exchange?”
    B. Lis, “From Merchants (?) to Migrants - Aeginetan Potters in the Euboean Gulf”
    O. Denk, “A Cult Cave for Dionysus and the Nymphs”
    D. Guilbeau, “Distribution Mechanisms of Obsidian in Aegean from the Initial Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (6800-2200 Cal BC)”
    B. Milic, “Obsidian as a Trigger for Specialised Blade Production in the Neolithic of Western Anatolia and Adjacent Regions”
    S. Doyle, “From Functional to Symbolic: Obsidian Procurement, Production, Consumption, and Deposition Practices at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
    A. Vinet, “The Early Chalcolithic Obsidian Points from Central Anatolia”
    M. Milic, “Obsidian as a Social Object? Understanding ‘Unusual’ Obsidian Artefacts in the Aegean Neolithic”
    C. Bahyrycz, “Mycenaean and Incised/Encrusted Pottery on the Crossroads of Aegean and Balkans in the Late Bronze Age”
    K. Kay, “The Baby in the Brick: Death, Construction and Magic at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
    L. Tittl, “Elemental Magic in Minoan Crete”
    E. Rosenstock and W. Schier, “Tell from Data: Large-Sample Approaches to Prehistoric Settlement Layer Buildup in the Near East and Europe”
    A. Krahtopoulou, H. Orengo, C. Frederick, A. Dimoula, N. Saridaki, A. Garcia, and S. Kyrillidou, “Re-Discovering the Neolithic Landscapes of Western Thessaly, Central Greece”
    D. Kloukinas, “Tracing the Workings of Building Technology on the Micro-Regional Level: The Case of Kastoria in NW Greece”
    P. Mylona, J. Wattez, P. Wils, and J.-D. Vigne, “Exploring New Methods on Space Analysis of Earthen Neolithic Architecture: The Case Study of Klimonas on Cyprus”
    S. Kaltsogianni, “Constructing Relationships among Places and People: Contributing Information on a Prehistoric Landscape”
    K. Sarri, “Illustrating Fabrics and Dress in the Aegean Neolithic”
    A. Ulanowska, “Textile Production in Aegean Glyptic. On Interpreting Small-Scale Representations on Seals and Sealings from Bronze Age Greece”
    R. Pierini, “What Did a ‘Carpet’ Look Like? Mycenaean te-pa and Its Representations”
    T. Boloti, “Cloth or Clothing? Problems of Ambiguity in Aegean Late Bronze Age Religious Iconography”
    G. Naumov, “Tells in Wetlands: Reconsideration of Landscapes and Networks in the Neolithic Balkans”
    A. U. Türkcan, “Transformations of Animal Symbolism in Anatolia during Neolithic Period”
    E. Voulgari, “Neolithic Vessels with Animal Characteristics: Modifications of Material Corporeal Sings, Negotiations of Clay Bodyscapes”
    T. Strasser, S. Murray, A. Geer, L. Ruprecht, and C. Kolb, “An Eyewitness Account of Ice Age Deer on Crete: The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs”
    H. Whittaker, “Horns And Axes”
    S. Zimmermann-Kuoni, “Comadreja, Comadrona (‘Weasel’, ‘Midwife’): Votive Weasels as Likely Indicators of a Female Healing Tradition in Minoan Crete”
    M. Pareja, “The Minoan Monkey: Offspring of the Near East?”
    L. Alberti and G. Bello, “How Many Tentacles? Octo-Pus and X-Pus in Greek Bronze Age: A New Archaeo-Zoological Approach”
    K. Zeman-Wisniewska, “Bird-Shaped Vessels of Bronze Age Cyprus as Three-Dimensional Objects”
    A. Lekka, “Animal Figures on 12th C. BC Pictorial Pottery from Cyprus”
    G. Papantoniou and A. Depalmas, “Cyprus and Sardinia at the Transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age: A Sacred Landscapes Approach”
    N. Abell, “An Island Archaeology of the Middle and Late Bronze Age Cyclades?”
    L. Bejko, “Burial and Society in the 8th Century B.C.E. in Albania”
    D. Nenova, “Zooming into Thrace: Modelling Spatial Diversity and Regional Mobility during the Second Millennium BC.”
    A. Simmons, “Off in the Hills: Early Neolithic Trade Networks in Cyprus and the Curious Case of Ais Giorkis”
    C. McCartney, V. Kassianidou, and T. Moutsiou, “Colourful Networks: Pigments as a Commodity Binding Early Neolithic Communities Together in the Eastern Mediterranean Seascape”
    T. Moutsiou and V. Kassianidou, “Exotics and Social Interactions in Terminal Pleistocene – Early Holocene Cyprus”
    S. Haddow, E. Schotsmans, M. Milella, M. Pilloud, and C. Knüsel, “A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Identifying Delayed Burials at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey: Initial Results”
    K. Lorentz, “Manipulating Bodies in Prehistoric to Proto-Historic Cyprus: From the Earliest Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age”
    H. Lee, E. Nikita, and P. Christofi, “Island at a Crossroads: First Steps towards a Biosocial Investigation of Late Bronze Age Cypriot Attitudes towards Death”
    M. Chylenski, “Reconstructing Kinship Patterns in Neolithic Societies. The Case of Çatalhöyük”
    J. Daujat, A. Hulme-Beaman, A. Valenzuela, A. Evin, and N. Sykes, “Always on the Wild Side of Life? Fallow Deer on Mediterranean Islands”
    J. Driessen and A. Vanzetti, “Communication Uneven - An Introduction to the Topic”
    J. Coenaerts, M. Samaes, and K. Nys, “Transforming the Landscape: Evidence for Increasing Globalisation in the Tremithos Valley (South-East Cyprus) during the Second Millennium BC”
    C. Ichim, “Minoanisation and Mycenaeanisation through the Mortuary Lens”
    P. Zeman, “Urbanization in the Mycenaean Culture: Foreign Influences or Indigenous Development?”
    M. Pucci, “Late Bronze Age Resistance and Iron Age Acceptance of Mycenaean Influences in Northern Levant: Chatal Höyük in the Amuq (Turkey)”
    C. Hale, “Pots And Politics? Expressing Status Using the External and the Local in a Shifting Socio-Economic Environment”
    A. Vanzetti, M. A. Castagna, and S. Marino, “Southern Italy in the LBA Mediterranean Network: Adoption and Resistance”
    J. Driessen, “A Shared Mediterranean? Some Observations on an Archaeology of Resistance”
    A. Simmons, “Hippos and Farmers - Pre and Early Neolithic Island Voyagers in the Mediterranean and a Reassessment of the ‘Island Laboratory’”
    A. Livarda, H. A. Orengo, S. Riera Mora, N. Cañellas-Boltà, R. Veropoulidou, V. Tzevelekidi, L. Picornell-Gelabert, C. Tsoraki, M. Marlasca and C. Knappett, “Re-Thinking Minoan Resource Management: Palaikastro, Crete, in Context”
    C. McCartney, “Not Only Land for Farmers: Integrating Environmental and Socialcultural Approaches at the Late PPNA Site of Ayia Varvara Asprokremnos, Cyprus”
    E. Tsafou, “Approaching Function and Use of Minoan (Bronze Age Crete) Utilitarian Vessels. An Interdisciplinary Study”
    L.-M. Shillito, H. Mackay, A. Namdeo, and S. Haddow, “Multiproxy Investigations at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey”
    M. Relaki and C. Tsoraki, “Fragmented Belongings: Material Culture and Place-Making in Bronze Age Crete”
    M. Schlaman, “Constructing Sacred Landscapes in Greece”
    K. Kay, “On the Insistence of Old Walls at Çatalhöyük, 7000 BCE - 2017 CE”
    M. Andonova, “In Search for Prehistoric Baskets: Mat/Basketry Impressions on Pottery from Neolithic Bulgaria and Greece”
    A. Dakouri-Hild and K. Demakopoulou, “Craft as Embodied Gaze: Craftsmanship in Late Bronze Age Thebes”
    A. Chourmouziadi, “Without the Burden of Classical Folds. Prehistoric Figurines in Greek Archaeological Museums”
    C. Mazzucato, “Socio-Material Archaeological Networks at Çatalhöyük: Challenges and Opportunities”
    A. Duray, “Archival Contexts and Context through Archives: The Case of the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Transition in Greece”
    V. Tsoumari, J. Ahola, G. Alyasin, and K. Gierow, “Documenting Collections of the Past, Creating Heritage for the Future: The Case of Sinda, Cyprus”
    E. Monahan, “Powerful Centers of Change: Cypriot Fortresses in the Transition to the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Angliker, “Rock Art of the Cyclades: An Overview”
    A. Palavestra, “Two Collections and Two Greek Obsessions”
    K. Dudlik, “The Agamemnon Mask – The Great History Transformed to the Contemporary World”
    D. Tarkan, “More Than a Pot Sherd: Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
    T. Claeys, “The Sissi Archaeological Conservation Program (Crete) – Towards a Digital Tool for a Stronger Synergy between Archaeology, Preservation and Presentation”
    A. Hart, “Ceramics in Iron Age Thrace: An Overview of Traditional and Innovative Approaches in Interaction Studies”
    B. Dimova, “Thracian-Greek Interactions: Post-Colonial Perspectives on Aegean Imports in the Balkans”
    K. Dudlik, “The Early Mycenaean Iconography of Power – The Metal Vessels and Its Socio-Political Context”
    S. Souvatzi, “Spatialised Experiences and Social Imaginaries: Neolithic Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean”
    A. N. Bilgen, “Seyitömer Höyük Rescue Excavation Project”


    ICOM-CIDOC 2018

    On 29 September-4 October 2018 the International Council of Museums Committee for Documentation Conference 2018 (ICOM-CIDOC 2018) will be held in Heraklion, Crete. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Figuera, “Standardization and Fuzzy Method as Preservation of Referred Sources: The Case of Small Finds from Phaistos and Ayia Triada (Crete)”
    E. Apostolaki, “Aside documentation. Objects/ symbols of Cretan prehistory on display”
    C. Mitsopoulou and O. Polychronopoulou, “Creation, diffusion, perception and reevaluation of archaeological knowledge: the case of the Gilliéron artists”
    E. Theou and K. Kopaka, “‘Gavdos: The House’. A theatre/archaeology narrative and pieces of knowledge of diachronic home life”
    E. Papadaki and P. Stefanaki, “An interdisciplinary analytical approach to the iconographic examination of Minoan frescoes. The so-called ‘fresco of Goddess’ of Aghia Triada as a case study”
    E. Makrygiorgou, “In pursuit of Ariadne: following the thread of artefact curation at the Stratigraphical Museum at Knossos”
    A. Troullinou and E. Theou, “Conservation work of the ceramic finds from the island of Gavdos”


    Το ειδωλιο στον βορειοελλαδικο χωρο

    On 11-13 October 2018 an international symposium entitled Το ειδώλιο στον βορειοελλαδικό χώρο από την προϊστορία έως τους ρωμαϊκούς χρόνους will be held at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Ν. Ευστρατίου, “‘Πολεμώντας ανεμόμυλους’: αντιμετωπίζοντας τα νεολιθικά ειδώλια (εισαγωγική ανακοίνωση)”
    Χ. Μαραγκού, “Πέρα και γύρω από τον άνθρωπο - ειδώλια άλλων: μικρογραφίες του φυσικού και τεχνητού περιβάλλοντος (νεολιθική περίοδος – πρώιμη χαλκοκρατία)”
    Σ. Νανόγλου, “Τυπολατρείες”
    Δ. Κοκκινίδου, “Τα ειδώλια της ‘θεάς’: νεολιθικές απεικονίσεις, σύγχρονες αλληγορίες”
    Π. Χρυσοστόμου, “Η νεολιθική ειδωλοπλαστική στους υδάτινους κόσμους των λεκανών του Αμυνταίου και των Γιαννιτσών: τα τυπολογικά και μορφολογικά χαρακτηριστικά των ειδωλίων, τα ανασκαφικά συμφραζόμενα και η προσπάθεια ερμηνείας της χρήσης και της λειτουργίας τους στον κοινωνικό τους χώρο”
    Ο. Μεταξάς and Γ. Στρατούλη, “Προσεγγίσεις του αναπαραστατικού μικρόκοσμου του νεολιθικού οικισμού Αυγής Καστοριάς”
    Α. Χονδρογιάννη-Μετόκη, “Η ανθρωπόμορφη νεολιθική ειδωλοπλαστική στις κοιλάδες της Κίτρινης Λίμνης και του μέσου ρου του Αλιάκμονα, στην Κοζάνη: προκαταρκτική συγκριτική μελέτη”
    Ν. Μερούσης and Ε. Στεφανή, “Νεολιθικά ανθρωπόμορφα και ζωόμορφα ειδώλια από την τούμπα στον Πολυπλάτανο Ημαθίας”
    Σ. Χατζητουλούσης, “Αινίγματα από πηλό φυλαγμένα σε προθήκη: τα νεολιθικά πήλινα ανθρωπόμορφα ειδώλια από την περιοχή του Πεδινού στο Κιλκίς”
    Α. Δημουλά and Ζ. Καΐκα, “Νεολιθικά ειδώλια από την ανατολική Μακεδονία στο Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Θεσσαλονίκης”
    Μ. Βάλλα, Δ. Μαλαμίδου, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, P. Darcque, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Μικρογραφικές αναπαραστάσεις ανθρώπων και ζώων σε νεολιθικά νοικοκυριά: η περίπτωση του τομέα 6 στο Ντικιλί Τας”
    Μ. Βάλλα, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, and Ι. Ασλάνης, “Ανθρωπόμορφες και ζωόμορφες αναπαραστάσεις από τον νεολιθικό οικισμό Προμαχών–Topolnica: μία πρώτη παρουσίαση των ευρημάτων του ελληνικού τομέα”
    Χ. Τσαγκούλη, “Προϊστορικά πήλινα ειδώλια-κουδουνίστρες από τον βορειοελλαδικό χώρο”
    Κ. Πηλείδου, “Μικρογραφίες ανθρώπων και ζώων στον νεολιθικό οικισμό της Μάκρης Έβρου”
    Λ. Αχειλαρά, “Νεολιθικά ειδώλια από τη Μύρινα της Λήμνου”
    Α. Πανάτση, “Ειδώλια από τη Μύρινα της πρώιμης εποχής χαλκού: σκέψεις και προβληματισμοί”
    Α. Μαντέλη, “Πήλινα ανθρωπόμορφα ειδώλια της Θεσσαλίας: συλλογή Γεωργίου Τσολοζίδη”
    Α. Φασούλας, “Η ειδωλοπλαστική παραγωγή της νεολιθικής Θεσσαλίας: η σημασία της τεχνολογικής μελέτης των μικρογραφικών αναπαραστάσεων”
    Μ. Βαϊοπούλου, “Πήλινα ειδώλια της ύστερης εποχής χαλκού από την δυτική Θεσσαλία”
    Α. Παπαευθυμίου-Παπανθίμου, “Τα αόρατα ειδώλια της εποχής του χαλκού στη Μακεδονία”


    Digital Humanities and Ritual Space

    On 19-21 October 2018 the second international meeting of the Unlocking Sacred Landscapes (UnSaLa) network, Digital Humanities and Ritual Space. Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the first millennium BC: Recent discoveries and research results, will be held at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    I. Bossolino, “Early Iron Age Kamiros and its Sanctuaries: Some Observations”
    E. Skerlou, “Religion and ritual practices in Kos during Dark Ages: The testimony offered from a rural sanctuary in Kos, Psalidi area”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    04 September 2018

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 24 May 2018 W. Parkinson delivered a lecture to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled, “The Evolution of Neolithic Villages in Southeastern Europe.” Further information is available from Helena Tomas at

    The Entangled Sea

    On 11-13 June 2018 a workshop entitled The Entangled Sea: The Mediterranean in ancient history and prehistory was held in Manchester. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    G. Vavouranakis, “Hybrid assemblages and maritime activity in the southern Aegean during the third millennium BC”
    J. Emanuel, “Entangled Sea(faring): Reconsidering the Connection between the Ships of the Sea Peoples, the Aegean, and ‘Urnfield’ Europe”
    S. Wachsmann, “Voyages of the Dionysian Ship-Cart: The Transfer of a Cult across the Mediterranean Sea”
    A. Krieger, “Life on Board: The Experience of Seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Archaic Period”

    CAARI Workshop

    On 16 June 2018 The 37th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop was held in Nicosia on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of CAARI. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Simmons, “30 Years of Hippos, Cows and the Early Prehistory of Cyprus: A Perspective”
    D. Bolger, “Excavations at the Souskiou-Laona settlement”
    K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Makounta-Voules”
    L. Bombardieri, “Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou”
    L. Crewe, “Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia, 2017”
    D. Pilides, “Agios Sozomenos survey and excavation”
    S. Falconer and P. Fall, “Life and Landscape at Bronze Age Politiko-Troullia”
    J. Bretschneider, A. Kanta, J. Driessen, and S. Hermon, “Pyla-Kokkinokremos”
    S. Manning, K. Fisher, G. Andreou, C. Kearns, C. Fulton, B. Lorentzen, and N. Bakirtzis, “Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project and Cyprus Dendroarchaeology Project”
    G. Georgiou, “New evidence from Iron Age Deneia”

    CAA-GR 2018

    On 19-20 June 2018 the 3rd CAA-GR Conference: Spreading Excellence in Computer Applications for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage was held in Limassol. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    M. Iacovou, “Digital applications in the context of the Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project (PULP 2006-2018)”
    T. Moutsiou and A. Agapiou, “Least cost pathway analysis of obsidian circulation in early Holocene Cyprus”
    A. Chliaoutakis, G. Chalkiadakis, and A. Sarris, “Employing agent-based modeling to study the impact of the Theran eruption on Minoan society”
    D. Karolidis, C. Fotiadou, D. Kaimaris, C. Georgiadis, P. Patias, G. Hourmouziadis, and K. Kotsakis, “From virtual to real: the restoration of a Neolithic figurine with the use of 3D scanning, rapid prototyping and 3D printing”
    Y. Zafer Helvaci, A. Stefanis, P. Theoulakis, L. Sardegna, K. Zervaki, A. Candeias, and S. Chlouveraki, “Pseira revisited: a digital preservation study of the archaeological remains from a Minoan site in Eastern Crete”
    D. Ioannides and V. Kassianidou, “Enkomi: A pXRF application on metallurgical ceramics”

  • May 2018 issue available

    15 May 2018

    The May 2018 issue of Nestor (45.5) is available as a free download.

  • Museum Announcements

    15 May 2018

    Mycenae Excavation and Publication Archive

    The Mycenae Excavation and Publication Archive is open for enquiries; it is part of the Faculty of Classics Archives in the University of Cambridge and documents the British excavations at Mycenae between 1920 and 1969. The Archive is accessible by appointment to researchers in person on Mondays, 10am-4pm. Visits to the archive and discussion of the material may be arranged by contacting; researchers are advised to apply as far in advance as possible. Further information is available at

  • Calls for Papers

    15 May 2018

    The Connected Past 2018

    On 14 May 2018 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a conference entitled The Connected Past 2018, to be held on 6-7 December 2018 at the University of Oxford. Further information is available at Submissions are invited on the topic of spatial and temporal network approaches, especially abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts and case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
    Spatial networks
    Temporal networks
    Archaeological network research
    Historical network research
    Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks
    What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?
    Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential, limitations

    EuroMed 2018

    On 31 May 2018 submissions for full papers (12 pages maximum), project papers (10 pages maximum), short papers (8 pages maximum), and proposals for showcases are due for the 6th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2018) on Digital Heritage, to be held on 29 October-3 November 2018 in Cyprus. Further information is available at

    SAA 2019

    On 6 September 2018 submissions, both session and individual (abstracts 200 words maximum), are due for the Society for American Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting (SAA 2019), to be held on 10-14 April 2019 in Albuquerque, NM. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    15 May 2018

    40th Annual Excavation, Survey & Archaeometry Symposium

    On 7-11 May 2018 the 40. Uluslarası Kazı, Araştırma ve Arkeometri Sempozyumu. 40th Annual Excavation, Survey & Archaeometry Symposium will be held at the Troya Kültür Merkezi-Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi in Çanakkale. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    İ. Kayan, “1982-2017 Yılları Arasında Troya’da Yapılan Paleocoğrafya Araştırmalarının Jeoarkeolojik Sonuçları”
    R. Aslan, “2017 Yılı Troya Kazıları”
    G. Sazcı, “Maydos Kilisetepe Höyüğü 2017 Yılı Kazıları”
    G. Mustafaoğlu, “Boncuklu Höyük ve Çatalhöyük’ün Öncülleri”
    I. Hodder, “Çatalhöyük 2017 Kazıları”
    H. Tekin, “Domuztepe 2017 Kazılarının İlk Ön Raporu”
    N. Karul, “Aktopraklık Höyük Kazı Çalışmaları 2017”
    M. Özdoğan, “Kırklareli 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    Z. Derin, “İzmir-Yeşilova Höyüğü 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    E. Güleç, “2017 Üçağızlı Kazısı”
    H. Taşkıran, “2017 Yılı Karain Mağarası Kazıları”
    İ. Özer, “2017 Yılı İnkaya Kazısı”
    B. Yükmen Edens, “‘Erken Prehistorya ve Kilikya Bazalt Alanları’ Projesi 2017 Yüzey Araştırmaları”
    E. Beksaç, “Kuzeybatı Anadolu ve Trakya’da Kaya-Oyma ve Megalitik Anıtlar ve Kült Alanları Yüzey Araştırması Projesi 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    İ. Özer, “2017 Yılı Muğla ve Çanakkale İlleri Yüzey Araştırması”
    S. Yorulmaz, “Çine-Tepecik Arkeolojik Topluluğu Üzerine Bir Antik DNA İncelemesi: mtDNA Haplogrup Analizi”
    I. Caneva, “Mersin-Yumuktepe: 2017 Kazı Sezonu”
    A. Özyar, “Tarsus-Gözlükule Kazısı: 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    D. Schloen, “Zincirli Höyük 2017”
    M. Novak, “Sirkeli Höyük’te Türk-İsviçre Kazıları”
    H. Hüryılmaz, “Gökçeada-Yenibademli Höyük Kazıları 2017”
    A. Aykurt, “Yılı Liman Tepe Kazıları”
    V. Şahoğlu, “2017 Yılı Çeşme - Bağlararası Kazıları”
    R. Tuncel, “2017 Panaztepe Kazıları”
    Ö. Çevik, “2017 Yılı Ulucak Höyük Kazıları”
    S. Yaylalı, “Çakırbeyli-Küçüktepe Höyük 2017 Yılı Kazı Çalışması”
    S. Günel, “Çine-Tepecik Höyüğü 2017 Yılı Kazıları”
    M. Türktekı, “Küllüoba Kazıları, Genel Değerlendirme ve 2017 Yılı Sonuçları”
    F. Dedeoğlu, “Ekşi Höyük 2017 Yılı Kazı Çalışmaları”
    B. Erdoğu, “Çanakkale Gökçeada Uğurlu-Zeytinlik Kazısı 2017”
    C. H. Roosevelt, “Bir Tunç Çağı Merkezinde 2017 Yılı Araştırma Çalışmaları: Kaymakçı Arkeoloji Projesi”
    K. S. Girginer, “2017 Tatarlı Höyük Kazısı Sonuçları”
    D. Yaşin, “Tepebağ Höyük/Adana 2017 Yılı Kazıları”
    A. L. D’Agata, “Misis Höyük 2017 Yılı Kazıları”
    D. Kaplan, “Tarsus Hinterlandı 2017 Yılı Yüzey Araştırmaları”
    T. E. Şerifoğlu, “Aşağı Göksu Arkeolojik Kurtarma Yüzey Araştırması Projesi 2017 Sezonu ve Çevre Bölgelerdeki İncelemelerin Sonuçları”
    Ç. Atakuman, “Bozburun Prehistorik Yüzey Araştırması 2017”
    D. Sarı, “2017 Yılı Bilecik İli Yüzey Araştırması”
    D. Yalçıklı, “Balıkesir Yüzey Araştırması (İvrindi, Havran, Edremit ve Dursunbey), 2017”
    E. Özdoğan, “Manyas Gölü Doğu Taraça Neolitik Dönem Araştırmaları 2017”
    E. Güldoğan, “İstanbul İli Yüzey Araştırmaları (İstYA) Projesi 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    Y. S. Erdal, “Son Neolitik ve Kalkolitik İnsanları: Mersin-Yumuktepe’den Bir Görünüm”
    A. M. Büyükkarakaya, “Çine-Tepecik İnsan İskelet Kalıntılarının Biyoarkeolojik Açıdan İncelenmesi”
    M. Dirican, “Batı ve Orta Anadolu’da Ele Geçen Bazı Obsidyen Buluntuların Hammadde Kaynaklarının PXRF ile Analizi”
    B. Arıkan, “Erken ve Orta Holosen Dönemlerinde (G.Ö. 12.000 - 2600) İç ve Güneybatı Anadolu’daki İklim Değişiklikleri ve Bunların Arkeolojik Yerleşme Sistemlerine Olan Etkisi”
    E. Eren, “Üçağızlı Mağarası Ahmarian Dönem Uçlarında Gözlenen Kullanım İzlerinin Analizi”
    N. Kolankaya Bostancı, “Çine-Tepecik Höyük Obsidiyen Endüstrisi ve Takas Ağları”
    M. Kibaroğlu, “Red Lustrous Wheel-made Ware (RLW) Seramik Grubunun Köken Sorunu Üzerine Arkeometrik Analizler”
    H. Balcı, “Barçın Höyük’te Bitki Seçimi”
    J. Graber-Pesonen, “Sirkeli Höyük Demir Çağı Demir Buluntularının Arkeometalürji İncelemeleri”
    C. Edens, “Doğu Kilikya’da Yontma Taş ve Prehistorik Kırsal Faaliyetler”
    B. Fındık, “Şeref Höyük ve Çevresi Yontmataş Buluntularına İlişkin İlk Gözlemler”
    M. Beray Kösem, “2005-2007 Yılları Yontmataş Buluntuları Işığında Çine-Tepecik Höyük Orak Elemanları”
    A. Güzel, “Neolitik Çatalhöyük Güney Alanından Alınan Bir Grup Sıva Örneği Üzerinde Arkeometrik Çalışmalar”
    F. Erol, “Ulucak Höyük Neolitik Yerleşimine Ait Kerpiç Tuğlaların Arkeometrik İncelemesi”
    C. Y. Gündem, “Ege Gübre Kazısının Arkeozoolojik Çalışmalarının Ön Raporu”
    M. Seçmen, “2012-2017 Yılları Arasında Maydos Kilisetepe Höyüğü’nde Gerçekleştirilen Arkeozooloji Çalışmalarının Sonuçları
    D. Silibolatlaz Baykara, “2015 Yılı Tatarlı Höyük Kazısı Zooarkeolojik Çalışmaları”
    Ç. Çilingiroğlu, “Karaburun Arkeolojik Yüzey Araştırması 2017”
    T. Caymaz, “Urla Yarımadası Güney Kesimi 2017 Yılı Yüzey Araştırması”
    D. Yılmaz, “Çanakkale İli Merkez İlçesi Arkeolojik Yüzey Araştırması 2017 Yılı”
    R. Becks, “2017 Yılı Şeref Höyük / Komama ve Çevresi Yüzey Araştırması”
    F. E. Dökü, “2017 Yılı Uylupınar (Erken Kibyra) Yerleşimi Yüzey Araştırmaları”
    S. Kavak, “Tatarlı Höyük (Ceyhan/Adana) 2017 Kazı Sezonu Arkeobotanik Sonuçları ve Değerlendirilmesi”
    M. A. Yücel, “Çanakkale İli Arkeolojik Yüzey Araştırması: 2017 Yılı Harita Uygulamaları”
    E. Öner, “Damlıboğaz – Pilavtepe 2017 Yılı Paleocoğrafya-Jeoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (Milas – Muğla)”
    E. Öner, “Klazomenai ve Limantepe 2017 Yılı Paleocoğrafya ve Jeoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (Urla-İzmir)”
    S. Vardar, “Çeşme-Bağlararası 2017 Yılı Paleocoğrafya ve Jeoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (İzmir)”
    S. Vardar, “Panaztepe ve Limankent 2017 Yılı Paleocoğrafya-Jeoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (Menemen – İzmir)”

    TAG-US 2018

    On 11-13 May 2018 the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2018: Matter Matters conference will be held at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Knappett, “For an ‘Art Historical’ Archaeology”

    On the Outdoors of Aegean Prehistory

    On 17-18 May 2018 a colloquium entitled On the Outdoors of Aegean Prehistory will be held at the Norwegian Institute at Athens. Further information is available at The program will be:
    A. Kanta, “Open Space - Private Space - Sacred space. Recent Evidence from Monastiraki Amariou in Crete”
    V. Fotou, “Non-Built Spaces in Urban Contexts of Neopalatial Crete: Characterisation and Use”
    I. Mathioudaki, C. Langohr, and T. Terrana, “Discarded Material in Complex Outdoor Settings: the Case of Space 10.6 in the West Wing of the Court-Centred Building at Sissi (Zone 17)”
    E. Hatzaki and P. Zafeiriadis, “Little Palace North: at the Outdoors of the Elite in Final Palatial – Postpalatial Knossos, Crete”
    G. Rethemiotakis and K. Christakis, “Clearing out a Palace: Planned Rubbish Disposal at Galatas, Pediada”
    M. Tsipopoulou, “In and Out: Private and Communal Areas in a Neopalatial Large House at Petras, Siteia”
    E. Apostolaki, “Perception of Privacy through the Outdoors in East Crete”
    M. Cultraro, “Constructing a Biography of Households and Social Structures at Poliochni, Lemnos: Outdoor Spaces and Built Environment in the Early Bronze Age”
    T. Van Damme, “Finding Common Ground: Social, Economic, and Ideological Aspects of Mycenaean Post-Palatial Domestic Courtyards”
    A. Karetsou, L. Girella, and D. Mylona, “Did the Minoans Feast or Dine? The Case of the Juktas Peak Sanctuary and Alonaki”
    E. Kalogiropoulou, “‘Let’s Eat Out’: Kitchen Spaces, People and Daily Life in the Greek Neolithic”
    L. Platon and A. Salichou, “From Built to Open: the Transformation of Architectural Space as Indicative for Socio-Political Change in the Minoan Settlement of Zakros”
    S. Kyrillidou, “On the Outdoors of Aegean Prehistory: the Micromorphology of Open Spaces in Neolithic and Bronze Age Communities of the Northern Aegean”
    Y. Papadatos and T. Kalantzopoulou, “Outdoor Spaces and the Organization of Production on the Cretan Uplands: a Mountain Perspective of Neopalatial Administration”
    K. Kotsakis: Concluding comments

    The Periphery of the Mycenaean World 3

    On 18-21 May 2018 the conference Η Περιφέρεια του Μυκηναϊκού Κόσμου Γ / The Periphery of the Mycenaean World 3 will be held at the Archaeological Museum of Lamia (Castle of Lamia), Greece. Further information is available at The program will be:
    D. Nakassis, “‘Άγνωστος λησμονημένος απ’ όλους’? Why the ‘periphery’ should be central to Mycenaean studies”
    B. Eder, “The Mycenaean Periphery: Questions of Definition”
    Κ. Βουτσά, “Γεωγραφικοί επιθετικοί προσδιορισμοί στα μυκηναϊκά αρχεία: ενδείξεις για τα όρια της δραστηριότητας των ανακτόρων”
    F. Blakolmer, “Regionalism, centre and periphery in Mycenaean palatial arts. On the thematic spectrum of Mycenaean mural paintings and other artistic media”
    Κ. Καλογερόπουλος, “Η μυκηναϊκή γκρίζα κεραμική ως κοινωνικό φαινόμενο”
    Μ.–Φ. Παπακωνσταντίνου, “Μυκηναϊκή Φθιώτιδα. Δεκαπέντε χρόνια αρχαιολογικής έρευνας, 2000-2015. Αποτελέσματα και προοπτικές”
    Ε. Φρούσσου, “Το Νέο Μοναστήρι (Βόρεια Φθιώτιδα) στην Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    Α. Κυπαρίσση-Αποστολίκα, Γ. Χαμηλάκης, T. Loughlin, and Ε. Φρούσσου, “Ένας νέος θολωτός τάφος πρώιμης μυκηναϊκής περιόδου μέσα στα όρια της Νεολιθικής Κουτρουλού Μαγούλας (Νέο Μοναστήρι Φθιώτιδας)”
    Α. Σταμούδη, “To Kάστρο της Λαμίας κατά τη Μυκηναϊκή περίοδο”
    Ε. Καράντζαλη, “Η Μυκηναϊκή ταυτότητα της κοιλάδας του Σπερχειού: Κοινωνία και Διαχρονία”
    P. J. P. McGeorge, “Anthropological remains from Mycenaean tombs at Kompotadhes in the Spercheios Valley”
    Φ. Δακορώνια, “Κυναίο δίλημμα: εύρημα χωρίς παράλληλα”
    Π. Κουνούκλας, “Ιεροτελεστία στον Κύνο: Η επισφράγιση μιας καταστροφής”
    Σ. Δημάκη and Μ. Παπαγεωργίου, “Πόλεμος και Ειρήνη: Ταφές της άρχουσας τάξης στο υστεροελλαδικό νεκροταφείο του Καλαποδίου Λοκρίδας”
    Μ. Παπαγεωργίου, “Συστάδα θαλαμωτών τάφων της ΥΕ ΙΙΙΑ/Β περιόδου, στη θέση ‘Βάγια’ στο Καλαπόδι Φθιώτιδας”
    A. Van de Moortel and S. Vitale, “Changing Political Landscapes: Mitrou, East Lokris, and the Palatial Polities of Boeotia”
    K. Wardle, “Thermon: the Prehistory of the Cult”
    Έ. Κουντούρη, Κ. Νικολέντζος, Ά. Παπαδόπουλος, Ν. Πετρόχειλος, and Α. Ψάλτη, “Θολωτός τάφος στη θέση ‘Άμπλιανος’ Άμφισσας: πρώτη προσέγγιση”
    Μ. Βαϊοπούλου, “Χώρος Τελετών-Ιερό της ΥΕΙΙΒ/ΥΕΙΙΙΑ στην θέση ‘Παλιάμπελα’ στο Δ.Δ. Λεονταρίου του Δήμου Σοφάδων”
    Ι. Τουρναβίτου, “Αστική αρχιτεκτονική της ύστερης Μυκηναϊκής περιόδου στην Θεσσαλία. Ένα μυκηναϊκό οικοδομικό συγκρότημα στο Μακρυχώρι Λάρισας”
    Α. Μπάτζιου, “Μυκηναϊκοί οικισμοί και ταφικά σύνολα από την Κεντρική Θεσσαλία”
    Β. Αδρύμη–Σισμάνη, Το Μέγαρο, ως έδρα του τοπικού ηγεμόνα κατά τον 13ο αι. π.Χ. στο Διμήνι”
    Α. Μπάτζιου, Π. Αραχωβίτη, Σ. Αλεξάνδρου, and Δ. Αγνουσιώτης, “Ταφικές πρακτικές και κοινωνικές διεργασίες κατά τη Μέση και Ύστερη Εποχή του χαλκού στην περιοχή της Μαγνησίας”
    Ά. Καρναβά and Ε. Σκαφιδά, “Ο οικισμός της ΥΕΧ στο Κάστρο-Παλαιά Βόλου και τα τεκμήρια Γραμμικής Β γραφής στον ελλαδικό χώρο: τα νέα δεδομένα”
    S. Koulidou, “Mycenaean–type ceramic evidence from the lower slopes of Macedonian Olympus the cases of ‘Trimpina/Platamon Stop’ and ‘Rema Xydias’ LBA cemeteries”
    E. Tsangaraki, “Mycenaean-style LHIII seals on the slopes of Mount Olympus, Pieria: ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something [out of the] Blue’”
    P. Tritsaroli, “Humans at the periphery of the Mycenaean world: Biological and social status at the region of Macedonian Olympus in the LBA”
    I. Lemos, “Recent discoveries on Xeropolis Lefkandi and their significance for the Euboean koine”
    B. Lis, “Tracing migrants in 12th century BC Lefkandi”
    A. Livieratou and I. Whitbread, “Cooking and storage practices in the Mycenaean Periphery: Late Helladic IIIC coarse-ware pottery from Xeropolis, Lefkandi”
    C. Maggidis, “Glas and Mycenaean Regional Political Geography: Recent Discoveries and New Theories”
    ‘Ε. Κουντούρη, “Μυκηναϊκή βόρεια Βοιωτία: πρόσφατες έρευνες και νέα δεδομένα”
    Α. Χαραμή and Α. Λαμπρόπουλος, “Ηγεμονικός τάφος Καστελλίων Θηβών. Νέες αρχιτεκτονικές παρατηρήσεις”
    Θ. Παπαδόπουλος, “Εικονιστικές παραστάσεις Δυτικής Ελλάδας και γειτονικών περιοχών ως μαρτυρία της κοινωνικής, θρησκευτικής και καθημερινής δραστηριότητας των κατοίκων τους”
    Λ. Παπάζογλου-Μανιουδάκη and Κ. Πασχαλίδης, “Ο μυκηναϊκός οικισμός Μυγδαλιάς Πετρωτού Πατρών: Το χρονικό μιας κοινότητας γεωργών, κτηνοτρόφων και πολεμιστών στην περιφέρεια του μυκηναϊκού κόσμου”
    Κ. Ακτύπη, O. Jones, and Μ. Γκαζής, “Ένας αιώνας ερευνών στη Μυκηναϊκή δυτική Αχαΐα. Επισκόπηση των παλαιών και νέων δεδομένων από τους θολωτούς και τους θαλαμοειδείς τάφους”
    Σ. Κασκαντίρη, “Μεγάλοι δίωτοι και τετράωτοι αμφορείς του μυκηναϊκού νεκροταφείου της Βούντενης Πατρών”
    E. Borgna and A. Licciardello, “Eastern Achaea between the Mycenaean palaces and western Greece some observations from the Trapeza cemetery near Aigion”
    Κ. Νικολέντζος and Π. Μουτζουρίδης, “Η πολιτικοκοινωνική διαμόρφωση της περιοχής της Αρχαίας Ολυμπίας κατά την ΥΕΙΙΙ: Μύθοι, υποθέσεις και πραγματικότητα”
    Ο. Βικάτου, “Μυκηναϊκά νεκροταφεία στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της Ολυμπίας. Πρόσφατα δεδομένα και νέα πορίσματα”
    J. Huber, “Triphylia: A Mycenaean Periphery? What the analysis of pottery can tell”
    Ά. Παπαδημητρίου and Λ. Σουχλέρης, “Εικονογραφική παράσταση ταφικού αγγείου από νέο Μυκηναϊκό νεκροταφείο στην Πελλάνα Λακωνίας”
    Ε. Κονσολάκη–Γιαννοπούλου, “Ο ΜΕ-ΥΕ οικισμός στο λόφο του Αγίου Γεωργίου στην Καλλονή της Τροιζηνίας”
    Ν. Πολυχρονάκου-Σγουρίτσα, “Ο Μυκηναϊκός οικισμός στους Λαζάρηδες Αίγινας: εννέα χρόνια έρευνας. Ερωτήματα που ζητούν ακόμη απάντηση”
    G. van Wijngaarden and C. Merkouri, “ZA-KU- SI-JU: The Mycenaeans of Zakynthos”
    Χ. Μερκούρη and C. Giardino, “Η Ζάκυνθος στην περιφέρεια του μυκηναϊκού κόσμου. Το νεκροταφείο στο Καμπί”
    Ε. Βασιλείου, “Διαμόρφωση κοινωνικής ταυτότητας και ‘δίκτυο’ κιβωτιόσχημων τάφων της ΥΕΧ-ΠΕΣ στην ενδοχώρα της Ηπείρου”
    Χ. Κλείτσας, “Η μεταλλοτεχνία της Ηπείρου ως δείκτης κοινωνικής διαφοροποίησης και εξωτερικών επαφών”
    Ι. Σουκάντος, “Από τον Αιγαιακό χώρο στη Βαλκανική ενδοχώρα: η ανατολική Μακεδονία κατά την ΥΕΧ”
    T. Krapf, “Contact Networks North of the Mycenaean Sphere: New Insights from Sovjan and Maliq (SE Albania)”
    S. Oikonomidis, A. Papayiannis, and A. Tsonos, “Far away so close: Cultural distances and material parameters between the Aegean and the Balkans”
    S. Oikonomidis, “From the Adriatic to the Levant: evaluating the cross cultural interactions between the Adriatic and the eastern Mediterranean basin, through the Aegean sea”
    M. Cultraro, “Exploring the Western Periphery of the Mycenaean World: a glimpse of Sicily”
    J. Earle, “Just how ‘Mycenaean’ are the ceramics at Phylakopi on Melos?”
    Τ. Μαρκέτου, “Θολωτοί τάφοι στην περιφέρεια του Μυκηναϊκού κόσμου: Η περίπτωση του τάφου της Μεσαριάς στο νησί της Κώ”
    Μ. Γεωργιάδης, “Η μυκηναϊκή Κως: κέντρο ή περιφέρεια;”
    P. Pavúk, L. Girella, M. Pieniążek, K. Jarošová, and M. Roháček, “The Upper Interface twenty years later. The NE Aegean islands and the West Anatolian coast during the Late Bronze Age”
    Ε. Καρδαμάκη and Χ. Μπουλώτης, “Η μυκηναϊκή παρουσία στο Κουκονήσι και τη Λήμνο”
    B. Gür, “The Sea and Aristocracy. Some Observations on the New Elites in Late Helladic IIIC Period and the Mycenanean Tombs in Caria Region”
    Ά. Λέκκα, “Αιγαιακά στοιχεία στην εικονιστική κεραμική του 12 ου αι. π.Χ. από την Κύπρo”
    J. Driessen, “Resistance and Revival? Coping with a changed Mediterranean in the 13th c. BC Cretan countryside–Evidence from Sissi”
    F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Anavlochos: Living and dying on a Cretan mountainous site in the Late Bronze Age–Early Iron Age period”
    Α. Κάντα, Ν. Σταμπολίδης, Α. Τζιγκουνάκη, Μ. Στεφανάκης, and Μ. Παπαδάκης, “Orne, a new Mycenaean Acropolis in South Crete”
    Α. Κάντα and Γ. Τζεδάκης, “The LHIIIB settlement at Samonas Apokoronou. Τhe Mycenaean periphery in Crete, Historical implications”
    Α. Βασιλάκης, “Νέα στοιχεία για την υστεροελλαδική περίοδο στην Κεφαλονιά από την ανασκαφή ελλειψοειδούς μεγάρου στα Τζαννάτα Πόρου”
    Ο. Βικάτου, “Η Μυκηναϊκή εγκατάσταση στη θέση ‘Τριανταφυλλιά’ στην Κορυφή Ηλείας”
    Ο. Βικάτου and Β. Τσαντήλα, “Θολωτός μυκηναϊκός τάφος στην Κατούνα Αιτωλοακαρνανίας. Πρώτη παρουσίαση”
    Ά. Γκοτσίνας, “Exploiting faunal resources in early Mycenaean Thebes: first insights from a Late Helladic I pit”
    Α. Καραθάνου, “Exploring the ‘world of senses’ within the periphery of the Mycenean World: aromatic, medicinal and oily plants from Kynos, central Greece”
    Χ. Καραγιαννόπουλος, “Terra et era incognita: Η Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού στις εσχατιές της ΝΔ Θεσσαλίας. Νέα ταφικά ευρήματα και εγκαταστάσεις κατά τις έρευνες της τελευταία δεκαετίας”
    Ε. Κωνσταντινίδη, “Επανεξετάζοντας τον Θησαυρό της Τίρυνθας: ανταλλαγές πρώτων υλών, ιδεών και τεχνογνωσίας, στην Ευρώπη του 12ου αι. π.Χ.”
    Σ. Λαμπρόπουλος, Α. Σπυρούλιας, and Σ. Γιαννούλη, “Χαρτογραφική μελέτη χωρικών δεδομένων της Μυκηναϊκής Ηλείας. Χάρτες Ανασύστασης Παλαιοαναγλύφου. Περιγραφή–Μελέτη οικιστικών θέσεων της Ύστερης Χαλκοκρατίας με τη χρήση Γεωγραφικών Συστημάτων Πληροφοριών (G.I.S.)”
    Α. Λερίου, “Ανακαλύπτοντας την περιφέρεια του Μυκηναϊκού κόσμου: ένα αρχαιολογικό χρονικό (δεκαετία 1870-σήμερα)”
    Α. Πανάτση and Γ. Κουρτζέλλης, “Νέα ανασκαφικά στοιχεία οργανωμένης Μυκηναϊκής εγκατάστασης στην περιοχή Χαλατσές, Περάματος Λέσβου”
    Μ. Παπαγεωργίου, “Δίκτυο νέων υστεροελλαδικών οικισμών στις ΝΑ παρυφές του όρους Χλωμό, Δ. Λοκρών, Π.Ε. Φθιώτιδας”
    Μ.-Φ. Παπακωνσταντίνου and T. Krapf, “Η μυκηναϊκή παρουσία στην Αγία Παρασκευή Λαμίας στο πλαίσιο της μελέτης της προϊστορικής τοπογραφίας της κοιλάδας του Σπερχειού”
    Β. Πλιάτσικα, “‘Αγγείον μέγα κρατηροειδές, εκ Σμύρνης, αγορασθέν αντί δρ. 200’. Η περιπέτεια ενός μυκηναϊκού εικονιστικού κρατήρα του Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου”
    Δ. Ρουσιώτη, “The tholos tombs at Pteleon (Gritsa and Ayioi Theodoroi), Magnesia and their contribution to the reconstruction of the cultural landscape of Mycenaean Thessaly”
    Ε. Σαλαβούρα, “Νέο μυκηναϊκό νεκροταφείο στο Πόρτο Ράφτη και η ανατολική ακτή της Αττικής στους μετανακτορικούς χρόνους”
    Γ. Τσόκας, Π. Τσούρλος, Α. Σταμπολίδης, Γ. Βαργεμέζης, A. Van de Moortel, and Ε. Ζάχου, “Γεωφυσική διασκόπηση με ηλεκτρικές τομογραφίες στη Νησίδα Μήτρου”
    Β. Τσούμαρη, “Η διαδρομή από τον Μαλιακό στον Κορινθιακό Κόλπο κατά την ύστερη εποχή του Χαλκού: Νέες προσεγγίσεις με τη χρήση Γεωγραφικών Συστημάτων Πληροφοριών”
    Ό. Φιλανιώτου, “Η Μυκηναϊκή εποχή στο ανατολικό Αιγαίο. Νέα δεδομένα από τη Θέρμη Λέσβου.”

    ISA 2018

    On 20-26 May 2018 the 42nd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2018) will be held in Merida, Mexico. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Y. Maniatis and K. Kotsakis, “New aspects of the pattern of Neolithization in the Aegean as revealed with Radiocarbon Dating”
    E. Tsakalos, N. Efstratiou, M. Kazantzaki, E. Filippaki , and Y. Bassiakos, “Early Cypriot Prehistory: on the Traces of the Last Hunters and Gatherers in the Island-Preliminary Results of Luminescence Dating”
    M. Kazantzaki, E. Filippaki, Y. Bassiakos, E. Tsakalos, and J. Christodoulakis, “Late Pleistocene-Holocene Environmental Changes on Kalamas River Delta Plain-NW Greece”
    C.-H. Tsai, K. Kaza-Papageorgiou, and P. M. Day, “A time of change: transformations in pottery production in Early Bronze Age Attica, Greece”
    I. E. Grammatikakis, E. Kyriakidis, K. D. Demadis, A. Cabeza, and L. Leon-Reina, “Unveiling the technological mysteries of terracotta Bronze Age figurines from the Philioremos peak sanctuary in Crete Greece. A μ-Raman based analytical approach”
    E. Tsakalos, Y. Bassiakos, E. Yiannouli, M. Kazantzaki, and E. Filippaki, “Late Quaternary Palaeoenvironmental Evolution of the Coastal Zone of Se Kephallenia Island-Greece: A Preliminary Account Based on Luminescence Dating Techniques”
    A. Türkekul, H. Özbal, and R. Özbal, “Archaeometric Insights on Neolithic and Chalcolithic Beeswaxes in Anatolian Potteries”
    S. M. Valamoti, A. Heiss, S. Jacomet, and H. P. Stika, “Plant foods of Ancient Europe: an interdisciplinary exploration of prehistoric cuisine in the context of project PLANTCULT”
    C. Miragaia, P. M. Day, I. Iliopoulos, and P. D. Tomkins, “Pottery production and consumption in Neolithic Attica, Greece: a view from Nea Makri”
    S. Menelaou, “Between East and West: positioning the Early Bronze Age Heraion(Samos) within Aegean exchange networks through the ceramic evidence”
    R. H. Tykot and S. Garcia, “An Acquired Ancient Aegean Area Archaeological Artifact Assemblage and Appropriate Atomic Analysis Applied by pXRF”

    Malthi Revisited

    On 21 May 2018 a workshop entitled Malthi Revisited. A Fortified Bronze Age Settlement in Messenia will be held at the Swedish Institute at Athens. Further information is available at The program will be:
    V. Tsoumari, “Connectivity in Middle and Late Helladic Northern Messenia”
    R. Worsham, “Data Mining: The 2015-2017 Fieldwork Seasons”
    M. Lindblom, “Pottery and Periods: The Chronology of Malthi”
    R. Worsham, “A Wealth of Walls: The built environment”
    C. Zikidi, “Faunal and Human Remains”
    D. Fallu, “Soil Formation and Micromorphology”
    M. Lindblom, Visualization and Reconstruction”

    UISPP 2018

    On 4-9 June 2018 the XVIIIe congrès mondial Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoiques et Protohistoriques (UISPP 2018) will be held in Paris. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Miragaia, P. Day, and P. Tomkins, “The Neolithic of Attica, Greece: a view from Nea Makri”
    J. Kozłowski and M. Nowak, “Neolithisation of South-East and Central Europe: cultural changes and adaptations to environment”
    M. Gkioni, G. Ferentinos, M. Geraga, and G. Papatheodorou, “The Neanderthals and AMHs Odyssey in the Hellenic peninsula”
    A. Glais, L. Lespez, J.-A. López-Sáez, Z. Tsirtsoni, and D. Malamidou, “Human-Environment interactions in Northern Greece since the Early Bronze Age: Rapid Climate Changes and social dynamics consequences onto Mediterranean landscapes. A palaeoenvironmental and multiscalar approach”
    L. Lespez, M. Pomadere, A. Glais, C. Langohr, “Times of historical developments and environmental changes in the Minoan town of Malia, Crete: an intra and off-site geoarcheological approach”
    P. Mylona, B. Devillers, C. Delhon, L. Riboud, and J.-D. Vigne, “Reconstructing the palaeoenvironment in southern Cyprus and its interaction with the Neolithic humans: the case of Klimonas (PPNA)”
    G. Caso, D. Gullì, and R. Tykot, “Indigenous and foreigner practices: a technological study of ceramic artifacts from a Late Bronze Age site in central Sicily”
    B. Starkovich, P. Elefanti, P. Karkanas, and E. Panagopoulou, “Fire Use and Site Maintenance by Neandertals at Lakonis Cave I, Southern Greece”
    M. Lorenzon, “Bronze Age earthen architecture in Crete: a case for craft specialisation?”
    S. Prévost-Dermarkar and P. Bacoup, “Conditions climatiques et choix techniques dans la construction en terre : l’exemple du site de Dikili Tash au Néolithique récent I et II (Macédoine orientale, Grèce du Nord)”
    M. Cultraro, “Stratification and Stratigraphy: geological metaphors of Angelo Mosso (1846-1910), a physician interested in Prehistory”
    F. Nomi, M. Cultraro, A. Guidi, and S. Tusa, “Pioneers of Archaeological Stratigraphical Techniques: Luigi Bernabò Brea (1910-1999) and Giorgio Buchner (1914-2005)”
    G. Vavouranakis and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, “L’Antiquité dans tous ses états: évolutions et révolutions dans les années 1960 en Préhistoire ancienne en Grèce”
    S. Ferrence and J. Morrison, “Understanding the Visual Analysis of Minoan Ceramic Fabrics”
    A. Giumlia-Mair, P. Betancourt, J. Muhly, and S. Ferrence, “Silver in Early Minoan IB Crete”
    M. Gurova, “Beyond the functionality of prehistoric flints: case studies from Bulgaria”
    H. Procopiou, E. Morero, A. Boleti, R. Vargiolu, H. Zahouani, N. Papadimitriou, K. Manteli, and E. Venieris, “Early Cycladic marble figurines and vessels (3rd Millennium BC) – A technological approach”
    B. Rueff, “Use wear analysis of Bronze Age lamps from Crete”
    J. Verduci, “Metal Jewelry of the Southern Levant and its Western Neighbors: Surprising Results Concerning Cross-Cultural Influences during the Early Iron Age”
    N. Galanidou, E.-R. Karkazi, and A. Magganas, “Middle Pleistocene raw-material procurement and use in the Aegean: a view from the Acheulean of Lesbos”
    K. Douka, T. Higham, G. Marshall, M. Ntinou, K. Papaspyropoulos, and B. Starkovich, “The Greek Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition through the lens of renewed research on Kephalari Cave, Peloponnese (Greece)”
    T. Dogandzic, “Disentangling the Micromousterian in the southern Balkans”
    V. Tourloukis, G. Konidaris, D. Giusti, P. Karkanas, N. Thompson, A. Athanassiou, G. Tsartsidou, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “Small tools, big bones: first results from the Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece”
    N. Galanidou, A. Zavitsanou, P. Tsakanikou, and D. Sakellariou, “Palaeolithic archaeology and submerged landscapes in Greece: The current state of the art”
    J. Beck and D. Koutsoumba, “Recent research on submerged prehistoric landscapes in the Bay of Kiladha, Greece, and its archaeological implications”
    E. Kalogiropoulou, “Exploring domestic space: kitchen spaces, courtyards and people in Neolithic Northern Greece”
    G. Sanidas and J. Zurbach, “Le fer en Egée, ca 1200-ca 500”
    M. Gurova, “Bronze Age flint denticulates: a Bulgarian case study in trans-regional perspective”
    L. Rousseau and M.-P. Montagné, “Evolution, place et rôle(s) des productions en pierre taillées au sein des sociétés de l’âge du Bronze en Grèce”
    I. Gatsov and P. Nedelcheva, “Bronze Age lithic assemblages from Western Anatolia”
    F. Coimbra, “Images of an Equestrian Aristocracy in the Rock Art from Southern Europe in the I Millennium BC”
    G. Iliadis, “Iconography of the Hero Horseman: Evolution and continuity of the imagery of the horse rider in the plain of Philippi in eastern Macedonia, north Greece, from the Iron Age to the Late Roman and Christian era”

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