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


  • January 2021 issue available

    05 January 2021

    The January 2021 issue of Nestor (48.1) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    05 January 2021

    ASOR 2021

    On 15 January 2021 proposals for new Member-Organized Sessions and Workshops are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2021), to be held in Chicago on 17-20 November 2021 and online on 9-12 December 2021 (CST). From 15 February-15 March the online system for paper abstract and workshop presentation proposals will be open. Further information and forms are available at


    TAG 2021

    On 15 January 2021 proposals for sessions are due for Theoretical Archaeology Group North America (TAG 2021): Stand. Speak. Act, to be held virtually, hosted at Stanford University, on 30 April – 2 May 2021 (PST). On 15 March 2021 individual paper proposals are due. Further information, including formats for plenary sessions and concurrent open sessions, is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    05 January 2021


    On 28-30 January 2021 the inaugural meeting the Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC) will be held virtually, hosted by the University of Melbourne (AEDT). Attendance is free but registration is required; details should be sent to Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Mann, “Pioneering field practices in Aegean settlement archaeology: The innovation and ongoing influence of Judy Birmingham at Zagora on Andros”
    A. Dighton, “In the beginning: the origins of olive and grape consumption - the view from the Eastern Mediterranean”
    L. Pisanu, “Mediterranean trade routes during the Bronze and Early Iron Age: What is the role of Nuragic Sardinia?”
    J. Webb, “The north coast of Cyprus in the prehistoric Bronze Age: locality, political economy and connectivity”
    K. Trimmis, P. N. Kardulias, L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, C. Marini, and C. L. Fernée, “The north remembers: continuity and change in the prehistoric landscapes of northern Kythera, Greece”
    S. A. Paspalas, “The Early Iron Age settlement of Zagora and its external contact: the evidence of its fine wares”
    L. Hitchcock, “The Deep State and the Minoan ‘Palaces’ in Crete: Bureaucracies as Constraining and Enabling SocioPolitical Structures”
    C. Tully, “On every high hill and under every green tree: open air cult sites in the Levant and Crete”
    J. Heywood, “Funerals and the Ideological Role of Marine Iconography on Post-palatial Crete”
    R. E. Kortanoğlu and M. Savrum-Kortanoğlu, “Thoughts on Some Prehistoric and Historical Monumental Structures in Continental Greece”
    D. Frankel, “Challenges from the past”
    J. Webb, “New Sites from Old. Three Examples”
    C. Davey, “Revisiting artefacts: Metal working at Bamboula (Kourion)”
    L. Tittl, “‘Out here we are stoned’: the cosmological significance of rocky terrain in Bronze Age Crete”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    05 January 2021

    Recherches à Malia (Crète)

    On 2 December 2020 a webinar was held entitled Recherches à Malia (Crète). Actualités et perspectives. Further information is available at The program was:
    L. Lespez and A. Glais, “Recherches sur le paléoenvironnement de Malia: quelques résultats des carottages 2015”
    S. Müller Celka, L. Fadin, and E. Régagnon, “Construction du Web-SIG de Malia architecture générale et résultats de la campagne 2019”
    S. Müller Celka and E. Régagnon, “Recherches récentes à Chrysolakkos : exemple d’application du SIG à l’étude d’un édifice”
    G. Doudalis and M. Pomadère, “The protopalatial material of ‘Secteur Pi’ at Malia: first results”
    M. E. Alberti, C. Langohr, and M. Pomadère, “Séquence céramique néopalatiale à Malia. Les apports majeurs du Secteur Pi à la compréhension de l’histoire du site”
    P. Mylona, “Architecture et fonctionnement des espaces dans le secteur Pi: l’apport des analyses micromorphologiques”
    A. Gardeisen and K. Papayianni, “Ressources et environnement de Malia: une approche à travers les animaux terrestres”
    T. Theodoropoulou, “Un palais minoen tourné vers la mer? Exploitation et utilisations des ressources marines à Malia”
    M. Devolder, “Nouvelles recherches sur la séquence architecturale du palais de Malia”
    I. Caloi, “L’occupation prépalatiale au cœur de l’établissement maliote: premiers résultats et perspectives de recherche”
    M. Anastasiadou, “New Seals and Seal Impressions from Protopalatial Malia: The Magasins Dessene and Quartier Pi”
    E. Tsafou, “Residue Analysis and Culinary Practices at Malia”
    B. Rueff, “L’éclairage artificiel dans l’habitat à Malia. Une analyse fonctionnelle des lampes de Chrysolakkos, du Quartier Mu et du Quartier Pi”
    H. Procopiou, “Des outils lithiques aux activités: le Quartier Mu de Malia”
    V. Chankowski, “Bilan et perspectives pour les travaux de l’EFA à Malia”

  • December 2020 issue available

    01 December 2020

    The December 2020 issue of Nestor (47.9) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    01 December 2020

    Michael Ventris Award 

    On 1 February 2021 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Award for Mycenaean Studies for 2021 (up to £2000), to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent by email, ideally as a PDF attachment to the Classics Manager, Valerie James (, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 December 2020

    Beyond Cyprus

    On 8-11 December 2020 an international digital conference entitled Beyond Cyprus: Investigating Cypriot connectivity in the Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Classical period will be hosted by the Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (EEST). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    V. Kassianidou, “Tracing Cypriot connectivity with the east Mediterranean and beyond through the trade of copper”
    J. M. Webb, “Precursors: Cyprus’ maritime connectivity before and during the transition to the Late Bronze Age”
    G. Papasavvas, “Enkomi elites and Egyptian gold”
    D. Pilides, “The Agios Sozomenos forts: An assessment of the phenomenon of their establishment and development in light of new evidence”
    E. Mantzourani and G. Vavouranakis, “The anthropomorphic figurines of Cyprus in the Bronze Age: Style, local traditions and foreign associations”
    A. Lekka, “Pottery fashion in the Late Bronze Age: Stylistic similarities between Cypriot and other local wares in Eastern Mediterranean”
    E. Margaritis and C. Hankel, “Farming the big islands of the Mediterranean: Crete and Cyprus in the Bronze Age”
    N. Papadimitriou, “Cyprus and the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age”
    H. Charaf, “Disentangling the relationships between Cyprus and Lebanon during the second millennium BC: What Sidon can bring to the table”
    T. Pedrazzi, “Canaanite jars in Cyprus in the 13th–11th century BC: Transfer of goods, transformation of networks”
    A. Papadopoulos, “The Cypriot and Aegean pottery from Tell el-Hesi: Merchants from Cyprus in the southern Levantine trade networks?”
    J. Sienkiewicz, “Cyprus and Rhodes in the Late Bronze Age: A Special Relationship?”
    M. Artzy and H. Sha, “The Cypriot counterpart of Late Bronze Stratum V at Tell Abu Hawam?”
    S. Vilain, “From trading connections to cultural exchanges: Cypriot imports and their imitations in the Levant and Egypt during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages”
    P. Boyes, “The social context of Cypriot writing at Ugarit: Cypriot communities and Levantine elites”
    G. Koiner, “Cypriot antiquities in Austrian collections: History and research”
    S. Schmid, “On the composition and whereabouts of Max Ohnefalsch-Richter’s collection of Cypriot antiquities”
    K. Kopanias, I. Voskos, D. Papageorgiou, and C. Theotokatou, “External contacts and a reassessment of socio-political evolution in the Kouris region during the LBA and EIA”
    K. Kopanias, E. Vemou, and K. Sidiropoulou, “3D Model Analysis of some LBA and EIA Swords from Cyprus”
    S. Demesticha, “Transport containers and maritime networks: The case of Cyprus”
    A. Vacek, “Trading spheres, competition and cooperation within long distance trade in the Early Iron Age eastern Mediterranean: Examining the Cypriot’s share”
    A. Orsingher, “Sailing East. Networks, Mobility, Trade and Cultural Exchange between Cyprus and the central Levant during the Iron Age”
    A. Gilboa, P. Waiman-Barak, G. Lehman, A. Georgiadou, and G. Shalvi, “Cyprus and the Southern Levant in the Iron Age: A continuously changing story”
    A. L. D’Agata, “Networks of similarities, worlds of shared practices: Re-interpreting the relations between Cilicia and Cyprus in the first centuries of the first millennium BC”
    K. Spathmann, “Sidon and its relation with the Early Iron Age pottery of Cyprus”
    F. Zervaki, “Cypriot imports and influence in Rhodes from the 11th – 10th century BC and links to the Aegean and the central Mediterranean”
    G. Bourogiannis, “Cypriot Black-on-Red traits in the Aegean: In search of a beginning and an end”
    A. Christophilopoulou, “Ancient migration or ancient mobility? Perspectives from Cyprus”


    AIA 2021

    On 5-10 January 2021 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2021) will be held online. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    T. Maltas, “Agricultural Resilience and the Collapse of Bronze Age Citadels in Western Anatolia”
    E. Oddo, ”Going Backward to Move Forward: Archive Archaeology and the House Of The Frescoes at Knossos”
    C. Donnelly, ”Writers, Markers, and Merchants in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean”
    S. E. M. Thorne, ”Geraki in Laconia: the Middle Helladic Period”
    J. Meier, “‘Well off’ Animal Abundance and Context-Based Analysis of Depositional Histories at Petsas House, Mycenae”
    S. Hilker, “A Spatial Analysis of Mycenaean Settlement Architecture”
    E. Gorogianni and K. Psimogiannou, “Storage in the Prehistoric Aegean: A Diachronic View on Material Dimensions and Social Implications” (Workshop). Panelists: K. S. Christakis, E. Gorogianni, J. Hruby, D. Margomenou, K. Psimogiannou, and M. Roumpou
    M. F. Lane, “The Offspring of Kephissos: The Middle and Late Bronze Age Settlements in the Northeastern Kopaic Basin in Regional Context”
    A. Van de Moortel, “Ritual and Mortuary Practices at Mitrou During the Late Bronze Age”
    Z. Tankosic, “Gourimadi, Karystos: The Results of the Third Season of Excavations at the Earliest Known Settlement in Southern Euboea, Greece”
    F. Dibble, “Adapting to Ancient Climate Change. Animal Husbandry in Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Greece”
    K. Jarriel, “Disaster and Technologies of Resilience: Small World Interaction after the Theran Eruption”
    D. M. Buell, “Minoans at Aghios Nikolaos: Preliminary Results of the Khavania Topographic and Architectural Mapping Project, Summer 2019”
    A. Cabaniss, “Family Dinners: Constructing and Maintaining Cooking Micro-Traditions within an East Cretan Late Minoan IIIC settlement”
    C. J. Sturge, “The Late Bronze Age Goblet on Crete and the Mainland: An Index of Similarity or Variation?”
    V. Şahoğlu, “Liman Tepe: A Coastal Site in Western Anatolia where Land Routes meet the Maritime World”
    C. Judson, “The Dorians Keep Invading: Confronting the Perpetuation of Migration Narratives in Cretan Archaeology”


    18. Österreichischer Archäologentag (2021)

    On 8-10 April 2021 the 18. Österreichischer Archäologentag (2021) will be held in Graz. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    J. Weilhartner, “Zur ‘Göttin mit Kylix’ in der ägäischen Ikonographie”
    F. Blakolmer, “Der minoische Genius beim Stieropfer vor der Göttin. Frühägäische Repräsentationsstrategien anhand eines mykenischen Siegelbildes aus Pylos”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 December 2020

    ASOR 2020

    On 12-15 and 19-22 November 2020 the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR 2020) was held online. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    H. Herrick, F. Berna, R. Kulick, and K. Fisher, “Assessing the raw materials utilized in lime production: a case study of plasters and mortars from Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”
    R. Kulick, F. Berna, K. Fisher, C. Kearns, and S. Manning, “Analyzing socio-environmental processes in south-central Cyprus: Geoarchaeological case studies from the Vasilikos and Maroni Valleys”
    E. Cline, “The Collapse of the Late Bronze Age and the Need for More Interdisciplinary Examinations of Climate Change in Antiquity”
    C. Bergoffen, “What was the Significance of Cypriot miniature Base Ring Bowls Canaan?”
    B. Davis, “The Pylos Combat Agate”
    N. Shin, “Nutrition and Storage: Understanding Diet and Population in Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
    J. Kramer, “‘The Amazons Arrived Today’ — The Women of the Cincinnati Troy Expedition”
    J. Younger, “The Middle Bronze Age Sealstone Workshop at Malia, Crete: Its Seals and Their Role in the Development of Writing”
    M. Anastasiadou, “Moments in Time in Kato Zakros: Tracing Actions in Minoan Neopalatial Sealing Administration”
    K.-E. Jang, “The Problem of Classifying the Ekron Inscription: Philistine, Phoenician, Hebrew, or None of the Above?”
    C. Bergoffen, “Manufacture - Motive - Morphology: A Capacity Study of Black Lustrous Wheelmade Juglets”
    M. Artzy and R. Be’eri, “What did the Cypriot merchants/mariners know? Diversity of Late Bronze II Cypriote imports to Nahariya and Tell abu Hawam”
    V. Matoïan, “Ugarit and Cyprus”
    B. Clark, “Cypriot Materiality in the Southern Levant: Beyond Ceramics”
    K. Fisher, “Beyond entertainment? Developing a Virtual Reality Application for a Late Bronze Age Cypriot City”
    R. Be’eri and M. Artzy, “Late Bronze Cypriot Imports from the New Excavations at Tel Nahariya, Northern Israel”
    C. M. Donnelly, “Cypro-Minoan Abroad, Cypriots Abroad?”
    A. Papadopoulos, “Seeking the Cypriot merchant in LBA Mediterranean: Personal possessions as indicators of identity?”
    J. S. Smith, “Cypriot Seals and Cypriots Overseas”
    M. Harris-Schober, “Cracking The Philistine Ritual Code: Moving on from Misidentification”
    I. Hill, “Experimental Reconstruction of a Bronze Age Malting Kiln, Cyprus”
    L. Crewe, “Evidence for the beginning of the Bronze Age at Kissonerga-Skalia”
    A. Simmons, L. Maher, D. Macdonald, and S. Stewart, “Cliffhangers of Cyprus: New Evidence for Epipaleolithic Explorers”
    L. Lucas, “Shifting harvests and planting roots: connecting the archaeobotanical evidence with the rise of the Cypriot Bronze Age”
    S. Shives, K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia, Cyprus: Recent Results and Zooarchaeological Research”
    C. B. Scott, “Situating the Citadel: Explorations of the Fortified Landscape of the Gediz River Valley in the 2nd Millennium BCE”
    D. Alberghina, “Before Croesus’s Gold: Metalworking in the Gediz River Valley during the Second Millennium BCE”
    T. Kaner, “Dressing a Pot: Surfaces in the Marmara Lake Basin during the Second Millennium BCE”
    T. Bürge, “Feasting and Its Remains in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    M. Horowitz, “Middle Cypriot Bronze Age Social Development at Kalavasos-Laroumena”
    C. S. Colburn, “Bodies in Motion: Toward a Reconstruction of Funerary Ritual in Prepalatial Crete”
    S. Pilaar Birch, M. Metzger, E. Ridder, P. Fall, and S. Falconer, “Stable Isotope Analysis of Middle Bronze Age Animal Remains from Politiko-Troullia, Cyprus”
    E. Ridder, S. Pilaar Birch, S. Porson, P. Fall, and S. Falconer, “Constructing Modern Stable Isotope Isoscapes for the Levant and Cyprus”
    D. Adams, A. M. Büyükkarakaya, and M. Pilloud, “Social organization and community identity formation at Early Bronze Age Karataş- Semayük”
    E. H. Cline, “After 1177 BC: Examining Resiliency and Rebirth Following the Late Bronze Age Collapse”
    A. Papadopoulos, “Connections with the west? Cypriot and Mycenaean pottery from Tell el-Hesi”
    F. Höflmayer, “Tel Nami, Cyprus, and Egypt: Radiocarbon Dates and Early Middle Bronze Age Chronology”
    N. Papalexandrou, “The Heroics of Maritime Entrepreneurship in Early Iron Age Mediterranean Culture”
    D. Luber, “A Moment of Restraint: New Considerations of the Mistress of the Animals Motif in an ‘Entangled’ Mediterranean”
    M. Mitrovich, “Bulls vs. Rams: the Near Eastern Connections in the Iconography of the Inlayed Silver Cups from Enkomi, Cyprus and Midea, Dendra”
    L. M. Campbell, “Human Iconographies in the Late Bronze Age: Conscious Representations of Interconnections”
    L. A. Hitchcock, “The Deep State in the Ancient World: Bureaucracies as Constraining and Enabling Socio-Political Structures”
    L. Pisanu, “A Bronze and Iron ages net across the West and East Mediterranean Sea: Sardinia and Cyprus inter-relations”
    S. Wang, I. Zaslavsky, M. M. Burton, and P. S. Quinn, “Classifying archaeological ceramic photomicrographs using machine learning: experience with samples from the eastern Mediterranean”


    17th PoCA

    On 13-15 November 2020 the 17th Meeting on Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) meeting was held online. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    M. Monaco, “New Insights into the “Bioarchaeology of the Everyday”: the Case of the Middle/Late Chalcolithic - Late Bronze Age Cypriot”
    H. Lee, P. Christofi, and E. Nikita, “Parts of a New Whole: First Steps Towards a Bioarchaeological Investigation of Late Bronze Age Cypriot Attitudes on Death and the Body”
    A. Reeve, “Mapping the Minor Collections: Tracing the Diaspora of Ancient Cypriot Material Culture in the UK”
    C. M. Prévost, “Exhibiting Cyprus: a Comparative Study of the Collections Dispersed in Europe Nowadays”
    R. Laoutari, “Village Life: Style, Shape and Practise in the Early Bronze Age Cypriot Society”
    P. Mylona, “Occupation of Xeros Valley in Kofinou: Placing Sites in their Topographical Context”
    M. Kozlakowska, “The Body and its Image in the Neolithic and Bronze Age Cyprus”
    F. L. Spigno, “New Mycenaean and Cypriot Finds in Sardinia”
    E. De Benedictis, “Weighing Trade: Function and Context of the Weights from Aghios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”


    Resources and Transformation in Pre-modern Societies

    On 19-21 November 2020 an international conference entitled Resources and Transformation in Pre-modern Societies was held online. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    S. Finlayson and J. Wild, “Knowledge is a Scarce Resource: a Comparative Exploration of Communities of Practice and the Transmission of Knowledge Amongst Small-scale Stone and Gem Workers in the Bronze Age Aegean and Idar-Oberstein, Germany, from Early Modern Times until the Present Day”
    T. Giagkoulis, “The Wooden Structures of The Neolithic Wetland Habitation Anarghiri Ixb (Western Macedonia, Greece): Ways to do, Ways to be”
    T. Valchev, “Spondylus Ornaments from Prehistoric Settlement Mound near Drama Village, Bulgaria”

  • November 2020 issue available

    01 November 2020

    The November 2020 issue of Nestor (47.8) is available as a free download.

  • From the Editor

    01 November 2020

    My thanks, again this month, to everyone who has generously shared digital publications with the Nestor office so we can include them in the bibliography, and to the librarians of The John Miller Burnam Classics Library at the University of Cincinnati: Rebecka Lindau, Michael Braunlin, and Shannan Stewart.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    01 November 2020


    On 7 December 2020 applications are due for student fellowships at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus for 2021-2022; on 12 January 2021 applications are due for senior fellowships. Recipients of fellowships are required to spend time as residents of CAARI and to submit a written report for the CAARI newsletter. Information about the grants is available at; application forms are available at

  • Calls for Papers

    01 November 2020

    CAA 2021

    On 15 November 2020 proposals for sessions (1000 words plus references) are due for the 2021 Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2021): Digital Crossroads to be held on 14-18 June 2021 in Limassol, Cyprus. From 1 December 2020 through 15 January 2021 proposals are due for papers or posters. Further information is available at


    Tenth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

    On 23 November 2020 abstracts (250 words) are due for the Tenth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference, to be held on 13 February 2021 virtually, hosted by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (EST). Further information and the forms for submission are available at



    On 28 February 2021 abstracts (400 words) are due for the conference Archaeological Work in the Peloponnese (AWOP3) to be held on 2-5 June 2021 in Kalamata, Greece (rescheduled from 3-6 December 2020). Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 November 2020

    Geometric and Archaic Sanctuaries in the Northern Peloponnese

    On 5-6 November 2020 an online symposium entitled Interpreting the Pottery Record from Geometric and Archaic Sanctuaries in the Northern Peloponnese: Cult and Votive Practices, Provenance, and Production Methods will be hosted in Vienna (CET) by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Registration is available at; further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    W. Gauß and F. Ruppenstein, “New research at the Geometric and Archaic sanctuary at the Acropolis of Aigeira”
    M. Petropoulos and K. Aktypi, “Artemis Aontia: a Geometric sanctuary in the heart of Achaea and its relations with other regions”
    E.-I. Kolia, “Presentation of the stratigraphy of the early Iron Age sanctuary of Poseidon Heliconius in Achaea”
    A. Gadolou, “Interpreting the pottery record from the early Iron Age sanctuary of Poseidon Heliconius of Ancient Helike in Achaea: cult and votive practices before the construction of the apsidal temple”
    G. Alexopoulou, “‘Traced via their gifts’. Cults in the ancient region of Kalavryta as suggested by votive offerings”
    G. Ladstätter and N. Voß, “Ancient Lousoi in the Geometric and the early Archaic period: topography, architecture and stratigraphy”
    N. Voß, “Cult and votive practices at Geometric and Archaic Lousoi: analysing ceramic assemblages from the sanctuary of Artemis Hemera and from the town centre”
    C. Morgan, “Thirty years on: progress and prospects in the study of ceramic assemblages from Greek sanctuaries”
    P. Fragnoli, “Compositional and technological characterization of Geometric and Archaic pottery from the sanctuary of Artemis Hemera in Lousoi”
    V. Vlachou, “Pottery and the Hyakinthia festival. Interpreting the pottery deposits from the Spartan Amyklaion”


    Empire and excavation

    On 6-7 November 2020 a conference entitled Empire and excavation: critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960 will be held online, hosted in Nicosia, Cyprus (EET) by the British Museum and Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI). Registration is available at; further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Given, “Surveillance, Survey and Local Knowledge: Landscape relations in late 19th-century Cypriot archaeology”
    S. Diakou, “Law and archaeology in British-period Cyprus: the case of Lapithos”
    P. Nikolaou, “The Ancient Cyprus Collection at the British Museum: retracing stories of travelling antiquities, knowledge and empire”
    J. Desplat, “Excavating in the Empire — and in the Archives. Archaeology in Cyprus in British Governmental Records”
    S. Schmid, “Was there an official German interest in the archaeology of Cyprus between 1878 and 1914?”
    S. Irving, “Archaeological entanglements: Palestinian refugee archaeologists in Cyprus, Libya and Jordan”
    P. Theofanous, M. Volikou, and D. Pilides, “Diving into the Past: Archival Research Results of the Cyprus Coastal Assessment Project and the History of the First Underwater Archaeological Explorations in Cyprus”
    B. Knapp, “Prehistoric Archaeology in the Republic of Cyprus: The First Sixty Years”
    R. Marshall, “Archaeology in early twentieth-century Cyprus: Imperialism, Hellenism, and the Eteocypriots”
    J. Smith, “Excavation and Archaeologists at Marion in the British Colonial Period”



    On 20-21 November 2020 a conference for young researchers entitled Maritime Archaeology Research Exchange (MARE) will be held in Hamburg. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    W. Held, “The coasts of the Karian Chersonesos from the Bronze Age to the Roman Imperioa period. First results of a new Turkish-German cooperation project”
    N. Köknar, “Late Bronze Age Burials in the Western Anatolian Coast and Sea Trade and Cultural Connections with Mycenaeans”
    E. Loizou, “The harboursides as key-sites for understanding the networks in the Aegean Prehistory”


    Potter’s Wheel

    On 24-27 November 2020 a virtual conference entitled Archaeological Approaches to the Study of the Potter’s Wheel will be hosted by the University of Hradec Králové (CEST). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Cercone, “Examining Variability in Anatolian Early Bronze Age Hand-Made and Wheel-Made Pottery”
    M. Choleva, “The potter’s wheel as cultural practice in the prehistoric Aegean”
    A. Balitsari, “Different shades of Gray Minyan: dissecting an ‘iconic’ ceramic class of Middle Bronze Age, mainland Greece”
    S. Prillwitz, “Is there only one type of potter’s wheel in Late Bronze Age Greece?”
    X. Charalambidou, “Wheel rotation on Early Iron Age and Archaic Naxian coarse wares: their context and evolution”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 November 2020

    6th ARCH_RNT

    On 8-9 October 2020 the conference 6th ARCH_RNT Symposium - Archaeological Research and New Technologies was held in Kalamata. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    C. Papadopoulos and J. D. Irish, “Exploring biological affinities in Bronze Age Pylos”
    M. Kaparou and A. Oikonomou, “Glass technology from the Mycenaeans to the 1st millennium BC: Continuity or change?”
    Ν. Κ. Κλαδούρη, Α. Γ. Καρύδας, Β. Ορφανού, Β. Κανταρέλου, and Ν. Ζαχαριάς, “Η εφαρμογή της φασματοσκοπίας φθορισμού με μικροδέσμη ακτίνων Χ (micro-XRF) στη μελέτη των μεταλλικών τέχνεργων τεσσάρων ιερών της Τεγεάτιδας (10ος -7ος αιώνας π.Χ.)”
    V. Valantou, N. Zacharias, V. Aravantinos, and I. Fappas, “Petrographic analysis of pottery samples from Mycenaean Thebes”

  • October 2020 issue available

    01 October 2020

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

  • Calls for Papers

    01 October 2020

    EAA AM 2021

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


    ‘Modern’ Women of the Past?

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


    DIG 2021

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


    ISBSA 16

    On 31 January 2021 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 16th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 16). Sailing Through History: Reading the Past – Imagining the Future, to be held on 26 September – 1 October 2021 in Zadar, Croatia. Further information is available at

  • Future Conferences and Lectures

    01 October 2020

    54th Public Lecture Series

    The Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus has announced the following schedule of lectures for the 54th Public Lecture Series during autumn 2020; all will held virtually via Zoom at 7:30 pm (EET). Registration is required for access to the Zoom lecture at Further information is available at Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    5 October 2020: D. Pilides, “Inland Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age: Survey and excavations in the region of Agios Sozomenos”
    19 October 2020: L. Crewe, “The changing nature of occupation at Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia”
    16 November 2020: C. Morris, “Minoans reimagined: From ancient images to multiple modern ‘lives’”
    23 November 2020: I. Nikolakopoulou, “Thera and the Aegean world in the Middle Bronze Age”
    30 November 2020: M. Choleva, “Η ιστορία μιας καινοτομίας: Μαθαίνοντας τον κεραμικό τροχό στο Αιγαίο της 3ης χιλιετίας”
    7 December 2020: S. Vakirtzi, “Textile Archaeology and the investigation of the 4th to 3rd mill. BC transition: A textile craft-based approach to an early stage of Aegean prehistory”


    Mycenaean Seminars

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


    Archaeological Science Methods

    On 12-14 October 2020 a workshop entitled Archaeological Science Methods in the Field and in the Laboratory: What, How, and Why will be held by the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) at the Cyprus Institute together with the University of Cambridge and KU Leuven to advance Archaeological Science research in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME). The workshop can be attended as an online event or in person after expression of interest subject to limitations in place regarding COVID-19; for in-person attendance, contact Further information and links to the online platforms are available at


    Sixty Years of Exploring Prehistoric Kea

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

  • September 2020 issue available

    30 August 2020

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

  • From the Editor

    30 August 2020

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

  • Announcements

    30 August 2020

    Digital Mycenae Archive

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


    Photographs in the CMS series

    We also reprint this note from Professor Ingo Pini regarding the photographs in the CMS series: “To all colleagues interested in the study of Minoan and Helladic seals,
    signet rings and sealings:
    In recent years I undertook the time-consuming effort to improve the quality of the photographs of original seals, signet rings and sealings as well as that of modern impressions.
    Many new photographs of impressions were made. In addition a better quality of the already existing photographs as published in the volumes of the CMS series was achieved by using Photoshop. Colleagues should now use the photographs of ARACHNE
    ( or get scans, at present from Professor Diamantis Panagiotopoulos at Heidelberg University, Faculty of Philosophy ( In the near future a small amount of colour photographs will be available, too."

  • Grants and Fellowships

    30 August 2020


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

  • Calls for Papers

    30 August 2020

    Gesture, Stance, and Movement

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


    Poseidons Realm XXVI

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


    Old Textiles - More Possibilities

    On 30 November 2020 abstracts (200 words) are due for the Centre for Textile Research Anniversary Conference Old Textiles - More Possibilities, to be held on 14-18 June 2021 in Copenhagen. With permission, the presentations will be streamed online. Further information is available at



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



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


    Global Antiquities

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

  • Future Conferences and Lectures

    30 August 2020

    No (E)scape

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



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

  • Past Conferences and Lectures

    30 August 2020

    EAA AM 2020

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

  • Cancellation

    30 August 2020

    CAA 2020

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

  • May 2020 issue available

    06 May 2020

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

  • From the editor

    06 May 2020

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

  • Calls for Papers

    06 May 2020

    ATINER 2020

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


    TAG 42

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


    Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age

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


    Nostoi II

    On 15 June 2020 (extended deadline) abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Nostoi II. Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean: Sea + Inland Routes from the Early Bronze to the End of the Early Iron Age, to be held in Heraklion from 14-17 January 2021. Title, name affiliation, and abstract should be submitted to Submission forms and further information are available at!Aj62JBNWcF_ujZUm0As6ajiooXyigQ%3Fe%3DFsFAOa&
    • Tracking and Mapping Sea and Inland Routes
    • Writing and Sealing Bureaucracy of Exchange
    • Merchants, Commodities, and Gifts
    • Systems of Commercial Interaction
    • Mobility, Agency, and Technology
    • Routes and Means of Transportation
    • Piracy and Sea People
    • Art and Iconography
    • Maritime Cultural Landscapes
    • Ideology (religion, beliefs, customs)


    SAA 2021

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


    ΑΕΠΕΛ3 / AWOP3

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



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


    ICAS 1

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

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    06 May 2020

    18. Österreichischer Archäologentag

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


    14th International Congress of Thracology

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

  • April 2020 issue available

    01 April 2020

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

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