Nestor  

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

News

  • Calls for Papers

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    01 August 2022

    CAA 2023

    On 19 August 2022 proposals for sessions and workshops (1000 words maximum plus references) are due for the 50th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2023): 50 years of synergy, to be held on 3-6 April 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 12 September to 17 October 2022 proposals for papers and posters will be open. Further information is available at https://2023.caaconference.org/.

     

    ICAP2023

    On 28 August 2022 abstracts (1200 words maximum including main body, figure captions, and references) are due for the 15th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection (ICAP2023), to be held on 28 March – 1 April 2023 in Kiel, Germany. Further information is available at https://www.icap2023.uni-kiel.de/en.

     

    Relations between the Indus and the Aegean

    On 15 September 2022 offers of papers are due for an international workshop on Relations between the Indus and the Aegean in the Bronze Age, to be held on 3-4 December 2022 at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Offers of papers should be sent to Prof. Robert Arnott at robert.arnott@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    01 August 2022

    23rd European Meeting of Paleopathology Association

    On 25-29 August 2022 the 23rd European Meeting of Paleopathology Association will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania. Further information is available at https://www.ppa2022.mf.vu.lt/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Papathanasiou, “Reviewing and associating stable isotope analyses, contextual cultural data, animal protein consumption and the most prevalent pathological conditions of prehistoric and historic Greece.”
    D. Michael, L. Fibiger, and B. Molloy, “Identifying geographical and temporal differentiations in Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age Greece: A comparative bioarchaeological approach”

     

    EAA AM 2022

    On 31 August – 3 September 2022 the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2022) will be held in Budapest, Hungary. Further information is available at https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2022. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Hadji, “The Eye of the Beholder: Art Appraisal as an Obstacle to Archaeological Context, the Case of Early Cycladic Anthropomorphic Sculpture”
    A. Berio, “The Orientation of Minoan Palaces and Peak Sanctuaries toward Navigational Stars”
    E. Kalogiropoulou, M. Roumpou, and C. Ziota, “Exploring the Materiality of Household and Cooking Practices at the Neolithic Site Kleitos 1, Greece. Evidence from Organic-Residue Analysis”
    B. Rueff, “Aegean Bronze Age Lamp Wicks. Materials, Manufacturing Techniques and Light Properties”
    L. van Vugt, C. Morales-Molino, E. Gobet, A. Lotter, H. Vogel, A. Hafner, and W. Tinner, “Insights into the Impacts of Neolithic Land Use and Climate Change on the Vegetation of Northern Greece”
    S. Kacar, “Between the Balkans and the Mediterranean: Interactions, Integrations and Borders during the Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic of South-Eastern Europe”
    S. Aulsebrook, “What We Think We Know about Trade Between the Aegean and Other Places during the Second Millennium BC: A Summary”
    F. Frankovic and U. Matić, “Emissaries, Princesses and Trinkets: Amenhotep III Scarabs in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and West Anatolia”
    T. Eshel, “Lead Isotopes and Chemical Composition of Silver Reveal Developments in the Mediterranean Metal Trade during the Bronze and Iron Ages”
    N. Shin, “Understanding Diet, Population, and Labor through Storage in Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
    A. Frank, I. Moutafi, N. Herrmann, A. Lagia, R. Frei, K. Kristiansen, and K. Frei, “How to Construct a Relevant Baseline of Bioavailable 87SR/86SR? Testing Different Approaches to Constrain Mobility in Bronze Age Greece”
    A. Patay-Horváth, “The Name of the Peloponnese and Related Island Names in Antiquity”
    I. Chatzikonstantinou and N. Papakonstantinou, “De-Commingling Prehistoric Aegean Mortuary Assemblages: A Multidisciplinary Methodological Approach towards the Study of Commingled Unburnt and Burnt Human Remains”
    M. Gkouma, G. Tsartsidou, M. Boyd, E. Margaritis, I. Moutafi, and C. Renfrew, “A Microanalysis of Roofs in Traditional and Prehistoric Cycladic Architecture”
    H. Herrick and F. Berna, “Assessing the Raw Materials Utilized in Lime Production: A Case Study of Plasters and Mortars from Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”
    K. Nikita, “Glass Eye-Beads in Mycenaean Greece: Manufacture, Provenance and Function”
    S. Voutsaki, “The Study of Kinship in the Ancient Greek World: Some Reflections”
    M. Kyritsi, “Kinship Studies through the Archaeological Record: Exploring Multiple Ways of Approaching Kin Ties in Prehistoric Societies”
    D. Vendramin, “House and Settlement Disposition as a Reflection of Kinship Relationships. The Prepalatial Hamlet of Myrtos Fournou Korifi as a Case-Study”
    A. Alexandridou, “Mortuary Strategies and Kinship Dynamics in Early Greece”
    P. Tritsaroli, I. Moutafi, E. Nikita, and S. Voutsaki, “Kinship and Social Change at the Onset of the Mycenean Era: The Case of Ayios Vasileios”
    A. Ulanowska, “Mapping and Disseminating the Use and Re-Use of Technical Textiles in Sealing Practices in Bronze Age Greece”
    M. Gurova, E. Stefanova, P. Andreeva, and N. Kecheva, “Micropetrography and Geochemistry of Prehistoric Raw Materials in Bulgaria: Challenge and Query”
    E. Voulgari, M. Sofronidou, and K. Kotsakis, “Complex Vessels in Simple Huts: The Four-Legged Vessels from Neolithic Dispilio, North Greece”
    S. Menelaou, “Rethinking Prehistoric Borders, Challenging Modern Narratives: Islandness, Sense of Place, and Connectivity in the East Aegean Interface”
    O. Kouka, “Rings of the Same Chain? Reconstructing Cultural Identities in the Maritime Landscapes of the East Aegean Islands and Western Anatolia”
    U. Oguzhanoglu, “A Node between the Mediterranean and the Aegean: Southwest Anatolia in Early and Middle Bronze Ages”
    V. Sahoglu, E. Kiriatzi, B. Goodmann-Tchernov, Ü. Çayır, Ü. Gündoğan, M. Vetters, M. Choleva, T. Maltas, and M. İncirlili, “Aegean-Anatolian Cultural Fusion: Dynamic Patterns of Connectivity, Technology Transfer and Appropriation at Çeşme – Bağlararasi during the MBA/LBA Transition”
    M. Pieniazek, “Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age: A Cultural Landscape on the Search for Identity”
    N. N. Köknar, “Coastal and Inland Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age: Bordered or Connected?”
    F. Frankovic, “Grave New World – Competition, Status Negotiation and Control in the Late Bronze Age East Aegean-West Anatolian Burial Practices”
    E. Denel, “Changing Value of Syro-Anatolian Objects across Time and Space”
    M. Boyd, C. Renfrew, I. Legaki, E. Margaritis, G. Gavalas, I. Moutafi, M. Georgakopoulou, M. Gkouma, A. Krijnen, and M. Floquet, “The Creative Cultural Nexus of Keros”
    M. Floquet, M. Boyd, C. Renfrew, and J. Herbst, “Beyond Technological Transfer and Local Identity: Architectural, Proto-Urban, and Social Innovation at the Early Bronze Age Settlement of Dhaskalio (Cyclades)”
    V. Dimitriou, A. Krijnen, M. Boyd, and C. Renfrew, “Ceramic Evidence for an Interconnected World: The Kastri Assemblage from the New Excavations at Dhaskalio”
    C.-H. Tsai, K. Kaza-Papageorgiou, A. Hein, M. Madrid i Fernández, and P. Day, “A Northern Powerhouse: Ceramic Evidence for Technological and Social Transformation in Early Bronze Age Attica, Greece”
    R. Pierini, “At the Cross-Road Between Minoans and Mycenaeans: The RCT Tablets from Knossos as a Model of Cultural Interaction”
    D. Laguna-Palma, “The Challenges of Using Digital Technologies for Understanding Ancient Networks in the Libyan Sea: The Peraia Project Experience”
    S. Fouriki, “The Handmade Burnished Ware Phenomenon and Its Cretan Connection: A Ceramic Technological Approach at Late Mycenaean Chania”
    S. Aulsebrook, “Using Microscopy to Unlock Object Biographies: Case Studies from Late Bronze Age Mycenae”
    V. Martin, “Microscale Analysis on the First Metal of Greece: A Methodological Way to Reconstruct Manufacturing Processes for Neolithic Metal Objects”
    A. Nikolopoulou and E. Filippaki, “Metal Objects from Northern Aegean, Greece: An EBA Hoard from Mesi Glyfada Sea”
    M. Mazis and A. Fantalkin, “Preliminary Results of Metals Research from Iron Age Ashdod-Yam”
    C. Giardino, T. Zappatore, and D. Dell’Aquila, “Non-Destructive and Non-Invasive Investigations to Study Bronze Age Metals from the Aegean”
    E. Vika, S. Soncin, H. Talbot, O. Craig, M. VonTersch, S. Presslee, and M. Alexander, “‘Like Common People’: Biomolecular Reconstructions of the Subsistence Economy of Non-Elites in Late Bronze Age Greece”
    E. Baysal and S. Yelözer, “Transformation and Conservation: Learning and Memory at the Epipalaeolithic/Neolithic Transition in Turkey”
    M. Gori, “Investigating Settlement Patterns and Tracing Mobility in Southern Balkans in the 3rd Millennium BC”
    T. Krapf, “What about the Middle Bronze Age in the Southern Balkans?”
    E. Trinder, “Making Sense of the Past and Bringing Sense to the Present: Burial Mounds in Bronze and Iron Age Albania”
    T. Daróczi, “Bronze Age Aegean Ritual Meadowscapes as Prehistoric Gardens”
    M. Gurova and C. Bonsall, “Lithic Raw Materials and Interaction Spheres: An Early Neolithic Case Study from Bulgaria”
    T. Moutsiou, “Raw Material Choices in Early Holocene Cyprus and the Development of the Eastern Mediterranean Socialscape”
    S. Papadopoulou, “Strategies of Raw Material Acquisition and Tool Production at the Neolithic Lakeside Settlement Anarghiri IXB, Western Macedonia, Greece”
    C. Arampatzis, “Antler Exploitation in the Neolithic Wetlands of Western Macedonia, Greece. Evidence from the Settlement Anarghiri IXB”
    L. Stamerra and E. Farinetti, “Inner Mobility, Local Movement and Wider Connections in the Long-Term Landscape of the Nucleated Settlement of Boeotia (Central Greece)”
    P. Bantavanou, A. Trantalidou, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “Experimental Cremations and the Effects on Bone Microstructures”
    R. Pierini, “The Spice That Came in From the East: Saffron and the Chronology of Linear B Tablets from Knossos”
    H. Ozturk, “How Can aDNA Be Your Friend: Predictive Case Studies from the Prehistoric Aegean”

     

    2022 Connected Past 

    On 1-2 September 2022 the 2022 Connected Past Conference: Networks in the archaeology of the ancient Aegean will be held in Heraklion, Crete. Further information is available at https://connectedpast.net/heraklion-2022/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Knappett, “Introduction: Networks in the Aegean”
    P. Gheorghiade, H. Price, and R. Rivers, “Times alone Matter: Modelling Terrestrial Mobility on Crete during the Late Bronze Age”
    A. Sacco and J. Brouwers, “The balance of power in Bronze Age Crete: using network analysis to examine burials with arms from Middle Minoan I to Late Minoan IIIC”
    B. Legarra Herrero and M. Martinón-Torres, “Linking the dead and the living through craft networks. Exploring the approach in Cretan cemeteries”
    A. Karnava, “Neopalatial administrative networks: the case of the ‘replica’ rings”
    N. Abell, “Households and non-palatial networks in southern Aegean craft production: some thoughts”
    J. M. A. Murphy, N. Abell, S. Lafayette Hogue, M. Nazou, C. Papoulia, M. Georgakopoulou, and J. Craig, “Micro-Regions and Networks in the Cyclades: A View from Kea”
    A. R. Knodell, “(Very) Small Islands in the Maritime Networks of the Bronze Age Cyclades”
    D. Forsyth, “The Iron Age Cyclades and Crete: Different Approaches to Connectivity Speculatively Related to Food Security”
    S. Mills, “Mycenaean Thessaly in the Late Bronze Age: Using network theory to understand political organization”
    C. M. Hale, “Regional Networks and Local Recipes for Complexity: Presenting a new project on Central Greek Middle Bronze Age networks”
    L. Giorgi, “Following the oxhide ingots within Linear B texts between Aegean and East Mediterranean”
    E. Simons, “Mapping Monsters: a spatial analysis of Late Bronze Age griffins”
    I. Nikolakopoulou – title TBC
    R. Rivers, P. Gheorghiade, V. Vasiliauskate, H. Price, and T. Evans, “Decoding Minoan/Mycenaean Cretan data”
    Q. Drillat, “An integrated spatial and network analysis of settlement patterns and road network dynamics in Central Crete (Late Minoan II – Hellenistic period)”
    A. Psychas, “Establishing intra- and extra-regional networks in the Postpalatial period: the case study of Petras, Siteia”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    01 August 2022

    Prehistoric lakeshore settlements in South-East Europe

    On 5-6 July 2022 a mid-term conference entitled Prehistoric lakeshore settlements in South-East Europe: archaeological, palaeoecological and bioarchaeological investigations within the EXPLO project was held at the Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Further information is available at https://www.voria.gr/elfinder/Programma.pdf. the program was:
    A. Hafner, “Overview of the University of Bern archaeological project”
    W. Tinner, “Overview of the University of Bern palaeoecological project”
    A. Bogaard, “Overview of the University of Oxford project”
    K. Kotsakis, “Overview of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki project”
    J. Francuz, “Dendrochronology: Turning Prehistory into History? An outline of the methodological basics of building and dating tree-ring chronologies from wood sampled from wetland sites”
    A. Maczkowski, “Prehistoric dendrochronology in the southern Balkans: state-of-the-art and prospects”
    M. Bolliger, “The dendroarchaeology of the prehistoric waterlogged site Ploča - Mičov Grad, Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia”
    T. Giagkoulis, F. Stefanou, and K. Kotsakis, “Phases and architecture of Dispilio: results and challenges”
    S. Kyrillidou, I. Siamidou, I. Oikonomou, R. Veropoulidou, and K. Kotsakis, “Site stratigraphy and key stratigraphic markers at the Neolithic wetland settlement of Dispilio. Our progress to date within the project of EXPLO”
    E. Voulgari, M. Sofronidou, N. Saridaki, I. Siamidou, E. Tsiola, N. Katsikaridis, and K. Kotsakis, “Reassembling continuity and change in Neolithic Dispilio”
    M. Sofronidou, E. Voulgari, A. Dimoula, N. Saridaki, and K. Kotsakis, “Dispilio pottery in its regional context: affinities and potential contacts”
    T. Bekiaris, A. Kita, E. Koutsopoulou, B. Milić, and G. Stratouli, “The stone and bone industries from Neolithic Dispilio: preliminary typological and technological observations”
    J. Reich, “Archaeological Fieldwork at Lake Ohrid”
    M. Hostettler, “Farmers of the Bronze Age – Exploring land use dynamics and agricultural practices using legacy data and land-use modelling”
    A. Thévenaz, C. Morales-Molino, E. Gobet, C. Martin, C. De Jonge, O. Rach, D. Sachse, and W. Tinner, “Reconstructing Holocene climate dynamics in Northern Greece using biomarker proxies in lake sediments”
    K. Ganz, C. Morales-Molino, E. Gobet, L. Hächler, D. Kiosak, N. Kotova, J. van Leeuwen, S. Makhortykh, S. Ogi, E. Schaad, C. Schwörer, P. Zander, M. Grosjean, and W. Tinner, “From sea to summit: the impact of climate and land-use change on vegetation at different altitudes and along two Neolithisation routes”
    L. van Vugt, C. Morales-Molino, E. Gobet, M. Grosjean, A. Knetge, J. F. N. van Leeuwen, A. F. Lotter, H. Vogel, A. Hafner, and W. Tinner, “Insights into the impacts of climate and land use on the vegetation of the Four Lakes region in Northern Greece”
    L. van Vugt, E. Gobet, K. Ganz, G.-L. Grünenfelder, H. Vogel, and W. Tinner, “First results on 50,000 years of vegetation history at Limni Orestiás Kastorias”
    V. Isaakidou, P. Halstead, R. Veropoulidou, R. Chronaki, D. Androulaki, and A. Bogaard, “The zooarchaeology of Dispilio, Lake Orestias, Kastorias”
    M. Ergun, E. Gkatzogia, M. Ntinou, M. Charles, and A. Bogaard, “The archaeobotany of Dispilio, Lake Orestias, Kastorias”
    E. Gobet, S. Brechbühl, L. van Vugt, C. Morales-Molino, J. Volery, A. F. Lotter, A. Ballmer, S. O. Brugger, A. Hafner, and W. Tinner, “Vegetation dynamics and land-use change at the Neolithic lakeshore settlement site of Ploča Mičov Grad, Lake Ohrid”
    R. Ballantyne, M. Charles, and A. Bogaard, “The archaeobotany of Progradec, Lin 3, Lake Ohrid”
    A. Holguin, M. Charles, M. Ergun, and A. Bogaard, “The archaeobotany of Ploča Mičov Grad, Lake Ohrid”

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    01 July 2022

    YRA 5

    On 3 July 2022 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the fifth workshop entitled Young Researchers in Archaeometry (YRA 5), to be hosted online on 5¬–6 September 2022 by the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Abstracts, with authors’ names, titles, and institutions should be sent to arkeum@deu.edu.tr. Further information is available at https://yrarchaeometry.weebly.com/.

     

    Cultural Continuity, Change, and Interaction

    On 15 July 2022 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for an international symposium entitled Cultural Continuity, Change and Interaction in the Aegean World from the Second to First Millenium BC, to be hosted online on 17-18 November 2022 by the DEÜ Archaeology and Archeometry Application and Research Center in Turkey. Abstracts, with authors’ names, titles, and institutions should be sent to arkeum@deu.edu.tr. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/76798261/Call_for_Papers_INTERNATIONAL_SYMPOSIUM_CULTURAL_CONTINUITY_CHANGE_AND_INTERACTION_IN_THE_AEGEAN_WORLD_FROM_THE_SECOND_TO_FIRST_MILLENIUM_BC.

     

    Interconnective Approaches to the Ancient World

    On 31 July 2022 titles (20 words maximum) and abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for a conference for student and early-career researchers entitled Bridging the Gaps: Interconnective Approaches to the Ancient World, to be held on 19-20 November 2022 in Swansea University. Further information is available at https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/30/bridging-the-gaps-interconnective-approaches-to-the-ancient-world/. Paper proposals will be welcomed that may engage with (among other topics):
    • Local-regional-international contact and influence
    • Interdisciplinary theory and methodology
    • Intersectionality and gender history
    • Interconnections in power, authority, and society
    • Subaltern groups and marginalised voices
    • Archaeology and material culture
    • Temple and private religion
    • Outreach and public engagement
    • Teaching and pedagogy
    • Reception studies
    • Contemporary or historiographical memory and recollection

     

    TAG–US Archaeology of Transformation

    On 20 August 2022 submissions (250 words) are due for a Theoretical Archaeology Group—US (TAG–US) workshop entitled Archaeology of Transformation: Changing Scapes, to be hosted online on 21 October 2022 at the University of Chicago. Further information is available at http://www.tag-usa.org/tag-workshops.html. Potential topics include:
    • Scapes as ways of knowing
    • Temporality
    • Engagement with landscapes
    • Too many scapes?

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    01 July 2022

    WAC – 9

    On 3-8 July 2022 the 9th World Archaeological Congress (WAC – 9) will be held in Prague. Further information is available at https://www.wac-9.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Pyrgaki, “A new materialistic ontologically oriented approach: the case study of the Dispilio Neolithic lakeside settlement”
    S. Davis, “The Kotroni Archaeological Survey Project: Landscape-scale survey and initial results”
    T. Strasser, “The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: An Eyewitness Account of Pleistocene Crete”
    S. Souvatzi, “Concentricity, circularity and kinship”
    T. Moutsiou, “Modelling the Pleistocene Colonisation of Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean”
    S. Cveček, “Çukuriçi Höyük: Household economics in the Early Bronze Age Aegean”
    S. M. Valamoti, “Understanding ancient cuisine through an ethnoarchaeobotany of traditional plant food preparations: case studies from Greece”

     

    Ventris at 100

    On 7 July 2022 the Institute of Classical Studies, London will hold an in-person event on Ventris at 100 to celebrate 100 years from Michael Ventris' birth and 70 years since the decipherment of Linear B. To attend, registration is required at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/michael-ventris-100. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    J. Bennet, “Without Ventris ...? What would we not know about early Greece had Linear B remained undeciphered?”
    E. Salgarella, “Time to rotate the kaleidoscope? Changing perspectives on 'Minoan' Linear A”
    C. Donnelly, “What's in a Word? New Paths and Old Roadblocks in the Study of Cypro-Minoan”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    01 July 2022

    Intercultural Contacts

    On 2-3 June 2022 an international conference entitled Intercultural Contacts Between the Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean was held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at https://www.auth.gr/conferences/diethnes-synedrio-diapolitismikes-e/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. David, “Aegean Sources of Architectural and Iconographic Motifs in Akhenaten’s New Visual Repertoire”

     

    IKUWA7

    On 6-10 June 2022 the 7th International Congress for Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA7) was held in Helsinki. Further information is available at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/7th-international-congress-for-underwater-archaeology. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Georgiou, “Aspects of maritime trade and connectivity: the Egyptian transport amphorae from Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    M. Michael, “Maritime Cultural Landscape of Fishing Communities in Cyprus”

     

    New Perspectives in Greek Archaeology

    On 24-25 June 2022 a celebration in honor of John Camp from his students at the Athenian Agora entitled New Perspectives in Greek Archaeology was held in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/events/details/new-perspectives-in-greek-archaeology-a-celebration-in-honor-of-john-camp. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Duray, “Stratigraphies of the Late 19th-Early 20th Centuries: Disciplinary Negotiation, Archaeological Practice, and the Late Bronze Age–Early Iron Age Transition”

     

    Aegean Acheulean

    On 25-29 June 2022 an international conference entitled Aegean Acheulean at the Eurasian crossroads: Hominin settlement in Eurasia and Africa was held at the Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production, Lesbos, Greece. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/ngalanidou/posts/pfbid02RWZKbJs6C4jDYa9XQpAF7Ft3sGb2JUArUZdP616MdMKeiuhkh75qTPYKbkubHZ4ul. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Darlas, “Le Paleolithique Inferieur en Grece et l’apport des nouvelles donnees issues de la grotte de Petralona”
    N. Galanidou, “The Aegean Palaeolithic research agenda”
    N. Galanidou, J. McNabb, P. Tsakanikou, E. Karkazi, N. Soulakellis, C. Vasilakos, E. E. Papadopoulou, and G. Iliopoulos, “Digging, mapping, profiling, trenching, and sampling: archaeological field strategies for investigating the Acheulean Rodafnidia, Lesbos”
    G. Iliopoulos, J. Alexopoulos, P. Papadopoulou, A. Zeliklidis, S. Dilalos, N. Voulgaris, A. Biggin, L. J. Arnold, N. Taffin, and N. Galanidou, “The Acheulean site of Rodafnidia: geology, stratigraphy and chronology”
    E. Karkazi, A. Magganas, and N. Galanidou, “Lithic Raw Material Economy and Provenance at the Acheulean site of Rodafnidia, Lesbos”
    G. Herzlinger and N. Galanidou, “A 3D geometric morphometric shape analysis of the Acheulean Large Cutting Tools from Lesbos”
    N. Bourli, G. Iliopoulos, N. Galanidou, and A. Zeliklidis, “The Acheulean site of Rodafnidia: detailed sedimentological analyses”
    N. Bourli, G. Iliopoulos, P. Papadopoulou, N. Galanidou, A. Maravelis, and A. Zeliklidis, “Following the water: palaeocurrent directions of the Middle Pleistocene fluvial network of Rodafnidia”
    P. Papadopoulou, K. Vassiliadou, M. Kolendrianou, G. Iliopoulos, and N. Galanidou, “The palaeoenvironment of the Acheulean site of Rodafnidia: the microfossil record”
    N. Galanidou, P. Tsakanikou, G. Iliopoulos, P. Papadopoulou, L. J. Arnold, and A. Zeliklidis, “The Kamara and Vathy Lagkadi Palaeolithic sites, Lisvori alluvial plain: geology, stratigraphy and finds”
    S. Kübler, P. Tsakanikou, G. Iliopoulos, and N. Galanidou, “Soil resources as indicators for affordances at the Acheulean site of Rodafnidia: a geoedaphic approach”
    S. Sotiropoulou, M. Kalaitzis, D. Sakellariou, E. Skourtsos, H. Kranis, T. Hasiotis, and N. Galanidou, “Plio-Quaternary palaeogeographic evolution of central south Lesbos: implications for Palaeolithic Archaeology”
    A. Athanassiou, G. A. Lyras, A. A. E. van der Geer, “The Villafranchian fauna of Vatera, Lesbos, Greece”
    P. Tsakanikou, “Reassessing the biogeographical role of the Aegean region during the early and Middle Pleistocene: an affordance-based modelling approach”
    H. Taşkiran and B. Dinçer, “Acheulean in Turkey”
    H. Bulut and G. Karhan, “Looking for Acheulean Assemblages of the North Aegean Palaeolithic: new contributions, issues and remarks from the Canakkale – Balıkesir coastline, Turkey”
    K. Özçelik and H. Bulut, “Traces of the Acheulean culture in Denizli (South Aegean/Western Anatolia”
    N. Sanz, “From Pleistocene Science to Pleistocene Heritage”

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    01 June 2022

    PoCA 2022

    On 15 June 2022 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the 19th meeting of Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA 2022), to be held on 1-3 December 2022 hosted by The Institute of Classics – Classical and Provincial Roman Archaeology at University of Graz both in person and on-line. Title; author’s name, address, and affiliation; and abstract should be sent to pocagraz2022@uni-graz.at Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/79050782/CALL_FOR_PAPERS_PoCA_2022_Graz.

     

    TAG 43 Edinburgh 2022

    On 31 July 2022 abstracts (200-250 words) are due for Session 23: Revolutions in the maritime world of the Late Bronze Age Aegean at the Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference: Revolutions (TAG 43 Edinburgh 2022), to be held on 15-17 December 2022 at the University of Edinburgh. Further information is available at https://tagedinburgh2022.wordpress.com/. The full list of TAG 2022 sessions is:
    • Absence: Perspectives from archaeology and heritage
    • An archaeology of life
    • Archaeological osmosis: giving voice to those who put up with us
    • Reading artefacts and excavating books. A relation between archaeology and literature
    • Poetic champions compose? Archaeology and poetry
    • Archaeology, heritage and social activism
    • Beyond migration: How can biomolecular data help us interpret past social worlds?
    • Climate archaeology: Temporalities and ontologies
    • Colonial pasts and presents in Southwest Asia
    • Archaeological deathways in the contemporary world
    • 5000 years of (r)evolution? Decentring colonial legacies around transitions to agriculture
    • Deposition in detail – Has there been a revolution, or have we missed it?
    • Revolutionizing early medieval forts
    • “More-than” approaches in heritagescapes of the Anthropocene: The environmental ethics of heritage
    • Revisiting the fragmentation revolution
    • From pencil to pixel: Revolutions in archaeological illustration and visual communication
    • Gender revolutions: Assessing the impact of gender and feminist theory in archaeological research and teaching
    • An archaeology of global medieval life
    • Heritage-making in and after conflict
    • Theoretical revolutions and popular apathy: How is the history of archaeology understood in the ‘real world’?
    • Revolutions in prehistoric households and houses
    • Revolutionising the Iron Age: Gender perspectives in archaeological interpretation
    • Revolutions in the maritime world of the Late Bronze Age Aegean
    • Migration and integration: The aftermath of immigration
    • Considering a multispecies framework in archaeological interpretation: Debating the role of human and non-human beings in the past
    • On the revolutionary potential of new materialist approaches: A workshop
    • The revolution will not be recognised: The phenomenology of past social change
    • Productive not reductive: An archaeological exploration of different differences
    • Revolutionary innovations? Rethinking long-term technological change
    • ‘Revolutions’ in archaeological practice: Co-creation and delivery of research strategies in academic and commercial archaeology
    • Revolutions in the archaeology of early urbanism: Conceptual and methodological innovations
    • Rethinking rock art: Biographies of research, new theoretical explorations and multidisciplinary approaches
    • The elder trowels: What have archaeologists learned from time spent in Tamriel (etc.)?

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    01 June 2022

    ΑΕΘΣΕ 7

    On 3-5 June 2022 the 7ο Αρχαιολογικό ΄Εργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας 2018-2021: από τους προϊστορικούς στους νεότερους χρόνους. 7th Archaeological Meeting of Thessaly and Central Greece 2018-2021: From Prehistory to the Later Periods (ΑΕΘΣΕ 7) will be held in Volos. Further information and participation forms are available at http://extras.ha.uth.gr/aethse7/gr/index.shtml. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Reingruber, G. Toufexis, and G. Tsokas, “Archaeological and geophysical investigations in Elateia 1, a flat extended site of the early MN (6000–5800 calBC)”
    E. Alram-Stern and Γ. Τουφεξής, “Η Πλατιά Μαγούλα Ζάρκου και πολιτισμική αλλαγή κατά την 6η χιλιετία π.Χ.”
    Σ. Σουβατζή, “Φυσικό και κοινωνικό τοπίο στη Νεολιθική Πλατιά Μαγούλα Ζάρκου”
    Ν. Αλεξίου, “Νεολιθικά ειδώλια από τον προϊστορικό οικισμό της Νεράιδας στην Λάρισα (οικόπεδο Παπαγεωργίου)”
    Α. Κραχτοπούλου, Ά. Παπαγιάννης, H. Orengo, and Κ. Παλαιοχωρίτης, “Τα μυστικά του Κάμπου. Όλα είναι δρόμος”
    Α. Κραχτοπούλου, C. Frederick, H. Orengo, Κ. Παλαιοχωρίτης, S. Riera-Mora, N. Cañellas-Boltà, Α. Δημουλά, Ν. Σαριδάκη, Σ. Κυριλλίδου, Α. Λιβάρδα, P. Halstead, Ρ. Βεροπουλίδου, and A. Garcia-Molsosa, “Τα μυστικά του Κάμπου. Η Πλατειά Μαγούλα στον Πρόδρομο”
    Λ. Π. Χατζηαγγελάκης and Κ. Βουζαξάκης, “Ο προϊστορικός οικισμός στον Συκεώνα Καρδίτσας. Ανασκόπηση και ανασύνθεση δεδομένων”
    Γ. Στεργίου, “Οι λιθοτεχνίες της Μέσης Εποχής του Χαλκού από το Παλαιόκαστρο Πετρωτού και το Αγριοκέρασο Καρυάς του Νομού Καρδίτσας: Η μελέτη των πρώτων υλών και η ανασύσταση των εγχειρηματικών αλυσίδων”
    Μ. Βαϊοπούλου and T. Krapf, “Ανατολικός Τομέας του οικισμού ‘Ασβεσταριά’ Πετρωτού. Παρουσίαση των αρχιτεκτονικών λειψάνων και της κεραμικής της Μέσης Εποχής Χαλκού”
    Α. Μπαρτσώκα, “Λιθοτεχνίες της Εποχής του Χαλκού στη Δυτική Θεσσαλία. Η λιθοτεχνία του οικισμού στη θέση «Ασβεσταριά» Πετρωτού Τρικάλων”
    Χ. Ν. Κλείτσας, “Παραγωγή και κατανάλωση χάλκινων αντικειμένων στον οικισμό της Ύστερης Εποχής Χαλκού στη θέση ‘Ασβεσταριά’ Πετρωτού Τρικάλων της Θεσσαλίας”
    Μ. Βαϊοπούλου and Έ. Ελευθερίου, “Εργαστήριο κεραμικής της ΥΕΧ στην θέση Τζάνη Μαγούλα 2. (Δυτική Θεσσαλία)”
    Ε. Σκαφιδά, Ά. Καρναβά, Δ. Αγνουσιώτης, Ι. Γεωργίου, Ε. Μαργαρίτη, Γ. Φακορέλλης, Ε. Α. Τζουμερκιώτη, T. Rehren, and Μ. Βαξεβανόπουλος, “Ο οικισμός της Ύστερης Εποχής Χαλκού στο Κάστρο-Παλαιά του Βόλου: αποτελέσματα 2018-2021 του ερευνητικού διεπιστημονικού προγράμματος “
    Ά. Καρναβά and Ε. Σκαφιδά, “Μυκηναϊκά ειδώλια από το Κάστρο-Παλαιά Βόλου: τα πρώτα στοιχεία”
    B. Lis and A. Batziou, “Late Bronze Age pottery sequence at Kastro Palaia, Volos. Preliminary thoughts on the deposits from the Diakoumis plot”
    Α. Μπάτζιου, Ι. Τουρναβίτου, B. Lis, and Δ. Αγνουσιώτης, “Ο μυκηναϊκός οικισμός στα Πευκάκια (2018-2021)”
    Δ. Ρουσιώτη, “‘Πτελεόν λεχεποίην’: το Μυκηναϊκό νεκροταφείο θολωτών τάφων στη Γρίτσα Πτελεού”
    Ν. Κυπαρίσση-Αποστολίκα, Γ. Χαμηλάκης, Β. Τσάμης, Τ. Loughlin, N. Zorzin, “Κουτρουλού Μαγούλα: μία ανθούσα εγκατάσταση της Μέσης Νεολιθικής σ’ ένα κομβικό τρίστρατο”
    Σ. Κατσαρού, Μ. Γεωργιάδης, Ν. Κυπαρίσση-Αποστολίκα, Γ. Χαμηλάκης, and Ά. Πολιτόπουλος, “Η κεραμική από την τάφρο της Μέσης Νεολιθικής στον οικισμό της Κουτρουλού Μαγούλας Φθιώτιδας”
    A. Van de Moortel, “Memory and Ritual at Prepalatial Built Chamber Tomb 73 at Mitrou, East Lokris: Results of Recent Stratigraphic Studies”
    Έ. Κουντούρη, Κ. Θεοδωρίδης, and Σ. Σπυροπούλου, “Ξυπνώντας τους Μινύες: Το Αρχαιολογικό Πρόγραμμα Γεωφυσικής Επιφανειακής και Ανασκαφικής Έρευνας στη μυκηναϊκή ακρόπολη του Γλα Βοιωτίας (2018-2021)”
    Ν. Καρατζάς and Α. Τσίρης, “Χαρτογραφώντας τις προϊστορικές θέσεις του Δήμου Διρφύων Μεσσαπίων: εγκαταστάσεις σε σπήλαια της περιοχής και η σχέση-εξάρτησή τους με το εγγύς περιβάλλον”
    Θ. Ντάλλας, “Μπορεί η αστρονομία να ερμηνεύσει τις ταφές στο σπήλαιο της Αγίας Τριάδας;”
    Μ. Βασιλείου, “Πρωτοελλαδικός οικισμός στη θέση ‘Τρία Αλώνια’ Καλλιθέας, Δ. Δωρίδας”
    R. Rönnlund, M. Vaiopoulou, F. Tsiouka, D. Pitman, R. Potter, and S. Dandou, “The Palamas Archaeological Project: The continuation of Greek-Swedish archaeological collaboration in the municipality of Palamas, region of Karditsa”
    Γ. Τουφεξής, “Η προϊστορία του Α' Αρχαίου Θεάτρου Λάρισας”
    Σ. Κασκαντίρη and Δ. Ρουσιώτη, “Σχέσεις και επιδράσεις ανάμεσα στην Αχαΐα και στη Θεσσαλία κατά τη διάρκεια των Ύστερων Μυκηναϊκών χρόνων - Νεώτερα στοιχεία”
    Ε. Φρούσσου, “Η Ύστερη εποχή Χαλκού στο Νέο Μοναστήρι Φθιώτιδας: τα έως σήμερα δεδομένα”
    Ε. Φρούσσου, “Με αφορμή ένα σπάνιο μικρογραφικό χάλκινο αγγείο: παρατηρήσεις για το ιερό της Δήμητρος Προερνίας στο Νέο Μοναστήρι Φθιώτιδος”
    Κ. Θεοδωρακοπούλου, Μ. Βαϊοπούλου, Κ. Σταμούλης, and Κ. Αθανασάς, “Οι Μυκηναίοι στην Δυτική Θεσσαλία: Προκαταρκτική χρονολόγηση προϊστορικής κεραμικής από τον οικισμό της Εποχής Χαλκού στη θέση «Ασβεσταριά» Πετρωτού Τρικάλων, με τη μέθοδο της θερμοφωταύγειας”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    01 June 2022

    Artefakt

    On 21 May 2022 a Student-Doctorate Archaeological Scientific Conference entitled Artefakt was hosted in hybrid format by the Department of Archeology at the University of Warsaw. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/Studencko-Doktorancka-
    Archeologiczna-Konferencja-Naukowa-Artefakt-109009785011988. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    P. Jurkowska, “Fashioning Society’s Values: The Social Role of Minoan Jewellery in Prepalatial and Protopalatial Crete”
    O. Walczak, “Przemiany krajobrazowe Równiny Salonickiej w neolicie (6600-3300 BC) w świetle danych archeologicznych”

     

    In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII

    On 16-22 May 2022 In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII: Maritime Landscapes was held Istria, Croatia. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Chalkioti, and V. Ivrou, “Changing landscapes and early maritime crossings. The case of central and north Aegean Greece”
    N. Efstratiou, A. Sotiriou, O. Koukousioura, P. Tokmakidis, and C. Giangrande, “The maritime landscape of the early farming settlement of Agios Petros in Alonnisos, Northern Aegean, Greece”
    G. Ferentinos and L. Karali, “The submerged MBA/LBA harbour of Aegina polis-state in the Aegean Sea: The most iconic, prehistoric marine engineering structure”
    M. Gkioni, V. Ferentinos, V. Prevenios, M. Geraga, and G. Papatheodorou, “Archaic hominins maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea”

  • May 2022 issue available

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    30 April 2022

    The May 2022 issue of Nestor (49.5) is available as a free download.

  • Announcements

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    30 April 2022

    All past issues of Nestor from Emmett Bennett’s first newsletter in February 1957 through the present are now available on the Nestor website at https://classics.uc.edu/nestor/pages/issues. They have attracted some interest for research in the history of the study of Aegean prehistory and especially Linear B because Nestor provided a forum for discussion of controversial issues in the era before email list-serves and social media. I thank assistant editors Nora J. Madrigal and Charlie J. Kocurek for formatting the past issues to make them available.

  • Grants and Fellowships

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    30 April 2022

    Anna De Sio Memorial Award

    On 30 April 2022 applications (Curriculum Vitae and statement of the proposed program of research) are due for the Anna De Sio Memorial Award for research on Minoan and Mycenaean Religion at to support research on Minoan and Mycenaean Religion at the Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca sulle Civiltà Egee “Pierre Carlier” (CIRCE) in Oristano, Sardinia for 3 months in the academic year 2022-2023. Further information and instructions for submitting an application are available at https://www.facebook.com/people/Centro-Internazionale-per-la-Ricerca-sulle-Civilt%C3%A0-Egee-Pierre-Carlier/100057101304158/.

  • Calls for Papers

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    30 April 2022

    Death, Rituals and Symbolism in Prehistoric Aegean

    On 30 June 2022 proposals (title of the proposed contribution, a summary of 200-300 words, and affiliation(s) of the author(s)) are due for an international online workshop entitled Death, Rituals and Symbolism in Prehistoric Aegean, to be hosted on 11-13 December 2022 by the International Association for Archaeological Research in Western and Central Asia (ARWA). Further information is available at https://arwa-international.org/events-m/arwa-research-workshops/; proposals should be sent to Vasıf Şahoğlu and Ourania Kouka at deathconference2022@gmail.com.

     

    Cultural Continuity, Change and Interaction

    On 15 August 2022 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for an international online symposium entitled Cultural Continuity, Change and Interaction in the Aegean World from the Second to First Millenium BC, to be held on 17-18 November, hosted by DEÜ Archaeology and Archeometry Application and Research Center in Turkey. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/76798261/Call_for_Papers_INTERNATIONAL_SYMPOSIUM_CULTURAL_CONTINUITY_CHANGE_AND_INTERACTION_IN_THE_AEGEAN_WORLD_FROM_THE_SECOND_TO_FIRST_MILLENIUM_BC.

     

    Open Archaeology: Archaeology of Migration

    On 2 October 2022 submissions (recommended length of 8,000-12,000 words, excluding the bibliography and figure captions) are due for a special issue of Open Archaeology on the “Archaeology of Migration: Moving Beyond Historical Paradigms”. Further information is available at https://www.editorialmanager.com/opar/default1.aspx.

     

    SAA 2023

    On 8 September 2022 submissions, both session and individual (abstracts 200 words maximum), are due for the Society for American Archaeology 88th Annual Meeting (SAA 2023), to be held on 29 March – 2 April 2023 in Portland, OR. Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    30 April 2022

    Ceramic Bichromy in the Eastern Mediterranean

    On 20 May 2022 an international workshop entitled Ceramic Bichromy in the Eastern Mediterranean during the 2nd and 1st millennium BC will be held in hybrid form, hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus (EEST). Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/en/conferences. The program will be:
    G. Papasavvas, “Introduction to the MuseCo project and the workshop”
    E. Aloupi-Siotis, “‘Better the devil you know’. Stable and evolving practices in ceramic technology
    M. Artzy, “Fifty years hence: Cypriot Bronze Age Bichrome ware in context”
    L. Crewe, “Late Cypriot Bichrome Wheelmade ware on Cyprus”
    H. Charaf, “The Cypriot Bichrome Wheelmade ware from the Bronze Age in Lebanon: State of Affairs”
    A. Georgiou, “Ceramic bichromy beyond ‘Bichrome ware’ in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    D. Ben-Shlomo, “Philistine Bichrome pottery”
    A. Gilboa and P. Waiman-Barak, “Early Phoenician Bichrome revisited: development, production centres and meaning”
    F. Núñez, “Traditions and particularities among Phoenician Bichrome wares over the Mediterranean”
    A. Georgiadou, “Regionality in Iron Age Cypriot Bichrome ware and the Salaminian pottery style”
    S. Fourrier, “Bichromy in the coroplastic art of Archaic Cyprus”
    G. Bourogiannis, “Ceramic bichromy in the Aegean during the first millennium BC: in search of the (almost) invisible?”

     

    Geschlecht macht Arbeit!

    On 1-3 July 2022 a conference on the occasion of 30 years of FemArc – Netzwerk archäologisch arbeitender Frauen e.V. entitled Geschlecht macht Arbeit! will be held in the Schlossmuseum Linz (postponed from 1-3 October 2021). Further information is available at https://femarc.de/organisatorisches/veranstaltungen/271-geschlecht-macht-arbeit.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Winger and R. Witte, “Sophie Schliemann – zwischen Archäologin und Frau von”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    30 April 2022

    SUNY Undergraduate Art History Symposium 2022

    On 8-10 April 2022 the SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium 2022 was held virtually by the State University of New York, New Paltz. Further information is available at https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/2022arthistorystudentsymposium/join-us/join-us-information/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Reynolds, “Let’s Get Back to Reality: The Boston Goddess and the Quest for Authenticity”

  • Corrections to Nestor 49.4 (April 2022)

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    01 April 2022

    Please note that the conference "Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough: The Golden Bough at 100," for which the call for papers is forwarded on pages 103-104 of Nestor 49.4 (April 2022), will be held online (Zoom platform).

    Also please note the extended deadline of the call for papers for the conference "Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine: New Perspectives and Challenges for the Twenty First Century," now April 30, 2022, on pages 102-103 of Nestor 49.4 (April 2022).

    A corrected file of this issue is available for download.

  • April 2022 issue available

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    31 March 2022

    The April 2022 issue of Nestor (49.4) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

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    31 March 2022

    The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 8 April 2022 applications for grants to assist with the publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, not to exceed £2,500. Further information and the application form are available at https://medarchaeotrust.org/applications/.

  • Calls for Papers

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    31 March 2022

    Zooarchaeology Saves the World

    On 5 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 100 words maximum) are due for an online conference entitled Zooarchaeology Saves the World, to be held on 10-31 May 2022, hosted by the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University. Further information is available at https://zooarch628110784.wordpress.com/. Potential themes include but are not limited to:
    • Zooarchaeology and climate change
    • The relationship of animals and foodways with identity, social justice, and/or decolonization
    • Wild animals and conservation biology
    • Animal husbandry practices and sustainability
    • Pedagogy, academic equity and accessibility, public engagement
    • How has the practice of zooarchaeology harmed the world and how can we do better?
    • For non-zooarchaeologists: how can the field of zooarchaeology integrate with your goals?
    • Case-studies that succeeded or failed at impact
    • Inspirational calls-to-action
    • The ethics and practices of field data collection
    • The use of indigenous knowledge
    • The rise of biomolecular data – e.g., ethics and aDNA

     

    ScapeCon 2022

    On 8 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 300 words maximum) are due for the 5th international postgraduate and early career scholars’ conference in Aegean archaeology ScapeCon 2022. No (e)scape from bits and pieces: Towards an archaeology of fragmentation in the Aegean Bronze Age — · People · Material Culture · Data, to be held on 24-27 November 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information and application forms are available at https://scapecon.minoan-aegis.net/.

     

    WAC-9

    On 21 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 250 words maximum) are due for the World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9), to be held on 3-8 July 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.wac-9.org/. Themes of the conference will be:
    • Archaeological Practices
    o Global Perspectives on Rock Art
    o Why Archaeology Needs Ethnoarchaeology
    o Contemporary Archaeologies
    o High-Spirited Gatherings or Lightning Sessions
    • Archaeological Praxis
    o Evaluating Archaeological Knowledge
    o Discrimination and Injustices
    • Heritage
    o Community Approaches to Archaeology and Heritage Management
    o Transdisciplinary and Unbounded: Contemporary Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
    o Trade in Art, Culture, and History: Heritage Tourism in the Twenty-First Century
    • Indigenous
    o Indigenous Views on Ancestors, Ancestral Sites, their Excavation and Disturbance
    o Archaeology as Indigenous Advocacy
    o Fission or Fusion? Indigenous Engagement
    • Interactions and transformations
    o Historical Archaeology: Global Alterities and Affinities
    o Maritime Histories: The Seas in Human History
    • Identities and Ontologies
    o Archaeologies of Identity
    o Landscapes, Forests, Groves, Rocks, Rivers, and Trees: Ontological Groundings and Seeking Alternative Theories
    • Archaeologies and Sciences
    o The aDNA Revolution: Its Issues, Potentials, and Implications
    o A New Bioarchaeology: Telling the Difficult Stories
    • Environments
    o Climates of Change and Environmental Pasts
    o Water and Ancient Complex Societies
    • World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future
    o World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future

     

    CASA 5

    On 25 April 2022 abstracts for sessions (extended deadline: 250 words maximum) are due for the 5th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference: Crisis and Resilience (CASA 5), to be held on 16-18 September 2022 in hybrid format. Further information is available at https://casa2752.wixsite.com/casa. Themes of the conference will be:
    • Exploring past disease, plague, and their relation to the lifestyle
    • The traces and impact of environmental change and natural disaster, and their effects on the society and human body
    • Uncovering the effect of conflicts, violence and warfare on different social groups: archaeological and heritage perspectives
    • Social, political and/or religious “revolutions” in the face of crisis and their effects on mindsets, beliefs and practices
    • Learning from the past: archaeological and heritage perspectives on contemporary issues
    • The emergence and evolution of diverse human technologies to cope with external change and/or challenges
    • Environmental resilience in the face of past human impact
    • Collapse and Resilience/Resilience Theory
    • Ethnicity, trauma and resilience in times of crisis: solidarity and bottom-up approaches
    • Recording crisis: from textual, iconographical and material perspectives

     

    LAC 2022

    On 30 April 2022 abstracts (200-500 words) are due for the 7th edition of the Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2022), to be held on 10-15 September 2022 in Iasi, Romania. Further information, including the list of sessions and forms to submit an abstract to those sessions, are available at https://lac2022.rdrp.ro/. Themes of the conference will be:
    • Responsibility. Identifying and assessing anthropic pressure on built and natural landscapes
    • Defragmentation. Thinking together about humans, time, and landscapes in a postcolonial world
    • Integration. The peopled earth – interrelationship of human and natural systems
    • Sensitivity. Landscapes as embodied experiences
    • Explanation and Comprehension. Modelling landscapes from quantifiable attributes to cultural constructs
    • Cooperation. Theoretical and technological multidisciplinary approaches to the reconstruction of past landscapes

     

    ARCH_RNT

    On 31 May 2022 abstracts (maximum 1 page) are due for the 7th Symposium Archaeological Research & New Technologies (ARCH_RNT), to be held on 6-8 October 2022 in Kalamata, Greece. Further information and the abstract template are available at http://www.laboratoryarchaeometry.gr/7th-arch_rnt.html. Abstracts are welcome addressing research in cultural heritage, including but not limited to:
    • Absolute Dating
    • Material Analysis
    • Paleo-Environment Reconstructions
    • Digital Technologies

     

    EuroMed 2022

    On 15 June 2022 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the International Conference on Digital Heritage (EuroMed 2022): Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection, to be held on 31 October - 4 November 2022 on Cyprus. Further information is available at https://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/article/international-conference-euromed2022-call-for-papers/. Original unpublished papers in English are invited for electronic submission on the following subjects:
    • Protection, Restoration and Preservation of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • Digital Heritage Documentation and Preservation

     

    Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough

    On 1 July 2022 abstracts (500 words) are due for a conference entitled Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough: The Golden Bough at 100, to be held on 10-12 February 2023 via Zoom, hosted by the University of Melbourne, Australia, to examine the legacy of Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough on the centenary of its publication. Further information is available at https://zeroequalstwo.net/call-for-conference-papers-shaking-the-tree-breaking-the-bough-the-golden-bough-at-100/. Abstracts should be sent to goldenboughconference@gmail.com. Areas of consideration for this conference include:
    • Ancient Religions (e.g., Ancient Near Eastern, Minoan, Roman)
    • Comparative Religious Studies
    • Biblical Studies
    • Pagan Reconstructionism
    • Neo-Paganism
    • Art and Interpretation
    • Literary Studies
    • Theory in Historiography and a Historiography of Theory

     

    13th ICAANE

    On 30 September 2022 proposals for panels and workshops (1000-1500 characters) are due for the 13th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (13th ICAANE), to be held in Copenhagen from 22-25 May 2023; on 1 October 2022 abstracts (400-1000 characters) for posters and oral presentations are due. Further information is available at https://eventsignup.ku.dk/icaane13#.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    31 March 2022

    Ancient World Seminars

    The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne has announced the schedule of Ancient World Seminars for semester 1, 2022, to be held at 13:00-14:00 (GMT+11). Further information and the links are available from ajturner@unimelb.edu.au. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    4 April 2022: J. Lehner, “Return to Cape Gelidonya and new insights into Bronze Age maritime cultures of the Mediterranean”

     

    Τὸ ἔργον 20-21

    On 9 April 2022 Τὸ ἔργον 20-21: Το αρχαιλογικό έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2020-2021 will be held via Zoom. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/border/documents/%CE%97%CE%9C%CE%95%CE%A1%CE%99%CE%94%CE%91_%CE%95%CE%9C%CE%91_2022.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Α. Σαρρής, “Ερευνητικές δραστηριότητες του Εργαστηρίου Digital Humanities GeoInformatics Lab (2020-2021)”
    Μ. Ιακώβου, “Ανασκαφές στην Παλαίπαφο εν μέσω πανδημίας (2020-2021): Νέα δεδομένα για το εργαστηριακό και το ανακτορικό σύμπλεγμα στο οροπέδιο Χατζηαπτουλλά”
    Α. Βιώνης, “Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus: Ολοκλήρωση της έρευνας πεδίου (2020-2021)”
    Ο. Κουκά and Π. Χατζηδάκης, “Αρχαιολογική Επισκόπηση Σάμου 2021”
    Ά. Γεωργίου, “Το ερευνητικό Πρόγραμμα ‘ComPAS’ (ERC Starting Grants-947749): Προκαταρτικά αποτελέσματα από τις ανασκαφές στη θέση Παμπούλα Κιτίου”
    Β. Κασσιανίδου, “ΜΕΤΑΛΛΩΝ ΤΟΠΟΙ - Σταυροδρόμια πολιτισμού στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο”
    Σ. Δεμέστιχα, Ά. Δημητρίου, Ε. Κατσούρη, and M. Secci, “Η ανάδειξη του λιμανιού της Αμαθούντας μέσω του Προγράμματος ‘ΑΝΔΙΚΑΤ (ΑΝάπτυξη Δlκτύου ΚΑταδυτικού Τουρισμού): Καταδυτικές Διαδρομές σε Θαλάσσιες Προστατευόμενες Περιοχές της Ανατολικής Μεσογείου’”
    Θ. Μούτσιου, “Τα Προγράμματα PLEICY (POST-DOC/0916/0185) και PLACe (CULTURE/ AWARD-YR/0418/0005): Modelling the early prehistory of Cyprus”
    C. Reepmeyer, “Το Πρόγραμμα SaRoCy (EXCELLENCE/0918/0143): Understanding the earliest maritime colonization movement to Cyprus”
    Σ. Μενελάου, “Το Πρόγραμμα BORDER στο ανατολικό Αιγαίο (Ελλάδα) και την νοτιοδυτική Κύπρο (OPPORTUNITY /0916/MSCA/0022): Πετρογραφική ανάλυση κεραμικής της 3ης χιλιετίας π.Χ.”
    Α. Χαραλάμπους, “Χρήση καινοτόμων τεχνικών για τη μελέτη και ταυτοποίηση αρχαίων κραμάτων χαλκού: Η περίπτωση της Λαπήθου στη Μέση Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    V. Klinkenberg, “The Chalcolithic site of Chlorakas-Pallour”

     

    PeCla 2022

    On 11-12 April 2022 the 9th International Postgraduate Conference (PeCla 2022): Border Zones – Meeting Places in the Ancient World will be held at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/cs/2022/01/18/pecla-2022-border-zones-meeting-places-in-the-ancient-world/?fbclid=IwAR3WNyuC0E0wm5HHbN3crmvllIfDWGnVN_3iBDl0Ohq_zAeyn6ZXj63tyVA. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Vrettou, “Off-coast interrelations during Early Bronze Age: An analytical approach of the contacts between Cyclades and Crete”
    I. Johnsen, “Tracking stylistic trends in arenas of conspicuous consumption: The short-lived popularity of the kylix in LM II (1440/1430-1390 BCE) on Crete”
    D. Papageorgiou, “A meeting social space: Ethnic negotiations in Northern Levant during Early Iron Age”
    K. Doležalová, “Overcoming the borders: Transport of stone artifacts for long distances in the Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
    N. Finkel, “Technology on the border: Metallurgy at Bronze Age Troy Based on Casting Moulds”
    J. Bobik, “Zoomorphic appliqués on ceramic vessels from LBA in Western Anatolia”
    T. Brogan, “Sopata and Mesorachi: A view of the Cretan Bronze Age from the periphery”
    N. Mac Sweeney, “Being Greek, Being Anatolian: Identity at the border”

     

    Palaeogeography, History and Sea Level Fluctuations

    On 4 May 2022 an international online conference Palaeogeography, History and Sea Level Fluctuations: Harbours and Ports of the Eastern Mediterranean will be hosted by Aktes: Society for the Study of Ancient Coastlines (EEST: GMT+3). Further information, registration, and the Zoom link are available at https://aktes.gr/activities/events/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    N. Mourtzas, “Anchorages, ports and harbours. From the Bronze Age to Hellenistic Aegean. A palaeogeographic approach while the sea level was changing”

     

    In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII

    On 16-22 May 2022 In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII: Maritime Landscapes will be held in Pula, Istria (Croatia). Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Chalkioti and V. Ivrou, “Changing landscapes and early maritime crossings. The case of central and north Aegean Greece”
    N. Efstratiou, A. Sotiriou, O. Koukousioura, P. Tokmakidis, and C. Giangrande, “The maritime landscape of the early farming settlement of Agios Petros in Alonnisos, Northern Aegean, Greece”
    G. Ferentinos L. and Karali, “The submerged MBA/LBA harbour of Aegina polis-state in the Aegean Sea: The most iconic, prehistoric marine engineering structure”
    M. Gkioni, V. Ferentinos, V. Prevenios, M. Geraga, and G. Papatheodorou, “Archaic hominins maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea”
    E. Grossmann, “Nine millennia of geographical and historical changes of the Eastern Mediterranean coast illustrated by ‘Maritime Apollonia’”

     

    ICAS 1

    On 25-27 May 2022 the 1st International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS 1) will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at https://camnes.org/icas-1. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    I. Hodder, “Symbols as flows of energy”
    M. Cultraro, A. Crispino, and G. Distefano, “Beyond Iconography: The Ideology of an Aniconic Revolution in Early Bronze Age Sicily”
    D. Ben-Shlomo, “Symbolism in a Multi-Ethnic Space: Canaanite, Philistine and Israelite Iconography in the Iron Age Levant”
    A. Maeir, “The ‘Symbol-Scape’ of the Philistines: A reassessment”
    A. Lekka, “Ιmages and Symbols of 12th c. B.C. pictorial pottery from Cyprus”

     

    PEBA 2022

    On 26-29 May 2022 the 3rd Perspectives on Balkan Archeology (PEBA 2022): The Mechanism of Power in Bronze and Iron Ages in Southeastern Europe will be held in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia. Further information is available at https://pebasite.wordpress.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    L. Burkhardt, “Socio-economic mechanisms in the context of the Ada Tepe goldmine (LBA)”
    R. Kurti, “From Invisible Men of the Early Iron Age to the Warrior Elites of the Late Iron Age in Albania”
    S. Pabst, “Supra-regional Power Structures Reflected in Burial Equipment of the Iron Age Necropolis at Vergina in Central Macedonia”
    A. Panti, “Early Iron Age Settlements in the Thermaic Gulf and the Halkidiki peninsula. Tracing their Socio-political Identity”
    T. Krapf, “Settlement Patterns in Albania at the turn from the Bronze to the Iron Age”
    K. Çipa, M. Meshini, and U. Tota, “New evidence from the late prehistoric tumuli near Himara, southwestern Albania”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    31 March 2022

    ΑΕΜΘ 2022

    On 10-11 March 2022 the 34th meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2022) was held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at https://www.aemth.gr/el/.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    Ν. Ευστρατίου, Γ. Συρίδης, Ό. Κουκουσιούρα, Π. Καρκάνας, Μ. Γκούμα, Ε. Αηδονά, Μ. Ντίνου, Κ. Βαστέλη, Π. Τσούρλος, Κ. Κούλη, Φ. Στεφάνου, Α. Χαλκιώτη, Δ. Πουλατσόγλου, Π. Μητσάκος, and Ν. Θεοχαρίδης, “Η ανασύνθεση της παλαιογεωγραφίας μιας κατασκήνωσης κυνηγών της Τελικής Παλαιολιθικής (11η χιλιετία π.Χ.) στο νησί της Λήμνου – Το διεπιστημονικό ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα EGEOLAND του ΕΛΙΔΕΚ”
    Π. Λίτσιος and Ν. Ευστρατίου, “Η παρουσία των Homo neanderthalensis στην Αιγαιακή Θράκη μέσα από τη μελέτη των λιθοτεχνιών της πεδιάδας της Ροδόπης: ζητήματα προέλευσης των πρώτων υλών και της διασποράς των παλαιολιθικών εγκαταστάσεων”
    P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, Δ. Μαλαμίδου, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Ανασκαφή στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Φιλίππων - Ντικιλί Τας 2021”
    Α. Ντάρλας, “Νέα ανασκαφικά δεδομένα από το σπήλαιο Πετραλώνων”
    Γ. Τσόκας, Γ. Στρατούλη, Α. Σταμπολίδης, and Ν. Πουλακάκης, “Γεωφυσικές έρευνες στην κοινότητα Καμπάνη του Κιλκίς: νεολιθική θέση και τράπεζα με αταύτιστη αρχαία πόλη”
    Α. Χονδρογιάννη-Μετόκη, Β. Λαϊνά, Α. Κατσαβέλη, and Μ. Γιωτάκης, “Λιγνιτωρυχείο Μαυροπηγής 2021. Νεκροταφεία και οικισμοί από την πρώιμη εποχή Σιδήρου μέχρι και τους μεταβυζαντινούς χρόνους: ηχηρές παρελθοντικές μαρτυρίες σε μια σύγχρονη σιωπηρή κοινότητα”
    Ευ. Βούλγαρη, Μ. Σωφρονίδου, and Κ. Κωτσάκης, “Αποθηκευτικά αγγεία από το Δισπηλιό Καστοριάς”

     

    ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE, WARSAW

    On 14-18 March 2022 a workshop on the application of cross-craft interaction within craft industries at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw was held in hybrid format. Further information is available from intra-cc@gmx.com. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    N. Papadimitriou and A. Goumas, “Interaction among Master Artisans in Early Mycenaean Times”
    A. Dakouri-Hild, “Jacks of all Trades: towards an Understanding of Cross-Craft Fertilization in the Mycenaean Ornamental Industries”
    A. Ulanowska, “How many Flax Seeds for a Shirt? Textile Production in Bronze Age Greece from an Intra-Cross-Craft Perspective”
    S. Aulsebrook, “Craft and Hobby? Components as a Possible Enabler of ‘Amateur’ Crafters in the Mycenaean World”
    K. Jazwa, “‘No Man ever Wetted Clay and then Left it’: Intra-Cross-Craft Interaction and Architectural Technologies in Mainland Greece from the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period”

     

    SAA 2022

    On 30 March – 3 April 2022 the Society for American Archaeology 87th Annual Meeting (SAA 2022) was held on in Chicago, IL. Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    P. N. Kardulias, K. Trimmis, S. Paspalas, L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, and T. Gregory, “Quartz Artifacts from Kythera, Greece, and Human Migration in the Aegean during the Paleolithic”
    G. Elezi, “Communities of Potters and the Regional Intra-actions in Late Neolithic Albania”
    T. Krapf, “Connecting the Archaeological Records in the Lake Region between Albania, Greece, and North Macedonia: The Bronze to Early Iron Age Stratigraphy of Sovjan as a Reference for the Wider Area”
    A. Mara, “Communal Interaction in Northern Albania during the Fourth and Third Millennium BC”
    J. Schultz, E. Hasa, M. Galaty, R. Yerkes, and L. Bejko, “Mountains and Meadows: Preliminary Data toward Understanding Prehistoric Albanian Herd Management”
    E. Hannigan, E.-A. Prevedorou, and J. Buikstra, “How Much Do We Know About Ancient Greek Diets? Stable Isotope Studies from the Early Iron Age to the Classical Period in Attica”
    W. Gilstrap, “Pottery Technology and Cultural Transfer along Anatolia’s Great Caravan Route”
    A. Simmons and R. Kolvet, “At Home in a Small Upland Cypriot Neolithic Settlement”

     

    STATE, CULTURE, IDENTITIES

    On 31 March – 1 April 2022 a hybrid conference entitled State, Culture, Identities. Views from the Archaeological Archives was held in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/state-culture-identities-views-from-the-archaeological-archives-tickets-296504542067?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    C. Mitsopoulou and M. Stahl, “Archaeological aesthetics for pre-World-War II tourism strategies in Greece: Gilliéron, once more”
    S. H. Allen, “Harriet Boyd, engagement, and the Greek state”

  • March 2022 issue available

    Information
    28 February 2022

    The March 2022 issue of Nestor (49.3) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    28 February 2022

    Illuminating Mediterranean Antiquity through Comparative History

    On 4 March 2022 abstracts (300-500 words) and short biographies are due for a conference entitled Illuminating Mediterranean Antiquity through Comparative History: Theorising ‘Soft’ Approaches, to be held online on 20-21 July. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/70856817/CFP_Illuminating_Mediterranean_Antiquity_through_Comparative_History_Theorising_Soft_Approaches. Potential topics for comparative illumination:
    • Colonial/imperial activities
    • Relationships between humans and the natural world
    • Indigenous conceptions of history
    • Role of family, sex, gender
    • Military history
    • Religious belief, ritual, institutions
    • Political rhetoric and institutions

     

    CAA 2022

    On 21 March 2022 abstracts for papers and posters are due for the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2022): iNside iNformation, to be held on 8-11 August 2022 in Oxford, England, projected in hybrid format. Extended abstracts (1000 words maximum plus 3 citations) are required for papers submitted to standard and other sessions; abstracts (200-500 words, plus 3 citations) are required for posters. On 21 March 2022 nominations of participants in round tables are also due from their organisers. The call for workshops will be announced separately. Further information is available at https://2022.caaconference.org/.

     

    AIA 2023

    On 27 March 2022 (10 April with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, workshops and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2023), to be held in New Orleans, LA from 5-8 January 2023. On 7 August 2023 (21 August with a late fee) submissions are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2022 submissions are due for Lightning Sessions and Roundtables. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

     

    Necropoleis Research Network

    On 30 March 2022 titles, abstracts (ca. 300 words), and short cvs (200 words maximum) are due for the Necropoleis Research Network 5th Annual Meeting, to be held on 12-13 October 2022 at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/groups/12556446054/posts/10159931638541055/. The themes of the conference are:
    • The study of cremations
    o The rite of cremation
    o The technology of cremation
    o Bioarchaeological analysis of cremated human remains
    o Regional variation and change through time in the practice of cremation
    o Cremation and its social, economic and cultural dimensions
    o Funerary rituals and ideologies of fire
    o Terminology, interpretation and reconstruction of cremation burials
    • New methods in mortuary archaeology, with an emphasis on bioarchaeological or digital methods
    • Recent finds of important new discoveries.

     

    ScapeCon 2022

    On 31 March 2022 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 5th international postgraduate and early career scholars’ conference in Aegean archaeology ScapeCon 2022. No (e)scape from bits and pieces: Towards an archaeology of fragmentation in the Aegean Bronze Age — · People · Material Culture · Data, to be held on 24-27 November 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information and application forms are available at https://scapecon.minoan-aegis.net/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    28 February 2022

    ARCHAEOLOGY@Thessaloniki

    The Department of History and Archeology at Aristotle University Thessaloniki has announced the schedule of  internet lectures ARCHAEOLOGY@Thessaloniki, to be held via Zoom. All lectures are on Thursdays at 19:00 (EET) Further information and the link are available at https://www.hist.auth.gr/events_seminars/archaeology-thessaloniki/. The schedule will be:
    24 February 2022: Α. Βλαχόπουλος, “Οι τοιχογραφίες της Θήρας. Από την ανασκαφή στην ερμηνεία”
    17 March 2022: K. Reber, “Αrtemis Amarysia in Amarynthos – The Discovery of a lost Sanctuary”
    24 March 2022: B. Pitarakis, “In Pursuit of the Byzantine Object: Cultural Policy, Diplomacy, and Scholarship in Late Ottoman Istanbul”
    31 March 2022: Β. Τουρλούκης, “Ο ρόλος της ελλαδικής χερσονήσου στις μετακινήσεις πληθυσμών και την πρώιμη κατοίκηση της Ευρασίας κατά την Παλαιολιθική περίοδο: θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις, ερμηνευτικά μοντέλα και νέα δεδομένα από πρόσφατες έρευνες”
    7 April 2022: Ι. Λεβέντη, “Μαρμάρινα μετάλλια (tondi) της ελληνιστικής εποχής: μια επανεξέταση”
    14 April 2022: G. Meyer-Fernandez, “The sculptural elements and wall paintings of a little-known monument: the medieval and early-modern Panagia Hodegetria cathedral of Nicosia, Cyprus”
    5 May 2022: Α. Παπαθανασίου, “Νεολιθικό Σπήλαιο Αλεπότρυπα, Διρού. Μια συνολική επανεκτίμηση παλαιάς και νέας έρευνας”
    12 May 2022: Α. Μουστάκα, “Στη σκιά του Κρονίου: λατρευτικές πρακτικές και η σημασία της λατρείας της Ειλειθυίας και του Σωσίπολη στην Ολυμπία”
    19 May 2022: Γ. Τσιγάρας, “Εκκλησιαστική πολιτική και τέχνη τον 16ο αιώνα στο Άγιον Όρος. Η περίπτωση των τοιχογραφιών του παρεκκλησίου της Παναγίας του ‘Ακαθίστου Ύμνου’ της Μονής Διονυσίου”

     

    GIAP Seminars 2022

    The Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica has announced the schedule of speakers for the GIAP Seminars 2022: Recent Advances in the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean. All lectures will be held at virtually via MS Teams. They are open to the public and neither registration nor a Teams account are required. Further information and the link to join the webinar are available at https://giap.icac.cat/seminars/. The schedule will be:
    24 February 2022, 18h (CET): N. Galanidou, “The Inner Ionian Archipelago research: towards a hybrid island archaeology”
    23 March 2022: X. Rubio, TBA
    28 April 2022: N. Alonso, TBA
    26 May 2022: A. Bevan, TBA

     

    Άγιος Βασίλειος Λακωνίας

    On 1 March 2022 a virtual conference entitled Άγιος Βασίλειος Λακωνίας — Τομέας ΙΙΙ: Αποκρυπτογραφώντας ένα νέο μυκηναϊκό ανάκτορο στην εηρύχορον Λακεδαίμονα. Ayios Vasileios — Sector III: Deciphering a new Mycenaean palace in spacious Lacedaemon, will be held by The Archaeological Society at Athens. Further information and the link to join the conference are available at https://www.facebook.com/TheArchaeologicalSocietyatAthens/. The program will be:
    Ν. Καραδήμας, “Σύντομη παροθσίαση του Τομέα ΙΙΙ και η στρωματογραφία της Δυτικής Στοάς”
    Α. Βασιλογάμβρου, Β. Πετράκης, and Α. Καραγιάννη, “Τα ενεπίγραφα σφραγίσματα από τον Άγιο Βασίλειο Λακωνίας”
    Α. Καραγιάννη, “Πινακολογικές παρατηρήσεις για τις πρακτικές καταγραφής και τις συνήθειες των Μυκηναίων γραφέων στο ανάκτορο του Αγίου Βασιλείου στο Ξηροκάμπι Λακωνίας”
    Μ. Ρούμπου, “Μελέτη αποθήκευσης στη Δυτική Στοά μέσα από την ανάλυση οργανικών καταλοίπων σε πίθους και αγγεία”
    Ν. Καραδήμας, Β. Κασίχτη, and Α. Βασιλογάμβρου, “Μυκήναϊκές τοιχογραφίες από τον Τομέα ΙΙΙ: Προκαταρκτική παρουσίαση και πρώτη αρχαιομετρική προσέγγιση”
    Ε. Καρδαμάκη, “Η κεραμική από ένα ΥΕ ΙΙΙΒ στρώμα καταστροφής με τοιχογραφίες στα ανατολικά της Νότιας Στοάς”
    Τ. Θεοδωροπούλου, “Κατάλοιπα υδρόβιων πανίδων από τον Τομέα ΙΙΙ”
    Α. Καραθώνου, “Αρχαιοβοτανικά κατάλοιπα από τη Δυτική Στοά”
    S. Chlouveraki, Y. Facorellis, A. Koukouli, A. Stefanis, and P. Theolakis, “Characterization of building materials”
    D. J. Fallu and P. Karkanas, “Micromorphological analysis of occupation, destruction, and abandonment at Ayios Vasileios”
    A. Christopoulou, B. Gmińska-Nowak, and T. Waźny, “Message from the past in wood and charcoal from Ayios Vasileios Mycenaean palace”
    Π. Παπαδοπούλου, “Ο Τομέας ΙΙΙ του Αγίου Βασιλείου Λακωνίας στους μεσαιωνικούς χρόνους: η μαρτυρία των νομισμάτων”
    Ν. Καραδήμας, “Ένα πρόγραμμα βαίνει στο τέλος του. Ανασκόπηση – αναμνήσεις - ευχαριστίες”

     

    ICAS-EMME 3

    On 14-18 March 2022 the 3rd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 3) will be held at The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at https://icasemme.cyi.ac.cy/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Amadio and L. Bombardieri, “Geoarchaeology of prehistoric Cypriot architecture. Integrated analyses of mudbricks from Middle Bronze Age Erimi”
    P. Fischer, “Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus: Interregional interactions in the Late Bronze Age”
    N. Herrmann, S. Fuehr, and A. Van de Moortel, “Isotopic assessment of the diverse burial sample from Late Helladic and Protogeometric Mitrou and Tragana-Agia Triada”
    A. Eleftheriadou, “An application of point pattern analysis and spatial statistics in lithic distributions”
    S. Pancaldo, J. Mokrisova, and E. Bauzyte, “Island metallurgy: Investigation of Cypriot metal objects in the collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge”
    E. Nikita, M. Mardini, and P. Degryse, “SrIsoMed: An open access database for Sr isotopes across the Mediterranean”
    D. Iliopoulos and E. Stathopoulou, “Collagen extraction and evaluation of organic preservation in skeletal material from the Neolithic settlement in Dispilio, Greece”
    M. Roumpou, E. Vika, V. Hachtmann, and S. Voutsaki, “Before they were Kings: an interdisciplinary study of consumption practices in the Ayios Vasileios North Cemetery (Laconia)”
    S. Frumin and E. Weiss, “Archaeobotanical perspectives from two thousand years at Tell es-Safl Gath”
    M. Georgakopoulou, L. Filippaki, and Y. Bassiakos, “Copper alloys in the Early Bronze Age Aegean”
    A. Charalambous and R. Laoutari, “From the north to the south, metals all around: Alloying in the prehistoric Bronze Age sites of Bellapais-Vounous and Kalavasos-Village, Cyprus”
    D. Alberghina, “Metal-making strategies and technological skills in 2nd Millennium BCE western Anatolia: New archaeometric data from the LBA citadel of Kaymakçı”
    D. Kondopoulou, M. Rivero-Montero, M. Gomez-Paccard, and E. Aidona, “Variations of the geomagnetic field during the second and first millennia BCE through the study of Greek pottery: impact for archaeology”
    V. Kassianidou, A. Charalambous, D. Ioannides, M. Iacovou, A. Agapiou, and Z. Zomeni, “Recording the copper slag heaps in the hinterland of the kingdom of Palaepaphos”
    M. Mehofer, T. Bürge, and P. Fischer, “Bronze Age copper production at Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus: First archaeometallurgical results”
    A. Nikolopoulou and E. Philippaki, “EBA metal objects from Mesi Glyfada sea, Northern Aegean, Greece: preliminary data”
    T. Rose, S. Klein, K. Westner, and Y.-K. Hsu, “From OXALID to GlobaLID: A substantial upgrade of a well-known data pool of lead isotopes for metal provenancing using R and Shiny App”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    28 February 2022

    PlantCult

    On 28 February 2022, PlantCult: Investigating the food cultures of ancient Europe held a one-day Zoom meeting. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/PlantCult/. The program was:
    C. Hastorf, “PlantCult and the Archaeobotany of Food: some introductory words”
    T. Valamoti, “The ERC PlantCult project: overview of the project implementation”
    T. Valamoti, C. Petridou, and S. Michou, “Plantfoods of prehistoric Greece”
    I. Hristova, E. Marinova, A. G. Heiss, and T. Valamoti, “Archaeobotanical study of archaeological food remains from Bulgaria”
    H.-P. Stika, M. Berihuete-Azorin, M. Hallama, A. Mechler, J. Stäzler, and T. Valamoti, “PlantCult Ancient Cereal Food - Gruenkern: unripe spelt against hunger or as gourmet food”
    A. G. Heiss, F. Antolín, M. Berihuete-Azorín, L. Kubiak-Martens, E. Marinova, H.-P. Stika, and T. Valamoti, “Out of the pot, out of the oven: PlantCult insights into prehistoric bread-like objects from central Europe”
    H.-P. Stika, M. Berihuete-Azorin, A. G. Heiss, F. Antolín, E. Marinova, L. Kubiak-Martens, C. Petridou, E. Rosenstock, and S. M. Valamoti, “PlantCult Ancient Beer - New Methods of Analysis”
    G. Kasapidou, G. Tsartsidou, and C. McNamee, “Plant processing through the analysis of micro-botanical remains: data from Bronze Age settlements in northern Greece”
    D. Chondrou, M. Bofill, R. Vargiolu, H. Zahouani, and H. Procopiou, “Exploring the role of grinding stone tool technology in prehistoric Greece through usewear analysis”
    T. Bekiaris, D. Chondrou, and I. Ninou, “The study of prehistoric food-processing stone tools from SE Europe in PlantCult Project”
    A. Dimoula and Z. Tsirtsoni, “The contribution of PlantCult project in cooking pottery research”
    E. Standall, A. Dimoula, C., Z. Tsirtsoni, and O. Craig, “Exploring Prehistoric Culinary Practices in South East Europe by Organic Residue Analysis”
    M. Ntinou and C. Pagnoux, “The beginnings of arboriculture in Greece: new data from charcoal and morphometric analyses”
    M. Jones, “Overview of the PlantCult project”

  • February 2022 issue available

    Information
    30 January 2022

    The February 2022 issue of Nestor (49.2) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    30 January 2022

    EAA 2022 Session: Borderlands, Interaction Zones, and Bounded Spaces in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean

    On 10 February 2022 abstracts are due for “Session 359: Borderlands, Interaction Zones, and Bounded Spaces in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Reconstruction of Connectivity,” co-organized by Sergios Menelaou, Umay Oğuzhanoğlu, and Ourania Kouka at the 28th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting (EAA 2022), to be held on 31 August - 3 September 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. Further information on this session is available at https://submissions.e-a-a.org/eaa2022/sessions/overview/preview.php?id=359; registration forms and abstracts may be submitted at https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2022.

     

    PeCla 2022

    On 28 February 2022 abstracts (500 words) are due for the 9th International Postgraduate Conference: Border Zones – Meeting Places in the Ancient World (PeCla 2022), to be held on 11-12 April 2022 at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.archeologia.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CFP_Pecla-2022_final.pdf.

     

    Periplous: il mare nella Preistoria mediterranea

    On 28 February 2022 abstracts (2000-2500 characters including spaces) are due for LVII Riunione Scientifica dell’IIPP. Periplous: il mare nella Preistoria mediterranea, to be held on 19-22 October 2022 in Siracusa, Italy. Further information is available at https://www.iipp.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/RS_IIPP_2022_Periplous_I_circolare.pdf. Sessions at the conference will explore the following themes:
    • Connectivity;
    • Fragmentation;
    • Mobility;
    • Science applied to the study of the sea;
    • Human groups and the sea;
    • Symbolism;
    • Sicily and its extra-island relations.

     

    Terracottas in Motion

    On 15 March 2022 abstracts (ca. 500 words) are due for an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural zoom colloquium entitled Terracottas in Motion, to be held under the auspices of
    The Association for Coroplastic Studies on 20 October 2022. Further information is available at https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2969113463403682&id=1520393088275734; abstracts should be sent to Maya Muratov (mmuratov@adelphi.edu) and Jaimee Uhlenbrock (uhlenbrj@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu). Potential contributions should explore any of the following multiple facets of the concept of terracottas in motion:
    • Terracottas and travel:
    o This can be manifested/documented through shipwrecks containing terracottas, or through the finds of terracottas on the sea floor;
    o Appearances of terracottas (in bulk or of specific types) in networks distant from their centers of production; their spatial distribution;
    o Representations of travel in terracotta imagery by models of carts, horse riders, boats, etc.;
    o Evidence for the travel of molds for terracotta sculpture from one production center to another;
    o Evidence for the travel, or transfer, of motifs across regions or wider geographic areas;
    • Short-distance movement via commercial activity, as documented by
    possible shop or warehouse contexts, to which terracottas were moved from
    production sites;
    • Movement in terracottas as reflective of ritual activity that illustrates specific placement of terracottas by the user; ritual carrying, ritual breakage, ritual deposition, etc.;
    • Terracotta representations implying movement from one place to the other, such as in
    imagery that depicts carrying or offering;
    • Movement present in iconographic choices, such as in representations of walking, running, dancing, game playing, etc., and riding of all kinds, on horses, dolphins, lions, swans, bulls, war elephants, mythical beasts, etc.;
    • Interpretations of movement, such as is suggested by models of feet, boots, or shoes;
    • Movement as implied by gestures;
    • Interactive terracottas that in whole or in part were moved by the hand of a user;
    • Terracottas designed actively to move in space on their own, such as those that were suspended.

     

    Artefakt

    On 18 March 2022 abstracts (250 words) are due for a Student-Doctorate Archaeological Scientific Conference entitled Artefakt, to be hosted by the Department of Archeology at the University of Warsaw on 21-22 May 2022, planned in hybrid format pandemic permitting. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/Studencko-Doktorancka-Archeologiczna-Konferencja-Naukowa-Artefakt-109009785011988.

     

    Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine

    On 30 March 2022 offers of papers, posters, and workshops, and provisional requests to participate are due for an international symposium entitled Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine: New Perspectives and Challenges for the Twenty First Century, to be held at Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic on 21-24 September 2022. Further information is available from Prof. Assoc. Tomas Alusik at alusikt@gmail.com, to whom offers should also be sent. Papers presented at the conference can address, but are not limited, to the following topics:
    • Methodologies and techniques, theoretical viewpoints, as well as applications of new scientific methods as applied to the research;
    • The evidence for the practice of medicine, such as medical interventions, surgery and remedies;
    • The challenges in the recognition of medicine in the archaeological record;
    • The preventive aspects of the use of medicine, such as the care of the sick or personal hygiene and their identification in the archaeological record;
    • The social and religious aspects of healing;
    • Healers and practitioners;
    • Healing places;
    • The state of health of the populations in the periods in question;
    • Excavation or survey reports of the sites focused or related to the medical practice.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    30 January 2022

    Archaeological Society at Athens

    The schedule of online lectures at the Archaeological Society at Athens for spring 2022. All lectures will be held at 6-7 pm on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/96289182315?pwd=eEVFYTBRYnpMOGtQdGo4bU12S2RuZz09.
    19 January 2022: Α. Βλαχόπουλος, “Βαθύ Αστυπάλαιας. Ένα διαχρονικό παλίμψηστο της Αρχαιολογίας του Αιγαίου”
    2 February 2022: Ι. Βαραλής, “Η παλαιοχριστιανική βασιλική της Κάτω Σικυώνας (Κιάτου): παλαιές και νεώτερες έρευνες”
    16 February 2022: Χ. Τελεβάντου, “Ανασκαφή Στρόφιλα Άνδρου. 25 χρόνια ερευνών (1997-2022)”
    23 February 2022: Π. Θέμελης, “Αρχαία Μεσσήνη. Πρόσφατες έρευνες”
    9 March 2022: Μ. Μαρθάρη, “Καστρί Σύρου: οι νέες έρευνες στην ‘Ακρόπολη της Χαλανδριανής’”
    16 March 2022: Γ. Παπασάββας, “Το Ιερό του Ερμή και της Αφροδίτης στη Σύμη Βιάννου στην Κρήτη: Ανασκόπηση των ανασκαφών και της έρευνας”
    23 March 2022: Έ. Κουντούρη, “Η αρχαιολογική έρευνα των ετών 2018-2021 στη μυκηναϊκή ακρόπολη του Γλα Βοιωτίας: νέα δεδομένα και μελλοντικές προκλήσεις”
    30 March 2022: Χ. Τελεβάντου, “Ανασκαφή Αγ. Ανδρέα Σίφνου. Η μυκηναϊκή ακρόπολη και η επανακατοίκησή της κατά τους ιστορικούς χρόνους”
    6 April 2022: Μ. Κοσμόπουλος, “Η ανασκαφή στην Ίκλαινα. Νέα συμπεράσματα για το μυκηναϊκό βασίλειο της Πύλου”

     

    ARU

    The schedule of lectures at the 57th Public Lectures Series of the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU) of the University of Cyprus has been announced for spring 2022, focusing on the “Archaeology of islands.” All lectures will be held at 7:30 PM (EET) virtually via ZOOM. They are free and open to the public, but registration is required for access before each event starts at https://ucy.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpf--srzgrG9DU1MDxpTwQ7BOgdG6ySOfj. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Lectures/57th_Public_Lecture_Series.pdf.
    31 January 2022: S. M. Fitzpatrick, “Currents and commodities: How oceanographic effects influenced the prehistoric colonization of islands”
    7 February 2022: M. Marthari, “Τα αποτελέσματα των πρόσφατων ανασκαφών στον μείζονος σημασίας Πρωτοκυκλαδικό ΙΙ οικισμό του Σκάρκου της Ίου”
    14 February 2022: S. Vakirtzi, “Textiles and identities in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    21 February 2022: R. B. Koehl, “The cult statue rendered on a Mycenaean krater from Cyprus”
    28 February 2022: G. Vavouranakis, “Anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric approaches to human-environment relations in south-central Crete during the Early Bronze Age”
    14 March 2022: N. Efstratiou, “Ζητήματα συνέχειας στην κυπριακή προϊστορία: Η περίπτωση της αναβαθμίδας του Ρουδιά στην ορεινή Κύπρο”
    21 March 2022: J. Driessen, J. Bretschneider, and A. Kanta, “Rethinking Pyla Kokkinokremos: A late 13th-century BC fortified settlement in Cyprus”
    28 March 2022: J. S. Smith, “An urban sanctuary at Marion in the Cypro-Archaic period”
    4 April 2022: S. Fourrier, “Classical Kition”
    11 April 2022: A. W. Carr, “The cave church of St. Marina at Qalamoun: A richly rewarding shared project”
    2 May 2022: A. Yangaki, “Hidden in plain sight: Bacini, their meanings and messages”
    9 May 2022: I. Hadjikyriakos “Bidding for the used: Public auctions in 18th-century Larnaca”

  • January 2022 issue available

    Information
    31 December 2021

    The January 2022 issue of Nestor (49.1) is available as a free download.

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