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

News

  • October 2022 issue available

    Information
    02 October 2022

    The October 2022 issue of Nestor (49.7) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

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    02 October 2022

    2023 World Neolithic Congress

    On 6 November 2022 session proposals are due for the 2023 World Neolithic Congress, to be held in Sanliurfa, Turkey on 18-22 September 2023. Further information is available at https://worldneolithiccongress.org/.

     

    EAA AM 2023

    On 10 November 2022 proposals for sessions are due for the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2023), to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 30 August - 2 September 2023. From 19 December 2022 until 15 February 2018 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 27 April 2023 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2023.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    02 October 2022

    58th ARU Public Lectures

    The program of the 58th ARU Public Lectures Series of the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus, focusing on the archaeology of Cyprus and the Aegean, has been announced for autumn 2022. All lectures are held virtually via ZOOM every Monday at 7:30 pm (EET); they are free and open to the public, but registration is required for access before each event starts. Registration is available at https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fucy.zoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtJclcOutqjIuG9b0417NDxxSmK49c50x1XEt%23%2Fregistration&data=05%7C01%7Cnestor%40ucmail.uc.edu%7C19769de36d044150c81d08da9b344f28%7Cf5222e6c5fc648eb8f0373db18203b63%7C1%7C0%7C637992946218871043%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=3dp9AGLZ0KwDs2a6vwfYy4Tw1c3p6raC4J2%2F9Sa5Nzc%3D&reserved=0. The schedule will be:
    3 October 2022: C. Schwall, “Golden times: Early Bronze Age gold objects as indicator for long distance trade networks”
    10 October 2022: J. Maran, “Beyond Schliemann’s footsteps: new insights into the transformation of Tiryns from the 13th to the 12th century BCE”
    17 October 2022: V. Stissi, “From sherds and dots on maps to people and polis: the case of ancient Halos”
    24 October 2022: K. Sarri, “Textile technologies in Aegean Prehistory: fabrics, tools and sources”
    31 October 2022: M. Vakondiou, “Η γλυπτική στη βενετική Κρήτη: η καταγραφή, τα ερωτήματα, οι προοπτικές της έρευνας”
    7 November 2022: F. Meneghetti, “Leaving no stone unturned: an update on miniature oxhide ingots from Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    14 November 2022: B. Düring, “Chalcolithic Cyprus revisited: seven seasons at Chlorakas-Palloures”
    21 November 2022: L. Bombardieri, “A wall with a view: ideological identities and roles at Erimi in the Prehistoric Kouris valley”
    28 November 2022: W. Caraher, “Late Antiquity at Polis: recent research”
    5 December 2022: F. Hadjichristofi, “‘Calliope but which Calliope’, on the Akaki mosaic”

     

    Mycenaean Seminars

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2022-2023, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, London and accessible via Zoom. Advance registration is required for attendance either in person or online. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/seminar-and-lecture-programmes.
    12 October 2022: E. Egan, “Pattern Games: Playing with Ornament in Pylian Painting”
    9 November 2022: T. Kiely, Title to be announced
    7 December 2022: B. Legarra Herrero, “Minoan Gold: A Biographical Approach to Prestigious Items”
    18 January 2023: L. Recht, “Equids in the Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean”
    15 February 2023: Q. Letesson, “A Prepalatial Community at Sissi (Crete): Contextualization of an Early Bronze Age Village”
    15 March 2023: K. Shelton, “The Cemeteries at Aidonia: Updates and Insights from the TAPHOS Project” [Seminar sponsored by INSTAP]
    17 May 2023, 5 pm: M. Cosmopoulos, “The Emergence of Mycenaean States: New Evidence from the Excavations at Iklaina” [Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture]

     

    13 ICCS

    On 5-9 October 2022 the ΙΓ΄ Διεθνούς Κρητολογικού Συνεδρίου. 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies will be held in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. Further information is available at https://www.13-ICCS.gr. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Α. Ι. Ντάρλας, Η “Παλαιολιθική κατοίκηση της Κρήτης» δέκα χρόνια μετά τις πρώτες ανακαλύψεις: Επισκόπηση της μεγάλης ανατροπής στην κρητική προϊστορία”
    C. Morris and A. Peatfield, “Healing and spirituality at Minoan peak sanctuaries”
    T. Strasser, “The interface of hominins and Pleistocene fauna: the status of issue”
    C. Murphy, “Disease or injury? Re-examining the Petsophas body-part figurines”
    L. Bonga, “Μια επανεξέταση της Νεολιθικής Κρήτης”
    G. Rethemiotakis, P. B. Betancourt, and G. Lazoura, “Deforming diseases and health issues depicted on figurines from the Mamaloukos peak sanctuary at Galeniano Pediada”
    L. Goodison, “An unpublished pendant from Krasi B, with thoughts on discontinuities in figurines and tombs FN—EMI”
    T. Alusik, “Health, disease and medicine in Crete from the Neolithic to 500 BC” [online]
    P. Tomkins, “Reformation, rupture, return. New risings and the enduring power of place at Knossos around the dawn of the Bronze Age (Subneolithic-EM I)”
    Κ. Κόπακα, “Δόντια καρχαρία από την Εποχή του Χαλκού στη Γαύδο και τα λιόκουρνα στη λαϊκή θεραπευτική παράδοση”
    K. Nowicki, “Making the Invisible Visible: Pre-Final Neolithic Settlement in Crete”
    Π. Η. Μ. Κουσούλης and Χ. Παπαδάκη, “Μαγικοθρησκευτικές ιαματικές πρακτικές στη Μινωική Κρήτη”
    S. Bell, “‘Chosen glory’ or ‘chosen trauma’? Cultural memory of discontinuity and its possible connection to post-abandonment visitation at LM IIIC ‘defensive’ settlements on Crete”
    Τ. Μπολώτη, “Οι Μυκηναίοι στην Κρήτη: Ρήξη με/χωρίς ανατροπή;”
    N. Xifaras, “Continuities and discontinuities in Crete from the 12th to the 6th c. BC and the rise of the polis”
    S. Todaro, “‘Melior de cinere surgo’: Phaistos and the Yeropotamos valley between 2200 and 2050 BC (EM IIB-EM III)”
    Ι. Βενιέρη, “‘Μετά την καταστροφή’: Η μινωϊκή εγκατάσταση στο Αποδούλου Αμαρίου στις αρχές της νεοανακτορικής περιόδου”
    I. Caloi, “The foundation of the First Palace at Phaistos: between continuity and discontinuity”
    Γ. Τζεδάκις and Β. Κολυβάκη, “Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του Βρύσινα. Η περίπτωση των Αρμένων”
    F. M. Carinci, “Continuity and discontinuity in the Phaistos road system during the Bronze Age”
    E. Hallager, “Evidence for two LM IB destructions at Chania”
    G. Baldacci, “Breaking with the past: Changing patterns in the occupational history of Agia Triada from the Prepalatial to the Protopalatial period” [online]
    Κ. Σμπόνιας, “Ο ΥΜ ΙΙΙΓ οικισμός του Βρύσινα: Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στο ορεινό τοπίο στην Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    L. Girella, “Between ruptures and continuity: the MM IIIA and IIIB evidence at Phaistos and Hagia Triada”
    Ε. Γεροντάκου, Λ. Πλάτων, and Α. Σαλίχου, “Η αρχιτεκτονική ως «δείκτης» κοινωνικο-οικονομικών ή/και πολιτικών μεταβολών μεγάλης κλίμακας στο εσωτερικό μινωικών εγκαταστάσεων: η περίπτωση της Ζάκρου”
    D. Puglisi, “LM IB rupture(s) in context: a view from Hagia Triada”
    Μ. Κυρίτση, “Οικογένειες σε μεταβολή: Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στον χαρακτήρα των οικιακών ομάδων από τη Νεοανακτορική στη Μετανακτορική περίοδο, με έμφαση στο παράδειγμα του μινωικού οικισμού της Κάτω Ζάκρου”
    O. Palio, “The LM IA period at Phaistos: an age of transition”
    Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος and Τ. Καλαντζοπούλου, “Κατσουνάκι Ξερόκαμπου: ένα περιφερειακό κέντρο στην επικράτεια της Ζάκρου”
    A. Greco, “From the wanaktes of Knossos to the basileis of Phaistos”
    Β. Ισαακίδου and Μ. Τσιποπούλου, “Το τέλος της αρχής ή η αρχή του τέλους: Τελετουργική ΜΜΙΙΑ πράξη στο νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας”
    E. Borgna, “Phaistos at the LBA-EIA transition: demise and rupture or the beginning of a new era?”
    D. W. Rupp and M. Tsipopoulou, “First impressions are not always accurate. A disruption that created a complex stratigraphical sequence in the Pre- and Protopalatial Petras - Kephala cemetery (Sitia)”
    F. Buscemi, “Change and continuity in architectural tradition between the XIII and the VIII century BC: the ‘Wal(l) project’” [online]
    Μ. Τσιποπούλου, “‘You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows’: Ασυνέχεια στο τέλος της ΠΜΙΙ στον οικισμό και το νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας”
    M. Scafuro and F. Longo, “Continuity and discontinuity in Phaistos: The emergence of the polis”
    J. Driessen, “‘Επανάσταση’. Ανθρωπογενείς καταστροφές στην αρχαιολογία του Αιγαίου” [keynote]
    F. Gaignerot-Driessen, B. Jagou, C. Judson, A. Lattard, and C. Cenzon-Salvayre, “At the dawn of the Cretan cities: Preliminary results of the excavations conducted at Anavlochos, Lasithi (2017-[2020]2022)” [online]
    M. Pomadère, S. Rougier-Blanc, E. Tsakanika, M. Pateraki, and B. Rueff, “A rise in the use of timber in Neopalatial architecture? First results of the TiMMA project at Malia”
    A. Kanta and S. Privitera, “Looking for the First Knossians in the Mesara? A Reappraisal of the Cemetery at Kalyvia Near Phaistos”
    M. Devolder and I. Caloi, “Large-scale levelling operations in the core of the Late Prepalatial settlement at Malia”
    N. Cucuzza, “Discontinuities at Hagia Triada and Kannià in LM IIIA-B”
    I. Mathioudaki and M. Devolder, “Rethinking the genesis of the Neopalatial Palace at Malia. Knossian influence and local input in pottery and architecture”
    C. Knappett, “Resilient urbanism in Bronze Age east Crete: the case of Palaikastro” [online]
    J. Soles, “Greek-American excavations at Mochlos 2021-2022, the discovery of a Minoan waterworks”
    S. Déderix, I. Caloi, and A. Schmitt, “Disuse or deliberate closure? Processes of abandonment in the Pre- and Protopalatial cemetery at Sissi (Zone 9)”
    J. Driessen, “An Archaeology of Change. The nature, role and consequences of destructions at the Kephali at Sissi”
    A. Sanavia, “Stamping pottery in the Mesara plain: notes on a skilled artisanal koinè during the Protopalatial period” [poster]
    S. Antonello, “The ‘Shrines phase’ at Phaistos: a period of renewal in the Final MM IIB phase” [poster]
    F. Toscano and G. Longhitano, “Discontinuities and changes in textile production between the LMIIIC and Archaic period in Crete: Phaistos as a case study” [poster]
    E. Platania and T. Messina, “Evidence of bone marrow exploitation in Pre-palatial Phaistos: the analysis of faunal remains from the North-Eastern Complex” [poster]
    M. Figuera, “Metallurgical Activity in Agia Triada: The Ambiguous Evidence” [poster]
    E. Oddo and V. Fotou, “The history of uses and abandonments at the House of the Frescoes in Knossos”
    Π. Σταματάκη, “Η λειτουργία και ο ρόλος του κτιριακού συγκροτήματος του Βαθυπέτρου Αρχανών στη νεοανακτορική βορειοκεντρική Κρήτη κατά το τέλος της ΥΜΙΒ περιόδου”
    F. Michelaki, “The Cretan tholos cemeteries; continuities and discontinuities during Pre- and Protopalatial periods”
    G. Flouda, “Breaking with past narratives: Apesokari and its place in the Mesara”
    P. P. Betancourt, “Changes in the cave of Eileithyia at Inatos at the end of the Bronze Age”
    F. Blakolmer, “On the move into a new age: Continuity and discontinuity in the development of spiral motifs in Neopalatial Crete”
    Μ. Ρουσάκη, “Η Τοιχογραφία των Χελιδονιών από την Κνωσό. Ανατροπή των παλαιότερων δεδομένων στην ιστορία της τοιχογραφικής τέχνης στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο”
    Μ. Ανδρεαδάκη-Βλαζάκη, “Κρητομυκηναϊκά ‘ελεφαντουργήματα’ από τη δυτική Κρήτη”
    Ε. Νικολακοπούλου and Δ. Μυλωνά, “Ψάρια στο Μουσείο: Μια διαφορετική προσέγγιση των απεικονίσεων του θαλάσσιου κόσμου στην τέχνη της μινωικής Κρήτης”
    Ε. Νικολιδάκη, “Ανατροπές στον κόσμο των χταποδιών: H Οππιάνεια ανάγνωση ενός μινωικού αγγείου”
    L. Valentinová, “Continuity and discontinuity of Minoan representational convention in the Homeric epics”
    M. Rice, “Colonialism, disruption and dispersal: a study of Minoan artefacts in early British museum collections” [online]
    Β. Σπυροπούλου-Δεβεράκη, “Περί Γραμμικής Α γραφής: Αποκρυπτογράφηση της χρυσής καρφίτσας της Νεοανακτορικής Περιόδου, Μουσείο Aγ. Νικολάου (Αρ. 9675)”
    A. Sacconi, “Les idéogrammes *162+KI et *162+RI dans les tablettes en linéaire B de Cnossos”
    Ά. Καρναβά, “Διοικητικές ασυνέχειες μεταξύ πρώτων και δεύτερων ανακτόρων στην Κρήτη: Η περίπτωση της Κνωσού”
    I. Serpetsidaki and A. Nafplioti, “Absolute scientific dating of early mortuary behaviour in Crete using AMS radiocarbon: the case of the Kiparissi Cave Tomb”
    L. Godart, “Η χρονολόγηση των πινακίδων Γραμμικής Β της Πὐλου”
    L. A. Hitchcock, “Missing or mis-Perceived? Locating the Purloined Ruler in Neopalatial Crete”
    Α. Τσιμόγιαννη and Μ. Τσιποπούλου, “Όσο περισσότερα, τόσο καλύτερα: Στρατηγική, τεχνικές και αποτελέσματα της πλήρους περισυλλογής του χώματος από το μινωικό νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας”
    R. Dewan, “Disrupting the scale: Miniature pottery in Minoan ritual” [online]
    Ι. Βούρου, “Η αποκατάσταση των προϊστορικών τοιχογραφιών της Κνωσσού και της Θήρας. Από την πρώτη προσέγγιση στην ανατροπή με τη γέννηση της επιστήμης της Συντήρησης”
    Έ. Τσίτσα, Δ. Μακρής, and Γ. Γαλανάκης, “Μεταξύ γλυπτικής και ζωγραφικής: Επανεξετάζοντας τις ανάγλυφες τοιχογραφίες της Κνωσού”
    Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, “Τα μινωικά νεκροταφεία και το τέλος της Παλαιοανακτορικής περιόδου”
    A. Sarpaki, “Archaeobotanical insights and dialogue from the Neolithic and a Bronze Age site from Kastelli in Chania Old Town”
    S. Norvell, “Cretan tomb cult: A reappraisal”
    Γ. Ι. Αλεξόπουλος, “Φως στη μινωική ‘δεξαμενή καθαρμών’. Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες ― υλικές και άυλες παράμετροι της τελετουργικής αρχιτεκτονικής του αδύτου”
    F. Dibble, V. Isaakidou, and D. Mylona, “Upheavals, ruptures, discontinuities in post-Minoan Crete: insights into socio-economic change from the zooarchaeological record”
    T. Terrana and I. Mathioudaki, “Investigating rituals of consumption in changing times: the deposit in the west wing of the Neopalatial Court-Centred Building at Sissi”
    S. C. Ferrence, A. Giumlia-Mai, P. P. Betancourt, and J. D. Muhly, “A revolution in metalworking before the foundation of the Minoan palaces: Special examples from the Petras cemetery”
    S. Kiorpe and M. Tsipopoulou, “Change and continuity in Pre- and Protopalatial funerary practices: the case of Petras cemetery in Sitia, East Crete”
    Δ. Α. Σφακιανάκης, “Ακρορεινή λατρεία σε περιόδους κρίσης: η περίπτωση των πήλινων ανθρωπόμορφων ειδωλίων από το Χαμέζι”
    S. Müller and N. Papakonstantinou, “New investigations into the funerary function of Chrysolakkos”
    Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, and Γ. Χατζηκωνσταντίνου, “Αποκλίσεις και ασυνέχειες στη μεταχείριση των νεκρών στην προανακτορική Κρήτη: Η περίπτωση του θολωτού τάφου Β στην Κουμάσα Αστερουσίων”
    Ε. Γαλλή, “Η ανατροπή πριν την παράδοση. Οι λάρνακες στο πρωτομινωικό ταφικό σπήλαιο Πύργου”
    Ι. Παππάς and Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, “‘τον δε τροχόν γαίας τε καμίνου τʼ έκγονον εύρε…’ Το κεραμικό εργαστήριο στο Κόκκινο Φρούδι Ζάκρου”
    G. Doudalis, “Potters in transition: Evolutions and changes in Mochlos ceramics from Middle Minoan IIA to Late Minoan IA”
    R. Dubois, “Diacritical consumption and social organization in MM IIB Crete: a ceramic approach”
    C. Langohr, “Population movements in Crete in Late Minoan IIIB advanced? Evidence for discontinuities in the ceramic repertoire at Sissi and its region” [online]
    K. Christakis, C. Galanaki, and E. Apostolaki, “Protopalatial Agriana: patterns of discontinuities in pottery production and consumption”
    M. Velegraki, “The MM IIIA pottery assemblage from Building 2 at Knossos, Gypsades: a contextual analysis” [online]
    C. Sturge, “Disruptive dining – Late Minoan II – IIIA:1 fine tableware at Knossos, a metrical and volumetric perspective” [online]
    A. Tzigounaki and P. Vlachou, “On continuity and change: A preliminary techno-morphological assessment of MMIII-LMI pottery from Kalo Chorafi, Mylopotamos, North Central Crete”
    E. Tsafou, “Function and use of Minoan cooking vessels: between traditions and changes”
    Ε. Παπαδοπούλου, “Τα χρόνια της κρίσης: Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στη δυτική Κρήτη γύρω στο 1200 π.Χ.”
    R. B. Koehl, “The stone wig from Knossos reidentified”
    U. Günkel-Maschek, “They who withstand all crisis and upheaval: A new look at men in ‘hide-skirts’, MM IIIB to LM IIIA2” [online]
    D. Wolf, “Late Minoan soft stone seals: a window on social change?”
    Ε. Κατάκη, Μ. Ανδρεαδάκη-Βλαζάκη, P. McGeorge, Σ. Πρέβε, and Ε. Πρωτοπαπαδάκη, “Βίαιοι θάνατοι στη μινωική Κρήτη του 13ου αιώνα π.Χ.”
    V. Şahoğlu and B. N. Goodman-Tchernov, “Tsunamis, volcanic ashes and a victim of the Late Bronze Age Thera eruption discovered at Çeşme – Bağlararası (Turkey)”
    L. Alvarez, “Bronze mirrors in Central Mediterranean during the Final Bronze Age: Τrans-mediterranean exchange of goods, men or ideas?” [online]
    A. Nafplioti, D.-E. Michael, L. Fibiger, and B. Molloy, “Population biological distance, connectivity and interaction in Bronze Age and Protogeometric Crete: integrated biological and material culture approaches”
    S. Spanos, “Relations between Koukounaries in Paros and Crete during the Late Helladic III/ Late Minoan III period”
    E. Tour, “Coded in clay: An investigation into the origins of the Linear B administrative devices through the application of phylogenetic theory” [online]
    Η. Λιακόπουλος, “Έξι σημαντικά σπήλαια αρχαιολογικού ενδιαφέροντος της Π.Ε. Λασιθίου. Παρουσίαση των πρώτων συμπερασμάτων”
    S. Kiorpe, “Health and disease in the LMIIIA-B period: A case study from the Kentri chamber tomb in Ierapetra, Crete”
    Κ. Κόπακα, Μ. Κλάδου, and Α. Κουκουράκη, “Η Ντία ανάμεσα στην Κρήτη και το βoρειότερο Αιγαίο. Μινωικά πολιτισμικά στοιχεία στο νησί κατά τη Μέση Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    C. Henkel, J. J. García-Granero, and A. Karetsou, “Detecting the invisible: new phytolith evidence for the use of plant-based artefact(s) at the Minoan peak sanctuary on Mt. Juktas”
    G. Carlos and I. Michelakakis, “A new light on the ‘Hall of the Double Axes?’”
    Χ. Κονταξή, Α. Καζνέση, and Ε. Στραβοπόδη, “Σπήλαιο Της του Θεού Σοφίας Κατσοματάδω Χανίων: Διερευνώντας τον χαρακτήρα μιας προϊστορικής εγκατάστασης στη δυτική Κρήτη”
    B. Demarchi, M. Codlin, M. Fontana, S. Grossano, P. Iunco, K. Papayianni, and L. Yeomans, “Ancient protein analysis of the avifauna from the Greek-Swedish-Danish Excavations at Chania”
    K. Pateraki, “The pioneering women archaeologists in 20th century Crete [online]”

     

    ARCH_RNT 7

    On 6-8 October 2022 the 7th Symposium Archaeological Research & New Technologies (ARCH_RNT) will be held in Kalamata, Greece. Further information is available at http://www.laboratoryarchaeometry.gr/7th-arch_rnt.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    G. Malaperdas, A. Sarris, and N. Zacharias, “Communication networks in archaeology. The case of the Mycenaean Messenia”
    N. Nerantzis and S. Papadopoulos, “Tools and jewels: An analytical study of copper-alloy artefacts from Bronze Age Thassos”
    S. Sarialtun, E. Fidan, and S. Ağaç, “Classification of Neolithic pottery clay from Bahçelievler in the northwest Anatolia”
    V. Muros, N. Zacharias, and J. Henderson, “Compositional and provenance of Late Bronze Age glass from Kefalonia, Greece”
    K. D. Demadis, I. E. Grammatikakis, and E. Armakola, “Novel, multifunctional consolidants for the mitigation of gypsum stone deterioration at the Knossos Palace, Crete, Greece”
    A. Aidonis, D. Tzetzis, C. Achillas, A. Athanasiou, A. Darlas, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “Digital 3D facial approximation of the Petralona skull. Methodological issue and applications”
    D. C. M. Brown, “Early signs of Mycenaean craftsmen’s innovation or initiative: The results of a geometric morphometric analysis of the shaft grave bronze swords of Mycenae”
    A. Panagopoulou, A. G. Karydas, E. Banou, and N. Zacharias, “Chemical analysis of bronze votives from the Minoan peak sanctuary at Ayios Yeoryios sto Vouno, Kythera”
    B. Lis, H. Mommsen, and J. H. Sterba, “Imported pottery at the cemetery of Perati in light of current results of Neutron Activation analysis”
    I. Worrall, J. Henderson, A. Meek, and T. Kiely, “Inclusions in Late Bronze Age glass from Ialysos, Rhodes: Evidence for the use of a third primary glass raw material”
    O. Palli, I. Nazlis, S. Andreou, S. Triantafyllou, and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, “Micro-residues on quartz tools: The example of Bronze Age Toumba, Thessaloniki”
    K. Theodorakopoulou, F. Mavridis, A. Papadea, M. Perraki, G. Polymeris, N. Zacharias, E. Palamara, and C. D. Athanassas, “Provenance studies of stone tools from the Mesolithic Kouvaras cave in Attica”
    I. Karatasios, A. Michalopoulou, E. Katsaveli, V. Kilikoglou, E. Politaki, and E. Kavoulaki, “Design parameters and criteria for the conservation mortars of the ‘Hall of the Double Axes’ (‘King’s Megaron’) at the Minoan Palace of Knossos”

     

    Διήμερο Ναυτικής Αρχαιολογίας

    On 8-9 October 2022 a Διήμερο Ναυτικής Αρχαιολογίας will be held in Xylokastro, Corinthia. Further information is available at https://www.anagnostis.org/2022/09/28/xylokastro-prosklisi-sto-diimero-naftikis-archaiologias/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Χ. Γκοβότσος, “Πειραματική Ναυτική Αρχαιολογία για τη μορφή και τις δυνατότητες πλεύσης των πλοίων της Εποχής του Χαλκού”
    Δ. Καμαρινού, “Η ‘σχεδία’ του Οδυσσέα: ένας ομηρικός οδηγός ναυπήγησης μυκηναϊκού πλοίου υπό το πρίσμα της Ναυτικής Αρχαιολογίας”
    Ε. Μαραγκουδάκη, “Η εργαλειοθήκη ενός μυκηναίου ναοδόμου. Εργαλεία και χρήσεις τους”

     

    ASOR 2022

    On 19-23 October 2022 and 16-19 November 2022 the American Society of Overseas Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2022) will be held online and in Boston, respectively. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    L. Tapinos, “Minoan Heterotopia Abroad: A Contextual Interpretation of the Meaning and Function of Aegean-style Wall Painting in the Levant during the Middle Bronze Age” [virtual]
    L. Pisanu, “A Seal from the East: Investigating the Overseas Interconnections between Cyprus and Sardinia over the Late Bronze Age” [virtual]
    B. A. Clark, “Non-Ceramic Cypriot Imports in the Southern Levant” [virtual and in-person]
    J. A. Verduci, “Minoan ‘Warrior Graves’: Military Identity, Cultural Interactions, and the Art of Personal Adornment” [virtual and in-person]
    A. Donald, “Such Tiny Things: Materiality of cylinder seals in Late Bronze Age Cyprus” [virtual]
    T. Manolova, “The Ancient Mediterranean Digital Project: An Open-access Database on Ancient Ships” [virtual and in-person]
    L. Crewe, “Recent excavations at Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia” [in-person]
    K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Excavations at Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia: Results from the 2022 Season” [in-person]
    D. M. Alberghina, “The ‘Thin Red Line’ between Craft and Technology: Knowledge, Experience, and Adaptation in LBA Western Anatolian Metal Industries” [in-person]
    A. H. Simmons, “The Woke Hippos of Cyprus: How a Species Can be Cancelled” [in-person]
    M. Harris-Schober, “The Mystery of ‘Shrine 22’: A Philistine Ritual Space from Early Iron Age” [in-person]
    A. M. Maeir, “Philistia, the Philistines, and Shishak/Sheshonq” [in-person]
    J. R Chadwick, “A Giant Iron Age I City: The Iron I Fortification System at Tell es-Safi/Gath of the Philistines” [in-person]
    P. W Stockhammer, M. Feldman, S. Eisenmann, E. Skourtanioti, H. Kühne, M. Schultz, B. Tessmann, H. Ringbauer, C. Jeong, and J. Krause, “New Archaeogenetic Insights into Population Dynamics in Syria, Lebanon and Cyprus during the 1st millennium BCE” [in-person]
    E. F. Maher, “Philistine Rural Temple Economy: The Early Iron Age Fauna from Nahal Patish” [in-person]
    E. Margaritis, K. Tsirtsi, and C. Henkel, “2nd Millennium Agriculture in Cyprus: New Evidence from the Sites of Pyla, Agios Sozomenos- Ambelia” [in-person]
    J. L Kramer, “The Chariot Drivers of Troy: The Workers of the Cincinnati Troy Expedition” [in-person]

     

    ScapeCon 2022

    On 24-27 November 2022 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 will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information is available at https://scapecon.minoan-aegis.net/. The program will be:
    Y. Chatzikonstantinou, “The perception of ‘cremation’ in the Prepalatial tholos tombs in Crete: an osteoarchaeological perspective”
    N. Papakonstantinou, “‘Till death/tomb tear us in parts’. Bodily fragmentation in the Mycenaean cemetery at Kolikrep-Spata, Attica”
    D. Vendramin, “Broken in two halves. Addressing evidence for Moiety organization in the fragmented landscape of Prepalatial Crete”
    T. Panagiotopoulou, “And if this is what we’ve got/then what we’ve got is not gold: the case of fragmentary information about the Minoan ruler’s identity, theoretical aspects of stable isotope analysis for diet reconstruction”
    E. Paizi, “Composite bodies in fragmented societies: reassessing LH IIIC representations of eastern divinities at Perati”
    J. Cano-Moreno, “From mise-en-scène to mise-en-abyme in Neopalatial seals: between the depiction and the socio-political dynamics”
    S. T. Andreovits, “Miniature bodies in fragments: the micrographic body fragmentation on Aegean Bronze Age seal images”
    S. Triantaphyllou, Session Keynote Lecture. Theme 1: People
    E. Oddo, Inaugural Keynote Lecture
    J. Binnberg, “Fragmentation in Minoan art”
    P. Ramirez Valiente, “Figurines and fragments from Neolithic and Bronze Age Crete: special deposits with deliberate breakage”
    M. Bowers, “Reconstructing the textile culture of the Postpalatial Aegean”
    P. Kapsali, “Grounding, fragmentation and collective experience in the EBA mainland Greece”
    E. Chreiazomenou, “Fragmentation of edge tools. A redesigning practice on Neolithic and Bronze Age Gavdos”
    A. Vratsalis-Pantelaios, “Worth made of bits and pieces. A suggestive approach to the formation of value in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    D.-G. Aquini, “Untangling the mass. Golden ‘wires’ from the Platanos Tholos A”
    E. Tsafou and R. Dubois, “From fragmented evidence to the identification of kitchens and cooking practices. A diachronic approach from Minoan Crete”
    G. Paglione, “Tales from a broken archive: craft production and organization of labor at Mycenae at the end of the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Gkika, “The biography of fragmentary architecture: The cyclopean walls of Mycenaean Corinthia”
    C. Murphy, Session Keynote Lecture. Theme 2: Material culture
    S. Collard, “The assessment of the preservation methods taken at the Knossos archaeological site thanks to a value system”
    T. Claeys, “Stories of a fragmented past: an appraisal of site presentation strategies on Minoan Crete”
    A. M. Vergaki, “‘Lustral basins’ revisited: negating an old doctrine”
    S. Aulsebrook, “‘Messy finds”: using fragments to plug holes in the Mycenaean mortuary record”
    E. L. Hertel, “Mixed sources, fragmented evidence. Re-evaluating the evidence of the ancient Egyptian ritual of ‘Breaking the Red Vessels’”
    K. Tsirtsi and E. Margaritis, “Biography of fragmented plant remains”
    V. Georgiopoulou, “Fragmented images of the Minoan multitude: approaching the perception of the miniature frescoes at Knossos”
    I. Högner, “More than secondary. Thoughts on fragmented material in Mycenaean chamber tombs from Elateia, Central Greece”
    M. Łapińska, “Typology and overview of the lily motif in Aegean jewellery”
    D. Wolf, “Do not despair – Repair! Sealing the gap on a Final Palatial lentoid”
    C. Papadopoulos, Session Keynote Lecture. Theme 3: Data

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    02 October 2022

    CASA 5

    On 16-18 September 2022 the 5th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference: Crisis and Resilience (CASA 5) was held in hybrid format. Further information is available at https://casa2752.wixsite.com/casa. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    E. Angeli, “Earthquake and tsunami evidence in the coastal Neolithic settlement of Halai (Central Greece): preliminary results of the geoarchaeological research”

     

    Urbanization in the Iron Age

    On 18-20 September 2022 a conference entitled Urbanization in the Iron Age Levant and Beyond was held was held at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. Further information is available at https://www.aramisrael.org/post/conference-on-iron-age-urbanism-in-the-levant-and-beyond. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    J. Driessen, “Processions and the Making of the Minoan City”
    J. Bretschneider, “The 2014-2021 excavations on the south-eastern lobe of the Pyla-Kokkinokremos plateau: an architectural analysis of Sector 5 and 7”
    A. M. Maeir, “Thoughts on the Development of Urbanism in Iron Age Philistia”

     

    Melammu Symposium 15

    On 21-24 September 2022 the Fifteenth Symposium of the Melammu Project: Clash of Civilizations? Sedentary and non-sedentary populations (Melammu Symposium 15) was held in Graz, Austria. Further information is available at http://melammu-project.eu/symposia/sypr15prog.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    E. Malagoli, “Everything you always wanted to know about Bronze age conflict solutions* (*But were afraid to ask)”
    Z. Kouzehgari, “The Role of Warfare in the Transformation of Power Centers in the Near East During 1450 - 550 BCE ‒ An Archaeological Perspective”
    E. Paizi, “Entangled Gods? Mesopotamian, Levantine, and Egyptian Deities in Early Iron Age Greek Sanctuaries and Tombs”

     

    ESHE 2022

    On 22-24 September 2022 the 12th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE 2022) was held in Tübingen, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.eshe.eu/meetings. Posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    G.-A. Butiseacă, I. Vasiliev, M. T. J. van der Meer, V. Tourloukis, A. Junginger, A Mulch, P. Karkanas, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “How cold was it at the Marathousa 1 Lower Paleolithic site (Megalopolis basin, Greece) during the hominin presence?”
    D. De Caro, V. Tourloukis, N. Thompson, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “Lithic assemblages from Palaeolithic survey research in the Megalopolis Basin, Greece”
    E. Roditi, H. Bocherens, G. E. Konidaris, A. Athanassiou, V. Tourloukis, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “The paleoecology of the straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) from the Middle Pleistocene locality Marathousa 1 (Greece) inferred from carbon and oxygen stable isotope analysis”
    M. Ioannidou, G. D. Koufos, L. de Bonis, and K. Harvati, “Preliminary 3D mandibular dental analysis of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis”
    T. Mori, A. Riga, A. İ. Aytek, and K. Harvati, “A new virtual reconstruction and geometric morphometric analysis of Kocabaş hominin fossil from Turkey”

  • September 2022 issue available

    Information
    01 September 2022

    The September 2022 issue of Nestor (49.6) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

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    01 September 2022

    Tytus and Cincinnati Summer Residency Programs

    On 15 March applications are due for both the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program and the Cincinnati Summer Residency Program for 2023-2024. Applicants for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program will ordinarily be senior scholars who are a minimum of five years beyond receipt of the PhD, with notable publication histories, who are expected to be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for a minimum of one semester (ca. four months) and a maximum of two during the regular academic year. Tytus Scholars receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus housing near campus and a transportation allowance, as well as office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library.
    Applicants for the Cincinnati Summer Residency program may be more recent PhDs and other scholars who would benefit from the use of a world-class Classics library with their Ph.D. in hand by the time of application, and will ordinarily be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for approximately two months in the summer term, May to mid-August. Cincinnati Summer Residents receive housing near campus and office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library only. Further information and application forms are available at https://classics.uc.edu/departments/classics/tytus.

  • Calls for Papers

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    01 September 2022

    ICAZ-ASWA 2022

    On 16 September 2022 registration is due for the 15th International Meeting of the International Council for Archaeozoology: Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas (ICAZ-ASWA 2022), to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 28 November – 2 December 2022. Further information is available at https://www.aswa2022.jp/index.html.

     

    In Poseidons Realm XXVIII

    On 30 September 2022 abstracts (250 words plus 2 figures) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XXVIII: The Age of the Hanseatic League in the Mirror of Underwater Archaeology, to be held on 22-26 March 2023 in Lübeck. Abstracts should be sent to mail@deguwa.org. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Contributions from all areas of research on underwater archaeology and heritage are welcome. Papers on the following topics will also be welcome:
    • Maritime Spatial Planning
    • Divers as persons reliable

     

    ICAZ 2023

    On 1 October submissions for proposed sessions (250 words maximum) are due for the 14th International Meeting of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ 2023), to be held in Cairns, Australia from 7-12 August 2023. From 15 October 2022 – 31 January 2023 submission of abstracts for papers and posters will be open. Further information is available at https://www.icaz2023.org/. The themes of the conference will be:
    • Dynamic Landscapes, Dynamic Cultures
    • People and Animals in the Social World
    • Science and Zooarchaeology
    • Coastal and Maritime Connections

     

    Social, Environmental and Cultural Change

    On 15 October 2022 abstracts for oral or poster presentations are due for a conference entitled Scales of Social, Environmental and Cultural Change in Past Societies, to be held in Kiel from 13-18 March 2023. Further information is available at https://www.kielconference.uni-kiel.de/.

     

    Chryssi Island

    On 15 December 2022 abstracts (150 words in English) are due for a conference entitled Chryssi Island and the World of Littoral Archaeology: Contextualizing Island Research around Crete, to be held in Pacheia Ammos, Crete from 9-11 June 2023. Abstracts should be sent to melissaeaby@gmail.com. Papers are invited focused on the following aspects of archaeological, ethnographic, and historical interest:
    • Archaeological research on Chryssi Island
    • Local narratives and traditions regarding Chryssi Island
    • Colonization and exploitation of island ecosystems around Crete
    • Settlement patterns on offshore islands
    • Subsistence strategies on island environments around Crete
    • Offshore islands as "marginal" living spaces
    • Transportation, trade, and exchange networks on offshore islands
    • Means of transportation and island connectivity

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    01 September 2022

    YRA 5

    On 5¬–6 September 2022 the fifth workshop entitled Young Researchers in Archaeometry (YRA 5) will be hosted online by the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Further information is available at https://yrarchaeometry.weebly.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    V. Xanthopoulou, E. Nodarou, I. Iliopoulos, and M. Antonopoulou, “Playing with dirt: clayey raw materials and ancient pottery analysis from three case studies in Northern Peloponnese, South Epirus and West Crete, Greece”
    E. Vallianatou, “Land-use evolution and change in five settlements of Northeastern Messenia, Greece: an interdisciplinary approach from prehistory to modern times with the contribution of new technologies”
    A. Barouda, “Ceramic and plaster technologies and traditions at Neolithic Makri, Thrace, Greece”

     

    Surveying Aegean Thrace

    On 12 September 2022 a workshop entitled Surveying Aegean Thrace in the Digital Era. Επιφανειακές έρευνες στην Αιγαιακή Θράκη στην Ψηφιακή Εποχή will be held virtually via Zoom (https://duth-gr.zoom.us/j/91332591307), hosted (EEST) by the project Archaeological and Geophysical Research on the Peraia of Samothrace (Αρχαιολογικές και γεωφυσικές έρευνες στην περαία της Σαμοθράκης). Further information is available at http://www.history-archaeology.uoc.gr/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Workshop_SURVEY-AEGEAN-THRACE-SEPT2022_Final.pdf. The program will be:
    A. Dan, S. Başaran, H. Brückner, E. Erkul, A. Pint, W. Rabbel, F. Reize, M. Seeliger, L. Shumilovski, and T. Wunderlich, “Ainos, Its Territory and the Hebros Delta: Geoarchaeological Results”
    Α. Avramidou, J. C. Donati, Ν. Papadopoulos, Α. Sarris, Chr. Karadima, Chr. Pardalidou, Α. Garyfallopoulos, F. Aitatoglou, Μ. Tasaklaki, Ν. Sirris, and Z. Miltsakaki, “The Peraia Project: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Diachronic Landscape of the Peraia of Samothrace”
    D. Matsas, N. Hudson, A. Laftsidis, E. Levine, G. Makris, and M. Page, “Samothrace Archaeological Survey 1985-1987 Revisited: Towards a Final Publication”
    B. Wescoat, D. Matsas, A. Ball, L. Neiman, M. Nelson, M. Page, J. Gingrich, D. Mouzakidis, N. Hudson, and A. Laftsidis, “Samothrace, the Palaeopolis Archaeological Survey 2022: a preliminary report”
    Γ. Ν. Τσόκας, Α. Καραμήτρου, Χ. Καραδήμα, Γ. Βαργεμέζης, and Α. Σταμπολίδης, “Γεωφυσική διασκόπηση και μείξη γεωφυσικών δεδομένων στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του αρχαίου θεάτρου στη θέση Καμπάνα της Μαρώνειας”
    N. Arrington, J. Mann, G. Makris, D. Terzopoulou, and M. Tasaklaki, “The Molyvoti, Thrace, Archaeological Project (MTAP): Discovering and Recording a Diachronic Landscape”
    A. Garcia, A. Mayoral, H. Orengo, C. Kallintzi, M. Georgiadis, and E. Kefalidou, “Integration of Computational Methods in Archaeological Surveys: Experimenting with Digital Approaches in the Context of the Archaeological Project of Abdera and Xanthi (APAX)”

     

    ASMOSIA XIII

    On 19-24 September 2022 the 13th International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity (ASMOSIA XIII) will be held in Vienna. Further information is available at https://www.oeaw.ac.at/conferences/asmosia-xiii-vienna/. Posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Dirican, V. Anevlavi, W. Prochaska, S. Ladstätter, B. Erdoğu, and Ö. Çevik, “In the light of new data, provenance analysis of Late Neolithic/Early Chalcolithic (6–5th Mill. BCE) small marble artefacts from Ulucak Höyük and Uğurlu Höyük, West Anatolia, Turkey”

     

    Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine

    On 21-24 September 2022 an international symposium entitled Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine: New Perspectives and Challenges for the Twenty First Century will be held at the Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/event-117275. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    B. Andres, “The maintenance of female sexual and reproductive health in the ancient Aegean”
    C. Maggidis, “The ‘House of the Idols’ at Mycenae: A Mycenaean shrine of healing and magic”

     

    Periplous

    On 19-22 October 2022 the LVII Riunione Scientifica dell’IIPP. Periplous: il mare nella Preistoria mediterranea will be held in Siracusa, Italy. Further information is available at https://www.iipp.it/lvii-riunione-scientifica-iipp-2022-periplous-il-mare-nella-preistoria-mediterranea/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Cazzella and G. Recchia, “Indizi di connessioni culturali fra il Mediterraneo orientale e centrale nei primi secoli del II millennio a.C.”
    A. Arena, C. Cavazzuti, G. E. De Benedetto, P. Fragnoli, R. Jung, and T. Scarano, “Dentro le stive. Analisi dei residui organici dalle ceramiche di tipo egeo da Roca”
    A. Magrì, “‘Più veloci di aquile i miei sogni, attraversano il mare’. La produzione ceramica decorata a Pantelleria nell’età del Bronzo: ritmi locali e suggestioni esterne”
    E. Borgna, “Commercianti, artigiani e altri viaggiatori nel Mediterraneo della seconda metà del II millennio a.C.: qualche osservazione sulla funzione e il valore del metallo nelle relazioni interregionali”
    A. Vanzetti, G. Artioli, M. A. Castagna, A. Di Renzoni, S. T. Levi, D. Vincenzi, and D. Gullì, “Materiali metallici e metallurgia a Cannatello (AG): repertorio, contesti e primi dati analitici”
    M. Cultraro and A. M. Pollastrini, “Come i predoni sui sentieri dell’acqua (Od. 3.71-74): per un’archeologia della pirateria nel Mediterraneo dell’età del Bronzo”
    A. Crispino and S. Chilardi, “Simboli attraverso il mare. Analisi tipologica e archeozoologica degli ossi a globuli nell’area del Mediterraneo”
    A. Crispino and R. Jung, “Le navi di Thapsos – iconografia nautica del Bronzo medio nel suo contesto mediterraneo”
    A. Greco, V. Cannavò, D. Gullì, S. T. Levi, A. Vanzetti, and P. M. Day, “Segni cipro-minoici su anfore egee da Cannatello (AG): nuovi dati”
    D. Calderone, O. Palio, and M. Turco, “Alla periferia della periferia. Le relazioni tra il mare e l’entroterra della Sicilia durante la media età del Bronzo”
    D. Gullì, F. Maurici F. Oliveri, and A. Vanzetti, “Ancore litiche presso Cannatello (AG) e connettività marittima”
    P. Scalora, “L’insediamento del Plemmirio dell’età del Bronzo medio alla luce delle ultime acquisizioni”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    01 September 2022

    CAA 2022

    On 8-11 August 2022 the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2022): iNside iNformation was held in hybrid format in Oxford, England. Further information is available at https://2022.caaconference.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Avgousti, G. Papaioannou, N. Bakirtzis, and F. Ribeiro Gouveia, “CyprusArk: A multi-institutional content management system for small museums collections online”
    K. Crawford, G. Artopoulos, and I. Romanowska, “Simulating the networks of cities in the Eastern Mediterranean”
    D. Daems, “Conceptual and computational modelling of social complexity and urban networks in Anatolia”
    C. Reepmeyer, T. Moutsiou, C. McCartney, S. Demesticha, V. Kassianidou, L. Bitsakaki, P. Kyriakidis, and D. Bar-Yosef, “SaRoCy: Delineating probable Sea Routes between Cyprus and its surrounding coastal areas at the start of the Holocene: discussing the archaeological evidence”
    G. Leventis, P. Kyriakidis, A. Nikolaidis, C. Panagiotou, E. Akylas, C. Michailides, T. Moutsiou, C. Reepmeyer, S. Demesticha, V. Kassianidou, Z. Zomeni, D. E Bar-Yosef, and Y. Makovsky, “Drift-induced versus directed-paddling-induced potential connectivity between Cyprus and its surrounding coastal areas at the onset of the Holocene”

  • 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

    Information
    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”

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    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”

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    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?

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    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”

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    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”

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    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

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    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

    Information
    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”

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