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  • December 2022 issue available

    01 December 2022

    The December 2022 issue of Nestor (49.9) is available as a free download.

  • Announcements

    01 December 2022

    Changing of the Guard at INSTAP

    The Institute for Aegean Prehistory has sent the following announcement regarding the changing of the guard at INSTAP:
    Prof. Philip Betancourt has retired as Director of The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) on October 22nd. He is the founding Director of INSTAP and has served with dedication and distinction for the past 41 years.
    The INSTAP Board of Trustees has elected as his successor Dr. Thomas Brogan, who has served as the Director of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete since 1997. Dr. Brogan will remain at his post on Crete in his expanded role as Director of The Institute for Aegean Prehistory.
    Dr. Susan Ferrence continues in her role as Director of the INSTAP
    Academic Press located in Philadelphia. Dr. Konstantinos Chalikias and
    Dr. Jason Earle, recently named Assistant Directors of The Institute for Aegean Prehistory, remain in those roles with a focus on Administration and Grants respectively.
    Malcolm H. Wiener, the Founder of The Institute for Aegean Prehistory
    and the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, retired as Vice President of both Boards. He remains an INSTAP Trustee and has accepted the title Chairman Emeritus for the Study Center.
    Finally, the Trustees have elected as President of both Boards Prof. Jeffrey Soles, a long-serving Trustee of INSTAP and the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete and the director of the Mochlos Excavation Project.
    The editors of Nestor thank the retiring INSTAP officials for their years of service to the study of Aegean prehistory and congratulate the appointees.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    01 December 2022

    Michael Ventris Award

    On 1 February 2023 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Award for Mycenaean Studies for 2023 (up to £2500), to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent by email, ideally as a PDF attachment to the Classics Manager, Valerie James (, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at,fund%20doctoral%20research%20per%20se.

  • Calls for Papers

    01 December 2022

    JPR 28

    Contributions are solicited for the next issue of the Journal of Prehistoric Religion (JPR 28), to be published during 2023. JPR is a peer reviewed journal dealing with prehistoric culture and religious beliefs, with topics ranging from excavation data involving shrines, tombs, iconography, cult practice, ritual customs as well as religious continuity in space and time; the scope is worldwide although the Mediterranean area has been predominant in the past. Further information is available from the editor, Jeannette Forsén, at



    On 15 January 2023 abstracts are due for the 16th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC2023), to be held on 14-16 June 2023 in Pisa, Italy. Further information is available at


    Sympozjum Egejskie

    On 20 March 2023 abstracts (in English, maximum 250 words) are due for the Sympozjum Egejskie. 9th Young Researchers’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held in hybrid format on 19-20 June 2023 at the University of Warsaw. Proposals are especially welcomed from early career researchers, such as PhD students or candidates, and scholars who have already completed their doctoral research and recently obtained their title. Attendance and participation are free. The proceedings of this conference will be published in the next volume of “Sympozjum Egejskie. Papers in Aegean Archaeology”. Abstracts and personal identifications (title, full name, affiliation, email address, and a personal biography (100 words maximum including ORCID number and/or research webpage links)), and any questions should be sent to Further information is available at or

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 December 2022

    PoCA 2022

    On 1-3 December 2022 the 19th meeting of Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA 2022) will be hosted by The Institute of Classics – Classical and Provincial Roman Archaeology at University of Graz both in person and on-line. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Schutti, “Pigs in Prehistoric Cyprus: Zooarchaeological aspects and their role in society”
    P. Kollouros, “Landscape management, environment and cultural associations in Greece and Cyprus during the 1st millennium BCE: evidence from wood charcoal”
    K. Tsirtsi, C. Henkel, J. J. García-Granero, E. Margaritis, E. Alphas Elston, and D. Pilides, “Macro- and micro- botanical remains hand in hand: the cases of Bronze Age Alambra-Kato Lakkos and Agios Sozomenos-Ampelia (Cyprus)”
    E. Loizou, “Ritual Architecture and Behavior from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age: The Evidence from the Cypriot Sanctuaries”
    A. Vanikioti, “The “dog-leg” gate on the Marchello hill: An investigation of Late Bronze Age and Iron Age parallels in Northern Syria and Anatolia”
    L. Pisanu, “From East to West: a seal for researching Late Bronze Age connections between Cyprus and Sardinia
    C. Theotokatou, “So Close Yet So Far? Aspects of Household Organization at Alassa-Pano Mantilaris and Paliotaverna”
    E. Paizi, “Gods and identity. The Phoenician Issue at Kommos and Kition”
    D. Gavriil, “Non Omne Quod Nitet Aurum Est: The Value of the Imports and Imported Materials in Late Bronze Age Palaepaphos”
    B. Clark, “A First Look at the Ceramic Assemblage of the Renewed Excavations at Erimi Pitharka”
    N. Boyd, “Interactions with an ivory gaming box from Enkomi”
    F. Meneghetti, “Through the magnifying glass: a preliminary reassessment of the miniature pottery from Athienou-Bamboullari tis Koukounninas”
    D. Papageorgiou, A. Ladas, and E. Mavros, “Geospatial elements as factors of the settlement organisation in Palaepaphos region during LBA”



    On 8-9 December 2022 a workshop entitled Chronos. Stratigraphic Analysis, Pottery Seriation and Radiocarbon Dating in Mediterranean Chronology will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    J. Driessen, “Chronos…. Time heals all wounds”
    T. Fantuzzi, “Minoan Eruption chronology: a five decades long debate. History, state of the art and the possible combination of palaeoenvironmental data (Ice cores, tree rings) and archaeological 14C-Gauged Correspondence Analysis as a tool for an integrated approach”
    B. Weninger, “Pottery Time Series in the Aegean Bronze Age based on Correspondence Analysis (CA)”
    K. Eriksson, “The evidence for intersection between the Aegean and Egypt around the time of the Bronze Age eruption of Thera”
    T. Brogan, C. Sofianou, V. Apostolakou, P. Betancourt, and M. Eaby, “Bottoms up: A View of the Theran Volcanic Eruption in the Neopalatial Cups from Chryssi”
    I. Hein, “‘Ezbet Helmi and the eastern Mediterranean - New details and interpretations towards chronology”
    S. Manning, “Deconvolution in Aegean chronology: radiocarbon, dated contexts, target events and history”
    M. Wiener, “The Dating Game: The History and Present State of the Controversy Concerning the Date of the Theran Eruption”
    D. Panagiatopoulos, “How feasible is a new system of Minoan relative chronology?”
    C. Sturge and T. Fantuzzi, “Mining the Labyrinth: Prospects and Pitfalls of Synthetic Research on the Knossian Ceramic Sequence”
    I. Mathioudaki and T. Fantuzzi, “Tackling questions of relative chronologies through Correspondence Analysis: The Neopalatial pottery sequence at Sissi as a case study”
    S. Gimatzidis, “Reconsidering Aegean and Mediterranean chronology from an Iron Age perspective”
    A. Fantalkin, “Mediterranean Chronology during the Iron Age: Where do We Stand?"
    W. Gauss, “Kolonna on Aegina and its contribution to the absolute and relative chronology of the Aegean Bronze Age”
    S. Vitale, C. M. Hale, A. Van de Moortel, M. W. Dee, and N. P. Hermann, “It’s Absolutely Relative: The LH I Stratigraphic and Ceramic Sequences from Mitrou and their 14C Anchor Points”
    C. Pearson, “What's next? Chronological improvements through proxy synchronization and annual 14C”


    Death, Rituals and Symbolism

    On 11-13 December 2022 an international online workshop entitled Death, Rituals and Symbolism in Prehistoric Aegean will be held by the International Association for Archaeological Research in Western and Central Asia (ARWA). Further information is available at The program will be:
    P. Ramirez Valiente, “Where have all the Children Gone? Child Burials and Age–Identities in Neolithic Greece”
    A. Mari, “Death and Bereavement at Marathon: Revealing Neolithic Anthropological Remains in the Cave of Pan”
    K. Bacvarov, N. Nikolova, G. Katsarov, A. Tsurev, and K. McSweeney, “Complexity of Disposal: Neolithic Ditch Burials at Nova Nadezhda, Bulgarian Thrace”
    L. M. Magno and C. M. Hale, “Pebbles, Materiality, and Liminal Spaces in the Aegean Bronze Age”
    L. Vasileou, “The Mortuary Landscape of Zagori through the Study of the Cist Graves at Skamneli (NW Epirus)”
    S. Cushman, “Symbols in Stone? Grave Circles, Enclosures, and Cultural Identities”
    K. Kostanti, “Mycenaean Elite Burials within Settlements. Spatial Manifestations of Power and Authority”
    K. Nikita, “Glass at the Service of the Dead: Jewellery and Ornaments of Blue Glass in Burial Contexts of Mycenaean Attica”
    E. Drakaki, “Manifestations of Status Differentiation in Mycenaean Elite Mortuary Ritual: The Case of the Dendra, Kazarma, and Myrsinochorion/Routsi Burials”
    A. Van de Moortel, “Late Bronze Age Funerary Tumuli at Mitrou, Central Greece: Function, Social Significance, and Symbolism”
    M. Tsipopoulou, “The External Relations of the EBA and MBA Elite Cemetery at Petras (Siteia), Crete: A well Connected Society”
    A. Vergaki, “Rituals and Symbols of Power in Funerary Contexts: Cases from the Mesara Plain and the Asterousia Mountains”
    L. Alberti, “Visible Fragments of Invisible Actions: The Processing of Grief in Prehistoric Knossos, Crete”
    A. Simandiraki–Grimshaw, “Bodies in Flux: Anthropomorphic/Anthropomorphising Vessels from Funerary Contexts in Bronze Age Crete”
    M. N. Pareja, “A Polyvalent Potnia? Female Embodiments of Life in Death in Bronze Age Afro–Eurasia”
    M. N. Pareja and H. Omerzo, “A Matter of Life and Death: Recontextualizing Minoan Genii and Monkeys”
    I. D. Fappas, “Worshippers in a Tomb? The Iconographic Programme of the Monumental Chamber Tomb of Mycenaean Thebes”
    A. Querci, “A Boat is a Boat: some Thoughts on the Presence of Boat Models and Boat Images in Aegean Late Bronze Age Funerary Contexts”
    M. Cultraro, “Dying in an Island. Unpublished Early Bronze Age Tombs around Poliochni, Lemnos (Greece)”
    O. Kouka, “Searching for Mortuary Landscapes in the Early Bronze Age East Aegean”
    V. Şahoğlu and Ü. Gündoğan, “The ‘Special Deposit’ at Bakla Tepe: New Insights into the Rituals Habits of the 3rd Millennium BC Aegean and Anatolia”
    B. Perello, “The Places of Funerary Rituals, from Death to Commemoration: The Example of a Collective Burial from the Karataş Cemetery (EBA)”
    L. Öksüz, “What Quantitative Analysis Can Tell us about Funerary Practices in Western Anatolia during the Bronze Age”
    F. Franković, “Fire, Kraters and Kings: The Role of Cremation in the Expression of Different Social Identities during the 2nd Millennium BCE in West Anatolia”
    E. Brantmayer, “Dead Space: A GIS–Based Approach for Linking Bronze Age Mortuary and Living Landscapes”
    N. N. Köknar, “Identifying Seascape in Western Anatolia: Visibility Analysis of the Late Bronze Age Burials”
    P. W. Stockhammer, E. Skourtanioti, and H. Ringbauer, “Social Belonging in Bronze Age Greece from an Integrative Bioarchaeological Perspective on Burials”
    Y. S. Erdal and M. M. Koruyucu, “Changes in Burial Rites Reflected on Bioarchaeological Data in Western Anatolia: A Case Study on Early Bronze Age Cemeteries at Bakla Tepe”
    C. Henkel and E. Margaritis, “The Archaeobotany of Death: Plant Remains from Mortuary Contexts of Bronze Age Crete”


    TAG 43 Edinburgh 2022

    On 15-17 December 2022 the Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference: Revolutions (TAG 43 Edinburgh 2022) will be held at the University of Edinburgh. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. C. Solomou, “Revisiting the Prepalatial cemetery of Moni Odigitria, Crete: a re-interpretation of the existing funerary data through a combined materialistic, post-humanist, and cognitive theoretical framework”
    M. MacDonald, “Introduction: Maritime archaeological theory and the Late Bronze Aegean”
    D. Reeve-Brook and A. Garland, “The Social Network; Assessing the contribution of the Phoenicians to Trans-Aegean social connections in the Late Bronze Age”
    C. Pols, “Sailing the Aegean: GIS Modelling of Late Bronze Age Seafaring and Maritime Connectivity”
    D. Newgarden, “The Cow Goes Moo, the Seal Goes KFAZOP: Pseudo-Anatolian Seals and Trans-Aegean Interaction in the Late 2nd Millennium BCE”
    P. Cummings, “Ships, boats and sea life: new insights into marine imagery present on Minoan seal stones from 2nd Millennium BC Crete”
    A. Ladas, D. Papageorgiou, and S. Mavros, “(R)Evolution of the maritime networks: changing modes of contact between the Aegean and Cyprus during the late LBA”
    I. Camici, “Production Revolution: What can changing pottery technology tell us about connectivity over maritime spaces?”
    M. N. Pareja Cummings, “Assessing Multicultural Material Evidence from Afro-Eurasian Maritime Sites: from the Indus to the Aegean”
    L. Psarologaki, “Minoanism as Post-humanism: Ariadne becomes Aragne”
    S. Aulsebrook, “The Social Role of Metals in the Late Bronze Age Aegean: Inspiration from Adamantium and the Masque of Clavicus Vile”
    A. M. Vergaki, “The Permanent Revolution of Houses and its Social Reverberations in Neopalatial Crete: Let Domestic Rituals Speak!”
    A. C. Solomou, “Are grave goods any good? A combined post-processual and post-humanist approach to the limitations of using grave goods to infer biological sex and gender”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 December 2022


    On 4-22 September Tom Palaima was a Visiting Scholar / Guest Researcher within Rachele Pierini’s Marie Curie project Trans-PLANT (in collaboration with Marie-Louise Nosch), hosted by the Center for Textile Research and the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen. Summaries of his seminar presentations are available at


    Nostoi II

    On 11-13 November 2022 an international conference entitled Nostoi II. Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean: Sea + Inland Routes from the Early Bronze to the End of the Early Iron Age was held in Athens. Further information is available at The program was:
    E. Sapouna-Sakellaraki, “H Ζώμινθος στέλνει το Ιδαίο δέχεται”
    M. Georgiadis, “Violence and the Unwanted Dead”
    J. B. Knight, “In the Footsteps of Heroes: Ionian Migration and Cult in the Black Sea”
    F. Fragkopoulou, “Early Archaic Ivory Seals in the Ionian Islands and the Peloponnese: Ritual Employment at (Inter)Regional Sanctuaries”
    J. Lamaze, “Hearth-ΕΣΤΙΑ and Ancient Mariners in the Eastern Mediterranean (ca. 1200-500 BC): an overview”
    E. Kozal, “Cilicia as a Composite Landscape: Insularity and Interconnectivity through a Historical and Archeological Perspective in the Late Bronze Age”
    A. Safronov, “Some remarks on the 5th year inscription of Ramses III in Medinet Habu and a possible cause of the Sea Peoples’ migration”
    A. G. Vlachopoulos, “The rock-art fleet of Astypalaia”
    G. Mastropavlos, “Networks and island identities in the Aegean world from the Geometric to the Roman period: The case study of Kasos”
    C. Donnelly, “Clay Balls, Mud Balls: The Influence of Egyptian Writing Practices on Cypro-Minoan”
    E. Jean, “A Navy for a Non-Marine People? The Hittites and the Control of the Seas”
    V. Samaras and P. Gounelas, “‘O strangers, who are you?’ Homeric Piracy and Archaeology”
    I. Zogkos, “Siphnian Post-palatial Nostoi: the Mycenaean acropolis tis Baronas to Froudi”
    D. Nakassis, “Before cabotage? Interregional exchange in the Late Bronze Age”
    D. Logothetis and P.-M. Roussos, “‘Ars Ægyptiaca’. Egyptian and Egyptianising Artefacts in Early Iron Age Crete”
    I. Bossolino, “Iron Age and Archaic Pottery from Rhodes: Local Taste and Foreign Influxes between East and West”
    E. Tsangaraki, I. Fappas, and E. Kiriatzi, “A Mycenaean Storage/Transport Stirrup Jar in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: The Northernmost Example in the Aegean?”
    N. Sgouritsa, “The Amber in the Eastern Mediterranean”
    M. Pieniążek, “Foreign, local, multicultural: 2nd Millennium BC seals from Western Anatolia”
    P. W. Stockhammer, A. Scott, V. Altmann-Wendling, and C. Warinner, “Long-distance Transfer of Food from South and East Asia to the Eastern Mediterranean in the 2nd millennium BCE”
    A. Y. Landau, “Trade, Mobility and Canaanite resilience before and after the Late Bronze Age collapse”
    L. A. Hitchcock and A. Maeir, “Naue II Swords, Germs, and Iron: The Potential of Pandemic as a Contributing Factor to the Piratical Activities of the Sea Peoples”
    O. Kouka and S. Menelaou, “‘Κρήτη και Μυτιλήνη, Σάμο κι Iκαριά, Νάξο και Σαντορίνη …’: Interconnections of Samos in the Aegean Middle Bronze Age”
    A. Querci, “‘οὐδέ ποτ’ ἔσβη οὖρος’: An Interpretation of Nestor’s Nostos as a Possible Route Between the Troad and the Peloponnese During the Late Bronze Age”
    D. Rousioti, “Travelling North, Travelling South: The Role of Sea and Inland Routes in the Mycenaean Religious Activity”
    A. M. Greaves, “Beyond the Land/Sea Binary”
    M. Iakovou and K. Kopanias, “Palaepaphos-Marchello from the Kouklia Expedition (1950) to PULP (2006-2008, 2021-2022)”
    V. Şahoğlu, E. Kiriatzi, Ü. Çayır, Ü. Gündoğan, M. Vetters, M. Choleva, T. Maltas, and M. İncırlılı, “Çeşme – Bağlararası: Exploring Transformations in the Sea and Inland Routes in the First Half of the 2nd Millennium BC”
    B. Janeway, “The Kingdom of Palastin: Sea Peoples of the North?”
    Y. Kamış, “Connecting Cultures in the Early Bronze Age: Acemhöyük and the Anatolian trade networks”
    Ç. Maner, “Over the Taurus Mountain Down to the Mediterranean: Connecting the Konya Plain with the Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron Ages”
    A. Matessi and T. E. Şerifoğlu, “Off the Beaten Tracks: Rough Cilicia as a Transit Zone during the Second Millennium BCE”
    C. McNamee, S. Vitale, and F. Nani, “Built Environment, Funerary Landscape, and Cultural Change: A Case Study from the ‘Serraglio’, Eleona, and Langada on Kos During the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Periods”
    O. Metaxas and I. Voskos, “Post-palatial Mediterranean Networks: A View from the Ionian Islands Towards the East”
    E. Salavoura, “Beyond Perati: Eastern Attica in Postpalatial times”
    S. Vitale and F. Bianchini, “The Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age Transition on Kos and the Wider SASCAR: New Data and Preliminary Interpretations”
    I. Külekçi and O. Yildirim, “Larisa (Buruncuk): an Aeolian Site at the Aegean Crossroads”
    S. Günel, “The Cultural Evaluation and Interactions of Çine-Tepecik in the Aegean World”
    M. Montesanto, “The Eastern Mediterranean Economic Exchange: Sabuniye and the Delta Orontes and Amuq Valley”
    S. Spanos, “Koukounaries (Paros) during the Late Helladic IIIC middle period. The Mycenaean pottery of the Lower Plateau and a rare representation of a ship”
    A. Kanta and V. Apostolakou, “The Goddess and the Dragon: Movements of ideas and Materials from the East to Crete and Mycenae. New Evidence from the Lasithi Plateau”
    T. Boloti, “Between East and West: The Adoption of the Warp-weighted Loom in the North-Eastern Aegean During the Bronze Age”
    T. Pılavcı, “Sphinx in Anatolia: Tracing the composite feline form in Hittite visual arts”
    E. Kuruçayırlı, J. Lehner, M. Jansen, and N. Hirschfeld, “New Copper Sources Reflected in the Cape Gelidonya Ingot Cargo”


    Cultural Continuity, Change and Interaction

    On 17-18 November 2022 an international symposium entitled Cultural Continuity, Change and Interaction in the Aegean World from the Second to the First Millenium BC was held online, hosted by the Dokuz Eylül University Archaeology and Archeometry Application and Research Center. Further information is available at The program was:
    P. Pavúk and S. Japp, “Middle and Late Bronze Age Bakırçay/Kaikos Valley – Pottery Production and Exchange Based on the NAA Results”
    B. Gür and E. Akdeniz, “A Lentoid Flask from Dağdeviren Mound in Akhisar (Manisa) and an Evaluation on Aegean and Western Anatolian Flask Forms of the Second Millenium BC”
    K. Zannikos, “The Unpublished Pottery from the 2nd Millennium BC Emporio on Chios Island: A Revision of the Late Bronze Age Ceramic Sequence”
    A. Panti, “LBA Pottery from the Caves of Aegean Thrace”
    S. Spanos, “The Mycenaean Pottery from the Temenos-Temple area from Koukounaries and the Connections with the Other Cycladic Islands, Lefkandi and the Argolid”
    A. Lekka, “Cultural Interaction Between the Aegean World and the Eastern Mediterranean Through the Pictorial Pottery of the end of Late Bronze Age”
    R. Yağcı, “LH IIIC Problem in Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean in Terms of East-West Relations”
    I. Soukantos, “Eastern Macedonia (Northern Greece) during the Late Bronze Age: A Cultural Interaction Crossroad Under Investigation”
    M. Başaran Mutlu and G. Sazcı, “Cultural Interaction, Continuity and Change in Maydos During the 2nd Millennium BC”
    M. Başaran Mutlu, “Preliminary Observations on the Role of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Intercultural Communication Networks in the Bronze Ages”
    A. Vlachopoulos and X. Charalambidou, “Socio-cultural Changes and Continuities on Naxos, Cyclades from the Second to the First Millennium BC”
    A. M. Vergaki, “Social Organization and Integration in Late Bronze Age Crete: Let the Rhyta Speak”
    C. V. Alonso-Moreno, “Goods, Routes, and Ships: Long-Distance Interaction in Mycenaean Pylos at the End of Late Helladic IIIB”
    K. Nikita, “Tracing Continuity, Change and Interaction in Luxury Goods: Glass in Post-Palatial Mycenaean Greece”
    C. Atila, “The Effect of Ahhiyawa on the End of the Bronze Age”
    M. H. Kan, “The Sea People and the End of the Era of Chariots: Rise of the Cavalry”
    E. Kortanoğlu and M. Savrum-Kortanoğlu, “Thoughts on Prehistoric and Historical Monumentality in Transition Periods in Greece Continental”
    K. Paschalidis, “From Grave Circle A to the Hellenistic Theater: The Birth of Agamemnon’s Legend on the West Slope of Mycenae”
    C. Gallou and W. Cavanagh, “The ‘Crisis Years’ (Late Helladic IIIC to Submycenaean/Early Protogeometric) in Laconia, Southern Peloponnese, Revisited: A View from the Sea”
    P. Triantafyllidis, “New Evidence of the Ancient Antissa of Lesvos During the Late 2nd and Early 1st Millennium BC”


    Olive Oil and Wine Production

    On 24-26 November 2022 an international symposium entitled Olive Oil and Wine Production in the Aegean and Mediterranean in Antiquity: Rural Settlements, Urban Centers and Trade. Eski Çağ’da Ege ve Akdeniz'de Zeytinyaği ve Şarap Üretimi: Kırsal Yerleşimler, Kentsel Merkezler ve Ticaret was held in Muğla, Turkey. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    M. Türkteki, İ. Tarhan, M. Massa, S. Türkteki, and Y. Tuna, “The Route and Consumption of Wine and Olive Oil in the Early Bronze Age: A New Perspective Through Organic Residue Analysis from Eskişehir-Küllüoba. Erken Tunç Çağında Şarap ve Zeytinyağının Rotası ve Tüketimi: Eskişehir-Küllüoba'daki Organik Kalıntı Analizleri Üzerinden Yeni Bir Perspektif”
    A. Diler, “Earliest Data on Olive Oil and Wine Production in the Lelegian Peninsula: Adaptation, Transformation and Abandonment. Leleg Yarımadası Zeytinyağı ve Şarap Üretimine İlişkin İlk Veriler: Uyum, Dönüşüm ve Terk”


    Aphrodite Rising

    On 26 November 2022 a conference entitled Aphrodite Rising: 25+ Years of Cypriot Studies at Trinity was hosted by Trinity College Dublin. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Morris, “Cypriot Studies in Trinity”
    C. Alexandrou and B. O'Neill, “From a lump of clay to the finished product: an experimental approach to Late Cypriot female figurines”
    L. Recht and K. Zeman-Wiśniewska, “New excavations at Erimi Pitharka”

  • November 2022 issue available

    01 November 2022

    The November 2022 issue of Nestor (49.8) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    01 November 2022

    MAARC 2023

    On 20 November 2022 paper proposals (250 words maximum) are due for the third annual meeting of the Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC 2023), to be hosted on 13-15 February 2023 online by the University of Sydney. Further information is available at Thematic panels will be:
    • Everything changed when Mediterranean systems collapsed! Causation, effect, and responses to the Late Bronze Age collapse
    • Images of Women, Images by Women? Finding female artists in the ancient world
    • Museums and collections in Australasia
    • Artefact Talks (Lightening Round)
    • Panel Papers
    o Hybrid environments
    o Provenance
    o Community
    o Definitions
    • The History of Mediterranean Archaeological Research in the Antipodes
    • Epigraphy in Mediterranean Archaeology: Texts and Contexts
    • Violence in the Mediterranean World
    • Romans in Malta and the Central Mediterranean
    • Digital Humanities, Public Engagement and Community Participation in Archaeology / Applications of Digital Archaeology in Mediterranean Archaeology
    • Ceramic Continuity in the Mediterranean Near East



    On 15 January 2023 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 10th Postgraduate ZooArchaeology Forum (PZAF), to be held on 24-26 May 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 November 2022

    Sparta Live!

    The Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) of the University of Nottingham has announced the schedule of its Sparta Live! Webinar Series for the Autumn term. The program is hosted jointly by the CSPS and the City of Sparti, Greece. Further information is available at Webinars take place on Thursday at 5 p.m. (UK time) on MS Teams. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    20 October 2022: A. Papathanasiou, “Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave: a reassessment of past and current research”
    10 November 2022: A. Tsaravopoulos, “Kythera and Laconia, a continuous dependent relationship”


    Archaeological Society of Athens

    The Archaeological Society of Athens has announced its series of lectures Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία. Ανασκαφές σε εξέλιξη. Νέες έρευνες και ευρήματα for the 2022-23. Further information is available at Lectures take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Athens. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    2 November 2022: Α. Βλαχόπουλος, “Οι τοιχογραφίες της Θήρας”
    16 November 2022: Κ. Καζά-Παπαγεωργίου, “Αστέρια Γλυφάδας Αττικής: Εργαστηριακή εγκατάσταση και Νεκροταφείο της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού”
    23 November 2022: Σ. Βουτσάκη, “Ο ‘Αγ. Βασίλειος Λακωνίας στην πρώιμη Μυκηναϊκή εποχή: πρώτα συμπεράσματα από το Βόρειο Νεκροταφείο”
    30 November 2022: Ι. Τουρναβίτου, “Η Κάτω Πόλη των Μυκηνών στη Μετανακτορική περίοδο. Η περίπτωση της Ανατολικής Οικίας”
    21 December 2022: Κ. Καλογερόπουλος, “Προϊστορικές αρχαιολογικές έρευνες στην ακρόπολη της Βραυρώνας κατά τα έτη 1950-2001”



    The Institute for the Study of Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP-SCEC) has announced its schedule of lectures for Autumn 2022. Further information is available at Lectures are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (Greek time) on Zoom; registration is required in advance. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    2 November 2022: C. Pearson, “New Prospects for a Tree-ring 14C Based Chronology for Crete?”
    16 November 2022: R. A. K. Smith, “Mycenaeans at Gournia? Exploring Pottery and Identity in the Late Minoan IB to Late Minoan III Transition”
    21 November 2022: L. Kaiser, “Life and Death at Early Bronze Age Mochlos”


    EuroMed 2022

    On 7-11 November 2022 the International Conference on Digital Heritage (EuroMed 2022): Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection will be held on Cyprus. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include*:
    H. Yigit Zafer, “Enthroned Late Minoan Goddess with Upraised Arms Goes Digital : A Case Study of Photogrammetric Documentation and Restitution”
    * Only first authors are listed in the online program.


    Προστασια, Στερεωση, Αναδειξη και Διαχειριση Μνηµειων και Αρχαιολογικων Χωρων

    On 11 November 2022 a scientific meeting entitled Προστασία, Στερέωση, Ανάδειξη και Διαχείριση Μνηµείων και Αρχαιολογικών Χώρων: Θεωρία και Πράξη: Ι. Προϊστορικοί Χρόνοι will be held in Athens, organized by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). Further information is available at The link to the event is at The program will be:
    Π. Τριανταφυλλίδης, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός Πολιόχνης Λήμνου: το μεγάλο έργο της αποκατάστασης του μνημείου κατά τα έτη 2016-2022”
    Α. Γεωργόπουλος, Σ. Ταπεινάκη, and Ι. Δεληγιάννης, “Οι σύγχρονες τεχνολογίες για την υποστήριξη του ανασκαφικού έργου για την ανάδειξη του αρχαιολογικού χώρου της Πολιόχνης στην Λήμνο”
    Γ. Ντουνιάς, “Γεωτεχνική και υδραυλική μελέτη για τη στερέωση, προστασία και ανάδειξη του αρχαιολογικού χώρου της Πολιόχνης στη Λήμνο”
    Α. Ντάρλας, “Σπήλαια: Ανάδειξη, προστασία, συντήρηση μια ιδιαίτερης κατηγορίας μνημείων”
    Δ. Εγγλέζος, “Ιδιαιτερότητες των στερεωτικών επεμβάσεων σε σπήλαια αρχαιολογικού ενδιαφέροντος: Το παράδειγμα των Πετραλώνων Χαλκιδικής και της Θεόπετρας Τρικάλων”
    Α. Παπασωτηρίου, “Ο σχεδιασμός των υποδομών ανάδειξης του σπηλαίου των Πετραλώνων”
    Α. Οικονόμου, “Έλεγχος και διατήρηση μικροκλίματος στο πλαίσιο ανάδειξης των σπηλαίων. Βιωσιμότητα και νέες προκλήσεις”
    Ε.-Ε. Τουμβακάρη, “Σταθεροποιημένα κονιάματα από τοπικό εδαφικό υλικό για τη στερέωση και συντήρηση προϊστορικών καταλοίπων: σχεδιασμός, έρευνα, εφαρμογή”
    Ο. Βικάτου, “Οι προϊστορικού τύμβοι στο Στενό Νυδριού Λευκάδας. Από την ανασκαφή του W. Dörpfeld στην υλοποίηση του έργου προστασίας, στερέωσης και ανάδειξής τους: σχεδιασμός, μεθοδολογία, υλοποίηση, αποτελέσματα”
    Σ. Χλουβεράκη, “Πρόγραμμα συντήρησης του Μινωικού οικισμού στο Μόχλο Λασιθίου: δέκα χρόνια στερεωτικών επεμβάσεων”
    Θ. Κατρακάζης and Σ. Χλουβεράκη, “Εργασίες πεδίου: πιλοτικές εφαρμογές αργιλοκονιαμάτων και σωστικές επεμβάσεις στον αρχαιολογικό χώρο του Κομμού στην Κρήτη”
    Θ. Μαρίνης and Σ. Αποστολίδου, “Διερεύνηση στεγάστρων μεγάλων ανοιγμάτων σε αρχαιολογικούς χώρους και σχεδιασμός του στεγάστρου στον Άγιο Βασίλειο Λακωνίας”
    M. Schmid, “Στέγαστρα για την προστασία και ανάδειξη μνημείων στους αρχαιολογικούς χώρους των Μαλίων στην Κρήτη και Καλαβασού στην Κύπρο”
    Δ. Λεβέντης, “Νέο υπόστεγο πρωτοελλαδικού νεκροταφείου στο Τσέπι Αττικής. Προβληματισμοί πριν, κατά τη διάρκεια και μετά την υλοποίηση του έργου”
    Γ. Τριανταφύλλου, “Στέγαστρο προϊστορικών τύμβων στον αρχαιολογικό χώρο στην περιοχή Βρανά Μαραθώνος”


    ICAZ-ASWA 2022

    On 28 November - 2 December 2022 the 15th International meeting of The Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas Working Group (ICAZ-ASWA 2022) will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include*:
    G. İlgezdi Bertram, “Animal Exploitation in the Neolithic Period in Inner-Western Anatolia: The Evidence of Ekşi Höyük (Denizli, Türkiye)”
    K. Trantalidou, “Hunting and rituals of adulthood on mountain Dikte in Crete through the animal remains”
    K. Grossman, “Human-animal-divine relationships in Iron Age Cyprus: a social zooarchaeology of sacrifice”
    J.-D. Vigne, “The extinct small Cypriot wild boar (Sus scrofa circeus) was locally domesticated during the Middle PPNB”
    L. Frantz, “Zooarchaeological and paleogenomic evidence for long term reproductive isolation between wild and domestic cats”
    J. Peters, “New insights into the early cultural history of the domestic chicken”
    * Only first authors are listed in the online program.


    Athens and Attica in the Early Iron Age and the Archaic Period

    On 8-11 December 2022 a symposium entitled Η Αθήνα και η Αττική κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου και την Αρχαϊκή περίοδο. Athens and Attica in the Early Iron Age and the Archaic Period will be hosted at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Registration is available at; further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Ν. Πολυχρονάκου–Σγουρίτσα, “Υπομυκηναϊκή Αττική. Μια επαναπροσέγγιση”
    A. Knodell and S. Fachard, “Attic land routes and settlement patterns from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic period”
    E. Kroustalis and A. Tsaravopoulos, “Protogeometric finds by the Kephisos River as evidence for an early episode in the ‘internal colonization’ of Attica”
    S. Murray, M. Godsay, and G. Erny, “The Early Iron Age and Archaic Period around Porto Rafti Bay: insights from recent surface survey data”
    Μ. Στεφανοπούλου, “Νεώτερες αρχαιολογικές μαρτυρίες για τη Γεωμετρική και Αρχαϊκή περίοδο στην Κηφισιά”
    X. Charalambidou, E. Andrikou, A. Dakouri–Hild, S. Davis, and M. Chidiroglou, “Adding Aphidna/Kotroni to the archaeological map of Early Iron Age and Archaic–Classical Attica through the KASP interdisciplinary project”
    Ά. Παπαδημητρίου–Γραμμένου, Π. Γεωργίου–Γκέκα, Π. Πετρίδης, Κ. Καλλιγά, and Έ. Καρακίτσου, “Η ανασκαφή στο λόφο Κοτρώνι Καπανδριτίου και η σημασία των ευρημάτων της κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου και την Αρχαϊκή περίοδο”
    J. Bergemann, R. Docter, A. Alexandridou, R. Klug, C. Stal, Q. Drillat, and K. Regnier, “An Early Iron Age house in Thorikos – New evidence from excavations in 2021/2022”
    Y. Papadatos, G. Vavouranakis, and N. Dimakis, “The Late Bronze Age–Early Iron Age transition at Plasi, Marathon: new evidence from the excavations of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens”
    A. Mazarakis Αinian, V. Vlachou, and E. Chatzinikolaou, “(Mapping) Household organization in Early Iron Age Oropos”
    T. Van Damme, “New Early Iron Age finds from the Mycenaean fountain on the North Slope of the Acropolis”
    Ε. Σιουμπάρα, “Το μυκηναϊκό τείχος της Ακρόπολης των Αθηνών, η εξελικτική του πορεία ως τα Περσικά και η συμβολή του στον καθορισμό του περιβάλλοντος χώρου του ιερού της Αθηνάς”
    O. Kakavogiannia, E. Andrikou, and N. Petrocheilos, “ἐν δὲ Πρασιεῦσιν ᾿Απόλλωνός ἐστι ναός (Paus. 1.31.2): The material dated from the Late Helladic to the Archaic period”
    A. Bonnier and S. Fachard, “Agriculture, land use, and environment in Early Iron Age and Archaic Attica”
    B. Dimova, “Textile economy in Athens during the Early Iron Age and the Archaic period”
    M. Rönnberg, “Funerary variability in Early Iron Age and Early Archaic Attica”
    F. Ruppenstein, “The Kerameikos in the Early Iron Age and in modern scholarship: an overview”
    V. Vlachou, “Exploring the funerary landscape of Early Iron Age Marathon”
    Μ. Κοντοπανάγου and Ά. Λάγια, “Η παρουσία βρεφικών οστών σε καύσεις από το νεκροταφείο των Yπομυκηναϊκών–Πρωτογεωμετρικών χρόνων επί της οδού Ηρώδου Αττικού 2 στην Αθήνα”
    T. Poulou, “Athenian Geometric gold jewellery: the female elite of Middle–Geometric Athens reconsidered”
    D. Logothetis and P. Roussos, “Aegyptiaca Atheniensia et Attica. Preliminary remarks on Egyptian and Egyptianizing artefacts from Early Iron Age Athens, Attica, and the Saronic Gulf”
    K. Papagiannakis and A. Alexandridou, “Some unknown non-funerary evidence for habitation in ‘Submycenean’ and Protogeometric Athens”
    C. Lambrugo, “Turning world new insights into the burial practices of Early Iron Age Athens”
    Ά. Μανιάκη, “Οι γυναίκες κάνουν τη διαφορά! Περιπτώσεις διακεκριμένων «γυναικείων» ταφών στην Αθήνα και την Αττική κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου. Διαπιστώσεις, ομοιότητες και διαφορές”
    P. Stockhammer, N. Papadimitriou, E. Andrikou, E. Kontouri, C. Merkouri, S. Chryssoulaki, J. Krause, A. Mittnik, H. Ringbauer, E. Skourtanioti, and A. Tiliakou, “The Attica Archaeogenetic Project: a collaboration of the Ephorates of Attica and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology”
    J. Wilde, “Imitations of Cypriot-type bronze tripods and related vessel stands”
    S. Chryssoulaki, T. Krapf, F. de Polignac, L. Vokotopoulos, S. Michalopoulou, and J. André, “Hellanion Oros on Aegina: a mountain peak site in plain view of Athens”
    M. Kayafa, “Diachronic Lavrion? Lead Isotope data, ore mining and metallurgy in Attica from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic period”
    Μ. Γιαννοπούλου, “Διασυνδέσεις μεταξύ Αττικής και Τροιζηνίας στην Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου και στην Αρχαϊκή περίοδο”
    D. Greger, “Neighbourly relationships: Attic and Euboean interactions in the Early Iron Age”



    On 9-10 December 2022 the 1st Graduate Forum for Mediterranean Archaeology (FoMArc): Archaeological graduate research in the Mediterranean from prehistory to the recent past will be held as a hybrid international conference hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit and the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. B. Knapp, “Merchants and mercantile society on Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    A. Vrettou, “Transcultural routes of communication between Cyclades and Crete during the Early Bronze Age”
    T. Stamatia Andreovits, “Miniature bodies, miniature subjects: The reconstruction of identities through the study of micrographic bodies in Aegean Bronze Age seals”
    E. de Benectis, “The tools of trade of Late Bronze Age Cyprus: A view from Morphou bay”
    C. Theotokatou, “Wayfaring in Late Cypriot communities: Houses and households”
    A. Barouda, “Exploring the pottery and plaster production technologies at Neolithic Makri, Thrace, Greece”
    M. Rousou, “Interpreting the use of fruit trees during the pre-pottery Neolithic Cyprus: A correlation of the archaeobotanical and ethnobotanical data”
    P. Koullouros, “Landscape management, environment, and cultural associations in Greece and Cyprus during the 1st millennium BCE: Evidence from wood charcoal”
    S. Sofra, “The economic centers of east Crete through the study of utilitarian pottery during the Neopalatial period”
    C. Minos, “Ceramic technologies of the Late Bronze Age in Cyprus: A technological, compositional, and experimental archaeological investigation of utilitarian pottery from Enkomi and Aghios Sozomenos”
    T. Ogawa, “A holistic approach to the study of cooking ware from Toumba Thessalonikis, from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age”
    J. Bobik, “Zoomorphic appliqués on ceramic vessels from LBA in western Anatolia”
    D. Snook, “Are objects agents of civilization? The role of exotic high-status materials and objects in the Late Cypriot period (LCIA-IIIB); An exploration of materiality and identity in the context of Late Bronze Age 'globalism' in the east Mediterranean”
    A. Ferguson, “Object analysis of the early Bronze Age Kotsiatis Shrine Model: Does this model depict ritual or religious action within an ancient Cypriot heterotopia?”
    E. Stefani, “The Necropoleis of Amathous: Mortuary topography, funerary architecture and burial practices during the first millennium B.C.”
    O. Boitte, “Archers in Mycenae Shaft Graves?”
    K. Argyraki, “The perception of prehistoric Antiquity in 19th century Greece”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 November 2022

    Necropoleis Research Network 5th Annual Meeting

    On 12-13 October 2022 the Necropoleis Research Network 5th Annual Meeting, was held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    D. Bosnakis and E. Skerlou, “New Evidence on Primary Cremations from the Early Iron Age Kos”
    O. Kaklamani, “Into the Fire or Not: Some considerations on infant and child burials in necropoleis of the Aegean islands”
    E. Kalliga, M. Korelidou, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “The Evolution of Beta Thalassemia in the Aegean Region Throughout Time. A bioarchaeological approach”
    M. Koukli, F. Siegmund, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “Estimating Stature for Ancient Greeks: how tall were they? Populations-specific equations and diachronic body height trends”
    E. Pappi, “Untimely loss: child burials in Geometric Argos”
    S. Triantaphyllou, N. Papakonstantinou, Y. Chatzikonstantinou, S. Kiorpe, and V. Papathanasiou, “TEFRA: The technology and the bio-anthropology of the use of fire on human remains in the Aegean”
    A. Katsaveli, V. Papathanasiou, Y. Chatzikonstantinou, N. Papakonstantinou and S. Triantaphyllou, “TEFRA Project: the study of cremation in Iron Age Macedonia”
    A. Tiliakou, “Communities in Transition? Human groups dynamics in the Greek Neolithic”


    Πλεων επι οινοπα ποντον

    On 14-16 October 2022 the 10ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών/τριών Αρχαιολογίας on the theme “Πλέων ἐπί οἴνοπα πόντον: Η σχέση του ανθρώπου με τη θάλασσα στη διαχρονία της”, was held in Athens. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    Κ. Μαστορογιάννης, “Κινούμενη... θάλασσα”
    Ά. Κουτσογεωργοπούλου, “Η θάλασσα ως δίαυλος της Νεολιθικοποίησης: Μια προσεκτική ματιά στις περιπτώσεις των σπηλαίων Φράγχθι και Κύκλωπα”
    Ι. Άντσου, Α. Κοτζαμπουρούνη, and Ι. Ε. Παπαιωάννου, “Σπήλαιο Φράγχθι: ανθρώπινη θαλάσσια δραστηριότητα την Παλαιολιθική με Νεολιθική περίοδο”
    Ν. Α. Βέκιου, Κ. Νικολόπουλος, and Γ. Ρούγας, “Όστρεα και Αιγαίο: η χρήση τους στην καθημερινή ζωή”
    Θ. Λαζαρής, “Αναζητώντας το φάσμα εκμετάλλευσης της θαλάσσιας πανίδας: το παράδειγμα της Ακεραμικής Νεολιθικής της Κύπρου”
    Ε. Καπότη, “Ακρωτήρι-Αετόκρεμνος Κύπρου: Η σπουδαιότητα της θέσης για το παλαιοπεριβάλλον της Κύπρου”
    Δ. Καρατζάνης, “Οι Αντιλήψεις Σχετικά με την Θάλασσα στις Πρώιμες Κυκλάδες: Το Παράδειγμα της Κέρου”
    Α. Παπαδοκωνσταντάκης and Κ. Μαυρογιάννη, “‘Η Κνωσός πριν τον Μίνωα’: Η ανασύσταση των ΠΜ Ι-ΙΙΑ κοινωνικών και βιοτεχνικών δομών υπό το πρίσμα της εννοιολόγησης του λιμενικού κέντρου του Πόρου-Κατσαμπά και της σχέσης του με την ανάπτυξη της Κνωσού”
    Α.-Ν. Πεφάνη, “Η θάλασσα ως δίαυλος μετάδοσης συμβόλων και αντιλήψεων: Μινωική επιρροή μέσα από τις απεικονίσεις θρησκευτικών συμβόλων στην εικονογραφία εκτός Κρήτης”


    VIII Purpureae Vestes

    On 19-21 October 2022 the international symposium VIII Purpureae Vestes: Tradition and Innovation in Textile Production in the Mediterranean World and Beyond was held in Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Ulanowska, “Diachronic overview of textile techniques from textile imprints preserved on the undersides of clay sealings from Bronze Age Greece”
    G. Muti, “Textile production and its socioeconomic role in the transition between the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Cyprus”
    K. Sarri, “Textile Production in the Aegean Neolithic. Revisiting the evidence from Sesklo and Dimini”
    M. E. Alberti and S. Muller, “Manufacture of loom-weights in Minoan Crete: first observations from the town of Malia between the Protopalatial and Neopalatial periods (1900 – 1500 BCE ca.)”


    Book Launch: Akrotiri, Thera. 40 Years of Research (1967-2007)

    On 21 October 2022 a presentation of the book Akrotiri, Thera. 40 Years of Research (1967-2007) was held in Athens. Further information is available at The program was:
    Τ. Δεβετζή “Η Εταιρεία Στήριξης Σπουδών Προϊστορικής Θήρας και οι εκδόσεις της”
    R. Barber, “Στρωματογραφία και Χρονολόγηση”
    Λ. Πλάτων, “Πολεοδομία και Αρχιτεκτονική Ιδεολογία και Τέχνη”
    S. MacGillivray, “Τεχνολογία και Οικονομία, Περιβάλλον και Διατροφή”


    Mining and metallurgy in Greece

    On 26 October 2022 a study day entitled Mines et métallurgies en Grèce et dans les régions voisines, de l’Antiquité au XXe siècle. Mining and metallurgy in Greece and surrounding areas, from Antiquity to the 20th century was held in Laurion. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    N. Nerantzis, “Recent archaeometallurgical studies in the North Aegean – examples from prehistory and antiquity”
    B. Jagou and F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Le quartier de la forge de l’Anavlochos (Crète)”


    Regional variation in Mycenaean pottery

    On 27-28 October 2022 an international workshop entitled Regional variation in Mycenaean pottery was hosted online by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Further information is available at and The program was:
    B. Lis, Welcome and introduction
    M. Lindblom, “MH IV or LH I. Why Mycenaean starts in LH IIA”
    K. Shelton, “Petsas House pottery: production, products, and percentages in the Late Helladic IIIA workshop at Mycenae”
    E. Kardamaki, “Argive style pottery as a benchmark? Distribution and consumption of painted styles deriving from the Argive workshops “
    W. Gauss, D. Frank, and E. Kreuz, “Considerations on Late Bronze Age Aeginetan pottery - Mycenaean vs Aeginetan”
    V. Hachtmann, “Similarities and dissimilarities of ceramic assemblages between subregions of Laconia and what they may mean”
    P. Thomas, “A View from the Terrace: Late Helladic Pottery at Iklaina, Messenia”
    M. Gazis, “Incoming and outgoing. Ceramic traditions in Late Mycenaean western Achaea. The case of Teichos Dymaion”
    C. Langohr, “The skeleton in the closet. Late Minoan II-IIIB ceramic regionalism before and after the final destruction of Knossos”
    J. Zurbach and L. Garnery, “LH III Material from recent excavations at Kirrha, Phocis”
    E. Andrikou, “Observations on regional variation on LH IIIB2 (late) pottery from Thebes”
    E. Karantzali, “Regional variability in Mycenaean pottery: Some thoughts on local Mycenaean pottery in the Spercheios valley”
    B. Lis and A. Batziou, “The earliest imported and locally produced Mycenaean pottery in coastal Thessaly”
    S. Koulidou, “Mycenaean pottery from the eastern slopes of Macedonian Olympus revisited: the search for regional variations at the “Trimpina/Platamon Stop” and “Rema Xydias” cemeteries”
    T. Van Damme, “LH IIIC in Athens and Attica: Archaisms, innovations, and Cycladic connections”
    A. Belza, “Ceramic consumption patterns at Ayia Irini, Kea in the Mycenaean period”
    S. Vitale: “Koine and regional variation in Mycenaean tableware pottery: From theory to case study”


    The Northern Peloponnese from East to West

    On 31 October - 1 November 2022 a symposium entitled The Northern Peloponnese from East to West: New Research by Young Scholars was held at the Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Vlachou, “Early cult practices in the Northeastern Peloponnese: new insights based on the old and recent archaeological research”
    D. Vlanti, M. Petrakis, and G. Papadias, “Establishing the cult of Poseidon Heliconius in ancient Helike, Achaea. Pottery and metal finds from the Early Iron Age altar”
    S. Cushman, “Dying outside the palace: New perspectives on mortuary changes in the late Bronze Age Argolid”
    A. Maniaki, “Distinguished ‘female’ burials of the Early Iron Age in the Northern Peloponnese. Observations and preliminary results”
    G. di Lorenzo, “Still on Italian-European metals in Achaia between LH IIIC and Early Iron Age: from the object to the reconstruction of the context”

  • October 2022 issue available

    02 October 2022

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

  • Calls for Papers

    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


    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

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    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 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
    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 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 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 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 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 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

    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 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 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 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 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

    01 September 2022

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

  • Grants and Fellowships

    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

  • Calls for Papers

    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


    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 Further information is available at 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 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


    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 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

    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 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 (, 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 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)”



    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 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 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”



    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 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

    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 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

    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



    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


    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

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 August 2022

    Prehistoric lakeshore settlements in South-East Europe

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

  • Calls for Papers

    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 Further information is available at


    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 Further information is available at


    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 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 Potential topics include:
    • Scapes as ways of knowing
    • Temporality
    • Engagement with landscapes
    • Too many scapes?

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 July 2022

    WAC – 9

    On 3-8 July 2022 the 9th World Archaeological Congress (WAC – 9) will be held in Prague. Further information is available at 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 Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    J. Bennet, “Without Ventris ...? What would we not know about early Greece had Linear B remained undeciphered?”
    E. Salgarella, “Time to rotate the kaleidoscope? Changing perspectives on 'Minoan' Linear A”
    C. Donnelly, “What's in a Word? New Paths and Old Roadblocks in the Study of Cypro-Minoan”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    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 Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. David, “Aegean Sources of Architectural and Iconographic Motifs in Akhenaten’s New Visual Repertoire”



    On 6-10 June 2022 the 7th International Congress for Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA7) was held in Helsinki. Further information is available at 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 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 Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Darlas, “Le Paleolithique Inferieur en Grece et l’apport des nouvelles donnees issues de la grotte de Petralona”
    N. Galanidou, “The Aegean Palaeolithic research agenda”
    N. Galanidou, J. McNabb, P. Tsakanikou, E. Karkazi, N. Soulakellis, C. Vasilakos, E. E. Papadopoulou, and G. Iliopoulos, “Digging, mapping, profiling, trenching, and sampling: archaeological field strategies for investigating the Acheulean Rodafnidia, Lesbos”
    G. Iliopoulos, J. Alexopoulos, P. Papadopoulou, A. Zeliklidis, S. Dilalos, N. Voulgaris, A. Biggin, L. J. Arnold, N. Taffin, and N. Galanidou, “The Acheulean site of Rodafnidia: geology, stratigraphy and chronology”
    E. Karkazi, A. Magganas, and N. Galanidou, “Lithic Raw Material Economy and Provenance at the Acheulean site of Rodafnidia, Lesbos”
    G. Herzlinger and N. Galanidou, “A 3D geometric morphometric shape analysis of the Acheulean Large Cutting Tools from Lesbos”
    N. Bourli, G. Iliopoulos, N. Galanidou, and A. Zeliklidis, “The Acheulean site of Rodafnidia: detailed sedimentological analyses”
    N. Bourli, G. Iliopoulos, P. Papadopoulou, N. Galanidou, A. Maravelis, and A. Zeliklidis, “Following the water: palaeocurrent directions of the Middle Pleistocene fluvial network of Rodafnidia”
    P. Papadopoulou, K. Vassiliadou, M. Kolendrianou, G. Iliopoulos, and N. Galanidou, “The palaeoenvironment of the Acheulean site of Rodafnidia: the microfossil record”
    N. Galanidou, P. Tsakanikou, G. Iliopoulos, P. Papadopoulou, L. J. Arnold, and A. Zeliklidis, “The Kamara and Vathy Lagkadi Palaeolithic sites, Lisvori alluvial plain: geology, stratigraphy and finds”
    S. Kübler, P. Tsakanikou, G. Iliopoulos, and N. Galanidou, “Soil resources as indicators for affordances at the Acheulean site of Rodafnidia: a geoedaphic approach”
    S. Sotiropoulou, M. Kalaitzis, D. Sakellariou, E. Skourtsos, H. Kranis, T. Hasiotis, and N. Galanidou, “Plio-Quaternary palaeogeographic evolution of central south Lesbos: implications for Palaeolithic Archaeology”
    A. Athanassiou, G. A. Lyras, A. A. E. van der Geer, “The Villafranchian fauna of Vatera, Lesbos, Greece”
    P. Tsakanikou, “Reassessing the biogeographical role of the Aegean region during the early and Middle Pleistocene: an affordance-based modelling approach”
    H. Taşkiran and B. Dinçer, “Acheulean in Turkey”
    H. Bulut and G. Karhan, “Looking for Acheulean Assemblages of the North Aegean Palaeolithic: new contributions, issues and remarks from the Canakkale – Balıkesir coastline, Turkey”
    K. Özçelik and H. Bulut, “Traces of the Acheulean culture in Denizli (South Aegean/Western Anatolia”
    N. Sanz, “From Pleistocene Science to Pleistocene Heritage”

  • Calls for Papers

    01 June 2022

    PoCA 2022

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


    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 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.)?

  • Future Conference

    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 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

    01 June 2022


    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
    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 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

    30 April 2022

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

  • Announcements

    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 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.

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