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  • September 2021 issue available

    26 August 2021

    The September 2021 issue of Nestor (48.6) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    26 August 2021

    Extra-Scribal Writing

    On 15 September 2021 paper titles and short abstracts (250 words) are due for a workgroup on Extra-Scribal Writing in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean (1600-800 c. BCE), to convene during Fall 2021 Semester via Zoom. After two further editorial meetings, the results of the seminar will be published through the book series Life and Society in the Ancient Near East (LSANE - Transnational Press London). Questions may be addressed to the volume editor Cassandra Donnelly, at Proposal forms are available at Contributions are invited on:
    • peripheral writing practices
    • materiality of writing
    • social networks that facilitate the spread of writing practices outside of scribal schools
    • movements of peoples, scripts, marks, and number systems beyond their points of origin
    • contacts between writers of different script traditions
    • primary and secondary script invention
    • regional and local variations in writing practices
    • intersections between script, language, and identity
    • writing and marking as an adaptive strategy of individuals and communities in economic settings
    • continuity in extra-scribal writing practices across space and time
    • graffiti, letters, writing on perishable materials


    7ο Αρχαιολογικό ΄Εργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας 2018-2021

    On 30 September 2021 participation forms including a brief summary (up to half a page) are due for the 7ο Αρχαιολογικό ΄Εργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας 2018-2021: από τους προϊστορικούς στους νεότερους χρόνους. 7th Archaeological Meeting of Thessaly and Central Greece 2015-2017: From Prehistory to the Later Periods, to be held on 24-27 February 2022 in Volos either in-person or online, depending on the health conditions. Further information and participation forms are available at


    In Poseidon’s Realm

    On 30 November 2021 abstracts (250 words) are due for the conference In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII: Maritime Landscapes, to be held on 16-22 May 2022 in Pula, Istria (Croatia). Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    26 August 2021

    EAA 2021

    On 6-11 September 2021 the 27th Annual Meeting of The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA 2021): Widening Horizons will be held virtually, hosted in Kiel. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    R. Timonen, “How Many Mycenaeans Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb? Agricultural Potential as a Method for Estimating Population Sizes”
    L. Pisanu and L. Hitchcock, “Sardinia and Its Role in the Globalized Internationalization of Mediterranean Cultures”
    M. G. Gradoli, “Dynamic Social Networks Across the Landscape. A Petrographic Study of Bronze Age Ceramics in the Marmilla Region, South-Central Sardinia, Italy”
    A. Vanzetti, S. Levi, M. A. Castagna, P. Day, A. Di Renzoni, V. Cannavò, N. Natalia, and D. Gullì, “Central Mediterranean Interactions in the Late Bronze Age Seen from Cannatello Hut 2 (Sicily)”
    C. Mazzucato, “Balancing Differences: Patterns of Social Differentiation and Integration Within Large Neolithic Communities”
    U. D. Schoop, “Şerefe! The Beginning of Commensal Drinking Practices in Prehistoric Anatolia”
    K. Trimmis, L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, and S. Paspalas, “The Terraces of Kythera: Interdisciplinary Biographies of a 4000 Year-Old Mediterranean Landscape”
    L. Vokotopoulos, “Managing a Marginal Landscape in Bronze Age Crete: The Agricultural Terraces and Dams at Choiromandres, Zakros”
    L. Kvapil, “On Not Overlooking Looking Closely: The Benefits of Macroscopic Analysis and Attribute-Based Terrace Documentation”
    E. Levine, H. Öztürk, Z. Papdopoulou, A. Knodell, D. Nenova, D. Athanasoulis, and Ž. Tankosić, “An Island Through Time: Surface Survey and Selective Occupation on Strongylo (Antiparos)”
    D. Forsyth, “The Iron Age Cyclades, A Study in Risk Buffering”
    D. Nenova and A. Knodell, “Networks, Complexity, and Consumption In The Small Islands of the Aegean”
    P. Mylona, A. Vionis, and B. Devillers, “‘Xeros’ or Not?: The Xeros River Valley in Cyprus and Its History Through the Ages”
    X. Yang, F. Becker, D. Knitter, and B. Schütt, “Holocene Geomorphodynamics of the Tekkedere Valley, Pergamon Micro-Region (West Turkey) and the Interactions Between Humans and the Environment”
    M. Siennicka, “(In)Visible Wool in the Prehistoric Aegean Textile Production”
    L. Steel, “Sensory Engagements with Household Pottery in LBA Cyprus”
    M. Rice, “The Material Life of Linear A: A Study of Objects Bearing an Undeciphered Script from Minoan Crete (c.1800-1450 BC)”
    D. Daems, “Quantitative Shape-Based Approaches to Functional Typologies in Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Pottery from Southwest Anatolia”
    C. Santiago-Marrero, C. Lancelotti, and M. Madella, “The Soil Has Memory - Identifying Plant Processing Areas and the Use of Domestic Spaces at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
    M. E. Alberti, “Craftwork and Daily Activities in Minoan Domestic Areas”
    K. Jazwa, “Indoor-Outdoor Living: Exploring the Relationship Between Exterior Domestic Activity Areas and the Structuring and Use of Interior Spaces in Greece”
    B. Whitford, “Implementing a 3D Documentation Workflow for Context-Based Excavations: The Chalcolithic Settlement at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria”
    C. Giardino, G. Mieli, Gianfranco, L. Pisoni, and T. Zappatore, “Migrant Indicators: The Archaeological Identification of Migrants in the Prehistoric Mediterranean”
    E. Alram and S. Cveček, “Tiny World and Neolithic Society: New Insight from the House Model of Platia Magoula Zarkou/ Western Thessaly, Greece”
    P. F. Biehl and G. Naumov, “Miniature Imagery of Çatalhöyük West Mound”
    P. Hristov, “Peculiar Whetstones from the Prehistoric Site of Kaimenska Chuka, Bulgaria”
    M. Kulow, “Strange Inhabitants of Prehistoric Houses in the Middle Struma Valley, Southwest Bulgaria”
    E. Trinder, “Urns, Emotions and Memory in Bronze and Iron Age Albania: Closing the Circle of Life”
    A. Vlachou, “‘δῶρον δ᾿ ὅττι κέ μοι δοίης, κειμήλιον ἔστω’ (Hom. Od. 4, 600). Nostalgic Reflections in Early Greek Votive Practice”
    C. Judson, “Do the Dorians Have DNA? Addressing Individual and Collective Identity in Greek Migration Traditions”
    S. Voutsaki, “Uneasy Bedfellows? (Bio)Archaeology, Ancient History, Epigraphy and the Study of Mobility in the Ancient World”
    P. Ramirez Valiente, “To Gender or Not to Gender? Insights from Asexual and Double-Sex Figurines of the Neolithic Aegean”
    M. Mina, “Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask: Non-Binary Gender Systems and Asymmetries in Prehistoric Greece”
    D. Theodoraki, “Investigating Human-Environment Interactions Using Archaeological Shell Proxies: the Case of the Franchthi Cave and Its Submerged Neolithic Settlement”
    L. González Carretero, “Neolithic Culinary Traditions and Cuisine in Anatolia: Latest Results from Çatalhöyük”
    J. Pyzel, K. Pawłowska, and M. Barański, “Animal Foodways in Late Neolithic Çatalhöyük: Integrating Spatial, Pottery, and Faunal Data”
    E. Rosenstock and J. Hendy, “Culinary Practices as a Matter of Scale: Calcitic Deposits on Pottery in Prehistoric Anatolia and Europe”
    A. Galik, “Neolithic Food-Ways and Subsistence in Northwestern and Western Anatolia”
    C. Cakirlar, S. Kamjan, amd D. De Groene, “Bridging Neolithic Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria Through Foodways: Integrated Zooarchaeological and Isotope Data”
    C. Cilingiroglu, “The Next Meal: Storage Practices in Neolithic Anatolia and Southeast Europe”
    M. Lymperaki, D. Kotsou, S. Kotsos, and A. Metoki, “Foodways During the Neolithic Period of Northern Greece”
    D. Turner, M. Prent, S. Thorne, and A. Brysbaert, “Comparative Trials in Finding the Blueprints for Early Aegean Fortifications”
    T. Roushannafas, A. Bogaard, and M. Charles, “New Insights on the Identity and Domestication-Status of ‘New Glume Wheat’ in the Context of Broad-Spectrum Subsistence at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
    E. Marinova, D. Filipović, J. Gorczyk, J. Bulatović, and M. Vander Linden, “Combining Settlement Dynamics and Bioarchaeological Evidence for Inferring the Impact of Landuse on the Neolithic Landscales in Southeastern Europe”
    R. Vandam, “Thinking Through ‘Marginal’ Landscapes in the Mediterranean: A Case Study from SW Turkey”
    L. Nixon, “When the Going Gets Tough: Resource Packages and Sustainable Landscape Management in Sphakia, Crete”
    T. Papadakou, G. Tsartsidou, L. Papadopoulou, K. Kotsakis, S.-M. Valamoti, and D.-C. Urem-Kotsou, “The Contribution of Phytoliths to the Understanding of the Human Activities Entangled in the EN Pottery of Northern Greece”
    B. de Groot, “Style Below the Surface: Technological Variation in Ceramic Surface Treatments in Neolithic SE Europe and W Anatolia”
    C. Alpagut, “White-On-Red Painted Pottery in the Early Neolithic: Interregional Interactions Between Southeastern Europe and Western Anatolia”
    S. Amicone, B. Solard, Z. Tsirtsoni, D. Malamidou, M. Grebska, N. Todorova, and C. Berthold, “Graphite Painted Pottery from the Neolithic/Chalcolithic Balkans: An Archaeometric and Experimental Approach”
    M. Kulow and T. Dzhanfezova, “Where ‘Pottery Styles’ Intertwine: Decorative Approaches and Surface Treatments Along the Neolithic Struma River (Bulgaria)”
    L. Bonga, “Technology of Pottery Finishes in Neolithic Greece”
    E. Voulgari, M. Sofronidou, and K. Kotsakis, “Defining the Boundaries of Clay Surfaces: Surface Treatments and Material Expressions of the Pottery from Neolithic Dispilio, Macedonia, Greece”
    R. Rivers, P. Gheorghiade, H. Price, V. Vasiliauskaite, and T. Evans, “An Information Theoretic Approach to Mycenaean Pottery Datasets”
    N. Saridaki, N. Kyparissi, and E. Kalogiropoulou, “Discussing Social Dynamics of a Pottery Workshop: Evidence from the Middle Neolithic Site Imvrou Pigadi, Greece”
    E. Finn, “The Cross-Disciplinary Paradigm Lag: Archaeothanatological Analyses and Sociocultural Anthropological Models in the Archaeology of Bronze Age Crete”
    I. Moutafi and S. Voutsaki, “One Is Not Enough, It’s Tomb 21: Taphonomy and Change in the Early Mycenaean Ayios Vasileios North Cemetery, Greece”
    E. Rosenstock, “Age-at-Death, Consanguinity and Archaeology: Leveraging Human Remains for Chronology and Chorology”
    M. Siennicka, “Changes in Textile Production in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    E. Baysal, “Enduring Love? Shell Ornaments and Landscape Interactions During the Transition to Settled Life”
    R. Winter and C. Çakirlar, “Exploring Past Exploitation Strategies of Groupers in the Levant Using Size Reconstructions”
    M. Michael, “Exploring the Multi-Dimensional Synthesis of Fishing Activity: The Case Study of Cyprus”
    A. Lekka, “‘Ponton Ichthyoenta’. Marine Creatures on Aegean and Cypriot Pictorial Pottery at the End of Late Bronze Age”
    M. Psallida, “Managing Death in East Crete During LM III Period”
    E. Salavoura, “New Opportunities in Turbulent Times: Attica in the 12th c. BC”
    G. Middleton, “Hegemony and Fragility: The Case of Mycenaean Greece”
    P. Zeman, “Differing Trajectories of Collapse in the Late Bronze Age Argolid: Mycenae and Tiryns from 1250 BC to 1100 BC”
    E. Weiberg and M. Finné, “Vulnerable Mycenaeans? A Human-Environment Perspective”
    B. Molloy, L. Fibiger, D. Michael, and A. Nafplioti, “Taking the Pulse of Biomolecular and Bioarchaeological Insights into Mobility and Change ca. 1200 BC in Southeastern Europe”
    A. Gorgues, “When the Pendulum Swings Back: The 12th Century BCE as the Beginning of a Period of Growing European Integration”
    H. Franzmeier, “1200 BC: A Perspective from the Nile Delta”
    A. Georgiou, “Decentralised Commercial Strategies in the Mediterranean after 1200 BC and the Role of Cyprus”
    C. Bell, “Using Machine Learning to Illuminate Social Change: Integrating Data Sets from 1300-1000 BC from the Atlantic to Southwest Asia”
    S. Allen, “Multiscalar Periodicity in Prehistoric Wetland Settlements: A View from Southern Albania”
    A. Maczkowski, M. Bolliger, A. Ballmer, M. Gori, P. Lera, C. Oberweiler, S. Szidat, G. Touchais, and A. Hafner, “Dendroarchaeology of Sovjan - The First Early Bronze Age Dendrochronological Analysis from the Southwestern Balkans (Albania)”
    A. Mavromati, M. Ntinou, G. Tsartsidou, E. Margaritis, M. Boyd, and A. Renfrew, “Defining Recurrent Human Activities at a 3rd Millennium Settlement Through Concentrations of Archaeobotanical Remains: The Case of Dhaskalio, Keros, Greece”
    K. Jazwa, “A Thrice Invented, Twice Lost Technology: Ceramic Tiled Roofs in Ancient Greece”
    G. Kasapidou, G. Tsartsidou, C. McNamee, D. Chondrou, and S. Valamoti, “Grinding Plants for Food at the Early Bronze Age Site of Agios Athanasios: A Multiproxy Approach”
    A. Gkazi, “Cretan Archaeology of the 1950s and the 1960s: An Engendered Endeavour”
    E. Marinova, D. Takorova, and E. Demeulenaere, “A Case Study on Plant Food Storage and Surplus Management of the First Agricultural Societies of SE Europe”
    C. Petridou and S. M. Valamoti, “An Investigation of Early Bronze Age Plant Foods from Archondiko Giannitson, Northern Greece”
    I. Vrettou, “Child Burials in Mycenaean Chamber Tombs from Glyka Nera, Attica”
    T. Dzhanfezova, “Early Neolithic Pottery and Potters in the Eastern Balkans: Exploring the Beginnings”
    L. Bonga, “Early Potters in Greece: The Case of Mavropigi-Fillotsairi”
    M. Bartelheim, B. Kızılduman, and U. Müller, “The Hoard Finds of the Late Bronze Age of Cyprus in Their Eastern Mediterranean Context”
    A. Frank, K. Kristiansen, and K. Frei, “Using Modern Multi-Proxy Environmental Samples to Constrain Bioavailable Sr Isotope Baselines for Human Mobility Studies: A Case Study from Greece”
    V. Xanthopoulou, N. Kougia, and I. Iliopoulos, “An Insight into the Suitability of Clayey Raw Materials: The Ceramic Provinces of Northern Peloponnese and South Epirus, Greece”
    A. Judson, “Shaping and Writing on Clay: Producing the Linear B Tablets of Mycenaean Pylos”
    S. Haciosmanoglu and M. Kibaroğlu, “Petrographic-Geochemical Characterization of Clay Deposits in the Ceyhan Plain (Southern Turkey): The Implications for Archaeometric Study of Ancient Ceramics”
    P. Stockhammer, “Rethinking Mediterranean Connectedness”
    E. Skourtanioti, G. Ruscone, G. Alberto, H. Ringbauer, J. Krause, C. Jeong, and P. W. Stockhammer, “Insights into Admixture History and Social Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean from ancient DNA”
    A. B. Knapp, “Mobility and Migration at the End of the Bronze Age in the Southern Levant”
    M. Feldman, “Insights from Ancient Genomes on Bronze and Iron Age Population Dynamics in the Levant”
    T. Hodos, “The Future of Mediterranean Connectedness Studies”
    E. Miller Bonney, “Reproducing the Past in Multiples: Shaping Past and Present Narratives”
    S. Finlayson, “Going Round in Circles: Digitally Recreating Early Bronze Age Aegean Roller Seals”
    K. Nikita, “Continuities and Discontinuities in Luxury Goods: The Case of Glass in Post-Palatial Mycenaean Greece”
    L. Webster and S. Kleiman, “Change and Adaptability During the Late Bronze to Iron Age Transition: Insights from Radiocarbon and Pottery in the Southern Levant”
    A. Yasur-Landau, “Rethinking the ‘Crisis Years’ in the Southern Levant: Canaanites, Philistines, Continuity and Connectivity ca. 1250-1050 BCE”
    V. Orfanou, “From Collapse to Creative Destruction in the Late Bronze Age Southern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean”
    T. Carter and R. Moir, “Sourcing Obsidian from the Early Bronze Age Maritime Sanctuary of Keros (Cyclades, Greece): An Integrated Approach”
    P. Tsakanikou, “Refloating the Aegean Lost Dryland: An Affordance-Based GIS Approach to Explore the Interaction Between Hominins and the Palaeolandscape”
    E. Anderson, “The Touch of the Deep: Novel Engagements with Marine Beings in the Social Spaces of Minoan Crete”
    P. Zeman, “Relational Urbanization in the Mycenaean Greece: Conflict De-escalation in Late Bronze Age Palatial Settlement Networks”
    F. Chelazzi, O. Menozzi, S. Agostini, A. Ciarico, and E. Di Valerio, “Inter-Period Transitions: Exploring the Long-Term History of the Aceramic Neolithic Through the New Case Study of Pyrgos Ayia Marina”
    C. Paraskeva, “Variations on a Theme: Reassessing the Philia Conundrum”
    S. Menelaou, D. Bolger, L. Bombardieri, and L. Crewe, “Breaking Boundaries: Examining Transitional Periods and Technological Choices in Prehistoric South-West Cyprus Through Pottery Analysis”
    M. Amadio and L. Bombardieri, “Abandonment Practices in the Transformative Middle Bronze Age Cyprus”
    A. Georgiou, A. Georgiadou, and S. Fourrier, “Tradition and Innovation During the 12th-to-11th Century BC Transition in Cyprus: New Data from the Kition-Bamboula Settlement”
    L. Recht, “Transformation and Deep Time: Animals in Prehistoric Cyprus”
    K. Zeman-Wisniewska, “Doves and Pigeons in the Bronze Age Cyprus – Tracing Changing Human-Bird Relations”
    E. Margaritis and C. Henkel, “Farming the Big Islands of the Mediterranean: Crete and Cyprus in the Bronze Age”
    F. Meneghetti, “Cyprus™: Looking for Branding Practices In Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    F. Chelazzi, “From Isolated Data Silos to an Integrated and Multi-Proxy Regional Synthesis. Insights in a Pan-Mediterranean Approach to Human-Environment-Climate Interaction”
    M. Bersani-Pancheri and A. Pedrotti, “Origin and Spread of Anthropomorphic-Pot from the Near East to Europe Between the 7th-6th Millennium BC”
    S. Kapahnke, “Applying Optically Stimulated Luminescence to the Late Bronze Age Anchorage of Maroni-Tsaroukkas, Cyprus”
    T. Moutsiou, “Obsidian Interconnections Across the Sea: The View From the Island of Cyprus”
    A. Reingruber and G. Toufexis, “Environmental Change and Human Response in a Thessalian Basin Landscape South of Mt Olympus: A Diachronic Study (6500-3300 BC)”
    L. Burkhardt, “Scaling Dynamics on the Southeast Balkans in the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Pizzutia and F. Palazzini, “Tracing Connections: The Bronze Age Site of Torre Castelluccia in the Regional and Interregional Networks of the Gulf of Taranto”
    N. Psonis, D. Vassou, E. Tabakaki, E. Stravopodi, and D. Kafetzopoulos, “Early Bronze Age Aegean Genomes from Perachora Cave, Corinth, Greece”
    A. Avramidou, J. Donati, A. Garyfallopoulos, C. Karadima, C. Pardalidou, A. Sarris, and N. Papadopoulos, “The Peraia of Samothrace Project: New Archaeological Investigation in Aegean Thrace”
    D. Michael and B. Molloy, “Exploring Temporal and Geographical Differentiations in Late Bronze Age Greece: A Comparative Bioarchaeological Approach”


    The Connected Past 2020

    On 29-30 September 2021 The Connected Past 2020: Artefactual Intelligence will be held in Aarhus, Denmark. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Mazzucato, “Networks of Houses and Networks of Objects: Creating and Interpreting Socio-Material Networks at Çatalhöyük”
    H. Price, P. Gheorghiade, R. Rivers, T. Evans, and V. Vasiliauskaite, “An Information Theoretic Approach to Mycenaean Pottery Datasets”


    Centenary of British Excavations at Mycenae

    On 30 September – 1 October 2021 a conference Celebrating the Centenary of British Excavations at Mycenae and Remembering Alan Wace & Elizabeth French will be held virtually, hosted in Cambridge. Further information is available at The program will be:
    D. Vasilikou, “Between myth and the material evidence. Panayotis Stamatakis at Mycenae”
    K. Shelton, “Excavating Mycenae: the impact of the British School at Athens 100 years later”
    S. Aulsebrook, “First steps on the road to understanding the role of metals in the Late Bronze Age community at Mycenae”
    N. Blackwell, “Revisiting Alan Wace’s work on the chronology of Mycenae’s monuments through a stone working perspective”
    A. Papadimitriou, “Αρχαιολογικές έρευνες στις Μυκήνες. Η συμβολή της Αρχαιολογικής Υπηρεσίας”
    J. Bennet, “Linear B at Mycenae: why so late to arrive, why not more?”
    E. Egan, “Πολύχρωμες Μυκήνες: the past, present, and future of wall painting studies at Agamemnon’s citadel”
    C. Ichim, “Variations in chamber tomb traditions at Mycenae and beyond”


    Gesture - Stance - Movement

    On 11-13 November 2021 an international conference entitled Gesture - Stance - Movement. Communicating Bodies in the Aegean Bronze Age will be hosted in Heidelberg, either in hybrid form or entirely digitally depending on the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Further information is available at The program will be:
    P. P. Betancourt, “Did the Goddess with Upright Arms have a Bench Shrine in the Inatos Cave?”
    F. Blakolmer, “Beyond the Body: Facial Expression, Human Interaction and Narrativity in Minoan Iconography”
    A. P. Chapin, “All Too Human? An Evolutionary Approach to Bodily Movement and Gesture in Aegean Art”
    A. Dakouri-Hild, “Image and Affect: The Curious Case of Tanagra”
    E. Drakaki, “‘It’s in the Hands’: A Gesture of Reverence or Strength?”
    S. C. Ferrence, P. P. Betancourt, A. Giumlia-Mair, and James D. Muhly, “Two Embracing Men: A Mysterious Gold Pendant from the Cemetery of Petras, Siteia, Crete”
    K. Giannaki, “The Function of Minoan Cheironomy”
    U. Günkel-Maschek, “Expressions of Grief and Gestures of Lament in the Neopalatial Period”
    B. R. Jones, “The Iconography of the Knossos Snake Goddesses Based on their Gestures, Stances, Movements and Attributes”
    C. Kekes, “‘Hands on Abdomen’: Unveiling the Polysemy of an Aegean Gesture”
    R. B. Koehl, “The Mycenaean Lunge and Thrust”
    N. Marinatos, “Gestures in Minoan and Egyptian Art”
    M. Mina, “Kept in the Dark: Bodily Movement as Multisensorial Experience in Minoan Cavernous Spaces”
    M. Mitrovich, “The Human Body as a Shrine or the Breast of Both Worlds: The Application of Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology to the Study of the Iconography of the Human and the Divine in Bronze Age Crete”
    L. Morgan, “Gesture and Movement in Wall Paintings as Directives of Viewing”
    C. Murphy, “Tense Bodies and Formal Salutes: Examining Representations of the Male Torso”
    D. Panagiotopoulos, “Powerless Images (?). (Mis-)reading Gestures and Stances in Aegean Iconography”
    A. Papadopoulos and V. Pappa, “The Stages of Death in the Late Bronze Age Aegean: Before, During and After the Moment of Dying”
    L. Phialon, “A Simple Touch? Reassessing Aegean Bronze Age Depictions of Human and Animal Figures Interacting with a Tree or a Column”
    P. Ramirez-Valiente, “Gesturing Age, Posturing Gender. The Neolithic Antecedents of Bodily Comportment in the Aegean”
    A. Simandiraki-Grimshaw, “Overt and Covert Bodily Communication in Bronze Age Crete”
    A. Spiliotopoulou, “The Gesture of the Male Bronze Figurine from Katsambas”
    C. Tully, “Against Nature: Tree-Shaking Action in Minoan Glyptic Art as Agonistic Behaviour”
    V. Verešová, “Triumph and Defeat. Emulating Postures of Near Eastern Rulers in Aegean Iconography”
    D. Wolf, “Ariadne’s Dance: Staging Female Gesture in Neopalatial Soft Stone Glyptic”
    S. Aulsebrook, “Vessel-Based Gestures in Aegean Bronze Age Iconography”
    T. Boloti, “do-ra pe-re: Bodies in Ritual Action(s) in the Aegean 2nd Millennium B.C.”
    M. Carbonari, “Gesture, Action and Conflict: Hunters and Prey in Mycenaean Wall Paintings”
    E. C. Egan, “Mirror Images: Dual Bodies and Illusion in Aegean Art”
    F. Franković and U. Matić, “The Last Man Standing – Body Poses of Defeated Warriors in Late Bronze Age Aegean Iconography and Their Egyptian Comparanda”
    J. E. Heywood, “Funeral or ‘Biography’? Re-considering the Potential Identities of Figures on the LM III Hagia Triada Sarcophagus”
    L. A. Hitchcock, “From the Here and Now, to the There and Then: The Most Powerful Woman in Minoan Crete?”
    S. Kiorpe, “Talking from the Grave: Communicative Gestures and the Creation of Communal Ties in EBA Burials from the Petras Cemetery, Siteia, Crete”
    L. Valentinová, “Non-Narrative Rendering of Individual Identity: The Diagramming of Femaleness in the Adorants Fresco”


    PEBA 2022

    On 26-29 May 2022 a conference entitled Perspectives on Balkan Archaeology (PEBA 2022): The Mechanism of Power in Bronze and Iron Ages in Southeastern Europe will be held in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Gori, “Hunting for Prestige – Mobility, Raw Material and insignia”
    L. Burkhardt, “Socio-economic mechanisms in the context of the Ada Tepe goldmine (LBA)”
    Z. Videski, “Absence of Power? The Social Structure of the Late Bronze Age Society”
    R. Kurti, “From Invisible Men of the Early Iron Age to the Warrior Elites of the Late Iron Age in Albania”
    S. Pabst, “Supra-regional Power Structures Reflected in Burial Equipment of the Iron Age Necropolis at Vergina in Central Macedonia”
    A. Panti, “Early Iron Age Settlements in the Thermaic Gulf and the Halkidiki peninsula. Tracing their Socio-political Identity”
    T. Krapf, “Settlement Patterns in Albania at the turn from the Bronze to the Iron Age”
    E. Baci, “Geospatial Analyses of Settlement Patterns in Albania (1100 BCE–395 CE)”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    26 August 2021


    Detailed summaries of the presentations and discussions hosted by MASt@CHS in Spring 2021 are available online at The seminars were:
    S. Morris, “The Kingdom of Philoktetes and the Curse of Agamemnon: Pieria in the Bronze Age (A View from the South)”
    M. Silver, “The to-no Festival and Textile Trade in the Bronze Age Aegean”



    On 17-19 May 2021 the 9th Developing International Geoarchaeology Conference (DIG2021) was held virtually, hosted at the University of Algarve, Faro. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Rachel Kulick, D. Lewis, C. Atkins, F. Berna, K. Fisher, C. Kearns, and S. Manning, “Geoarchaeology at Bronze Age Maroni Vournes, Cyprus: Micromorphology and Palaeolandscape Analysis”


    CAA 2021

    On 14-18 June 2021 the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2021): Digital Crossroads was hosted online from the Cyprus University of Technology. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    D. A Lukas, “The Living Archive of Çatalhöyük: investigating the in-/transparencies of archaeological knowledge production”
    M. C. Manzetti and A. Sarris, “A Methodological Approach for Intra-Site Analysis of Spatial Organization of Thessalian Neolithic Settlements”
    D. Daems, “PolisABM: Modelling polis formation, urban systems and social complexity in the eastern Mediterranean from Iron Age to Hellenistic times”
    A. Dakouri-Hild, A. Agapiou, S. Davis, and W. Rourk, “Evaluating an Ancient Landscape Using Remote Sensing: The Kotroni Archaeological Survey Project (KASP)”
    C. Putzolu, M. Loy, J. Wallrodt, S. Stocker, and J. Davis, “Towards a workflow for documenting, processing and archiving large excavation contexts on-the-fly. Challenges and lessons learnt at The Palace of Nestor Project, Pylos”
    B. Rueff, A. Pinto, K. Messini, and H. Procopiou, “From the material culture to the lived space. A virtual reconstruction of a Minoan workshop”
    Y. de Raaff and G. R. Nobles, “Experimental archaeology in immersive Virtual Reality: a 3D reconstruction of a mortuary structure of Tomb 21, a Bronze Age mortuary structure from Ayios Vasileios, Greece”
    P. Gheorghiade, H. C. W. Price, R. Rivers, and T. Evans, “Between land and sea: modelling terrestrial mobility and maritime interaction on Crete during the Late Bronze Age”
    P. Kyriakidis, A. Nikolaidis, C. Panayiotou, G. Leventis, E. Akylas, C. Michaelides, D. Moutsiou, C. McCartney, L. Bitsakaki, S. Demesticha, V. Kassianidou, D. Bar-Yosef Mayer, and Y. Makovsky, “A null model of drift-induced maritime connectivity between Cyprus and its surrounding coastal areas at the onset of the Holocene”
    K. Jarriel, “Technologies of Resilience, Climate Disaster, and Maritime Networks: A Case Study of Cycladic Small Worlds”
    J. Fort and J. Pérez-Losada, “Computational modelling of Neolithic spread: archaeology and genetics”


    Waiting for EMAC2023@Pisa

    On 6-8 July 2021 a conference titled Waiting for EMAC2023@Pisa was held virtually. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    K. Christodoulou, “Preliminary results from a mineralogical and chemical study of clayey raw materials from the area of East Phokis and East Lokris”

  • Summer Conferences

    31 May 2021


    On 8-11 June 2021 the 6th Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC2020+1) will be held in Madrid. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    E. Charisopoulou, “Mapping as a tool for cultural management: The example of Corfu, Greece”
    E. Koparal, “Agricultural Terraces of Historic Landscapes in Urla-Çesme Peninsula (Izmir Turkey)”
    A. Landskron, “Anatolia from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Age: A Study of Human-Environment Dynamics”
    B. Arikan, “Agent-based Land-use Modeling of Early Bronze Age Agropastoralism and Its Environmental Impacts in Different Regions of Anatolia”
    G. Guillaume, “The Minoan caves, an anthropized natural space”
    M. Milán Quiñones de León, “Landscape and territory of Minoan palaces”


    Old textiles – more possibilities

    On 14-18 June 2021 a conference entitled Old textiles – more possibilities will be held in hybrid format both online and in person in Copenhagen (CEST). Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Ulanowska, “Textiles and Seals. New evidence for textile production in Bronze Age Greece from seals and clay sealings”
    A. Iancu, “The ancient clay spools of Peloponnese. Questioning their function through their features”
    M. Siennicka, “Landscapes of the Aegean prehistoric textile production: challenges and possibilities”
    S. Vakirtzi, “Textile ethnographies in Greece and Aegean textiles research”
    C. Margariti, F. Coletti, S. Spantidaki, A. Ciccola, I. Serafini, A. Nucara, and M. P. Caggia, “The potential of FTIR in the identification of excavated textile fibres”
    B. Burke and B. Dimova, “Dressing the dead: early wool in Mycenaean Greece”
    J. Marks, “Making the invisible visible: a case for the application of ethnoarchaeology and experimental archaeology in the study of Minoan dress on Crete during the Aegean Bronze Age”
    L. Mazow, “Identifying the weaving contest between Athena and Arachne on the wall of a weaving workshop at Mycenae”
    R. Pierini, “Colouring Techniques and Mycenaean Chronology: A Case Study from the Knossos Tablets”
    K. Sarri, “Who wore the Pants in the Neolithic? A Survey on the Beginnings of Women’s Trousers in Prehistory”


    Sympozjum Egejskie. 8th Conference in Aegean Archaeology

    On 24-25 June 2021 the Sympozjum Egejskie. 8th Conference in Aegean Archaeology will be held both in person and online (CEST) at the University of Warsaw (Poland). Further information is available at The program was:
    V. Martin, “The Metal “Ring-Idols”: a Material Approach to Metalworking during the Aegean Neolithic”
    M. Figuera, “Repair, Reuse, Recycling: a Stake from Ayia Triada (Crete)”
    P. Kapsali, “Exploring the Social Dimensions of Middle Bronze Age Pottery through Firing Technology”
    F. M. C. Toscano, “Textile Production as an Indicator of Social Change: a Perspective from Bronze Age to Iron Age at Phaistos”
    A. Christopoulou, B. Gmińska-Nowak, Y. Özarslan, N. Karadimas, J. Moody, and T. Ważny, “Dendrochronology and the Informative Potential of Charcoal Remains from Archaeological Sites in the East Aegean”
    A. Nafplioti, “Life and Death at Early Neolithic Katsambas on Crete: a Bioarchaeological Perspective”
    C. Vergidou, C. Henkel, A. Karligkioti, and K. Tsirsti, “Archaeological Science Biases: Reflections on the Aegean Bioarchaeological Record”
    A. Allshouse, P. W. Stockhammer, and C. Warinner, “Differentiated Cuisines: a Meta-Analysis of Dietary Stable Isotopes in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    K. Shelton, “Accessing Mycenaean Cult: Inside and Outside the Palatial Context”
    J. Sienkiewicz, “Le Creuset of the Late Bronze Age? Kraters in the South-East Aegean”
    I. Vrettou, “The Presence of Shells as an Indicator of Child Burials in Mycenaean Chamber Tombs from Glyka Nera, Attica”
    M. Mangum, “Archaic Identity and Bronze Age Antecedents: Case Study Oisyme”
    Z. Vasileva, “Jewellery Always Fits. An Inquiry into the Development of and Wearing Styles for 3rd Millennium BC Metal Hair-Rings”
    E. Salgarella and R. Pierini, “Off the Top of Minoans’ Heads. Comparing Minoan Figurines and Linear A Signs 508-511”
    J. Binnberg, “Naturalism in Aegean Bird Depictions”
    A. M. Vergaki, “Storage Determines Design: the Impact of Storage Necessities on the Formation of NeoPalatial Architectural Modularities. The Example of the Minoan Hall”
    R. Webb, “An Archaeological Perspective on Food Storage on the Mycenaean Mainland (13th – 12th Centuries BC)”
    C. V. Alonso-Moreno, “Water Management at Mycenaean Pylos”
    A. Querci and C. Caleo, “‘Αἰ δ’ἀγέροντο ψυχαὶ ὑπὲξ Ἐρέβευς νεκύων κατατεθνειώτων’. A Few Thoughts on an Enigmatic Larnax from Tanagra”
    M. Wesołowska, “Can Mycenaean Culture Provide a Key to Understanding Polish National Heritage? The Example of Galicia”
    P. Minkov, “Early and Middle Bronze Age Zoomorphic Figurines and Depictions from Present Day Bulgarian Lands”
    A. Mercogliano, “The Settlement of Trapeza (Eastern Achaea, Greece): an Insight into the Beginning of the Middle Helladic Period in Achaea”
    J. Huber, “Late Bronze Age Pottery from Triphylia: Cretan and Mainland Connections”
    A. Kourkoulakos, “The Nature of the Mycenaean Material Presence at Panaztepe”
    The Cultural Practices of Bronze Age Aegean Societies as Evidenced by Chipped Stone Assemblages: the North/South Debate Revisited Georgios Stergiou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) 13:50-14:10
    D. Papageorgiou, “Tracing the Distribution of ‘Philistine Hearths’: Type and Construction Methods through Space and Time”
    P. Zeman and K. Dudlik, “A Tale of a Mycenaean Palatial Town: Towards a Narrative History of Late Bronze Age Mycenae”
    J. Cano-Moreno, “A Political Anthropology for NeoPalatial Crete”
    A. Belza, “Between Crete and the Mainland: from the NeoPalatial to the Mycenaean Cyclades”
    K. Mallinson, “Was Naxos Peripheral in the Middle and Early Late Bronze Age? A Re-Examination of the Later Bronze Age Material on Naxos”
    M. Koletsos, “The Case for Creative Crafting: Multi-Crafting in Metropolis Square (Grotta, Naxos)”
    S. Spanos, “Koukounaries on Paros during the Mycenaean Period (Upper, Lower Plateau and the Temenos-Temple Area)”

  • May 2021 issue available

    04 May 2021

    The May 2021 issue of Nestor (48.5) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    04 May 2021

    PoCA 2021

    On 31 May 2021 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the 18th meeting of the Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA 2021), to be held from 9-11 December 2021 in hybrid form hosted in Basel. Postgraduate researchers and recent postdoctoral scholars (within six years of the completion of their PhD) from various backgrounds and disciplines are invited to present their work on Cypriot culture and archaeology. The official language of the conference is English. Communications should be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Further information is available at and


    SAA 2022

    On 9 September 2021 submissions, both session and individual (abstracts 200 words maximum), are due for the Society for American Archaeology 87th Annual Meeting (SAA 2022), to be held on 30 March - 3 April 2022 in Chicago, IL. Further information and submission forms are available at


    13th International Congress of Cretan Studies

    On 31 December 2021 abstracts are due for the ΙΓ΄ Διεθνούς Κρητολογικού Συνεδρίου. 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies, to be held in October 2022 in Agios Nikolaos, Crete; this is an extended deadline for the congress, which has been rescheduled in response to the current global health situation. Further information is available at The themes of the congress will be:
    • Upheavals, Ruptures, Discontinuities, Risings
    • Health and Illness in Human Communities

  • Postponement

    04 May 2021

    ISA 2020-22

    The 43rd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2020-22), which was to have been held in Lisbon, Portugal on 18-22 May 2020, has been postponed to 16-20 May 2022. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    04 May 2021

    TAG-Turkey 2021

    On 6-9 May 2021 TAG-Turkey III 2021: Identities will be hosted online (UTC). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    S. Cveček and C. Schwall, “Ghost Children: Fluid Identities of Children in Prehistoric Anatolia. Hayalet Çocuklar: Tarihöncesi Anadolu'da Çocukların Akışkan Kimlikleri”
    A. Arslan, “Prehistorik Kil Buluntulardaki Parmak İzleri Bize Ne Anlatıyor? What Do Fingerprints on Prehistoric Clay Objects Tell Us?”
    S. Mutlu, “Batı Anadolu’da Mö 5. Binyılda Kilia Figürinleri Bağlamında Kimlik. Identity in the Context of Kilia Figurines During the 5th Millennium BCE in Western Anatolia”
    C. Mazzucato, “Unravelling the Knot. A Socio-Material Approach to the Study of Neolithic Megasites: The View from Çatalhöyük. Düğümü Çözmek. Neolitik Mega-Yerleşmelere Sosyo-Materyal Bir Yaklaşım: Çatalhöyük Örneği”
    K. Argyraki, “The Role of Women in the Mycenaean Age. Miken Çağı'nda Kadınların Rolü”
    E. Erdan, “Kadınsız Hareketlilik: Anadolu’yu Kapsayan Göç ve Kolonizasyon Süreçlerinin Eril Kimliği Üzerine Fibulalar Ekseninden Bir Yaklaşım. Mobility without Women: A Fibulae-Based Approach to the Masculine Identity of the Migration and Colonization Processes Involving Anatolia”
    F. G. Slim, C. Çakırlar, and C. Luke, “Human-Pig Interactions and Group Identities in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and Anatolia. Geç Tunç Çaği Ege ve Anadolu’da İnsan-Domuz İlişkisi ve Toplumsal Kimlikler”


    GAO 2021

    On 7-9 May 2021 the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Conference (GAO 2021): Interactions, Trade, and Mobility in Archaeology will be hosted online (GMT) in Oxford. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    F. Iacono, “Interaction and its consequences: assessing the nexus between economic interaction, mobility, and settlement dynamics in the Mediterranean Bronze Age”
    D. Pollard, “Micro-Regions and ‘The Great Divide’: Connectivity as a Concept in Cross-Disciplinary Research on Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age”
    J. Sienkiewicz, “Social Assemblages of Things: Drinking practices and interregional interaction in the Late Bronze Age east Mediterranean”
    R. Charalampous, “Recontextualising the interactions, trade and mobility between Cyprus and Sardinia from the end of LBA to the IA”
    D. Karampas and T. Theodoulou, “Crete and Maritime Archaeology: A Century of Discoveries”
    P. Tzovaras, “Cultural trafficking in Greece: new perspectives on the authenticity of the Aegean lead boat models”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    04 May 2021


    On 21-22 April 2021 a day school entitled Seascapes: Island and Coastal Life in the Aegean and Beyond from Prehistory to the Recent Past was hosted online by the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    J. Murphy, “Joining the Dots: The Kea Archaeological Research Survey”
    M. Milic, “The early history of island hopping: The growth of Aegean’s coastal communities in the 7th millennium BC”
    B. Molloy, “The ups and downs of living on the Big Island: Maritime perspectives on crises in Crete during the Bronze Age”
    C. Haywood, “Is there something special about islands? Some lessons to be learned from the Ionian Sea in the Bronze Age”

  • April 2021 issue available

    09 April 2021

    The April 2021 issue of Nestor (48.4) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    09 April 2021

    A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies

    On 7 May 2021 applications are due for A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies at the British School at Athens. The Fellowship will support post-doctoral research into the anthropology, archaeology, architecture, arts, environment, geography, history, language, literature, religion and topography of Greece and Cyprus, and related areas, from prehistory to the late 19th century/ early 20th century, and is tenable for three years from 1 October 2021. Applications comprise a letter of application (including an explanation of why the proposed research should be undertaken in Greece), CV (including the names of two referees), a research proposal (1,500 words maximum), and a writing sample (8,000 words maximum; normally a thesis chapter or published article). Applications should be sent to, as should (separately) letters from referees. Further information is available at

  • Calls for Papers

    09 April 2021

    5th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy

    On 30 April 2021 submissions are due for the 5th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy. Sensing the Food, to be held in July 2021 in Chania, Crete. Abstracts (single paragraph, 150-300 words) for 20-minute oral presentations should be submitted to, with “Symposium 2020” in the subject line; further information is available at The symposium languages are Greek and English. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
    • Sensory aspects of food and gender
    • Food’s sensory qualities and social class
    • Food’s sensory qualities and ethnicity
    • Taste as a social sense
    • Food, senses and identity
    • Food—sensory memory
    • Food and sensory ethnography
    • Food, place and the taste of home
    • Taste, smell: pleasure/ disgust, pure/impure
    • Food and sensory storytelling
    • Senses and the interactions between humans, food and environment.
    • Emotions surrounding food
    • Neurogastronomy
    • Food as performance art
    • Making sense of multisensory food
    • Culinary heritage, produits de terroir, senses and emotions
    • Taste as experience
    • Sensory marketing and tourist culinary experience
    • Gastronomic tourism and visitors’ senses and emotions.
    • Gastronomical virtual reality
    • Sensory science and the food industry
    • Multi-sensory food design


    ScapeCon 2021

    On 30 May 2021 abstracts are due for No (e)scape? Relational Archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age. (R)evolutions: In search of radical-scapes in the Aegean Bronze Age (ScapeCon 2021), the 4th international post-graduate and early career scholars’ conference to be held on 22-25 October 2021 in Rethymno, Greece. Titles, abstracts (300 words maximum and 4-5 key words), and name and affiliation should be submitted to; further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 April 2021

    12th ICAANE

    On 6-10 April 2021 the 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE) will be held in Bologna both in person and remotely (registered participants only). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Kopanias, E. Vemou, and A. Sidiropoulou , “3D Model Analysis of the LBA and EIA Swords from the Eastern Mediterranean”
    F. Giovannetti, “Arzawa = Watered Land. A new hypothesis on the meaning of the Luwian toponym”
    B. During, “Rethinking the Emergence of Social Inequalities: The Case of Chalcolithic Cyprus”
    J. Hordecki, “The rural settlement at Çatalhöyük in the context of the settlement in Central Anatolia during Iron Age and Hellenistic periods”
    A. McCarthy, “The transition from Aceramic to Ceramic Neolithic at Prastio-Mesorotsos, Cyprus”
    P. M. Fischer, “Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus: A Trade Centre's Intercultural Contacts in the Bronze Age”
    K.-O. Sotiriou, “Underwater Looting Activity in the Aegean and the Ionian Seas”
    M. Arntz, “What makes a figurine work? A case study from the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük (Turkey)”
    A. Vinet, “The functional variability of the obsidian toolkit at Çatalhöyük-West and its socio-economic implications”
    S. Hacıosmanoğlu, M. Kibaroğlu, E. Kozal, H. Mönninghoff, and J. Opitz, “Archaeometric analysis of Late Bronze and Iron Age Plain and Drab Ware from Sirkeli Höyük (Cilicia, South Anatolia)”
    K. Joka, “Microremains, maxistories: the role of Heavy Residue data analysis in unravelling Çatalhöyük past”
    S. Rutishauser, “Changing River Courses and Settlement Patterns in Cilicia (Turkey) from the Chalcolithic to the Medieval Period”
    M. Türkteki and S. Türkteki, “Inland western Anatolia and its Role during the Age of Interconnections”
    I. Kostopoulou, “Some pottery imports from Pyla-Kokkinokremos (Cyprus), and what they can tell”
    C. Johnston, “Innovation and Adaptation: Ceramic Development across the Middle-Late Cypriot Horizon”
    T. Bürge, “Change and continuity in the production of pottery in times of upheaval: The case of Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus, in the 13th to 12th centuries BCE”
    M. Polig, S. Hermon, T. Bürge, and P. Fischer, “A 3D chaine opératoire approach to the study of Late Bronze Age cylinder seals – a case study from Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus”
    A. Marciniak, “Resilience and sustainability. Çatalhöyük and the 8.2-kyBP climate event”
    F. Chelazzi, “‘He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky’. Human-environment-climate coevolution in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus”
    L. Mazzotta and L. Recht, “To import and to imitate: the role of imported Aegean pottery in Late Bronze Age Cyprus. Hala Sultan Tekke as a case study”
    R. Laoutari, “People, Pottery and Death: Social dynamics in the Prehistoric Bronze Age site of Bellapais-Vounous”
    L. Bombardieri and M. Amadio, “Rituality in increasing complexity. The evidence from Middle Bronze Age Erimi”
    E. Peri, “Cyprus between MCIII and LCI: intraregional and interregional connections. The case of the Limassol and Paphos regions”
    L. Crewe, “Building big at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age: evidence from Kissonerga-Skalia”
    V. Kassianidou, “Late Cypriote Hoards reconsidered”
    D. Kofel, T. Bürge, and P. M. Fischer, “An archaeobotanical approach for the study of ritual activities in Late Bronze Age Cyprus: Hala Sultan Tekke as a case study”
    M. Kozlakowska, “The Karum Period and the Origins of the Minoan Body Scheme”
    A. Georgiou, “Pursuits of social status and power at Maa-Palaeokastro”
    F. Porta and V. Cannavò, “Pyla-Kokkinokremos in the LBA Mediterranean networks: a view from pithoi”
    B. Clark, “New Light on Cypriot Imports and Trade in the Levantine Middle and Late Bronze Age Transition”
    K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Society against the state in prehistoric Cyprus? The politics of village life at Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia”
    K. Zeman-Wiśniewska, “Of Bulls and Birds. Mycenean and Cypriot animal and social symbolism on the move”


    ΑΕΜΘ 2019-2020

    On 22-24 April 2021 the 33rd meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2019-2020) will be held online (EEST). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Δ. Τριαντάφυλλος and Μ. Κουτσουμανής, “Νέα επιφανειακή έρευνα σε γνωστές αρχαιολογικές θέσεις της Ροδόπης.”
    Κ. Καλλιντζή, Σ. Παπαδόπουλος, and Μ. Χρυσάφη, “Ανασκαφική έρευνα στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Διομήδειας Ξάνθης”
    Σ. Παπαδόπουλος and Σ. Δηλοπούλου, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός στη θέση ‘Συκιά’ στο Καλαμπάκι Δράμας: πρώτες παρατηρήσεις”
    Δ. Μαλαμίδου, P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός Φιλίππων - Ντικιλί Τας 2019. Η έναρξη του νέου κύκλου ερευνών (2019-2023)”
    Τ. Μπεκιάρης, Αι. Παπανθίμου, and Σ.-Μ. Βαλαμώτη, “Αλέθοντας στη Μακεδονία της εποχής του Χαλκού: η τεχνολογία των μακρολιθικών εργαλείων άλεσης από το Αρχοντικό Γιαννιτσών”
    Ε. Βούλγαρη, “Η κεραμική από τον οικιστικό ορίζοντα IV του Αρχοντικού Γιαννιτσών”


    Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture

    On 21 May 2021 the Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture of the Institute of Classical Studies, London, will take place online at 5 p.m. (GMT). Registration is available at The lecture will be:
    S. Stocker and J. L. Davis, “Tales from Nestor’s Crypt: Pylos 2015-2020”

  • March 2021 issue available

    09 March 2021

    The March 2021 issue of Nestor (48.3) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    09 March 2021

    AIA 2022

    On 29 March (12 April with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, any joint AIA/SCS sessions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the 123rd Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2022), to be held in San Francisco, CA on 7-10 January 2022. On 2 August 2021 (16 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, other open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2021 roundtable and lightning session submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at


    Δ’ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο

    On 31 March 2021 participation forms with abstracts (300 words maximum) for posters and oral presentations are due for the Δ’ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο — Κυκλάδες: Αειφορία Πολιτισμού/4th International Cycladological Conference — The Cyclades: Cultural Heritage - Sustainability, to be held on Tinos on 22-25 September 2021. Further information is available at The proposed themes of the conference sections are:
    • Environment, Natural and Anthropogenic: geology, geoarchaeology, flora, fauna,
    palaeoethnobotany, physical anthropology, nutrition, health, etc.
    • Archaeology: new investigations in the Cyclades, conservation, restoration, heritage management of ancient sites, monuments and museums
    • Architecture, Land Development, and Traditional Settlements
    • History and Demographics, Society, Law: individual and collective behavior
    • Philosophy, Literature, Intellectual Life, and the Arts
    • Economy, Sustainable Development, Aephoria: resources and commercial networks
    • Social Anthropology, Folk Culture,
    • Special studies on Tinos


    GAO 2021

    On 5 April 2021 participation forms with abstracts (300 words maximum) for posters and papers are due from graduate students and early career researchers for the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Conference (GAO 2021): Interactions, Trade, and Mobility in Archaeology, to be held online on 7-9 May 2021. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 March 2021


    The SCRIBO Seminars on Scripts in Bologna have announced the schedule of lectures for Spring 2021. Further information and links to the Zooms are available at The seminars are taped and available for subsequent viewing. Seminars of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    29 February 2021: L. Godart and A. Sacconi “The Archives and Scribes of Pylos”
    17 March 2021: S. Finlayson: “Looking for Readers in the Bronze Age Aegean”


    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule of lectures for Spring 2021, to take place on Zoom and simulcast on YouTube at 12:00 pm ET (US and Canada). Links to register for Zoom and to the YouTube channel will be posted at
    1 March 2021: N. Blackwell, “A Relative Chronology of Late 14th and 13th Century Monuments at Mycenae: A Stoneworking Perspective”
    29 March 2021: T. Brogan, C. Sofianou, M. Eaby, and Y. Papadato, “Sopata, Mesorachi, and Papadiokampos: A View of the Cretan Bronze Age from the Periphery”
    20 April 2021: B. Burke, “Mycenaean Eleon in Eastern Boeotia: from the Shaft Grave Era through the Post-Palatial Period”


    Opera e storie. Έργα και ιστορία

    The Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene has announced the schedule of webinars entitled Opera e storie. Έργα και ιστορία. Further information is available at Webinars of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    12 March 2021: P. Militello, “Il sarcofago di Haghia Triada (1903)”
    26 March 2021: N. Cucuzza, “Il disco di Festòs (1909)”
    23 April 2021: V. Tinè: “Il Tesoro di Poliochni (1956)”


    Bryn Mawr & Haverford Colleges Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Research

    On 12-13 March 2021 the First Biennial Bryn Mawr & Haverford Colleges SPEAC Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Research—Now & Then: (In)equity and Marginalization in Ancient Mediterranean Studies will be held online (EST). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    S. Cushman,”The Wanax in the North? The Problems of Prehistoric Identity and the Contemporary Alt-Right”


    Textiles and Seals

    On 22-23 March 2021 a workshop entitled Textiles and Seals. Relationships Between Textile Production and Seals and Sealing Practices in the Bronze to Iron Age Mediterranean and the Near East will be held at the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and online. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    S. Vakirtzi, “Ubiquitous motifs: common designs on spindle whorls and seals of the Aegean Bronze Age”
    O. Krzyszkowska, “A rare and enigmatic practice: seal-impressed textile tools in the Aegean Bronze Age”
    M. E. Alberti, “Marked and inscribed loom-weights from Malia”
    J. Smith, “Location matters: marked loom weights in ancient Cyprus”
    M. Anastasiadou, “Hands at work in Neopalatial Kato Zakros: the documents sealed by the flat-based nodules”
    F. Blakolmer, “Textiles and seals: their manifold interrelations in the iconography of the Aegean Bronze Age”
    S. Finlayson, “The interweaving of textiles and sealing practices in the Bronze Age Aegean: an overview”
    J. Weilhartner, “The Linear B logograms for textiles and wool: Some thoughts on their peculiarities”
    A. Ulanowska, K. Żebrowska, and K. Bigoraj, “Launch of the ‘Textiles and Seals’ online database”
    M.-L. Nosch: Summarizing and concluding remarks


    SAA 2021

    On 14-18 April 2021 the Society for American Archaeology 86th Annual Meeting (SAA 2021) will be held online (EDT). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    D. Boric and P. Duffy, “Chronological Perspectives on the Spread of Agriculture in Southeastern Europe”
    S. Manning, “With Precision Comes Variability: Complications in High-Resolution 14C Chronology in the East Mediterranean-Middle East”
    K. Boyadzhiev, “Tell Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria: New Insights on the Fifth millennium BC in the Balkans”
    R. Fitzsimons and M. Buell, “Minoans at Aghios Nikolaos? Preliminary Results of the Khavania Topographical and Architectural Mapping Project”
    D. Lukas, “The Living Archive of Çatalhöyük (LAC): Providing Big Data Laboratories as Open Environments for Archaeological Research”
    L. Bowland, S. Martin, D. Langis-Barsetti, J. Lehner, and N. Hirschfeld, “A Three-Dimensional Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Iron Oxhide Ingots from the Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck”
    R. Kulick, K. Fisher, and F. Berna, “Geoarchaeology of Terraces and Building XVI at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus: Evidence for Site Formation and Settlement Activity”


    PEBA 2021

    On 12-15 May 2021 the 3rd Perspectives on Balkan Archaeology (PEBA 2021): The Mechanisms of Power will be held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Gori, “Hunting for Prestige – Mobility, Raw Material and Insignia”
    L. Burkhardt, “Socio-economic mechanisms in the context of the Ada Tepe goldmine (LBA)”
    R. Kurti, “From Invisible Men of the Early Iron Age to the Warrior Elites of the Late Iron Age in Albania”
    A. Panti, “Early Iron Age Settlements in the Thermaic Gulf and the Halkidiki peninsula. Tracing their Socio-political Identity”
    C. Giamakis, “Entangled concepts: Identity and Power from the Iron Age to Archaic Macedonia”
    T. Krapf, “Settlement Patterns in Albania at the turn from the Bronze to the Iron Age”


    People in Motion in the Ancient Greek World

    On 17-18 May 2021 an international conference entitled People in Motion in the Ancient Greek World will be held in Madrid, Spain. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Querci, “The Minoans abroad: a discussion on the existence of a direct sea-route linking Crete to Egypt during the Late Bronze Age”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 March 2021

    MÖ III. Binyılda Anadolu Genel Durum ve Son Dönem Araştırmaları

    On 19-24 February 2021 a webinar entitled MÖ III. Binyılda Anadolu Genel Durum ve Son Dönem Araştırmaları was held. Further information is available at and from Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    M. Özdoğan, “Anadolu’da 3. Binyılı Tanımlamak”
    Ü. Yalçin, “MÖ 3. Binyılda Madencilik ve Anadolu Kültür Tarihindeki Önemi”
    Ş. Aydingün, “İstanbul’da MÖ 3. Binyıl”
    E. Özdoğan, “Trakya’da Bir İlk Tunç Çağı Yerleşimi: Kanlıgeçit”
    N. Naiboğlu, “Trakya ve Balkanlar’da MÖ 3. Binyıl Mimarisi”
    T. Zimmermann and L. Leschtakov, “Bulgaristan’da Bulunan Bir “Suriye Tipi Şişe” Dökme Kalıbı - MÖ 3. Binyıl Anadolu-Balkan İlişkilerini Yeniden Düşünmek”
    S. Ünlüsoy, “MÖ III. Binyılda Anadolu’da Politik Ekonomi ve Toplumsal Yapı”
    R. Aslan, “MÖ 3. Binde Troya ve Troas Bölgesi”
    H. Hüryılmaz, “Yenibademli Höyük Bulguları Işığında Gökçeada’nın Erken Bronz Çağ II Döneminde Doğal Çevre”
    G. Sazcı, “Kuzeybatı Anadolu’da İlk Tunç Çağı’nın Sonu Üzerine Yeni Gözlemler”
    O. Kouka, “Space Management as a Social Indicator in the North and East Aegean Islands and Beyond During the 3rd mill. BCE”
    Ü. Gündoğan, “Batı Anadolu MÖ 3. Binyıl Mimarisi”
    Ç. Çilingiroğlu, “Batı Anadolu ve Ege’nin Arayüzü Olarak MÖ 3. Binyılda Karaburun Yarımadası”
    C. Çakırlar, “Karaburun’da Bulunan Kababurun Örneğinden Yola Çıkarak Batı Anadolu’da İnsan Ekolojisi”
    L. Keskin, “MÖ 3. Binyılda Batı Anadolu Metal Endüstrisi: Teknolojik ve Kültürel Bir Bakış”
    V. Şahoğlu, “Liman Tepe: MÖ 3. Binyılda Anadolu’nun Ege’ye Açılan Kapısı”
    Z. Derin, “İzmir’in İçinde Bir ETÇ I Yerleşimi, Yassıtepe Höyüğü”
    B. Horejs and C. Schwall, “Çukuriçi Höyük – An Early Bronze Age Metal Production Center in Western Anatolia”
    A. Erdem, “İzmir Bayraklı Höyüğü’nün MÖ 3. Binyıl Tabakalarına Dair Yeni Veriler”
    F. Dedeoğlu, “Erken Tunç Çağı’nda Yukarı Menderes Havzası’nın Yerleşim Düzeni ve Sosyoekonomik Örgütlenme Bağlamında Değerlendirilmesi”
    N. Kolankaya Bostanci, “Batı Anadolu Bölgesi Erken Tunç Çağı Obsidiyen Ticaret Ağı”
    E. Dündar, “Patara’daki Erken Yerleşimin İzleri”
    U. Oğuzhanoğlu Akay, “Büyük Menderes’in Güneyinde Erken Tunç Çağı”
    I. Caneva, “İlk Tunç Çağı Mersin-Yumuktepe: Arkeolojik Veriler ve Spekülasyon Arasında”
    D. Y. Meier, “Ovalık Kilikya Sirkeli Höyükte ETÇ Dönemi”
    D. Delibaş, “Erken Tunç Çağı Toplumlarında Popülasyon Yapısı ve İnsan Hareketleri”
    M. M. Koruyucu, “Erken Tunç Çağı Toplumlarında Beslenme”
    Y. S. Erdal, “Savaş mı? Barış mı? Erken Tunç Çağı’nda Topluluk İçi ve Topluluklar Arası İlişkiler”


    Oristano Aegean Seminar

    On 26 February 2021 the third Oristano Aegean Seminar was held. Further information is available at The tape of the seminar is available for viewing at The program was:
    I. Tzachili, “Bronze Age Therasia”
    M. Guirguis, “Phoenicians in Sardina. Multicultural societies between the Levant and the West Mediterranean (9th-6th c. BCE)”

  • February 2021 issue available

    01 February 2021

    The February 2021 issue of Nestor (48.2) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    01 February 2021


    On 15 February 2021 abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for the final conference of #pubarchMEDfin — Public Archaeology in the Mediterranean Context entitled "Archaeological practice and society in the Mediterranean," to be held online on 16-18 April 2021, to be hosted in Spain (CEST). Further information, including types of sessions and the requirements for each can be found at Formats will include:
    • Photographic essays on Twitter (Up to ten images (only plain images, no text slides or similar allowed) with their caption in 280 characters)
    • Photographic essays on Instagram (Up to ten images (only plain images, no text slides or similar allowed) with their caption and 2200 characters limit total)
    • The Tower of Babel: Posters plus 2000 word essays
    • Roundtables (to debate interesting topics about the relations of archaeology and society in the Mediterranean and the challenges we face)
    • Gatherings (live events for networking and socializing)


    CAA 2021

    On 1 March 2021 abstracts (1,000 words maximum, plus 3 citations) are due for the Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2021): Digital Crossroads to be held online on 14-18 June 2021 hosted at the Cyprus University of Technology (EEST). Abstracts for papers should be submitted to a specific session; a list of accepted sessions can be found at: Further information, including types of sessions and the requirements for each can be found at


    ICAP 2021

    On 12 March 2021 abstracts (1200 words maximum, 3 figures and figure captions) are due for the 14th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection (ICAP 2021), to be held on 8-11 September 2021 in Lyon (France). The conference aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of latest developments and cutting‐edge research in the field of archaeological prospection. It will cover the entire spectrum of methodology and technology applied to the detection, localization and investigation of buried cultural heritage (aerial photography, airborne laser scanning, hyperspectral imaging, near-surface geophysics, data processing, visualization and archaeological interpretation). Further information is available at
    Five sessions will be held:
    • Case studies and archaeological feedback
    • Methods and innovations
    • Environmental studies and landscape evolution
    • Processing and visualisation of data
    • Special session: Spatial analysis and aerial remote sensing, devoted to experimental, innovative or original approaches of spatial analysis and modeling in archeology or geo-archeology, in the diversity of scales, data or methods used. The objective is the dissemination of these approaches, their potential reuse or their adaptation to different topics or contexts.


    8th Conference in Aegean Archaeology

    On 15 March 2021 titles and abstracts (c. 250 words in English) are due for the Sympozjum Egejskie. 8th Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held on 24-25 June 2021 in a hybrid format at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and online (CEST). Contingency plans are in place to hold the entire conference online if this proves necessary and participants will be contacted before the end of May to confirm the final details regarding the format. Proposals for conference presentations 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.
    The proceedings of this conference will be published in the next volume of Sympozjum Egejskie. Papers in Aegean Archaeology, a peer-reviewed series edited by the organisers of the conference and published by the University of Warsaw Press publishing house. Due to the unusual circumstances, there will be no conference fee this year. The application form is available at, to be emailed to; questions may be directed to the same address. Further information is available at and at


    ICAS 1

    On 14 June 2021 (extended closing date) abstracts (300 words) are due for ICAS 1: International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols, to be held on 19-21 January 2022 (rescheduled) in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at


    Unlocking Sacred Landscapes 3

    On 31 August 2021 papers are due for Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Religious and Insular Identities in Context, to published as a special issue of the journal Religions. Further information and instructions for submitting a manuscript are available at Contributions are particularly sought that explore the following topics:
    • Historical and culturally driven perspectives that recognize the complexities of island religious systems as well as the active role of the islanders in constructing their own religious identities, irrespective of emulation and acculturation.
    • Inter-island and island/mainland relations, maritime connectivity of things and people, and ideological values in relation to religious change.
    • The relation between island space and environment in the performance and maintenance of spiritual lives.
    • The interrelation between official, popular, and personal identities, including ritual healing and magic in island societies.
    • Phenomenological, performative, and experiential analyses related to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages in island societies.

  • Postponements

    01 February 2021


    The 7th International Congress for Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA7), to be held in Helsinki, has been rescheduled to 6-10 June 2022. Further information is available at



    The World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9), to be held in Prague has been rescheduled to 3-8 July 2022. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 February 2021

    Celebrating 30 Years of Archaeological Research

    The 55th Public Lecture Series, this year entitled “Celebrating 30 Years of Archaeological Research,” hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of Cyprus has been announced for spring 2021. All lectures will be held at 7:30 pm EEST on Zoom. Further information and the link to register (required) are available at
    1 February 2021: O. Kouka, “Maritime dialogues in the East Aegean Islands and Western Asia Minor during Prehistory”
    8 February 2021: V. Kassianidou, “Cypriot copper production, consumption and trade in the 12th century BC”
    15 February 2021: G. Papasavvas, “Prices and values of metals in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean markets”
    19 April 2021: A. Sarris, “Unfolding the Neolithic landscape of Thessaly: A GeoInformatics perspective”


    Greek Painting in Context

    The American School of Classical Studies at Athens has announced the program for a webinar series entitled Greek Painting in Context, to be held on Thursdays at 7:00 pm EEST. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    18 February 2021: E. Oddo, “Beyond Iconography: The Frescoes from the House of the Frescoes at Knossos”
    25 February 2021: H. Brecoulaki, “In Search of Contexts: The Wall Paintings of the Mycenaean Palace at Pylos Revisited”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    01 February 2021

    D. G. Hogarth

    On 23 January 2021 a conference entitled D. G. Hogarth, archaeologist, intelligence officer, author was held online, hosted by Magdalen College, Oxford. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Kotsonas, “David Hogarth in Crete: archaeology and politics and the Aegean ‘Promised Land’”


    Empire and excavation

    On 29-30 January 2021 the second part of a conference entitled Empire and excavation: critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960 was held online, hosted in Nicosia, Cyprus (EET) by the British Museum and Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI). Further information is available at; all CAARI lectures are available on their YouTube channel: The program was:
    P. Maillard, “The excavations in Larnaca’s Salt Lake (1864–1868): diplomacy and the antiquities trade before Colonial rule”
    S. Soldi, “The entomological expedition of Giacomo Cecconi and the formation of the Cypriot collection of the National Archaeological Museum of Florence”
    R. S. Merrillees, “Dr Francis Henry Hill Guillemard (1852–1933): Ornithologist, incidental antiquarian and snob”
    T. Kiely, “Meet the Locals. The neglected role of local Cypriots in the discovery of the island’s material past in Late Ottoman and early British times”
    K. Göransson, “The Swedish Cyprus Expedition and the contemporary media coverage”
    G. Papasavvas, “A clash of empires at Enkomi: A French excavator, a British director, and a Cypriot curator”
    V. Kassianidou, “Mining in the archives: the modern mining industry and its contribution to Cypriot archaeology and vice versa”
    C. Barker, “Cypriot Antiquities in the Antipodes: The diaspora of Cypriot material culture to Australia during the era of British colonialism”
    E. Hussein, “The diaspora of Cypriot antiquities in Swansea”
    A. Reeve, “Exhibiting the empire: Cyprus, the British Empire Exhibition, and Leeds City Museum”
    A. Papadopoulos, “Mycenaean pottery and ‘objects of no value’. Finds management and issues of division during the British Museum excavations in Cyprus in the late 19th c. AD”
    A. Leriou and G. Vavouranakis, “Communicating archaeology in British-period Cyprus, from J.L. Myres to V. Karageorghis”
    C. E. Morris and G. Papantoniou, “Cypriot Aphrodite and British Colonial Discourse: A Reappraisal”
    C. Roditou, “Cypriot heritage through the lens of Apostolos Ververis: shaping perceptions of identity in the 1950s”
    C. V. Olien, “Between Classicism and Orientalism: Collecting, Classifying, and Displaying Cypriot Sculpture, 1860–1900”

  • January 2021 issue available

    05 January 2021

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

  • Calls for Papers

    05 January 2021

    ASOR 2021

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


    TAG 2021

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

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    05 January 2021


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

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    05 January 2021

    Recherches à Malia (Crète)

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

  • December 2020 issue available

    01 December 2020

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

  • Grants and Fellowships

    01 December 2020

    Michael Ventris Award 

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

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 December 2020

    Beyond Cyprus

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


    AIA 2021

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


    18. Österreichischer Archäologentag (2021)

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

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