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  • May 2020 issue available

    Information
    06 May 2020

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

  • From the editor

    Information
    06 May 2020

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

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    06 May 2020

    ATINER 2020

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

     

    TAG 42

    On 29 May 2020 (extended deadline) session proposals (250 words) are due the 42nd annual meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 42): The Meaning of Life?, to be held on 18-20 November 2020 in Leicester; the call for papers will be open from 3 June – 2 September 2020. Further information is available at https://tagleicester2020.wordpress.com/.

     

    Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age

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

     

    Nostoi II

    On 15 June 2020 (extended deadline) abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Nostoi II. Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean: Sea + Inland Routes from the Early Bronze to the End of the Early Iron Age, to be held in Heraklion from 14-17 January 2021. Title, name affiliation, and abstract should be submitted to nostoi2heraklion@gmail.com. Submission forms and further information are available at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F1drv.ms%2Fb%2Fs!Aj62JBNWcF_ujZUm0As6ajiooXyigQ%3Fe%3DFsFAOa&data=02%7C01%7Caegeanet%40lists.ku.edu%7Ce1b0b9aa5b0d45a7a7bf08d7a6fd6db5%7C3c176536afe643f5b96636feabbe3c1a%7C0%7C0%7C637161479726785587&sdata=rzpf1hOs0ZWOIkkVlAvBx7tkm4bhP%2BJt6zaAf5qwT84%3D&reserved=0.
    • Tracking and Mapping Sea and Inland Routes
    • Writing and Sealing Bureaucracy of Exchange
    • Merchants, Commodities, and Gifts
    • Systems of Commercial Interaction
    • Mobility, Agency, and Technology
    • Routes and Means of Transportation
    • Piracy and Sea People
    • Art and Iconography
    • Maritime Cultural Landscapes
    • Ideology (religion, beliefs, customs)

     

    SAA 2021

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

     

    ΑΕΠΕΛ3 / AWOP3

    On 30 September 2020 abstracts (400 words), are due for the Γ΄ Διεθνής Επιστημονική Συνάντηση “Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στην Πελοπόννησ” (ΑΕΠΕΛ3). Third International Scientific Meeting “Archaeological Work in the Peloponnese” (AWOP3), to be held on 3-6 December 2020 in Kalamata. Further information and registration forms are available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/en/papers/to-archaiologiko-ergo-stin-peloponniso-aepel3/.

     

    XIXe UISPP

    On 31 March 2021 abstracts are due for the XIXth Congress of the International Union of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (XIXe UISPP), to be held in Meknes, Morocco from 2-7 September 2021 (rescheduled date). Submission forms and further information are available at https://uispp2020.sciencesconf.org/.

     

    ICAS 1

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

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    06 May 2020

    18. Österreichischer Archäologentag

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

     

    14th International Congress of Thracology

    The 14th International Congress of Thracology: ThRACing the Past from Bronze Communities to Iron Kingdoms, which was to have been held on 6-9 May 2020 in Deva, Romania, has been postponed until fall 2020. Further information is available at https://thracology2020.com/?lang=en.

  • April 2020 issue available

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    01 April 2020

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

  • To the readers and users of Nestor resources, from the editor

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    01 April 2020

    I am taking the opportunity of this period during which physical libraries are closed to expand and improve the list of digital journals and publications checked for bibliography to include in Nestor.


    Please, therefore, send references and URLs for your digital publications that are not currently included in the Nestor database; I am particularly looking for scientific journals, especially ones from which Nestor has never listed an article, which are therefore not currently on my spreadsheet of journals to check. In order to be listed in the May issue (47.5), the whole volume will need to be accessible, not just one article, but even if that condition cannot be met, the reference would still be valuable so it can be collected in full later when libraries reopen.


    The email address of Nestor is in the masthead and on the website.


    Thank you, and all best wishes. – Carol Hershenson, editor.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    01 April 2020

    Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age

    On 1 April 2020 titles are due for a workshop on Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age, to be held on 28-29 November 2020 at Green Templeton College in the University of Oxford (UK). Titles and inquiries should be sent to robert.arnott@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

     

    5th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy

    On 30 April 2020 proposals (300 words maximum) and biographical statements (100 words maximum) are due for the 5th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy. Sensing the Food. 5o Συμπόσιο Ελληνικής Γαστρονομίας, to be held on 25-26 July 2020 in Chania, Crete. Abstracts and biographical statements should be submitted to mkavroulakis@gmail.com, with “Symposium 2020” in the subject line; further information is available at https://greekgastronomy.wordpress.com/.

     

    EMBERS2020

    On 5 May 2020 abstracts (350 words maximum) are due for Eurasian Metallurgy from Beginning to End: A Research Symposium (EMBERS2020), to be held on 2-4 September 2020 at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Further information is available at http://flame.arch.ox.ac.uk/embers/.

     

    PoCA 2020

    On 31 May 2020 paper and poster proposals (250 words maximum) are due for the 19th Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA 2020), to be held on 13-15 November 2020 at the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. Further information is available at https://ucy.ac.cy/aru/en/poca/current-poca.

  • Lectures and Conferences: COVID-19 Updates

    Information
    01 April 2020

    CAA 2020

    The annual conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2020): iNside iNformation, which was to have been held in Oxford on 14-17 April 2020, has been postponed because of the rapidly-evolving situation with COVID-19. Further information is available at https://2020.caaconference.org/.

     

    12th ICAANE

    The 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE), which was to have been held in Bologna on 14-18 April 2020, has been rescheduled to 2021. Further information is available at https://eventi.unibo.it/12icaane.

     

    SAA 2020

    The Society for American Archaeology 85th Annual Meeting (SAA 2020), which was to have been held in Austin, TX on 22-26 April 2020, has been cancelled. Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting.

     

    Aegaeum conference

    The 18th Aegaeum conference: ZOIA, which was to have been held in Austin, TX on 28-31 April 2020, has been cancelled. Papers for the conference will, however, still be published in the Aegaeum series.

     

    ISA 2020

    The 43rd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2020), which was to have been held in Lisbon, Portugal on 18-22 May 2020, has been postponed. Further information is available at https://www.isa2020-lisboa.pt/.

     

    PeBA 2020

    The 3rd Perspectives on Balkan Archaeology (PeBA 2020): The Mechanism of Power in Bronze and Iron Ages in Southeastern Europe, which was to have been held in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia on 20-23 May 2020, has been postponed until May 2021. Further information is available at https://pebasite.wordpress.com/peba-2020/.

     

    WAC – 9

    The 9th World Archaeological Congress (WAC – 9), which was to have been held in Prague on 5-10 July 2020, has been postponed until 4-9 July 2021. Further information is available at https://www.wac-9.org/.

  • March 2020 issue available

    Information
    02 March 2020

    The March 2020 issue of Nestor (47.3) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    28 February 2020

    AIA 2021

    On 15 March 2020 (29 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, joint AIA/SCS sessions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2021), to be held in Chicago, IL on 7-10 January 2021. On 2 August 2020 (16 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2020 submissions are due for all lightning sessions and roundtables. Further information is available at https://www.archaeological.org/programs/professionals/annual-meeting/.

     

    Healing Places

    On 15 March 2020 offers of papers, posters, and workshops and provisional requests to participate are due for an international symposium entitled Healing Places in the Ancient and Medieval World, to be held at Charles University, Prague on 22–25 September 2020. Expressions of interest should be sent to alusikt@gmail.com. Further information is available at https://www.archaeological.org/programs/professionals/annual-meeting/.

     

    CAA-GR 2020

    On 15 April 2020 abstracts are due for the 4th CAA-GR Conference 2020: Big Data in Archaeology, to be held at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, Athens on 1-2 October 2020, preceded by a one-day workshop about the management and evaluation of Big Data on 30 September 2020. Abstracts should be sent to abstract@caa-gr2020.net. Further information is available at http://caa-gr2020.net/.

     

    XIX UISPP

    On 30 April 2020 abstracts are due for the XIXe congrès Mondial UISPP. XIXth world UISPP Congress. XIXo Congreso mundial UISPP: Evolution des sociétés humaines de la préhistoire à la protohistoire to be held in Meknès, Morocco on 1-6 September 2020. Further information is available at https://uispp2020.sciencesconf.org/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    28 February 2020

    ΑΕΜΘ 2020

    On 5-7 March 2020 the 33rd meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2020) will be held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at https://www.aemth.gr/el/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Κ. Καλλιντζή, Σ. Παπαδόπουλος, and Μ. Χρυσάφη, “Ανασκαφική έρευνα στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Διομήδειας Ξάνθης”
    Σ. Παπαδόπουλος and Σ. Δηλοπούλου, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός Καλαμπακίου Δράμας: πρώτες παρατηρήσεις”
    Δ. Μαλαμίδου, P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Ντικιλί Τας 2019. Η έναρξη του νέου κύκλου ερευνών (2019-2023) στον προϊστορικό οικισμό”
    M. Rivero-Montero, M. Gomez-Paccard, Δ. Κοντοπούλου, Ε. Αηδονά, and J. Pavon-Carrasco, “Μεταβολές του γεωμαγνητικού πεδίου στην αρχή της 1ης χιλιετίας π.Χ. όπως καταγράφονται στην κεραμική τριών θέσεων της Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας”
    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”
    Α. Γεωργιάδου, Μ. Ελευθεριάδη, Φ. Λογοθετίδου, and Π. Ιωαννίδου, “Οικισμός Εποχής του Σιδήρου στην Παραλίμνη του Δήμου Πέλλας. Η έκπληξη της αποξηραμένης λίμνης Γιαννιτσών”
    Ι. Γραικός, “Η αποσπασματική διαχρονία της Βέροιας: από τη Νεολιθική Εποχή στην Ύστερη Αρχαιότητα”
    Α. Κατσαβέλη, Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, Χ. Ζιώτα, and Α. Χονδρογιάννη- Μετόκη, “Οστεολογική μελέτη νεολιθικών ταφών καύσεων από τις θέσεις Κλείτος και Τούμπα Κρεμαστής Κοιλάδας του νομού Κοζάνης”
    Ν. Χονδρού, “Κάτω Άγιος Ιωάννης Πιερίας. Ανάλυση κεραμικού συνόλου της Νεότερης Νεολιθικής”
    Κ. Κωτσάκης, Τ. Γιαγκούλης, J. Francuz, A. Maczkovski, M. Bolliger, and S. Szidat, “Δισπηλιό Καστοριάς. Δενδροχρονολογική ανάλυση”

     

    Attica from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic period.

    On 13-25 March 2020 an international conference entitled Attica from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic period. The Spatial Roots of Politics and Society will be held in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.scuoladiatene.it/eventi-icagenda/137-attica-from-the-late-bronze-age-to-the-end-of-the-archaic-period.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    N. Papadimitriou, “Mycenaean Attica: How Much ‘Mycenaean’ and How Much ‘Attica?’”
    K. Kalogeropoulos, “Separated by the Erasinos River. The Northern and Southern Plain of Mesogeia from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age”
    F. van den Eijnde, “Between Polis and Ethnos. A Networked Approach to the Development of the Athenian Polis”
    N. Arvanitis, “Big Sites in Attica Beyond Athens. The Case of Eleusis and Acharnai”
    M. Rönnberg, “A Wealth of Choices: Changing Preferences and Local Particularities in the Placement of Burials in Attica from the Late Helladic to the Archaic Period.”
    A. Alexandridou, “Regionalism within Early Iron Age Athens: The Domestic Nucleus at the Academy”

     

    SCAPECON2020

    On 25-27 March 2020 SCAPECON2020: NO(E)SCAPE? Relational archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age: Breaking boundaries: negotiating change in the Aegean Bronze Age will be held in Groningen, The Netherlands. Further information is available at https://scapecon2020.sciencesconf.org/. The program will be:
    A. Brysbaert, “A ‘Moving’ Story about Labour. The Taskscape of the Late Bronze Age Argive Plain”
    S. Emra and S. Cveček, “Negotiation and interaction in EBA Çukuriçi Höyük: differing solutions to competing ‘scapes’ with the beginning of rising inequality”
    B. Ongar, “Household Archaeology in West Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age”
    P. Zeman, “Entangled Mycenae: Case Study of a Late Bronze Age palatial town”
    S. Hilker, “Beyond the Palace: Case Studies in Mycenaean Townscapes”
    S. Voutsaki, “Towards an archaeology of kinship”
    T. Andreovits, A. Kita, and D. Theodoraki, “Prehistoric and modern deathscapes: an ethnoarchaeological approach”
    A. Katevaini, “Contextualizing Late Minoan Tombs”
    I. Rom, “Negotiating death in the Bronze Age: a view from western Greece”
    D. Rousioti, “Investigating the sacred landscape in the Late Bronze Age Greek Mainland”
    P. Ramirez-Valiente, “Bodyscapes of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Crete: Changes in sex and gender of anthropomorphic figurines”
    E. Sezgin, “An Assessment of Gender Roles in the Early Bronze Age Aegean”
    T. Mumelter, “Affective Fields in Akrotiri’s Miniature Frieze, Thera”
    D. Wolf, “Symbols as Social Strategy? Late Palatial Hard-Stone Glyptic as Identity Markers”
    G. Paglione, “Reconstructing the landscape through the Linear B texts: The case of coriander cultivation in Phaistos”
    A. Vergaki, “Lonesome are the eyes: The depiction of the animals on the Ayia Triadha Sarcophagus”
    A. Durick, “Origin to Deposition: The socio-cultural significance of gold provenance studies in the North Aegean and Ancient Thrace”
    J. Driessen, “The Big Bang Theory? The Santorini Eruption and its Impact on Aegean Societies”
    Y. van den Beld, “Understanding socio-political processes through the study of labour investment: the case study of the North Cemetery at Ayios Vasilios”
    A. Filipek, “One but many. The concept of the great mother goddess in the study of the Minoan religious system in the Bronze Age”
    Y. de Raaff, “Experimenting with change: the built tomb of the North Cemetery at Ayios Vasileios, Lakonia”
    K. Regnier, “Building interactions beyond boundaries during the Bronze Age: the case of the Aegean tripod stone mortar”
    D. Spiliopoulou, “Life with the help of artificial light sources in the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, Thira”
    T. Valchev, “The marble pendant from the prehistoric settlement mound Maleva Mogila near the village of Veselinovo, Yambol municipality, Bulgaria”
    A. Vouza, “Memory scapes at funerary places”
    J. Witowski, “Relation between the form of Aegean swords and modes of use in the light of use-wear analysis -- the case of two bronze swords from the Athenian Agora”
    E. Tsafou, “Identifying the changing function and use of cooking vessels in Minoan societies”
    A. Mercogliano, “Breaking ceramic boundaries: formation and change in pottery assemblages during the Middle Helladic period with a special look at the Trapeza settlement (Eastern Achaea)
    D. Frank, “Tracing Early Mycenaean Ceramic Traditions in the North-East Peloponnese”
    K. Dudlik, “Mortuary Practices in Context. Local Idiosyncrasies in Search of the Koan Identity”
    F. Nani, S. Vitale, and C. McNamee, “Building Identities: Breaks and Continuity in Construction Practices at the Prehistoric Settlement of the ‘Seraglio’ on Kos”

  • February 2020 issue available

    Information
    02 February 2020

    The February 2020 issue of Nestor (47.2) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    02 February 2020

    MARE

    On 29 February 2020 abstracts (500 words maximum) are due for a conference for young researchers entitled Maritime Archaeology Research Exchange (MARE), to be held on 11-16 June 2020 in Hamburg. Further information is available at https://mareconferencehamburg.wordpress.com/. Panels will be held on the following topics:
    • Theory and Methods of Maritime Archaeology
    • Archaeology of Harbours, Ports, and Marinas
    • Shipbuilding: Types and Use
    • Trade Routes

     

    International Mustafa V. Koç Underwater Archaeology Symposium

    On 30 March 2020 abstracts (400 words maximum) are due for a conference entitled International Mustafa V. Koç Underwater Archaeology Symposium, to be held on 11-12 June 2020 in İstanbul. Further information is available at https://underwaterarchaeologyjobs.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/call-for-papers-international-mustafa-v.-koc3a7-underwater-archaeology-symposium.pdf.

     

    Nostoi II

    On 30 April 2020 abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Nostoi II. Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean: Sea + Inland Routes from the Early Bronze to the End of the Early Iron Age, to be held in Heraklion from 14-17 January 2021. Title, name affiliation, and abstract should be submitted to nostoi2heraklion@gmail.com. Submission forms and further information are available at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F1drv.ms%2Fb%2Fs!Aj62JBNWcF_ujZUm0As6ajiooXyigQ%3Fe%3DFsFAOa&data=02%7C01%7Caegeanet%40lists.ku.edu%7Ce1b0b9aa5b0d45a7a7bf08d7a6fd6db5%7C3c176536afe643f5b96636feabbe3c1a%7C0%7C0%7C637161479726785587&sdata=rzpf1hOs0ZWOIkkVlAvBx7tkm4bhP%2BJt6zaAf5qwT84%3D&reserved=0.
    • Tracking and Mapping Sea and Inland Routes
    • Writing and Sealing Bureaucracy of Exchange
    • Merchants, Commodities, and Gifts
    • Systems of Commercial Interaction
    • Mobility, Agency, and Technology
    • Routes and Means of Transportation
    • Piracy and Sea People
    • Art and Iconography
    • Maritime Cultural Landscapes
    • Ideology (religion, beliefs, customs)

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    02 February 2020

    Crete. Emerging Cities

    The Museum of Cycladic Art has announced a program of lectures on the occasion of the recent exhibition “Crete. Emerging Cities: Aptera - Eleutherna-Knossos” All lectures will be held at 7:00 PM. Further information is available at https://cycladic.gr/en/page/kriti-anaskafika-kai-ereunitika-eurimata?slide=1#. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    20 January 2020: F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Before the polis: Recent discoveries at Anavlochos, Lasithi”
    17 February 2020: M. Devolder, “Unfolding the History of the Palace at Malia”

    τΟ Εργον 19

    On 8 February 2020 the 5th Annual Workshop of the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, τὸ ἔργον 19: Το αρχαιολογικό έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2019, will take place in Nicosia. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/en/conferences. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Α. Βιώνης et al., “Το Πρόγραμμα SeSaLaC στην κοιλάδα του Ξερού (Επαρχία Λάρνακας) και το Εργαστήριο ArtLandS στη Βοιωτία (Ελλάδα) κατά το 2019”
    Ο. Κουκά, “Όψεις κοινοτικής πολυπλοκότητας στο Ανατολικό Αιγαίο και τη Δυτική Μικρά Ασία κατά την Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    Β. Κασσιανίδου, “Πυροτεχνολία στην Χαλκολιθική εποχή της Κύπρου: Χαλκός και φαγεντιανή”
    Ά. Γεωργίου, “Συνθέτοντας διαφορετικές όψεις της κεραμικής παραγωγής στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    Γ. Παπασάββας, “Κυπριακός χαλκός και Αιγυπτιακός χρυσός: Αξίες και ισοτιμίες κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    Α. Χαραλάμπους, “Προκαταρκτική αποτελέσματα των γεωχημικών αναλύσεων στον Θορικό Λαυρίου”
    Θ. Μούτσιου, “Γεωχωρικά μοντέλα για τη μελέτη της Πλειστοκαινικής Κύπρου: Το ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα PLEICY (POST-DOC/0916/0185)”

    Hellenic Institute of Egyptology Conference

    On 10-14 February 2020 an Egyptological conference entitled Quod est Superius est sicut quod est Inferius: The Cosmic Hypostasis and Earthly/Social Function of Women during Antiquity in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Basin will take place in Athens, organized by the Hellenic Institute of Egyptology, the Universidade Aberta of Lisbon, the Centre of History of the Lisbon University, the Writing & Scripts Centre of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Hellenic Society for Aesthetics, under the auspices of the Association of Greek Women Scientists. Further information is available at https://www.fasticongressuum.com/single-post/2019/06/01/2nd-Egyptological-Conference-Quod-est-Superius-est-sicut-quod-est-Inferius-The-Cosmic-Hypostasis-and-EarthlySocial-Function-of-Women-during-Antiquity-in-Egypt-and-in-the-Mediterranean-Basin---10-11-12-13-14112019-Athens-Greece. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    N. A. Hoskins, “Ephemeral Fabrics from Egypt and the Aegean: Before and After Tutankchamūn”
    T.-S. Andreovits, “The Construction of Gender and Age in the 2nd Mill. BC in the Aegean through the Iconography”

    9th Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

    On 22 February 2020 the Ninth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference will be held at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Further information is available at https://classics.utk.edu/ugcc.php. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Burke, “Defining and Analyzing Assemblages: Burial, Sanctuary, and Settlement Deposition in the Protogeometric Period”

  • January 2020 issue available

    Information
    30 December 2019

    The January 2020 issue of Nestor (47.1) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

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    30 December 2019

    The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2020 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,500) to assist with the publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. The application form and further information are available at https://medarchaeotrust.org/.

  • Calls for Papers

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    30 December 2019

    LAC2020

    On 1 March 2020 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 6th Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC2020), to be held on 2-5 July 2020 in Madrid. Further information is available at https://lac2020.cchs.csic.es/.

     

    ATINER 2020

    On 3 February 2020 abstracts are due for the 18th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern (ATINER 2020), to be held on 1-4 June 2020 in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.atiner.gr/history.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    30 December 2019

    BANEA 2020

    On 9-11 January 2020 the 2020 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2020) will be held at the University of Oxford. Further information is available at http://banealcane.org/banea/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    H. B. Korzakova, “Rethinking origins of rethinking the origins. Homeric archaeology in Homer’s times”
    L. Bennison-Chapman, “Community engagement at Çatalhöyük: achievements and limitations of an international archaeological project”
    T. Maltas, et al., “Reassessing the absence of ‘staple finance’ in Early Bronze Age western Anatolia”
    Ç. Atakuman, “Bodies, figurines and pits at the Neolithic site of Ugurlu-Imbros island”
    L. Öksüz, “Quantitative analysis of burials in western and central Anatolia in the Bronze Age”

     

    Archaeology of the Ionian Sea

    On 10-11 January 2020 a conference entitled Archaeology of the Ionian Sea: Landscapes, seascapes and the circulation of people, goods and ideas (Palaeolithic – Bronze Age) will be held at the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.iihsa.ie/IIHSAConf2020program.pdf. The program will be:
    H. Dawson, “Comparative perspectives in Island Archaeology: A view from the Ionian Islands”
    A. Vött, H. Hadler, L. Obrocki, T. Willershäuser, F. Lang, and B. Eder, “Palaeogeographical changes and their implications for human activities along the coasts of the Ionian Sea since the mid–Holocene”
    P. Styles, G. Apostolopoulos, J. Underhill , J. Crawshaw , O. Vikatou, and E. Papafloratou, “Use of geoscience to understand the palaeogeographic development of Livadi Marsh, Paliki: implications for the detection of an ancient harbour and anthropogenic settlement”
    D. Sakellariou, A. Zavitsanou, G. Rousakis, and N. Galanidou, “Palaeogeographic reconstruction of the northern Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago (Western Greece) during Late Quaternary low sea level periods”
    C. Papoulia, N. Galanidou, and C. Souyoudzoglou–Haywood, “Tracing Middle Palaeolithic land and sea routes in the central Ionian Sea”
    S. Ligkovanlis and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, “Palaeolithic peopling and settling of Zakynthos island. Interpreting the new evidence within the Western Greek and Adriatic context”
    N. Galanidou, O. Vikatou, M. Gatsi, A. Vasilakis, C. Morgan, J. Forsen, V. Staikou, C. Papoulia, and P. Zervoudakis, “Prehistoric settlement in the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago and its Ionian Archipelago connections”
    C. Papoulia, “Lithics as diachronic proxies for the circulation of people and ideas in the dynamic Ionian landscape”
    K. Zachos and N. Galanidou, “Prehistoric settlement in the Choirotrypa Cave on Lefkas”
    G. Stratouli, T. Bekiaris, and V. Melfos, “Beyond the horizon. Stone artefacts and social networks in Late Neolithic Drakaina Cave, Kefalonia Island”
    A. Sotiriou, “Evidence of settlements on Kefalonia during the EH period. The case of Sami”
    G. J. van Wijngaarden, N. Pieters, and C. Wiersma, “The Early and Middle Bronze Age in the Ionian Sea. New evidence from the island of Zakynthos”
    A. Vasilakis and T. Pefani, “LBA Ellipsoid Megaron at Tzannata, near Poros, Kefalonia. New evidence for the LBA in Kefalonia and the Ionian Islands”
    O. Metaxas, “Diverging trajectories within the western Mycenaean koine: the case of Kefalonia”
    I. Voskos, “Migrants, refugees and social restructuring in Late Helladic Kefalonia”
    C. Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, “Islands in the stream. A maritime perspective of the central Ionian Islands in the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Yiannouli, “‘Archaeological Shoreline Research’ on the cultural semantics of coasts: the promontory of Kapros, SE Kefalonia, in the Bronze Age”
    V. Lanaras, “Aitoloacarnania and the Ionian Sea in the Bronze Age: A history of interaction”
    M. Cultraro, “Reconstructing paths of interregional communications: the LH IIIB-C handmade incised pottery of the Ionian Islands”
    F. Iacono and W. de Neef, “The Ionian-Adriatic interface as a landscape of mobility”
    M. K. Kalisch, “Climate and environment of the Ionian Islands. From the first human impact to the Protogeometric period”
    C. Alberto, “The rock-cut tholos tombs between Mycenaean influences and local peculiarities: the case of central-south Sicily”
    T. Alusik, “Health status, medicine and diet on the opposite sides of the Gulf of Corinth in the Bronze Age”
    A. Karadima, “Continuity in the material culture of Kefalonia: LBA and Historical Period. The case of Drakaina Cave”
    A. Pentedeka, C. Morgan, and A. Sotiriou, “Making pots in no clay’s land: The communal ceramic traditions of prehistoric Ithaca”
    E. Giagkoudi and A. Kanta-Kitsou, “Contribution to the study of Bronze Age in Corfu. The case of Ano Korakiana”
    T. J. Papadopoulos, “The nature of warfare in Western Greece and the Ionian Islands during the Late Bronze Age”
    V. L. Aravantinos, “Homeric questions on Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Ionian revisited”

     

    Reconstructing Interactions and Mobility in Prehistoric Cyprus

    On 24 January 2020 a conference entitled Reconstructing Interactions and Mobility in Prehistoric Cyprus will be held in Leiden. Further information is available at https://www.rmo.nl/en/research/conferences-and-congresses/symposium-on-cypriot-archaeology/. The program will be:
    B. S. Düring, “Movement and Interaction in Prehistoric Cyprus: Data and Paradigms”
    T. Moutsiou, “Reconstructing the Social Landscape of Aceramic Neolithic Cyprus through the Movement of Exotic Raw Materials”
    D. Bolger, “‘Mobility, Encounter and Flux’: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Middle and Late Chalcolithic Periods”
    M. Hadjigavriel, “Tracing Interactions through Pottery Technology Studies in Late Chalcolithic Cyprus”
    R. Laoutari, “Interactions and Society in Prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus through the Eyes of the Community at Bellapais-Vounous”

  • December 2019 issue available

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    03 December 2019

    The December 2019 issue of Nestor (46.9) is available as a free download.

  • Announcement

    Information
    03 December 2019

    It gives us great pleasure to congratulate Jack Davis, the Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati, on his receipt of the Gold Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the Archaeological Institute of America, to be presented at the annual meetings on 2-5 January 2020 in Washington D.C. The AIA gives out one such award yearly for work in archaeology. Professor Davis has surveyed, excavated, and published sites in the Cyclades, Peloponnese, and Albania, and was director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens from 2007 until 2012. The editors of Nestor join the AIA in saluting Professor Davis.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    Information
    03 December 2019

    Michael Ventris Award

    On 1 February 2020 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Award for Mycenaean Studies for 2020 (up to £3000), to be awarded to a junior scholar who has obtained a doctorate within the past eight years 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 (Valerie.James@sas.ac.uk). Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/awards/award-prizes.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    03 December 2019

    Movement, Mobility, and the Journey

    On 10 December 2019 titles and abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a graduate conference entitled Movement, Mobility, and the Journey: Ancient Actions and Perspectives, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania from 28-19 February 2020. Further information is available at https://www.sas.upenn.edu/ancient/gradconf2020.html.

     

    ASOR 2020

    On 15 December 2019 new section proposals are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2020), to be held in Boston on 18-21 November 2020. From 15 January through 15 February 2020 the online system for paper proposals will be open. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/2020-call-for-sessions/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    03 December 2019

    TAG 2019

    On 16-18 December 2019 the 41st annual Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference (TAG 2019): Power, Knowledge and the Past will be held in London. Further information is available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/news-events/conferences/tag-2019. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. S. Green, T. P. Leppard, T. C. Wilkinson, and D. Wilkinson, “Capital in the 21st Century BC: The Bronze Age Dynamics of Economic Growth and Inequality”
    D. Wilkinson, T. C. Wilkinson, A. S. Green, and T. P. Leppard, “A Deep History of Oligarchy”
    K. Soar, “Mino-tourism: Picture postcards and the creation of the Minoans”
    M. Dolan, “Boats out of Water: Tracing the impact of whim, bias and disinterest on archaeological knowledge through Cypriot terracotta boat models”
    L. Nixon, “Messages from Mykene: Othering and Smothering. Intersectional Orientalism and Sexism in a 2019 Museum Exhibition”
    D. Markaki, “Cretensis mare ignorant. An ambiguous archaeological collection in Crete”
    E. Prezioso, “Style as memory: bridging past and present in the context of Minoan archaeology”
    A. Aston, “Scale and Scalability: A Novel Perspective on the Emergence of Cycladic Bodies”

     

    Archaeology of the Ionian Sea

    On 10-11 January 2020 a conference entitled Archaeology of the Ionian Sea: Landscapes, seascapes and the circulation of people, goods and ideas (Palaeolithic – Bronze Age) will be held in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.history-archaeology.uoc.gr/en/international-conference-archaeology-of-the-ionian-sea-10-2/. The program will be:
    H. Dawson, “Comparative perspectives in Island Archaeology: A view from the Ionian Islands”
    A. Vött, H. Hadler, L. Obrocki, T. Willershäuser, F. Lang, and B. Eder, “Palaeogeographical changes and their implications for human activities along the coasts of the Ionian Sea since the mid-Holocene”
    P. Styles, G. Apostolopoulos, J. Underhill, J. Crawshaw, O. Vikatou, and E. Papafloratou, “Use of geoscience to understand the palaeogeographic development of Livadi Marsh, Paliki: implications for the detection of an ancient harbour and anthropogenic settlement”
    D. Sakellariou, A. Zavitsanou, G. Rousakis, and N. Galanidou, “Palaeogeographic reconstruction of the northern Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago (Western Greece) during Late Quaternary low sea level periods”
    C. Papoulia, N. Galanidou, and C. Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, “Tracing Middle Palaeolithic land and sea routes in the central Ionian Sea”
    S. Ligkovanlis and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, “Palaeolithic peopling and settling of Zakynthos island. Interpreting the new evidence within the Western Greek and Adriatic context”
    N. Galanidou, O. Vikatou, M. Gatsi, A. Vasilakis, C. Morgan, J. Forsen, V. Staikou, C. Papoulia, and P. Zervoudakis, “Prehistoric settlement in the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago and its Ionian Archipelago connections
    C. Papoulia, “Lithics as diachronic proxies for the circulation of people and ideas in the dynamic Ionian landscape”
    K. Zachos and N. Galanidou, “Prehistoric settlement in the Choirotrypa Cave on Lefkas”
    G. Stratouli, T. Bekiaris, and V. Melfos, “Beyond the horizon. Stone artefacts and social networks in Late Neolithic Drakaina Cave, Kefalonia Island”
    A. Sotiriou, “Evidence of settlements on Kefalonia during the EH period. The case of Sami”
    G. J. van Wijngaarden, N. Pieters, and C. Wiersma, “The Early and Middle Bronze Age in the Ionian Sea. New evidence from the island of Zakynthos”
    A. Vasilakis and T. Pefani, “LBA Ellipsoid Megaron at Tzannata, near Poros, Kefalonia. New evidence for the LBA in Kefalonia and the Ionian Islands”
    O. Metaxas, “Diverging trajectories within the western Mycenaean koine: the case of Kefalonia”
    I. Voskos, “Migrants, refugees and social restructuring in Late Helladic Kefalonia”
    C. Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, “Islands in the stream. A maritime perspective of the central Ionian Islands in the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Yiannouli, “‘Archaeological Shoreline Research’ on the cultural semantics of coasts: the promontory of Kapros, SE Kefalonia, in the Bronze Age”
    V. Lanaras, “Aitoloacarnania and the Ionian Sea in the Bronze Age: A history of interaction”
    M. Cultraro, “Reconstructing paths of interregional communications: the LH IIIB-C handmade incised pottery of the Ionian Islands”
    F. Iacono and W. de Neef, “The Ionian-Adriatic interface as a landscape of mobility”
    M. K. Kalisch, “Climate and environment of the Ionian Islands. From the first human impact to the Protogeometric period”
    C. Alberto, “The rock-cut tholos tombs between Mycenaean influences and local peculiarities: the case of central-south Sicily”
    T. Alusik, “Health status, medicine and diet on the opposite sides of the Gulf of Corinth in the Bronze Age”
    A. Karadima, “Continuity in the material culture of Kefalonia: LBA and Historical Period. The case of Drakaina Cave”
    A. Pentedeka, C. Morgan, and A. Sotiriou, “Making pots in no clay’s land: The communal ceramic traditions of prehistoric Ithaca”
    E. Giagkoudi and A. Kanta-Kitsou, “Contribution to the study of Bronze Age in Corfu. The case of Ano Korakiana”
    T. J. Papadopoulos, “The nature of warfare in Western Greece and the Ionian Islands during the Late Bronze Age”
    V. L. Aravantinos, “Homeric questions on Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Ionian revisited”

     

    The Decline of Bronze Age Civilisations in the Mediterranean

    On 17-18 January 2020 a conference entitled The Decline of Bronze Age Civilisations in the Mediterranean: Cyprus and Beyond will be held in Gothenburg. Further information is available at http://www.fischerarchaeology.se/?page_id=2749. The program will be:
    P. M. Fischer, “The end of the Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean”
    I. Kreimerman, “The role of destruction in conflict and collapse: A view from Cyprus and the Levant in the Late Bronze Age”
    H. Whittaker, “The end of the Mycenaean Period: Collapse, decline or a bit of both”
    J. Driessen, “The destruction of the Palace of Knossos and Cretan collapse”
    C. Roche-Hawley, “The Levant and Cyprus at the twilight of the Late Bronze Age: A new synthesis informed by the texts found in the House of Urtēnu at Ugarit”
    J. Bretschneider, J. Driessen, and A. Kanta, “Results of the excavation seasons 2014–2019 at Pyla-Kokkinokremos, Cyprus: A short-lived settlement at the end of the Bronze Age“
    S. Hermon, J. Bretschneider, J. Driessen, and A. Kanta, “Integrating sciences and technologies at Pyla-Kokkinokremos”
    V. Kassianidou, “Cypriot copper production, consumption and trade in the 12th century BC”
    M. Mehofer, “Bronze Age copper production at Hala Sultan Tekke: First archaeometallurgical results”
    E. M. Wild, “14C-dating of the Late Bronze Age city of Hala Sultan Tekke”
    T. Bürge, “The LC IIC to IIIA transition at Hala Sultan Tekke: A pottery perspective”
    J. Sterba, “Neutron Activation Analysis of the pottery corpus of Hala Sultan Tekke and comparison to literature data”
    P. Waiman-Barak, “Provenance analysis of ceramics and stone anchors from Hala Sultan-Tekke: Evidence for intra-island and interregional trade connections during the Late Bronze Age”
    R. Jung, H. Mommsen, and T. Pedrazzi, “The external contacts of Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Kozal, “Cypriot pottery in Anatolia in the Late Bronze Age”
    T. Pedrazzi, “Trade networks, food storage, and the response to the crisis of LBA societies: An analysis of the Levantine storage and transport containers in the 13th–11th centuries BCE”
    L. Recht, “Animals at the decline of the Late Bronze Age in Cyprus and beyond”
    D. Kaniewski, N. Marriner, R. Cheddadi, and C. Morhange, “When Cyprus turned cold: A view from the past 6000 years”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    03 December 2019

    7th Symposium on Archaeometry

    On 9-12 October 2019 the 7th Symposium on Archaeometry of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry was held in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.archaeometry.org.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=110. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    Ζ. Stos-Gale, “Exclusion and the ‘matter of luck’: how to get most of lead isotope data for the provenance studies of prehistoric metals”
    E. Kolait, “Progressive sea transgression during the Late Holocene in Vatika Bay (S Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece)”
    Η. Μαριολάκος and Ε. Καπουράνη, “Φυσικογεωλογική εξέλιξη του Ελλαδικού χώρου και δυνατότητα κατά προσέγγιση χρονολόγησης μυθολογικών ‘γεγονότων’ ή μία μέθοδος γεωμυθολογικής χρονολόγησης”
    Γ. Φακορέλλης, “Υπολογισμός της επίδρασης του διαμερίσματος της θάλασσας της δεξαμενής ανταλλαγής του άνθρακα C-14 στο Βορειανατολικό Αιγαίο κατά την προϊστορική περίοδο”
    Π. Καρκάνας, S. Stocker, and J. Davis, “Μικροστρωματογραφία και γεωχημεία του Μυκηναϊκού λακκοειδούς ‘τάφου του Γρύπα πολεμιστή’ στην Πύλο: συμβολή στην μελέτη της ταφονομίας και των ταφικών πρακτικών του μνημείου”
    Γ. Μανιάτης, “Ο εποικισμός του Αιγαίου κατά την Αρχή της Νεολιθικής και Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού όπως ανιχνεύεται με χρονολογήσεις Ραδιοάνθρακα. Συσχέτιση με αποτελέσματα aDNA”
    Α. Μαρή and Γ. Φακορέλλης, “56 χρόνια μετά: η πρόσφατη ανασκαφή του Σπηλαίου Πανός Μαραθώνα και η χρονολόγηση των ανθρωπογενών επιχώσεών του”
    S. P. Papamarinopoulos, “Astronomical dating of the Trojan War – Complements to Homer”
    M. Roumpou and N. Kalogeropoulos, “Storage practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean: investigation of molecular signatures in storage vessels through organic residue analysis”
    Γ. Αλεξόπουλος, “Κερασφόρα, κέρατα και κερατίνη: Κόκκινη χρωστική σε γόμφους κεράτων από το Ακρωτήρι Θήρας”
    E. Stathopoulou, E. Filippidi, and G. Theodorou, “Study of ‘black’ pygmy bones from the site of Aetokremnos in Cyprus”
    Κ. Καζά, Κ. Καραΐνδρου, Ι. Γκουρτζιούμη, Γ. Μαστροθεόδωρος, A. Hein, Ε. Φιλιππάκη, and Ι. Μπασιάκος, “Αστέρια Γλυφάδας. Προϊστορική εργαστηριακή εγκατάσταση μεταλλουργικών δραστηριοτήτων”
    V. Perdikatsis, S. Sotiropoulou, C. Apostolaki, E. Filippaki, and Y. Bassiakos, “Study of a necklace with silver and steatite beads from the EM I Gournes Cemetery”
    Α. Χαραλάμπους and J. M. Webb, “Χημική ανάλυση χάλκινων αντικειμένων της Μέσης Εποχής του Χαλκού από τη θέση Λάπηθος-Βρύση του Πάρπα (Κύπρος)”
    N. Nerantzis and S. Nodine, “Processing of mineral resources and the organization of metal production in Thasos from the Late Neolithic to the Early Iron Age”
    I. Iliopoulos and K. Soura, “Tracing casting procedures in Stavros, Chalandritsa LBA settlement, Western Achaea, Greece”
    Α. Παναγοπούλου, “Τεχνικές εξέτασης (pXRF / SEM-EDS) σε χάλκινα ευρήματα από το Μινωικό Ιερό Κορυφής των Κυθήρων”
    Ε. Πανταζή, Ι. Ηλιόπουλος, and Ε. Νοδάρου, “Αρχαιομετρική ανάλυση κεραμικής από την Κεφάλα Βασιλικής, Ιεράπετρα Κρήτη”
    Τ. Τσουρούνη, “Προέλευση και χαρακτηρισμός της κεραμεικής από την Προϊστορική θέση ‘Καστρούλι’ στη Δεσφίνα Φωκίδος, πλησίον Δελφών”
    K. Christodoulou, A. Hein, and V. Kilikoglou, “Production technology of tin coated vessels: an archaeometric and experimental study of tin coated vessels from Deiras cemetery”
    Μ. Κοκκαλιάρη, Ι. Ηλιόπουλος, Ε. Αδάμ, and Α. Βλαχόπουλος, “Ορυκτολογικός και πετρογραφικός και χαρακτηρισμός πετρωμάτων της νήσου Αστυπάλαιας με σκοπό τη διερεύνηση προέλευσης λίθινων προϊστορικών τεχνέργων από το Βαθύ”
    E. Kokiasmenou, C. Caliri, V. Kantarelou, A. G. Karydas, F. P. Romano, and H. Brecoulaki, “Macroscopic XRF imaging in unravelling polychromy on Mycenaean wall-paintings from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos”
    Κ. Σμπόνιας, Ι. Τζαχίλη, G. Hodgins, C. Pearson, and T. Wazny, “Παλαιοπεριβάλλον στον προϊστορικό οικισμό στη θέση Κοίμηση Θηρασίας και νέα στοιχεία για την έκρηξη του ηφαιστείου της Σαντορίνης από την ανασκαφή”
    A. Nafplioti, “Early Bronze Age Manika on Euboea. A Cycladic Colony or not?”
    A. Nafplioti, “Absolute scientific Dating of early Mortuary behavior in Crete using ultrafiltration AMS radiocarbon (ADAM)”
    M. Polidorou, N. Evelpidou, H. Drinia, T. Tsourou, F. Salomon, and L. Blue, “Geochronology and Paleogeography of Akrotiri Salt Lake, Lemesos, Cyprus”
    K. C. Stamoulis and V. K. Siozou, “Defining the time frame of a prehistoric site near Ioannina, using OSL dating method”
    K. C. Stamoulis, A. Vlachopoulos, I. Tsodoulos, and I. Pappas, “New evidences of the time frame of the architectural remains of the archaeological site at Vathy, Astypalaia”
    A. Charalambous, E. Philippaki, M. Manataki, V. Kassianidou, S. Déderix, N. Papadimitriou, A. Sarris, M. Kayafa, and Y. Bassiakos, “Searching for metal-processing activities at prehistoric Thorikos”
    Κ. Καραΐνδρου, E. Φιλιππάκη, and Ι. Μπασιάκος, “Αρχαιομεταλλουργικές δραστηριότητες στους πρωτοελλαδικούς οικισμούς της Ραφήνας και του Ασκηταριού, Αττικής από τις ανασκαφές Δ. Θεοχάρη.Προκαταρκτικές παρατηρήσεις”
    Ν. Κ. Κλαδούρη, Α. Γ. Καρύδας, Β. Κανταρέλου, Β. Ορφανού, and Ν. Ζαχαριάς, “Τεχνολογική μελέτη (OM, μXRF, SEM/EDS) μεταλλικών τέχνεργων από ιερά της Τεγεάτιδας (10ος-7ος αι. π.Χ.)”
    Γ. Μαστροθεόδωρος, Ε. Φιλιππάκη, Ž. Tankosić, and Φ. Μαυρίδης, “Μη καταστροφική p-XRF εξέταση προϊστορικών μεταλλικών αντικειμένων από θέσεις της Καρυστίας (Ν. Εύβοια): προκαταρκτικά αποτελέσματα”
    Ε. Αλούπη-Σιώτη and Α. Καλογήρου, “Ανάλυση χρωστικών διακοσμημένης κεραμικής της πρώιμης Τελικής Νεολιθικής από το Μεγάλο Νησί Γαλάνης, Κίτρινη Λίμνη (Σαριγκιόλ) Κοζάνης”
    M. Choleva, E. Kiriatzi, N. Petropoulos, and N. S. Müller, “Shared technological milieus: defining the borders between wheelmade and hand-made production in Early Helladic Argolis”
    Σ. Μενελάου and Ο. Κουκά, “Experimenting with clays: towards the definition of local pottery production in prehistoric southern Samos”
    M. Papageorgiou, M. Kaparou, and Α. Oikonomou, “From Mycenaeans to Romans: Reflecting on early glass technology in Greece”
    I. Siotis and E. Aloupi-Siotis, “An experimental interpretation of the presence of female genitalia in Early Bronze Age ‘Frying Pan’ type ceramics from the Cyclades”
    Α. Οικονόμου, Χ. Μαραμπέα, Χ. Παπαχριστοδούλου, and Δ. Παλλές, “Μελέτη ιζήματος από το εσωτερικό Μυκηναϊκής τριποδικής χύτρας από τη Σαλαμίνα με συνδυαστικές τεχνικές XRD, XRF, SEM, Raman”

     

    Contemporary Minoans

    On 15 November 2019 an event entitled Contemporary Minoans was held in London, bringing together academics and designers from Europe to showcase the influence of Minoan culture on the global contemporary creation scene (fashion, gastronomy, music, art). Further information is available at http://www.brandingheritage.org/en/. The speakers were K. Christakis, M. Fassianou, A. Ignatiou, I. Kaberidou, L. Karali-Giannakopoulou, I. Katsaridou, C. Koumantos, E. Sapouna-Sakellarakis, S. Spantidaki, O. Stavropoulou, Y. Tseklenis, and D. Yatromanolakis

     

    SOMA 2019

    On 14-17 November 2019 the 23rd Annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2019): The International Trade Around Mediterranean was held in Koper, Slovenia. Further information is available at http://genama.info/soma/2019/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    M. Pieniążek, “Western Anatolian Coast in the Late Bronze Age: Overlooked Player in the Interregional Exchange Network?”
    A. Querci and C. Caleo, “The Seaworthiness of the Aegean Late Bronze Age Ships”

     

    Αρχαιολογικό Έργο Κρήτης

    On 21-24 November 2019 the Αρχαιολογικό Έργο Κρήτης. Archaeological Work in Crete was held in Rethymnon. Further information is available at http://www.history-archaeology.uoc.gr/en/ activities-and-research/conferences-and-symposia/pancretian-conference-archaeological-research-in-crete/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    Α. Ντάρλας, “Το έργο της Εφορείας Παλαιοανθρωπολογίας-Σπηλαιολογίας στην Κρήτη κατά την τριετία 2017- 2019”
    Δ. Μποσνάκης, “Οι αρχαιολογικές έρευνες του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης κατά την τριετία 2017-2019”
    Β. Συθιακάκη, “Το έργο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Ηρακλείου κατά την τριετία 2017-2019”
    Α. Τζιγκουνάκη, “Το έργο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Ρεθύμνου κατά την τριετία 2017-2019”
    Χ. Σοφιανού, “Το έργο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Λασιθίου κατά την τριετία 2017-2019”
    Ε. Παπαδοπούλου, “Το έργο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων κατά την τριετία 2017-2019”
    Σ. Μανδαλάκη, “Το έργο του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου Ηρακλείου κατά την τριετία 2017-2019”
    A. Christopoulou, T. Wazny, J. Moody, A. Tzigounaki, K. Giapitsoglou, and A. Fraidaki, “Dendrochronological Research in the Rethymno Region”
    Ι. Ευσταθίου, Ι. Τριανταφυλλίδη, Α. Τσίγκου, and Ε. Δασκαλάκη, “ Βραχοσκεπές στο Φαραγγούλι Αποσελέμη Ηρακλείου: Η πρώτη παρουσίαση των ανασκαφικών ερευνών”
    Κ. Γκαλανάκη, Ε. Αποστολάκη, Μ. Παπουτσάκης, and Θ. Κάσαρης, “5ο υποέργο ‘Γούρνες-Χερσόνησος’ (ΒΟΑΚ): Σωστική ανασκαφική διερεύνηση στη Θέση Φαραγγούλι”
    Κ. Γκαλανάκη, Ε. Αποστολάκη, Μ. Βολικού, Α. Καραγιάννη, Θ. Κάσαρης, Μ. Παπουτσάκης, Β. Αργίτη, and Ε. Βαγγέλη, “5ο υποέργο ‘Γούρνες-Χερσόνησος’ (ΒΟΑΚ): Σωστική ανασκαφική διερεύνηση στη Θέση Αγριανά”
    Β. Συθιακάκη, Κ. Γκαλανάκη, Γ. Κατσαλής, Ν. Βασιλάκης, Α. Αρχοντάκη, and Ρ. Πιττού, “‘Ύδωρ έχει και νήσον έχουσαν πύργον και λιμένα’. Αρχαία Χερσόνησος: Από την προϊστορία στην ιστορία, νέα ανασκαφικά δεδομένα”
    Μ. Μαυράκη-Μπαλάνου and Δ. Σαμωνάκη, “Ανασκαφή δύο λαξευμένων αποθετών μέσα σε παλαιότερο μινωικό νεκροταφείο στη θέση Κεφάλα ή Παναγιά στην Επισκοπή Πεδιάδας”
    P. Tomkins, “Knossos I-XIII: New light on Neolithic stratigraphy, phasing, contexts and chronology”
    Μ. Κρίγκα, “Iχνηλατώντας τις απαρχές και την εξέλιξη της επίθετης διακόσμησης στην κεραμική της Kεντρικής Κρήτης κατά τη Μέση και Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    C. P. Trainor, “The Hellenistic Wine Press at Knossos: Early Iron Age, Hellenistic and Early Roman Artefacts from the KWW’77 Excavations”
    F. Longo and A. Greco Alessandro, “Phaistos Project: Results of the campaign (2015-2019)”
    S. V. Todaro, “Phaistos I-X: re-assessing the relative and absolute chronology of Prepalatial Phaistos”
    I. Caloi, “Renovating the First Palace of Phaistos during the Middle Minoan IIA phase. New results on the 2017- 2019 research activities”
    A. Greco and C. Palmieri, “Mycenaean Phaistos: Νew research perspectives from Chalara”
    P. M. Militello and F. M. Carinci, “Phaistos and Ayia Triada: 2017-2019 activities by the Universities of Venice and Catania”
    F. Buscemi, M. Figuera, G. D’Agostino, and D. Aiello, “Making the most of the old digital data: From 3D survey to serious game at Phaistos”
    Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, “Η μινωική Κουμάσα ως διεπιστημονική πρόκληση”
    Δ. Χατζή-Βαλλιάνου, “Βώροι. Ένα χωριό με ιστορία 5000 χρόνων. Αποτελέσματα πρόσφατων μελετών για τους”
    Ε. Καβουλάκη, Ε. Πολιτάκη, Κ. Χατζηγιαννάκης, Κ. Μελεσανάκη, Α. Φιλιππίδης, Π. Σιώζος, Σ. Σωτηροπούλου, and Π. Πουλή, “Στοιχεία για τον τοιχογραφικό διάκοσμο του δωματίου με το αντίγραφο της τοιχογραφίας με τις πέρδικες του ‘Μινωικού Ξενώνα’ (Καραβάν Σεράι), περιφερειακού μνημείου του ανακτόρου της Κνωσού”
    Η. Λιακόπουλος, “Νέα δεδομένα από τις αυτοψίες της Εφορείας Παλαιοανθρωπολογίας-Σπηλαιολογίας που διενεργήθηκαν την τριετία 2017-2019 σε σπήλαια της Π.Ε. Ρεθύμνου”
    Ι. Τζαχίλη and Κ. Γεωργακόπουλος, “Τα ζωόμορφα ειδώλια του Βρύσινα: Μια πρώτη προσπάθεια κατηγοριοποίησης και κατανόησης της σημασίας τους”
    Ν. Δασκαλάκης, Θ. Γκανέτσος, Ε. Παπαδοπούλου, and Ί. Τζαχίλη, “Ταυτοποίηση χρωστικών σε αγγεία και ειδώλια από το Ιερό Κορυφής του Βρύσινα με μη καταστρεπτικές μεθόδους: Προκαταρκτικά αποτελέσματα”
    Α. Τζιγκουνάκη, “Η συστηματική ανασκαφή της μινωικής εγκατάστασης στο Καλό Χωράφι Μυλοποτάμου κατά την περίοδο 2017-2019”
    Γ. Τζεδάκις and Β. Κολυβάκη, “Σημεία κοπής λίθων και σημάδια λιθοξόων στη Νεκρόπολη των Αρμένων”
    R. D. Fitzsimons and D. M. Buell, “Minoans at Aghios Nikolaos: A Bronze Age Harbour Site at Khavania, Lasithi”
    Γ. Παπαδάτος, Χ. Σοφιανού, Β. Ισαακίδου, and Χ. Α. Ζηκίδη, “Η Προανακτορική περίοδος στη νοτιοανατολική Κρήτη: Νέα στοιχεία από τη σωστική ανασκαφή της βραχοσκεπής Βορνοσπηλιά Σχινοκαψάλων Ιεράπετρας”
    Χ. Α. Ζηκίδη and Χ. Σοφιανού, “Τεχνική εξειδίκευση στην Προανακτορική Κρήτη: Νέα δεδομένα από την ανάλυση της οδοντικής φθοράς στο ανθρώπινο οστεολογικό υλικό της ταφικής βραχοσκεπής στη θέση Σχινοκάψαλα Βορνοσπηλιά”
    Χ. Σοφιανού, P. P. Betancourt, T. Brogan, and M. Eaby, “Προκαταρκτικά αποτελέσματα από τις πρόσφατες ανασκαφές στο ΥΜ Ι Κτήριο Β.2 στη Χρυσή”
    Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, “Χοιρόμανδρες Ζάκρου: Ο Ανατολικός Τομέας”
    Τ. Καλατζοπούλου, “H κατοίκηση και η εκμετάλλευση των ορεινών περιοχών της ανατολικής Κρήτης κατά τη Νεοανακτορική περίοδο”
    Μ. Τσιποπούλου, “Νέα στοιχεία για την Προανακτορική περίοδο από το νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας”
    M. G. Clinton, P. P. Betancourt, and M. Tsipopoulou, “Architectural Reconstruction and Memory at Petras”
    D. W. Rupp and M. Tsipopoulou, “Strategies for Μortuary Differentiation among Εmergent Εlites at Early Minoan II Petras”
    S. C. Ferrence, A. Giumlia-Mair, P. P. Betancourt, and J. D. Muhly, “Embracing Figures: An Enigmatic Gold Pendant from the Cemetery of Petras”
    Α. Ψύχας, “Postpalatial Petras. Preliminary Report of LM IIIA-C. Architectural and Ceramic Assemblages”
    A. Simandiraki-Grimshaw and M. Tsipopoulou, “The Feline Vase from Petras in context”
    M. C. H. Dierckx, “A Spectrum of colours. Stone beads and pendants from the Petras Cemetery”
    Α. Αγελαράκης and Α. Κάντα, “The Aposelemis Neolithic Cemetery. Interim Report”
    J. Driessen, “Η ανασκαφή στο Σίσσι. Το δεύτερο πενταετές πρόγραμμα”
    F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Recent discoveries at Anavlochos (Lasithi)”
    Χ. Σοφιανού, Γ. Παπαδάτος, Τ. Καλαντζοπούλου, and Ε. Σαμαράς, “Άστυ και ενδοχώρα: Μοντέλα κατοίκησης και οικονομικής εκμετάλλευσης στη χερσόνησο του Κάβο Σίδερο από τους μινωικούς έως τους ρωμαϊκούς χρόνους”
    Α. Παπαδέα, Γ. Τσόκας, and Α. Σταμπολίδης, “Γεωσκόπηση στην Πλάτη Οροπεδίου Λασιθίου: Η παρουσίαση της έρευνας”
    A. L. D’Agata and B. Forsen, “Rethymno Hilly Countryside Archaeological Project (ReHCAP) 2019: First Year Report”
    Ε. Πρωτοπαπαδάκη, “Σωστική ανασκαφή οικοπέδου Τσαπάκη στην πόλη Χανίων”
    Κ. Κόπακα, “Η πανεπιστημιακή ανασκαφή στα Καταλύματα Γαύδου”
    Χ. Παπαδάκη, “Μινωικοί αποθέτες θεμελίωσης: Κριτήρια ταύτισης, τυπολογία, βασικά χαρακτηριστικά και ερμηνείες”
    Α. Κουκουράκη, Μ. Κλάδου and Κ. Κόπακα, “Οργάνωση και ταξινόμηση των κινητών ευρημάτων από την επιφανειακή έρευνα στη νήσο Ντία”
    Ι. Σερπετσιδάκη, “Σωστική ανασκαφική έρευνα στον Πόρο Ηρακλείου”
    Δ. Κοντοπόδη and Α. Σπηλιωτοπούλου, “Η συνέχεια της λατρείας στα ιερά της Κεντρικής Κρήτης. Η περίπτωση του Βουρβουλίτη Δήμου Γόρτυνας”
    Χ. Βέργης, Ε. Καλυβιανάκη, Σ. Κίσσα, Κ. Κουγιτάκη, Μ. Κεσσίδου, and Κ. Τσαγλιώτη, “Συντήρηση κεραμικής ενός παλαιοανακτορικού στρώματος καταστροφής από τη θέση Αγριανά Χερσονήσου (ΕΦ.Α.Η, Έργο ΒΟΑΚ Γούρνες-Χερσόνησος)”
    P. Tomkins, S. Soetens, J. H. Lopes, and D. van der Roest, “Beneath the Central Court at Knossos. Preliminary results from the 2009 geophysical survey”
    Α. Κουκουράκη and Μ. Μαρή, “Σωστικές ανασκαφικές έρευνες στο πλαίσιο του έργου ‘Ολοκλήρωση κατασκευής της οδού Αγ. ΒαρβάραΑπομαρμάς’”
    Μ. Κλάδου and Α. Καστανάκης, “Ανασκαφή ΥΜ ΙΙΙ θαλαμωτού τάφου στην περιοχή του Αλμυρού ποταμού (Γάζι). Μια πρώτη παρουσίαση”
    N. Cucuzza and S. Rizza, “A Virtual Reconstruction of the Late Minoan IIIA Shrine H at Haghia Triada”
    C. Palmieri, “Chalara up to date: An integrated approach between historical and digital documentation”
    A. Rossi, F. Di Biase, M. Musio, and F. Iannone, “On the slopes of Phaistos. New stratigraphic research in the archaeological area of Haghia Photini”
    F. Longo, A. Greco, A. Betto, and M. Pavan, “Sondages 9 and 10 (2017) in the area of Chalara at Phaistos: Results of the excavations”
    Ε. Σαπουνά-Σακελλαράκη, “Ζώμινθος 2017-2019”
    Α. Τζιγκουνάκη, Θ. Γκανέτσος, Ν. Δασκαλάκης, and Β. Κοντογιάννη, “Ταυτοποίηση χρωστικών σε θραύσματα τοιχογραφιών από τη συστηματική ανασκαφή του ΜΜΙΙΙΑ-ΥΜΙΑ συγκροτήματος στη θέση Καλό Χωράφι του Δ. Μυλοποτάμου: Προκαταρτικά αποτελέσματα”
    Α. Τζιγκουνάκη and Β. Κοντογιάννη, “Ταυτοποίηση σκωριών και μεταλλικών αντικειμένων από τη συστηματική ανασκαφή του ΜΜΙΙΙΑ-ΥΜΙΑ συγκροτήματος στη θέση Καλό Χωράφι του Δ. Μυλοποτάμου: Προκαταρτικά αποτελέσματα”
    Α. Κάντα, Χ. Ν. Σταμπολίδης, Α. Τζιγκουνάκη, Μ. Στεφανάκης, and Μ. Παπαδάκης, “Συστηματική ανασκαφή στην Ορνέ Αγίου Βασιλείου Ρεθύμνου”
    Α. Τρουλλινού, “Συντήρηση κινητών ευρημάτων από την ανασκαφή του Κεντρικού Τομέα ΙΙ της Ελεύθερνας”
    Α. Μποτωνάκη and Κ. Τουλγαρίδης, “Μελέτη προσέγγισης της κατασκευής του Νέου Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείο Ρεθύμνου”
    Ν. Stroppiana, “O Προϊστορικός κόσμος στην Προσωρινή Έκθεση του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου Ρεθύμνου: Στοχοθεσία της έκθεσης και επικοινωνία με το κοινό”
    Χ Κονταξή and Ε. Στραβοπόδη, “Σπήλαιο ‘Της του Θεού Σοφίας’ στα Τοπόλια Χανίων: Προκαταρκτικές εκτιμήσεις από την αρχαιολογική έρευνα”

  • November 2019 issue available

    Information
    29 October 2019

    The November 2019 issue of Nestor (46.8) is available as a free download

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    29 October 2019

    SCAPECON2020

    On 30 November 2019 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for SCAPECON2020: NO(E)SCAPE? Relational archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age: Breaking boundaries: negotiating change in the Aegean Bronze Age, to be held on 25-27 March 2020 in Groningen, The Netherlands. Further information is available at https://scapecon2020.sciencesconf.org/.

     

    Archaeology of the Levant

    On 15 December 2019 abstracts (250 words maximum) for posters and papers are due for a conference entitled State of the Field 2020: Archaeology of the Levant, to be held at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island from 13-14 March 2020. Further information is available at https://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/workshops/sotf2020/. Topics of discussion will include:
    • Current directions, critical trends and lacunae in archaeological research
    • Museum, archival studies, and other investigations that rely primarily on archaeological legacy data
    • The effects of colonial rule, modern geopolitics, fluctuating national boundaries, war, and migration, among many other factors on the practice and interpretations of archaeological work in the region.

     

    TAG 2020

    On 15 January 2020 session proposals are due for TAG 2020: Potentials and Limits of Big Data, to be held on 1-3 May 2020 at Stanford University; on 15 March individual paper contributions to an accepted session or a general session are due. Further information is available at https://archaeology.stanford.edu/tag2020.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    29 October 2019

    Seminars in Aegean and Cypriote Archaeology

    The program of Seminars in Aegean and Cypriote Archaeology at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been announced for autumn 2019:
    30 October 2019: J. Driessen, “In the shadow of the Minotaur? Excavations at Sissi”
    28 November 2019: L. Bombardieri, “Erimi. Identità culturale e sviluppo economico di una comunità protourbana a Cipro”
    28 November 2019: G. Graziadio, “Le reciproche influenze sulle produzioni ceramiche di Cipro e dell’Egeo dagli inizi del secondo millennio a circa il 1200 a.C.”
    29 November 2019: F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Sacred Mountain: Cult Places and Practices at Anavlochos, Crete (1750-450 BC)”

     

    Circle of Lectures

    The program of the Circle of Lectures at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens has been announced for December 2019:
    2 December 2019: Χ. Σοφιανού, “Ένας ασύλητος θαλαμοειδής τάφος Υστερομινωικής ΙΙΙΑ-Β περιόδου στο Κεντρί Ιεράπετρας”
    9 December 2019: J. Driessen, “In the shadow of the Minotaur – Recent Excavations at Sissi (Lasithi, Crete)”
    16 December 2019: Χ. Σοφιανού, Γ. Παπαδάτος, M. Eaby, and T. Brogan, “Rock Art and Round Buildings in Eastern Crete: the Case of Final Neolithic Sopata and early Minoan Mesorachi”

     

    ENE 2019

    On 6-8 November 2019 the 1st Conference on the Early Neolithic of Europe (ENE 2019) will be held at Museu Marítim de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Further information is available at https://ene2019.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Perlès, “Neolithic and the Sea”
    N. Mazzucco, “The Origins and Spread of Neolithic Harvesting Technologies from the Near East to Europe”
    B. Horejs, “Early farming communities between Anatolia, Aegean and the central Balkans”
    T. Papadakou, “Distribution of organic-tempered pottery in SE Europe and the Near East: a complex picture”
    M. Gurova, “Flint assemblages as trajectory to the Balkan Neolithization: Bulgarian case study”
    M. Grebska-Kulow, “Early Neolithic in Southwestern Bulgaria – supraregional connections”
    K. Douka, “Dating the Early Neolithic of mainland Greece, with a focus on Thessaly and Macedonia”
    I. Gjipali, “Chronological and cultural data on the Neolithization process in Albania”
    S. Souvatzi, “Socialising the landscape in the Early Neolithic of Thessaly, Greece”
    N. Nikolova, “Within and without: setting the boundaries of Early Neolithic settlement sites in Bulgaria”
    A. Angourakis, “Theory strikes back: a modelling and simulation theory building approach on the origin of agriculture”
    J. Markovic, “Dental buccal microwear and dietary strategies in the Early Neolithic of southeast Europe”
    B. Milic, “Technological responses to raw materials in the Early Neolithic Aegean and the Balkans”
    M. Georgiadis, “The Mesolithic and Early Neolithic funerary practices in the Aegean: from hunting-gathering to sedentism”
    I. Ninou, “Does ‘a mortar make a house…?’ Early Neolithic grinding and pounding stone tools from Greece: Mavropigi-Fillotsairi Kozanis”
    F. Argyris, “The manufacture of clay figurines in Early Neolithic Thessaly”

     

    Migrations in the Metal Ages

    On 9-10 November 2019 a conference entitled Where are you going? Reconsidering migrations in the Metal Ages will be held in Edinburgh. Further information is available at https://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/news-events/events/where-are-you-going-reconsidering-migrations-in-t. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    P. Stockhammer, “Mobility at the onset of the Bronze Age: A bioarchaeological perspective”
    C. Bruyere, S. Daly, and B. Molloy, “Exploring fortification and metal provenance to understand mobility in the Late Bronze Age”
    D. E. Michael, L. Fibiger, I. Moutafi, M. Katsimicha, and B. Molloy, “Exploring human mobility and social change in the Balkans and Greece c. 1200 BC from the perspective of human remains”

     

    ICAS-EMME 2

    On 12-14 November 2019 the 2nd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 2) will be held at The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at https://icasemme2.cyi.ac.cy/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    S. Manning, “Time, History and Climate in Cyprus: the Cyprus Dendrochronology Laboratory and recent progress”
    N. Papakonstantinou, T. Booth, and S. Triantaphyllou, “Human remains under the microscope of funerary taphonomy. Investigating the histological biography of the decaying body in the prehistoric Aegean”
    T. Maltas, “Crop Choice and Socio-Economic Organisation in Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
    Ö. Çizer, “Early Bronze Age communities of Western Anatolia: with a special contribution on archaeobotanical research”
    E. Margaritis, “Arboriculture and urbanism in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    A. Spyrou, “Exploring the human-cattle relationship in Bronze Age Cyprus: Archaeozoological, isotopic and ethnographic approaches”
    A. Hadjikoumis, “The road to the Bronze Age: a diachronic approach to sheep and goat husbandry in prehistoric Cyprus”
    D. Abate, M. Faka, C. Ioannou, N. Bakirtzis, S. Hermon, and O. D. Le Brun, “From Analogue to Digital: 40 years of archaeological documentation and management at the Neolithic UNESCO World Heritage site of Khirokitia”
    G. Artopoulos, I. Romanowska, and O. D. Le Brun, “Khirokitia: simulating a proto-urban site”
    V. Kilikoglou, “Archaeological materials studies and modern innovation: examples from the study of ceramics and mortars”
    P. Elefanti, G. Marshall, Ch. Stergiou, and E. Kotjabopoulou, “Raw material procurement at Boila Rockshelter, northwestern Greece, as an indicator of hunter-gatherer mobility in Greece during the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic”
    P. Mylona, M. Pomadère, and J.-D. Vigne, “The contribution of soil micromorphology for understanding the occupation styles in prehistory: Two case-studies from Cyprus and Crete”
    M. Amadio and L. Bombarideri, “Abandonment processes through the microscope lens. Microarchaeological data from Middle Bronze Age Erimi, Cyprus”
    V. Kassianidou and A. Charalambous, “Metallic and glazed artefacts from the Cypriot Chalcolithic”
    A. Charalambous, V. Kassianidou, and G. Papasavvas, “Using pXRF spectroscopy to identify ancient copper alloys: the case of LBA Enkomi (Cyprus)”
    S. Menelaou and O. Kouka, “‘ Cooking up’ pottery recipes: a diachronic technological and provenance analysis of cooking ware ceramics from prehistoric Heraion on Samos, Greece (5th to early 2nd millennia BC)”
    E. Kountouri, P. Tritsaroli, and T. Konstantakou, “Burials and human osteological remains from the Bronze Age acropolis of Aghios Ioannis in Boeotia, Greece: preliminary results of the bioarchaeological analysis”
    D. Kofel, T. Bürge, P. M. Fischer, “Crops and food choices at the Late Bronze Age site of Hala Sultan Tekke”
    M. Rousou, M. Tengberg, and O. Kouka, “The archaeobotany of Pre-Pottery Neolithic Cyprus: a synthesis of current and recent data”
    R. Winter, W. de Kock, and C. Çakirlar, “Marine vertebrate exploitation in the eastern Mediterranean c. 2500 BC - 1300 AD”
    X. Charalambidou, B. McLoughlin, and G. London, “Ancient artisans and ethno-archaeology. From Early Iron Age Naxos and Andros to modern Cyprus: first assessment and perspectives”
    S. Fouriki, E. Kiriatzi, M. Vlazaki, and B. Hallager, “‘Moving’ cooking pots in LBA Chania, Crete: local production and imports”
    C. Gardner, E. Kiriatzi, N. S. Müller, G. Giannakopoulos, K. Tsirtsi, K. Kissas, S. Müth-Frederiksen, C. Hayward, and N. M. Kristensen, “Revisiting the question of ceramic provenance in the Northern and North-eastern Peloponnese”

     

    Philistines!

    On 17 November 2019 an international conference entitled Philistines! Rehabilitating a Biblical Foe will be held at Yeshiva University Museum, New York. Free registration is available at https://philistine.bpt.me/; further information is available from 800-838-3006. The program will be:
    A. Maeir, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Changing perspectives on the Philistines”
    L. Hitchcock, “An Architectural Biography of the ‘Melbourne Megaron’ in Area A”
    A. Killebrew, “ Philistines in Philistia: Interactions Between the Pentapolis Settlements and its Hinterland During the Iron I Period”
    D. Ben Shlomo, “Philistine Society as Revealed by its Art, Iconography, and Cultic Artifacts”
    S. Frumin, “Cereals and Fruits of the Philistines – Signs of Identity and Involvement”
    J. Katz, “Dynamics of Philistine Group Identity: From Barbarism to Civilization”
    A. Koller, “Language, Script, and Philistine ‘Assimilation’ in the Iron I and Iron II Levant”
    J. Chadwick, “When Gath of the Philistines became Gath of Judah”
    S. Holtz, “Jeremiah’s Prophecy to the Philistines (Jer. 47) as Literature and History”

     

    Crete in the LM II-IIIA2 Early Period

    On 21-23 November 2019 a conference entitled One State, Many Worlds: Crete in the LM II-IIIA2 Early Period will be held in Khania, Crete. Further information is available at http://192.167.229.4/chania2019/index.php. The program will be:
    T. Whitelaw, “LM II-IIIA2 Knossos in Context”
    A. L. D’Agata and L. Girella, “Crete in the LM II-IIIA Period. Material Entanglements, Shifting Identities and International Connections: Towards an ‘Open Society?’”
    E. Hallager, “Greek-Swedish Excavations: the LM II and IIIA1 Period”
    B. Hallager, “Kydonia in the LM II-IIIA Period”
    E. Papadopoulou, “LM II-IIIA1 Aptera in the Knossian Sphere of Influence”
    Y. Tzedakis and V. Kolivaki, “The Cemetery of Armenoi (Rethymno) in the LM IIIA1-IIIA2 Early Period”
    Y. Galanakis, “An Epistemological Debate? Understanding the Formation of Local-scale Group Identities in the Funerary Record of LM II-IIIA Knossos”
    C. F. Macdonald, “Architectural Continuity, Renovation and Innovation in the Town and Palace of Knossos, LM IB-IIIIA1”
    A. Kanta, “Cult in the Final Palatial Period at Knossos: The Fetish Shrine of the Religious Centre of the City and Its Foundation. Historical Evidence from New Material”
    J. Weingarten, “The Use and Re-use of Gold Rings in Knossos after the LM IB Destructions”
    J. Driessen and O. Mouthuy, “The Late Minoan II-IIIA2 Linear B Archives at Knossos”
    M. Andreadaki-Vlazaki, “The Arrival of ‘Mycenaeans’ in the Area of Khania: Legend and Archaeology”
    J. M. A. Murphy, “Imports, Imitation, and Influence: The Complex Relationship between Pylos and Crete”
    M. C. Nelson, “The Palace of Nestor at Pylos and the Development of Its Masonry”
    A. Vasilogambrou, E. Kardamaki, P. Day, and V. Hachtmann, “Pottery Production and Consumption at Ayios Vasileios during LH IIIA and the Cretan Connections”
    J. C. Wright, “Socio-political Disorder and a New Political Economy at Knossos”
    D. Nakassis, “The Innocence of Facticity: ‘Mycenaean’ Knossos in its Aegean Context”
    V. Petrakis, “The Beginnings of Linear B and Literate Administration on the Greek Mainland”
    F. Blakolmer, “Many States, One World of Images? Some Thoughts on the Position of the Iconography of LM II-IIIA Crete in Its Wider Aegean Context”
    G. Rethemiotakis and K. S. Christakis, “The Changing Aspects of a Palatial Site: The LM IIIA Workshop Complex at Galatas and Its Implications for Understanding LM II-IIIA Pediada”
    C. Langohr, “Coping with Cultural Transformation and Continuity in East Crete during LM II-IIIA2 Early: A Ceramic Perspective”
    J. S. Soles, “Mycenaeans at Mochlos, an Update”
    P. Betancourt, S. Sarasin, and L. Kolonauski, “The Shrine of Eileithyia at Inatos in LM II to LM III Crete”
    M. Buell, “Down and Out in East Crete: Transformation and Change at Gournia and the Isthmus of Ierapetra from LM IB (Late) to the End of the IIIA2 Period”
    L. Platon, “On the Dating of the Establishment and the Origin of the First Inhabitants of the Post-palatial Settlement at Kephali, Chondros (District of Viannos)”
    C. Knappett and T. F. Cunnigham, “Palaikastro and Its Territory in LM II-IIIA1”
    M. Zoitopoulos, “A View from the Far East: The Reoccupation of the Zakros Settlement after the LM IB Destruction”
    J. Rutter (Conclusions)
    M. Galaty (Conclusions)

     

    AIA 2020

    On 2-5 January 2020 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2020) will be held in Washington, D.C. Further information is available at http://www.archaeological.org. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. B. Scott and C. H. Roosevelt, “Burned Out: Contextual and Volumetric Analysis of Hearths and Ovens at Bronze Age Kaymakçı, Western Anatolia”
    E. Unlu, “Late Bronze IIb Period at Tarsus-Gözlükule, Turkey”
    C. Atkins, “Of Unfinished Anchors and Maritime Trade Networks: a View from Maroni Tsaroukkas, Cyprus”
    K. Foster, “Mari and the Minoans”
    J. W. Lehner, E. Kuruçayırlı, N. Hirschfeld, M. Jansen, D. Langis-Barsetti, and S. Martin, “The Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck Ingot Cargo: New Research in Provenance, Composition, and 3D Morphometrics”
    N. G. Blackwell and N. Hirschfeld, “Reassessing the bronze objects from the Cape Gelidonya shipwreck in light of recent discoveries”
    B. E. Burns, “Beyond Boeotia: Mycenaean Eleon’s Extraregional and International Connections”
    A. M. Genova, “Separate but not Isolated: Foreign Travelogues and their Impact on Cretan Archaeology (c. 1660-1840)”
    A. Gaggioli, “Decolonizing Aegean Prehistory: a Postcolonial Critique of the Prehistory/History Divide in Greek Archaeology”
    E. Margaritis, C. Renfrew, M. Boyd, I. Legaki, G. Gavalas, M. Floquet, M. Georgakopoulou, M. Gkouma, J. Herbst, G. Kazatzis, A. Krijnen, N. Meyer, and I. Moutafi, “Centralisation and Monumentality in the Early Bronze Age Cyclades: New Excavations at Dhaskalio”
    E. Gorogianni, “Small World to Big World: Transformations in the Middle Bronze Age Cyclades”
    T. Carter, K. Mallinson, V. Mastrogiannopoulou, M. N. Pareja, G. Tsartsidou, T. Wong, C. Diffey, and D. Athanasoulis, “A New Minoan-Type Peak Sanctuary on Stelida, Naxos”
    A. R. Knodell, D. Athanasoulis, and Z. Tankosic, “The Small Cycladic Islands Project 2019: A Survey of Uninhabited Islands Near Paros”
    G. Erny, “Beyond site size hierarchies: reconsidering small survey sites on Crete”
    C. Fine, “Putting My Best Leg Forward: Ritual Vessels, Neolithic Exchange Networks, and Prehistoric Corinth”
    C. J. Kocurek, “Sherd by Sherd: A Quantitative Analysis of the Miniature Pottery from the SE Ramp Deposits at Ancient Eleon, Boeotia”
    L. Kaiser, “Through Thick and Thin: Identifying Multiculturalism and Personhood through the Evolution of Cooking Wares at Prepalatial Mochlos”
    I. Caloi, “Why Use the Wheel-Throwing Technique at Middle Minoan II (1800-1700 BC) Phaistos, Crete? Combining Experimental Archaeology with Macroscopic Analysis and Contextual Information”
    R. Vykukal, F. Mavridis, and Z. Tankosic, “Beeswax in Storage Jars: Implications for Storage Practices in the Early Bronze Age via Organic Residue Analysis”
    B. B. Wilemon, Jr., M. L. Galaty, and D. Nakassis, “Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Analysis of the Pylos Linear B Tablets”
    C. R. Hershenson, “Beyond Vernacular and Elite: Dependencies and Gradations of Social Status in Prepalatial Minoan Architecture”
    J. Flood, S. Pike, J. S. Soles, and D. Faulmann, “Palatial Stone Masonry and Transport: A New Geochemical Study of Minoan Ashlar and Quarries in East Crete”
    I. Tzonou, “Cyclopean Walls on Acrocorinth: Mycenaean Presence or Not?”
    K. A. Jazwa, “The Maa-Palaeokastro Architectural Documentation Project”
    C. F. Cloke, E. D. Breden, Q. Gregory, and E. C. Egan, “Re-Inventing the (Potter’s) Wheel: Modeling 3D Vessels from 2D Drawings”
    K. T. Glowacki and N. L. Klein, “Architectural Context and Aspects of Ritual Behavior at Late Minoan IIIC Kavousi Vronda”
    T. Krapf, “Late Bronze Age Central Euboea – An Update from the Swiss-Greek excavations at Amarynthos / a-ma-ru-to”
    K. Mallinson and T. Carter, “Knossian Religious Influence in the Cyclades? A Minoan Stone Ladle from Stelida, Naxos”
    D. B. Roberson, “An Investigation into the Intensity of Pottery Production in Lerna III”
    J. S. Smith, “Cypriot Art at the Ringling Museum: A New Gallery”
    R. Vykukal, F. Mavridis, and Z. Tankosic, “Biomolecular Investigations into the Use of Early Bronze Age Sauceboats from Ayia Triada Cave, Greece”
    M. Devolder, “Palatial Neighbors. Comparing Elite Architectural Features in the Palace at Malia and the Court-Centered Building at Sissi”
    T. Sager, A. Schmiit, and C. Girardi, “Building 18 at Sissi: a Neopalatial house tomb?”
    M. N. Pareja, “Observations on Sissi Plasters: Zones 4 and 5”
    J. Driessen, “Keeping up with the Joneses? The Central Building at Sissi”
    T. Claeys, “The Sissi Preservation Program: An Integrated and Participatory Approach for a Stronger Synergy between Archaeology, Preservation, and Presentation”
    S. Déderix and A. Schmitt, “Burying the Dead in Late Prepalatial and Protopalatial Crete. New Evidence from the Cemetery of Sissi (Zone 9)”
    L. Magna, “Investigating Cultural Sediments at Sissi through Microarchaeology”
    I. Caloi, “Consuming Pottery at Early Prepalatial Sissi. Preliminary Observations on the EM IIA and B Ceramic Deposits from the Settlement”
    J. Bintliff, “The Paradox of Regional Studies: Distinctive Introverted Communities with Histories and Prehistories of Internal and External Population Mobility. The Case of Boeotia, Central Greece in the Iron Age”
    N. Mac Sweeney, T. E. Şerifoğlu, A. Collar, and S. Eve, “From the Mountains to the Shore: Mobility in Iron Age Rough Cilicia”
    V. Klontza-Jaklova, T. Pavloň, M. Hlavica, I. Navrátilová, A. Geisler, T. Krofta, and M. Klontzas, “New Archaeological Project in Southern Albania: Upper Kurvelesh (dist. Tepelene)”
    S. Kirkpatrick Smith and M. Eaby, “It’s a Hard-Knock Life: Childhood on Chryssi Island, Greece”
    Z. Tankosic, F. Mavridis, and P. Zafeiriadis, “Gourimadi Archaeological Project: Preliminary Results of the Second Excavation Season”
    S. Déderix, N. Papadimitriou, A. Balitsari, G. Cantoro, A. Efstathiou, M. Nazou, and R. Laffineur, “Prehistoric Thorikos (Greece, Attica) – Preliminary Results from the Settlement”
    A. Dakouri-Hild, E. Andrikou, A. Agapiou, S. Davis, A. Agapiou, P. Bes, X. Charalambidou, M. Chidiroglou, T. Kinnaird, W. Rourk, K. Sarri, and A. Yangaki, “The Kotroni Archaeological Survey Project (KASP) at Ancient Afidna in Northern Attica: Results of the First Season (2019)”
    A. Koh, I. Liritzis, and I. Roy, “The Natural and Cultural Environment of Southern Phokis: The Plain of Desfina”
    M. E. Voyatzis, D. Gilman Romano, and A. Karapanagiotou, “Excavation and Survey at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion, Summer 2019”
    S. C. Murray, C. Pratt, R. P. Stephan, M. C. McHugh, G. K. Erny, K. Psoma, B. Lis, M. Godsey, M. Nazou, D. Nakassis, and P. Sapirstein, “The 2019 Bays of East Attica Regional Survey (BEARS) Project: New Evidence for the Archaeology of the Bay of Porto Raphti”
    B. Martens, “The Prehistoric Cemetery on the North Bank of the Eridanos River, Athens: New Finds from the Agora Excavations”
    B. Burke and B. Dimova, “Early Mycenaean Cloth from Tomb 10 at Ancient Eleon in Boeotia”
    J. M. R. Engstrom and N. P. Herrmann, “Tomb 11 at Ancient Eleon (Boeotia): An Early Mycenaean Ossuary in a Built Funerary Environment”
    F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “The Early Iron Age Cemetery of Anavlochos, Crete”
    C. Judson, “A First Look at the Ceramic Assemblages from the Cemetery at Anavlochos”
    T. Palaima, “Pylos Ta 716: An Accurate Reading of an Essential Text for Understanding Mycenaean Ritual Practice”
    M. Beeler, “Seals, Feasts, and Collective Action in Early Bronze Age Greece”
    B. Morda, “Marketing in Neopalatial Crete: The Case of the Talismanic Seals and their Possible Socio-Political Implications”
    B. R. Jones, “Bringing the Minoan Fragmentary Relief Frescoes from Pseira to Life: New Reconstructions of the Murals, Figures, Costumes, Textiles and Jewelry”
    J. Rutter, “Setting the Table for the Feast to Come: Jack Davis’ Works on Aegean Bronze Age Pottery”
    J. F. Cherry, “Jack Davis and Islands”
    C. Runnels, “The Deposit-Centered Survey as a Method for Discovering Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Sites in Greece”
    O. Lafe, “Jack L. Davis and the ‘Modern Concept’ of Doing Archaeology in Albania”
    K. Shelton, “By the Sword of Perseus or the Bow of Herakles? Developing a ‘Hinterland’ in the Early Mycenaean Period”
    S. Stocker, “Jack Davis at Pylos”
    I. Moutafi, Y. Galanakis, and P. Karkanas, “It All Starts in the Field: How to Improve the Excavation of Human Remains in Mycenaean Mortuary Contexts and Why it Matters”
    G. C. Price, K. Shelton, and L. Kvapil, “Parts and Parcels: Insights into the Scalar Nature of Late Bronze Age Collective Identity through the Individual”
    A. Nafplioti, “Provenance, Bones and Strontium Isotopes”
    E. Nikita, “Family Matters: Bioarchaeological Perspectives into Mycenaean Kinship”
    K. Stiles and M. Liston, “Slinging Bullets: Studying Mycenaean Warfare through Skeletal Remains”
    O. A. Jones, “Bioarchaeological Research of Mycenaean Mortuary Practices: Current State and Ways Forward”
    E. Vika and A. Papathanasiou, “Mulling over Mycenaean diets”
    M. E. Eckert, “Sanctuaries of Aphrodite: Multicultural Contact Zones in the Context of International Seaborne Trade in the Late Bronze and Iron Age”
    I. S. Sanches, “Pathways to the Past. Travelling to Cult Places of Abandoned Settlements in the Cyclades in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age: A Case Study of Ayia Irini in Kea”
    B. Molloy, “Analyzing mobility and conflict during the collapse of the Bronze Age in the Aegean and Balkans”
    J. Hruby, “The Palace of Nestor Falls Down; Then What?”
    R. Worsham and M. Lindblom, “Peopling Malthi: Estimating the Population of an LH I-II Settlement”
    S. Heuck Allen, “Engaged Scholarship: the Liberal Education of Harriet Boyd, Survival and Success in Crossing the Gender Divide in Early Aegean Archaeology”
    S. V. Todaro and P. D. Tomkins, “Knossos, Phaistos, and the Neolithics of Crete: New Light on Chronology, Connectivity and Cultural Divergence before the Bronze Age”
    L. Oberlin, “From Coarse to Fine and all through Time: Trickle Pattern Ware from the Early to Late Bronze Age on Crete”
    G. Doudalis, “A View from the Center: Ceramic Consumption in Middle Minoan IIB Sector Pi at Malia”
    R. Dewan, “Small but Mighty: Miniature Ceramic Vessels in MM IB-LM IB Minoan Settlements on Crete”
    R. A. K. Smith, “New Evidence from Late Minoan I Pottery Deposits at Gournia”
    H. W. Haskell, “Cretan Overseas Connections In Late Minoan IIIC: The Contribution of Transport Stirrup Jars”

  • October 2019 issue available

    Information
    01 October 2019

    The October 2019 issue of Nestor (46.7) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    01 October 2019

    Graduate Student Conference at UCLA Cotsen Institute

    On 1 November 2019 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the Eight Graduate Student Conference at the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology on the theme “Experiencing Destruction and Regeneration in Archaeology,” to be held on 7-8 February 2020. Further information is available at https://ioa.ucla.edu/grad-conference-2020. Abstracts may be sent to archaeogradcon@ioa.ucla.edu.

     

    EAA AM 2020

    On 7 November 2019 proposals for sessions are due for the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2020): Networking! to be held in Budapest from 26-30 August 2020. From 18 December 2019 until 13 February 2020 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 22 April 2020 registration and payment is due from presenters (first authors). Further information and forms are available at https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2020. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:
    Networks, networking, and communication: the archaeology of interactions
    From Limes to regions: archaeology of borders, connections, and roads
    Sustainable archaeology and heritage management in an unsustainable world
    Waterscapes: archaeology and heritage of fresh waters
    Theories and methods in archaeology: interactions between disciplines
    Embedded in European archaeology: the Carpathian Basin
    25 years after: The changing world and EAA’s impact since the 1995 EAA Annual Meeting in Santiago

     

    Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

    On 18 November 2019 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the Ninth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference, to be held on 22 February 2020 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Further information and the forms for submission are available at https://classics.utk.edu/ugcc.php

     

    BANEA 2020

    On 1 December 2019 abstracts (200 words maximum) for presentations and posters are due for the 2020 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2020), to be held on 9-11 January 2020 at the University of Oxford, with the main theme of “Critical Debates in the Archaeology of the Middle East.” Further information is available at http://banealcane.org/banea/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    01 October 2019

    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule of speakers for 2019-2020, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Further information is available at https://nyabac.tumblr.com/.
    10 October 2019: E. Margaritis, “Farming the Marginal Landscapes of the Aegean Bronze Age: The Site of Dhaskalio in the Cycladic Archipelago”
    12 November 2019: K. Polinger Foster
    6 February 2020: L. V. Watrous
    30 April 2020: T. Palaima

     

    Mycenaean Seminars in London

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2019-2020, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm and are held in Ground Floor room G22. Further information is available at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/seminar-lecture-series.
    16 October 2019: G. Baldacci, “Before the ‘Royal Villa’: Investigating the Protopalatial levels of Hagia Triada”
    13 November 2019 (room 349): I. Moutafi, “Towards a Social Bioarchaeology of the Mycenaean Period: Human bones, burial practices and ideological shifts in Late Bronze Age Achaea”
    4 December 2019: E. Oddo, “Fine Sherds and Blue Monkeys: Re-investigating the House of the Frescoes at Knossos”
    15 January 2020: U. Günkel-Maschek, “Small step, Big impact: A new interpretation of the Procession Fresco from Knossos”
    12 February 2020: B. Davis, “Using Linguistic Methods to Investigate Undeciphered Aegean Scripts”
    11 March 2020: R. Koehl, “Recent Evidence for Interconnections between the Aegean and Tel Atchana (ancient Alalakh) from the Middle Bronze into the Iron Age”
    20 May 2020, 5:00 PM: R. Orgeolet, “Layers of memory. 2009-2019: Ten years of excavations and research at Kirrha (Phocis, Greece)”

     

    Helene J. Kantor Centennial Symposium

    On 4-5 October 2019 a Symposium on the Occasion of the Helene J. Kantor Centennial will be held at the Penn Museum. Further information is available at http://www.arce-pa.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    T. Tartaron, “Helene Kantor and Aegean-Near Eastern Connections: An Update from the West”
    U. Matić, “Helene J Kantor and the Aegean-Egyptian Interconnections: Theoretical and Methodological Background of Her Work and Its Legacy”
    B. A. Judas, “The ‘International Style’ in Egypt”

     

    European Islands

    On 15-16 November 2019 a conference and edited book entitled European Islands Between Isolated and Interconnected Life Worlds: Interdisciplinary Long-Term Perspectives will be held at the University of Tübingen. Further information is available at https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/agenta/european-islands-between-isolated-and-interconnected-life-worlds/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Jazwa, “Settlement Planning during a Crisis: The Case of Maa-Palaeokastro (Cyprus)”
    S. Menelaou, “Shifting modes of insularity and connectivity in the east Aegean during the third millennium BC: the view from pottery analysis”

     

    ASOR 2019

    On 20-23 November 2019 the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR 2019) will be held in San Diego, CA. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    E. H. Cline, “Dirt, Digging, Dreams, and Drama: Why Presenting Proper Archaeology to the Public is Crucial for the Future of Our Field”
    A. Pinto, “Experimental Approach of the Cretan Clay Sistrum”
    C. Kearns, G. Andreou, K. Fisher, C. Fulton, and S. Manning, “Cityscape Interfaces: Comparative Studies of Long-Term Urban Complexes in South Central Cyprus”
    B. Davis, “Minoan Cross-Craft Connections: Evidence That Some Minoan Precious-Metalsmiths Were Also Scribes”
    E. Anderson, “Bodies, Walls, and Cloth: Shared Experience in Making Frescoes and Textiles in the Aegean Bronze Age”
    A. Simmons, “Location, Location, Location: Early Cypriot Neolithic Use of Upland Areas, the Case of Ais Giorkis”
    A. McCarthy, “The First Potters at Prastio: Refining the Neolithic Sequence in Western Cyprus”
    K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Village Politics in Prehistoric Cyprus: Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia, 2017–2019”
    L. Crewe, “Recent Excavations at Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia”
    P. Waiman-Barak, T. Bürge, R. Shahack-Gross, and P. Fischer, “Provenance Analysis of Ceramics and Stone Anchors from Hala Sultan Tekke: Evidence for Intra-Island and Interregional Trade Connections during the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Arnold, D. Fulton, and J. Fulton, “Feeding Ashkelon: An Isotopic Investigation of Animal Resources at the Philistine City during the Iron Age I”
    G. Bourogiannis, “Cypriot Connectivity in the Mediterranean (CyCoMed) from the Late Bronze Age to the Classical Period: Archaeology, Texts, and Some Coins”
    T. Petit, “The Geometric Period Palace of Amathus, Cyprus”
    P. Stockhammer, E. Skourtanioti, C. Jeong, M. Akar, F. Balossi, Y. Erdal, S. Eisenmann, M. Frangipane, T. Ingman, P. Matthiae, G. Palumbi, F. Pinnock, U. Schoop, R. Shafiq, K. A. Yener, W. Haak, and J. Krause, “Population Dynamics in Prehistoric Anatolia from a Bioarchaeological Perspective”
    H. Sha and M. Artzy, “Late Bronze Age Cypriot Trade Networks as Perceived from the Haifa/Akko Bay and the Carmel Coast”
    M. Edrey, “Shipwreck or Sunken Votives: The Underwater Site of Shavei Zion Revisited”
    C. Roosevelt, P. Pavúk, and P. Demján, “Middle and Late Bronze Age Kaymakçı: New Data for Chronology and Connectivity in Western Anatolia”
    W. Crist, “The Ludic Lingua Franca: Games and Interconnections in the Ancient Near East”
    K. Shelton, “Late Bronze Age ‘Houses’ at Mycenae: Domestic and Industrial Complexity in the Palatial Period”
    E. Miller Bonney, “Altered States on Bronze Age Crete”
    C. Tully, “Understanding the Language of Trees: Ecstatic Experience and Interspecies Communication in Late Bronze Age Crete”
    D. Ilan, “The Kernos and Psychotropic Substances”
    N. Papalexandrou, “Vision as Ecstatic Experience in the Ancient Mediterranean”
    C. Scott and C. Roosevelt, “Sediments and Citadels: Using Geochemistry to Explore Spatial Organization at Kaymakçı, Western Turkey”
    K. Streit and F. Höflmayer, “The Austrian-Israeli Expedition to Tel Lachish—Results from Three Seasons of Excavation”
    L. Webster, “The Middle to Late Bronze Age Transition from a 14C Perspective: The Contribution of the Tracing Transformations Project”
    R. Kulick, F. Berna, and K. Fisher, “Settlement Activity and Site Formation at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus: Evidence from Geoarchaeology”
    E. Ridder, P. Fall, S. Pilaar Birch, M. Metzger, and S. Falconer, “Stable Isotope Inference of Environmental Change, Town Abandonment, and Redevelopment in the Southern Levant and Cyprus”
    B. Clark, “Cypriot Pottery as an Indicator for Adaptive Trade Networks”
    K. Cantu, R. Norris, G. Papatheodorou, I. Liritzis, D. Langgut, M. Geraga, and T. E. Levy, “Climate Change and Anthropogenic Erosion in the Coastal Mycenaean World—Potami Bay, Gulf of Corinth, Greece”
    L. Steel, “Becoming a Woman in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    L. Lucas, “Shifting Harvests: Archaeobotanical Contributions to Our Understanding of the Cypriot Chalcolithic–Bronze Age Transition”

     

    Stellar Ventures

    On 12-15 December 2019 a conference entitled Stellar Ventures: From the Shores of Crete to the Plains of Macedonia will be held in honour of Professor Stelios Andreou at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Further information is available at http://toumba.web.auth.gr/-/index.php/en/publications/conference and http://toumba.web.auth.gr/-/index.php/el/nea/126-diethnes-synedrio-pros-timin-tou-kathigiti-steliou-andreou. The provisional program is:
    J. Davis and S. Stocker: Keynote Lecture
    A. Papanthimou, “Ο προϊστορικός οικισμός του Αρχοντικού Γιαννιτσών στο πολιτισμικό πλαίσιο της ΠΕΧ ΙΙΙ-αρχή ΜΕΧ”
    K. Wardle and D. Wardle, “Assiros Toumba: retrospect and prospect”
    C. Koukouli-Chrysanthaki, “Ανατολική Μακεδονία: από την Εποχή του Χαλκού στην Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου”
    C. Ziota, “Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού: terra incognita στον αρχαιολογικό χάρτη της Φλώρινας”
    E. Vasileiou, “A life without palaces: settlement, economy and society in the fringe of the Mycenaean World. The case of Epirus”
    P. Halstead, “Farming and food production in Bronze Age Macedonia: fringe or frontier?”
    A. Karathanou, E. Gkatzogia, D. Kotsachristou, M. Ntinou, M. Mangafa, and S.-M. Valamoti, “Archaeobotanical research at Thessaloniki Toumba: 34 years of investigations”
    R. Veropoulidou, “Purple dye production in the Aegean Bronze Age: the shell evidence”
    A. Vasileiadou, D. Nikolaidou, and S. Chronaki, “We are what we eat. An environmental and sociocultural perspective on the interpretation of faunal remains in Toumba, Thessaloniki”
    D. Margomenou, M. Roumbou, and S. Kirillidou, “Multi-stranded approaches to the study of food storage: a case-study from LBA Thessaloniki Toumba”
    E. Kiriatzi, “From pots to people: who were the potters in Late Bronze Age Central Macedonia?”
    I. Mavroidi and E. Kiriatzi, “Traditions of making and using pottery in an Early Bronze Age community in central Macedonia: the case of Agios Athanasios”
    E. Vliora, E. Kiriatzi, and K. Psaraki, “Diversions from the local tradition? The case of the Red Slipped Ware from Thessaloniki Toumba and neighbouring sites during the final Late Bronze Age”
    Y. Papadias, V. Kilikoglou, E. Kiriatzi, and K. Kotsakis, “Variability, homogeneity, omission or just a change in taste: investigating the incised pottery tradition in EIA Macedonia”
    R. Christidou and K. Chondros, “Bone artifacts of the late 2nd millennium BC: a discussion based on evidence from Thessaloniki Toumba”
    Y. Venieri, “Η κεραμεική παραγωγή στην περιφέρεια της Φαιστού κατά την παλαιοανακτορική περίοδο: η περίπτωση του μεσομινωϊκού οικισμού στο Αποδούλου Αμαρίου”
    E. Zachou, “Η πρώιμη εποχή του Χαλκού στην ανατολική Λοκρίδα: oι οικισμοί του Προσκυνά και του Μήτρου”
    A. Batziou, “The LBA Thessaly: results and perspectives”
    M. Efthimiadou, “Palatial and non-palatial industrial production in Mycenaean Greece”
    M. Paipeti, “Domestic space in Mycenaean Greece”
    G. Cadogan, “Unmuddling Middle Minoan: Professor Stelios Andreou’s thread in a Cretan labyrinth”
    K. Sbonias, “Settlement trajectories in the island complex of Santorini in the Bronze Age: Thera and Therasia”
    A. Touchais and G. Touchais, “Middle Helladic society: power versus kinship”
    J. Bennet, “Texts in action: how did writing effect power in LBA Aegean polities?”
    R. Jung, “Mycenaean pottery around the Mediterranean”
    S. Triantaphyllou, “Burials on the go. The manipulation of the dead in the prehistoric Aegean under a taphonomic point of view”
    K. Efkleidou, “Beyond kinship: the OIKOS paradigm as an alternative to understanding social organization in the Argolid during the Late Bronze Age”
    S. Nanoglou, “‘We, the people’: constituent moments in Aegean prehistory”
    N. Valasiadis, “The ‘Battle of Crete’ war cemeteries”
    N. Efstratiou, “Island archaeology through the paradigms of recent approaches: the case of Lemnos”
    L. Vokotopoulos, “Μορφή των εγκαταστάσεων και χρήσεις του αγροτικού τοπίου στην Ανατολική Κρήτη κατά την Παλαιοανακτορική και τη Νεοανακτορική εποχή: συνέχειες και τομές”
    E. Tsiolaki, “The Early Bronze Age period in Southwestern Messenia: contextualizing the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project evidence”
    A. Krahtopoulou, “The many wonders of western Thessaly”
    M. Pappa and J. Czebreszuk, “The Anthemous valley archaeological project”
    J. Wright, “Hellenism’s most sacred site: the acropolis as a topos for Greek identity”
    C. Morgan, “A century of navigation: steering the pre- and proto-history of the Ionian Islands”
    J. Whitley, “Bridging the narrative divide: Bild und Lied before and after the ‘Dark Ages’”
    K. Kotsakis, “Archeology in the 2020s: will the (real) scientists in the room please rise?”
    L. Stefani and A. Shapland, “Aegean prehistory in Crete and Macedonia in the wake of Venizelo”
    D. Panagiotopoulos, “(Un-) central places. Exploring the ancient and modern potential of marginal landscapes”
    K. Kasvikis, “Archaeology and education today: a theoretical framework and the Greek case”
    A. Koussoulakou, “Archaeological mapping: past and present”
    P. Patias, D. Kaimaris, and T. Roustanis, “A new beginning”
    E. Lemos: Conference Epilogue

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