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CAA 2023

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

 

ICAP2023

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

 

Relations between the Indus and the Aegean

On 15 September 2022 offers of papers are due for an international workshop on Relations between the Indus and the Aegean in the Bronze Age, to be held on 3-4 December 2022 at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Offers of papers should be sent to Prof. Robert Arnott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

23rd European Meeting of Paleopathology Association

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

 

EAA AM 2022

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

 

2022 Connected Past 

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

Prehistoric lakeshore settlements in South-East Europe

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

YRA 5

On 3 July 2022 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the fifth workshop entitled Young Researchers in Archaeometry (YRA 5), to be hosted online on 5¬–6 September 2022 by the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Abstracts, with authors’ names, titles, and institutions should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at https://yrarchaeometry.weebly.com/.

 

Cultural Continuity, Change, and Interaction

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

 

Interconnective Approaches to the Ancient World

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

 

TAG–US Archaeology of Transformation

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

WAC – 9

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

 

Ventris at 100

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

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