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Climate Change and Preservation Management

On 2-3 April 2012 a colloquium entitled Climate Change and the Preservation Management of Archaeological Sites will be held at the Acropolis Museum, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.inherity.org. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

E. Kyriakidis, "Climate Change Impact on Values of Minoan Archaeological Sites"

Classics Goes Green

On 21 April 2012 a graduate student conference entitled Classics Goes Green: Interactions with the Environment will be held at the Univesity of Cincinnati. Further information is available at http://classics.uc.edu/index.php/graduate/classicsgsga. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

K. Necciai, "Geoarchaeological Investigations into Bronze Age Aegean Terracing"

A. Knodell and E. Oddo, "Shared Processes in Ceramic and Metallurgical Industries in Minoan Crete"

Multiple Mediterranean Realities

On 26-28 April 2012 an international conference entitled Multiple Mediterranean Realities - Spaces, Resources, Connectivity will be held at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Further information is available at http://www.zms.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/veranstaltungen/event00033.html.en. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

C. von Rüden, "Making the Way through the Sea in Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

A. B. Knapp, "Prehistoric Cyprus: A 'Crossroads' of Interaction?"

H. Friese, "Transnational Mobilities and Cultural Resources"

W. Gauß and G. Klebinder-Gauß, "The Chance of a Lack. Landscape and Economy at Aegina"

A. Collar, "Using Networks to Explore the Spread of Religious Ideas in the Mediterranean"

J. Driessen and Q. Letesson, "Minoan Lines. Levels of Connectivity in the Cretan Bronze Age"

Y. Hamilakis, "Producing Mediterraneaness through Material Heritage"

8th ICAANE

On 30 April–4 May 2012 the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (8th ICAANE) will be held in Warsaw, Poland. Further information is available at http://www.8icaane.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. J. Nazaroff, "Social Complexity and Source Entanglement in Anatolia: A Case-Study from the Neolithic Chert Assemblage at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

C. Sauvage, "Fish vs. ships: Characterization of Social Groups in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

A. U. Türkcan, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: Surveys in Challenging Landscapes of North-Western Anatolian Valleys"

L. Czerniak, "From 'history houses' to cult structures. The emergence of rituals out of domestic space at Çatalhöyük East towards the end of the 7th millennium BC"

F. Tulek and B. Ogüt, "Prehistoric Pottery of the Osmaniye Province in East Cilicia: A Holistic Approach"

T. van de Velde, "Townships and villages at margin of the Near East: examples from LBA Greece"

Between Life and Death

On 11-12 May 2012 an international postgraduate research conference entitled Between Life and Death: Interactions Between Burial and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East will be held at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available at http://www.bladconference.co.uk/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

D. Smith, "Variations on a theme: mortuary regionalism in the Final Neolithic and Early Helladic Peloponnese"

A. Nolan-Webster, "Ritual practices of the Early Bronze Age Cyclades, exploring ideas of skeletal manipulation and the second funeral"

J. Gaynor, "A ceremony without words – the role of ritual specialists within Early Bronze Age burial contexts in Southern Crete"

B. Legarra Herrero, "Cemeteries are full of indispensable men: elites, the funerary record and the understanding of state formation in Bronze Age Crete"

M. Miller, "Changing mortuary customs? A study of the Late Minoan chamber tombs in the Knossos valley"

K. Leith, "Threads of lives: the deposition of spindle whorls and shifting gender identities in Middle Helladic and Late Mycenaean burial practice"

L. Phialon, "Aegean warrior and artisan graves: towards an interpretation of social complexity in the 2nd millennium BC"

A. Labrude, "Abandoned settlements reused as burial sites in Crete and the ancient Mediterranean from the Bronze to Iron Age"

L.-C. Rizzotto, "Burying the dead, manipulating bodies and shaping identities in Early Iron Age Crete"

A. Aubignac, "Treatment of the corpse: a system of social differentiation. The case of early Iron Age Cretan burials"

E. Fournier, "Toiletry items in the Late Bronze Age graves in Greece"

P. Bulmer, "Warrior graves and regional identity after the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system"

S. Farnham, "Mortuary ritual as evidence for pollution and purity: the Argolid and Corinthia during the Early Iron Age of Greece"

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