Aegean Seminar

On 16-17 April 2012 I. Pini delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar and the University of Zagreb entitled "The History of Minoan Glyptic in the Early and Middle Minoan Period (ca. 2400-1700 B.C.)" and "Minoan and Mycenaean Signet Rings". Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SAA 2012

On 18-22 April 2012 the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2012) was held in Memphis, TN. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

A. Simmons, "The First Cypriot Villagers: the Case from Ais Giorkis, a Unique Early Neolithic Upland Site"

D. Bar-Yosef, "Mollusc shell research at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

W. Carleton, J. Conolly, and M. Collard, "Modeling the depopulation of the East Mound at Çatalhöyük"

B. Boz and L. Hager, "Making Sense of Social Behavior from Disturbed and Commingled Skeletons: A Case Study from Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

C. Horne, T. Ward, M. Galaty, J. Gu, and M. Berch, "ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Albanian Artifacts"

S. Allen and I. Gjipali, "Wetlands and the Transition to Agriculture in Europe: The 2010 and 2011 Excavations of the Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project (SANAP) at Vashtëmi, Albania"

S. Deskaj, M.-G. Amore, L. Bejko, M. Galaty and Z. Tafilica, "The 2011 Field Season of the Projekti Arkeologjikë Shkodrës (PASH), Northern Albania"

B. Kyle and L. A. Schepartz, "The contribution of bioarchaeological analyses to current developments in Albanian archaeology"

T. Ward, J. Gu, M. Galaty, C. Horne, and E. Redman, "Analysis of Albanian Artifacts in the W. M. Keck Center at Millsaps College: An Instrumental Approach to Comparative Archaeology"

E. Agolli, "Pottery from the Tumulus of Kamenicë Southeast Albania Toward a Conceptual and Functional Classification System"

T. Krapf, "Local Traditions in a Period of Increasing Contacts: The Late Bronze Age Pottery of Sovjan in the Korçë Basin (Albania)"

S. Lima, "Ceramics of the Pavllas River Valley in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age"

Z. Chovanec, "Intoxication on the wine dark sea: investigating psychoactive substances in the Mediterranean Basin"

L. Drake, "Sea Surface Temperatures and Archaeology: Identifying Climatic Change in Bronze Age Greece"

M. Spigelman, "Attempts at the Revitalization of Society in Late Bronze Age Cyprus"

P. Hristova, "Wearing Your Brand: Ritual Economy and Emergence of Social Complexity in the Bulgarian Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age"

S. Karacic, "The Household and Patterns of Descent in Mochlos, Crete"

E. Gorogianni, J. Hilditch, and N. Abell, "Learning curve or choice? The introduction of the fast potter's wheel at Ayia Irini Kea Greece"

M. Galaty, "'Ethnohistoric Archaeology' in Highland Albania: Using Ethnographic and Historical Surveys to Inform Regional Archaeological Data"

J. Conolly and A. Bevan, "Spatial and ecological modelling of archaeological survey data: an analytical example from the Antikythera Survey Project"

J. Gu, T. Ward, M. Galaty, C. Horne, and D. Nguyen, "Laser Ablation- Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectroscopy Analysis of Albanian Chert Artifacts"

K. Twiss and G. A. Demirergi, "The Temporality of Food at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Anatolia"

S. Ketchum and S. Atalay, "The Heart of the Home - Fire installations and daily life at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

A. Shapland, "Shifting horizons and emerging ontologies in Bronze Age Crete"

C. Burke, P. Day, A. Hein, J. Cherry, and D. Pullen, "The Early Helladic Ceramics of Korinthia: An Integrated Approach"

W. Gilstrap, C. T. Burke-Davies, P. M. Day, H. Graybehl, and R. Mentesana, "The Developing role of Thin Section Petrography in Aegean Archaeological Ceramic Analysis"

Archaeological Society at Athens

On 25 April 2012 E. Skafida, J.-P. Olivier, and A. Karnava delivered a lecture at the Archaeological Society at Athens entitled "Two new Linear B tablets from the Late Bronze Age settlement at 'Kastro-Palaia' in Volos: from the excavations of Dimitrios R. Theocharis to the results of the recent interdisciplinary investigations."

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