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SAA 2018

On 11-15 April 2018 the Society for American Archaeology 83rd Annual Meeting (SAA 2018) will be held in Washington, D.C. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
P. Schauer, K. Edinborough, S. Shennan, A. Bevan, and M. Parker Pearson, “Explaining Variation in the Scale of Neolithic Quarry and Mine Production”
L. Ferland, “Substances in Transition: Tell Construction in Chalcolithic Bulgaria”
D. Kaya, “Burning the House: The Importance of Excavation Methods in the Study of Space and Place in the Neolithic Household. A Case Study from Neolithic Bulgaria (6500–600 BC)”
M. Horowitz, “Performative Aspects of Early Monumental Architecture at Late Bronze I Phlamoudhi-Vounari, Cyprus”
A. Simmons, “Aquatic Neanderthals and Paleolithic Seafaring: Myth or Reality? Examples from the Mediterranean”
R. Bartusewich, “Pottery Production at Idalion, Cyprus: Investigating First Millennium BCE Politics and Culture through Ceramic Petrography”
Z. Chovanec, “The Organic Residue Analysis from the Early Bronze Age Site of Sotira Kaminoudhia in Cyprus”
Y. Marks and R. Doonan, “Copper Smelting in the Early Bronze Age Aegean”
H. Greenfield, J. Lev-Tov, A. Killebrew, and A. Brown, “Sacrificing and Eating Dogs in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean World”
A. Cercone and Z. Bilgen, “Double Handled Vessels at Seyitömer Höyük in Kütahya, Turkey: The Manufacture, Use, and Trade of Depas Cups”
R. Kulick, “An Urban Micromorphological Perspective on Neopalatial Environmental Changes at Bronze Age Palaikastro, Crete”
L. Swantek, “Reconfiguring Social Networks: The Emergence of Social Complexity before and after Urbanism on Cyprus”
E. Monahan, “Enclosure and Surveillance: The Development of a Disciplinary Landscape in Bronze Age Cyprus”
E. Anderson, “Like a Lion, as a Man: Seals and Poetry in Minoan Crete”
D. Sparks-Stokes, S. Allen, and A. P. Sullivan III, “Deposition, Disturbance, and Dumping: The Application of Archaeobotanical Measures to Taphonomic Questions”
A. Karapandzich and P. N. Kardulias, “Zero to Hero: Elite Burials and Hero Cults in Early Iron Age Greece and Cyprus”
N. Russell, “Guardians in Life and Death: Dogs at Neolithic Çatalhöyük and Beyond”
L. Mazow, H. Luchsinger, and K. Rozier, “Adapting to Changing Resources: A Petrographic Analysis of Iron I Pottery from Tel Miqne-Ekron”
P. N. Kardulias, J. Torpy, D. Kardulias, and A. Karapandzich, “Multi-faceted Anthropology: Recent Work of the Athienou Archaeological Project in Central Cyprus”
P. Karkanas, S. Stocker, and J. Davis, “Microstratigraphic and Geochemical Contributions to the Study of the Burial Practices and Taphonomy of the Mycenaean Shaft Grave of the ‘Griffin Warrior’, Pylos, Greece”
J. Hruby, “Building a Statistical Model to Evaluate the Sexes of Ancient Greek Fingerprints”
S. Vitale, C. McNamee, T. Marketou, D. Nenova, and J. E. Morrison, “Changing Landscapes: Settlement Strategies, Cultural Dynamics, and Material Evidence on Kos, Dodecanese, during the Final Neolithic and the Bronze Age”
S. Allen, C. Shelton, and C. McNamee, “Preservation and Perception: Archaeobotanical Patterning and Site Formation Processes in Mycenaean Messenia”
M. Ntinou and S.-M. Valamoti, “Trees and Tree Cultivation in the Prehistoric Aegean: A Synthesis of Archaeobotanical Data”
C. McNamee, S. Laparidou, G. Tsartsidou, M. Bofill, and S.-M. Valamoti, “Experimental Archaeology as a Tool for Understanding Microbotanical Taphonomy”
D. Ruscillo, “Hunting the Helmet: Social and Practical Aspects of Building a Boar’s Tusk Helmet”
S. Murphy, P. Bikoulis, and S. Stewart, “Landscapes of Acquisition and Mobility: Sourcing Raw Lithic Materials and Their Distribution in Central Cyprus”

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