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 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 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 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”

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