ASOR 2020

On 12-15 and 19-22 November 2020 the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR 2020) was held online. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
H. Herrick, F. Berna, R. Kulick, and K. Fisher, “Assessing the raw materials utilized in lime production: a case study of plasters and mortars from Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”
R. Kulick, F. Berna, K. Fisher, C. Kearns, and S. Manning, “Analyzing socio-environmental processes in south-central Cyprus: Geoarchaeological case studies from the Vasilikos and Maroni Valleys”
E. Cline, “The Collapse of the Late Bronze Age and the Need for More Interdisciplinary Examinations of Climate Change in Antiquity”
C. Bergoffen, “What was the Significance of Cypriot miniature Base Ring Bowls Canaan?”
B. Davis, “The Pylos Combat Agate”
N. Shin, “Nutrition and Storage: Understanding Diet and Population in Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
J. Kramer, “‘The Amazons Arrived Today’ — The Women of the Cincinnati Troy Expedition”
J. Younger, “The Middle Bronze Age Sealstone Workshop at Malia, Crete: Its Seals and Their Role in the Development of Writing”
M. Anastasiadou, “Moments in Time in Kato Zakros: Tracing Actions in Minoan Neopalatial Sealing Administration”
K.-E. Jang, “The Problem of Classifying the Ekron Inscription: Philistine, Phoenician, Hebrew, or None of the Above?”
C. Bergoffen, “Manufacture - Motive - Morphology: A Capacity Study of Black Lustrous Wheelmade Juglets”
M. Artzy and R. Be’eri, “What did the Cypriot merchants/mariners know? Diversity of Late Bronze II Cypriote imports to Nahariya and Tell abu Hawam”
V. Matoïan, “Ugarit and Cyprus”
B. Clark, “Cypriot Materiality in the Southern Levant: Beyond Ceramics”
K. Fisher, “Beyond entertainment? Developing a Virtual Reality Application for a Late Bronze Age Cypriot City”
R. Be’eri and M. Artzy, “Late Bronze Cypriot Imports from the New Excavations at Tel Nahariya, Northern Israel”
C. M. Donnelly, “Cypro-Minoan Abroad, Cypriots Abroad?”
A. Papadopoulos, “Seeking the Cypriot merchant in LBA Mediterranean: Personal possessions as indicators of identity?”
J. S. Smith, “Cypriot Seals and Cypriots Overseas”
M. Harris-Schober, “Cracking The Philistine Ritual Code: Moving on from Misidentification”
I. Hill, “Experimental Reconstruction of a Bronze Age Malting Kiln, Cyprus”
L. Crewe, “Evidence for the beginning of the Bronze Age at Kissonerga-Skalia”
A. Simmons, L. Maher, D. Macdonald, and S. Stewart, “Cliffhangers of Cyprus: New Evidence for Epipaleolithic Explorers”
L. Lucas, “Shifting harvests and planting roots: connecting the archaeobotanical evidence with the rise of the Cypriot Bronze Age”
S. Shives, K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia, Cyprus: Recent Results and Zooarchaeological Research”
C. B. Scott, “Situating the Citadel: Explorations of the Fortified Landscape of the Gediz River Valley in the 2nd Millennium BCE”
D. Alberghina, “Before Croesus’s Gold: Metalworking in the Gediz River Valley during the Second Millennium BCE”
T. Kaner, “Dressing a Pot: Surfaces in the Marmara Lake Basin during the Second Millennium BCE”
T. Bürge, “Feasting and Its Remains in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
M. Horowitz, “Middle Cypriot Bronze Age Social Development at Kalavasos-Laroumena”
C. S. Colburn, “Bodies in Motion: Toward a Reconstruction of Funerary Ritual in Prepalatial Crete”
S. Pilaar Birch, M. Metzger, E. Ridder, P. Fall, and S. Falconer, “Stable Isotope Analysis of Middle Bronze Age Animal Remains from Politiko-Troullia, Cyprus”
E. Ridder, S. Pilaar Birch, S. Porson, P. Fall, and S. Falconer, “Constructing Modern Stable Isotope Isoscapes for the Levant and Cyprus”
D. Adams, A. M. Büyükkarakaya, and M. Pilloud, “Social organization and community identity formation at Early Bronze Age Karataş- Semayük”
E. H. Cline, “After 1177 BC: Examining Resiliency and Rebirth Following the Late Bronze Age Collapse”
A. Papadopoulos, “Connections with the west? Cypriot and Mycenaean pottery from Tell el-Hesi”
F. Höflmayer, “Tel Nami, Cyprus, and Egypt: Radiocarbon Dates and Early Middle Bronze Age Chronology”
N. Papalexandrou, “The Heroics of Maritime Entrepreneurship in Early Iron Age Mediterranean Culture”
D. Luber, “A Moment of Restraint: New Considerations of the Mistress of the Animals Motif in an ‘Entangled’ Mediterranean”
M. Mitrovich, “Bulls vs. Rams: the Near Eastern Connections in the Iconography of the Inlayed Silver Cups from Enkomi, Cyprus and Midea, Dendra”
L. M. Campbell, “Human Iconographies in the Late Bronze Age: Conscious Representations of Interconnections”
L. A. Hitchcock, “The Deep State in the Ancient World: Bureaucracies as Constraining and Enabling Socio-Political Structures”
L. Pisanu, “A Bronze and Iron ages net across the West and East Mediterranean Sea: Sardinia and Cyprus inter-relations”
S. Wang, I. Zaslavsky, M. M. Burton, and P. S. Quinn, “Classifying archaeological ceramic photomicrographs using machine learning: experience with samples from the eastern Mediterranean”


17th PoCA

On 13-15 November 2020 the 17th Meeting on Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) meeting was held online. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
M. Monaco, “New Insights into the “Bioarchaeology of the Everyday”: the Case of the Middle/Late Chalcolithic - Late Bronze Age Cypriot”
H. Lee, P. Christofi, and E. Nikita, “Parts of a New Whole: First Steps Towards a Bioarchaeological Investigation of Late Bronze Age Cypriot Attitudes on Death and the Body”
A. Reeve, “Mapping the Minor Collections: Tracing the Diaspora of Ancient Cypriot Material Culture in the UK”
C. M. Prévost, “Exhibiting Cyprus: a Comparative Study of the Collections Dispersed in Europe Nowadays”
R. Laoutari, “Village Life: Style, Shape and Practise in the Early Bronze Age Cypriot Society”
P. Mylona, “Occupation of Xeros Valley in Kofinou: Placing Sites in their Topographical Context”
M. Kozlakowska, “The Body and its Image in the Neolithic and Bronze Age Cyprus”
F. L. Spigno, “New Mycenaean and Cypriot Finds in Sardinia”
E. De Benedictis, “Weighing Trade: Function and Context of the Weights from Aghios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”


Resources and Transformation in Pre-modern Societies

On 19-21 November 2020 an international conference entitled Resources and Transformation in Pre-modern Societies was held online. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
S. Finlayson and J. Wild, “Knowledge is a Scarce Resource: a Comparative Exploration of Communities of Practice and the Transmission of Knowledge Amongst Small-scale Stone and Gem Workers in the Bronze Age Aegean and Idar-Oberstein, Germany, from Early Modern Times until the Present Day”
T. Giagkoulis, “The Wooden Structures of The Neolithic Wetland Habitation Anarghiri Ixb (Western Macedonia, Greece): Ways to do, Ways to be”
T. Valchev, “Spondylus Ornaments from Prehistoric Settlement Mound near Drama Village, Bulgaria”

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