On 6-10 April 2021 the 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE) will be held in Bologna both in person and remotely (registered participants only). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
K. Kopanias, E. Vemou, and A. Sidiropoulou , “3D Model Analysis of the LBA and EIA Swords from the Eastern Mediterranean”
F. Giovannetti, “Arzawa = Watered Land. A new hypothesis on the meaning of the Luwian toponym”
B. During, “Rethinking the Emergence of Social Inequalities: The Case of Chalcolithic Cyprus”
J. Hordecki, “The rural settlement at Çatalhöyük in the context of the settlement in Central Anatolia during Iron Age and Hellenistic periods”
A. McCarthy, “The transition from Aceramic to Ceramic Neolithic at Prastio-Mesorotsos, Cyprus”
P. M. Fischer, “Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus: A Trade Centre's Intercultural Contacts in the Bronze Age”
K.-O. Sotiriou, “Underwater Looting Activity in the Aegean and the Ionian Seas”
M. Arntz, “What makes a figurine work? A case study from the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük (Turkey)”
A. Vinet, “The functional variability of the obsidian toolkit at Çatalhöyük-West and its socio-economic implications”
S. Hacıosmanoğlu, M. Kibaroğlu, E. Kozal, H. Mönninghoff, and J. Opitz, “Archaeometric analysis of Late Bronze and Iron Age Plain and Drab Ware from Sirkeli Höyük (Cilicia, South Anatolia)”
K. Joka, “Microremains, maxistories: the role of Heavy Residue data analysis in unravelling Çatalhöyük past”
S. Rutishauser, “Changing River Courses and Settlement Patterns in Cilicia (Turkey) from the Chalcolithic to the Medieval Period”
M. Türkteki and S. Türkteki, “Inland western Anatolia and its Role during the Age of Interconnections”
I. Kostopoulou, “Some pottery imports from Pyla-Kokkinokremos (Cyprus), and what they can tell”
C. Johnston, “Innovation and Adaptation: Ceramic Development across the Middle-Late Cypriot Horizon”
T. Bürge, “Change and continuity in the production of pottery in times of upheaval: The case of Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus, in the 13th to 12th centuries BCE”
M. Polig, S. Hermon, T. Bürge, and P. Fischer, “A 3D chaine opératoire approach to the study of Late Bronze Age cylinder seals – a case study from Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus”
A. Marciniak, “Resilience and sustainability. Çatalhöyük and the 8.2-kyBP climate event”
F. Chelazzi, “‘He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky’. Human-environment-climate coevolution in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus”
L. Mazzotta and L. Recht, “To import and to imitate: the role of imported Aegean pottery in Late Bronze Age Cyprus. Hala Sultan Tekke as a case study”
R. Laoutari, “People, Pottery and Death: Social dynamics in the Prehistoric Bronze Age site of Bellapais-Vounous”
L. Bombardieri and M. Amadio, “Rituality in increasing complexity. The evidence from Middle Bronze Age Erimi”
E. Peri, “Cyprus between MCIII and LCI: intraregional and interregional connections. The case of the Limassol and Paphos regions”
L. Crewe, “Building big at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age: evidence from Kissonerga-Skalia”
V. Kassianidou, “Late Cypriote Hoards reconsidered”
D. Kofel, T. Bürge, and P. M. Fischer, “An archaeobotanical approach for the study of ritual activities in Late Bronze Age Cyprus: Hala Sultan Tekke as a case study”
M. Kozlakowska, “The Karum Period and the Origins of the Minoan Body Scheme”
A. Georgiou, “Pursuits of social status and power at Maa-Palaeokastro”
F. Porta and V. Cannavò, “Pyla-Kokkinokremos in the LBA Mediterranean networks: a view from pithoi”
B. Clark, “New Light on Cypriot Imports and Trade in the Levantine Middle and Late Bronze Age Transition”
K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Society against the state in prehistoric Cyprus? The politics of village life at Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia”
K. Zeman-Wiśniewska, “Of Bulls and Birds. Mycenean and Cypriot animal and social symbolism on the move”


ΑΕΜΘ 2019-2020

On 22-24 April 2021 the 33rd meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2019-2020) will be held online (EEST). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Δ. Τριαντάφυλλος and Μ. Κουτσουμανής, “Νέα επιφανειακή έρευνα σε γνωστές αρχαιολογικές θέσεις της Ροδόπης.”
Κ. Καλλιντζή, Σ. Παπαδόπουλος, and Μ. Χρυσάφη, “Ανασκαφική έρευνα στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Διομήδειας Ξάνθης”
Σ. Παπαδόπουλος and Σ. Δηλοπούλου, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός στη θέση ‘Συκιά’ στο Καλαμπάκι Δράμας: πρώτες παρατηρήσεις”
Δ. Μαλαμίδου, P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός Φιλίππων - Ντικιλί Τας 2019. Η έναρξη του νέου κύκλου ερευνών (2019-2023)”
Τ. Μπεκιάρης, Αι. Παπανθίμου, and Σ.-Μ. Βαλαμώτη, “Αλέθοντας στη Μακεδονία της εποχής του Χαλκού: η τεχνολογία των μακρολιθικών εργαλείων άλεσης από το Αρχοντικό Γιαννιτσών”
Ε. Βούλγαρη, “Η κεραμική από τον οικιστικό ορίζοντα IV του Αρχοντικού Γιαννιτσών”


Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture

On 21 May 2021 the Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture of the Institute of Classical Studies, London, will take place online at 5 p.m. (GMT). Registration is available at The lecture will be:
S. Stocker and J. L. Davis, “Tales from Nestor’s Crypt: Pylos 2015-2020”

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