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Minoan Seminar

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for Autumn 2010. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

8 October 2010: P. Betancourt, “Evidence from the Hagios Charalambos Cave for Lasithi’s Economic and Political Relations with Other Parts of Crete “

19 November 2010: S. Privitera, “Living and Storing in the LM III ‘Villaggio’ at Hagia Triada: a second-order centre into a ville capitale in the western Mesara"

 

Mycenaen Seminars at University of London

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for autumn 2010, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/index.html or from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone: 020-7862-8700.

13 October 2011: U. Thaler, “Step by step: approaching the throne of the ‘wanax’”

10 November 2010: M. E. Alberti, “Late Mycenaean Thebes: textile industry and other activities”

8 December 2010: T. Brogan, “Textile towns 3500 years ago? Unravelling new evidence for domestic textile production in East Crete”; followed at 5.30 pm by the presentation and launch of Cretan Offerings: Studies in honour of Peter Warren


New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the following lectures, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

22 October 2010: J. Soles, “New Discoveries at Mochlos: the Beginning and End of a Minoan Town in East Crete (ca. 3000-1430 BC)”

19 November 2010: C. Knappett, “Networks and colonialism in the Bronze Age Aegean

 

Mycenaens up to Date

On 10-14 November 2010 a conference entitled Mycenaeans up to Date: The Archaeology of the NE Peloponnese – Current Concepts and New Directions will be held at the Swedish Institute at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.sia.gr/el/node/570. The program will be

J. Maran, “Tiryns and the Argolid in Mycenaean Times: new clues and interpretations”

O. Psychoyos and I. Karatzikos, “Mycenaean cult on Mount Arachnaion”

E. French, “Tending the past, ensuring the future”

K. Shelton, “Pottery and Petsas House: recent research on LH IIIA2 Mycenae”

I. Tournavitou, “The East House in the Lower Town of Mycenae: the Past, the Present and the Future”

A. Nafplioti, “Grave Circle A at Mycenae: The People”

E. Palaiologou “A Mycenaean House at Chania, Mycenae”

E. Kardamaki, “The destruction of the palace in Tiryns and the ‘Day after’ – Conclusions from a LH III B deposit at the west staircase”

T. Mühlenbruch, “The Lower Citadel of Tiryns – what does it tell us about LH IIIC?”

U. Damm-Meinhardt, “Building Complex A at the Lower Citadel of Tiryns – an outstanding mansion of the Palatial period”

L. Rahmstorf “Workshop activities and pyrotechnology at Mycenaean Tiryns”

A. Papadimitriou, J. Maran, and U. Thaler, “Palatial wall-paintings from Tiryns: new finds and new perspectives”

C. Boulotis, “New evidence of Mycenaean frescoes from the citadel of Tiryns-the Kilian excavations”

A. Brysbaart, “Multiple chaînes opératoires and CCI: a holistic approach to workshop studies at Mycenaean and post-Mycenaean Tiryns, Greece”

N. Papadimitriou, A. Philippa Touchais, and G. Touchais, “Argos in the Late MH and LH period: a reassessment of the evidence”

K. Demakopoulou, “The Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea: New Discoveries and New Interpretations”

M. Nilsson, “The cause of the LHIIIB:2 destruction at Midea: man or nature?”

B. Leppänen Sjöberg, “Renewal or Regression? Asine and the Transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age”

A.-L. Schallin, “The Mycenaeans in the Berbati Valley”

J. Wright, “The nature of Mycenaean occupation of the watersheds that comprise the Longopotamos, Nemea, and Asopos Valleys”

V. Hachtmann, “Mycenaean times in the basin of Phlious”

K. Kaza-Papageorgiou, “Αγ. Ειρήνη, Φλιασίας”

C. Piteros, “Mycenaean Nauplia”

I. Tzonou-Herbst, “Mycenaean Corinth: the question of its significance”

E. Papazoglou-Manioudaki, “The Early Mycenaean settlement at Aigion in Achaea and the western frontier of the NE Peloponnese”

N. Polychronakou-Sgouritsa, “ Lazarides on eastern Aegina: The relationships with the NE Peloponnese”

C. Palyvou, “Συστήματα οργάνωσης του χώρου στην Μινωϊκή και Μυκηναϊκή αρχιτεκτονική: από την κεντροβαρική οργάνωση στην γραμμική ανάπτυξη”

M. Xypnitou, “Πολεοδομικοί σχηματισμοί στη μυκηναϊκή εποχή: οργανική-λειτουργική συσχέτιση ή ασχεδίαστο κενό;”

U. Thaler, “Movement in between, into and inside Mycenaean palatial Megara”

M. Siennicka, “Courts and open-air areas in the Late Helladic III Argolid”

S. Iakovidis, “The House at Plakes”

D. J. Pullen, “How to Build a Mycenaean Town: The Architecture of Kalamianos”

T. F. Tartaron, “Late Bronze Age Architecture and Regional Dynamics at Korphos in the Corinthia”

S. Voutsaki, “Before the Mycenaean period: social change in the MH Argolid”

E. Konstantinidi-Sivridi and C. Paschalidis, “Η Ζωή και ο Θάνατος στις Μυκήνες στο Τέλος της Προανακτορικής Περιόδου. Η Περίπτωση του Θαλαμωτού Τάφου στα Νότια του Κύκλου Β των Μυκηνών”

M. Boyd, “Explaining the mortuary sequence at Mycenae”

A. Philippa-Touchais and N. Papadimitriou, “Deiras, Argos: reassessing the chronology and importance of the Mycenaean cemetery based on finds from W. Vollgraff’s excavations”

E. Pappi and V. Isaakidou, “Funerary treatment of equids in the Late Bronze Age: the cemetery of Dendra”

E. Konsolaki, “Structural analysis of the tholos tombs at Magoula, Galatas (Troizena)”

P. Kasimi, “Τα μυκηναϊκά νεκροταφεία της Ανατολικής Κορινθίας και ο πρώϊμος θολωτός μυκηναϊκός τάφος της Αρχαίας Κορίνθου”

C. Gallou, “The Early Mycenaean chamber tombs in NE Peloponnese: A view from Southern Peloponnese”

C. Gillis, “A Colorful Death. The Role Color Played in Burials in the Late Bronze Age Argolid”

K. Nikita, “Glass eye-beads in Mycenaean Argolid - Manufacture, provenance and funerary function”

M. Lindblom, “The Definition of Late Helladic I Revisited”

N. Divari-Valakou, “Mycenaean coarse ware pottery. Storage and cooking vessels from Midea”

P. Mountjoy, “The NE Peloponnese and the Near East: ceramic evidence for contacts in LH III”

P. Darque and F. Rougemont, “Palaces and ‘Palaces’: Mycenaean texts and contexts in the Argolid and neighbouring regions”

M. L. Nosch, “Coherences in the Argolid and overall Mycenaean palace administrations”

K. Wardle, “The Sacred Centre at Mycenae”

V. Pliatsika, “Tales of the unexpected; identifying cult practice in the House M Quarter of the Mycenae citadel”

M. Vetters, “Piety begins at home, but whose piety? Reconstructing use-and discard-patterns of Mycenaean vs. handmade burnished terracotta figurines in Postpalatial domestic contexts within the settlement of Tiryns and beyond”

R. Hägg, “The Asine Sanctuary in perspective”

H. Whittaker, “Mycenaean religion in the twenty-first century”

 

17th Neolithic Semniar

On 12-14 November 2010 the 17th Neolithic Seminar - Eurasian Neolithics: Perspectives from Culture, Population and Climate will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available from Mihael Budja, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or from the website: http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include

A. Reingruber, “The Early Neolithic settlement patterns and exchange networks in the Aegean”

J. Chapman and B. Gaydarska, “Individuals and dividuals in the Balkan Early Neolithic”

 

International Euro-Mediterranean Conference

On 12-14 November 2010 the International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2010) will be held in Lemessos, Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2010.eu/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include

“Environmental and Human Risk Assessment of the Prehistoric and Historic Archaeological Sites of Western Crete (Greece) with the Use of GIS, Remote Sensing, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks”

“Macro-Scale Archaeological Perspectives: Remote Sensing Techniques for Investigating Archaeological Sites in Cyprus”

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