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XIXe UISPP

On 2-7 September 2021 the XIXth Congress of the International Union of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (XIXe UISPP) was held remotely, hosted in Meknes, Morocco. Further information is available at https://uispp2020.sciencesconf.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
M. Gurova and C. Bonsall, “Simulation of prehistoric drilling and bead manufacturing”
A. Vialet, A.-E. Lebatard, C. Falguères, P. Voinchet, A.-M. Moigne, N. Boulbes, and M. C. Alçiçek, “The oldest prehistoric sites of Turkey and the expansion of the hominins between Africa, Europe and Asia during Pleistocene”
C. Massimo, “Rethinking the ‘Hypogeic Paradox’ in the Aegean area during the 4th and early 3rd Millennia BC”
N. Galanidou, G. Iliopoulos, P. Tsakanikou, E. Karkazi, P. Papadopoulou, N. Bourli, A. Zellilidis, A. Magganas, and L. Arnold, “The Aegean Acheulean: a view from Rodafnidia on Lesbos”
N. Taffin, T. Carter, D. Contreras, J. Holcomb, D. Mihailovic, P. Karkanas, G. Guérin, D. Athanasoulis, and C. Lahaye, “Première occupation de la mer Égée centrale (Naxos, Grèce): Dispersion et comportements des homininés vers l’Europe”
M. Gurova, “Sickles in transition: a case study from Bulgaria”

 

New Studies on Iron Age Syria and Nearby Regions

On 13 September 2021 the New Studies on Iron Age Syria and Nearby Regions: Regional and Cross-Regional Perspectives was held online, hosted by the Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times. Further information is available at https://www.aramisrael.org/post/new-studies-on-iron-age-syria-and-nearby-regions-regional-and-cross-regional-perspectives-13-9-21. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
D. B. Kişniş, “Beyond the Borders: Early Iron Age Aegeanizing Pottery of Oylum Höyük”

 

Δ’ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο

On 22-25 September 2021 a conference entitled Δ’ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο — Κυκλάδες: Αειφορία Πολιτισμού/4th International Cycladological Conference — The Cyclades: Cultural Heritage - Sustainability was held on Tinos, Greece. Further information is available at https://www.ekyklamel.gr/drastiriotites/diethneskikladologiko-sinedrio/d-diethnes-kikladologiko-sinedrio/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
Α. Ροζοκόκη, “Οι Κυκλάδες τον καιρό του τρωϊκού πολέμου: Ο μύθος του Ανίου και ο νόστος του Αίαντα Λοκρού”
Χ. Κουτελάκης, “Η Σύρος των Κυκλάδων στο έπος ‘Οδύσσεια’. Αντίκρουση αποκρυσταλλωμένων εντυπώσεων και ιστορική αναθεώρηση”
T. Carter, K. Mallinson, V. Mastrogiannopoulou, A. D. Contreras, C. Diffey, C. Lopez, N. Marie Pareija, G. Tsartsidou, and D. Athanasoulis, “A New Minoan-Type Peak Sanctuary on Stelida, Naxos”
Π. Σγουρίτσα-Πολυχρονάκου, “Οι Κυκλάδες στα Μυκηναϊκά χρόνια: Μια νέα προσέγγιση”

 

The Connected Past 2021

On 29-30 September 2021 The Connected Past 2021: Artefactual Intelligence was held in Aarhus, Denmark. Further information is available at https://connectedpast.net/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
H. Price, P. Gheorghiade, R. Rivers, T. Evans, and V. Vasiliauskaite, “An Information Theoretic Approach to Mycenaean Pottery Datasets”
C. Mazzucato, “Networks of houses and networks of objects: creating and interpreting socio-material networks at Çatalhöyük”

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