AIA-SCS 2022

On 7-10 January 2022 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies (AIA-SCS 2022) was held online, hosted in San Francisco. Further information is available at and Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
C. Knappett, T. Theodoulou, and G. Tsimpoukis, “Archaeological Survey of the Bay and Submerged Coastline of Palaikastro, East Crete”
L. Ursprung Nerling, “The Protopalatial Burials and their Larnakes from Kalo Chorio, Istron Crete”
T. Carter, C. Lopez, K. Mallison, V. Mastrogiannopoulou, D. Mylona, G. Tsartsidou, M. Harder, D. Contrearas, M. N. Pareja, and D. Athanasoulis, “The Spatial Configuration of Ritual Action: Insights from the Minoan-Type Peak Sanctuary on Stelida, Naxos”
S. C. Murray, C. E. Pratt, M. Godsey, J. Frankl, B. Lis, G. Erny, R. Stephan, M. McHugh, and P. Sapirstein, “The Bays of East Attica Regional Survey 2020–2021: New Evidence for Settlement, Exchange, and Craft Production from Porto Rafti, Greece”
A. Van de Moortel, “Prepalatial Built Chamber Tomb 73 at Mitrou in the Postpalatial Period and Early Iron Age: An Unbroken Tradition of Memory and Ritual”
K. Shelton, L. Kvapil, G. Price, and K. Kissas, “TAPHOS, the Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and ExplOration Synergasia: the 2019-2021 Excavation Seasons”
R. Worsham and S. Kam, “Crafting a Home: Reconstructing Early Mycenaean Domestic Space in Minecraft”
C. Aamont, “‘Fear and loathing” in the Bronze Age Aegean: Expressing Fear and Terror in Aegean Culture”
F. Blakolmer, “Faces and Feelings. On the Depiction of Emotions in the Iconography of the Aegean Bronze Age”
K. Foster, “The Eyes Have It: Corneal Signs of Emotional States in Theran Art”
A. Dakouri-Hild, “Emotion and the Tanagra larnakes”
M. Gillespie and K. Shelton, “Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines from Petsas House & Patterns of Production and Depositional Choice”
M. Beeler, “Seals, Feasts, and Collective Action in Early Bronze Age Greece”
D. B. Roberson, “Dwelling in the Past: Identifying Domestic Spaces in Early Helladic III – Middle Helladic I Lerna”
J. Meier, G. Price, and K. Shelton, “Artisan-Animal Interactions at Petsas House, Mycenae”
T. Sager, “Reduce, Reuse, Remodel: Architectural modification during the Final Palatial and Postpalatial periods on Crete”
A. Duray, “The Cup-Bearer Fresco of Knossos and Racial Discourses in Aegean Prehistory during the Late 19th–Early 20th Centuries”
P. Dambowic, “NM 4575 and Riddles of the Sphinx: A Female Head from Mycenae in Athens”
R. B. Koehl, “Stick-fighting: A Newly Recognized Minoan Sport”
M. Mitrovich, “Deimatic Display or Nature’s Apotropaia: the Meaning and Function of the Octopus Iconography in the Bronze Age Aegean”
J. Morton, “The Headless Tables of Pylos Ta 715”
N. G. Blackwell and Thomas G. Palaima, “New Insights from the Aya Triadha Sarcophagus: Our First Look at a Mycenaean Sacrificial Headstall”
A. Pierattini, “The Toumba Building Reexamined. Preliminary Findings of a New Architectural Analysis”
M. M. Milic, “The Role of New Exchange and Value Networks in Defining the end of the Neolithic at the Start of the Fifth Millennia B.C.E. in the Balkan Peninsula”
G. Elezi, “Decorated Pottery and the Intercommunity Intra-actions in the Late Neolithic Balkans: A Perspective from Southeastern Albania”
L. Bonga, “A New View on Neolithic Crete in the Context of the Aegean”
I. Caloi, “Exploring Diversity in Pottery Consumption at Minoan Palatial Sites of Protopalatial Crete”
T. M. Brogan, V. Apostolakou, P. P. Betancourt, M. Eaby, and C. Sofianou, “Late Minoan IA pottery from Building B1 on Chryssi”
C. Sturge, “The Dining Etiquette of LM II at Knossos”
K. Mallinson, “The Conical Cups from the Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Stelida, Naxos”
A. R. Knodell, D. Athanasoulis, and Z. Tankosic, “The Small Cycladic Islands Project 2021: The Islets of the Western Cyclades and Syros”
R. Consoli, “The Mycenaean Atlas Project”


MAARC 2022

On 31 January — 2 February 2022 the Mediterranean Archaeology Australian Research Community Annual Meeting (MAARC 2022) was hosted online by the Universities of Melbourne and Auckland. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
L. Alvarez, “Aegean Bronze Age mirrors”
S. Lupack, “Mycenaean administration: Interpreting the social implications of careful record-keeping”
J. W. Webb, “Early and Middle Bronze Age metal assemblages from Cyprus: The case of toggle pins”
A. Sneddon and B. Casa, “Abandonment or expulsion, peace or conflict? Analysing the rapid depopulation of the prehistoric Bronze Age settlement of Alambra in central Cyprus”
A. Donald, “Such tiny things: Materiality of cylinder seals in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
B. Davis, “Does Linear A represent one language, or more than one?”
R. Merrilees, “An unusual Red Lustrous Wheel-made spindle bottle in (old) South Wales”
L. Hitchcock. “Nothing is written: Exploring the order of intimacy in a textile-printed sealing in early Philistine administration”
K. Eriksson, “Red Lustrous Wheel-made ware as a southern Anatolian ware and a consideration of the historical inferences from its distribution throughout the East Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age (ca 1600-1200 BCE)”
C. Tully, “Woman, tree, and mountain: the Minoan female silhouette as landscape epiphany”
L. Crewe, “Rubbish or ritual? Animal and pottery deposits at Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia”
A. Vassiliades, “The Australian contribution to an American research institute in Cyprus: The Stewarts and CAARI”
L. Webster, “High, middle or low? What does the available radiocarbon dating really say about ‘Philistine’ chronology?”
S. Mills, “Mycenaean Thessaly in the Late Bronze Age: Understanding social and political structures”

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