23rd European Meeting of Paleopathology Association

On 25-29 August 2022 the 23rd European Meeting of Paleopathology Association will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Papathanasiou, “Reviewing and associating stable isotope analyses, contextual cultural data, animal protein consumption and the most prevalent pathological conditions of prehistoric and historic Greece.”
D. Michael, L. Fibiger, and B. Molloy, “Identifying geographical and temporal differentiations in Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age Greece: A comparative bioarchaeological approach”


EAA AM 2022

On 31 August – 3 September 2022 the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2022) will be held in Budapest, Hungary. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Hadji, “The Eye of the Beholder: Art Appraisal as an Obstacle to Archaeological Context, the Case of Early Cycladic Anthropomorphic Sculpture”
A. Berio, “The Orientation of Minoan Palaces and Peak Sanctuaries toward Navigational Stars”
E. Kalogiropoulou, M. Roumpou, and C. Ziota, “Exploring the Materiality of Household and Cooking Practices at the Neolithic Site Kleitos 1, Greece. Evidence from Organic-Residue Analysis”
B. Rueff, “Aegean Bronze Age Lamp Wicks. Materials, Manufacturing Techniques and Light Properties”
L. van Vugt, C. Morales-Molino, E. Gobet, A. Lotter, H. Vogel, A. Hafner, and W. Tinner, “Insights into the Impacts of Neolithic Land Use and Climate Change on the Vegetation of Northern Greece”
S. Kacar, “Between the Balkans and the Mediterranean: Interactions, Integrations and Borders during the Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic of South-Eastern Europe”
S. Aulsebrook, “What We Think We Know about Trade Between the Aegean and Other Places during the Second Millennium BC: A Summary”
F. Frankovic and U. Matić, “Emissaries, Princesses and Trinkets: Amenhotep III Scarabs in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and West Anatolia”
T. Eshel, “Lead Isotopes and Chemical Composition of Silver Reveal Developments in the Mediterranean Metal Trade during the Bronze and Iron Ages”
N. Shin, “Understanding Diet, Population, and Labor through Storage in Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
A. Frank, I. Moutafi, N. Herrmann, A. Lagia, R. Frei, K. Kristiansen, and K. Frei, “How to Construct a Relevant Baseline of Bioavailable 87SR/86SR? Testing Different Approaches to Constrain Mobility in Bronze Age Greece”
A. Patay-Horváth, “The Name of the Peloponnese and Related Island Names in Antiquity”
I. Chatzikonstantinou and N. Papakonstantinou, “De-Commingling Prehistoric Aegean Mortuary Assemblages: A Multidisciplinary Methodological Approach towards the Study of Commingled Unburnt and Burnt Human Remains”
M. Gkouma, G. Tsartsidou, M. Boyd, E. Margaritis, I. Moutafi, and C. Renfrew, “A Microanalysis of Roofs in Traditional and Prehistoric Cycladic Architecture”
H. Herrick and F. Berna, “Assessing the Raw Materials Utilized in Lime Production: A Case Study of Plasters and Mortars from Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”
K. Nikita, “Glass Eye-Beads in Mycenaean Greece: Manufacture, Provenance and Function”
S. Voutsaki, “The Study of Kinship in the Ancient Greek World: Some Reflections”
M. Kyritsi, “Kinship Studies through the Archaeological Record: Exploring Multiple Ways of Approaching Kin Ties in Prehistoric Societies”
D. Vendramin, “House and Settlement Disposition as a Reflection of Kinship Relationships. The Prepalatial Hamlet of Myrtos Fournou Korifi as a Case-Study”
A. Alexandridou, “Mortuary Strategies and Kinship Dynamics in Early Greece”
P. Tritsaroli, I. Moutafi, E. Nikita, and S. Voutsaki, “Kinship and Social Change at the Onset of the Mycenean Era: The Case of Ayios Vasileios”
A. Ulanowska, “Mapping and Disseminating the Use and Re-Use of Technical Textiles in Sealing Practices in Bronze Age Greece”
M. Gurova, E. Stefanova, P. Andreeva, and N. Kecheva, “Micropetrography and Geochemistry of Prehistoric Raw Materials in Bulgaria: Challenge and Query”
E. Voulgari, M. Sofronidou, and K. Kotsakis, “Complex Vessels in Simple Huts: The Four-Legged Vessels from Neolithic Dispilio, North Greece”
S. Menelaou, “Rethinking Prehistoric Borders, Challenging Modern Narratives: Islandness, Sense of Place, and Connectivity in the East Aegean Interface”
O. Kouka, “Rings of the Same Chain? Reconstructing Cultural Identities in the Maritime Landscapes of the East Aegean Islands and Western Anatolia”
U. Oguzhanoglu, “A Node between the Mediterranean and the Aegean: Southwest Anatolia in Early and Middle Bronze Ages”
V. Sahoglu, E. Kiriatzi, B. Goodmann-Tchernov, Ü. Çayır, Ü. Gündoğan, M. Vetters, M. Choleva, T. Maltas, and M. İncirlili, “Aegean-Anatolian Cultural Fusion: Dynamic Patterns of Connectivity, Technology Transfer and Appropriation at Çeşme – Bağlararasi during the MBA/LBA Transition”
M. Pieniazek, “Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age: A Cultural Landscape on the Search for Identity”
N. N. Köknar, “Coastal and Inland Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age: Bordered or Connected?”
F. Frankovic, “Grave New World – Competition, Status Negotiation and Control in the Late Bronze Age East Aegean-West Anatolian Burial Practices”
E. Denel, “Changing Value of Syro-Anatolian Objects across Time and Space”
M. Boyd, C. Renfrew, I. Legaki, E. Margaritis, G. Gavalas, I. Moutafi, M. Georgakopoulou, M. Gkouma, A. Krijnen, and M. Floquet, “The Creative Cultural Nexus of Keros”
M. Floquet, M. Boyd, C. Renfrew, and J. Herbst, “Beyond Technological Transfer and Local Identity: Architectural, Proto-Urban, and Social Innovation at the Early Bronze Age Settlement of Dhaskalio (Cyclades)”
V. Dimitriou, A. Krijnen, M. Boyd, and C. Renfrew, “Ceramic Evidence for an Interconnected World: The Kastri Assemblage from the New Excavations at Dhaskalio”
C.-H. Tsai, K. Kaza-Papageorgiou, A. Hein, M. Madrid i Fernández, and P. Day, “A Northern Powerhouse: Ceramic Evidence for Technological and Social Transformation in Early Bronze Age Attica, Greece”
R. Pierini, “At the Cross-Road Between Minoans and Mycenaeans: The RCT Tablets from Knossos as a Model of Cultural Interaction”
D. Laguna-Palma, “The Challenges of Using Digital Technologies for Understanding Ancient Networks in the Libyan Sea: The Peraia Project Experience”
S. Fouriki, “The Handmade Burnished Ware Phenomenon and Its Cretan Connection: A Ceramic Technological Approach at Late Mycenaean Chania”
S. Aulsebrook, “Using Microscopy to Unlock Object Biographies: Case Studies from Late Bronze Age Mycenae”
V. Martin, “Microscale Analysis on the First Metal of Greece: A Methodological Way to Reconstruct Manufacturing Processes for Neolithic Metal Objects”
A. Nikolopoulou and E. Filippaki, “Metal Objects from Northern Aegean, Greece: An EBA Hoard from Mesi Glyfada Sea”
M. Mazis and A. Fantalkin, “Preliminary Results of Metals Research from Iron Age Ashdod-Yam”
C. Giardino, T. Zappatore, and D. Dell’Aquila, “Non-Destructive and Non-Invasive Investigations to Study Bronze Age Metals from the Aegean”
E. Vika, S. Soncin, H. Talbot, O. Craig, M. VonTersch, S. Presslee, and M. Alexander, “‘Like Common People’: Biomolecular Reconstructions of the Subsistence Economy of Non-Elites in Late Bronze Age Greece”
E. Baysal and S. Yelözer, “Transformation and Conservation: Learning and Memory at the Epipalaeolithic/Neolithic Transition in Turkey”
M. Gori, “Investigating Settlement Patterns and Tracing Mobility in Southern Balkans in the 3rd Millennium BC”
T. Krapf, “What about the Middle Bronze Age in the Southern Balkans?”
E. Trinder, “Making Sense of the Past and Bringing Sense to the Present: Burial Mounds in Bronze and Iron Age Albania”
T. Daróczi, “Bronze Age Aegean Ritual Meadowscapes as Prehistoric Gardens”
M. Gurova and C. Bonsall, “Lithic Raw Materials and Interaction Spheres: An Early Neolithic Case Study from Bulgaria”
T. Moutsiou, “Raw Material Choices in Early Holocene Cyprus and the Development of the Eastern Mediterranean Socialscape”
S. Papadopoulou, “Strategies of Raw Material Acquisition and Tool Production at the Neolithic Lakeside Settlement Anarghiri IXB, Western Macedonia, Greece”
C. Arampatzis, “Antler Exploitation in the Neolithic Wetlands of Western Macedonia, Greece. Evidence from the Settlement Anarghiri IXB”
L. Stamerra and E. Farinetti, “Inner Mobility, Local Movement and Wider Connections in the Long-Term Landscape of the Nucleated Settlement of Boeotia (Central Greece)”
P. Bantavanou, A. Trantalidou, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “Experimental Cremations and the Effects on Bone Microstructures”
R. Pierini, “The Spice That Came in From the East: Saffron and the Chronology of Linear B Tablets from Knossos”
H. Ozturk, “How Can aDNA Be Your Friend: Predictive Case Studies from the Prehistoric Aegean”


2022 Connected Past 

On 1-2 September 2022 the 2022 Connected Past Conference: Networks in the archaeology of the ancient Aegean will be held in Heraklion, Crete. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
C. Knappett, “Introduction: Networks in the Aegean”
P. Gheorghiade, H. Price, and R. Rivers, “Times alone Matter: Modelling Terrestrial Mobility on Crete during the Late Bronze Age”
A. Sacco and J. Brouwers, “The balance of power in Bronze Age Crete: using network analysis to examine burials with arms from Middle Minoan I to Late Minoan IIIC”
B. Legarra Herrero and M. Martinón-Torres, “Linking the dead and the living through craft networks. Exploring the approach in Cretan cemeteries”
A. Karnava, “Neopalatial administrative networks: the case of the ‘replica’ rings”
N. Abell, “Households and non-palatial networks in southern Aegean craft production: some thoughts”
J. M. A. Murphy, N. Abell, S. Lafayette Hogue, M. Nazou, C. Papoulia, M. Georgakopoulou, and J. Craig, “Micro-Regions and Networks in the Cyclades: A View from Kea”
A. R. Knodell, “(Very) Small Islands in the Maritime Networks of the Bronze Age Cyclades”
D. Forsyth, “The Iron Age Cyclades and Crete: Different Approaches to Connectivity Speculatively Related to Food Security”
S. Mills, “Mycenaean Thessaly in the Late Bronze Age: Using network theory to understand political organization”
C. M. Hale, “Regional Networks and Local Recipes for Complexity: Presenting a new project on Central Greek Middle Bronze Age networks”
L. Giorgi, “Following the oxhide ingots within Linear B texts between Aegean and East Mediterranean”
E. Simons, “Mapping Monsters: a spatial analysis of Late Bronze Age griffins”
I. Nikolakopoulou – title TBC
R. Rivers, P. Gheorghiade, V. Vasiliauskate, H. Price, and T. Evans, “Decoding Minoan/Mycenaean Cretan data”
Q. Drillat, “An integrated spatial and network analysis of settlement patterns and road network dynamics in Central Crete (Late Minoan II – Hellenistic period)”
A. Psychas, “Establishing intra- and extra-regional networks in the Postpalatial period: the case study of Petras, Siteia”

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