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CASA 5

On 16-18 September 2022 the 5th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference: Crisis and Resilience (CASA 5) was held in hybrid format. Further information is available at https://casa2752.wixsite.com/casa. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
E. Angeli, “Earthquake and tsunami evidence in the coastal Neolithic settlement of Halai (Central Greece): preliminary results of the geoarchaeological research”

 

Urbanization in the Iron Age

On 18-20 September 2022 a conference entitled Urbanization in the Iron Age Levant and Beyond was held was held at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. Further information is available at https://www.aramisrael.org/post/conference-on-iron-age-urbanism-in-the-levant-and-beyond. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
J. Driessen, “Processions and the Making of the Minoan City”
J. Bretschneider, “The 2014-2021 excavations on the south-eastern lobe of the Pyla-Kokkinokremos plateau: an architectural analysis of Sector 5 and 7”
A. M. Maeir, “Thoughts on the Development of Urbanism in Iron Age Philistia”

 

Melammu Symposium 15

On 21-24 September 2022 the Fifteenth Symposium of the Melammu Project: Clash of Civilizations? Sedentary and non-sedentary populations (Melammu Symposium 15) was held in Graz, Austria. Further information is available at http://melammu-project.eu/symposia/sypr15prog.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
E. Malagoli, “Everything you always wanted to know about Bronze age conflict solutions* (*But were afraid to ask)”
Z. Kouzehgari, “The Role of Warfare in the Transformation of Power Centers in the Near East During 1450 - 550 BCE ‒ An Archaeological Perspective”
E. Paizi, “Entangled Gods? Mesopotamian, Levantine, and Egyptian Deities in Early Iron Age Greek Sanctuaries and Tombs”

 

ESHE 2022

On 22-24 September 2022 the 12th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE 2022) was held in Tübingen, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.eshe.eu/meetings. Posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
G.-A. Butiseacă, I. Vasiliev, M. T. J. van der Meer, V. Tourloukis, A. Junginger, A Mulch, P. Karkanas, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “How cold was it at the Marathousa 1 Lower Paleolithic site (Megalopolis basin, Greece) during the hominin presence?”
D. De Caro, V. Tourloukis, N. Thompson, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “Lithic assemblages from Palaeolithic survey research in the Megalopolis Basin, Greece”
E. Roditi, H. Bocherens, G. E. Konidaris, A. Athanassiou, V. Tourloukis, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “The paleoecology of the straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) from the Middle Pleistocene locality Marathousa 1 (Greece) inferred from carbon and oxygen stable isotope analysis”
M. Ioannidou, G. D. Koufos, L. de Bonis, and K. Harvati, “Preliminary 3D mandibular dental analysis of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis”
T. Mori, A. Riga, A. İ. Aytek, and K. Harvati, “A new virtual reconstruction and geometric morphometric analysis of Kocabaş hominin fossil from Turkey”

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