Past Lectures and Conferences

Necropoleis Research Network 5th Annual Meeting

On 12-13 October 2022 the Necropoleis Research Network 5th Annual Meeting, was held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
D. Bosnakis and E. Skerlou, “New Evidence on Primary Cremations from the Early Iron Age Kos”
O. Kaklamani, “Into the Fire or Not: Some considerations on infant and child burials in necropoleis of the Aegean islands”
E. Kalliga, M. Korelidou, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “The Evolution of Beta Thalassemia in the Aegean Region Throughout Time. A bioarchaeological approach”
M. Koukli, F. Siegmund, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “Estimating Stature for Ancient Greeks: how tall were they? Populations-specific equations and diachronic body height trends”
E. Pappi, “Untimely loss: child burials in Geometric Argos”
S. Triantaphyllou, N. Papakonstantinou, Y. Chatzikonstantinou, S. Kiorpe, and V. Papathanasiou, “TEFRA: The technology and the bio-anthropology of the use of fire on human remains in the Aegean”
A. Katsaveli, V. Papathanasiou, Y. Chatzikonstantinou, N. Papakonstantinou and S. Triantaphyllou, “TEFRA Project: the study of cremation in Iron Age Macedonia”
A. Tiliakou, “Communities in Transition? Human groups dynamics in the Greek Neolithic”


Πλεων επι οινοπα ποντον

On 14-16 October 2022 the 10ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών/τριών Αρχαιολογίας on the theme “Πλέων ἐπί οἴνοπα πόντον: Η σχέση του ανθρώπου με τη θάλασσα στη διαχρονία της”, was held in Athens. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
Κ. Μαστορογιάννης, “Κινούμενη... θάλασσα”
Ά. Κουτσογεωργοπούλου, “Η θάλασσα ως δίαυλος της Νεολιθικοποίησης: Μια προσεκτική ματιά στις περιπτώσεις των σπηλαίων Φράγχθι και Κύκλωπα”
Ι. Άντσου, Α. Κοτζαμπουρούνη, and Ι. Ε. Παπαιωάννου, “Σπήλαιο Φράγχθι: ανθρώπινη θαλάσσια δραστηριότητα την Παλαιολιθική με Νεολιθική περίοδο”
Ν. Α. Βέκιου, Κ. Νικολόπουλος, and Γ. Ρούγας, “Όστρεα και Αιγαίο: η χρήση τους στην καθημερινή ζωή”
Θ. Λαζαρής, “Αναζητώντας το φάσμα εκμετάλλευσης της θαλάσσιας πανίδας: το παράδειγμα της Ακεραμικής Νεολιθικής της Κύπρου”
Ε. Καπότη, “Ακρωτήρι-Αετόκρεμνος Κύπρου: Η σπουδαιότητα της θέσης για το παλαιοπεριβάλλον της Κύπρου”
Δ. Καρατζάνης, “Οι Αντιλήψεις Σχετικά με την Θάλασσα στις Πρώιμες Κυκλάδες: Το Παράδειγμα της Κέρου”
Α. Παπαδοκωνσταντάκης and Κ. Μαυρογιάννη, “‘Η Κνωσός πριν τον Μίνωα’: Η ανασύσταση των ΠΜ Ι-ΙΙΑ κοινωνικών και βιοτεχνικών δομών υπό το πρίσμα της εννοιολόγησης του λιμενικού κέντρου του Πόρου-Κατσαμπά και της σχέσης του με την ανάπτυξη της Κνωσού”
Α.-Ν. Πεφάνη, “Η θάλασσα ως δίαυλος μετάδοσης συμβόλων και αντιλήψεων: Μινωική επιρροή μέσα από τις απεικονίσεις θρησκευτικών συμβόλων στην εικονογραφία εκτός Κρήτης”


VIII Purpureae Vestes

On 19-21 October 2022 the international symposium VIII Purpureae Vestes: Tradition and Innovation in Textile Production in the Mediterranean World and Beyond was held in Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
A. Ulanowska, “Diachronic overview of textile techniques from textile imprints preserved on the undersides of clay sealings from Bronze Age Greece”
G. Muti, “Textile production and its socioeconomic role in the transition between the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Cyprus”
K. Sarri, “Textile Production in the Aegean Neolithic. Revisiting the evidence from Sesklo and Dimini”
M. E. Alberti and S. Muller, “Manufacture of loom-weights in Minoan Crete: first observations from the town of Malia between the Protopalatial and Neopalatial periods (1900 – 1500 BCE ca.)”


Book Launch: Akrotiri, Thera. 40 Years of Research (1967-2007)

On 21 October 2022 a presentation of the book Akrotiri, Thera. 40 Years of Research (1967-2007) was held in Athens. Further information is available at The program was:
Τ. Δεβετζή “Η Εταιρεία Στήριξης Σπουδών Προϊστορικής Θήρας και οι εκδόσεις της”
R. Barber, “Στρωματογραφία και Χρονολόγηση”
Λ. Πλάτων, “Πολεοδομία και Αρχιτεκτονική Ιδεολογία και Τέχνη”
S. MacGillivray, “Τεχνολογία και Οικονομία, Περιβάλλον και Διατροφή”


Mining and metallurgy in Greece

On 26 October 2022 a study day entitled Mines et métallurgies en Grèce et dans les régions voisines, de l’Antiquité au XXe siècle. Mining and metallurgy in Greece and surrounding areas, from Antiquity to the 20th century was held in Laurion. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
N. Nerantzis, “Recent archaeometallurgical studies in the North Aegean – examples from prehistory and antiquity”
B. Jagou and F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Le quartier de la forge de l’Anavlochos (Crète)”


Regional variation in Mycenaean pottery

On 27-28 October 2022 an international workshop entitled Regional variation in Mycenaean pottery was hosted online by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Further information is available at and The program was:
B. Lis, Welcome and introduction
M. Lindblom, “MH IV or LH I. Why Mycenaean starts in LH IIA”
K. Shelton, “Petsas House pottery: production, products, and percentages in the Late Helladic IIIA workshop at Mycenae”
E. Kardamaki, “Argive style pottery as a benchmark? Distribution and consumption of painted styles deriving from the Argive workshops “
W. Gauss, D. Frank, and E. Kreuz, “Considerations on Late Bronze Age Aeginetan pottery - Mycenaean vs Aeginetan”
V. Hachtmann, “Similarities and dissimilarities of ceramic assemblages between subregions of Laconia and what they may mean”
P. Thomas, “A View from the Terrace: Late Helladic Pottery at Iklaina, Messenia”
M. Gazis, “Incoming and outgoing. Ceramic traditions in Late Mycenaean western Achaea. The case of Teichos Dymaion”
C. Langohr, “The skeleton in the closet. Late Minoan II-IIIB ceramic regionalism before and after the final destruction of Knossos”
J. Zurbach and L. Garnery, “LH III Material from recent excavations at Kirrha, Phocis”
E. Andrikou, “Observations on regional variation on LH IIIB2 (late) pottery from Thebes”
E. Karantzali, “Regional variability in Mycenaean pottery: Some thoughts on local Mycenaean pottery in the Spercheios valley”
B. Lis and A. Batziou, “The earliest imported and locally produced Mycenaean pottery in coastal Thessaly”
S. Koulidou, “Mycenaean pottery from the eastern slopes of Macedonian Olympus revisited: the search for regional variations at the “Trimpina/Platamon Stop” and “Rema Xydias” cemeteries”
T. Van Damme, “LH IIIC in Athens and Attica: Archaisms, innovations, and Cycladic connections”
A. Belza, “Ceramic consumption patterns at Ayia Irini, Kea in the Mycenaean period”
S. Vitale: “Koine and regional variation in Mycenaean tableware pottery: From theory to case study”


The Northern Peloponnese from East to West

On 31 October - 1 November 2022 a symposium entitled The Northern Peloponnese from East to West: New Research by Young Scholars was held at the Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Vlachou, “Early cult practices in the Northeastern Peloponnese: new insights based on the old and recent archaeological research”
D. Vlanti, M. Petrakis, and G. Papadias, “Establishing the cult of Poseidon Heliconius in ancient Helike, Achaea. Pottery and metal finds from the Early Iron Age altar”
S. Cushman, “Dying outside the palace: New perspectives on mortuary changes in the late Bronze Age Argolid”
A. Maniaki, “Distinguished ‘female’ burials of the Early Iron Age in the Northern Peloponnese. Observations and preliminary results”
G. di Lorenzo, “Still on Italian-European metals in Achaia between LH IIIC and Early Iron Age: from the object to the reconstruction of the context”

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