Past Lectures and Conferences

Borders in first millennium BC Crete

On 20-21 January 2023 an international interdisciplinary workshop entitled Borders in first millennium BC Crete was held in hybrid format in Athens, hosted by the Italian and Belgian Schools at Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
V. Antoniadis, “Harbours, Roads, Satellite Data and the Borders of the Harbour at Heraklion”
D. Pollard and T. Whitelaw, “Settlement, Demography and Subsistence at First Millennium BCE Knossos in its Central Cretan Context”
A. Kotsonas, “Borders, Territories, and Archaeological Regions in Ancient Crete”
J. Bonetto and A. Bertelli, “Borders and focal points in Gortyn at the beginning of the first millennium BC”
E. Pappalardo, “Non-material borders in Iron Age Crete”


2nd MAGG

On 26-27 January 2023 the 2nd Meeting of the Archaeobotany in Greece Group (2nd MAGG) was held in hybrid format in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at The program was:
M. Ergun, E. Gkatzogla, M. Ntinou, M. Charles, and A. Bogaard, “The recent archaeobotanical results from the Neolithic lakeside settlement of Dispilio (Kastoria): Insights from Uncharred and Charred Plant MacroRemains”
M. Kokkidou, “Charred plant remains from the fifth millennium B.C. at Dikili Tash (sector V)”
E. Gkatzogia and A. Karathanou, “Subsistence and dietary habits in Late Bronze and Iron Age central Macedonia: an archaeobotanical approach”
T. Maltas, “New archaeobotanical research in Aegean Turkey: initial insights into agrarian lifeways and urbanisation over the longue durée”
E. Margaritis and C. Henkel, “Cyprus and Crete in the Bronze Age”
E. Gkatzogia, “Archaeobotanical and ethnographical research in Therasia, Cyclades”
K. Tsirtsi, C. Henkel, J. J. García-Granero, E. Margaritis, E. Elston Alphas, and D. Pilides, “Macro- and micro- botanical remains hand in hand: the cases of two Bronze Age Cypriot sites”
G. Kasapidou, G. Tsartsidou, C. McNamee, and S. M. Valamoti, “A microbotanical approach to crop processing practices: evidence from Neolithic settlements in northern Greece”
T. Papadakou and G. Tsartsidou, “Using phytoliths to talk about potters”
S. M. Valamoti, S. Michou, and C. Petridou, “Exploring the plant foods of ancient Greece in the context of PlantCult: Integrative approaches”
S. M. Valamoti, “Presentation of PlantCult book: Food Crops of Ancient Greece”
G. Tsartsidou, “Roofs under the microscope: Identifying the organic materials through phytolith analysis”
P. Theodosaki, “Τhe structural use of wood in the Late Bronze Age site of Rema Xydias of Pieria, Greece: an anthracological study”
M. Ntinou, “Woodlands and wood use around the Thermaic Gulf in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages”
A. Mavromati, “Wood charcoal macroremains from the Heraion on Samos”
L. Picornell-Gelabert and A. Livarda, “Trees, fuel and forests at Palaikastro: an anthracological and archaeobotanical approach”
C. Pagnoux, V. Bonhomme, L. Bouby, S. Ivorra, S. E. Allen, and S. M. Valamoti, “How to distinguish wild and domesticated grape pips: comparison of morphometric methods and insights into early viticulture in Neolithic and Bronze Age Greece”
A. Livarda, H. Orengo, P. Aliende, T. Baniou, C. Diffey, A. Kriti, I. Mylonas, E. Ninou, F. Riso, and P. Vandorpe, “Archaeobotany and computational archaeology synergies: from prehistoric Aegean to Roman Europe”
A. Kriti, A. Livarda, and H. Orengo, “3D GMM Applications on Modern Experimental Cultivations’ Botanical Assemblage”
C. Diffey, “DarkSeeds: Investigating the nature of Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age agricultural economies in the Aegean through the use of stable isotope analyses and 3D morphometrics”

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