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ICAZ-ASWA 2022

On 16 September 2022 registration is due for the 15th International Meeting of the International Council for Archaeozoology: Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas (ICAZ-ASWA 2022), to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 28 November – 2 December 2022. Further information is available at https://www.aswa2022.jp/index.html.

 

In Poseidons Realm XXVIII

On 30 September 2022 abstracts (250 words plus 2 figures) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XXVIII: The Age of the Hanseatic League in the Mirror of Underwater Archaeology, to be held on 22-26 March 2023 in Lübeck. Abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Contributions from all areas of research on underwater archaeology and heritage are welcome. Papers on the following topics will also be welcome:
• Maritime Spatial Planning
• Divers as persons reliable

 

ICAZ 2023

On 1 October submissions for proposed sessions (250 words maximum) are due for the 14th International Meeting of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ 2023), to be held in Cairns, Australia from 7-12 August 2023. From 15 October 2022 – 31 January 2023 submission of abstracts for papers and posters will be open. Further information is available at https://www.icaz2023.org/. The themes of the conference will be:
• Dynamic Landscapes, Dynamic Cultures
• People and Animals in the Social World
• Science and Zooarchaeology
• Coastal and Maritime Connections

 

Social, Environmental and Cultural Change

On 15 October 2022 abstracts for oral or poster presentations are due for a conference entitled Scales of Social, Environmental and Cultural Change in Past Societies, to be held in Kiel from 13-18 March 2023. Further information is available at https://www.kielconference.uni-kiel.de/.

 

Chryssi Island

On 15 December 2022 abstracts (150 words in English) are due for a conference entitled Chryssi Island and the World of Littoral Archaeology: Contextualizing Island Research around Crete, to be held in Pacheia Ammos, Crete from 9-11 June 2023. Abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers are invited focused on the following aspects of archaeological, ethnographic, and historical interest:
• Archaeological research on Chryssi Island
• Local narratives and traditions regarding Chryssi Island
• Colonization and exploitation of island ecosystems around Crete
• Settlement patterns on offshore islands
• Subsistence strategies on island environments around Crete
• Offshore islands as "marginal" living spaces
• Transportation, trade, and exchange networks on offshore islands
• Means of transportation and island connectivity

YRA 5

On 5¬–6 September 2022 the fifth workshop entitled Young Researchers in Archaeometry (YRA 5) will be hosted online by the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Further information is available at https://yrarchaeometry.weebly.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
V. Xanthopoulou, E. Nodarou, I. Iliopoulos, and M. Antonopoulou, “Playing with dirt: clayey raw materials and ancient pottery analysis from three case studies in Northern Peloponnese, South Epirus and West Crete, Greece”
E. Vallianatou, “Land-use evolution and change in five settlements of Northeastern Messenia, Greece: an interdisciplinary approach from prehistory to modern times with the contribution of new technologies”
A. Barouda, “Ceramic and plaster technologies and traditions at Neolithic Makri, Thrace, Greece”

 

Surveying Aegean Thrace

On 12 September 2022 a workshop entitled Surveying Aegean Thrace in the Digital Era. Επιφανειακές έρευνες στην Αιγαιακή Θράκη στην Ψηφιακή Εποχή will be held virtually via Zoom (https://duth-gr.zoom.us/j/91332591307), hosted (EEST) by the project Archaeological and Geophysical Research on the Peraia of Samothrace (Αρχαιολογικές και γεωφυσικές έρευνες στην περαία της Σαμοθράκης). Further information is available at http://www.history-archaeology.uoc.gr/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Workshop_SURVEY-AEGEAN-THRACE-SEPT2022_Final.pdf. The program will be:
A. Dan, S. Başaran, H. Brückner, E. Erkul, A. Pint, W. Rabbel, F. Reize, M. Seeliger, L. Shumilovski, and T. Wunderlich, “Ainos, Its Territory and the Hebros Delta: Geoarchaeological Results”
Α. Avramidou, J. C. Donati, Ν. Papadopoulos, Α. Sarris, Chr. Karadima, Chr. Pardalidou, Α. Garyfallopoulos, F. Aitatoglou, Μ. Tasaklaki, Ν. Sirris, and Z. Miltsakaki, “The Peraia Project: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Diachronic Landscape of the Peraia of Samothrace”
D. Matsas, N. Hudson, A. Laftsidis, E. Levine, G. Makris, and M. Page, “Samothrace Archaeological Survey 1985-1987 Revisited: Towards a Final Publication”
B. Wescoat, D. Matsas, A. Ball, L. Neiman, M. Nelson, M. Page, J. Gingrich, D. Mouzakidis, N. Hudson, and A. Laftsidis, “Samothrace, the Palaeopolis Archaeological Survey 2022: a preliminary report”
Γ. Ν. Τσόκας, Α. Καραμήτρου, Χ. Καραδήμα, Γ. Βαργεμέζης, and Α. Σταμπολίδης, “Γεωφυσική διασκόπηση και μείξη γεωφυσικών δεδομένων στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του αρχαίου θεάτρου στη θέση Καμπάνα της Μαρώνειας”
N. Arrington, J. Mann, G. Makris, D. Terzopoulou, and M. Tasaklaki, “The Molyvoti, Thrace, Archaeological Project (MTAP): Discovering and Recording a Diachronic Landscape”
A. Garcia, A. Mayoral, H. Orengo, C. Kallintzi, M. Georgiadis, and E. Kefalidou, “Integration of Computational Methods in Archaeological Surveys: Experimenting with Digital Approaches in the Context of the Archaeological Project of Abdera and Xanthi (APAX)”

 

ASMOSIA XIII

On 19-24 September 2022 the 13th International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity (ASMOSIA XIII) will be held in Vienna. Further information is available at https://www.oeaw.ac.at/conferences/asmosia-xiii-vienna/. Posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Dirican, V. Anevlavi, W. Prochaska, S. Ladstätter, B. Erdoğu, and Ö. Çevik, “In the light of new data, provenance analysis of Late Neolithic/Early Chalcolithic (6–5th Mill. BCE) small marble artefacts from Ulucak Höyük and Uğurlu Höyük, West Anatolia, Turkey”

 

Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine

On 21-24 September 2022 an international symposium entitled Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine: New Perspectives and Challenges for the Twenty First Century will be held at the Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/event-117275. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
B. Andres, “The maintenance of female sexual and reproductive health in the ancient Aegean”
C. Maggidis, “The ‘House of the Idols’ at Mycenae: A Mycenaean shrine of healing and magic”

 

Periplous

On 19-22 October 2022 the LVII Riunione Scientifica dell’IIPP. Periplous: il mare nella Preistoria mediterranea will be held in Siracusa, Italy. Further information is available at https://www.iipp.it/lvii-riunione-scientifica-iipp-2022-periplous-il-mare-nella-preistoria-mediterranea/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Cazzella and G. Recchia, “Indizi di connessioni culturali fra il Mediterraneo orientale e centrale nei primi secoli del II millennio a.C.”
A. Arena, C. Cavazzuti, G. E. De Benedetto, P. Fragnoli, R. Jung, and T. Scarano, “Dentro le stive. Analisi dei residui organici dalle ceramiche di tipo egeo da Roca”
A. Magrì, “‘Più veloci di aquile i miei sogni, attraversano il mare’. La produzione ceramica decorata a Pantelleria nell’età del Bronzo: ritmi locali e suggestioni esterne”
E. Borgna, “Commercianti, artigiani e altri viaggiatori nel Mediterraneo della seconda metà del II millennio a.C.: qualche osservazione sulla funzione e il valore del metallo nelle relazioni interregionali”
A. Vanzetti, G. Artioli, M. A. Castagna, A. Di Renzoni, S. T. Levi, D. Vincenzi, and D. Gullì, “Materiali metallici e metallurgia a Cannatello (AG): repertorio, contesti e primi dati analitici”
M. Cultraro and A. M. Pollastrini, “Come i predoni sui sentieri dell’acqua (Od. 3.71-74): per un’archeologia della pirateria nel Mediterraneo dell’età del Bronzo”
A. Crispino and S. Chilardi, “Simboli attraverso il mare. Analisi tipologica e archeozoologica degli ossi a globuli nell’area del Mediterraneo”
A. Crispino and R. Jung, “Le navi di Thapsos – iconografia nautica del Bronzo medio nel suo contesto mediterraneo”
A. Greco, V. Cannavò, D. Gullì, S. T. Levi, A. Vanzetti, and P. M. Day, “Segni cipro-minoici su anfore egee da Cannatello (AG): nuovi dati”
D. Calderone, O. Palio, and M. Turco, “Alla periferia della periferia. Le relazioni tra il mare e l’entroterra della Sicilia durante la media età del Bronzo”
D. Gullì, F. Maurici F. Oliveri, and A. Vanzetti, “Ancore litiche presso Cannatello (AG) e connettività marittima”
P. Scalora, “L’insediamento del Plemmirio dell’età del Bronzo medio alla luce delle ultime acquisizioni”

CAA 2022

On 8-11 August 2022 the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2022): iNside iNformation was held in hybrid format in Oxford, England. Further information is available at https://2022.caaconference.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
A. Avgousti, G. Papaioannou, N. Bakirtzis, and F. Ribeiro Gouveia, “CyprusArk: A multi-institutional content management system for small museums collections online”
K. Crawford, G. Artopoulos, and I. Romanowska, “Simulating the networks of cities in the Eastern Mediterranean”
D. Daems, “Conceptual and computational modelling of social complexity and urban networks in Anatolia”
C. Reepmeyer, T. Moutsiou, C. McCartney, S. Demesticha, V. Kassianidou, L. Bitsakaki, P. Kyriakidis, and D. Bar-Yosef, “SaRoCy: Delineating probable Sea Routes between Cyprus and its surrounding coastal areas at the start of the Holocene: discussing the archaeological evidence”
G. Leventis, P. Kyriakidis, A. Nikolaidis, C. Panagiotou, E. Akylas, C. Michailides, T. Moutsiou, C. Reepmeyer, S. Demesticha, V. Kassianidou, Z. Zomeni, D. E Bar-Yosef, and Y. Makovsky, “Drift-induced versus directed-paddling-induced potential connectivity between Cyprus and its surrounding coastal areas at the onset of the Holocene”

CAA 2023

On 19 August 2022 proposals for sessions and workshops (1000 words maximum plus references) are due for the 50th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2023): 50 years of synergy, to be held on 3-6 April 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 12 September to 17 October 2022 proposals for papers and posters will be open. Further information is available at https://2023.caaconference.org/.

 

ICAP2023

On 28 August 2022 abstracts (1200 words maximum including main body, figure captions, and references) are due for the 15th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection (ICAP2023), to be held on 28 March – 1 April 2023 in Kiel, Germany. Further information is available at https://www.icap2023.uni-kiel.de/en.

 

Relations between the Indus and the Aegean

On 15 September 2022 offers of papers are due for an international workshop on Relations between the Indus and the Aegean in the Bronze Age, to be held on 3-4 December 2022 at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Offers of papers should be sent to Prof. Robert Arnott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 https://www.ppa2022.mf.vu.lt/. 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 https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2022. 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 https://connectedpast.net/heraklion-2022/. 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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