On 15 September 2019 submissions are due to the journal SYNERGHEION. Rivista internazionale di studi greci. Lingue, Culture, Società on all aspects of the Greek language and culture, from the prehistoric antiquity to the modern and contemporary age, including their transmission through the ages, the translation activity and the history of tradition and reception of texts and other tangible or intangible resources. Submitted papers can be written in Italian, English, French, and Modern Greek, accompanied by an abstract in English and in the language of the contribution. The academic articles are peer-reviewed by applying the double-blind method, in accordance with international scientific standards. Further information is available at


SOMA 2019

On 1 October 2019 abstracts (2000 characters, title 200 characters) are due for the 23rd annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2019): The International Trade Around Mediterranean, to be held on 14-17 November 2019 in Koper, Slovenia. Further information is available at Sessions will include:
Legislation of the cultural heritage
Management and interpretation of underwater cultural heritage
Tools and methods (conservation, restoration, documentation, excavation)
Maritime cultural landscapes
Ports, harbours, and anchorages
Material culture of maritime trade
Seafaring and navigation


WAC – 9

On 15 October 2019 session submissions (300 words maximum) are due for the 9th World Archaeological Congress (WAC – 9), to be held on 5-10 July 2020 in Prague. On 15 December 2019 session abstracts will be announced and on 21 March 2020 submissions of individual papers and posters are due. Further information is available at


8th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology

On 28 October 2019 session and paper proposals are due for the 8th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern, to be held on 1-4 June 2020 in Athens. Further information is available from Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CAA 2020

On 15 November 2019 abstracts for presentations are due for the annual conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2020): iNside iNformation, to be held on 14-17 April 2020 in Oxford. Further information is available at


14th International Congress of Thracology

On 30 November 2019 abstracts (500 words maximum) for presentations are due for the 14th International Congress of Thracology: ThRACing the Past from Bronze Communities to Iron Kingdoms, to be held on 6-9 May 2020 in Deva, Romania. Further information is available at

Cycladic Seminar

The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for autumn 2019. All seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens.
12 November 2019: Χ. Τελεβάντου, “Η μυκηναϊκή Ακρόπολη του Αγίου Ανδρέα Σίφνου: τα τελευταία δεδομένα”
10 December 2019: J. Rambach, “Evidence of contact between the Cyclades and Peloponnese in the 4th and 3rd millennia BC”


EAA AM 2019

On 4-7 September 2019 the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2019): Beyond Paradigms will be held in Bern. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
G. Naumov, “Everything Else Matters: Reconsidering The Lacustrine Societies in the Prehistoric Balkans”
V. Todoroska, “The Prehistoric Wetland Sites of Ohrid and Prespa Lake”
T. Giagkoulis, “Does It Really Matter? Aspects of Spatial Organization of the Prehistoric Settlements in Amindeon Basin Western Macedonia, Greece”
P. Zervoudakis, “A Glocal Re¬evaluation of Possible Pleistocene Sea¬-crossings”
B. Whitford, “Life in the Foothills: A Diachronic Assessment of Neolithic Settlement Patterns in the Sandanski¬-Petrich Basin of Southwest Bulgaria”
R. Kunze, “Prospecting for Prehistoric Copper - Field Observations from a Geoarcheological Survey in SE Bulgaria”
T. Krapf, I. Gjipali, M. Gori, R. Ruka, and T. Hauck, “The Bronze and Iron Age Occupation of the Blazi, Neziri and Këputa Caves in the Mati Region of Northern Albania”
L. Burkhardt, “Socio-¬Economic Entanglements of the LBA Goldmine at Ada Tepe (Bulgaria)”
D. Nenova, “Is It Lonely in the Mountains? Patterns of Isolation and Interaction in Late Bronze Age Thrace”
M. Vercik, P. Ardjanliev, and P. Tušlová, “Going Global, Staying Local? The Ohrid Region Between the Bronze and the Iron Ages”
H. Price, P. Gheorghiade, T. Evans, R. Rivers, “The Mycenaean Aegean: Negotiating Too Much and Too Little Data”
S. Sebald, A. Papathanasiou, M. Richards, and G. Grupe, “You Are What You Eat: Isotopic Mixing Models Applied to Data from Neolithic Europe”
F. Fulminante and E. Farinetti, “Textile Tools from Survey Data: What Can We Learn from Them? A Test Study from Central Italy and Greece”
M. Gurova, “Neolithic Flint Assemblages from Bulgaria: The Challenge of Capturing a Transition”
T. Dzhanfezova and M. Grębska-Kulowa, “Pottery Tradition in Transition? The Passage from the Early to the Middle Neolithic Period at Ilindentsi, Southwest Bulgaria”
P. Zidarov, “Who Makes History in Prehistory? The Social Meaning of Advanced Technologies at Varna and Troy”
T. Boloti, “What Did Phugegwris See? Aspects of Domestic Furniture in the Late Bronze Age Aegean”
H. Whittaker, “Forms and Functions of Mycenaean Furniture”
J. Muñoz Sogas, “The Idaean Cave in Crete: An Ivory Carving Workshop”
B. Morda, “Crafting and Marketing in Neopalatial Crete: The Talismanic Seals as a Vehicle of Social Ideas”
E. Miller Bonney, “Concealing Crafting as a Message to the User”
A. Mazarakis Ainian, “Cult Practices in Early Iron Age Oropos?”
P. Charalambidou, “The Role of Feasting and Commensality: Comparing Euboean Sanctuaries During the Early Iron Age and Protoarchaic Period”
V. Kuleshov, “Remnants of the Past, Fragments of the Present: Means of Payment and Ways of Counting Wealth in the Homeric Age”
C. Marangou, “A Rock-¬Cut Landscape by the Sea: Myrina Kastro in Prehistory and Antiquity (Lemnos Island, Greece)”
H. Ozturk, “Babies in the Aegean Bathwater”
E. Zangger, “Introduction: The Luwians and Their Contemporaries in Late Bronze Age Western Asia Minor”
I. Hajnal, “West of Troy ¬– An Interdisciplinary Approach”
M. Vassileva, “Southeastern Balkans and the LBA Aegean¬-Anatolian Network”
C. Bachhuber and M. Massa, “In Search of a ‘Luwian’ State: Regional Analysis of the Late Bronze Age in the Konya Plain, Turkey”
M. Türkteki and E. Fidan, “An Important Bronze Age Settlement in Inland Western Anatolia: Intensive Survey Project of Tavsanli Höyük and Its Surroundings”
A. Asinmaz, “A Spatial Investigation of the Distribution of Late Bronze Age Settlements in Western Anatolia”
S. Aydingun, “Late Bronze Age of Istanbul”
A. Kourkoulakos, “A Re-¬Interpretation of the Late Bronze Age Chronology at Beycesultan Based on C¬-14 Dating”
A. Kloekhorst, “The Linguistic Landscape of Middle and Late Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
W. Waal, “In Search of the Missing Link. Writing in Western Anatolia During the Late Bronze Age”
F. Breyer, The Relationship Between Hieroglyphic and Cuneiform Luwian. Reflections on the Origins of Anatolian Hieroglyphs”
F. Wouduizen, “Arzawa, Assuwa, and Mira: Three Names for One and the Same Country in Western Anatolia”
S. Taskin, “Possible Coastal Luwian Settlements in the North¬-East Aegean”
U. Berndt, “Status Display in Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Sanctuaries Reviewed ¬– What Shapes a Find Assemblage?”
K. Giannakos, “Hittite Documents Referring to Contemporaries Abroad ¬ and Their Implications for Dating the Trojan War”
I. Rutherford, “From Dandanku to Calchas: Military Rituals As a Case of Religious Interaction Between Anatolia and Greece”
E. Margaritis and C. Pagnoux, “Olive and Grape in Prehistoric Aegean: Reseating the Research Agenda”
M. Milella, S. Haddow, M. Vasic, B. Tibbetts, and C. Knüsel, “A Multi-Proxy Analysis of Diachronic Changes in the Social Dimensions of Sex and Age-at-Death at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
B. Tibbetts, “Funerary Treatment of Çatalhöyük Subadults: Implications for the Study of Social Variability and Cultural Tradition in Neolithic Near East Populations”
K. Harabasz, “An Integrated Approach to Revealing Human Biographies. The Case of the Neolithic Settlement at Çatalhöyük in Central Anatolia”
C. Knusel, M. Milella, L. Bennison-Chapman, S. Doyle, C. Tsoraki, and B. Glencross, “Social Violence and Intolerance at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Central Anatolia, Turkey (7100-¬5950 Cal. B.C.)”
C. Lemorini and D. D’Errico, “Funerary Practices at Neolithic Çatalhöyük (Central Anatolia): What Use¬-Wear Analysis and Chipped Stone Tools May Tell Us”
C. Tsoraki and R. Veropoulidou, “Microhistories of Funerary Practices at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey: Insights from the Stone and Shell Burial Assemblages”
M. Pilloud, S. Haddow, C. Knüsel, and C. Larsen, “Funerary Practices at Çatalhöyük Within the Broader Framework of the Neolithic in Central Anatolia”
S. Haddow, S. Votruba, R. Özbal, and J. Pearson, “A Histotaphonomic Approach to Assessing Funerary Practices in Neolithic Anatolia”
A. Aston, “How the Cycladic Islanders Found Their Marbles: Material, Skill and Social Cognition in the Ancient Aegean”
L. Phialon, “Hollow and Different: New Insights on Late Bronze Age Terracotta Figures and Figurines from Boeotia”
V. Chrysovitsanou, “The Wrong Tool for the Job? Classical Archaeology Methods in the Study of Prehistory: The Case of the Cycladic Figurines”
P. Zervoudakis, “Half Farmers, Half Gatherers: Ethnoarchaeology of Foraging in the Aegean Basin”
Z. Koren, “Singular Determination of the Malacological Provenance of Royal Purple”
T. Boloti, “Horizontal vs Vertical Loom = Tradition vs Innovation? The Case of Koukonisi Settlement (Lemnos Island) in the North Eastern Aegean”
A. Ulanowska, “Textiles and Seals: Investigating Relations Between Textile Production and Seals and Sealing Practices in Bronze Age Greece Using Statistical Methods”
A. Peatfield, “Anatomical Models and the Recognition and Representation of Disease in Minoan Bronze Age Crete”
C. Aamodt, “Purification Rituals and the Notion of Hygiene in Mycenaean Greece”
T. Alusik, “Methodology and Sources for the ‘History’ of Prehistoric or ‘Dark Age’ Medicine: The Case of Greece”
E. Miller Bonney, “Can Agential Realism Function As Riposte to Positivist Archaeology?”
I. Moutafi, “Funerary Taphonomy As a Key to the Social Bioarchaeology of the Mycenaean Period”
A. Windler, “From the Aegean Sea to the Paris Basin: The Economic Dimension of Spondylus Exchange Between 5500 and 5000 BC”
C. Marangou, “Originals and Copies: From Imitation to Miniaturization (Neolithic Period¬ Early Bronze Age)”
F. Meneghetti, “A Reappraisal of Miniature Oxhide Ingots from Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
S. Triantaphyllou, C. Snoeck, Y. Chatzikonstantinou, and D. Panagiotopoulos, “The Use of Fire on the Human Remains in a Minoan Tomb: The Case of Tholos B at Koumasa, Crete”
S. Triantaphyllou, “Bodies on Fire: Tracing the Practice of Burning the Human Remains in the Prehistoric Aegean Through Macroscopic Methods”
T. Giagkoulis, “The Wooden Accessing and Enclosing Structures of the Neolithic Lakeside Settlement Anarghiri IXB in Amindeon Basin (Western Macedonia, Greece)”
A. Marciniak, P. Filipowicz, K. Harabasz, and J. Hordecki, “Semantic Web Applications and Public Outreach. Exploring the Çatalhöyük Database”
N. Papadimitriou and S. Finlayson, “Sensory Approaches to Aegean Sealstones: Investigating Questions of Craftsmanship and Use”
A. Goumas, N. Papadimitriou, and E. Konstantinidi-Syvridi, “From Trace to Tool – From Movement to Practice. A Craftsman’s Perspective on Mycenaean Gold Technology”
S. Kaltsogianni, “Understanding Neolithic Settlements in Their Entirety: Peripheral Spaces in Neolithic Northern Greece, Though Central to Prehistoric Everyday Life”
A. Peatfield, “The Mountains of Crete: Ritual and Representation of Spiritual Geography in the Minoan Bronze Age”


EMAC 2019

On 16-18 September 2019 the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC 2019) will be held in Barcelona. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Kibaroglu, E. Kozal, A. Klügel, G. Hartmann, and P. Monien, “Tracing the Provenance of Red Lustrous Wheel-Made Ware (RLW): Petrographic, Geochemical and Sr-Nd Isotope Analysis”
M. Choleva, E. Kiriatzi, N. Petropoulos, and N. Müller, “Shared technological milieus: defining the borders between wheel-made and hand-made pottery production in Early Helladic Argolid”
A. Dimoula, S. Koulidou, Z. Tsirtsoni, and S. M. Valamoti, “Fusion cooking pots: an integrated cooking pottery study at the northern edge of the Mycenaean world”
S. Menelaou and O. Kouka, “Pottery production and technological traditions at Neolithic and Chalcolithic Samos, Greece: preliminary data from Kastro-Tigani and Heraion”
M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, N. S. Müller, M.s Martinón-Torres, J. M. Webb, A. Benzonelli, and M. D. Glascock, “Elemental analysis of pottery from the Early and Middle Bronze Age necropolis of Lapithos. The early history of a long-lived production centre in Cyprus”
S. Todaro, “For a ‘best practice approach’ to experimental reproductions of ancient pottery: on-site testing of raw clay with archaeological tools and installations. A pilot study from Bronze Age Crete”
S. Hacosmanolu, M. Kibarolu, E. Kozal, H. Mönninghoff, and J. Opitz, “Provenance and Production Technologies of Late Bronze and Iron Age Plain and Drab Ware from Sirkeli Höyük (Cilicia, South Anatolia)”
C. Burke and M. Zavadil, “Tradition and Adaptation: The Potting Technology of Middle Helladic Archaia Pheneos”
J. Kozatsas, K. Kotsakis, D. Sagris, and K. David, “Individualised traditions. Tracing out pottery forming techniques through X-ray micro-CT in a pottery assemblage from Middle Neolithic Sesklo (Thessaly, Greece)”
V. Xanthopoulou, I. Iliopoulos, N. Kougia, A.-M. Pollatou, and I. Liritzis, “Archaeometric Analysis for the Characterization of Ceramic Fabrics and Local Clays from Late Helladic Kastrouli (Central Greece)”
Y. Papadias, E. Vliora, A. Dimoula, N. Saridaki, and A. Krahtopoulou, “Fields of sherds: an integrated study of prehistoric ceramics across the cultural landscape of western Thessaly, Greece”
N. Saridaki and K. Kotsakis, “Mobility in the Neolithic of Northern Greece: Case Studies Based on Pottery from Central and Western Macedonia, Greece”
B. Lis, E. Kiriatzi, and N. Müller, “Mobility of Aeginetan potters around 1200 BC: a science-based archaeological approach”
B. Lis, E. Kiriatzi, and A. Batziou, “Towards a better understanding of handmade burnished pottery in Late Bronze Age Greece”
E. Kiriatzi, V. Şahoğlu, M. Choleva, Ü. Çayir, and M. İncirlili, “Understanding the role of Çeşme – Bağlararası in Aegean and Anatolian networks during the 2nd mil. BC: the case of Minoanising pottery”
E. Voulgari, “The tyranny of the obvious: Decorated pottery from Neolithic Dispilio, Greece”
I. Caloi, “Identifying wheel-fashioned and wheel-thrown vases in Middle Minoan Crete. Coupling macroscopic analysis and experimental archaeology”



On 19-21 September 2019 the 8th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (PESHE 8) will be held in Liège. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
J. Marreiros, “Functional analysis on the lithic assemblage from Layer I (the Bachokirian) at the onset of the Upper Paleolithic in Bacho Kiro cave, Bulgaria”
K. Harvati, “Marathousa 2: A new Middle Pleistocene locality in Megalopolis Basin (Greece) with evidence of human modifications on faunal remains.”


VII Purpureae Vestes

On 2-4 October 2019 the VII Purpureae Vestes International Symposium: Redefining Textile Handcraft, Structures, Tools and Production Processes will be held in Granada, Spain. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Ulanowska, “Textile Production and Administrative Practices in Bronze Age Greece: The Evidence from Seals and Seal-Impressions”
G. Muti, L. Bombardieri, and G. Albertazzi, “Weaving a River Valley Biography. An Examination of the Relationships between Textile Production, Social Dynamics and Natural Resources in Bronze Age Kouris Valley (Cyprus)”
G. Nikolovieni, “Crafting the Dress: From Textile Tools to Iconography at the Neolithic Site of Strofilas, Andros, Greece”
K. Żebrowska, “Textiles and Seals: On Use of Seals with Textile Motives in Bronze Age Greece”


Purple Dye Production and Use in Cyprus and the Aegean

On 1-2 November 2019 a conference entitled The materiality of purple dye production and use in Cyprus and the Aegean from Prehistory to the Late Roman period will take place at the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU), University of Cyprus, Nicosia. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
D. S. Reese, “A survey of shell purple-dye production and use in the eastern half of the Mediterranean”
R. Veropoulidou, “Purple dye in the Aegean Bronze Age: the archaeo-malacological perspective”
P. M. Fischer, “Purple dye production at the Late Cypriot site of Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus”
A. Batziou, D. Agnousiotis, and R. Veropoulidou, “A purple dye workshop at “Magoula Pefkakia?” Preliminary results from the integrated study of archaeological finds from a Bronze Age site near Volos, Greece”
S. Sotiropoulou and T. Marketou, “Rhodian purple dye: evidence from the prehistoric settlement at Trianda and the ancient town of Rhodes, Dodecanese”


On 9-10 May 2019 INSCRIBE: Invention of Scripts and Their Beginnings at the Università di Bologna hosted a seminar on Aegean scripts. Further information is available at The lectures were:
M. Civitillo, “La lettura dei testi in geroglifico minoico su glittica”
M. Valério, “Recent Advances in the Study of the Cypro-Minoan Script”


Prehistoric Thorikos

On 15 May a scientific forum entitled From mine to workshop. An archaeology of metal production at prehistoric Thorikos (Laurion, Attica) was held in Heidelberg. Further information is available at The program was:
R. Laffineur, “Bronze Age Thorikos: From mine to workshop and beyond”
S. Déderix, “Filling gaps in prehistoric Thorikos (2018‐2022)”
D. Morin, “Silver ore mining in the Aegean world during prehistory and antiquity: The underground mine of the acropolis of Thorikos”
A. Sarris, “Surveying ancient workshop areas: A geophysical approach”
E. Filippaki and Y. Bassiakos, “Preliminary analyses and geochemical studies at Velatouri hill, Thorikos‐Laurion”
M. Georgakopoulou, “Comparative evidence – Material evidence for production and working of metals in the Bronze Age Cyclades”
T. Brogan, “Comparative evidence – A review of recent finds and research on metal smelting and metal working in east Crete from the Final Neolithic to the Neopalatial period”
N. Papadimitriou, “Evidence of craft activities from the prehistoric settlement of Thorikos”
V. Kassianidou, “Comparative evidence – Politiko‐Phorades: A Late Bronze Age primary copper smelting workshop in its archaeological context”


Political geographies of the Bronze Age Aegean

On 29-31 May a workshop entitled Political geographies of the Bronze Age Aegean: A Joint workshop by the Belgian School at Athens (EBSA) and the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA) was held in Athens. Further information is available at The program was:
J. Driessen and G. J. van Wijngaarden, “Introduction to Political geographies of the Bronze Age Aegean”
J. Wright, “The Late Bronze Age in the Aegean in Archaeological Context”
Circulated paper: M. Wiener, “Minoan Colonization”
Y. Papadatos and T. Kalantzopoulou, “Turning the landscape into territory: strategies of power for the exploitation of the Cretan mountains during the Neopalatial period”
D. Pullen, “Boundaries, Territories, and Borders in the Bronze Age Argolid-Corinthia: Natural, Social, or Political?”
I. Mathioudaki and L. Girella, “The political geography of central Crete during the Early Neopalatial period from a ceramic perspective”
L. Vokotopoulos, “A tale of two sanctuaries ‒ a tale of two cities. A Minoan borderline at the east end of Crete”
N. Papadimitriou, “Mistaken ‘Mycenaean territories’: cultural and political fragmentation in the area later called Attica”
E. Hatzaki, “Alone at last: Knossos’s territorial expansion from Neopalatial to Final Palatial”
E. Palaiologou, “The distribution of space at Mycenae, Greater and beyond”
M. Anastasiadou, “Sealing ‘Traditions’ in Neopalatial Crete as Evidence of Regional Character and Interregional Contact: The Case of Kato Zakros”
S. Voutsaki, “Towards a political geography of Mycenaean Laconia”
D. Panagiotopoulos, “Ambiguous data. Neopalatial nodules and political (?) territories”
A. Papadopoulos and V. Petrakis, “Geographies of war? Conceptions of space within Mycenaean palatial polities through textual and archaeological references to military matters”
F. Blakolmer, “The phenomenon of an ‘iconographic koine’ in the Aegean Bronze Age: A comparison of the situations in Neopalatial Crete and in palatial Mycenaean Greece”
G. Cadogan, Material culture vs socio-political organisation in Pre- and Protopalatial Crete: Lies or targeted truths?”
A. van de Moortel, “Constructing Authority at Prepalatial Mitrou, Central Greece”
M. Cosmopoulos, Political geography of Pylos and the Unification of the Pylian state?”
A. Philippa-Touchais, Forms of power from the beginning of the Middle Helladic period”
B. Eder, “How to approach the political geography of Mycenaean Greece?”
L. Papazoglou and C. Paschalidis, “Dispersion of power in Early Mycenaean Western Achaea and the transition to the Palatial period”
E. Andrikou, Mycenaean Presence in Mesogeia and Lavreotike, Attica”
B. Legarra Herrero, Death and its place in the Cretan Political Landscape”
E. Salavoura, Problems of the Mycenaean expansion in the central Peloponnese”
A. Knodell, “Palatial and Non-Palatial Landscapes in the Mycenaean World: Territorial Models for Central Greece”
J. Bennet, Horizontal, Vertical, Textual, Material: reflections on the potential to define geographical and socio-political structures in the LBA Aegean”


Food and Drink in the Ancient World

On 31 May - 1 June 2019 a conference entitled Food and Drink in the Ancient World was held at Rutgers University. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
C. Judson, “Does It Matter if It’s Sacrifice?: Redefining the Parameters of Ritual Dining in Cretan Hearth Temples”
R. Palmer, “Spilling the Beans: the Roles of Legumes in the Bronze Age Aegean”


Jade Cultures

On 4-5 June 2019 a conference entitled International Network on Jade Cultures around the World was held at The Danish Institute in Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
M. Brandl and C. Schwall, “Provenance analysis of raw materials in the Cukurichi Höyük, Western Anatolia”
A. Katerinopoulos and C. Mavrogonatos, “Jadeitite occurrence in Syros Island, Aegean Sea, Greece: Petrographic remarks and implications for early exploitation”
A. Okay, “Jade and jadeite in Turkey”


The Archaeology of Cyprus and the Wider Mediterranean

On 6-8 June 2019 a conference entitled The Archaeology of Cyprus and the Wider Mediterranean: A Conference in Honour of A. Bernard Knapp was held at the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at The program was:
J. Webb, “Cyprus’ external connections in the prehistoric Bronze Age: refining a maximalist position”
S. Hadjisavvas, “Mathiatis Mavrovouni. A miner’s sanctuary”
V. Kassianidou, “Copper production in the Late Cypriot – through a glass darkly”
D. Rupp and M. Tsipopoulou, “Remembering a complex memory landscape: The Late Minoan III interventions in the Pre- and Proto-Palatial Cemetery at Petras - Kephala (Siteia, Crete)”
L. Crewe, “Mortuary practices at the Chalcolithic cemetery of Souskiou Laona”
C. Kearns, “The limits of Protohistory: towards an archaeology of Cypriot Iron Age communities”
G. Andreou, “Reconsidering the mountainous landscapes of Cyprus in antiquity”
M. Given, “From settlement hierarchies to entangled communities: towards a theory of survey”
K. Fisher, “Toward a social life of things in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
A. Brysbaert, “SETinSTONE? The chaine operatoire of ‘building big’ in the LBA Argive Plain, Greece”
C. Monroe, “All the king’s wine? Late Bronze Age vineyards in texts from Emar and Ugarit”
C. Fulton, “Re-assessing the anchorage of Maroni-Tsarroukkas within Bronze Age maritime trade”
M. Artzy, “Mariners’ cuisine? Cook ware at the LBII Tell Abu Hawam anchorage”
S. Manning, “An archaeology of climate (and Cyprus): a prolegomenon”
J. Cherry, “Thirty Years before the mast: At the helm of JMA with Bernard Knapp”
B. Knapp: Reflections and comments


41st Annual Excavation, Survey and Archaeometry Symposium

On 17-21 June 2019 the 41. Uluslararası Kazı, Araştırma ve Arkeometri Sempozyumu. 41st Annual Excavation, Survey and Archaeometry Symposium was held in Dicle University in Diyarbakır. Further information is available at,41sem2019prengpdf.pdf?0. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
Ç. Çilingiroğlu Ünlüsoy, “Çatalhöyük 2018”
Ö. Çevik, “Ulucak Excavations”
Z. Derin, “İzmir-The Yeşilova Höyük Excavations in 2018”
İ. Özer, “İnkaya Excavation, 2018”
H. Taşkiran, “Karain Excavations-2018”
N. Karul, “Excavations at Aktopraklık, 2018”
B. Erdoğu, “2018 Excavations at Gökçeada Uğurlu/Zeytinlik”
E. Özdoğan, “Kırklareli Mound 2018 Season”
İ. Özer, “Muğla and Çanakkale Survey, 2018”
B. Yükmen Edens, “‘Early Prehistory and Cilicia Basalt Areas Project’ Stage II: Work in 2018”
E. Güldoğan, “İstanbul Survey Project (İstYA) 2018: Beykoz I”
B. Ulaş, “Archaeobotanical Research on Istanbul’s Neolithic and Byzantine Sites”
I. Caneva, “The 2018 Field Works at Mersin-Yumuktepe”
M. Novak, “The Swiss-Turkish Excavation at Sirkeli Höyük 2018”
H. Erkanal, “Land and Underwater Excavations at Liman Tepe, 2018”
R. Tuncel, “Panaztepe Excavations in 2018”
V. Şahoğlu, “Excavations at Çeşme – Bağlararası, 2018”
S. Günel, “Excavations at Çine-Tepecik Höyüğü, 2018 Campaign”
G. Sazci, “Excavations at Maydos Kilisetepe Höyüğü 2018”
R. Aslan, “Troy Excavations in 2018”
H. Hüryilmaz, “Excavations at Gökçeada-Yenibademli Höyük 2018”
A. Özyar, “Tarsus-Gözlükule Excavation: 2018 Season”
V. Şahoğlu, “Rescue Excavations at Kömür Burnu (Karaburun), 2018”
T. Kaner, “The Kaymakçı Archaeological Project: 2018 Research at a Bronze Age Center”
F. Dedeoğlu, “Ekşi Höyük Excavations in 2018”
S.Yaylali, “Excavations at Çakırbeyli-Küçüktepe Höyük in 2018”
A. L. D'Agata, “Misis Höyük 2018 Excavations”
K. S. Girginer, “Tatarlı Höyük Excavation in 2018”
D. Yaşin, “Tepebağ Höyük/Adana Excavations in 2018”
Ç. Atakuman, “Bozburun Prehistoric Survey 2018”
Ç. Çilingiroğlu, “2018 Season of Karaburun Archaeological Survey”
Ş. Aydingün, “İstanbul Prehistoric Surveys: Büyükçekmece”
D. Yalçikli, “Archaeological Survey of Balıkesir (Burhaniye, Bigadiç and Dursunbey), 2018”
E. Özdoğan, “Neolithic Research at the East of Lake Manyas”
D. Sari, “Bilecik Archaeological Survey 2018”
Y. Kamiş, “2018 Eminler Höyük and Karaman Plain Surveys”
K. Özçelik, “Prehistoric Survey in Denizli, 2018”
B. Boz, “The 6th Millennium BC Burial Pit in Uğurlu /Gökçeada Island”
G. Y. Mavinil, “The Use of GIS in Archaeology: Troya”
C. Edens, “Prehistoric Landscapes and Geomorphology in Eastern Cilicia”
A. Karadaş, “Paleogeography and Geoarchaeology of Kadıkalesi (Ancient Anaia) (Kuşadası-Aydın)”
Y. Aydin, “Raw Material Analyses of the Lower Paleolithic Chipped Stone Finds from Karain Cave: Initial Results”
E. Fidan, “Prehistoric Archaeo-metallurgy Studies of Western Anatolia”
E. Aşkin, “Ancient Settlements and Settlement Organization in the Province of Karaman and the Mut Administrative District in the Province of Mersin: Archaeological Survey 2018”
F. Tülek, “Archaeological Investigations in Osmaniye Province, 2018”
T. E. Şerifoğlu, “Taşeli-Karaman Archaeological Project 2018 Fieldwork Season”
F. E. Dökü, “Uylupınar (Early Kibyra) Settlement Surveys in 2018”
R. Becks, “Şeref Höyük/Komama Survey 2018”
T. Caymaz, “The 2018 Survey in South of the Urla Peninsula”
R. İlhan, “Paleogeographical and Geoarchaeological Research of Panaztepe in 2018 (Menemen-İzmir)”
E. Öner, “Paleogeographical and Geoarchaeological Research of Tepecik Mound in 2018 (Çine-Aydın)”
D. Silibolatlaz Baykara, “Zooarchaeological Studies at Tatarlı Höyük in 2013-2014 Excavation Campaigns”
T. Maltas, “The Agricultural Origins of Urbanism and Inequality in the İzmir Region: Preliminary Results”
M. Ali Kaya, “Integrated Geophysical Application at Gökçeada-Uğurlu-Zeytinlik Mound in 2018”
Ü. Aydinoğlu, “Survey of Urbanization and Rural Settlements in Rough Cilicia in 2018”
D. Kaplan, “Survey Hinterland of Tarsus (2018)”
E. Koparal, “Urla, Çeşme, Seferihisar Archaeological Survey 2018 Season”
G. Coşkun, “Archaeological Survey of Lebedos and its Territory, 2018”
A. Baran, “Rhodian Peraia Survey 2018”
A. Kizil, “Survey at Euromos and Surroundings 2018”
U. Çörtük, “The Archaeological Survey at the Koinon of Pisye – Pladasa – 2018”
Ş. Gümüş, “Muğla Province, Islands, Bodrum Peninsula, Damlıboğaz, Sarıçay Plain, Pilavtepe, Kissebükü, Kedrai (Sedir Island) 2018 Survey of Lelegian Settlements at Mainland”
F. Demir, “Aigeai Survey 2018”
S. Gündüz, “Ancient Harbors and Underwater Surveys of Yalova Coasts – 2018”
A. Bilir, “Underwater Survey of Northeast Marmara 2018”
O. Dumankaya, “Balıkesir Province Marmara Coast Underwater Research-2018”
M. Şahin, “Archaeological Survey at the Bursa and Surrounding – 2018”
E. Erdan, “Tisna Archaeological Survey in 2018”
A. Büyüközer, “Archaeological Survey of Yatağan and Its Environment in 2018”
H. M. Özgen, “Archaeological Survey of Balıkesir – Burhaniye, Gömeç, Ayvalık & Edremit, The 2018 Campaign”
R. Körpe, “2018 Gelibolu Peninsula and Sestos Survey Project”
E. Aslan, “Kekova Island Underwater Protection / Rescue Excavations”
M. Şahin, “Underwater Excavations in the İznik Lake – 2018”
H. Özdaş, “Underwater Archaeological Survey in Aegean-Mediterranean Seas, 2018”
H. Öniz, “Underwater Archaeological Research at The Coast of Turkish Mediterranean – 2018”
E. Aslan, “Kekova Island Underwater / Surveys in 2018”
H. Öniz, “Archaeological Studies on Silifke Dana Island – 2018”


Bones, Bodies, Images

On 20 June 2019 an international conference entitled Bones, Bodies, Images: Shifting Identities at the Onset of the Mycenaean Era was held at the Groningen Institute of Archaeology. Further information is available at The program was:
E. Milka, “Buried Identities in the MH Argolid”
A. Philippa-Touchais, “The dynamics of the MH societies through their residential and funerary/ritual practices, with emphasis to Argos and the Argolid”
S. Voutsaki and I. Room, “Mortuary treatment in the MH period: Simple, static, homogeneous and dull?”
I. Moutafi, “My bones, your bones, our bones… Or how changing attitudes to the dead paved the way for a new era”
J. Wright, “Thoughts on Symbols in Action”
T. Verlaan, “Perceptions of Life: Imagery in Early and Middle Helladic periods”
M. Mina, “Constructing Identities in the Mortuary Arena: Imagery in the Shaft-Grave Era”
Y. van den Beld, “The Griffin is a composite beast. A look at the grave of the Griffin Warrior: context, wealth and personhood in the Mycenaean world”

The May 2019 issue of Nestor (46.5) is available as a free download.

ENE 2019

On 15 May 2019 abstract submissions are due for the 1st Conference on the Early Neolithic of Europe (ENE 2019), to be held on 6-8 November 2019 at Museu Marítim de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Further information is available at Topics will include:
• Neolithic spread and supraregional interactions
• Chronology and modelling
• Human – Environment interaction
• Population characteristics and dynamics
• Territory and settlement
• Subsistence
• Technological processes
• Funerary practices
• Symbolism


On 31 May 2019 abstract submissions are due for the 2nd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 2), to be held on 12-14 November 2019 at The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. Papers (podium or poster presentations) on all aspects of research on natural, material and computational science applications to archaeology and cultural heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East are invited. Further information is available at Sessions will include:
• Archaeological Materials
• Art Characterisation
• Computation in Archaeology
• Crops, Food Choices, and Landscapes in the Bronze Age
• Data Management, Open Data, and Data Mining
• Human Osteoarchaeology
• Open Sessions

 MESO 2020

On 15 September 2019 session proposals are due for the 10th International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe (MESO 2020), to be held on 7-11 September 2020 in Toulouse, France. Sessions should as far as possible be full half-days (about 8 papers) and should cover broad thematic, geographical, and chronological fields. From 15 October 2019 to 15 March 2020 the call for papers and posters will be open. Further information is available at

ISA 2020

On 15 November 2019 abstracts (200-400 words; 2500 characters including spaces) are due for the 43rd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2020), to be held on 18-22 May 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. Further information and the link to submit abstracts will be available at The subjects of the symposium are grouped into the following sessions:
• Remote Sensing, Geophysical Prospection, and Field archaeology
• Archaeochronometry (organic and inorganic materials)
• Biological Materials and Bioarchaeology
• Technology/provenance - stone/pigments/plaster
• Technology/provenance - ceramics/vitreous/glass
• Technology/provenance – metals
• Human-Environment Interactions
• Special Session: Nuclear and Radioactive-based Techniques in Cultural Heritage

SAA 2020

On 5 September 2019 submissions, both session and individual are due for the Society for American Archaeology 85th Annual Meeting (SAA 2020), to be held on 22-26 April 2020 in Austin, TX. Further information is available at

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