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The April 2022 issue of Nestor (49.4) is available as a free download.

The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

On 8 April 2022 applications for grants to assist with the publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, not to exceed £2,500. Further information and the application form are available at https://medarchaeotrust.org/applications/.

Zooarchaeology Saves the World

On 5 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 100 words maximum) are due for an online conference entitled Zooarchaeology Saves the World, to be held on 10-31 May 2022, hosted by the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University. Further information is available at https://zooarch628110784.wordpress.com/. Potential themes include but are not limited to:
• Zooarchaeology and climate change
• The relationship of animals and foodways with identity, social justice, and/or decolonization
• Wild animals and conservation biology
• Animal husbandry practices and sustainability
• Pedagogy, academic equity and accessibility, public engagement
• How has the practice of zooarchaeology harmed the world and how can we do better?
• For non-zooarchaeologists: how can the field of zooarchaeology integrate with your goals?
• Case-studies that succeeded or failed at impact
• Inspirational calls-to-action
• The ethics and practices of field data collection
• The use of indigenous knowledge
• The rise of biomolecular data – e.g., ethics and aDNA

 

ScapeCon 2022

On 8 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 300 words maximum) are due for the 5th international postgraduate and early career scholars’ conference in Aegean archaeology ScapeCon 2022. No (e)scape from bits and pieces: Towards an archaeology of fragmentation in the Aegean Bronze Age — · People · Material Culture · Data, to be held on 24-27 November 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information and application forms are available at https://scapecon.minoan-aegis.net/.

 

WAC-9

On 21 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 250 words maximum) are due for the World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9), to be held on 3-8 July 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.wac-9.org/. Themes of the conference will be:
• Archaeological Practices
o Global Perspectives on Rock Art
o Why Archaeology Needs Ethnoarchaeology
o Contemporary Archaeologies
o High-Spirited Gatherings or Lightning Sessions
• Archaeological Praxis
o Evaluating Archaeological Knowledge
o Discrimination and Injustices
• Heritage
o Community Approaches to Archaeology and Heritage Management
o Transdisciplinary and Unbounded: Contemporary Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
o Trade in Art, Culture, and History: Heritage Tourism in the Twenty-First Century
• Indigenous
o Indigenous Views on Ancestors, Ancestral Sites, their Excavation and Disturbance
o Archaeology as Indigenous Advocacy
o Fission or Fusion? Indigenous Engagement
• Interactions and transformations
o Historical Archaeology: Global Alterities and Affinities
o Maritime Histories: The Seas in Human History
• Identities and Ontologies
o Archaeologies of Identity
o Landscapes, Forests, Groves, Rocks, Rivers, and Trees: Ontological Groundings and Seeking Alternative Theories
• Archaeologies and Sciences
o The aDNA Revolution: Its Issues, Potentials, and Implications
o A New Bioarchaeology: Telling the Difficult Stories
• Environments
o Climates of Change and Environmental Pasts
o Water and Ancient Complex Societies
• World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future
o World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future

 

CASA 5

On 25 April 2022 abstracts for sessions (extended deadline: 250 words maximum) are due for the 5th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference: Crisis and Resilience (CASA 5), to be held on 16-18 September 2022 in hybrid format. Further information is available at https://casa2752.wixsite.com/casa. Themes of the conference will be:
• Exploring past disease, plague, and their relation to the lifestyle
• The traces and impact of environmental change and natural disaster, and their effects on the society and human body
• Uncovering the effect of conflicts, violence and warfare on different social groups: archaeological and heritage perspectives
• Social, political and/or religious “revolutions” in the face of crisis and their effects on mindsets, beliefs and practices
• Learning from the past: archaeological and heritage perspectives on contemporary issues
• The emergence and evolution of diverse human technologies to cope with external change and/or challenges
• Environmental resilience in the face of past human impact
• Collapse and Resilience/Resilience Theory
• Ethnicity, trauma and resilience in times of crisis: solidarity and bottom-up approaches
• Recording crisis: from textual, iconographical and material perspectives

 

LAC 2022

On 30 April 2022 abstracts (200-500 words) are due for the 7th edition of the Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2022), to be held on 10-15 September 2022 in Iasi, Romania. Further information, including the list of sessions and forms to submit an abstract to those sessions, are available at https://lac2022.rdrp.ro/. Themes of the conference will be:
• Responsibility. Identifying and assessing anthropic pressure on built and natural landscapes
• Defragmentation. Thinking together about humans, time, and landscapes in a postcolonial world
• Integration. The peopled earth – interrelationship of human and natural systems
• Sensitivity. Landscapes as embodied experiences
• Explanation and Comprehension. Modelling landscapes from quantifiable attributes to cultural constructs
• Cooperation. Theoretical and technological multidisciplinary approaches to the reconstruction of past landscapes

 

ARCH_RNT

On 31 May 2022 abstracts (maximum 1 page) are due for the 7th Symposium Archaeological Research & New Technologies (ARCH_RNT), to be held on 6-8 October 2022 in Kalamata, Greece. Further information and the abstract template are available at http://www.laboratoryarchaeometry.gr/7th-arch_rnt.html. Abstracts are welcome addressing research in cultural heritage, including but not limited to:
• Absolute Dating
• Material Analysis
• Paleo-Environment Reconstructions
• Digital Technologies

 

EuroMed 2022

On 15 June 2022 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the International Conference on Digital Heritage (EuroMed 2022): Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection, to be held on 31 October - 4 November 2022 on Cyprus. Further information is available at https://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/article/international-conference-euromed2022-call-for-papers/. Original unpublished papers in English are invited for electronic submission on the following subjects:
• Protection, Restoration and Preservation of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
• Digital Heritage Documentation and Preservation

 

Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough

On 1 July 2022 abstracts (500 words) are due for a conference entitled Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough: The Golden Bough at 100, to be held on 10-12 February 2023 via Zoom, hosted by the University of Melbourne, Australia, to examine the legacy of Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough on the centenary of its publication. Further information is available at https://zeroequalstwo.net/call-for-conference-papers-shaking-the-tree-breaking-the-bough-the-golden-bough-at-100/. Abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Areas of consideration for this conference include:
• Ancient Religions (e.g., Ancient Near Eastern, Minoan, Roman)
• Comparative Religious Studies
• Biblical Studies
• Pagan Reconstructionism
• Neo-Paganism
• Art and Interpretation
• Literary Studies
• Theory in Historiography and a Historiography of Theory

 

13th ICAANE

On 30 September 2022 proposals for panels and workshops (1000-1500 characters) are due for the 13th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (13th ICAANE), to be held in Copenhagen from 22-25 May 2023; on 1 October 2022 abstracts (400-1000 characters) for posters and oral presentations are due. Further information is available at https://eventsignup.ku.dk/icaane13#.

Ancient World Seminars

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne has announced the schedule of Ancient World Seminars for semester 1, 2022, to be held at 13:00-14:00 (GMT+11). Further information and the links are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
4 April 2022: J. Lehner, “Return to Cape Gelidonya and new insights into Bronze Age maritime cultures of the Mediterranean”

 

Τὸ ἔργον 20-21

On 9 April 2022 Τὸ ἔργον 20-21: Το αρχαιλογικό έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2020-2021 will be held via Zoom. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/border/documents/%CE%97%CE%9C%CE%95%CE%A1%CE%99%CE%94%CE%91_%CE%95%CE%9C%CE%91_2022.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Α. Σαρρής, “Ερευνητικές δραστηριότητες του Εργαστηρίου Digital Humanities GeoInformatics Lab (2020-2021)”
Μ. Ιακώβου, “Ανασκαφές στην Παλαίπαφο εν μέσω πανδημίας (2020-2021): Νέα δεδομένα για το εργαστηριακό και το ανακτορικό σύμπλεγμα στο οροπέδιο Χατζηαπτουλλά”
Α. Βιώνης, “Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus: Ολοκλήρωση της έρευνας πεδίου (2020-2021)”
Ο. Κουκά and Π. Χατζηδάκης, “Αρχαιολογική Επισκόπηση Σάμου 2021”
Ά. Γεωργίου, “Το ερευνητικό Πρόγραμμα ‘ComPAS’ (ERC Starting Grants-947749): Προκαταρτικά αποτελέσματα από τις ανασκαφές στη θέση Παμπούλα Κιτίου”
Β. Κασσιανίδου, “ΜΕΤΑΛΛΩΝ ΤΟΠΟΙ - Σταυροδρόμια πολιτισμού στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο”
Σ. Δεμέστιχα, Ά. Δημητρίου, Ε. Κατσούρη, and M. Secci, “Η ανάδειξη του λιμανιού της Αμαθούντας μέσω του Προγράμματος ‘ΑΝΔΙΚΑΤ (ΑΝάπτυξη Δlκτύου ΚΑταδυτικού Τουρισμού): Καταδυτικές Διαδρομές σε Θαλάσσιες Προστατευόμενες Περιοχές της Ανατολικής Μεσογείου’”
Θ. Μούτσιου, “Τα Προγράμματα PLEICY (POST-DOC/0916/0185) και PLACe (CULTURE/ AWARD-YR/0418/0005): Modelling the early prehistory of Cyprus”
C. Reepmeyer, “Το Πρόγραμμα SaRoCy (EXCELLENCE/0918/0143): Understanding the earliest maritime colonization movement to Cyprus”
Σ. Μενελάου, “Το Πρόγραμμα BORDER στο ανατολικό Αιγαίο (Ελλάδα) και την νοτιοδυτική Κύπρο (OPPORTUNITY /0916/MSCA/0022): Πετρογραφική ανάλυση κεραμικής της 3ης χιλιετίας π.Χ.”
Α. Χαραλάμπους, “Χρήση καινοτόμων τεχνικών για τη μελέτη και ταυτοποίηση αρχαίων κραμάτων χαλκού: Η περίπτωση της Λαπήθου στη Μέση Εποχή του Χαλκού”
V. Klinkenberg, “The Chalcolithic site of Chlorakas-Pallour”

 

PeCla 2022

On 11-12 April 2022 the 9th International Postgraduate Conference (PeCla 2022): Border Zones – Meeting Places in the Ancient World will be held at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/cs/2022/01/18/pecla-2022-border-zones-meeting-places-in-the-ancient-world/?fbclid=IwAR3WNyuC0E0wm5HHbN3crmvllIfDWGnVN_3iBDl0Ohq_zAeyn6ZXj63tyVA. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Vrettou, “Off-coast interrelations during Early Bronze Age: An analytical approach of the contacts between Cyclades and Crete”
I. Johnsen, “Tracking stylistic trends in arenas of conspicuous consumption: The short-lived popularity of the kylix in LM II (1440/1430-1390 BCE) on Crete”
D. Papageorgiou, “A meeting social space: Ethnic negotiations in Northern Levant during Early Iron Age”
K. Doležalová, “Overcoming the borders: Transport of stone artifacts for long distances in the Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
N. Finkel, “Technology on the border: Metallurgy at Bronze Age Troy Based on Casting Moulds”
J. Bobik, “Zoomorphic appliqués on ceramic vessels from LBA in Western Anatolia”
T. Brogan, “Sopata and Mesorachi: A view of the Cretan Bronze Age from the periphery”
N. Mac Sweeney, “Being Greek, Being Anatolian: Identity at the border”

 

Palaeogeography, History and Sea Level Fluctuations

On 4 May 2022 an international online conference Palaeogeography, History and Sea Level Fluctuations: Harbours and Ports of the Eastern Mediterranean will be hosted by Aktes: Society for the Study of Ancient Coastlines (EEST: GMT+3). Further information, registration, and the Zoom link are available at https://aktes.gr/activities/events/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
N. Mourtzas, “Anchorages, ports and harbours. From the Bronze Age to Hellenistic Aegean. A palaeogeographic approach while the sea level was changing”

 

In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII

On 16-22 May 2022 In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII: Maritime Landscapes will be held in Pula, Istria (Croatia). Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Chalkioti and V. Ivrou, “Changing landscapes and early maritime crossings. The case of central and north Aegean Greece”
N. Efstratiou, A. Sotiriou, O. Koukousioura, P. Tokmakidis, and C. Giangrande, “The maritime landscape of the early farming settlement of Agios Petros in Alonnisos, Northern Aegean, Greece”
G. Ferentinos L. and Karali, “The submerged MBA/LBA harbour of Aegina polis-state in the Aegean Sea: The most iconic, prehistoric marine engineering structure”
M. Gkioni, V. Ferentinos, V. Prevenios, M. Geraga, and G. Papatheodorou, “Archaic hominins maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea”
E. Grossmann, “Nine millennia of geographical and historical changes of the Eastern Mediterranean coast illustrated by ‘Maritime Apollonia’”

 

ICAS 1

On 25-27 May 2022 the 1st International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS 1) will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at https://camnes.org/icas-1. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
I. Hodder, “Symbols as flows of energy”
M. Cultraro, A. Crispino, and G. Distefano, “Beyond Iconography: The Ideology of an Aniconic Revolution in Early Bronze Age Sicily”
D. Ben-Shlomo, “Symbolism in a Multi-Ethnic Space: Canaanite, Philistine and Israelite Iconography in the Iron Age Levant”
A. Maeir, “The ‘Symbol-Scape’ of the Philistines: A reassessment”
A. Lekka, “Ιmages and Symbols of 12th c. B.C. pictorial pottery from Cyprus”

 

PEBA 2022

On 26-29 May 2022 the 3rd Perspectives on Balkan Archeology (PEBA 2022): The Mechanism of Power in Bronze and Iron Ages in Southeastern Europe will be held in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia. Further information is available at https://pebasite.wordpress.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
L. Burkhardt, “Socio-economic mechanisms in the context of the Ada Tepe goldmine (LBA)”
R. Kurti, “From Invisible Men of the Early Iron Age to the Warrior Elites of the Late Iron Age in Albania”
S. Pabst, “Supra-regional Power Structures Reflected in Burial Equipment of the Iron Age Necropolis at Vergina in Central Macedonia”
A. Panti, “Early Iron Age Settlements in the Thermaic Gulf and the Halkidiki peninsula. Tracing their Socio-political Identity”
T. Krapf, “Settlement Patterns in Albania at the turn from the Bronze to the Iron Age”
K. Çipa, M. Meshini, and U. Tota, “New evidence from the late prehistoric tumuli near Himara, southwestern Albania”

ΑΕΜΘ 2022

On 10-11 March 2022 the 34th meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2022) was held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at https://www.aemth.gr/el/.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
Ν. Ευστρατίου, Γ. Συρίδης, Ό. Κουκουσιούρα, Π. Καρκάνας, Μ. Γκούμα, Ε. Αηδονά, Μ. Ντίνου, Κ. Βαστέλη, Π. Τσούρλος, Κ. Κούλη, Φ. Στεφάνου, Α. Χαλκιώτη, Δ. Πουλατσόγλου, Π. Μητσάκος, and Ν. Θεοχαρίδης, “Η ανασύνθεση της παλαιογεωγραφίας μιας κατασκήνωσης κυνηγών της Τελικής Παλαιολιθικής (11η χιλιετία π.Χ.) στο νησί της Λήμνου – Το διεπιστημονικό ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα EGEOLAND του ΕΛΙΔΕΚ”
Π. Λίτσιος and Ν. Ευστρατίου, “Η παρουσία των Homo neanderthalensis στην Αιγαιακή Θράκη μέσα από τη μελέτη των λιθοτεχνιών της πεδιάδας της Ροδόπης: ζητήματα προέλευσης των πρώτων υλών και της διασποράς των παλαιολιθικών εγκαταστάσεων”
P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, Δ. Μαλαμίδου, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Ανασκαφή στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Φιλίππων - Ντικιλί Τας 2021”
Α. Ντάρλας, “Νέα ανασκαφικά δεδομένα από το σπήλαιο Πετραλώνων”
Γ. Τσόκας, Γ. Στρατούλη, Α. Σταμπολίδης, and Ν. Πουλακάκης, “Γεωφυσικές έρευνες στην κοινότητα Καμπάνη του Κιλκίς: νεολιθική θέση και τράπεζα με αταύτιστη αρχαία πόλη”
Α. Χονδρογιάννη-Μετόκη, Β. Λαϊνά, Α. Κατσαβέλη, and Μ. Γιωτάκης, “Λιγνιτωρυχείο Μαυροπηγής 2021. Νεκροταφεία και οικισμοί από την πρώιμη εποχή Σιδήρου μέχρι και τους μεταβυζαντινούς χρόνους: ηχηρές παρελθοντικές μαρτυρίες σε μια σύγχρονη σιωπηρή κοινότητα”
Ευ. Βούλγαρη, Μ. Σωφρονίδου, and Κ. Κωτσάκης, “Αποθηκευτικά αγγεία από το Δισπηλιό Καστοριάς”

 

ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE, WARSAW

On 14-18 March 2022 a workshop on the application of cross-craft interaction within craft industries at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw was held in hybrid format. Further information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
N. Papadimitriou and A. Goumas, “Interaction among Master Artisans in Early Mycenaean Times”
A. Dakouri-Hild, “Jacks of all Trades: towards an Understanding of Cross-Craft Fertilization in the Mycenaean Ornamental Industries”
A. Ulanowska, “How many Flax Seeds for a Shirt? Textile Production in Bronze Age Greece from an Intra-Cross-Craft Perspective”
S. Aulsebrook, “Craft and Hobby? Components as a Possible Enabler of ‘Amateur’ Crafters in the Mycenaean World”
K. Jazwa, “‘No Man ever Wetted Clay and then Left it’: Intra-Cross-Craft Interaction and Architectural Technologies in Mainland Greece from the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period”

 

SAA 2022

On 30 March – 3 April 2022 the Society for American Archaeology 87th Annual Meeting (SAA 2022) was held on in Chicago, IL. Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
P. N. Kardulias, K. Trimmis, S. Paspalas, L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, and T. Gregory, “Quartz Artifacts from Kythera, Greece, and Human Migration in the Aegean during the Paleolithic”
G. Elezi, “Communities of Potters and the Regional Intra-actions in Late Neolithic Albania”
T. Krapf, “Connecting the Archaeological Records in the Lake Region between Albania, Greece, and North Macedonia: The Bronze to Early Iron Age Stratigraphy of Sovjan as a Reference for the Wider Area”
A. Mara, “Communal Interaction in Northern Albania during the Fourth and Third Millennium BC”
J. Schultz, E. Hasa, M. Galaty, R. Yerkes, and L. Bejko, “Mountains and Meadows: Preliminary Data toward Understanding Prehistoric Albanian Herd Management”
E. Hannigan, E.-A. Prevedorou, and J. Buikstra, “How Much Do We Know About Ancient Greek Diets? Stable Isotope Studies from the Early Iron Age to the Classical Period in Attica”
W. Gilstrap, “Pottery Technology and Cultural Transfer along Anatolia’s Great Caravan Route”
A. Simmons and R. Kolvet, “At Home in a Small Upland Cypriot Neolithic Settlement”

 

STATE, CULTURE, IDENTITIES

On 31 March – 1 April 2022 a hybrid conference entitled State, Culture, Identities. Views from the Archaeological Archives was held in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/state-culture-identities-views-from-the-archaeological-archives-tickets-296504542067?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
C. Mitsopoulou and M. Stahl, “Archaeological aesthetics for pre-World-War II tourism strategies in Greece: Gilliéron, once more”
S. H. Allen, “Harriet Boyd, engagement, and the Greek state”

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