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On 9-11 January 2014 the 2014 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2014) was held at the University of Reading. Further information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or at http://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/Conferences/BANEA/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

C. Constantinou, "Round or Square: Does it Really Matter?: a view from the Neolithic of Cyprus and northern Levant"

E. Govier, "Seeing is believing: Painting and Meaning and Çatalhöyük"

P. Jacobsson, "Short-lived sites of the Cypro-PPN"

E. Stroud, "Continuity and change in the crop spectra of Neolithic and Chalcolithic central Anatolia: new evidence from Çatalhöyük West and Çamlıbel Tarlası"

N. D. Ünsal, "Mycenaean pottery of Çine Tepecik"

The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of Bronze and Iron Ages

On 10-12 January 2014 a conference entitled The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of Bronze and Iron Ages was held at the University of Reading. Further information is available at http://www.ihuw.pl/instytut/dzialalnosc/wydarzenia/aegean-and-levant-turn-bronze-and-iron-ages-warsaw-10-12-january-2014. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Ł. Niesiołowski-Spano', "The Sea Peoples – nature of their migration to the East"

M. Węcowski, "Towards a social paradigm of cultural transfers in Early Iron Age Greece. Three (or four) case studies"

Marta Guzowska, What do we know about Aegean origin of the Philistines and why do we need to know more?

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The December 2013 (40.9) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

ASOR 2014

On 15 December 2013 new section proposals are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2014), to be held in San Diego, CA from 19-22 November 2014. On 15 February 2014 abstract submissions are due On 1 August 2014 submissions to Projects on Parade (Poster Session) are due. Further information, including rules for participation, sections planned for ASOR 2014, format of and procedure for submitting abstracts, and all necessary forms are available at http://www.asor.org.

Landscapes of Value

On 20 December 2013 abstracts are due for the Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values VIII: Landscapes of Value to be held on 19-21 June 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania. Abstracts (1 page) investigating the complex ways in which humans interacted with and constructed space in antiquity should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Embodied Identities

On 10 February 2014 abstracts are due for a workshop entitled Embodied Identities: Figural and Symbolic Representation of the Self in Anatolia to be held on 7-8 June 2014 at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, in Taksim. Abstracts (300 words) investigating the embodiment of
identity markers in literal and representative media, such as mortuary
practices, personalization of tools, location of petroglyphs, or
changing contexts of settlement planning, should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SOMA 2014

From 1 January through 1 March 2014 abstracts for 20-minute presentations are due for the 18th Annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology: Management of Cultural Heritage in the Coastal Zone (SOMA 2014), to take place on 24-26 April 2014 in Wrocław, Poland. Abstracts, approximately 3000 characters (Title 200 characters) in English, should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The preliminary themes include:

Archaeometry

Marine / Seamanship History

Conservation, preservation and archaeological site management

Restoration and Museology

Further information is available at http://www.genama.info/soma/2014/HOME.html or http://www.arch.pan.wroc.pl/index.php?lang=pl&dzial=artykuly&k=&p=2013_09_30_18th_symposium_on_mediterranean_archaeology_soma_2014_wroclaw_poland.

AIA 2014

On 2-6 January 2014 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America will be held in Chicago. Further information is available at http://www.archaeological.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

G. Cadogan, "Introduction: Hugh Sackett: Field Archaeologist, Teacher, Gold Medallist"

S. E. MacVeagh Thorne, M. Prent, P. J. Callaghan, and D. E. Evely, "UM Redux: North of the Little Palace from the Early Iron Age to the Fall of Rome"

E. Hatzaki, "Thinking Vertically: the Role of Archaeological Sections in Pre- and Historic Period Site Publications from the Aegean"

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Αρχαιολογικό 'Εργο στην Κρήτη

On 5-8 December 2013 the Γ΄ Παγκρήτια Επιστημονική Συνάντηση "Αρχαιολογικό 'Εργο στην Κρήτη" was held by the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete. Further information is available at http://www.history-archaeology.uoc.gr/anouncements/congress/AEK3-2013.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

Μ. Τσιποπούλου, "Αναθηματική επίχωση 1 στο Προ- και Παλαιοανακτορικό νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας"

Γ. Παπαδάτος and Χ. Σοφιανού, "Μοντέλα κατοίκησης της Προανακτορικής περιόδου στην ανατολική Κρήτη: επιφανειακή έρευνα στη Σκοπή Σητείας"

Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, "Χοιρόμανδρες Ζάκρου: Ο βορειοδυτικός τομέας"

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