8th Tennessee UG Classics Research Conference

On 12 November 2018 abstracts (250 words) are due for the Eighth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference, to be held on 23 February 2019 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Further information and the forms for submission are available at

Middle and Late Helladic Laconia

On 30 December 2018 abstracts (300 words) are due for an early career scholar conference entitled Middle and Late Helladic Laconia: Competing principalities?, to be held on 12-13 April 2019 at the Netherlands Institute at Athens, organized by the Netherlands Institute at Athens, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, and the University of Groningen; on 20 December 2019 final publication draft will be due for contributions to the peer-reviewed volume. Abstracts, registration, and inquiries should be sent to Corien Wiersma (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Maria Tsouli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule of lecturers for 2018-2019, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Further information is available at
12 October 2018: A. Anagnostis, “Bio-archaeological Evidence of Intra-group Dynamics and Incipient Social Stratification in Neolithic Aposelemis, Crete”
16 November 2018: H. Tomas, “The Eastern Adriatic and the Aegean in the Bronze Age: A Mutual Self-Disclosure”
26 February 2019: B. Kunkel
5 April 2019: T. Palaima
8 May 2019: B. Jones

ASOR 2018

On 14-17 November 2018 the 2018 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting (ASOR 2018) will be held in Denver, CO. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. M. Maeir, “The 2018 Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath: Overview of the Results”
E. S. K. Anderson, “Animate and Unstable: Animals and Glyptic in Minoan Crete”
B. Clark, M. A. S. Martin, and A. Yasur-Landau, “The Middle and Late Bronze Age Cypriot Pottery at Megiddo: Changes in the Interaction Patterns between Cyprus and the Levant”
A. Creekmore, L. Sweatt, T. Letchworth, and A. M. Maeir, “A Magnetometry Study of the Philistine City of Gath”
J. S. Smith, “Speech Bubbles, Text Panels, and Inscriptions in between on Late Bronze Age Cypriot Seals”
C. Bergoffen, “Late Cypriot Bichrome Ware as an Expression of Commercial Mobility”
A. Marciniak, “The New Çatalhöyük: Aftermath of 25 Years of the Çatalhöyük Research Project”
J. Uziel, “New Perspectives on the Connection between Jerusalem and Gath of the Philistines”
I. Shai, “What’s between Libnah and Gath?”
E. M. Bonney, “Do Clothes Make the Man (or Woman)? The Report from Bronze Age Crete”
A. Simmons, “Sailing Neanderthals: Early Mediterranean Voyagers and the Role of Cyprus in Perspective”
K. Grossman, T. Paulette, A. McCarthy, and L. Graham, “Pre-urban Trajectories on the Northwest Coast of Cyprus: The First Two Seasons of the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project”
L. Crewe, “Kissonerga-Skalia Bronze Age Settlement Excavation”
C. Johnston, “Import Distribution and Network Integration in Bronze Age Cyprus”
E. Monahan, “A History of Violence? A Reassessment of the Evidence for Internecine Conflict in Bronze Age Cyprus”
W. Krieger, “The Evolution of Theory and Method in Philistine Archaeology”
R. Hunziker-Rodewald, “Going East—Philistine Female Figurines in Transjordan”
Z. Chovanec, “The Symbolic Landscape of Prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus as Represented in Figural Representation in Ritual Vessels: A New Interpretation”
T. Petit, “The First ‘Ruler’s Dwelling’ in Cyprus? A Pre-Palatial Building on the Acropolis of Amathus”
L. Grimsley, L. Swantek, T. Davis, C. Davey, and W. Weir, “Kourion Urban Space Project: 2018 Season Preliminary Results”
E. Levy and I. Finkelstein, “Computational Chronology: The First Appearance of Philistine Bichrome at Megiddo”
K. Fisher, “Geoarchaeological Research at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”
S. Pilaar Birch, “An Isotopic Approach to Regional Dynamics of Neolithization in Western Anatolia and the Aegean”
B. Bryan, “Interconnections in the Eastern Mediterranean at the End of the Middle Bronze Age”
S. Murray and S. E. Cole, “The Aegean and Egypt at the Turn of the Middle Bronze Age: Economic Exchange, Diplomatic Interaction, and the Movement of Ideas”
B. A. Judas, “The Aegeanizing Elements from the Tomb Group of Ahhotep”
S. Wachsmann, “Ahhotep’s Silver Ship Model Reconsidered”
A. Yasur-Landau, “Punctuated Currents: Modeling Trajectories of Maritime Adaptation”
E. Cline, “Punctuated Equilibrium and the 3.2Kya Collapse in the Aegean, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean”

AIA 2019

On 3-6 January 2019 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2019) will be held in San Diego. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Dakouri-Hild, “The Theban Cemeteries Publication Project: Funerary Topography, Architecture, and Finds (1897–1919), Final Results”
B. Burke, “Excavations at Ancient Eleon and the Evolving Landscape of Death in Early Mycenaean Greece”
O. A. Jones, “Bones of Contention: Mycenaean Secondary Burial Revisited”
E. Fuller, “Performing Death: Gender, Bodily Adornment, and Ideology at Grave Circle B at Mycenae”
K. Stiles, “Community in Death: Rock Cut Chamber Tomb Cemetery Organization at Golemi Agios Georgios in Central Greece”
K. Shelton, “TAPHOS, the Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and Exploration Synergasia: the 2017-2018 Excavation Seasons”
K. Jarriel, “Environmental Change and the Resilience of Local Maritime Networks: Two Examples from the Aegean Bronze Age”
C. L. Johnston, “Extra-palatial Agents and Bronze Age Networks: Aegean and Cypriot Imports in Late Bronze Age Egypt”
M. Kramer-Hajos, “Innovations in Ship Technology and the End of the Bronze Age”
J. Mokrišová, “In the Footsteps of Glaucus: Metallurgy and Technological Transfer on the Western Anatolian Littoral”
G. Erny, “The Kingdom of Chelmis: Architecture, Material Culture, and the Modern Landscape of the Western Argolid”
S. J. Richardson, “Spatial Representation of Heavy Fraction Collection and Analysis from Tell es-Safi/Gath”
B. R. Jones, “Bringing the Minoans and Mycenaeans to Life”
J. Juhasz, “Comparative Survey on Crete: Regional Settlement Patterns in the Late Bronze Age”
N. G. Blackwell, “Viewing the Lion Gate Relief at Mycenae: A 3D Model and New Compositional Observations”
Z. Tankosic, “Mind the GAP: Preliminary Results of the First Season of the Gourimadi Archaeological Project, Greece”
D. Katsonopoulou, “Social Gatherings from the Early Helladic North Peloponnese: The Case of the Helike Corridor House, Gulf of Corinth, Greece”
T. Strasser, “The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: Early Symbolic Communication in Greece”
T. Carter, “A Mid-Holocene to Middle Pleistocene Stratigraphic Sequence from Stelida, Naxos”
E. Panagopoulou, “The Lower Palaeolithic Site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece”
A. Simmons, “Beyond the Hippos: Curtis Runnels’ Impact on a Clearer Understanding of Deep Time Archaeology on the Mediterranean Islands”
B. Pestarino, “Beyond the Text: Socio-political Implications in Cypriot Bilingual Inscriptions”
B. R. Jones, “An Alternative Proposal for Evan’s’ Snakes and Headgear on Knossos Faience Figurine HM 65”
B. Davis, “The Phaistos Disk: A New Way of Viewing the Language behind the Script”
O. Mouthuy, “The Linear B tablets from the Northern Entrance Passage at Knossos: a Reconsideration of the Taphonomy of the Deposit”
R. Palmer, “Mycenaean hornworking, wealth finance, and Linear B commodity *189”
E. Tsiolaki, “Western Messenia in the Early Bronze Age Period: Revisiting Evidence from the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project”
E. Baci, “Geospatial Analyses of Settlement Patterns in Albania (1100 B.C.E.–395 C.E.)”
M. L. Galaty, “Regional Archaeology in the Peja and Istog Districts of Kosova (RAPID-Kosova): Results of the 2018 Field Season”
N. N. L. Lercari, “Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project: Exploring Digital Methods in Archaeological Heritage Conservation”
C. Garcia Fine, “Redefining Social Boundaries on the Greek Mainland from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age: a Long-Term Comparative Approach”
A. Van de Moortel, “The Rise of a Political Elite at Mitrou, Central Greece: an Architectural Perspective”
D. Gilman Romano, “Excavation and Research at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion, Summers of 2017 and 2018”
J. W. Earle, “A New Mycenaean Occupation Phase at Koukounaries, Paros”
S. Lupack, “Continuity and Change in Religious Practice from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age”
P. Tomkins, “Firing Diversity? A Later Neolithic Pottery Production Area at Knossos and the Development of Pottery Production on Crete”
I. Caloi and S. Todaro, “Time for Plain Speaking: Thinking through Plain Handleless Cups in Minoan Crete”
L. Ursprung-Nerling, “Rise of the Individual or Continuation of the Communal: Minoan Pre- and Protopalatial Larnakes on Crete”
B. Legarra Herrero, “New Research on Minoan Gold: First Results and Implications for Understanding Off-Island Interaction”
M. J. Daniels, “Death and Divinity at Kommos: Reinterpreting a Prothesis Scene on an Incised Cup from the Iron Age Sanctuary”
E. A. Fisher, “Minoans in Punt: an Interpretation of the Akrotiri Frescoes”
G. Doudalis, “Mochlos, Uninterrupted: Material Evidence from the Settlement during Middle Minoan IIB-IIIA”
E. Kardamaki, “Pottery Traditions at Ayios Vasileios, Laconia”
P. Day, “Making Cretan Transport Stirrup Jars in the Argolid”
C.-H. Tsai, “The Mycenaean and Local Pottery Traditions at Koukonissi, Lemnos”
M. Gazis, “Material and Human Mobility: the Diverse Ceramic Worlds of Teichos Dymaion, Achaia, Greece”
B. Proulx, “Aegean, Aegean-style, and Local Pottery Traditions in Nuragic Sardinia: New Evidence from Selargius on the Bay of Cagliari”


On 25 October 2018 a panel discussion entitled MANIAS: Modern Desires for Greek Pasts was held at the British Academy with L. Prettejohn, N. Momigliano, K. Harloe, A. Shapland, and A. Petsalis-Diomidis.

The October 2018 issue of Nestor (44.6) is available as a free download.

In Poseidon’s Realm XXIV

On 31 October 2018 abstracts (250 words, including 2 images) are due for the conference In Poseidon’s Realm XXIV. Contact Zones: Archaeology between Water and Land Coasts, Lake and River Shores, to be held on 10-14 April 2019 in Bodrum, Turkey. Further information is available at



On 5 November 2018 abstracts are due for the 17th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern, to be held in Athens on 3-6 June 2019. On 6 May 2019 full papers are due. Further information is available at


EAA AM 2019

On 8 November 2018 proposals for sessions are due for the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2019): Beyond Paradigms, to be held in Bern on 4-7 September 2019. From 19 December 2018 until 14 February 2019 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 24 April 2019 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:
• Archaeological theory and methods beyond paradigms
• Interpreting the archaeological record: artefacts, humans, and landscapes
• Archaeology of mountainous landscapes
• Digital archaeology, science and multidisciplinarity: new methods, new challenges
• Archaeological heritage and museum management: future chances, future risks
• Global change and archaeology


EMAC 2019

On 15 January 2019 abstracts (250-300 words) are due for the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC 2019), to be held on 16-18 September in Barcelona. Further information is available at

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