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On 6‐8 May 2011 the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) will be held in Berkeley, CA. Further information, a list of sessions, and forms are available at http://arf.berkeley.edu/TAG2011/about/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

S. Katsarou, "The Neolithic Past on an Imaginary Stage"

C. Knappett, "The Potter's Wheel in the Bronze Age East Mediterranean: Innovation, Learning and Communities of Practice"

L. Nikolova, "Prehistoric Lifestyles and Visual Culture as a Theoretical Model"

N. Vander Beken, "'The Politics of Feasting in Minoan Crete': Reflections on the Mediating Role of the Minoan Palaces in the Creation of Asymmetrical Power Relations"

The March 2011 (38.3) volume of Nestor is now available as a free download. This is the new free digital publication model for all future issues of Nestor.

8th ICAANE

On
15
April
2011
proposals
for workshops
are
due
for
the 8th
International
Congress on
the
Archaeology
of
the
Ancient
Near
East
(8th ICAANE),
to
be
held
in
Warsaw,
Poland 30
April–4
May
2012.
On
15
October 2011
abstracts
(200
words
maximum)
for
papers (20
 minutes) and
posters are
due.
Further
information
is
available
at http://www.8icaane.org/. The
following
themes
of
possible
interest
to Nestor readers
have been
announced:

Townships
and
villages

Excavation
reports
and
summaries

High
and
low
—
minor
arts
for
the
elites
and
the
populace

Archaeology
of
fire

Conservation,
preservation
and
site
management

Bioarchaeology
in
the
ancient
Near
East

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NY Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The
program
of
the New
York
Aegean
Bronze Age
Colloquium has
been
announced for spring
 2011.
 All
lectures
will be
held at
the
Institute
of
Fine
Arts,
One
East
78th
Street
at 6:30 pm.
Please
R.S.V.P.
to
212‐992‐5803
or
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15
April
2011: P.
Pantou,
"The
Development
of
Social Ranking
and
Mycenaean
State Formation
in Thessaly"

13
May 2011:
N.
Papdimitriou,
"The
changing
faces
of
death:
Funerary
ritual
and
society
in Early
Mycenaean
Greece"

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On
3‐5
March
2011 the 15th
annual Symposium
on
Mediterranean
Archaeology (SOMA
 2011) took
 place
at
Catania
University, Sicily.
Further
information
and
the registration
form
are
available at
 http://ml.ci.uc.pt/mhonarchive/archport/msg10207.html or
from
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers
of
interest
to Nestor readers
included:

A.
Czeszewska,
"Wall
paintings
at
Neolithic
site
Çatalhöyük.
How
can
we
interpret prehistoric
art?"

C.
T.
Fontebrera,
"The
crocus
in
the
Aegean:
medical
and
ideological
symbolism
in
the women's
world."

D.
Sylviane,
"Reconstructing
the
Landscape
of
the
Dead.
Some Observations
on
the
Minoan Funerary
Space
in
the
Agiopharango
Valley
(South
Central
Crete)"

D.
Yılmaz,
"New Observations
on
the
Troy
I
Culture
in
the
Light
of
the
Some
Survey
Finds from
the Coastal
Troad"

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