2023 World Neolithic Congress

On 6 November 2022 session proposals are due for the 2023 World Neolithic Congress, to be held in Sanliurfa, Turkey on 18-22 September 2023. Further information is available at


EAA AM 2023

On 10 November 2022 proposals for sessions are due for the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2023), to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 30 August - 2 September 2023. From 19 December 2022 until 15 February 2018 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 27 April 2023 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at

58th ARU Public Lectures

The program of the 58th ARU Public Lectures Series of the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus, focusing on the archaeology of Cyprus and the Aegean, has been announced for autumn 2022. All lectures are held virtually via ZOOM every Monday at 7:30 pm (EET); they are free and open to the public, but registration is required for access before each event starts. Registration is available at The schedule will be:
3 October 2022: C. Schwall, “Golden times: Early Bronze Age gold objects as indicator for long distance trade networks”
10 October 2022: J. Maran, “Beyond Schliemann’s footsteps: new insights into the transformation of Tiryns from the 13th to the 12th century BCE”
17 October 2022: V. Stissi, “From sherds and dots on maps to people and polis: the case of ancient Halos”
24 October 2022: K. Sarri, “Textile technologies in Aegean Prehistory: fabrics, tools and sources”
31 October 2022: M. Vakondiou, “Η γλυπτική στη βενετική Κρήτη: η καταγραφή, τα ερωτήματα, οι προοπτικές της έρευνας”
7 November 2022: F. Meneghetti, “Leaving no stone unturned: an update on miniature oxhide ingots from Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
14 November 2022: B. Düring, “Chalcolithic Cyprus revisited: seven seasons at Chlorakas-Palloures”
21 November 2022: L. Bombardieri, “A wall with a view: ideological identities and roles at Erimi in the Prehistoric Kouris valley”
28 November 2022: W. Caraher, “Late Antiquity at Polis: recent research”
5 December 2022: F. Hadjichristofi, “‘Calliope but which Calliope’, on the Akaki mosaic”


Mycenaean Seminars

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2022-2023, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, London and accessible via Zoom. Advance registration is required for attendance either in person or online. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at
12 October 2022: E. Egan, “Pattern Games: Playing with Ornament in Pylian Painting”
9 November 2022: T. Kiely, Title to be announced
7 December 2022: B. Legarra Herrero, “Minoan Gold: A Biographical Approach to Prestigious Items”
18 January 2023: L. Recht, “Equids in the Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean”
15 February 2023: Q. Letesson, “A Prepalatial Community at Sissi (Crete): Contextualization of an Early Bronze Age Village”
15 March 2023: K. Shelton, “The Cemeteries at Aidonia: Updates and Insights from the TAPHOS Project” [Seminar sponsored by INSTAP]
17 May 2023, 5 pm: M. Cosmopoulos, “The Emergence of Mycenaean States: New Evidence from the Excavations at Iklaina” [Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture]



On 5-9 October 2022 the ΙΓ΄ Διεθνούς Κρητολογικού Συνεδρίου. 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies will be held in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Α. Ι. Ντάρλας, Η “Παλαιολιθική κατοίκηση της Κρήτης» δέκα χρόνια μετά τις πρώτες ανακαλύψεις: Επισκόπηση της μεγάλης ανατροπής στην κρητική προϊστορία”
C. Morris and A. Peatfield, “Healing and spirituality at Minoan peak sanctuaries”
T. Strasser, “The interface of hominins and Pleistocene fauna: the status of issue”
C. Murphy, “Disease or injury? Re-examining the Petsophas body-part figurines”
L. Bonga, “Μια επανεξέταση της Νεολιθικής Κρήτης”
G. Rethemiotakis, P. B. Betancourt, and G. Lazoura, “Deforming diseases and health issues depicted on figurines from the Mamaloukos peak sanctuary at Galeniano Pediada”
L. Goodison, “An unpublished pendant from Krasi B, with thoughts on discontinuities in figurines and tombs FN—EMI”
T. Alusik, “Health, disease and medicine in Crete from the Neolithic to 500 BC” [online]
P. Tomkins, “Reformation, rupture, return. New risings and the enduring power of place at Knossos around the dawn of the Bronze Age (Subneolithic-EM I)”
Κ. Κόπακα, “Δόντια καρχαρία από την Εποχή του Χαλκού στη Γαύδο και τα λιόκουρνα στη λαϊκή θεραπευτική παράδοση”
K. Nowicki, “Making the Invisible Visible: Pre-Final Neolithic Settlement in Crete”
Π. Η. Μ. Κουσούλης and Χ. Παπαδάκη, “Μαγικοθρησκευτικές ιαματικές πρακτικές στη Μινωική Κρήτη”
S. Bell, “‘Chosen glory’ or ‘chosen trauma’? Cultural memory of discontinuity and its possible connection to post-abandonment visitation at LM IIIC ‘defensive’ settlements on Crete”
Τ. Μπολώτη, “Οι Μυκηναίοι στην Κρήτη: Ρήξη με/χωρίς ανατροπή;”
N. Xifaras, “Continuities and discontinuities in Crete from the 12th to the 6th c. BC and the rise of the polis”
S. Todaro, “‘Melior de cinere surgo’: Phaistos and the Yeropotamos valley between 2200 and 2050 BC (EM IIB-EM III)”
Ι. Βενιέρη, “‘Μετά την καταστροφή’: Η μινωϊκή εγκατάσταση στο Αποδούλου Αμαρίου στις αρχές της νεοανακτορικής περιόδου”
I. Caloi, “The foundation of the First Palace at Phaistos: between continuity and discontinuity”
Γ. Τζεδάκις and Β. Κολυβάκη, “Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του Βρύσινα. Η περίπτωση των Αρμένων”
F. M. Carinci, “Continuity and discontinuity in the Phaistos road system during the Bronze Age”
E. Hallager, “Evidence for two LM IB destructions at Chania”
G. Baldacci, “Breaking with the past: Changing patterns in the occupational history of Agia Triada from the Prepalatial to the Protopalatial period” [online]
Κ. Σμπόνιας, “Ο ΥΜ ΙΙΙΓ οικισμός του Βρύσινα: Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στο ορεινό τοπίο στην Εποχή του Χαλκού”
L. Girella, “Between ruptures and continuity: the MM IIIA and IIIB evidence at Phaistos and Hagia Triada”
Ε. Γεροντάκου, Λ. Πλάτων, and Α. Σαλίχου, “Η αρχιτεκτονική ως «δείκτης» κοινωνικο-οικονομικών ή/και πολιτικών μεταβολών μεγάλης κλίμακας στο εσωτερικό μινωικών εγκαταστάσεων: η περίπτωση της Ζάκρου”
D. Puglisi, “LM IB rupture(s) in context: a view from Hagia Triada”
Μ. Κυρίτση, “Οικογένειες σε μεταβολή: Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στον χαρακτήρα των οικιακών ομάδων από τη Νεοανακτορική στη Μετανακτορική περίοδο, με έμφαση στο παράδειγμα του μινωικού οικισμού της Κάτω Ζάκρου”
O. Palio, “The LM IA period at Phaistos: an age of transition”
Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος and Τ. Καλαντζοπούλου, “Κατσουνάκι Ξερόκαμπου: ένα περιφερειακό κέντρο στην επικράτεια της Ζάκρου”
A. Greco, “From the wanaktes of Knossos to the basileis of Phaistos”
Β. Ισαακίδου and Μ. Τσιποπούλου, “Το τέλος της αρχής ή η αρχή του τέλους: Τελετουργική ΜΜΙΙΑ πράξη στο νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας”
E. Borgna, “Phaistos at the LBA-EIA transition: demise and rupture or the beginning of a new era?”
D. W. Rupp and M. Tsipopoulou, “First impressions are not always accurate. A disruption that created a complex stratigraphical sequence in the Pre- and Protopalatial Petras - Kephala cemetery (Sitia)”
F. Buscemi, “Change and continuity in architectural tradition between the XIII and the VIII century BC: the ‘Wal(l) project’” [online]
Μ. Τσιποπούλου, “‘You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows’: Ασυνέχεια στο τέλος της ΠΜΙΙ στον οικισμό και το νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας”
M. Scafuro and F. Longo, “Continuity and discontinuity in Phaistos: The emergence of the polis”
J. Driessen, “‘Επανάσταση’. Ανθρωπογενείς καταστροφές στην αρχαιολογία του Αιγαίου” [keynote]
F. Gaignerot-Driessen, B. Jagou, C. Judson, A. Lattard, and C. Cenzon-Salvayre, “At the dawn of the Cretan cities: Preliminary results of the excavations conducted at Anavlochos, Lasithi (2017-[2020]2022)” [online]
M. Pomadère, S. Rougier-Blanc, E. Tsakanika, M. Pateraki, and B. Rueff, “A rise in the use of timber in Neopalatial architecture? First results of the TiMMA project at Malia”
A. Kanta and S. Privitera, “Looking for the First Knossians in the Mesara? A Reappraisal of the Cemetery at Kalyvia Near Phaistos”
M. Devolder and I. Caloi, “Large-scale levelling operations in the core of the Late Prepalatial settlement at Malia”
N. Cucuzza, “Discontinuities at Hagia Triada and Kannià in LM IIIA-B”
I. Mathioudaki and M. Devolder, “Rethinking the genesis of the Neopalatial Palace at Malia. Knossian influence and local input in pottery and architecture”
C. Knappett, “Resilient urbanism in Bronze Age east Crete: the case of Palaikastro” [online]
J. Soles, “Greek-American excavations at Mochlos 2021-2022, the discovery of a Minoan waterworks”
S. Déderix, I. Caloi, and A. Schmitt, “Disuse or deliberate closure? Processes of abandonment in the Pre- and Protopalatial cemetery at Sissi (Zone 9)”
J. Driessen, “An Archaeology of Change. The nature, role and consequences of destructions at the Kephali at Sissi”
A. Sanavia, “Stamping pottery in the Mesara plain: notes on a skilled artisanal koinè during the Protopalatial period” [poster]
S. Antonello, “The ‘Shrines phase’ at Phaistos: a period of renewal in the Final MM IIB phase” [poster]
F. Toscano and G. Longhitano, “Discontinuities and changes in textile production between the LMIIIC and Archaic period in Crete: Phaistos as a case study” [poster]
E. Platania and T. Messina, “Evidence of bone marrow exploitation in Pre-palatial Phaistos: the analysis of faunal remains from the North-Eastern Complex” [poster]
M. Figuera, “Metallurgical Activity in Agia Triada: The Ambiguous Evidence” [poster]
E. Oddo and V. Fotou, “The history of uses and abandonments at the House of the Frescoes in Knossos”
Π. Σταματάκη, “Η λειτουργία και ο ρόλος του κτιριακού συγκροτήματος του Βαθυπέτρου Αρχανών στη νεοανακτορική βορειοκεντρική Κρήτη κατά το τέλος της ΥΜΙΒ περιόδου”
F. Michelaki, “The Cretan tholos cemeteries; continuities and discontinuities during Pre- and Protopalatial periods”
G. Flouda, “Breaking with past narratives: Apesokari and its place in the Mesara”
P. P. Betancourt, “Changes in the cave of Eileithyia at Inatos at the end of the Bronze Age”
F. Blakolmer, “On the move into a new age: Continuity and discontinuity in the development of spiral motifs in Neopalatial Crete”
Μ. Ρουσάκη, “Η Τοιχογραφία των Χελιδονιών από την Κνωσό. Ανατροπή των παλαιότερων δεδομένων στην ιστορία της τοιχογραφικής τέχνης στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο”
Μ. Ανδρεαδάκη-Βλαζάκη, “Κρητομυκηναϊκά ‘ελεφαντουργήματα’ από τη δυτική Κρήτη”
Ε. Νικολακοπούλου and Δ. Μυλωνά, “Ψάρια στο Μουσείο: Μια διαφορετική προσέγγιση των απεικονίσεων του θαλάσσιου κόσμου στην τέχνη της μινωικής Κρήτης”
Ε. Νικολιδάκη, “Ανατροπές στον κόσμο των χταποδιών: H Οππιάνεια ανάγνωση ενός μινωικού αγγείου”
L. Valentinová, “Continuity and discontinuity of Minoan representational convention in the Homeric epics”
M. Rice, “Colonialism, disruption and dispersal: a study of Minoan artefacts in early British museum collections” [online]
Β. Σπυροπούλου-Δεβεράκη, “Περί Γραμμικής Α γραφής: Αποκρυπτογράφηση της χρυσής καρφίτσας της Νεοανακτορικής Περιόδου, Μουσείο Aγ. Νικολάου (Αρ. 9675)”
A. Sacconi, “Les idéogrammes *162+KI et *162+RI dans les tablettes en linéaire B de Cnossos”
Ά. Καρναβά, “Διοικητικές ασυνέχειες μεταξύ πρώτων και δεύτερων ανακτόρων στην Κρήτη: Η περίπτωση της Κνωσού”
I. Serpetsidaki and A. Nafplioti, “Absolute scientific dating of early mortuary behaviour in Crete using AMS radiocarbon: the case of the Kiparissi Cave Tomb”
L. Godart, “Η χρονολόγηση των πινακίδων Γραμμικής Β της Πὐλου”
L. A. Hitchcock, “Missing or mis-Perceived? Locating the Purloined Ruler in Neopalatial Crete”
Α. Τσιμόγιαννη and Μ. Τσιποπούλου, “Όσο περισσότερα, τόσο καλύτερα: Στρατηγική, τεχνικές και αποτελέσματα της πλήρους περισυλλογής του χώματος από το μινωικό νεκροταφείο του Πετρά Σητείας”
R. Dewan, “Disrupting the scale: Miniature pottery in Minoan ritual” [online]
Ι. Βούρου, “Η αποκατάσταση των προϊστορικών τοιχογραφιών της Κνωσσού και της Θήρας. Από την πρώτη προσέγγιση στην ανατροπή με τη γέννηση της επιστήμης της Συντήρησης”
Έ. Τσίτσα, Δ. Μακρής, and Γ. Γαλανάκης, “Μεταξύ γλυπτικής και ζωγραφικής: Επανεξετάζοντας τις ανάγλυφες τοιχογραφίες της Κνωσού”
Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, “Τα μινωικά νεκροταφεία και το τέλος της Παλαιοανακτορικής περιόδου”
A. Sarpaki, “Archaeobotanical insights and dialogue from the Neolithic and a Bronze Age site from Kastelli in Chania Old Town”
S. Norvell, “Cretan tomb cult: A reappraisal”
Γ. Ι. Αλεξόπουλος, “Φως στη μινωική ‘δεξαμενή καθαρμών’. Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες ― υλικές και άυλες παράμετροι της τελετουργικής αρχιτεκτονικής του αδύτου”
F. Dibble, V. Isaakidou, and D. Mylona, “Upheavals, ruptures, discontinuities in post-Minoan Crete: insights into socio-economic change from the zooarchaeological record”
T. Terrana and I. Mathioudaki, “Investigating rituals of consumption in changing times: the deposit in the west wing of the Neopalatial Court-Centred Building at Sissi”
S. C. Ferrence, A. Giumlia-Mai, P. P. Betancourt, and J. D. Muhly, “A revolution in metalworking before the foundation of the Minoan palaces: Special examples from the Petras cemetery”
S. Kiorpe and M. Tsipopoulou, “Change and continuity in Pre- and Protopalatial funerary practices: the case of Petras cemetery in Sitia, East Crete”
Δ. Α. Σφακιανάκης, “Ακρορεινή λατρεία σε περιόδους κρίσης: η περίπτωση των πήλινων ανθρωπόμορφων ειδωλίων από το Χαμέζι”
S. Müller and N. Papakonstantinou, “New investigations into the funerary function of Chrysolakkos”
Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, and Γ. Χατζηκωνσταντίνου, “Αποκλίσεις και ασυνέχειες στη μεταχείριση των νεκρών στην προανακτορική Κρήτη: Η περίπτωση του θολωτού τάφου Β στην Κουμάσα Αστερουσίων”
Ε. Γαλλή, “Η ανατροπή πριν την παράδοση. Οι λάρνακες στο πρωτομινωικό ταφικό σπήλαιο Πύργου”
Ι. Παππάς and Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, “‘τον δε τροχόν γαίας τε καμίνου τʼ έκγονον εύρε…’ Το κεραμικό εργαστήριο στο Κόκκινο Φρούδι Ζάκρου”
G. Doudalis, “Potters in transition: Evolutions and changes in Mochlos ceramics from Middle Minoan IIA to Late Minoan IA”
R. Dubois, “Diacritical consumption and social organization in MM IIB Crete: a ceramic approach”
C. Langohr, “Population movements in Crete in Late Minoan IIIB advanced? Evidence for discontinuities in the ceramic repertoire at Sissi and its region” [online]
K. Christakis, C. Galanaki, and E. Apostolaki, “Protopalatial Agriana: patterns of discontinuities in pottery production and consumption”
M. Velegraki, “The MM IIIA pottery assemblage from Building 2 at Knossos, Gypsades: a contextual analysis” [online]
C. Sturge, “Disruptive dining – Late Minoan II – IIIA:1 fine tableware at Knossos, a metrical and volumetric perspective” [online]
A. Tzigounaki and P. Vlachou, “On continuity and change: A preliminary techno-morphological assessment of MMIII-LMI pottery from Kalo Chorafi, Mylopotamos, North Central Crete”
E. Tsafou, “Function and use of Minoan cooking vessels: between traditions and changes”
Ε. Παπαδοπούλου, “Τα χρόνια της κρίσης: Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στη δυτική Κρήτη γύρω στο 1200 π.Χ.”
R. B. Koehl, “The stone wig from Knossos reidentified”
U. Günkel-Maschek, “They who withstand all crisis and upheaval: A new look at men in ‘hide-skirts’, MM IIIB to LM IIIA2” [online]
D. Wolf, “Late Minoan soft stone seals: a window on social change?”
Ε. Κατάκη, Μ. Ανδρεαδάκη-Βλαζάκη, P. McGeorge, Σ. Πρέβε, and Ε. Πρωτοπαπαδάκη, “Βίαιοι θάνατοι στη μινωική Κρήτη του 13ου αιώνα π.Χ.”
V. Şahoğlu and B. N. Goodman-Tchernov, “Tsunamis, volcanic ashes and a victim of the Late Bronze Age Thera eruption discovered at Çeşme – Bağlararası (Turkey)”
L. Alvarez, “Bronze mirrors in Central Mediterranean during the Final Bronze Age: Τrans-mediterranean exchange of goods, men or ideas?” [online]
A. Nafplioti, D.-E. Michael, L. Fibiger, and B. Molloy, “Population biological distance, connectivity and interaction in Bronze Age and Protogeometric Crete: integrated biological and material culture approaches”
S. Spanos, “Relations between Koukounaries in Paros and Crete during the Late Helladic III/ Late Minoan III period”
E. Tour, “Coded in clay: An investigation into the origins of the Linear B administrative devices through the application of phylogenetic theory” [online]
Η. Λιακόπουλος, “Έξι σημαντικά σπήλαια αρχαιολογικού ενδιαφέροντος της Π.Ε. Λασιθίου. Παρουσίαση των πρώτων συμπερασμάτων”
S. Kiorpe, “Health and disease in the LMIIIA-B period: A case study from the Kentri chamber tomb in Ierapetra, Crete”
Κ. Κόπακα, Μ. Κλάδου, and Α. Κουκουράκη, “Η Ντία ανάμεσα στην Κρήτη και το βoρειότερο Αιγαίο. Μινωικά πολιτισμικά στοιχεία στο νησί κατά τη Μέση Εποχή του Χαλκού”
C. Henkel, J. J. García-Granero, and A. Karetsou, “Detecting the invisible: new phytolith evidence for the use of plant-based artefact(s) at the Minoan peak sanctuary on Mt. Juktas”
G. Carlos and I. Michelakakis, “A new light on the ‘Hall of the Double Axes?’”
Χ. Κονταξή, Α. Καζνέση, and Ε. Στραβοπόδη, “Σπήλαιο Της του Θεού Σοφίας Κατσοματάδω Χανίων: Διερευνώντας τον χαρακτήρα μιας προϊστορικής εγκατάστασης στη δυτική Κρήτη”
B. Demarchi, M. Codlin, M. Fontana, S. Grossano, P. Iunco, K. Papayianni, and L. Yeomans, “Ancient protein analysis of the avifauna from the Greek-Swedish-Danish Excavations at Chania”
K. Pateraki, “The pioneering women archaeologists in 20th century Crete [online]”



On 6-8 October 2022 the 7th Symposium Archaeological Research & New Technologies (ARCH_RNT) will be held in Kalamata, Greece. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
G. Malaperdas, A. Sarris, and N. Zacharias, “Communication networks in archaeology. The case of the Mycenaean Messenia”
N. Nerantzis and S. Papadopoulos, “Tools and jewels: An analytical study of copper-alloy artefacts from Bronze Age Thassos”
S. Sarialtun, E. Fidan, and S. Ağaç, “Classification of Neolithic pottery clay from Bahçelievler in the northwest Anatolia”
V. Muros, N. Zacharias, and J. Henderson, “Compositional and provenance of Late Bronze Age glass from Kefalonia, Greece”
K. D. Demadis, I. E. Grammatikakis, and E. Armakola, “Novel, multifunctional consolidants for the mitigation of gypsum stone deterioration at the Knossos Palace, Crete, Greece”
A. Aidonis, D. Tzetzis, C. Achillas, A. Athanasiou, A. Darlas, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “Digital 3D facial approximation of the Petralona skull. Methodological issue and applications”
D. C. M. Brown, “Early signs of Mycenaean craftsmen’s innovation or initiative: The results of a geometric morphometric analysis of the shaft grave bronze swords of Mycenae”
A. Panagopoulou, A. G. Karydas, E. Banou, and N. Zacharias, “Chemical analysis of bronze votives from the Minoan peak sanctuary at Ayios Yeoryios sto Vouno, Kythera”
B. Lis, H. Mommsen, and J. H. Sterba, “Imported pottery at the cemetery of Perati in light of current results of Neutron Activation analysis”
I. Worrall, J. Henderson, A. Meek, and T. Kiely, “Inclusions in Late Bronze Age glass from Ialysos, Rhodes: Evidence for the use of a third primary glass raw material”
O. Palli, I. Nazlis, S. Andreou, S. Triantafyllou, and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, “Micro-residues on quartz tools: The example of Bronze Age Toumba, Thessaloniki”
K. Theodorakopoulou, F. Mavridis, A. Papadea, M. Perraki, G. Polymeris, N. Zacharias, E. Palamara, and C. D. Athanassas, “Provenance studies of stone tools from the Mesolithic Kouvaras cave in Attica”
I. Karatasios, A. Michalopoulou, E. Katsaveli, V. Kilikoglou, E. Politaki, and E. Kavoulaki, “Design parameters and criteria for the conservation mortars of the ‘Hall of the Double Axes’ (‘King’s Megaron’) at the Minoan Palace of Knossos”


Διήμερο Ναυτικής Αρχαιολογίας

On 8-9 October 2022 a Διήμερο Ναυτικής Αρχαιολογίας will be held in Xylokastro, Corinthia. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Χ. Γκοβότσος, “Πειραματική Ναυτική Αρχαιολογία για τη μορφή και τις δυνατότητες πλεύσης των πλοίων της Εποχής του Χαλκού”
Δ. Καμαρινού, “Η ‘σχεδία’ του Οδυσσέα: ένας ομηρικός οδηγός ναυπήγησης μυκηναϊκού πλοίου υπό το πρίσμα της Ναυτικής Αρχαιολογίας”
Ε. Μαραγκουδάκη, “Η εργαλειοθήκη ενός μυκηναίου ναοδόμου. Εργαλεία και χρήσεις τους”


ASOR 2022

On 19-23 October 2022 and 16-19 November 2022 the American Society of Overseas Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2022) will be held online and in Boston, respectively. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
L. Tapinos, “Minoan Heterotopia Abroad: A Contextual Interpretation of the Meaning and Function of Aegean-style Wall Painting in the Levant during the Middle Bronze Age” [virtual]
L. Pisanu, “A Seal from the East: Investigating the Overseas Interconnections between Cyprus and Sardinia over the Late Bronze Age” [virtual]
B. A. Clark, “Non-Ceramic Cypriot Imports in the Southern Levant” [virtual and in-person]
J. A. Verduci, “Minoan ‘Warrior Graves’: Military Identity, Cultural Interactions, and the Art of Personal Adornment” [virtual and in-person]
A. Donald, “Such Tiny Things: Materiality of cylinder seals in Late Bronze Age Cyprus” [virtual]
T. Manolova, “The Ancient Mediterranean Digital Project: An Open-access Database on Ancient Ships” [virtual and in-person]
L. Crewe, “Recent excavations at Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia” [in-person]
K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Excavations at Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia: Results from the 2022 Season” [in-person]
D. M. Alberghina, “The ‘Thin Red Line’ between Craft and Technology: Knowledge, Experience, and Adaptation in LBA Western Anatolian Metal Industries” [in-person]
A. H. Simmons, “The Woke Hippos of Cyprus: How a Species Can be Cancelled” [in-person]
M. Harris-Schober, “The Mystery of ‘Shrine 22’: A Philistine Ritual Space from Early Iron Age” [in-person]
A. M. Maeir, “Philistia, the Philistines, and Shishak/Sheshonq” [in-person]
J. R Chadwick, “A Giant Iron Age I City: The Iron I Fortification System at Tell es-Safi/Gath of the Philistines” [in-person]
P. W Stockhammer, M. Feldman, S. Eisenmann, E. Skourtanioti, H. Kühne, M. Schultz, B. Tessmann, H. Ringbauer, C. Jeong, and J. Krause, “New Archaeogenetic Insights into Population Dynamics in Syria, Lebanon and Cyprus during the 1st millennium BCE” [in-person]
E. F. Maher, “Philistine Rural Temple Economy: The Early Iron Age Fauna from Nahal Patish” [in-person]
E. Margaritis, K. Tsirtsi, and C. Henkel, “2nd Millennium Agriculture in Cyprus: New Evidence from the Sites of Pyla, Agios Sozomenos- Ambelia” [in-person]
J. L Kramer, “The Chariot Drivers of Troy: The Workers of the Cincinnati Troy Expedition” [in-person]


ScapeCon 2022

On 24-27 November 2022 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 will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information is available at The program will be:
Y. Chatzikonstantinou, “The perception of ‘cremation’ in the Prepalatial tholos tombs in Crete: an osteoarchaeological perspective”
N. Papakonstantinou, “‘Till death/tomb tear us in parts’. Bodily fragmentation in the Mycenaean cemetery at Kolikrep-Spata, Attica”
D. Vendramin, “Broken in two halves. Addressing evidence for Moiety organization in the fragmented landscape of Prepalatial Crete”
T. Panagiotopoulou, “And if this is what we’ve got/then what we’ve got is not gold: the case of fragmentary information about the Minoan ruler’s identity, theoretical aspects of stable isotope analysis for diet reconstruction”
E. Paizi, “Composite bodies in fragmented societies: reassessing LH IIIC representations of eastern divinities at Perati”
J. Cano-Moreno, “From mise-en-scène to mise-en-abyme in Neopalatial seals: between the depiction and the socio-political dynamics”
S. T. Andreovits, “Miniature bodies in fragments: the micrographic body fragmentation on Aegean Bronze Age seal images”
S. Triantaphyllou, Session Keynote Lecture. Theme 1: People
E. Oddo, Inaugural Keynote Lecture
J. Binnberg, “Fragmentation in Minoan art”
P. Ramirez Valiente, “Figurines and fragments from Neolithic and Bronze Age Crete: special deposits with deliberate breakage”
M. Bowers, “Reconstructing the textile culture of the Postpalatial Aegean”
P. Kapsali, “Grounding, fragmentation and collective experience in the EBA mainland Greece”
E. Chreiazomenou, “Fragmentation of edge tools. A redesigning practice on Neolithic and Bronze Age Gavdos”
A. Vratsalis-Pantelaios, “Worth made of bits and pieces. A suggestive approach to the formation of value in the Bronze Age Aegean”
D.-G. Aquini, “Untangling the mass. Golden ‘wires’ from the Platanos Tholos A”
E. Tsafou and R. Dubois, “From fragmented evidence to the identification of kitchens and cooking practices. A diachronic approach from Minoan Crete”
G. Paglione, “Tales from a broken archive: craft production and organization of labor at Mycenae at the end of the Late Bronze Age”
E. Gkika, “The biography of fragmentary architecture: The cyclopean walls of Mycenaean Corinthia”
C. Murphy, Session Keynote Lecture. Theme 2: Material culture
S. Collard, “The assessment of the preservation methods taken at the Knossos archaeological site thanks to a value system”
T. Claeys, “Stories of a fragmented past: an appraisal of site presentation strategies on Minoan Crete”
A. M. Vergaki, “‘Lustral basins’ revisited: negating an old doctrine”
S. Aulsebrook, “‘Messy finds”: using fragments to plug holes in the Mycenaean mortuary record”
E. L. Hertel, “Mixed sources, fragmented evidence. Re-evaluating the evidence of the ancient Egyptian ritual of ‘Breaking the Red Vessels’”
K. Tsirtsi and E. Margaritis, “Biography of fragmented plant remains”
V. Georgiopoulou, “Fragmented images of the Minoan multitude: approaching the perception of the miniature frescoes at Knossos”
I. Högner, “More than secondary. Thoughts on fragmented material in Mycenaean chamber tombs from Elateia, Central Greece”
M. Łapińska, “Typology and overview of the lily motif in Aegean jewellery”
D. Wolf, “Do not despair – Repair! Sealing the gap on a Final Palatial lentoid”
C. Papadopoulos, Session Keynote Lecture. Theme 3: Data


On 16-18 September 2022 the 5th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference: Crisis and Resilience (CASA 5) was held in hybrid format. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
E. Angeli, “Earthquake and tsunami evidence in the coastal Neolithic settlement of Halai (Central Greece): preliminary results of the geoarchaeological research”


Urbanization in the Iron Age

On 18-20 September 2022 a conference entitled Urbanization in the Iron Age Levant and Beyond was held was held at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
J. Driessen, “Processions and the Making of the Minoan City”
J. Bretschneider, “The 2014-2021 excavations on the south-eastern lobe of the Pyla-Kokkinokremos plateau: an architectural analysis of Sector 5 and 7”
A. M. Maeir, “Thoughts on the Development of Urbanism in Iron Age Philistia”


Melammu Symposium 15

On 21-24 September 2022 the Fifteenth Symposium of the Melammu Project: Clash of Civilizations? Sedentary and non-sedentary populations (Melammu Symposium 15) was held in Graz, Austria. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
E. Malagoli, “Everything you always wanted to know about Bronze age conflict solutions* (*But were afraid to ask)”
Z. Kouzehgari, “The Role of Warfare in the Transformation of Power Centers in the Near East During 1450 - 550 BCE ‒ An Archaeological Perspective”
E. Paizi, “Entangled Gods? Mesopotamian, Levantine, and Egyptian Deities in Early Iron Age Greek Sanctuaries and Tombs”


ESHE 2022

On 22-24 September 2022 the 12th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE 2022) was held in Tübingen, Germany. Further information is available at Posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
G.-A. Butiseacă, I. Vasiliev, M. T. J. van der Meer, V. Tourloukis, A. Junginger, A Mulch, P. Karkanas, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “How cold was it at the Marathousa 1 Lower Paleolithic site (Megalopolis basin, Greece) during the hominin presence?”
D. De Caro, V. Tourloukis, N. Thompson, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “Lithic assemblages from Palaeolithic survey research in the Megalopolis Basin, Greece”
E. Roditi, H. Bocherens, G. E. Konidaris, A. Athanassiou, V. Tourloukis, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “The paleoecology of the straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) from the Middle Pleistocene locality Marathousa 1 (Greece) inferred from carbon and oxygen stable isotope analysis”
M. Ioannidou, G. D. Koufos, L. de Bonis, and K. Harvati, “Preliminary 3D mandibular dental analysis of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis”
T. Mori, A. Riga, A. İ. Aytek, and K. Harvati, “A new virtual reconstruction and geometric morphometric analysis of Kocabaş hominin fossil from Turkey”

The September 2022 issue of Nestor (49.6) is available as a free download.

Tytus and Cincinnati Summer Residency Programs

On 15 March applications are due for both the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program and the Cincinnati Summer Residency Program for 2023-2024. Applicants for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program will ordinarily be senior scholars who are a minimum of five years beyond receipt of the PhD, with notable publication histories, who are expected to be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for a minimum of one semester (ca. four months) and a maximum of two during the regular academic year. Tytus Scholars receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus housing near campus and a transportation allowance, as well as office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library.
Applicants for the Cincinnati Summer Residency program may be more recent PhDs and other scholars who would benefit from the use of a world-class Classics library with their Ph.D. in hand by the time of application, and will ordinarily be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for approximately two months in the summer term, May to mid-August. Cincinnati Summer Residents receive housing near campus and office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library only. Further information and application forms are available at

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