The May 2019 issue of Nestor (46.5) is available as a free download.

ENE 2019

On 15 May 2019 abstract submissions are due for the 1st Conference on the Early Neolithic of Europe (ENE 2019), to be held on 6-8 November 2019 at Museu Marítim de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Further information is available at Topics will include:
• Neolithic spread and supraregional interactions
• Chronology and modelling
• Human – Environment interaction
• Population characteristics and dynamics
• Territory and settlement
• Subsistence
• Technological processes
• Funerary practices
• Symbolism


On 31 May 2019 abstract submissions are due for the 2nd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 2), to be held on 12-14 November 2019 at The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. Papers (podium or poster presentations) on all aspects of research on natural, material and computational science applications to archaeology and cultural heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East are invited. Further information is available at Sessions will include:
• Archaeological Materials
• Art Characterisation
• Computation in Archaeology
• Crops, Food Choices, and Landscapes in the Bronze Age
• Data Management, Open Data, and Data Mining
• Human Osteoarchaeology
• Open Sessions

 MESO 2020

On 15 September 2019 session proposals are due for the 10th International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe (MESO 2020), to be held on 7-11 September 2020 in Toulouse, France. Sessions should as far as possible be full half-days (about 8 papers) and should cover broad thematic, geographical, and chronological fields. From 15 October 2019 to 15 March 2020 the call for papers and posters will be open. Further information is available at

ISA 2020

On 15 November 2019 abstracts (200-400 words; 2500 characters including spaces) are due for the 43rd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2020), to be held on 18-22 May 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. Further information and the link to submit abstracts will be available at The subjects of the symposium are grouped into the following sessions:
• Remote Sensing, Geophysical Prospection, and Field archaeology
• Archaeochronometry (organic and inorganic materials)
• Biological Materials and Bioarchaeology
• Technology/provenance - stone/pigments/plaster
• Technology/provenance - ceramics/vitreous/glass
• Technology/provenance – metals
• Human-Environment Interactions
• Special Session: Nuclear and Radioactive-based Techniques in Cultural Heritage

SAA 2020

On 5 September 2019 submissions, both session and individual are due for the Society for American Archaeology 85th Annual Meeting (SAA 2020), to be held on 22-26 April 2020 in Austin, TX. Further information is available at

IARSS 2019

On 31 May - 1 June 2019 the 22nd annual Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS 2019) will be held at Cardiff University. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
K. Tylawska, “Cretan Kommos and Near Eastern marzeah. Communal dining in Iron Age Crete”

7th Conference in Aegean Archaeology

On 6-7 June 2019 the Sympozjum Egejskie. 7th Young Researchers’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology will be held by the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
P. Pavúk, “Archaeology of Cultural Contacts: NE Aegean in Second Millennium BC”
G. Albertazzi and G. Muti, “At the Roots of Production. Early and Middle Bronze Age Kouris Valley (Cyprus) as a ‘Textile Environment’”
K. Żebrowska, “Between Sicily and the Aegean. A Comparison of Textile Making Technologies from the Interconnected Regions”
G. Sarah, “Building a Minoan Larnax: Techniques, Gestures and Craftsmanship”
N. Katsaraios, “Recounting the Tinned Ceramic Vessels in the Late Bronze Age Aegean”
K. Jarošová, “Settlement Structure of the Chios Island during the Bronze Age Period”
C. Maggidis, E. Karantzali, and A. Psychas, “Reassessing a Peripheral Geopolitical Vacuum: The Case for a Mycenaean Palace State in the Spercheios Valley Region”
M. Katsimicha, I. Moutafi, and T. Jakob, “Investigating the ‘Rural’ Mycenaean Community: Preliminary Results of the Bioarchaeological Study of the Late Helladic III Kallithea-Rampantania Cemetery, Achaea, Peloponnese, Greece”
S. Aulsebrook, “The Orchomenos Hoard: An In-Depth Look at Wells”
K. Lewartowski, “Warriors in legends, warriors in art – some thoughts provoked by the Pylos Combat Agate”
J. Sienkiewicz, “Deconstructing ‘Peak Sanctuaries’ and Understanding Regional Variabilities”
M. Psallida, “Funerary Places in East Crete: The Case of the LM III Cemetery of Myrsini-Aspropilia, Siteia”
V. E. Dimitriou, “The Role of Metals in the Aegean during the Final Neolithic. The Acropolis of Athens”
U. Berndt, “Changes in Religious Ritual in Mycenaean Greece: Communicative Memory and the Postpalatial Period”
E. Barkouli, “Minoans Overseas: Keftiw in Egyptian Literature and Art as a Historical Resource and Aegeo-Egyptian Relations in the Late Bronze Age”
M. Wesołowska, “The Ritual Path of Initiation as a Protection from Danger”
K. Bigoraj, “Theories and Facts about Cats (in the Minoan and Mycenaean Cultures)”
P. Galanis, “Studies on the Iconography and Interpretation of Combat Scenes of the Late Bronze Age Aegean: A Re-Appraisal”

Interconnections in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

On 3 April 2019 a workshop entitled Interconnections in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds was held at the University of Crete in Rethymnon. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
E. Cline, “Trade Networks and Social Interactions in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and Near East”

CAA 2019

On 23-27 April 2019 the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2019): Check Object Integrity will be held in Kraków. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
T. Claeys, “‘Meeting The Minoans’ – an Assessment of Visitors’ Experience on a Bronze Age Archaeological Site in Crete”
G. Artopoulos and I. Romanowska, “Modelling spatial relations at Choirokoitia,”
T. Sager, “Untangling Complexities of the Cretan Postpalatial Built Environment”
B. Bogacz, N. Papadimitriou, D. Panagiotopoulos, and H. Mara, “Recovering Commonalities and Highlighting Differences in Aegean Sealings”
V. Klinkenberg and R. Timonen, “The missing landscape of the Mycenaean Argive Plain”
G. Malaperdas, V. Panagiotidis, A. Psychas, C. Maggidis, and N. Zacharias, “GPS Technology in Field Survey the Mycenaean Spercheios-Valley Archaeogeophysical Project (MY.SPE.AR. Project 2018-2022)”
A. Brysbaert, “‘Welcome to the Aegean Bronze Age’ Computer-enhanced Open Access in archaeological research”
P. Gheorghiade and H. Price, “From Local to Global: Nested Interaction and Community in Late Bronze Age Crete”

The April 2019 issue of Nestor (46.4) is available as a free download.

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