Minoan Seminar

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2018-2019. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at
12 October 2018: Α. Μπάνου, “Διασχίζοντας το Αιγαίο στα μέσα της 2ης π.Χ. χιλιετίας: Το μινωικό ιερό κορυφής στον Άγιο Γεώργιο στο Βουνό Κυθήρων (2011-2015)”
30 November 2018: T. Strasser, “The Apshendou Cave Petroglyphs: A Stone Palimpsest from Ice Age Crete”
22 February 2019: M. Eaby, “Creating new identities in Late Minoan IIIC East Crete: the case of House A.2 at Chalasmenos, Ierapetra”
31 May 2019: C. Langohr and I. Mathioudaki, “Comparing ceramic data – proposing synchronisms: Neopalatial pottery sequences from Malia (Quartier Pi) and Sissi and their relation to other Minoan sites”


Mycenaean Seminars

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2018-2019, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at
17 October 2018: I. Caloi, “Renovating the First Palace of Phaistos during the Middle Minoan IIA (18th cent. BC). Combining architectural and ceramic phases”
14 November 2018 (Room G11-12): C. Wiersma, “The Ayios Vasilios Survey Project. Preliminary Results”
5 December 2018: C. Knappett, “Palatial Palaikastro? Recent work at a Minoan coastal town in east Crete”
16 January 2019: L. Nixon, “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going: Resource Packages and Landscape Management in Sphakia, SW, Crete”
13 February 2019: J. Day, “Earth, Air, Fire and Water: An Experimental Approach to Early Minoan Ceramic Production”
13 March 2019 (room 349): M. Del Freo, “Observations on ta-ra-si-ja production”
5 June 2019, 5:00 PM: V. Watrous, “Recent Excavations at Gournia, Crete: New Archaeological Finds and Cultural Perspectives” (The Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture)


ΙΖ’ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής

On 3-7 October 2018 the ΙΖ’ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής will be held in Markopoulo, Attica. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Μ. Νάζου, “Η Πρωτοελλαδική ΙΙΙ, Μεσοελλαδική και Υστεροελλαδική Κεραμική από τη Μεταλλευτική Στοά 3 στο Θορικό”
Ε. Νικολόπουλος, “Εγκατάσταση της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού στο Πικέρμι”
Α.-Μ. Ρωμανίδου, “Εγκατάσταση Μέσης Εποχής του Χαλκού στην Κάντζα Παλλήνης: Η ΜΕ Ταφή και τα Ευρήματα από τους Λάκκους Πέριξ Αυτής”
Ό. Κακαβογιάννη and Ε. Κακαβογιάννης, “Στοιχεία Περί των Μεταλλείων του Λαυρείου κατά τους Προϊστορικούς Χρόνους”



On 4-5 October 2018 the 5th ARCH_RNT: Archaeological Research and New Technologies Symposium will be held in Kalamata. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
I. Baziotis, S. Xydous, S. Manimanaki, and I. Liritzis, “Preliminary Electron Microprobe results on new excavated ceramic fabric from Kastrouli Late Helladic site”
K. Davri, Y. Facorellis, G. Mastrotheodoros, and A. Sampson, “The SEM/EDX and XRF non-destructive analysis of thirty Neolithic beads from the Sarakenos Cave, Boeotia”
E. Stathopoulou, E. Margariti, and M. Mallouchou, “The study of microbial activity in fossil bone through Scanning Electron Microscopy: Examples from Greece and Cyprus”
V. Xanthopoulou, I. Iliopoulos, and I. Liritzis, “Characterisation of the ceramic technology of a late Helladic ceramic assemblage from Kastrouli Settlement, Delphi (Central Greece) by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy”
E. Stathopoulou, E. Margariti, and M. Mallouchou, “Identifying oxide staining in ?black bones? from archaeological and palaeontological contexts through SEM-EDS: The case study of Dispilio, Greece”


Aegean Lecture

On 5 October 2019 L. Sørensen will deliver an Aegean Lecture at the Swedish Institute at Athens entitled “Jade axes in the Aegean and Anatolia. The emergence of a new network.” Further information is available at


New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

On 12 October 2019 A. Agelarakis will deliver a lecture to the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York entitled “Bio-archaeological Evidence of Intra-group Dynamics and Incipient Social Stratification in Neolithic Aposelemis, Crete.” Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. at Further information is available at


Unlocking Sacred Landscapes II

On 19-21 October 2018 a conference entitled Unlocking Sacred Landscapes II: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space will be held in Rethymnon, Crete. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
L. Tyree, P. Dare, F. McCoy, A. Stamos, and J. Frey, “3D digital rendering of the Cretan underworld: Skoteino Cave”
S. Déderix, “Patterns of visibility, intervisibility and invisibility at Bronze Age Apesokari (Crete)”
K. Efkleidou, “Exploring the location of Mycenaean chamber tombs in the Argolid (Greece)”
M. Iacovou, “Unlocking the landscape context of the sanctuary of the Cypriot goddess at Palaepaphos”
U. Günkel-Maschek, “The potential of concept mapping in the reconstruction of Late Minoan I ritual spaces: the ‘Dancing Lady’ from the palace at Knossos”
S. Chatzitoulousis, V. Vlasidis, A. Sarris, K. Efkleidou, E. Kotjabopoulou, N. Papadopoulos, N. Argyriou, J. Donati, M. Manataki, and P. Trapero-Fernandez, “The transformations of a place and the recording of memory in space: the case of the cultural landscape of Idomeni, Kilkis, northern Greece”


Synchronizing the Destructions of the Mycenaean Palaces

On 8-9 November 2018 a conference entitled Synchronizing the Destructions of the Mycenaean Palaces will be held in Vienna. Further information is available at The program will be:
J. Maran, “The Demise of the Mycenaean Palaces: The Need for an Interpretative Reset”
A. Vassilogamvrou, E. Kardamaki, and N. Karadimas, “The Destruction at the Palace of Ayios Vasileios and Its Synchronisms”
V. Hachtmann, S. Voutsaki, “The Ayios Vasilios North Cemetery in the Palatial Period”
S. Wirghova, “Turning points in the history of the northern tip of the Lower Citadel, Tiryns (ceramic study)”
K. Shelton, “On Shaky Ground: Petsas House and Destruction at Mycenae in LH IIIA 2”
S. Vitale, S. Stocker, J. Davis, “The Destructions of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos and Its Predecessor as a Methodological Case Study”
C. Shelmerdine, “Pottery and Stratigraphy at Iklaina in the 14th–13th Centuries B.C.”
E. Andrikou, “Kadmeia, Thebes: the Pottery from a Storeroom Destructed at the End of the Myceanaean Palatial Period”
M. Andreadaki-Vlasaki, TBA
J. Rutter, “Regionalism and Stylistic Stasis in LM IIIA2–B Pottery: Correlations and Comparisons with Mycenaean Palatial Ceramic Sequences”
R. Jung, “Synchronizing Palace Destructions in the Eastern Mediterranean”



On 14-16 November 2018 an international postgraduate conference in the Prehistory and Protohistory of Mediterranean Islands entitled ISLANds in DIAlogue (ISLANDIA) will be held at the Università degli Studi di Torino. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Templer, “Pre-Neolithic evidence for human visits or settlements on Mediterranean Islands”
P. Tzovaras, “Cultural ‘koinae’ and maritime networks in the 4th millennium Aegean and its adjacent coastland: Mapping the distribution of the material culture and sites’ intervisibility through ArcGis”
A. Querci, “‘The wind filled the belly of the sail’. A reassessment of the so called ‘Western String’ route”
P. Kaplanis, “Late Bronze Age harbors in Eastern Mediterranean”
S. Menelaou, “Patterns of insularity, connectivity, and ceramic interaction between Early Bronze Age Samos, the southeast Aegean, and western Anatolia”
C. Nuttal, “Backs to the Sea? Insularity and the ‘international spirit’: the rejection of seascapes in the EB II Aegean?”
A. Vratsalis-Pantelaios, “Same sea, different waves? A contextual approach of monumentality in the islands of Mediterranean, 4th-2nd Millennium BC”
P. Vlachou, “The dispersal of comb ware pottery in the Aegean and West Mediterranean coasts in the transitional FN-EBA period. Issues of origin and circulation in a dynamic cultural perspective”
L. Mazzotta, “Late Bronze Age Cypriot ceramics in Eastern Mediterranean – Selection and circulation”
J. Tracz, “Social impact of Rhodian imitations of Cypriot pottery in Late Bronze Age”
D. Kofeli, C. Henkel, K. Tsirtsi, D. Redamante, and E. Margaritis, “The agriculture of the Early Bronze Age Aegean. Keros as a case study of archaeobotanical research”
M. R. Pitone, “Reconstructing the Earliest Metallurgy of Cyprus: experimental copper smelting at Pyrgos-Mavroraki”
K. Spathmann, “The last Cypriot ware in Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. Difficulties and possibilities Proto-White-Painted Ware can offer for ‘Dark Age’ Exchange Systems”
C. Vonhoff, “The silver studded sword from Cyprus, Tamassos T. 12 (CA II), in the Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum Collection – Iron Age Reflections of LBA hero burials?”


The Connected Past

On 6-7 December 2018 a conference entitled The Connected Past 2018 will be held at the University of Oxford. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
P. Gheorghiade, H. Price, C. Knappett, R. Rivers, and T. Evans, “Recalibrating the Digital Humanities for Archaeology: The Mycenaean Aegean”
A. Mol and D. Lukas, “Diachronic Entanglements at Çatalhöyük: Tacit knowledge and data-scaffolding of person-thing network”
M. Trognitz, “Network of Motifs – Applying Network Analysis on Multi-Sided Aegean Seals”


On 2-3 July 2018 the 16th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern was held in Athens, Greece by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
H. Y. Choi, “The Cultural Interrelationship between the Cretan Double - Axe and the Mesopotamian Hoe”
M. T. Özdemir, “Karia: Grave Architecture in the Geometric Period”

The September 2018 issue of Nestor (45.6) is available as a free download.



On 30 September 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 12th International Workshop of the Association for Written Language and Literacy (AWLL12) Diversity of writing systems: embracing multiple perspectives, to be held on 26-28 March 2019 at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Further information is available at Key issues to be addressed include:
What fundamental principles underlie the structure and function of the world’s historical and contemporary writing systems? Is a single unified typology of writing systems possible or are separate taxonomies preferable?
What linguistic and psychological processes are at work in the adaptation of one writing system to another? How are these affected by the cultural and social context of the adaptation?
What linguistic, psychological, cultural and social, and technological factors bring about diversity within writing systems? How do such factors influence literacy acquisition and shape the use of writing?
How can studying the development of historical writing systems enhance our understanding of contemporary writing systems? How can contemporary research on reading and writing contribute to the study of historical writing systems?
How are the world’s writing systems likely to develop in the future? What principles should guide orthography development for as yet unwritten languages?


PeClA 2018

On 1 October 2018 abstracts (500 words specifying methodology and the main results for a 20-minute paper or a poster (portrait, paper size 70x100 cm) are due for the 7th International Postgraduate Conference PeClA 2018 (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology). Pólemos – Bellum: Archaeology of Conflict in the Antiquity, to be held on 6-7 December 2018 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; further information is available at


CAA 2019

On 10 October 2018 proposals are due for papers or posters at the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2019): Check Object Integrity, to be held on 23-27 April 2019 in Kraków. On 25 November 2018 proposals are due for workshops. Further information is available at


Cycladic Seminar

The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for autumn 2018. All seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens.
9 October 2018: M. Georgakopoulou, “Production and Circulation of Metals in the Early Cycladic Period: New Evidence from Kavos Dhaskalio and the Western Cyclades”
11 December 2018: Z. Papadopoulou, “Antiparos: From the Early Cycladic Cemeteries to the Minoanising Middle Cycladic-Late Cycladic I Site at Agriokastro”


ICAZ 2018

On 2-7 September 2018 the 13th International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) International Conference will be held at the Cultural and Convention Center, Ankara, Turkey. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
“Zooarcheological contributions to the study of the Çatalhöyük figurines: Choice and modification of horse phalanges”
“Call of the wild? Animal teeth as ornaments in Neolithic Anatolia”
“The odd bone out? Exploring the zigzag motif on bone tools from prehistoric western Anatolia and beyond”
“No seafood and no beef: Food taboos in the Cyprus Neolithic”
“Animal bones in the soot: the zooarchaeology of Neolithic western Macedonia”
“The human-suid relations in Early Neolithic Europe: A case study of the Bulgarian site Dzuljunica-Smardeš”
“Methodologic and Terminologic Problems of Worked Bone Researches in Turkey – Aşağı Pınar as a case study”
“Bone Spoons: A case of Barcın Höyük in North-Western Turkey”
“New numerous finds of Dama dama (L.) from the Neolithic of Bulgaria support the hypothesis of the autochthonous origin of the early Holocene Balkan population of the fallow deer”
“Domesticatory Practices in Early Caprine Herding: Çatalhöyük and Mehrgarh”
“Ancient mtDNA analyses of sheep domestication process on the way from its domestication center in Southeast Anatolia to West Anatolia”


EAA AM 2018

On 5-8 September 2018 the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2018) will be held in Barcelona. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Siennicka, “Between Europe and the Near East: Balance Weights and Weighing in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
A. Hart, “Cultural Exchange in Iron Age Thrace: An Analysis of External Influences through Transformations in Ceramic Manufacturing”
D. Pullen, “The Ports of Mycenae: Kalamianos and Korakou in the LBA Mediterranean”
B. Proulx and P. Day, “Material and Human Mobility: The Diverse Ceramic Worlds of Teichos Dymaion, Achaia, Greece”
I. Tzonou-Herbst, “Korakou, Emporium and Entrepôt of Mycenaean Corinth”
D. Forsyth, “Ramifications Due to Diachronic Changes in Aegean Trade Routes in the Bronze and Iron Ages”
J. Muñoz Sogas, “Temples: The Shopping Centres of Ancient Ports”
V. Antoniadis, “Early Iron Age Phoenician Commercial Patterns in Hellenistic Delos? A Comparative Study of Overseas Establishments”
C. M. Mauro, “Instilling Knowledges: Consequences of the Early Iron Age Maritime Contacts on Archaic Greek Harbour Architecture”
A. Denker and H. Oniz, “Virtual Reconstruction of an Ancient Shipyard on Turkey’s Dana Island”
M. Artzy, “Tell Abu Hawam’s Function in the Late Bronze II: Convergence of Terrestrial and Maritime Routes”
J. Martin Garcia, W. Atrash, and M. Artzy, “Tel Risim, an Indicator of Agricultural Goods Shipped from the Jezreel Valley to the Hittites during the Late Bronze Age”
P. Ramirez Valiente, “Inscribed Stirrup Jars and Their Role in Mycenaean Trade Network”
C. Marangou, “The Rock-Cut Site on Myrina Kastro: Natural-cum-Artificial Scenery and Incarnate Artefacts”
G. Naumov, “Domestication of Human Body: The Embodiment of Neolithic Household in the Balkans”
D. Gheorghiu, “Anthropomorphism: A Cognitive Model for the South Eastern Europe Chalcolithic”
P. Ladegaard-Pedersen, K. Frei, and K. Kristiansen, “Constructing Strontium Isoscapes in Cyprus Using Soil, Water and Plant Samples”
W. Jeneralek, “Interdisciplinary Research on Gold Mining at Amalara in Northern Greece and Its European Context”
J. Clarke and A. Wasse, “From Whence We Came: The Cypriot Round House Phenomenon and Its Longterm Relationship with the Northern Levant”
I. Voskos, “Food-Production Versus Food-Gathering: Economic Flexibility as a Diachronic Strategy to Survival in Neolithic/Chalcolithic Cyprus”
J. Clarke, “Underground ‘Dwelling’ in Late-5th And Early-4th Millennia BC, Cyprus”
D. Kloukinas, “The Pit-Dwelling Conundrum in Neolithic Greece: Alternative Lifeways or Just Alternative House Forms?”
P. Tsilogianni, S. Papadopoulou, R. Veropoulidou, N. Orova, and G. Kazantzis, “The Unknown Chalcolithic Era in Northern Greece: A Case-Study from Methoni, Central Macedonia”
M. Ivanova, “Lifeways and Foodways in the Balkan Neolithic”
T. Bekiaris, D. Chondrou, I. Ninou, and S. M. Valamoti, “Investigating the Contexts of Food Grinding Practices and Tools in the Neolithic of Southeastern Europe”
A. Stroulia, “Tracing Regional Variation among Aegean Neolithic Celt Assemblages”
O. Kakavakis and A. Stroulia, “Between Lithics and Macrolithics: Flakes and Flaked Stones of Limestone and Gabbro from Varemeni Goulon, Northern Greece”
E. Govier, “Material Expressions of Local Level Solidarities and Conflicts in Egalitarian Lifeways at Çatalhöyük”
A. Charalambous, “A Compositional Study of Cypriot Copper Alloy Artefacts Dating to the Middle Bronze Age Using Portable XRF Spectroscopy”
F. Iacono, “Social Networks during the Late Bronze Age at the Gates of Europe”
G. Recchia and A. Cazzella, “Networking across the Adriatic in Later Prehistory: Understanding Changing Modes and Purposes of Long-Term Cross-Cultural Interactions”
O. C. Aslaksen, “A GIS-Based Approach to Maritime Mobility and Control along the Ionian and Adriatic Coasts in the Bronze- and Iron Age”
E. Agolli, “Rethinking Networks through the Kinship Dynamics in Late Prehistoric Southern Illyria”
I. Rom, “Exchanging Ideas: The Social Implications of Networks of Interaction in the Adriatic and Ionian Regions”
J. Niebieszczanski, I. Hildebrandt-Radke, K. Vouvalidis, G. Syrides, J. Czebreszuk, S. Andreou, Stylianos, and M. Pappa, “Geoarchaeological Investigation of Tell Site Nea Raedestos Toumba in Anthemous Valley (Northern Greece): Landscape Changes on an Alluvial Plain”
A. Glais, L. Lespez, J.-A. Lopez-Saez, P. Darcque, Z. Tsirtsoni, and D. Malamidou, “How Geoarchaeological and Multiscalar Approach Provides New Insight about Rapid-Climate Changes and Social Dynamics Consequences onto Mediterranean Landscapes during BA”
M. Amadio, “From Deposit to Social Practices: Integrated Micromorphological Analysis of Floor Sequences at Middle Bronze Age Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou, Cyprus”
G. Ayala, A. Bogaard, E. Hatzaki, and J. Pouncett, “Urban Neighbourhoods at Bronze Age Knossos: Geoarchaeological Investigations of the Knossos Gypsades Project”
B. Whitford, “The Balkan Neolithic: Ecological Niche Modeling and Exploring the Role of Intermediary Climate Zones as Stimulators of Adaptation and Transmission”
N. Mazzucco, J. F. Gibaja, J. Conolly, G. Naumov, and L. Fidanoski, “The Spread of Crop Harvesting Technologies in the Mediterranean: A View from the Southern Balkans”
E. Weiberg, R. Hughes, M. Finné, A. Bonnier, and J. Kaplan, “Assessing Ancient Land Use on the Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece”
R. Timonen and V. Klinkenberg, “Feeding the Masses: Environmental Resources and Agricultural Potential in the Argive Plain, Greece”
J. J. García-Granero, E. Hatzaki, E. Tsafou, M. Cárdenas, G. Ayala, and A. Bogaard, “Exploring Foodways in a Late Minoan Knossian ‘Neighbourhood’ (Gypsades, Crete) through Microbotanical Analyses”
R. Hagan, C. Knüsel, S. Haddow, C. Larsen, C. Trachsel, Christian, J. Grossmann, I. Hodder, and C. Warinner, “Proteomic Evidence of Early Dairying at the Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük, Anatolia”
A. M. Buyukkarakaya and M. Godon, “Handling Body Parts: Treatments to the Dead in Central Anatolian Neolithic Communities”
K. Harabasz, “Seasonal Burials as a Case of Neolithic Body Manipulation in Anatolia”
B. Milic, A. Timpson, B. Horejs, and M. G. Thomas, “Modelling the Spread of Lithic Technologies in Western Anatolia and Aegean during the Neolithic - Archaeological Background and Data Processing Methods”
D. Pullen, D. Nakassis, and L. Rahmstorf, “Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Mediterranean”
L. Rahmstorf, “Merchants in the Archaeological Record of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Mediterranean and Beyond”
S. Murray, “ Merchants, Cultural Boundaries, and Orderly Exchange in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages”
M. Siennicka, “Merchants and Balance Weights on Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
R. Schon, “Communities of Practice and the Development of Bronze Age Weighing”
C. Pratt, “Trading across the Divide: Surplus Commodity Exchange and the Role of Merchants in the Postpalatial Era”
M. Galaty, “Modeling the Mycenaean Trade in Ceramics: Comparing Albania, Italy, and the Levant”
P. Day and W. Gilstrap, “The Everyday Movement of Pottery in the LBA Saronic Gulf: A Window on Long Term Patterns of Production and Exchange?”
B. Lis, “From Merchants (?) to Migrants - Aeginetan Potters in the Euboean Gulf”
O. Denk, “A Cult Cave for Dionysus and the Nymphs”
D. Guilbeau, “Distribution Mechanisms of Obsidian in Aegean from the Initial Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (6800-2200 Cal BC)”
B. Milic, “Obsidian as a Trigger for Specialised Blade Production in the Neolithic of Western Anatolia and Adjacent Regions”
S. Doyle, “From Functional to Symbolic: Obsidian Procurement, Production, Consumption, and Deposition Practices at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
A. Vinet, “The Early Chalcolithic Obsidian Points from Central Anatolia”
M. Milic, “Obsidian as a Social Object? Understanding ‘Unusual’ Obsidian Artefacts in the Aegean Neolithic”
C. Bahyrycz, “Mycenaean and Incised/Encrusted Pottery on the Crossroads of Aegean and Balkans in the Late Bronze Age”
K. Kay, “The Baby in the Brick: Death, Construction and Magic at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
L. Tittl, “Elemental Magic in Minoan Crete”
E. Rosenstock and W. Schier, “Tell from Data: Large-Sample Approaches to Prehistoric Settlement Layer Buildup in the Near East and Europe”
A. Krahtopoulou, H. Orengo, C. Frederick, A. Dimoula, N. Saridaki, A. Garcia, and S. Kyrillidou, “Re-Discovering the Neolithic Landscapes of Western Thessaly, Central Greece”
D. Kloukinas, “Tracing the Workings of Building Technology on the Micro-Regional Level: The Case of Kastoria in NW Greece”
P. Mylona, J. Wattez, P. Wils, and J.-D. Vigne, “Exploring New Methods on Space Analysis of Earthen Neolithic Architecture: The Case Study of Klimonas on Cyprus”
S. Kaltsogianni, “Constructing Relationships among Places and People: Contributing Information on a Prehistoric Landscape”
K. Sarri, “Illustrating Fabrics and Dress in the Aegean Neolithic”
A. Ulanowska, “Textile Production in Aegean Glyptic. On Interpreting Small-Scale Representations on Seals and Sealings from Bronze Age Greece”
R. Pierini, “What Did a ‘Carpet’ Look Like? Mycenaean te-pa and Its Representations”
T. Boloti, “Cloth or Clothing? Problems of Ambiguity in Aegean Late Bronze Age Religious Iconography”
G. Naumov, “Tells in Wetlands: Reconsideration of Landscapes and Networks in the Neolithic Balkans”
A. U. Türkcan, “Transformations of Animal Symbolism in Anatolia during Neolithic Period”
E. Voulgari, “Neolithic Vessels with Animal Characteristics: Modifications of Material Corporeal Sings, Negotiations of Clay Bodyscapes”
T. Strasser, S. Murray, A. Geer, L. Ruprecht, and C. Kolb, “An Eyewitness Account of Ice Age Deer on Crete: The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs”
H. Whittaker, “Horns And Axes”
S. Zimmermann-Kuoni, “Comadreja, Comadrona (‘Weasel’, ‘Midwife’): Votive Weasels as Likely Indicators of a Female Healing Tradition in Minoan Crete”
M. Pareja, “The Minoan Monkey: Offspring of the Near East?”
L. Alberti and G. Bello, “How Many Tentacles? Octo-Pus and X-Pus in Greek Bronze Age: A New Archaeo-Zoological Approach”
K. Zeman-Wisniewska, “Bird-Shaped Vessels of Bronze Age Cyprus as Three-Dimensional Objects”
A. Lekka, “Animal Figures on 12th C. BC Pictorial Pottery from Cyprus”
G. Papantoniou and A. Depalmas, “Cyprus and Sardinia at the Transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age: A Sacred Landscapes Approach”
N. Abell, “An Island Archaeology of the Middle and Late Bronze Age Cyclades?”
L. Bejko, “Burial and Society in the 8th Century B.C.E. in Albania”
D. Nenova, “Zooming into Thrace: Modelling Spatial Diversity and Regional Mobility during the Second Millennium BC.”
A. Simmons, “Off in the Hills: Early Neolithic Trade Networks in Cyprus and the Curious Case of Ais Giorkis”
C. McCartney, V. Kassianidou, and T. Moutsiou, “Colourful Networks: Pigments as a Commodity Binding Early Neolithic Communities Together in the Eastern Mediterranean Seascape”
T. Moutsiou and V. Kassianidou, “Exotics and Social Interactions in Terminal Pleistocene – Early Holocene Cyprus”
S. Haddow, E. Schotsmans, M. Milella, M. Pilloud, and C. Knüsel, “A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Identifying Delayed Burials at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey: Initial Results”
K. Lorentz, “Manipulating Bodies in Prehistoric to Proto-Historic Cyprus: From the Earliest Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age”
H. Lee, E. Nikita, and P. Christofi, “Island at a Crossroads: First Steps towards a Biosocial Investigation of Late Bronze Age Cypriot Attitudes towards Death”
M. Chylenski, “Reconstructing Kinship Patterns in Neolithic Societies. The Case of Çatalhöyük”
J. Daujat, A. Hulme-Beaman, A. Valenzuela, A. Evin, and N. Sykes, “Always on the Wild Side of Life? Fallow Deer on Mediterranean Islands”
J. Driessen and A. Vanzetti, “Communication Uneven - An Introduction to the Topic”
J. Coenaerts, M. Samaes, and K. Nys, “Transforming the Landscape: Evidence for Increasing Globalisation in the Tremithos Valley (South-East Cyprus) during the Second Millennium BC”
C. Ichim, “Minoanisation and Mycenaeanisation through the Mortuary Lens”
P. Zeman, “Urbanization in the Mycenaean Culture: Foreign Influences or Indigenous Development?”
M. Pucci, “Late Bronze Age Resistance and Iron Age Acceptance of Mycenaean Influences in Northern Levant: Chatal Höyük in the Amuq (Turkey)”
C. Hale, “Pots And Politics? Expressing Status Using the External and the Local in a Shifting Socio-Economic Environment”
A. Vanzetti, M. A. Castagna, and S. Marino, “Southern Italy in the LBA Mediterranean Network: Adoption and Resistance”
J. Driessen, “A Shared Mediterranean? Some Observations on an Archaeology of Resistance”
A. Simmons, “Hippos and Farmers - Pre and Early Neolithic Island Voyagers in the Mediterranean and a Reassessment of the ‘Island Laboratory’”
A. Livarda, H. A. Orengo, S. Riera Mora, N. Cañellas-Boltà, R. Veropoulidou, V. Tzevelekidi, L. Picornell-Gelabert, C. Tsoraki, M. Marlasca and C. Knappett, “Re-Thinking Minoan Resource Management: Palaikastro, Crete, in Context”
C. McCartney, “Not Only Land for Farmers: Integrating Environmental and Socialcultural Approaches at the Late PPNA Site of Ayia Varvara Asprokremnos, Cyprus”
E. Tsafou, “Approaching Function and Use of Minoan (Bronze Age Crete) Utilitarian Vessels. An Interdisciplinary Study”
L.-M. Shillito, H. Mackay, A. Namdeo, and S. Haddow, “Multiproxy Investigations at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey”
M. Relaki and C. Tsoraki, “Fragmented Belongings: Material Culture and Place-Making in Bronze Age Crete”
M. Schlaman, “Constructing Sacred Landscapes in Greece”
K. Kay, “On the Insistence of Old Walls at Çatalhöyük, 7000 BCE - 2017 CE”
M. Andonova, “In Search for Prehistoric Baskets: Mat/Basketry Impressions on Pottery from Neolithic Bulgaria and Greece”
A. Dakouri-Hild and K. Demakopoulou, “Craft as Embodied Gaze: Craftsmanship in Late Bronze Age Thebes”
A. Chourmouziadi, “Without the Burden of Classical Folds. Prehistoric Figurines in Greek Archaeological Museums”
C. Mazzucato, “Socio-Material Archaeological Networks at Çatalhöyük: Challenges and Opportunities”
A. Duray, “Archival Contexts and Context through Archives: The Case of the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Transition in Greece”
V. Tsoumari, J. Ahola, G. Alyasin, and K. Gierow, “Documenting Collections of the Past, Creating Heritage for the Future: The Case of Sinda, Cyprus”
E. Monahan, “Powerful Centers of Change: Cypriot Fortresses in the Transition to the Late Bronze Age”
E. Angliker, “Rock Art of the Cyclades: An Overview”
A. Palavestra, “Two Collections and Two Greek Obsessions”
K. Dudlik, “The Agamemnon Mask – The Great History Transformed to the Contemporary World”
D. Tarkan, “More Than a Pot Sherd: Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
T. Claeys, “The Sissi Archaeological Conservation Program (Crete) – Towards a Digital Tool for a Stronger Synergy between Archaeology, Preservation and Presentation”
A. Hart, “Ceramics in Iron Age Thrace: An Overview of Traditional and Innovative Approaches in Interaction Studies”
B. Dimova, “Thracian-Greek Interactions: Post-Colonial Perspectives on Aegean Imports in the Balkans”
K. Dudlik, “The Early Mycenaean Iconography of Power – The Metal Vessels and Its Socio-Political Context”
S. Souvatzi, “Spatialised Experiences and Social Imaginaries: Neolithic Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean”
A. N. Bilgen, “Seyitömer Höyük Rescue Excavation Project”



On 29 September-4 October 2018 the International Council of Museums Committee for Documentation Conference 2018 (ICOM-CIDOC 2018) will be held in Heraklion, Crete. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Figuera, “Standardization and Fuzzy Method as Preservation of Referred Sources: The Case of Small Finds from Phaistos and Ayia Triada (Crete)”
E. Apostolaki, “Aside documentation. Objects/ symbols of Cretan prehistory on display”
C. Mitsopoulou and O. Polychronopoulou, “Creation, diffusion, perception and reevaluation of archaeological knowledge: the case of the Gilliéron artists”
E. Theou and K. Kopaka, “‘Gavdos: The House’. A theatre/archaeology narrative and pieces of knowledge of diachronic home life”
E. Papadaki and P. Stefanaki, “An interdisciplinary analytical approach to the iconographic examination of Minoan frescoes. The so-called ‘fresco of Goddess’ of Aghia Triada as a case study”
E. Makrygiorgou, “In pursuit of Ariadne: following the thread of artefact curation at the Stratigraphical Museum at Knossos”
A. Troullinou and E. Theou, “Conservation work of the ceramic finds from the island of Gavdos”


Το ειδωλιο στον βορειοελλαδικο χωρο

On 11-13 October 2018 an international symposium entitled Το ειδώλιο στον βορειοελλαδικό χώρο από την προϊστορία έως τους ρωμαϊκούς χρόνους will be held at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Ν. Ευστρατίου, “‘Πολεμώντας ανεμόμυλους’: αντιμετωπίζοντας τα νεολιθικά ειδώλια (εισαγωγική ανακοίνωση)”
Χ. Μαραγκού, “Πέρα και γύρω από τον άνθρωπο - ειδώλια άλλων: μικρογραφίες του φυσικού και τεχνητού περιβάλλοντος (νεολιθική περίοδος – πρώιμη χαλκοκρατία)”
Σ. Νανόγλου, “Τυπολατρείες”
Δ. Κοκκινίδου, “Τα ειδώλια της ‘θεάς’: νεολιθικές απεικονίσεις, σύγχρονες αλληγορίες”
Π. Χρυσοστόμου, “Η νεολιθική ειδωλοπλαστική στους υδάτινους κόσμους των λεκανών του Αμυνταίου και των Γιαννιτσών: τα τυπολογικά και μορφολογικά χαρακτηριστικά των ειδωλίων, τα ανασκαφικά συμφραζόμενα και η προσπάθεια ερμηνείας της χρήσης και της λειτουργίας τους στον κοινωνικό τους χώρο”
Ο. Μεταξάς and Γ. Στρατούλη, “Προσεγγίσεις του αναπαραστατικού μικρόκοσμου του νεολιθικού οικισμού Αυγής Καστοριάς”
Α. Χονδρογιάννη-Μετόκη, “Η ανθρωπόμορφη νεολιθική ειδωλοπλαστική στις κοιλάδες της Κίτρινης Λίμνης και του μέσου ρου του Αλιάκμονα, στην Κοζάνη: προκαταρκτική συγκριτική μελέτη”
Ν. Μερούσης and Ε. Στεφανή, “Νεολιθικά ανθρωπόμορφα και ζωόμορφα ειδώλια από την τούμπα στον Πολυπλάτανο Ημαθίας”
Σ. Χατζητουλούσης, “Αινίγματα από πηλό φυλαγμένα σε προθήκη: τα νεολιθικά πήλινα ανθρωπόμορφα ειδώλια από την περιοχή του Πεδινού στο Κιλκίς”
Α. Δημουλά and Ζ. Καΐκα, “Νεολιθικά ειδώλια από την ανατολική Μακεδονία στο Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Θεσσαλονίκης”
Μ. Βάλλα, Δ. Μαλαμίδου, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, P. Darcque, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Μικρογραφικές αναπαραστάσεις ανθρώπων και ζώων σε νεολιθικά νοικοκυριά: η περίπτωση του τομέα 6 στο Ντικιλί Τας”
Μ. Βάλλα, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, and Ι. Ασλάνης, “Ανθρωπόμορφες και ζωόμορφες αναπαραστάσεις από τον νεολιθικό οικισμό Προμαχών–Topolnica: μία πρώτη παρουσίαση των ευρημάτων του ελληνικού τομέα”
Χ. Τσαγκούλη, “Προϊστορικά πήλινα ειδώλια-κουδουνίστρες από τον βορειοελλαδικό χώρο”
Κ. Πηλείδου, “Μικρογραφίες ανθρώπων και ζώων στον νεολιθικό οικισμό της Μάκρης Έβρου”
Λ. Αχειλαρά, “Νεολιθικά ειδώλια από τη Μύρινα της Λήμνου”
Α. Πανάτση, “Ειδώλια από τη Μύρινα της πρώιμης εποχής χαλκού: σκέψεις και προβληματισμοί”
Α. Μαντέλη, “Πήλινα ανθρωπόμορφα ειδώλια της Θεσσαλίας: συλλογή Γεωργίου Τσολοζίδη”
Α. Φασούλας, “Η ειδωλοπλαστική παραγωγή της νεολιθικής Θεσσαλίας: η σημασία της τεχνολογικής μελέτης των μικρογραφικών αναπαραστάσεων”
Μ. Βαϊοπούλου, “Πήλινα ειδώλια της ύστερης εποχής χαλκού από την δυτική Θεσσαλία”
Α. Παπαευθυμίου-Παπανθίμου, “Τα αόρατα ειδώλια της εποχής του χαλκού στη Μακεδονία”


Digital Humanities and Ritual Space

On 19-21 October 2018 the second international meeting of the Unlocking Sacred Landscapes (UnSaLa) network, Digital Humanities and Ritual Space. Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the first millennium BC: Recent discoveries and research results, will be held at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
I. Bossolino, “Early Iron Age Kamiros and its Sanctuaries: Some Observations”
E. Skerlou, “Religion and ritual practices in Kos during Dark Ages: The testimony offered from a rural sanctuary in Kos, Psalidi area”

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