Kiel Conference 2023

On 13-18 March 2023 the Kiel Conference 2023: Scales of Social, Environmental & Cultural Change in Past Societies was held in Kiel. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
S. Sabatini, “Consideration about the role of Nuragic Sardinia in the European Late Bronze Age metal trade”
L. Burkhardt, “The Ada Tepe gold mine (LBA) in the context of resources, exchange networks and social (in)equality”
S. Menelaou, “Mobility dynamics and socio-technological changes in the mid-late 3rd millennium BC circum-Aegean: reviewing the ceramic evidence”
P. Suchowska-Ducke, “The bronze cup from Dohnsen as evidence of social and physical networks”
M. Brandl, C. Hauzenberger, and P. Filzmoser, “Testing craft specialisation in Neolithic chert economy: A case study from western Anatolia”
K. Kotsakis, T. Giagkoulis, A. Maczkowski, J. Francuz, and A. Hafner, “Dispilio, Lake Orestias (Kastoria, Greece): new insights into the chronology and architecture of a Neolithic wetland habitation”
S. Perrakis, “Water Management Strategies in Prehistorical Crete: The Case Study of the Zakros region”
J. Stühler, “Modularity in Late Helladic Architecture: The Case of the Corridor Houses”
S. Schaefer-Di Maida, J. Laabs, M. Wunderlich, R. Hofmann, H. Piezonka, P.-A. Kreuz, S. Sabnis, J. P. Brozio, C. Dickie, and M. Furholt, “Scales of political practice and patterns of power relations in Prehistory”
X. Jia, E. Skourtanioti, L. Bejko, I. Pojani, H. Ringbauer, J. Krause, and P. W. Stockhammer, “Archaeogenomic pilot research of Kamenice, a prehistoric Albanian tumulus (1600-500 BCE)”
A. Bogaard, “Farming and early urbanism in Europe: the interplay of sociality, ecology and uncertainty”
E. Weiberg and M. Finné, “Land use expansion in Late Bronze Age Greece – a success story?”
M. Hostettler, “Exploring changes in land use and human impact in the prehistoric Southern Balkans and Northern Greece”
S. Dannemann, P. Avramidis, A. Emmanouilidis, J.-M. Henke, C. Piechocki, and I. Unkel, “First results: Suitability of the Chora Plain on Samos (Greece) for ancient agriculture”


SIZWG 2023

On 22-25 March 2023 a conference entitled Beyond the baseline: Broadening stable isotopic horizons in zooarchaeology was held by the ICAZ Stable Isotopes in Zooarchaeology Working Group (SIZWG) in Berlin. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
B. Irvine, R. Özbal, C. Luke, C. H. Roosevelt, C. Çakırlar, and F. Pirson, “Investigating Palaeoenvironment and Animal Management in Western Anatolia from the Neolithic to the Roman Period Utilising Stable Isotopes of Carbon and Nitrogen”
R. Özbal, S. Emra, S. Kamjan, E. Özdoğan, and N. Benecke, “Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope results for faunal samples from Aşaği Pinar”
C. Çakırlar, T. Brongers, and S. Pilaar Birch, “Neolithic herd management and foraging ecologies of wild fauna in Istanbul around 8.2k BP”


GAO 2023

On 27-29 March 2023 the annual Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Conference (GAO 2023) was held in Oxford. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
A. Falezza, “Mediterranean ports of interactions: Aegean and Southern Italy in the Late Bronze Age”
A. Holguin, M. Charles, and A. Bogaard, “Life on the lakeshore: the plant food-systems of the Late Neolithic in the southern Balkans”

A New Home for the Archives of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Archives of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP). Founded by Thomas G. Palaima in 1986, the PASP Archives contain the original papers and collections of the scholars who contributed to the decipherment of Linear B: Alice E. Kober, Michael G. F. Ventris, and Emmett L. Bennett, Jr.; many of these papers are accessible online. In addition, PASP houses an extensive collection of 1:1 scale photographs of inscriptions, particularly those of the Linear A and the Linear B systems, as well as thousands of rare offprints on scripts-based subjects.
The PASP collections, both physical and digital, will be formally transferred to UC Classics in the summer of 2024. During this transition phase from late spring through early fall of that year, every effort will be made to fulfill requests for information, but significant delays will occur. We expect to open access to the physical holdings by late fall of 2024, with access to the digital holdings soon afterwards.
More information about UC Classics may be found at, with information about the Archives and Special Collections of the Department of Classics at UC at More information about PASP may be found at

Goneos Award

On 31 March 2023 applications from young researchers are due for the second year of the Petros D. Goneos Memorial Award for Studies on the Culture of the Cyclades ($5000) for the academic year 2023-2024; on 14 April 2023 letters of recommendation are due. Further information is available at The Goneos award seeks to encourage, support, and promote high quality research from new researchers who focus on topics related to the culture of the Cyclades from the Neolithic up to the post-Byzantine period or its perception to the modern times, approached through disciplines as archaeology, anthropology, and art history, as well as natural and physical sciences. Innovative and pioneering approaches, collaborative, interdisciplinary projects, and the use and development of information technologies are encouraged. Applications should:
• Outline clearly and in detail how this award will enable the proposed research and lead to its completion.
• Demonstrate how the outcomes of the project are expected to contribute to the field by filling research gaps and promoting further research.
• Demonstrate the capability of the researcher/s to achieve the proposed outcomes. This can be proven through past academic achievements, prior publications, and reference letters.

The Many Lives of a Snake Goddess

On 3 March 2023 an event entitled The Many Lives of a Snake Goddess will be held in the Freud Museum, London, in conjunction with the temporary exhibit “Freud’s Antiquity: Object, Idea, Desire” (25 February – 16 July 2023). The event will include a lecture on the Knossian snake goddesses by N. Momigliano a reading of poems about them by R. Padel, and a roundtable discussion by N. Momigliano, R. Padel, E. Adams, C. Morris, and A. Shapland. Further information is available at

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