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Spyridon Marinatos (1901-1974)

On 22-23 June 2012 a symposium will be held on Spyridon Marinatos (1901-1974) at the National and Kapodistriou University of Athens. The program will be:

M. Pantelidou Gofa, "Memories of Marinatos"

S. Alexiou, "Memories of Spyridon Marinatos"

Ch. Doumas, "With Marinatos in Akrotiri"

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TiGA

On 4-5 May 2012 the Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology Conference (TiGA) was held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Further information is available at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/tiga/home. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

S. Andreou, "Identities in flux: The shifting attitudes towards habitation, the dead and the body in Macedonia, Greece between the 11th and the 8th centuries BC."

R. Vaessen, "Creative Improvisation and the Making of Pottery on the West Coast of Asia Minor during the Bronze-Age transition"

D. Margomenou, "Interrogating the 'Macedonian Ethne': social change, collective action and emergent institutions in northern Greece at the end of the Late Bronze Age and beginning of the Early Iron Age"

D. Diffendale, When the cat's away, the mice still pay? Land division and sharecropping in Mycenaean and later Greece

NARNIA Archaeometallurgy

On 7-11 May 2012 the New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Aproaches to ancient material studies (NARNIA) training course Introduction to the Archaeometallurgy of Cyprus was held by the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers included:

T. Rehren, "The archaeometallurgy of copper - what we study, how and why?"

J. Muhly, "Forty years of archaeometallurgical studies in Cyprus (1970-2010)"

E. Peltenburg, "The beginnings of metalwork on Cyprus"

B. Knapp, "Metallurgical production and exchange on Bronze Age Cyprus: An overview"

V. Kassianidou, "Cypriot Late Bronze Age copper production"

C. Pulak, "The Uluburun ship: Copper and tin ingots, and the trade of copper"

A. Hauptmann, "On the making of the Uluburun copper oxhide ingots"

F. Lo Schiavo, "The Cyprus-Sardinia connection: Tighter than ever"

G. Papasavvas, "Cypriot Late Bronze Age metalwork"

Buffalo TAG 2012

On 17-20 May 2012 Buffalo Theory in Archaeology (TAG 2012) was held at the University at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://www.cas.buffalo.edu/tag2012/index.shtml. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

N. Karul, "A Multifaceted Heritage Project in Aktopraklik, Turkey"

N. Russell, "Human and Animal Bodies at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

E. Ruzi,"Investigating Compositional Variability among Early Neolithic Ceramics from Korça Region, Albania"

M. Kersel, "Bridging the 'Great Divide' at Keros: Science, People and the Past in Theory and Practice"

On 28 May – 1 June 2012 the 34th Annual Excavation, Survey and Archaeometry Symposium organized by the Turkish Ministry of Culture was held in Çorum. The program is available at http://www.kulturvarliklari.gov.tr/TR,45539/34-uluslararasi-kazi-arastirma-ve-arkeometri-sempozyumu.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

S. Özdöl, "Çatalhöyük Excavations 2011"

S. Günel, "Excavations at Çine-Tepecik, 2011 Campaign"

N. Karul, "Excavations at Aktopraklık, 2011"

T. Efe, "The Küllüoba Excavations, 2011"

M. Özdogan, "Excavations at Kırklareli Mound, The 2011 Season"

H. Hüryilmaz, "Excavations at Gökçeada-Yenibademli Höyük 2011"

N. Karaaslan, "Panaztepe 2011 Campaign"

H. Erkanal, "Land Excavations at Liman Tepe, 2011"

V. Sahoglu, "Excavations at Çesme – Baglararası, 2011"

A. Özyar, "Tarsus-Gözlükule Excavation: Work in 2011"

M.-H. Gates, "Kinet Höyük, 2011 Season"

I. Caneva, "The 2011 Field Season at Mersin-Yumuktepe"

İ. Özgen, "Hacımusalar Excavations 2011"

Policies of Exchange

On 30 May - 2 June 2012 a symposium entitled Policies of Exchange: Models of Political Systems and Modes of Interaction in the Aegean and Near East in the 2nd millennium BC was held at the University of Freiburg. Further information is available at http://www.iaw.uni-freiburg.de/politik-des-austauschs. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

C. Pulak, "The Uluburun Shipwreck - ­ Evidence for Royal Exchange?"

T. Rehren, "Glass as a Trade Item in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

E. Cline, "Preliminary Thoughts on Abundance vs. Scarcity in the Ancient World: Competition vs. Cooperation in Late Bronze Age Trade across the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean"

B. Eder, "The Geographic Diffusion of Imported Goods and Materials in Mycenaean Greece"

R. Jung, "Mycenaean Pottery in the East: Distribution, Context and Interpretation"

D. Panagiotopoulos, "Sealing and 'Exchange' in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and Beyond"

L. Bendall, "Mycenaean Administration: its regional and supraregional character in an international perspective"

H. Matthäus, "The role of Cyprus"

The April 2012 (39.4) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

Bronze and Iron Age Archaeomusicology in Ancient Turkey

On 15 May 2012 registration of papers is due for a conference entitled Bronze and Iron Age Archaeomusicology in Ancient Turkey, to be held on 16-20 October 2012 in Bursa, Turkey, organized jointly by The Research Center of Archaeology of the University of Uludağ, Bursa, Turkey, and ICONEA. Papers (30/45 minutes) on all aspects of music practice and theory in Ancient Turkey, through iconographic and textual materials, and other relevant media, are invited in English or in Turkish with an abstract in English. Further information is available at www.iconea.org or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia

On 31 May 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for an international conference entitled 1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia, to be held on 22-24 November 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Further information and application forms are available at http://macedonia.prehistoric-conference.com. Papers are invited on all periods from the Paleolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age and the transition to the Iron Age. The thematic sessions will be the following:

The history of prehistoric research in Macedonia: historical and critical approaches; theoretical and methodological issues; the excavations and the persons of research

Chronology: stratigraphic sequences; excavation assemblages; absolute dating

The environment of Macedonia and prehistoric people: paleoenvironment; diet; zooarchaeology; archaeobotany; physical anthropology; archaeometry

The creation of space: architecture; settlements and cemeteries; space and its notions

From objects to ideas: technologies and artefacts; interpretative approaches; understanding the prehistoric societies of Macedonia through archaeological research

From archaeological research to society: museological and educational issues; public archaeology; prehistoric research and public works

Archaeology and crisis: after one century, what? Future perspectives of prehistoric archaeological research in the uncertain and changing environment of our times.

Craft and People – Agents of Skilled Labour in the Archaeological Record

On 15 June 2012 abstracts (300 words) are due for an international conference entitled Craft and People – Agents of Skilled Labour in the Archaeological Record, to be held on 1-2 November at the British Museum, London. Further information and abstract forms are available at http://craftandpeople.wordpress.com/. Themes of the conference will include:

Images of Craftspeople: Portraits and Self-Portraits

Object and Craft

Society and Craftspeople

TAG 2012

On 30 June 2012 proposals for sessions, individual papers, and posters are due for the 34th Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 2012), to be held on 17-19 December 2012 in Liverpool. On 30 September 2012 final submission of accepted paper titles and abstracts (150 words maximum) are due. Further information is available at http://www.liv.ac.uk/sace/livetag/index.htm. The theme for TAG2012 is "live archaeology."

KUBABA 3

On 23 September 2012 submissions are due for KUBABA 3: Journal Of Ancient Near Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean 
Studies. Articles, notes, news, and reviews are invited in Portuguese, English, Spanish, 
Italian and French from both professional scholars and young researchers on the interaction 
sphere of Southwest Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Aegean 
before the Classical Era. Further information is available at 
http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/~kubaba/KUBABA/.

Monumentality in the Archaeological Record

On 12-13 May 2012 the Fifth IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference: Approaching Monumentality in the Archaeological Record will be held at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://www.iema.buffalo.edu/conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

M. Kolb, "The Development of Monuments among Mediterranean Isles"

K. D. Fisher, "The Creation and Experience of Monumentality on Protohistoric Cyprus"

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