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The following schedule of the Forschungen zur Frühägäischen Archäologie: Frühbronzezeitliche Handels- und Fernverbindungen has been announced for 2011, to take place at the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Athens, Leoforos Alexandras 26. Unless otherwise stated, the lectures begin at 7:00 pm. Further information is available at http://www.oeai.at or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

28 March 2011, 5:00 pm: O. Kouka, "Aegean Early Bronze Age Intercultural Contacts: New Evidence from Liman Tepe, Miletus and the Samian Heraion"

10 May 2011: B. Horejs, "Exchange Systems at the Beginning of the Early Bronze Age between Anatolia and the Aegean. A Case Study from Çukuriçi Höyük"

20 May 2011: J. Rambach, "Frühe weiträumige Kulturkontakte in der Westpeloponnes"

20 October 2011: L. Rahmstorf, "Erster Globalisierungsanlauf im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.? Die entwickelte Frühbronzezeit der Ägäis im Zeitkontext"

11 November 2011: L. Berger, "Regionalhandel und Fernverbindungen einer Insel. Äginas Kontakte in der Frühbronzezeit"

22 November 2011: E. Alram‐Stern, "Rohstoffe – Ritualgegenstände – Trinksittenkreise: Das Entstehen von Netzwerken in der ägäischen Frühbronzezeit"

On 13 May 2011 N. Papdimitriou addressed the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium on "The changing faces of death: Funerary ritual and society in Early Mycenaean Greece." Further information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On 30‐31 May 2011 A. B. Knapp delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb and the University of Zagreb entitled "Identity and Materiality on Prehistoric Cyprus" and "'Early Maritime Ventures: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The April 2011 issue (38.4) of Nestor is now available as a free download.

On 6‐8 May 2011 the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) will be held in Berkeley, CA. Further information, a list of sessions, and forms are available at http://arf.berkeley.edu/TAG2011/about/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

S. Katsarou, "The Neolithic Past on an Imaginary Stage"

C. Knappett, "The Potter's Wheel in the Bronze Age East Mediterranean: Innovation, Learning and Communities of Practice"

L. Nikolova, "Prehistoric Lifestyles and Visual Culture as a Theoretical Model"

N. Vander Beken, "'The Politics of Feasting in Minoan Crete': Reflections on the Mediating Role of the Minoan Palaces in the Creation of Asymmetrical Power Relations"

The March 2011 (38.3) volume of Nestor is now available as a free download. This is the new free digital publication model for all future issues of Nestor.

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