Keros Symposium

On 17 October 2013 a symposium was held at the Athens Archaeological Society entitled 1963-2013: 50 years of archaeological investigations on Keros. In addition to a presentation of the first volume of the results of the excavations on Dhaskalio by R. Barber, the program was:

M. Cosmopoulos, "Excavators of Keros C. Doumas, C. Renfrew, P. Zapheiropoulou, K. Tsakos, L. Marangou, O. Philaniotou, research from 1963-2013"

G. Gavalas, "Looting and systematic research on Keros"

P. Sotirakopoulou, "The ceramic of Dhaskalio from the excavations of 2006-2008: interpretation and matters of chronology"

M. Boyd, N. Brodie, and J. Wright, "Surface survey on the island of Keros in 2012-2013: initial discussion and results"

Cretan Landscape

On 18 October 2013 a round table discussion was held at the Institute of Classical Archaeology (Heidelberg University) entitled Reconstructing the Prehistoric Cretan Landscape: Perspectives, Problems and Prospects. The program was:

A. Sarris, "Geoinformation Technologies Applied in Prehistoric Crete"

D. Panagiotopoulos, "The Heidelberg Koumasa Project. Reconstructing a Marginal Mediterranean Landscape."

I. Rabenseifner, "Reconstructing landscape on Crete by geomorpholgical mapping based on GeoEye data"

On 31 October 2013 L. Papzoglou-Manioudaki addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "Ο μυκηναϊκός οικισμός και οι τάφοι στο λόφο της Μυγδαλιάς κοντά στην Πάτρα" at the British School.

NARNIA Fellows' Research Workshop

On 7-8 November 2013 the NARNIA Fellows' Research Workshop: Recent developments in the interdisciplinary study of ancient materials from the Eastern Mediterranean was held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

C. Makarona, "Geochemical proxies for provenancing Cypriot pottery classes from Early to Late Bronze Age contexts"

W. Gilstrap, "Ceramic production technology and exchange during the Late Helladic IIIB period in the area of the Saronic Gulf, Greece"

R. Mentesana, "Technological and social change in Phaistos, Crete, from the Final Neolithic through EMIIA"

On 8-9 November 2013 the 20th Neolithic Seminar: The Transition to Farming in Eurasia: Changing Interpretative Paradigms was held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. All previous Neolithic Seminar proceedings are available in the periodical Documenta Prehistorica XXI-XXXIX ( Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

M. Özdoğan, "A New Look to the Introduction of the Neolithic Way of Life. Changing Paradigms in the Expansion of Neolithic Way of Life"

K. Kotsakis, "From Waves of Advance to Networks: Changing Paradigms for the Expansion of the Neolithic in Europe"

A. Bunguri, "Different Models for the Neolithisation of Albania"

Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

On 31 January 2014 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication, excluding subventions, of archaeological excavation or fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age sites, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Applications comprising a description of the proposed work (maximum 1500 words), a detailed budget, and either 2 references in sealed envelopes or the names of the referees if the references are sent directly by the referees should be sent to Professor Sir John Boardman, Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH, UK or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The importance of the site, your qualifications, other sources of support, and the present or planned status and place of publication should be indicated.

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