The October 2021 issue of Nestor (48.7) is available as a free download.

Tytus Scholars and Cincinnati Summer Residency

On 1 February 2022 applications are due for both the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program and the Cincinnati Summer Residency Program for 2022-2023. Applicants for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program will ordinarily be senior scholars who are a minimum of five years beyond receipt of the PhD, with notable publication histories, who are expected to be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for a minimum of one semester (ca. four months) and a maximum of two during the regular academic year. Tytus Scholars receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus housing near campus and a transportation allowance, as well as office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library.
Applicants for the Cincinnati Summer Residency program may be more recent PhDs and other scholars who would benefit from the use of a world-class classics library with their Ph.D. in hand by the time of application, and will ordinarily be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for approximately two months in the summer terms, May to mid-August. Cincinnati Summer Residents receive housing near campus and office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library. Further information and application forms are available at

13th Biennial Graduate Group Symposium

On 25 October 2021 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 13th Biennial Graduate Group Symposium. Kinesis: Movement and Mobility, to be held on 25-26 March 2022 at Bryn Mawr College. Further information is available at


EAA AM 2022

On 11 November 2021 proposals for sessions are due for the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2022), to be held in Budapest, Hungary on 31 August - 3 September 2022. From 20 December 2021 until 10 February 2022 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 21 April 2022 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:
• Archaeologists and Archaeology Here and Now
• [Re]integration
• The Carpathian Basin: Integration, Mobility and Diversity
• Polis, Empire, League and Beyond – Living in Interconnected Societies
• Climate Change and Socioenvironmental Perspectives
• A Decade after the ‘Third Science Revolution in Archaeology’


LAC 2022

On 30 November 2021 session abstracts (500 words) are due for the 7th Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2022), to be held on 10-15 September 2022 at Iași, Romania. Further information is available at

56th ARU Lectures

The program of the 56th Public Lectures Series of the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU) of the University of Cyprus has been announced for autumn 2021. All lectures begin at 7:00 pm (EET). They are free and accessible via Zoom, but preregistration is required at The program will be:
27 September 2021: T. Moutsiou, “Maritime connections in Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory”
4 Oct 2021: V. Klinkenberg, “Building biographies of Chalcolithic Cyprus”
11 Oct 2021: S. Menelaou, “Borderlands as areas of connectivity during the Third Millennium BC: Some reflections from the East Aegean”
18 Oct 2021: A. Charalambous, “From EBA to EIA Cyprus: A diachronic analytical study of copper-base artefacts”
25 Oct 2021: A. Georgiou, “Interregional commercial strategies in the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean: The contribution of the newly implemented ERC Starting Grant ‘ComPAS’”
1 Nov 2021: F. Schimpf, “Tamassos: Results of the city excavation, 1970-1981”
8 Nov 2021: A. Georgiadou and M. Dikomitou-Eliadou, “The MuseCo research project: The case study of Salaminian Iron Age pottery”
15 Nov 2021: M.-A. Vella, “Archaeo-geophysical surveys: A review from Cyprus”
22 Nov 2021: A. Demetriou, “Mapping Shipwreck Archaeologies in the Eastern Mediterranean: The sites, the people, and the environment”
29 Nov 2021: P. Mylona, “‘Xeros’ or not? The Xeros River valley in Cyprus and its history through the ages”
6 Dec 2021: O. Perdiki, “The spatiality and materiality of pilgrimage in Byzantine and Medieval Cyprus and religious networks in the Eastern Mediterranean (11th-16th centuries)”
13 Dec 2021: P. Hadjittofi, “Negotiating Modernity: Rural dress and sociocultural change in Cyprus during the British period (1878-1960)”


Mycenaean Seminars 2021-2022

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2021-2022, hosted by the Institute of Classical Studies, London, to start at 3:30 pm GMT. Further information is available at
13 October 2021: S. Murray, “Heavy Metal: Pyrotechnology and Society in the Postpalatial Aegean” — online
10 November 2021: D. Mylona, “Beyond Fishing: Processing of Marine Resources and a Little-Known Aspect of Palatial Societies in the 2nd Millennium BC” — online
8 December 2021: A. Van de Moortel, “Cycles of Civilization in Central Greece: the Case of Mitrou” — online
12 January 2022: A. Ulanowska, “Not Only Clothing. The Consumption of Textiles in Bronze Age Greece and New Evidence for Technical Textiles from Imprints on the Undersides of Clay Sealings” — online
16 February 2022: A. Judson, “Writing Practices in the Palace of Pylos” — format TBA
16 March 2022: R. Koehl, “Recent Evidence for Interconnections between the Aegean and Tel Atchana (ancient Alalakh) from the Middle Bronze into the Iron Age” — format TBA
18 May 2022: N. Momigliano, “Every Nation Has the Minoans and Mycenaeans It Deserves (and Desires)” — format TBA


ASOR 2021

On 17-20 November 2021 (in person) and 9-12 December 2021 (online, CST) the 2021 Annual Meeting of ASOR (ASOR 2021) will take place in Chicago, IL. Contact and registration information, and a full program and abstract book are available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
B. E. Davis, “Tell es-Safi’s Contributions to Knowledge of Early Philistine Writing and Language”
A. M. Maeir, “25 Years at Tell es-Safi/Gath: Where Has This Taken Us?”
P. W. Stockhammer, M. Feldman, M. Artzy, E. Boaretto, S. Eisenmann, M. Faerman, A. M. Maeir, I. Milevski, M. Schultz, P. Smith, D. Yegorov, C. Jeong, and J. Krause, “Population Dynamics in the Central and Southern Levant during the 2nd and 1st Millennium BCE: Tell es-Safi and Beyond”
O. Ackermann, “Ancient Environment and Human Interaction — Interdisciplinary Research — Tell es Safi/Gath”
A. McCarthy, “Between the Rocks and a Hard Place: The Materiality of Stone from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age”
D. R. Cassuto, “The Fabric of a Society: 25 Seasons of Excavating Textile Production at Iron Age Tell es-Safi/Gath”
A. Creekmore, “Urban Form and Structure at Tell es-Safi in the Context of Philistine Urbanism”
J. R. Chadwick, “‘And He Broke Down the Wall of Gath!’ — A Summary Breakdown of Successive City Walls and Gates from the Early Bronze Age to Iron Age II Discovered by the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project”
W. H. Krieger, “Theoretical and Methodological Change in the Archaeology of Philistia”
L. G. Meiberg, “Decorative Motifs on the Philistine Pottery from Tel Beth-Shemesh: New Observations”
A. H. Simmons and R. F. Kolvet, “Wood, Grapes, and Meds — Archaeobotanical Evidence from the Groundstone Assemblage at Neolithic Ais Giorkis”
P. Waiman-Barak, A. Georgiadou, and A. Gilboa, “Regional Mineralogical and Technological Characterization of Cypriot Iron Age Pottery: A View from Tel Dor”
M. T. Horowitz, “Storage and Stages: Hallmarks of Early Monumental Architecture at Late Bronze I Phlamoudhi-Vounari, Cyprus”
C. M. Weber, “The Tel Kabri Wall and Floor Paintings: Microcosms of Mediterranean Middle Bronze Age Trade and Interconnection of Canaanite Palatial Economies”
J. L. Kramer, “The ‘Strong-Built’ (Prefabricated) Walls of Troy: The Living Quarters of the Cincinnati Troy Expedition”
A. Marciniak, “Occupying and Exploiting the Offsite Zone of the Late Neolithic Settlement at Çatalhöyük”
B. Janeway, “What’s in a Face? An Anthropomorphic Pictorial Sherd from Tell Tayinat, Turkey”
R. Gerdes, J. Goldfarb, A. South, J. Regenstein, and S. Manning, “Tracing Olive Oil in Ancient Cyprus and Beyond Using Organic Residue Analysis: A Reevaluation”
C. L. Johnston, “The Multimodal Trade Networks of New Kingdom Egypt: The Circulation of Aegean and Cypriot Ceramic Imports”


On 2-7 September 2021 the XIXth Congress of the International Union of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (XIXe UISPP) was held remotely, hosted in Meknes, Morocco. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
M. Gurova and C. Bonsall, “Simulation of prehistoric drilling and bead manufacturing”
A. Vialet, A.-E. Lebatard, C. Falguères, P. Voinchet, A.-M. Moigne, N. Boulbes, and M. C. Alçiçek, “The oldest prehistoric sites of Turkey and the expansion of the hominins between Africa, Europe and Asia during Pleistocene”
C. Massimo, “Rethinking the ‘Hypogeic Paradox’ in the Aegean area during the 4th and early 3rd Millennia BC”
N. Galanidou, G. Iliopoulos, P. Tsakanikou, E. Karkazi, P. Papadopoulou, N. Bourli, A. Zellilidis, A. Magganas, and L. Arnold, “The Aegean Acheulean: a view from Rodafnidia on Lesbos”
N. Taffin, T. Carter, D. Contreras, J. Holcomb, D. Mihailovic, P. Karkanas, G. Guérin, D. Athanasoulis, and C. Lahaye, “Première occupation de la mer Égée centrale (Naxos, Grèce): Dispersion et comportements des homininés vers l’Europe”
M. Gurova, “Sickles in transition: a case study from Bulgaria”


New Studies on Iron Age Syria and Nearby Regions

On 13 September 2021 the New Studies on Iron Age Syria and Nearby Regions: Regional and Cross-Regional Perspectives was held online, hosted by the Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
D. B. Kişniş, “Beyond the Borders: Early Iron Age Aegeanizing Pottery of Oylum Höyük”


Δ’ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο

On 22-25 September 2021 a conference entitled Δ’ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο — Κυκλάδες: Αειφορία Πολιτισμού/4th International Cycladological Conference — The Cyclades: Cultural Heritage - Sustainability was held on Tinos, Greece. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
Α. Ροζοκόκη, “Οι Κυκλάδες τον καιρό του τρωϊκού πολέμου: Ο μύθος του Ανίου και ο νόστος του Αίαντα Λοκρού”
Χ. Κουτελάκης, “Η Σύρος των Κυκλάδων στο έπος ‘Οδύσσεια’. Αντίκρουση αποκρυσταλλωμένων εντυπώσεων και ιστορική αναθεώρηση”
T. Carter, K. Mallinson, V. Mastrogiannopoulou, A. D. Contreras, C. Diffey, C. Lopez, N. Marie Pareija, G. Tsartsidou, and D. Athanasoulis, “A New Minoan-Type Peak Sanctuary on Stelida, Naxos”
Π. Σγουρίτσα-Πολυχρονάκου, “Οι Κυκλάδες στα Μυκηναϊκά χρόνια: Μια νέα προσέγγιση”


The Connected Past 2021

On 29-30 September 2021 The Connected Past 2021: Artefactual Intelligence was held in Aarhus, Denmark. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
H. Price, P. Gheorghiade, R. Rivers, T. Evans, and V. Vasiliauskaite, “An Information Theoretic Approach to Mycenaean Pottery Datasets”
C. Mazzucato, “Networks of houses and networks of objects: creating and interpreting socio-material networks at Çatalhöyük”

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