AIA 2024

On 27 March 2023 (10 April with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, joint AIA/SCS sessions, and open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2024), to be held in Chicago, IL from 4-7 January 2024. On 7 August 2023 (21 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, other open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 1 November 2023 roundtable proposals and lightning session submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at

Unsung Pioneer Women in the Archaeology of Greece

On 8 March 2023 a workshop entitled Unsung Pioneer Women in the Archaeology of Greece will be hosted by the École française d’Athènes. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
D. Douskos, “The problem of elusive figures: Louise Burnouf and contributions to archaeology”
J. Banks, “Alice Leslie Walker Kosmopoulos: A pioneer against all odds”
N. Vogeikoff-Brogan and L. Costaki, “Hazel D. Hansen: A forgotten American prehistorian”
S. Déderix, “Marthe Oulié and the 1923-1925 Excavations of the École française d’Athènes at Malia”
S. Todaro, “Working behind scenes. Luisa Banti and Italian research in Crete between 1930 and 1940: The archaeologist you don’t expect”
M. Cultraro, “A look at Aegean prehistory from Italy: Pia Laviosa Zambotti, a pioneer woman in exploring networks in Mediterranean archaeology”
E. Foley, “Vronwy Hankey in and beyond Greece”
A. Ulanowska and K. Lewartowski, “The first post-World War II generation of female archaeologists at the University of Warsaw: Ludwika Press and the gendered and non-gendered challenges to becoming an Aegeanist within the confines of Marxist ideology and the Iron Curtain”
M. Nikolaidou and D. Kokkinidou, “Angeliki Pilali-Papasteriou (1945-2007): A pioneer prehistorian at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki”
D. Kokkinidou and M. Nikolaidou, “From the museum to the trench and beyond: Greek women in archaeology since the 1950s”


ΑΕΜΘ 2023

On 9-10 March 2023 the 35th meeting on Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2023). will be held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, Δ. Μαλαμίδου, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Ανασκαφή στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Φιλίππων – Ντικιλί Τας 2022”
Ο. Πάλλη, Ρ. Βεροπουλίδου, Ι. Ναζλής, Γ. Κουρτέση-Φιλιππάκη, Κ. Κωτσάκης, Σ. Ανδρέου, and Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, “Εργαστηριακές δραστηριότητες στο κτήριο Μ στην Τούμπα Θεσσαλονίκης”
N. Zorzin, Δ. Μαλαμίδου, J. Taylor, and Ι. Σουκάντος, “Συστηματική αρχαιολογική έρευνα στον νεολιθικό οικισμό Τούμπας Σερρών 2021-2022”
Δ. Καδή, Α. Σαμούρης, Σ. Χρονάκη, Σ. Ανδρέου, and Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, “Η πανεπιστημιακή ανασκαφή στην κορυφή της Τούμπας Θεσσαλονίκης”
Χ. Ζιώτα, “Νεότερα δεδομένα για το προϊστορικό νεκροταφείο της Αχλάδας Φλώρινας”
Γ. Μάνος, “Φευγαλέες ενδείξεις παλαιολιθικής παρουσίας στην Καστοριά”
Κ. Κωτσάκης, “Δισπηλιό και πρόγραμμα EXPLO: οι ξύλινοι πάσσαλοι αποκαλύπτουν την ιστορία του νεολιθικού οικισμού”



On 3-6 April 2023 the 50-year anniversary edition of the annual conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA2023): 50 Years of Synergy will be held in Amsterdam. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
R. Rivers, H. C. W. Price, P. Gheorghiade, V. Vasiliauskaite, A. Diachenko, T. Evans, and F. Rossi, “Minoan Assemblage Distributions and Machine Learning”
P. Cuthbertson, P. Tsakanikou, S. Kübler, and N. Galanidou, “Landscape Heterogeneity at the Acheulean Site of Rodafnidia (Lesbos, NE Aegean): Connecting sites and continental models through intermediary scales”
E. Mavros, “Gaming as a Guide to the Past Environments: A Gentle Assistance to Landscape Archaeology in Palaepaphos, Cyprus”
K. A. Crawford, G. Artopoulos, and I. Romanowska, “Does economic exchange drive settlement persistence patterns? Simulating patterns between Cyprus and the Levant during the Late Bronze Age”
P. Gheorghiade, H. C. W. Price, and R. Rivers, “Travelling the wine dark sea – Networks of mobility in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean”
A.-M. Xenaki, “Point Process Modelling of human-landscape relations in Eastern Crete”
P. Kyriakidis and E. Gravanis, “A Framework for Modeling/Simulating Controls, Patterns and Consequences of Maritime Human Mobility Potential in Early Prehistory”

Social Groups and Production in Mycenaean Economies

On 24-25 February 2023 the Spring 2023 Langford Conference entitled Social Groups and Production in Mycenaean Economies was held the Department of Classics at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Further information is available at The program was:
D. Pullen, “Elites and non-elites in Mycenaean economies”
D. Nakassis, “Reading between the lines: textual evidence for socioeconomic organization in the Mycenaean world”
J. Driessen, “A House Divided? Social structure before, during and after the Mycenaean administration at Knossos”
S. Voutsaki, “Kinship and the roots of inequality in pre-palatial Laconia”
M. L. Galaty and W. A. Parkinson, “Not a Great Kingdom: Mycenaean Economic Variation as a Measure of Nonintegration”
S. C. Murray, “Mycenaean Economic Institutions, Expensive Exchange, and the Theory of the Firm”
T. F. Tartaron, “Social Groups in the Mycenaean Maritime Economy”
N. Abell, “Crafting communities and constellations of practice: An exploration of production and exchange networks in the earlier LBA southern Aegean”
K. Shelton, “Petsas House: potters, the workshop, and ceramic production in Mycenae’s society and economy”
A. Dill, “Craft Industries at Kalamianos”
P. M. Day and E. Kardamaki, “Potting Communities during the Mycenaean Palatial Period”

3rd Radiocarbon and Diet Conference

On 22 February 2023 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the 3rd Radiocarbon and Diet Conference, to be held at the University of Oxford on 20-23 June 2023. Further information is available at The sessions will be:
• Reservoir effects: current challenges
• Diet reconstruction: from modelling to diet, chronology and mobility
• Compound specific approaches
• Diachronic change in subsistence practices and high resolution approaches
• Chronology of domestication
• Chronology of dietary practices
• Radiocarbon and diet in ecology and forensics

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