EAA AM 2020

On 24-30 August 2020 the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2020): Networking! was held online, hosted in Budapest. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
A. Brysbaert and I. Vikatou, “Combined Methodologies and Analyses of the Road Network During the Late Bronze Age Argolid, Greece”
A. Brysbaert, D. Turner, I. Vikatou, and J. Pakkanen, “Building the Tholos Tomb in Tiryns: Comparative Labour Costs and Field Methods”
D. Pullen, “Shaping a Mycenaean Cultural Landscape at Kalamianos”
A. Vlachou and E. Salavoura, “Sacred Landscapes of the Southern Greece from Mycenaean to Archaic Times: A Comparative Approach”
M. Monaco, G. Riccomi, P. Tripodi, G. Aringhieri, and L. Bombardieri, “Skeletal Trauma or Post-Mortem Damage? Exploring the Role of Taphonomy in a Prehistoric Skull from Erimi Laonin tou Porakou (Cyprus)”
T. Strasser and J. Holcomb, “Pleistocene Adaptation in Island Environments and the Case for Hominin Seafaring”
S. Sozer Kolemenoglu, “The Religious Symbols in the Neolithic Period and the Effect on the Presentation of Anatolian Culture”
S. Kaltsogianni, “Burnt, Still Alive: Prehistoric Fired Houses in Northern Greece and their Significance in the Archaeological Record”
I. Vrettou, “Child Burials in Mycenaean Chamber Tombs from Glyka Nera, Attica”
D. Mihailovic, T. Carter, D. Moutsiou, S. Dragosavac, and C. Zogheib, “Interpretative Potential of Palaeolithic Chert Quarry Site Stelida on Naxos, Greece”
R. Alagich and C. Smith, “Using Faunal δ15N Compositions to Distinguish Between Different Social Groups at Early Iron Age Zagora, Andros, Greece”
R. Dewan, “The Ritual and Secular Uses of Miniature Pottery in Bronze Age Crete”
L. Oberlin, “Regional Identity and Wine Storage: An Examination of the Trickle Pattern Motif on Crete from Early to Late Bronze Age”
K. Pateraki, “The Pioneering Women Archaeologists in 20th Century Greece and their Difficult Struggle”
M. Lymperaki, D. Urem-Kotsou, and S. Kotsos, “Cooking Pots, Food and Shared Ordinary Practices”
M. Kulow and J. Vieugue, “Connectivity or Diversity? Ilindentsi and Brezhani—On the Two Sides of the Kresna Gorge, the Middle Struma Valley, Southwestern Bulgaria”
M. Kulow, “West-East Axis of Cultural Contacts in South-West Bulgaria During the Early Neolithic”
K. Kasvikis, “Archaeology, Prehistory and Other Dirty Things: Reflections on Greek History Curricula and Primary Textbooks of the Last 40 Years”
K. Sarri, “Travelling Patterns: The Role of Textile Decoration in Tracing Mobility of People and Ideas in the Prehistoric Aegean”
J. Šofránková, “Distribution of Textile Tools on the Greek Mainland and in Western Anatolia During Bronze Age”
S. Vakirtzi, “Spinning Around: Thoughts on the Mobility of Spinners in the Prehistoric Aegean”
T. Boloti, “Who Was Weaving in the Prehistoric Settlement of Koukonisi (Lemnos)? People, Tools and Techniques”
A. Ulanowska, “More About the Technical Uses of Textiles – Comparing Textile Imprints from Bronze Age Lerna, Mainland Greece, and Phaistos, Crete”
M. Polig and S. Hermon, “3D Approaches in Palaeographic Research – The Case of Cypro-Minoan Writing”
J. Hruby, “Using 3D Models of Ancient Fingerprints to Answer Questions About the Relationship Among Labour, Sex, and Gender”
U. Berndt, “‘This Is the Gift for the Dead’: Gift-Giving and the Importance of Burial Rites in Homeric Epic”
B. Dimova, and B. Burke, “Early Mycenaean Cloth from Tomb 10 at Ancient Eleon in Boeotia”
A. Ulanowska, “Challenges for Fibre Identification from Textile Imprints on the Undersides of Direct Object Sealings From Bronze Age Greece”
E. Miller Bonney, “It Is Not Just Societies That Are Mobile”
E. Kalogiropoulou, D. Kloukinas, and K. Kotsakis, “Tackling Building Features and Socialising the Chaine Opératoire: The Case of Neolithic Kleitos 2 in Northwestern Greece”
C. Santiago-Marrero, C. Lancelotti, and M. Madella, “Plant Processing Activities at Household’s Levels—A Multiproxy Approach to the Use of Space at Çatalhöyük”
L. Burkhardt, “From Small Sherds to Everyday Practices: The Goldminers’ Settlement at Ada Tepe (LBA)”
K. Efkleidou, M. Karantoni, S. Triantaphyllou, and S. Andreou, “Unlocking Building Biographies During the Late Bronze Age in Central Macedonia: The Case of the Thessaloniki Toumba Tell Settlement”
E. Kefalidou, “Tracking Re-Cycling: Archaeological and Anthropological Survey in the Habitat of Xanthi Region-Thrace, Greece (TRAASH, 2020-2022)”
M. Georgiadis, “The Reuse, Recycling and Modification of Objects and Landscape in Aegean Prehistory”
S. Aulsebrook, “Revelio! Using Patterns of Repair and Modification as Indirect Evidence to Understand Metal Recycling”
C. Knappett, “Scales of Mobility in Minoanisation”
H. Price, P. Gheorghiade, V. Vasiliauskaite, and R. Rivers, “An Information Theoretic Approach to Mycenaean Pottery Datasets”
I. Iliopoulos and K. Soura, “‘An Alien Among Us’. Analysing Casting Procedures in the LBA Settlement at Stavros, Chalandritsa in Western Achaea, Greece”
A. Frank, R. Frei, K. Kristiansen, and K. Frei, “A Bioavailable Sr Isotope Baseline for the Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece: A Multi-Proxy Approach”
E. Miller Bonney, “Sealing a Network”
S. Finlayson, “A Well-Travelled Chariot: Identical Seal Impressions and Their Place in Networks of Communication in the Bronze Age Aegean”
I. Voskos, D. Kloukinas, A. Georgotas, A. Marda-Stypsianou, M. Roumpou, E. Vika, and E. Mantzourani, “Reassessing Prehistoric Lifeways in the Limassol Region: The Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus Project (NCCP)”
E. Voulgari, M. Sofronidou, and K. Kotsakis, “Storage and Culinary Practices in the Lakeside Neolithic Settlement of Dispilio, Macedonia, Greece”
K. Papayianni, S. Vakirtzi, and E. Mantzourani, “Where Texts and Textiles are Missing: An Interdisciplinary Research for the Beginnings of Early Wool Economy in Prehistoric Greece”
C. Arampatzis, “Osseous Industries from the Neolithic Lakeside Settlements of Macedonia, Greece. The Case of Settlement Anarghiri IXB”
G. Katsarov, “The Beginning of the Early Copper Age in the Middle Struma Valley: Two Sites in Southwest Bulgaria”
J. Paul, “Bounded by Sea: A Review of Neolithic Worked Animal Bone in the North Aegean”
M. Georgiadis, “Hunting for the Mycenaeans”
O. Lafe, “Archaeological Heritage Protection and Management in the Balkans”

CAA 2020

The annual conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2020): iNside iNformation, which was to have been held in Oxford on 14-17 April 2020, has been cancelled (following previous postponement). CAA 2021 is planned for Limassol, Cyprus on 14-18 June 2021; CAA 2022 will be held in Oxford. Further information is available at

The May 2020 issue of Nestor (47.5) is available as a free download.

My thanks to everyone who sent references and URLs in the past month for digital publications not previously included in the Nestor database. Please keep them coming!


On 18 May 2020 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 18th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern (ATINER 2020), to be held on 1-4 June 2020 in Athens. Due to the synchronous pandemic, ATINER is offering the option of remote (online or pre-recorded) presentation. Submission forms and further information are available at


TAG 42

On 29 May 2020 (extended deadline) session proposals (250 words) are due the 42nd annual meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 42): The Meaning of Life?, to be held on 18-20 November 2020 in Leicester; the call for papers will be open from 3 June – 2 September 2020. Further information is available at


Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age

On 31 May 2020 (extended deadline) titles are due for a workshop on Relations Between the Aegean and India in the Bronze Age, to be held on 28-29 November 2020 at Green Templeton College in the University of Oxford (UK). Titles and inquiries should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Nostoi II

On 15 June 2020 (extended deadline) abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Nostoi II. Traveling in the Eastern Mediterranean: Sea + Inland Routes from the Early Bronze to the End of the Early Iron Age, to be held in Heraklion from 14-17 January 2021. Title, name affiliation, and abstract should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submission forms and further information are available at!Aj62JBNWcF_ujZUm0As6ajiooXyigQ%3Fe%3DFsFAOa&
• Tracking and Mapping Sea and Inland Routes
• Writing and Sealing Bureaucracy of Exchange
• Merchants, Commodities, and Gifts
• Systems of Commercial Interaction
• Mobility, Agency, and Technology
• Routes and Means of Transportation
• Piracy and Sea People
• Art and Iconography
• Maritime Cultural Landscapes
• Ideology (religion, beliefs, customs)


SAA 2021

On 10 September 2020 abstracts (200 words maximum), are due for the Society for American Archaeology 86th Annual Meeting (SAA 2021), to be held on 14-18 April 2021 in San Francisco, CA. Further information is available at



On 30 September 2020 abstracts (400 words), are due for the Γ΄ Διεθνής Επιστημονική Συνάντηση “Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στην Πελοπόννησ” (ΑΕΠΕΛ3). Third International Scientific Meeting “Archaeological Work in the Peloponnese” (AWOP3), to be held on 3-6 December 2020 in Kalamata. Further information and registration forms are available at



On 31 March 2021 abstracts are due for the XIXth Congress of the International Union of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (XIXe UISPP), to be held in Meknes, Morocco from 2-7 September 2021 (rescheduled date). Submission forms and further information are available at



On 14 June 2021(extended deadline) abstracts (300 words) are due for the 1st International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS 1), to be held in Florence, Italy from 19-21 January 2022 (rescheduled date). Submission forms and further information are available at

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