The March 2018 issue of Nestor (45.3) is available as a free download.

Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society

On 30 April 2018 abstracts (400 words maximum) are due for an international workshop for doctoral candidates entitled Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society, 1100-550 BCE, to be held on 14-16 December 2018 at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. Further information is available at


On 20 May 2018 registration forms and abstracts (300 words) are due for an international postgraduate conference in the Prehistory and Protohistory of Mediterranean Islands entitled Islands in Dialogue (ISLANDIA), to be held on 14-16 November 2018 at the Università degli Studi di Torino. Further information is available at

EuroSciCon Archaeology & Anthropology 2018

On 31 March 2018 abstracts (300 words maximum) and professional biographies (100-150 words) are due for the 1st Edition of International Conference on Archeology and Anthropology: Reconstructing the evidence to explore People and Society! (EuroSciCon Archaeology & Anthropology 2018), to be held on 1-2 October 2018 in London. Further information is available at

ΑΕΜΘ 2018

On 8-10 March 2018 the 31st meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2018) will be held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Χ. Μπουλώτης, "Νέα δεδομένα από τον προϊστορικό οικισμό Κουκονήσι Λήμνου"
Μ. Λυμπεράκη, Ντ. Ούρεμ-Κώτσου, Κ. Κωτσάκης, Σ. Κώτσος, and Α. Χονδρογιάννη, "Νεολιθική Σταυρούπολη και Τούμπα Κρεμαστής Κοιλάδας: μαγειρικά σκεύη και το κοινωνικό πλαίσιο της χρήσης τους"
Γ. Μάνος, "Τεχνολογία και μεθοδολογία της πελεκημένης λιθοτεχνίας σε χαλαζιακά πετρώματα. Οι επιφανειακές έρευνες στην Ημαθία"
Ρ. Βεροπουλίδου, Γ. Καζαντζής, Ν. Όροβα, Σ. Παπαδοπούλου, and Π. Τσιλογιάννη, "Νέα δεδομένα από τον οικισμό της Τελικής Νεολιθικής περιόδου στη Μεθώνη Πιερίας"
Σ. Κυριλλίδου, Κ. Κωτσάκης, Γ. Στρατούλη, Χ. Ζιώτα, Κ. Παπανθίμου, and Σ. Ανδρέου, "Σπίτι και κοινότητα στην προϊστορική Μακεδονία. Τα πρώτα αποτελέσματα από τη συγκριτική μικρομορφολογική μελέτη επίπεδων οικισμών και οικισμών με τη μορφή τούμπας στη Δυτική και Κεντρική Μακεδονία"
Τ. Γιαγκούλης, "Οι ξύλινες πασσαλόπηκτες κατασκευές στον προϊστορικό λιμναίο οικισμό Ανάργυροι IXb της περιοχής Αμυνταίου Φλώρινας"
Λ. Γκέλου, Ει. Εξαρχέα, Μ. Λαζοπούλου, and Μ. Ματαράγκα, "Αχλάδα 2017. Ρωμαϊκές αγροτικές εγκαταστάσεις πάνω στα νεκροταφεία Ύστερης Εποχής Χαλκού και αρχαϊκών - κλασικών χρόνων"
Γ. Στρατούλη and Ο. Μεταξάς, "Πήλινα μικρογραφικά ομοιώματα οικοσκευής και άλλου εξοπλισμού από τον νεολιθικό οικισμό Αυγής Καστοριάς"
Π. Τσούρλος, Γ. Τσόκας, L. Beness, T. Hillard, and Ν. Μερτζιμέκης, "Γεωφυσικές έρευνες στην Τορώνη (Χαλκιδική)"

On 20 March 2018, at 6:30 pm, Nadine Moeller will speak to the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium on "The Ahmose Tempest Stela-An Ancient Egyptian Account of a Natural Catastrophe. Chronological Implications and Archaeological Evidence." Meetings of the Colloquium are held at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075. An abstract for the lecture may be found at


On 3-7 April 2018 the 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE 2018) will be held in Munich. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
I. Hodder, "Shaping the Living Space"
A. Marciniak, "Mobility of people and ideas in the Near East in the second half of the seventh millennium BC. The Late Neolithic Çatalhöyük in its regional and panregional context"
V. Dall'Armellina, "Images of a new Aristocracy. A koinè of symbols and cultural values in the Caucasus, Anatolia and Aegean during the Bronze Age"
A. Donald, "Cypriot Elaborate Style glyptic in review"
A. Paule, "Adoption and Adaptation of Near Eastern Iconography in Ancient Cyprus. The Winged Sun Disc and Related Symbols"
F. Meneghetti, "What could be a miniature? Investigating miniature oxhide ingots from Late Bronze Age Cyprus"
G. Barlagianni "Prehistoric Palettes from Mesopotamia and Aegean"
R. Yağcı, "The Presence of the Phoenicians, Phrygians, Assyrians and Greeks in the Late Bronze Age in Cilicia: An Archaeological Assessment"
K. Kopanias, "A Reappraisal of the Greek Migration in Cilicia and Pamphylia during the EIA"
E. M. J. Schotsmans, "Gender differences and the funerary use of pigments at Neolithic Çatalhöyük (7100-6000 cal BC)"
K. Harabasz, "Beyond the social pattern. The life cycle theory in studying of human osteobiography. A case from the Neolithic Çatalhöyük"
H. Mönninghoff, "Sirkeli Höyük through the Iron Ages (Eastern Cilicia, Turkey): Results of the Turkish-Swiss Missions Fieldwork in 2016 and 2017"
K. Grossman et al., "Prehistoric Archaeology in the Polis Region: Survey and Geophysics at Makounta-Voules and Stroumpi-Pigi-Agios Andronikos, Cyprus"
A. McCarthy, "On the origins of urbanism in western Cyprus: a view from the Palaipaphos hinterland"
T. E. Şerifoğlu et al., "Rough Times: The Lower Göksu Archaeological Salvage Survey"
C. Bergoffen, "Late Cypriot Bichrome Ware as an Expression of Commercial Mobility"
F. Heil, "The Role(s) of Ritual Practice in Bronze Age Cyprus"
S. Günel, "A Center of Intercultural Relations in Western Anatolia: Çine-Tepecik"
L. Bombardieri, "Broadening the circle. Community, industry and intra-island mobility in Middle Bronze Age Cyprus"
P. M. Fischer, "The Late Bronze Age harbour city of Hala Sultan Tekke: Economy and intercultural relations"
T. Bürge, "Intra-island relations reflected in the local pottery of Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus"
L. Mazzotta and L. Recht, "Imported Aegean pottery at Late Bronze Age Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus"
P. Waiman-Barak, "Provenance Analysis of Late Bronze Age Ceramics from Hala-Sultan Tekke"
D. Pilides, "Inland Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age: Regional or intercultural? Evidence from the region of Agios Sozomenos"
L. Recht, "Mycenaean 'Chariot Kraters' in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in the LBA"
É. Jean, "Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery Traditions at Mersin"
E. Kozal, "Painted Pottery Traditions in Sirkeli Höyük in the 2nd Millennium BC"
J. Maran, "Questioning 'Mycenaeans' and 'Minoans' from an archaeological perspective"
A. Mittni, "Genetic Origins of the 'Mycenaeans' and the 'Minoans'"
A. Maeir and P. W. Stockhammer, "Current archaeological approaches to the Philistines"
D. M. Master and S. C. Fox, "The Philistine Cemetery at Ashkelon"
I. Milevski, D. Yegorov, S. Talis, Y. Nagar, P. Smith, and L. K. Horowitz, "The Iron Age Cemetery of Tel Erani, Socio-Cultural Diversity in the Southern Levantine Coastal Plain?"
M. Feldman, "The genetic patterns of the 'Philistines'"

On 7-8 April 2018 the Eleventh IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference: Homo Migrans: Modelling Mobility and Migration in Human History will be held by the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Yasur-Landau, "Tool Kits and Adaptive Strategies of Mobility and Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean"

17th International Aegean Conference

On 17-21 April 2018 the 17th International Aegean Conference. Μνήμη / Mneme: Past and Memory in the Aegean Bronze Age will be held in Venice and Udine. Further information is available at The provisional program is:
J. Wright, "Mnemonics for Archaeologists: How did Aegean societies remember?"
P. Tomkins, "Vat Returns. Memory, Mediation and Manipulation in the Remaking of the Knossos 'Palace' in Middle Minoan IB"
S. Todaro, "Living with the Past. Ritual Practices and the Construction of Social Memory in the Bronze Age Mesara"

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