MAARC 2023

On 20 November 2022 paper proposals (250 words maximum) are due for the third annual meeting of the Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC 2023), to be hosted on 13-15 February 2023 online by the University of Sydney. Further information is available at Thematic panels will be:
• Everything changed when Mediterranean systems collapsed! Causation, effect, and responses to the Late Bronze Age collapse
• Images of Women, Images by Women? Finding female artists in the ancient world
• Museums and collections in Australasia
• Artefact Talks (Lightening Round)
• Panel Papers
o Hybrid environments
o Provenance
o Community
o Definitions
• The History of Mediterranean Archaeological Research in the Antipodes
• Epigraphy in Mediterranean Archaeology: Texts and Contexts
• Violence in the Mediterranean World
• Romans in Malta and the Central Mediterranean
• Digital Humanities, Public Engagement and Community Participation in Archaeology / Applications of Digital Archaeology in Mediterranean Archaeology
• Ceramic Continuity in the Mediterranean Near East



On 15 January 2023 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 10th Postgraduate ZooArchaeology Forum (PZAF), to be held on 24-26 May 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia. Further information is available at

Sparta Live!

The Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) of the University of Nottingham has announced the schedule of its Sparta Live! Webinar Series for the Autumn term. The program is hosted jointly by the CSPS and the City of Sparti, Greece. Further information is available at Webinars take place on Thursday at 5 p.m. (UK time) on MS Teams. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
20 October 2022: A. Papathanasiou, “Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave: a reassessment of past and current research”
10 November 2022: A. Tsaravopoulos, “Kythera and Laconia, a continuous dependent relationship”


Archaeological Society of Athens

The Archaeological Society of Athens has announced its series of lectures Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία. Ανασκαφές σε εξέλιξη. Νέες έρευνες και ευρήματα for the 2022-23. Further information is available at Lectures take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Athens. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
2 November 2022: Α. Βλαχόπουλος, “Οι τοιχογραφίες της Θήρας”
16 November 2022: Κ. Καζά-Παπαγεωργίου, “Αστέρια Γλυφάδας Αττικής: Εργαστηριακή εγκατάσταση και Νεκροταφείο της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού”
23 November 2022: Σ. Βουτσάκη, “Ο ‘Αγ. Βασίλειος Λακωνίας στην πρώιμη Μυκηναϊκή εποχή: πρώτα συμπεράσματα από το Βόρειο Νεκροταφείο”
30 November 2022: Ι. Τουρναβίτου, “Η Κάτω Πόλη των Μυκηνών στη Μετανακτορική περίοδο. Η περίπτωση της Ανατολικής Οικίας”
21 December 2022: Κ. Καλογερόπουλος, “Προϊστορικές αρχαιολογικές έρευνες στην ακρόπολη της Βραυρώνας κατά τα έτη 1950-2001”



The Institute for the Study of Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP-SCEC) has announced its schedule of lectures for Autumn 2022. Further information is available at Lectures are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (Greek time) on Zoom; registration is required in advance. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
2 November 2022: C. Pearson, “New Prospects for a Tree-ring 14C Based Chronology for Crete?”
16 November 2022: R. A. K. Smith, “Mycenaeans at Gournia? Exploring Pottery and Identity in the Late Minoan IB to Late Minoan III Transition”
21 November 2022: L. Kaiser, “Life and Death at Early Bronze Age Mochlos”


EuroMed 2022

On 7-11 November 2022 the International Conference on Digital Heritage (EuroMed 2022): Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection will be held on Cyprus. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include*:
H. Yigit Zafer, “Enthroned Late Minoan Goddess with Upraised Arms Goes Digital : A Case Study of Photogrammetric Documentation and Restitution”
* Only first authors are listed in the online program.


Προστασια, Στερεωση, Αναδειξη και Διαχειριση Μνηµειων και Αρχαιολογικων Χωρων

On 11 November 2022 a scientific meeting entitled Προστασία, Στερέωση, Ανάδειξη και Διαχείριση Μνηµείων και Αρχαιολογικών Χώρων: Θεωρία και Πράξη: Ι. Προϊστορικοί Χρόνοι will be held in Athens, organized by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). Further information is available at The link to the event is at The program will be:
Π. Τριανταφυλλίδης, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός Πολιόχνης Λήμνου: το μεγάλο έργο της αποκατάστασης του μνημείου κατά τα έτη 2016-2022”
Α. Γεωργόπουλος, Σ. Ταπεινάκη, and Ι. Δεληγιάννης, “Οι σύγχρονες τεχνολογίες για την υποστήριξη του ανασκαφικού έργου για την ανάδειξη του αρχαιολογικού χώρου της Πολιόχνης στην Λήμνο”
Γ. Ντουνιάς, “Γεωτεχνική και υδραυλική μελέτη για τη στερέωση, προστασία και ανάδειξη του αρχαιολογικού χώρου της Πολιόχνης στη Λήμνο”
Α. Ντάρλας, “Σπήλαια: Ανάδειξη, προστασία, συντήρηση μια ιδιαίτερης κατηγορίας μνημείων”
Δ. Εγγλέζος, “Ιδιαιτερότητες των στερεωτικών επεμβάσεων σε σπήλαια αρχαιολογικού ενδιαφέροντος: Το παράδειγμα των Πετραλώνων Χαλκιδικής και της Θεόπετρας Τρικάλων”
Α. Παπασωτηρίου, “Ο σχεδιασμός των υποδομών ανάδειξης του σπηλαίου των Πετραλώνων”
Α. Οικονόμου, “Έλεγχος και διατήρηση μικροκλίματος στο πλαίσιο ανάδειξης των σπηλαίων. Βιωσιμότητα και νέες προκλήσεις”
Ε.-Ε. Τουμβακάρη, “Σταθεροποιημένα κονιάματα από τοπικό εδαφικό υλικό για τη στερέωση και συντήρηση προϊστορικών καταλοίπων: σχεδιασμός, έρευνα, εφαρμογή”
Ο. Βικάτου, “Οι προϊστορικού τύμβοι στο Στενό Νυδριού Λευκάδας. Από την ανασκαφή του W. Dörpfeld στην υλοποίηση του έργου προστασίας, στερέωσης και ανάδειξής τους: σχεδιασμός, μεθοδολογία, υλοποίηση, αποτελέσματα”
Σ. Χλουβεράκη, “Πρόγραμμα συντήρησης του Μινωικού οικισμού στο Μόχλο Λασιθίου: δέκα χρόνια στερεωτικών επεμβάσεων”
Θ. Κατρακάζης and Σ. Χλουβεράκη, “Εργασίες πεδίου: πιλοτικές εφαρμογές αργιλοκονιαμάτων και σωστικές επεμβάσεις στον αρχαιολογικό χώρο του Κομμού στην Κρήτη”
Θ. Μαρίνης and Σ. Αποστολίδου, “Διερεύνηση στεγάστρων μεγάλων ανοιγμάτων σε αρχαιολογικούς χώρους και σχεδιασμός του στεγάστρου στον Άγιο Βασίλειο Λακωνίας”
M. Schmid, “Στέγαστρα για την προστασία και ανάδειξη μνημείων στους αρχαιολογικούς χώρους των Μαλίων στην Κρήτη και Καλαβασού στην Κύπρο”
Δ. Λεβέντης, “Νέο υπόστεγο πρωτοελλαδικού νεκροταφείου στο Τσέπι Αττικής. Προβληματισμοί πριν, κατά τη διάρκεια και μετά την υλοποίηση του έργου”
Γ. Τριανταφύλλου, “Στέγαστρο προϊστορικών τύμβων στον αρχαιολογικό χώρο στην περιοχή Βρανά Μαραθώνος”



On 28 November - 2 December 2022 the 15th International meeting of The Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas Working Group (ICAZ-ASWA 2022) will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include*:
G. İlgezdi Bertram, “Animal Exploitation in the Neolithic Period in Inner-Western Anatolia: The Evidence of Ekşi Höyük (Denizli, Türkiye)”
K. Trantalidou, “Hunting and rituals of adulthood on mountain Dikte in Crete through the animal remains”
K. Grossman, “Human-animal-divine relationships in Iron Age Cyprus: a social zooarchaeology of sacrifice”
J.-D. Vigne, “The extinct small Cypriot wild boar (Sus scrofa circeus) was locally domesticated during the Middle PPNB”
L. Frantz, “Zooarchaeological and paleogenomic evidence for long term reproductive isolation between wild and domestic cats”
J. Peters, “New insights into the early cultural history of the domestic chicken”
* Only first authors are listed in the online program.


Athens and Attica in the Early Iron Age and the Archaic Period

On 8-11 December 2022 a symposium entitled Η Αθήνα και η Αττική κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου και την Αρχαϊκή περίοδο. Athens and Attica in the Early Iron Age and the Archaic Period will be hosted at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Registration is available at; further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Ν. Πολυχρονάκου–Σγουρίτσα, “Υπομυκηναϊκή Αττική. Μια επαναπροσέγγιση”
A. Knodell and S. Fachard, “Attic land routes and settlement patterns from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic period”
E. Kroustalis and A. Tsaravopoulos, “Protogeometric finds by the Kephisos River as evidence for an early episode in the ‘internal colonization’ of Attica”
S. Murray, M. Godsay, and G. Erny, “The Early Iron Age and Archaic Period around Porto Rafti Bay: insights from recent surface survey data”
Μ. Στεφανοπούλου, “Νεώτερες αρχαιολογικές μαρτυρίες για τη Γεωμετρική και Αρχαϊκή περίοδο στην Κηφισιά”
X. Charalambidou, E. Andrikou, A. Dakouri–Hild, S. Davis, and M. Chidiroglou, “Adding Aphidna/Kotroni to the archaeological map of Early Iron Age and Archaic–Classical Attica through the KASP interdisciplinary project”
Ά. Παπαδημητρίου–Γραμμένου, Π. Γεωργίου–Γκέκα, Π. Πετρίδης, Κ. Καλλιγά, and Έ. Καρακίτσου, “Η ανασκαφή στο λόφο Κοτρώνι Καπανδριτίου και η σημασία των ευρημάτων της κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου και την Αρχαϊκή περίοδο”
J. Bergemann, R. Docter, A. Alexandridou, R. Klug, C. Stal, Q. Drillat, and K. Regnier, “An Early Iron Age house in Thorikos – New evidence from excavations in 2021/2022”
Y. Papadatos, G. Vavouranakis, and N. Dimakis, “The Late Bronze Age–Early Iron Age transition at Plasi, Marathon: new evidence from the excavations of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens”
A. Mazarakis Αinian, V. Vlachou, and E. Chatzinikolaou, “(Mapping) Household organization in Early Iron Age Oropos”
T. Van Damme, “New Early Iron Age finds from the Mycenaean fountain on the North Slope of the Acropolis”
Ε. Σιουμπάρα, “Το μυκηναϊκό τείχος της Ακρόπολης των Αθηνών, η εξελικτική του πορεία ως τα Περσικά και η συμβολή του στον καθορισμό του περιβάλλοντος χώρου του ιερού της Αθηνάς”
O. Kakavogiannia, E. Andrikou, and N. Petrocheilos, “ἐν δὲ Πρασιεῦσιν ᾿Απόλλωνός ἐστι ναός (Paus. 1.31.2): The material dated from the Late Helladic to the Archaic period”
A. Bonnier and S. Fachard, “Agriculture, land use, and environment in Early Iron Age and Archaic Attica”
B. Dimova, “Textile economy in Athens during the Early Iron Age and the Archaic period”
M. Rönnberg, “Funerary variability in Early Iron Age and Early Archaic Attica”
F. Ruppenstein, “The Kerameikos in the Early Iron Age and in modern scholarship: an overview”
V. Vlachou, “Exploring the funerary landscape of Early Iron Age Marathon”
Μ. Κοντοπανάγου and Ά. Λάγια, “Η παρουσία βρεφικών οστών σε καύσεις από το νεκροταφείο των Yπομυκηναϊκών–Πρωτογεωμετρικών χρόνων επί της οδού Ηρώδου Αττικού 2 στην Αθήνα”
T. Poulou, “Athenian Geometric gold jewellery: the female elite of Middle–Geometric Athens reconsidered”
D. Logothetis and P. Roussos, “Aegyptiaca Atheniensia et Attica. Preliminary remarks on Egyptian and Egyptianizing artefacts from Early Iron Age Athens, Attica, and the Saronic Gulf”
K. Papagiannakis and A. Alexandridou, “Some unknown non-funerary evidence for habitation in ‘Submycenean’ and Protogeometric Athens”
C. Lambrugo, “Turning world new insights into the burial practices of Early Iron Age Athens”
Ά. Μανιάκη, “Οι γυναίκες κάνουν τη διαφορά! Περιπτώσεις διακεκριμένων «γυναικείων» ταφών στην Αθήνα και την Αττική κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου. Διαπιστώσεις, ομοιότητες και διαφορές”
P. Stockhammer, N. Papadimitriou, E. Andrikou, E. Kontouri, C. Merkouri, S. Chryssoulaki, J. Krause, A. Mittnik, H. Ringbauer, E. Skourtanioti, and A. Tiliakou, “The Attica Archaeogenetic Project: a collaboration of the Ephorates of Attica and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology”
J. Wilde, “Imitations of Cypriot-type bronze tripods and related vessel stands”
S. Chryssoulaki, T. Krapf, F. de Polignac, L. Vokotopoulos, S. Michalopoulou, and J. André, “Hellanion Oros on Aegina: a mountain peak site in plain view of Athens”
M. Kayafa, “Diachronic Lavrion? Lead Isotope data, ore mining and metallurgy in Attica from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic period”
Μ. Γιαννοπούλου, “Διασυνδέσεις μεταξύ Αττικής και Τροιζηνίας στην Πρώιμη Εποχή του Σιδήρου και στην Αρχαϊκή περίοδο”
D. Greger, “Neighbourly relationships: Attic and Euboean interactions in the Early Iron Age”



On 9-10 December 2022 the 1st Graduate Forum for Mediterranean Archaeology (FoMArc): Archaeological graduate research in the Mediterranean from prehistory to the recent past will be held as a hybrid international conference hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit and the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. B. Knapp, “Merchants and mercantile society on Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
A. Vrettou, “Transcultural routes of communication between Cyclades and Crete during the Early Bronze Age”
T. Stamatia Andreovits, “Miniature bodies, miniature subjects: The reconstruction of identities through the study of micrographic bodies in Aegean Bronze Age seals”
E. de Benectis, “The tools of trade of Late Bronze Age Cyprus: A view from Morphou bay”
C. Theotokatou, “Wayfaring in Late Cypriot communities: Houses and households”
A. Barouda, “Exploring the pottery and plaster production technologies at Neolithic Makri, Thrace, Greece”
M. Rousou, “Interpreting the use of fruit trees during the pre-pottery Neolithic Cyprus: A correlation of the archaeobotanical and ethnobotanical data”
P. Koullouros, “Landscape management, environment, and cultural associations in Greece and Cyprus during the 1st millennium BCE: Evidence from wood charcoal”
S. Sofra, “The economic centers of east Crete through the study of utilitarian pottery during the Neopalatial period”
C. Minos, “Ceramic technologies of the Late Bronze Age in Cyprus: A technological, compositional, and experimental archaeological investigation of utilitarian pottery from Enkomi and Aghios Sozomenos”
T. Ogawa, “A holistic approach to the study of cooking ware from Toumba Thessalonikis, from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age”
J. Bobik, “Zoomorphic appliqués on ceramic vessels from LBA in western Anatolia”
D. Snook, “Are objects agents of civilization? The role of exotic high-status materials and objects in the Late Cypriot period (LCIA-IIIB); An exploration of materiality and identity in the context of Late Bronze Age 'globalism' in the east Mediterranean”
A. Ferguson, “Object analysis of the early Bronze Age Kotsiatis Shrine Model: Does this model depict ritual or religious action within an ancient Cypriot heterotopia?”
E. Stefani, “The Necropoleis of Amathous: Mortuary topography, funerary architecture and burial practices during the first millennium B.C.”
O. Boitte, “Archers in Mycenae Shaft Graves?”
K. Argyraki, “The perception of prehistoric Antiquity in 19th century Greece”

Necropoleis Research Network 5th Annual Meeting

On 12-13 October 2022 the Necropoleis Research Network 5th Annual Meeting, was held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
D. Bosnakis and E. Skerlou, “New Evidence on Primary Cremations from the Early Iron Age Kos”
O. Kaklamani, “Into the Fire or Not: Some considerations on infant and child burials in necropoleis of the Aegean islands”
E. Kalliga, M. Korelidou, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “The Evolution of Beta Thalassemia in the Aegean Region Throughout Time. A bioarchaeological approach”
M. Koukli, F. Siegmund, and C. Papageorgopoulou, “Estimating Stature for Ancient Greeks: how tall were they? Populations-specific equations and diachronic body height trends”
E. Pappi, “Untimely loss: child burials in Geometric Argos”
S. Triantaphyllou, N. Papakonstantinou, Y. Chatzikonstantinou, S. Kiorpe, and V. Papathanasiou, “TEFRA: The technology and the bio-anthropology of the use of fire on human remains in the Aegean”
A. Katsaveli, V. Papathanasiou, Y. Chatzikonstantinou, N. Papakonstantinou and S. Triantaphyllou, “TEFRA Project: the study of cremation in Iron Age Macedonia”
A. Tiliakou, “Communities in Transition? Human groups dynamics in the Greek Neolithic”


Πλεων επι οινοπα ποντον

On 14-16 October 2022 the 10ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Φοιτητών/τριών Αρχαιολογίας on the theme “Πλέων ἐπί οἴνοπα πόντον: Η σχέση του ανθρώπου με τη θάλασσα στη διαχρονία της”, was held in Athens. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
Κ. Μαστορογιάννης, “Κινούμενη... θάλασσα”
Ά. Κουτσογεωργοπούλου, “Η θάλασσα ως δίαυλος της Νεολιθικοποίησης: Μια προσεκτική ματιά στις περιπτώσεις των σπηλαίων Φράγχθι και Κύκλωπα”
Ι. Άντσου, Α. Κοτζαμπουρούνη, and Ι. Ε. Παπαιωάννου, “Σπήλαιο Φράγχθι: ανθρώπινη θαλάσσια δραστηριότητα την Παλαιολιθική με Νεολιθική περίοδο”
Ν. Α. Βέκιου, Κ. Νικολόπουλος, and Γ. Ρούγας, “Όστρεα και Αιγαίο: η χρήση τους στην καθημερινή ζωή”
Θ. Λαζαρής, “Αναζητώντας το φάσμα εκμετάλλευσης της θαλάσσιας πανίδας: το παράδειγμα της Ακεραμικής Νεολιθικής της Κύπρου”
Ε. Καπότη, “Ακρωτήρι-Αετόκρεμνος Κύπρου: Η σπουδαιότητα της θέσης για το παλαιοπεριβάλλον της Κύπρου”
Δ. Καρατζάνης, “Οι Αντιλήψεις Σχετικά με την Θάλασσα στις Πρώιμες Κυκλάδες: Το Παράδειγμα της Κέρου”
Α. Παπαδοκωνσταντάκης and Κ. Μαυρογιάννη, “‘Η Κνωσός πριν τον Μίνωα’: Η ανασύσταση των ΠΜ Ι-ΙΙΑ κοινωνικών και βιοτεχνικών δομών υπό το πρίσμα της εννοιολόγησης του λιμενικού κέντρου του Πόρου-Κατσαμπά και της σχέσης του με την ανάπτυξη της Κνωσού”
Α.-Ν. Πεφάνη, “Η θάλασσα ως δίαυλος μετάδοσης συμβόλων και αντιλήψεων: Μινωική επιρροή μέσα από τις απεικονίσεις θρησκευτικών συμβόλων στην εικονογραφία εκτός Κρήτης”


VIII Purpureae Vestes

On 19-21 October 2022 the international symposium VIII Purpureae Vestes: Tradition and Innovation in Textile Production in the Mediterranean World and Beyond was held in Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
A. Ulanowska, “Diachronic overview of textile techniques from textile imprints preserved on the undersides of clay sealings from Bronze Age Greece”
G. Muti, “Textile production and its socioeconomic role in the transition between the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Cyprus”
K. Sarri, “Textile Production in the Aegean Neolithic. Revisiting the evidence from Sesklo and Dimini”
M. E. Alberti and S. Muller, “Manufacture of loom-weights in Minoan Crete: first observations from the town of Malia between the Protopalatial and Neopalatial periods (1900 – 1500 BCE ca.)”


Book Launch: Akrotiri, Thera. 40 Years of Research (1967-2007)

On 21 October 2022 a presentation of the book Akrotiri, Thera. 40 Years of Research (1967-2007) was held in Athens. Further information is available at The program was:
Τ. Δεβετζή “Η Εταιρεία Στήριξης Σπουδών Προϊστορικής Θήρας και οι εκδόσεις της”
R. Barber, “Στρωματογραφία και Χρονολόγηση”
Λ. Πλάτων, “Πολεοδομία και Αρχιτεκτονική Ιδεολογία και Τέχνη”
S. MacGillivray, “Τεχνολογία και Οικονομία, Περιβάλλον και Διατροφή”


Mining and metallurgy in Greece

On 26 October 2022 a study day entitled Mines et métallurgies en Grèce et dans les régions voisines, de l’Antiquité au XXe siècle. Mining and metallurgy in Greece and surrounding areas, from Antiquity to the 20th century was held in Laurion. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
N. Nerantzis, “Recent archaeometallurgical studies in the North Aegean – examples from prehistory and antiquity”
B. Jagou and F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Le quartier de la forge de l’Anavlochos (Crète)”


Regional variation in Mycenaean pottery

On 27-28 October 2022 an international workshop entitled Regional variation in Mycenaean pottery was hosted online by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Further information is available at and The program was:
B. Lis, Welcome and introduction
M. Lindblom, “MH IV or LH I. Why Mycenaean starts in LH IIA”
K. Shelton, “Petsas House pottery: production, products, and percentages in the Late Helladic IIIA workshop at Mycenae”
E. Kardamaki, “Argive style pottery as a benchmark? Distribution and consumption of painted styles deriving from the Argive workshops “
W. Gauss, D. Frank, and E. Kreuz, “Considerations on Late Bronze Age Aeginetan pottery - Mycenaean vs Aeginetan”
V. Hachtmann, “Similarities and dissimilarities of ceramic assemblages between subregions of Laconia and what they may mean”
P. Thomas, “A View from the Terrace: Late Helladic Pottery at Iklaina, Messenia”
M. Gazis, “Incoming and outgoing. Ceramic traditions in Late Mycenaean western Achaea. The case of Teichos Dymaion”
C. Langohr, “The skeleton in the closet. Late Minoan II-IIIB ceramic regionalism before and after the final destruction of Knossos”
J. Zurbach and L. Garnery, “LH III Material from recent excavations at Kirrha, Phocis”
E. Andrikou, “Observations on regional variation on LH IIIB2 (late) pottery from Thebes”
E. Karantzali, “Regional variability in Mycenaean pottery: Some thoughts on local Mycenaean pottery in the Spercheios valley”
B. Lis and A. Batziou, “The earliest imported and locally produced Mycenaean pottery in coastal Thessaly”
S. Koulidou, “Mycenaean pottery from the eastern slopes of Macedonian Olympus revisited: the search for regional variations at the “Trimpina/Platamon Stop” and “Rema Xydias” cemeteries”
T. Van Damme, “LH IIIC in Athens and Attica: Archaisms, innovations, and Cycladic connections”
A. Belza, “Ceramic consumption patterns at Ayia Irini, Kea in the Mycenaean period”
S. Vitale: “Koine and regional variation in Mycenaean tableware pottery: From theory to case study”


The Northern Peloponnese from East to West

On 31 October - 1 November 2022 a symposium entitled The Northern Peloponnese from East to West: New Research by Young Scholars was held at the Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Vlachou, “Early cult practices in the Northeastern Peloponnese: new insights based on the old and recent archaeological research”
D. Vlanti, M. Petrakis, and G. Papadias, “Establishing the cult of Poseidon Heliconius in ancient Helike, Achaea. Pottery and metal finds from the Early Iron Age altar”
S. Cushman, “Dying outside the palace: New perspectives on mortuary changes in the late Bronze Age Argolid”
A. Maniaki, “Distinguished ‘female’ burials of the Early Iron Age in the Northern Peloponnese. Observations and preliminary results”
G. di Lorenzo, “Still on Italian-European metals in Achaia between LH IIIC and Early Iron Age: from the object to the reconstruction of the context”

2023 World Neolithic Congress

On 6 November 2022 session proposals are due for the 2023 World Neolithic Congress, to be held in Sanliurfa, Turkey on 18-22 September 2023. Further information is available at


EAA AM 2023

On 10 November 2022 proposals for sessions are due for the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2023), to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 30 August - 2 September 2023. From 19 December 2022 until 15 February 2018 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 27 April 2023 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at

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