Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Anna Belza

Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. It is published monthly from September to May (each volume covers one calendar year) by the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. It is currently edited by Carol R. Hershenson.

The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, and Cyprus, the southern area of Bulgaria, and the western and southern areas of Turkey. Nestor includes publications concerning the central and western Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia, and other regions of archaeological research, if the specific bibliographic items contain Aegean artifacts, imitations, or influences, or make reference to Aegean comparanda.



October 2016 issue available
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 21:06

The October 2016 issue of Nestor (43.7) is available as a free download.

Grants and Fellowships
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 21:00

Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

On 31 January 2017 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Applicants should complete the application form (downloadable from the MAT web-site: https://sites.google.com/site/medarchtrust/grants), which should be sent by e-mail attachment, to Dr. Jai Clifford-Holmes: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;
in case of difficulty, please contact him on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Calls for Papers
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:57

PeClA 2016

On 1 October 2016 abstracts for papers and posters (500 words) are due for the 5th International Postgraduate Conference Perspectives on Classical Archaeology 2016: New Directions in Classical Archaeology (PeClA 2016), to be held on 1-2 December 2016 at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Abstracts should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CAA 2017

On 28 October 2016 abstracts for papers and posters (250 words) are due for the 45th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2017): Digital Archaeologies, Material Worlds (Past and Present), to be held on 14-16 March 2017 in Atlanta. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/.

Future Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:49

London Mycenaean Seminars

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2016-2017, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/index.html.

19 October 2016: S. Aulsebrook, "Nuances of metal vessel usage in the Mycenaean political world"

9 November 2016: C. Macdonald, "The early Neopalatial palace of Knossos: development and domain"

7 December 2016: O. Dickinson, "The use and abuse of the Ahhiyawa texts"

18 January 2017: S. Ferrara, "The origins of writing in the Aegean"

15 February 2017: P. Halstead, "Two oxen in the Bronze Age: traditional Mediterranean farming and the political economy of Mycenaean palaces"

8 March 2017: Y. Papadatos, "A mountain view of Neopalatial Crete: new evidence from the Ierapetra uplands"

17 May 2017, 5:00 pm: J. Maran, Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture (TBC)

New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the following lectures, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2 October 2016: E. Hatzaki, "Fluidity and Stasis in the Cityscape of Late Bronze Age Knossos"

18 November 2016: S. R. Stocker and J. L. Davis, "A Prince of Pylos: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior"

16 December 2016: P. M. Day, "Late Mycenaean Transport Jars and Commodity Movement in Political Context: New evidence from the Argolid"

10 February 2017: P. M. Fischer, "Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus, 1600–1150 BCE: The Rise and Fall of a Trade Metropolis"

24 March 2017: J. Moody, "Veteran and Sacred trees in Modern and Minoan Crete"

21 April 2017: J. Maran, "Tiryns: From the Rise of Its Palace to the Post-Palatial Resurgence"

Οι Αχαιοί στην Ελλάδα. Gli Achei in Grecia

On 10-11 November 2016 a conference entitled Οι Αχαιοί στην Ελλάδα και στη Μεγάλη Ελλάδα: νέα ευρήματα και νέες προοπτικές. Gli Achei in Grecia e in Magna Grecia: nuove scoperte e nuove prospettive will be held at the Πολύκεντρο - Συνεδριακό Κέντρο Αιγίου. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

O. Visyinou, "Attica beyond Athens: 9th – 6th c. BC burials"

Zwischen Identitätskonstruktion und Unterweltsvorstellungen

On 10-11 November 2016 a colloquium entitled Zwischen Identitätskonstruktion und Unterweltsvorstellungen: Griechische Gräber und ihr Kontext im Spiegel neuer Funde will be held at the Campus Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

E. Borgna and A. G. Vordos, "Micenei e Achei. Note preliminari sull'occupazione della Trapezà tra la fine dell'età del bronzo e la prima età storica"

Β. Αργυρόπουλος, "Ευρήματα των Μυκηναϊκών και των Μέσων Γεωμετρικών χρόνων σε Μεσοελλαδικό κτιστό κιβωτιόσχημο τάφο στην περιοχή των Φαρών. Η ερμηνεία των στοιχείων"

Ι. Μόσχος and Φ. Ζ. Αλεξοπούλου, "Η Μυκηναϊκή νεκρόπολη των Πατρών μεταξύ Ανατολής και Δύσης"

Ι. Μόσχος, "Πολιτικές και Κοινωνικές εξελιξεις κατά την μετάβαση στους Ιστορικούς χρόνους"

Μ. Γκαζής and Κ. Ακτύπη, "Η χρήση του Μυκηναϊκού νεκροταφείου της Βούντενης Πατρών κατά την Πρωτογεωμετρική και τη Γεωμετρική περίοδο"

ASOR 2016

On 16-19 November 2016 the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place in San Antonio, Texas. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

S. Martino, "A Quantitative Method for the Creation of Typologies for Qualitatively Described Objects: A Case Study of Prehistoric Figurines from Anatolia and Southeastern Europe"

A. Marciniak, "The Late Neolithic Çatalhöyük: After 15 years of Excavations"

B. Horejs, "The Way to Regional Identities in Neolithic Western Anatolia"

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:46

Gathered in Death

On 8-9 December 2016 an international workshop entitled Gathered in Death: Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives on Collective Burial and Social Organisation will take place at Salle du Sénat Académique, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). Further information is available at http://sites.uclouvain.be/arc-crisis/?p=14703%3E. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

C. Knüsel, E. Schotsmans, and S. Haddow, "House Societies, Ancestors, and Burials at Neolithic Çatalhöyük: Attempting to Disentangle Collective and Multiple Burials"

B. Legarra Herrero, "Collective burials and the creation of communities in the 3rd and 2nd Millennium Mediterranean: Crete and southeast Iberia"

N. Papadimitriou and D. Catapoti, "Performing the 'collective' in Early Minoan and Early Mycenaean funerals"

Past Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:41

Γυναίκες της Μεσογείου

On 11 September 2016 a conference entitled Γυναίκες της Μεσογείου. Γυναικείες Παρουσίες στην Προϊστορίατης Κρήτης και του Αιγαίου was held in Iraklion. Further information is available at http://www.heraklion.gr/municipality/municipality-press-releases/heraklion-cultural-festival-pente-syn-enas-politismoi-hmerida-gynaikes-mesogeios-110916.html. The program was:

L. Goodison, "Sun/moon gender perceptions. Evidence for a female sun in the prehistoric Aegean"

Χ. Μαραγκού, "Θήλεια πλάσματα: Aπομιμήσεις του αισθητού και είδωλα του φαντασιακού κόσμου. Ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις της γυναικείας εικονογραφίας στο πρώιμο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο και τις γειτονικές περιοχές"

Κ. Κόπακα, "Γυναίκες στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο και τη μινωική Κρήτη. Μια αναστοχαστική αφήγηση"

Egyptian Commerce and Communication

On 12 September 2016 a conference entitled Undercurrents: new work on Egyptian commerce and communication outside the Nile valley was held at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/archaeology-classics-and-egyptology/undercurrents-conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

M. Montesanto, "Use and appreciation of the Aegean-inspired pottery at Alalakh in the Early Iron Age"

M. Cultraro, "All not so quiet on the western front: Manifold patterns of Cypriot-Aegean interactions in Egypt, North Africa and Sicily during the New Kingdom"

A. Hodgkinson, "Amara and Uluburun: archaeological evidence of long-distance trade of Egyptian glass ingots?"


On 24 September 2016 a conference entitled Four Decades of Hiatus in Archaeological Research in Cyprus: Towards Restoring the Balance was held in Lefkosia. Further information is available at http://www.moi.gov.cy/MOI/pio/pio2013.nsf/All/94A1CCB38FAD6FF9C22580350044CD79?OpenDocument&L=E. The program was:

M. Mina, "Piecing together the prehistoric archaeological record: the view through the Cyprus Museum storage rooms and archival material"

E. Alphas, "From a Bronze Age tomb in Cyprus to the estate of a gentleman in Sussex: measures taken and problems faced in the investigations on the illicit trade of antiquities"

A. H. Simmons, "Protecting and preserving the 'deep time' prehistory of Cyprus"

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