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.



April 2017 issue available
Monday, 10 April 2017 13:04

The April 2017 issue of Nestor (44.4) is available as a free download.

Call for Papers
Monday, 10 April 2017 12:55

People of the Great Stones

On 31 May 2017 abstracts (250-300 words) are due for the People of the Great Stones Symposium: Megaliths, Mounds, Kivas, Cairns, to be held from 18-22 March 2018 at the State College of Florida, Lakewood Ranch Campus in the Sarasota/Bradenton area on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Contributions (25 minutes) are sought on monumentality and the materiality of stone considering non-industrial cultures from the Old and/or New World on art and architecture, belief systems, social structure, sustainability, and use of natural phenomena. Further information is available at http://www.otsf.org/greatstonesymposium.html.

Future Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 10 April 2017 12:41


On 20-22 April 2017 the Tenth Experimental Archaeology Conference (EAC10) will be held in Leiden. Further information is available at http://exarc.net/meetings/eac10. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

M. R. Pitone, "Experimental Archaeometallurgy of Early-Middle Bronze Age Cyprus: pilot experiments of copper smelting at Pyrgos-Mavroraki"


On 21 April 2017 a conference entitled Thalassotopies : La mer vue de la terre, la terre vue de la mer dans l’Antiquité will be held in Paris. Further information is available at http://www.paris-iea.fr/fr/evenements/thalassotopies-la-mer-vue-de-la-terre-la-terre-vue-de-la-mer-dans-l-antiquite. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

G. Vavouranakis, "The sea inside: Past research retentions and future conceptual protentions in the study of the Prehistoric Aegean seascapes"

M. Pomadère, "Vivre, travailler et mourir près de l'eau : usages et fonctions multiples du territoire côtier du site minoen de Malia"

R. Brugge, "The physical and cultural maritime landscape: the case of southern Euboia"

D. Catapoti, "To reach a port we must set sail: Boats and way finding in Prehistoric Aegean"

S. Verdan, "Autour de Glaukos : aspects sensoriels et culturels de la plongée en Grèce ancienne"

A. Pinto, " Le triton : un son venu de la mer"

Making Cities

On 18-19 May 2017 an international symposium entitled Making Cities: Economies of production and urbanisation in Mediterranean Europe 1000-500 BCE will be held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. Further information is available at http://www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk/events/procon. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

J. Cutler, "Production and consumption of textiles in Greece"

A. Mazarakis Ainian, "Production activities in the South Euboean Gulf during the Early Iron Age"

K. Reber, "Production activities and economy in Early Iron Age Eretria"

A. Kotsonas, "Making Cretan Cities: Urbanisation, Demography and Economic Specialisation from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic period"

Past Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 10 April 2017 12:33

Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

The Aegean Seminar in Zagreb hosted the following lectures. Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

13 March 2017: C. Murphy, "Breakable objects designed to last: the case of Minoan peak sanctuary anthropomorphic figurines"

27-28 March 2017: R. Palmer, "Evidence for Wine and Fermented Beverages in the Bronze Age Aegean" and "Deer, Wild Goats and Horn-working in the Linear B Tablets"

CAA 2017

On 14-16 March 2017 the 45th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2017): Digital Archaeologies, Material Worlds (Past and Present) was held in Atlanta, GA. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

M. Pihokker, "Determining Spatial Relationships between Domestic Sites and Cemeteries of the Central Peloponnese"

L. Harrison, "Mobilizing a Salvage Archaeology Dataset to Build a 3D Interpretive Visualization"

W. Schmidle, S. Cuy, N. Kallas, F. Thiery, and J. Wieners, "Analyzing Reasons for Different Datings of Periods using the ChronOntology Time Gazetteer"

Ancient Phokis

On 30 March - 1 April 2017 an international congress entitled Ancient Phokis. New Approaches to its Archaeology, History, and Topography was held at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Athen in cooperation with the École française d'Athènes. Further information is available at https://www.dainst.org/documents/10180/2746993/Programme_Phokistagung2017-03-13_lowRes.pdf/a2dd01ed-dddf-4871-a7db-720ead037a62. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

J.-M. Luce, "La céramique à Delphes et à Kalapodi de l'Age du fer"

S. Jalkotzy-Deger, "The Mycenaean cemetery of Elateia-Alonaki and the Early Iron Age: a historical essay"

2017 UK Archaeological Science Conference

On 5-8 April 2017 the 2017 UK Archaeological Science Conference was held at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. Further information is available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/conferences/ukas2017. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

E. Stroud, "Chalcolithic agricultural practices on the Anatolian plateau: investigating crop husbandry through a multistranded approach"

P. Vaiglova, A. Bogaard, R. Fraser, T. Karkanas, J. Evans, P. Halstead, T. Valamoti, M. Pappa, and J. Lee-Thorp, "Of Cattle and Feasts: using multiple isotopes to understand short- and long-term management patterns of animals consumed during feasts at Neolithic Makriyalos"

M. Lorenzon, "Raw source materials in Minoan mudbrick production"

R. Vykukal, "Lipid Analysis of Pottery from Ayia Triada Cave, Greece: Evidence for Ritualized Consumption?"

11o Επιστημονικό Συμπόσιο

On 6-7 April 2017 the Ενδέκατο Επιστημονικό Συμπόσιο - Ανασκαφή και Έρευνα XI: από το ερευνητικό έργο του Τομέας Αρχαιολογίας και Ιστορίας της Τέχνης was held by the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Further information is available at http://www.arch.uoa.gr/fileadmin/arch.uoa.gr/uploads/drast_arch/anaskafh_kai_ereyna_xi_program_2017.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Κ. Κοπανιάς, "Πού βρισκόταν η Χώρα της Danuna; Where was the Land of Danuna located?"

Ε. Μαντζουράνη, Κ. Κοπανιάς, and Ι. Βοσκός, "Ο 'μεγάλος βασιλιάς της Αλασίας': αρχαιολογικές και γραπτές πηγές για την κοινωνικο-πολιτική οργάνωση της Κύπρου κατά την Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού. The 'Great King of Alashia': archaeological and textual evidence on the sociopolitical organization of Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age"

Γ. Παπαδοπούλου, "'Τώρα σου έστειλα 500 'τάλαντα' χαλκού...'. Η επιστολή ΕΑ 35 από το αρχείο της Αμάρνα σταλμένη από τον βασιλιά της Αλασία προς τον Φαραώ. ʻNow I have sent to you 500 'talents' of copperʼ. Letter EA 35 of the Amarna archive sent by the king of Alašiya to the Pharaoh"

Monday, 10 April 2017 12:28

Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese

On 6-9 April 2017 a Conference on Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese was held at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, organized by the PELOPS group in cooperation with the Swedish Institute at Athens and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.sia.gr/topics/2017/03/13/international-conference-human-environment-dynamics-peloponnese-beyond-ideas-methods-results/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

J. Kaplan, P. Sommer, and R. Hughes, "Quantitative modeling of land use in the prehistoric and classical Peloponnese, to characterize influence on land cover, sustainability, and vulnerability of society to environmental change"

A. Bogaard, V. Isaakidou, E. Nitsch, A. Styring, and P. Vaiglova, "Characterising land-use in prehistoric Greece and beyond: interdisciplinary approaches to on-site bioarchaeological evidence"

M. Prent and S. Kluiving, "The Geraki Archaeological Project: 6000 years of human-environment interactions in southeastern Laconia"

Monday, 10 April 2017 10:49

Power and Authority

On 7 April 2017 the 24th Archaeology and Theory Conference: Power and Authority – an archaeologist's friend or foe? was held at Groningen University. Further information is available at http://www.archaeologicaldialogues.nl/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

C. W. Wiersma, "From domestic architecture to social hierarchies"

C. V. Alonso-Moreno, "Mycenae Rich in Gold: Social Discourse, Bias and Performance in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens"


On 8-9 April 2017 the Tenth Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) Visiting Scholar Conference. Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Research Strategies of Agro-Pastoralism in Upland Regions was held at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at http://www.iema.buffalo.edu/conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

M. L. Galaty, "Agro-Pastoralism in a Dispersed Village, Mountain Economy: Results of the Shala Valley Project, Northern Albania"

M. Georgiadis, "Research at the Late Bronze Age peak sanctuary on Mt Leska, Kythera (Greece)"

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