Nestor  

Editor: Carol R. Hershenson | Assistant Editor: Eirini Paizi | Web Developer: John Wallrodt
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.
 
 

News

  • February 2018 issue available

    05 February 2018

    The February 2018 issue of Nestor (45.2) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    05 February 2018

    AIA 2019

    On 11 March 2018 (25 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, workshops, and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2019), to be held on 3-6 January 2019 in San Diego. On 5 August 2018 (19 August with a late fee) submissions are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2019 Lightning Session and Roundtable submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

    Digital Humanities and Ritual Space

    On 30 March 2018 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the second international meeting of the network Unlocking Sacred Landscapes (UnSaLa), Digital Humanities and Ritual Space, to be held on 19-21 October 2018 in the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment (Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130) in Rethymnon, Crete. The meeting will focus on digital approaches both to ritual space and to artefacts relating to ritual practice and cult. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/unsala/workshops/rethymnon-2018. Papers (20 minutes) and posters are invited with archaeological, art-historical, anthropological, ethnographic, historical, computational, cultural heritage, or inter-disciplinary approaches on the following topics:
    Inter- and intra-site Geographic Information System (GIS) approaches and spatial statistics and modelling of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
    Digitisation and virtual reconstruction of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
    Remote sensing\aerial\satellite approaches to ritual space
    Other computational methods and developments (e.g. space syntax and 3D modelling) applied to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
    Digital approaches to culture heritage management and culture heritage studies of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
    Digital approaches to phenomenological, performative, and experiential analyses related to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    05 February 2018

    Aegean Lectures

    The schedule of the Aegean Lectures has been announced for spring 2018. All lectures will be held at 19:00 at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens) unless otherwise noted. Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/.

    23 February 2018: Κ. Σαρρή, “Υφαντική και ενδυμασία στο νεολιθικό Αιγαίο. Πειραματισμοί, τεχνολογία, και αισθητικές τάσεις”
    30 March 2018: Ο. Κουκά, “Θαλάσσιοι διάλογοι: Μεγέθη και τρόποι αλληλεπίδρασης μεταξύ προϊστορικού Ηραίου Σάμου και του υπόλοιπου Αιγαίου”
    27 April 2018: L. Crewe, “Excavating a looted cemetery: methods and results from Chalcolithic Souskiou-Laona on Cyprus”
    June 2018 at the British School at Athens, Upper House (52 Souedias, Athens): M. Cosmopoulos, “How the West was Won: Iklaina and the Unification of the Mycenaean State of Pylos”

    Archaeological Research Unit Lectures Livestreamed

    The schedule of lectures at the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of Cyprus has been announced for spring 2018. All lectures will be held at 7:30 PM at the Archaeological Research Unit (Γλάδστωνος 12, Λευκωσία, 1095) and are livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTR724hymIJDuFEeOkWBug. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Lectures/Springsemester2018.pdf.
    12 February 2018: Ν. Παπαδημητρίου, “Το Αιγαίο και η Κύπρος στο θαλάσσιο εμπόριο της 2ης χιλιετίας π.Χ.”
    5 March 2018: Χ. Παρασκευά, “The dawn of Bronze Age in Cyprus: Reorientations and tales of sociogenesis”
    23 April 2018: E. Margaritis, “Olives and grapes in Eastern Mediterranean: Resetting the research agenda”
    30 April 2018: Ά. Γεωργιάδου, “Κεραμικές διαδρομές: Από την Παλαίπαφο στη Συροπαλαιστίνη και από την Εύβοια στην Αμαθούντα”
    7 May 2018: R. Jung, “Η ρήξη των μυκηναϊκών ανακτόρων - η πρώτη ‘ατμομηχανή της ιστορίας’ της Ευρώπης;”
    14 May 2018: B. S. Düring, “The excavations at the site of Chlorakas-Palloures: New light on the Late Chalcolithic of Cyprus”

    Αρχαιολογικο Εργο ΘεσσαλΙας και ΣτερεΑς ΕλλΑδας

    On 1-4 March 2018 the 6ο Αρχαιολογικό ΄Εργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας 2015-2017: από τους προϊστορικούς στους νεότερους χρόνους. 6th Archaeological Meeting of Thessaly and Central Greece 2015-2017: From Prehistory to the Later Periods will be held in Volos. Further information is available at http://extras.ha.uth.gr/aethse6/gr/index.shtml. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Α. Μουνδρέα-Αγραφιώτη and Μ. Ζερέλια, “Τα νεολιθικά στρώματα και η πρώτη εγκατάσταση της αρχαιότερης στη θέση”
    Ν. Αλεξίου, Μ. Ανετάκης, and Μ. Ραφτοπούλου, “Ανασκαφική έρευνα στον Προϊστορικό οικισμό της Νεράιδας στη Λάρισα. Το οικόπεδο Παπαγεωργίου”
    Α. Πεντεδέκα, “Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στη Νεολιθική κεραμική της Δυτικής Θεσσαλίας: η περίπτωση της Πλατιάς Μαγούλας Ζάρκου”

  • Ashlar

    05 February 2018

    On 8-9 March 2018 an international workshop organized by AEGIS (UCLouvain‐INCAL‐CEMA) and the ARC ‘A World in Crisis’ entitled Ashlar. Exploring the Materiality of Cut Stone Masonry in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age will be held in Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Devolder, I. Kreimerman, and J. Driessen, “Cut Stone Masonry in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age. Exploring Forms, Techniques and Building Processes”
    J. C. Wright, “Ashlar Masonry in Mycenaean Greece: An Overview”
    E. Hayter, “A Game of Stones: An Inventory and Distributional Analysis of the Consumption of Worked Stone within Neopalatial North Central Crete”

  • τὸ ἔργον17

    05 February 2018

    On 10 March 2018 the third annual workshop Το αρχαιολογικό έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2017 (τὸ ἔργον17) will be held by the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Conferences/ARU_Workshops/arxaiologiko_ergo_2017_programme_final.pdf. The conference will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTR724hymIJDuFEeOkWBug. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Ά. Γεωργίου, “Αναλύοντας τις εξωτερικές επαφές της Πάφου κατά την Ύστερη Κυπριακή Χαλκοκρατία: τα εισηγμένα αντικείμενα από το αστικό κέντρο και την περιφέρεια”
    Μ. Ιακώβου, “Παλαίπαφος 2017 και MEANING, Ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα Α. Γ. Λεβέντη Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου”
    Ο. Κουκά, “Ο προϊστορικός οικισμός του Ηραίου Σάμου: Οι εργασίες κατά το 2017”
    Α. Κ. Βιώνης, “Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus (SeSaLaC): αποτελέσματα τέταρτης ερευνητικής περιόδου (2017)”
    Θ. Μούτσιου, “Μελέτη σπάνιων πρώτων υλών από την πρώιμη προϊστορία της Κύπρου: νέα δεδομένα για πρώιμες κοινωνικές επαφές στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο”
    Α. Χαραλάμπους, “Λάπηθος - Βρύση του Πάρπα και Πύλα - Κοκκινόκρεμμος: Mελέτη χάλκινων αντικειμένων της Εποχής του Χαλκού”

    No (E)scape

    On 23-25 March 2018 a conference entitled No (E)scape: Towards a Relational Archaeology of Man, Nature, and Thing in the Aegean Bronze Age will be held at Universität Heidelberg. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/No-e-Scape-Heidelberg-118002745496630/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Aston, “Bodies from the Sea: Metaplasticity and the Boundaries of Social Cognition in the Aegean Bronze Age”
    D. Olah, “Early Bronze Age Aegean Marble Figurines as ‘Storytellers’ of Human Interactions
    B. Morda, “Unpacking Social Dimensions Through the Case of Talismanic Stones”

  • ICCA 2018

    05 February 2018

    On 22-26 May 2018 the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology (ICCA 2018). Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World will be held in Bonn and Cologne. Further information is available at http://www.aiac2018.de/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Jazwa, “Comparing the Labor Investment and Production of Early and Late Bronze Age Ceramic Roofing Tiles in Mainland Greece”
    R. Fitzsimons, “Laying the Foundations for the Mycenaean State: Labour Investment, Tomb Construction, and Early State Formation in the Bronze Age Argolid”
    T. Keßler, “Reading connectivity on decorative grounds. A GIS-based approach to investigate interregional relations in Early Iron Age Greece”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    05 February 2018

    Οι ΤΥμβοι ΒρανΑ ΜαραθΩνος

    On 15 January 2018 a conference entitled Παρουσίαση της νέας μελέτης Οι Τύμβοι Βρανά Μαραθώνος was held at the Archaeological Society at Athens. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/570263353324756/. The program was:
    Μ. Παντελίδου Γκόφα, “Η ανασκαφή του Σπ. Μαρινάτου και τα κοινά στοιχεία μεταξύ Πρωτοελλαδικών τάφων του Νεκροταφείου στο Τσέπι και λακκοειδών τάφων του Τύμβου Ι”
    Ν. Παπαδημητρίου, “Φάσεις κατασκευής και οργάνωσης των Τύμβων”
    Ά. Φίλιππα–Touchais, “Κεραμεική και μικρά ευρήματα από τους Τύμβους”
    Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, “Μελέτη ανθρωπίνων οστών και ταφικές πρακτικές”
    G. Touchais, “Αποτελέσματα ραδιοχρονολόγησης του σκελετού ίππου από τον λάκκο 3 του Τύμβου Ι”
    Α. Σαρρής, “Γεωφυσική έρευνα στην περιοχή των Τύμβων”
    J. Maran, “Οι Τύμβοι Βρανά στο ευρύτερο πλαίσιο της εποχής”

    Η ΑυγΗ στην αυγΗ του πολιτισμοΥ

    On 19 January 2018 a conference entitled Η Αυγή στην αυγή του πολιτισμού was held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Avgi-2018-programme.pdf. The program was:
    Ν. Κυπαρίσση-Αποστολίκα, “Η πρώτη βεβαιωμένη ‘παρουσία’ μεσολιθικού ανθρώπου στη Θεσσαλία, 9000 χρόνια μετά”
    Σ. Σωτηρίου, “Από τον ουρανό της Αυγής …στον ουρανό του σήμερα …και του αύριο”
    Π. Τούλας, “Η ιατρική σκέψη τότε ...στην ιατρική σκέψη σήμερα”
    Κ. Χριστοδούλου, “Η προϊστορική αυγή του δικαίου”
    Θ. Μπομπότης, “Κατοικία, κύτταρο κοινωνικού ιστού”
    Ν. Φίλιππας, “Η Οικονομία από την Μεσολιθική Εποχή στην εποχή των Κρυπτονομισμάτων και των Robots”
    Π.-Ε. Ταβανιώτης, “Πρόσωπο-απρόσωπο”
    Δ. Δικαίος, “Διακόσμηση του Σώματος. Τέχνη και Πολιτισμός. Το περιδέραιο της Aυγής και η σημασία του”
    Α. Πενθερουδάκη, “Η αίσθηση της ομορφιάς…”
    Γ. Μετζικώφ, “Σκέψεις για την ενδυμασία και συζητήσεις για το ένδυμα…”
    Η. Μαμαλάκης, “Προϊστορική γαστρονομία (ανάγκη θρέψης, απόλαυση)”
    Θ. Γ. Γιαννόπουλος, “Τι γλώσσα μιλούσε η Αυγή; Σκέψεις για τη γλωσσική πραγματικότητα της ύστερης “Μεσολιθικής Εποχής στον ελλαδικό χώρο”
    Μ. Ι. Παπαγρηγοράκης, “Η Αυγή στη χαραυγή του πολιτισμού”

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 22 January 2018 M. Georgiadis delivered a lecture to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled “The role of obsidian in Aegean Archaeology.” Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

  • January 2018 issue available

    09 January 2018

    The January 2018 issue of Nestor (45.1) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    09 January 2018

    Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 31 January 2018 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 sites, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Further information is available at https://sites.google.com/site/medarchtrust/grants.

  • Calls for Papers

    09 January 2018

    ICAEM 2018

    On 15 January 2018 abstracts (200 words) are due for the 18th International Conference for Ancient East-Mediterranean Studies in Tartu (ICAEM 2018): “Power and (Op)position”, to be held at the Research Center of Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Cultures, Institute of History and Archaeology, University of Tartu in Tartu, Estonia on 1-3 June 2018. Further information, including currently accepted conference sessions, is available at http://caemc.ut.ee/icaem2018.

    TAG-US 2018

    On 15 January 2018 abstracts (250 words) are due for sessions at the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2018: Matter Matters, to be held at the University of Florida, Gainesville on 11-13 May 2018; on 16 March 2018 abstracts (250 words) are due for papers, whether to a session or as an open paper. Further information, including currently accepted conference sessions, is available at https://tag2018uf.clas.ufl.edu/.

    6th Conference in Aegean Archaeology

    On 31 January 2018 abstracts (in English, maximum 250 words) are due for the Sympozjum Egejskie. 6th Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held on 14-15 June 2018 by the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. Proposals are invited from doctoral students, PhD candidates, and scholars who have recently completed doctoral research on the Aegean areas and cultures in the Bronze Age. Proposals should be sent to the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology at egea@uw.edu.pl. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/35412799/6_AEGEAN_CONFERENCE_Call_for_Papers_University_of_Warsaw_Poland_June_14-15_2018 and https://www.facebook.com/zaeiauw/.

    ASOR 2018

    On 15 February 2018 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the 2018 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting (ASOR 2018), to be held in Denver, CO from 14-17 November 2018. The 2018 list of approved sessions and further information are available at http://www.asor.org/am/.

    CIDOC 2018

    On 28 February 2018 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the International Council of Museums Committee for Documentation Conference 2018 (ICOM-CIDOC 2018), to be held in Heraklion, Crete on 29 September-4 October 2018. Further information is available at http://www.cidoc2018.com/. Papers and posters are invited related to the conference theme, “The Provenance of Knowledge” in the following topics:
    Object information as historical source
    Object documentation and archival resources
    Field research and object documentation
    Oral tradition and witnessing information in connection with objects
    Documentation and interdisciplinarity
    Object documentation and analytical resources
    Provenance of materials and techniques
    Documentation for target groups (e.g. special needs)
    Methods of knowledge verification and documentation of knowledge revision
    Ethics of provenance of information
    Provenance of knowledge and preservation of referred sources

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 January 2018

    Minoan Seminar

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for spring 2018. All lectures will be held at 19:00 at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens). Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/.
    19 January 2018: B. Montecchi, “Agency and literacy in Minoan inscribed pottery”
    2 March 2018: S. Mandalaki, “West of Knossos, east of Malia. New evidence on the relations and contacts between palatial regions”
    4 May 2018: E. Banou, “Crossing the Aegean in the middle of the 2nd millennium B.C.: The Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Ayios Yeoryios sto Vouno, Kythera (2011-2015)”

    17. Österreichischer Archäologentag (2018)

    On 26-28 February 2018 the 17. Österreichischer Archäologentag (2018) will be held in Salzburg. Further information is available at https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=207182. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    F. Blakolmer, “Gab es Löwen und Affen im minoischen Kreta? Ein ikonographisches Problem”
    G. Nightingale, “Perlen als Opfergaben in der Inatos‐Höhle, Kreta”
    J. Weilhartner, “The missing mother: Zur fehlenden Darstellung stillender Mütter in der minoischen Bilderwelt”
    W. Wohlmayr and A. Karathanou, “Neues aus Ägina‐Kolonna”
    M. Vetters, “Mykenische Werkstätten”
    V. Moser, “Trimorphe (dreigestaltige) Figurinengruppen der mykenischen Palastzeit”
    K. Strobel, “Das ‘Lange 12. Jahrhundert’ im Mittelmeerraum”
    I. Benda‐Weber, “Überlegungen zur Überkleidung frühgriechischer Frauen”
    V. Moser, “Übergang der Phase FH II auf FH III”
    J. Schnöll, “Mykenische Figurinen aus Ägina‐Kolonna”
    M. Stadler, “Vergleich anthropomorpher Figurinen aus Aghia Irini, Aghios Stephanos, Koukonisi und Phylakopi mit Beispielen aus dem minoischen Kreta”

    Gender Transformations in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies

    On 8-10 March 2018 an international workshop entitled Gender Transformations in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies will be held in Kiel, Germany. Further information is available at https://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-35944. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    B. Kaczmarek, “Children in the Mycenaean workshop. Linear B writing versus grave goods”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 January 2018

    15 years of ΑΙΓΕΙΡΟΣ

    On 1-2 December 2017 an international conference entitled 15 years of ΑΙΓΕΙΡΟΣ: Building a Research Network for Young Scholars in Athens was held at the German Archaeological Institute at Athens. Further information is available at https://www.dainst.org/dai/meldungen. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    P. Baeriswyl, “The Aphrodision Quarter of Argos in the Mycenaean Period”
    D. Frank, “Life beyond the Palace. A Mycenaean Settlement in the Vicinity of Tiryns”
    A. Duray, “Excavating Archives: Archaeological Knowledge Production, Disciplinary Intersections, and the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Transition in Greece”

    Burial Tumuli in the Balkans

    On 9 December 2017 an open workshop entitled Burial Tumuli in the Balkans was held at the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece. Further information is available at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/eventDetails/burial-tumuli-in-the-balkans. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A.-Z. Chemsseddoha, “Tumuli in Northern Greece: an old tradition, various realities”
    C. Kleitsas, “The burial tumuli of Epirus through time and space: Not so rare after all”
    R. Kurti, “Recent research on tumuli from northwest Albania”
    E. Agolli, “Regional and intra-regional networks in late prehistoric Illyria: choices of architecture and topography of burial tumuli”
    M. Gori, “Tumuli in central Dalmatia: old excavations and new research perspectives”
    A. Touchais and N. Papadimitriou, “The prehistoric tumuli of Marathon- Vranas. Reassessing the data of an old excavation: new evidence and new queries”

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 18-19 December 2017 M. Boyd delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled “The sanctuary at Keros in the Early Bronze Age: from centre of congregation to centre of power” and “Becoming Mycenaean? Developments in Mycenaean burial practices and their role in wider social change.” Further information is available from Helena Tomas at htomas@ffzg.hr.

  • Digital News and Notices

    09 January 2018

    Social Archaeology of Early Iron Age and Early Archaic Greece

    The database of the ARISTEIA European project entitled The Social Archaeology of Early Iron Age and Early Archaic Greece is now available at http://aristeia.ha.uth.gr/index.php. Registration is required to use the database. The language of the research tools is English. 

  • December 2017 issue available

    08 December 2017

    The December 2017 issue of Nestor (44.9) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    08 December 2017

    2018 Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship

    On 1 February 2018 applications are due for the 2018 Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship ($3000) to support investigation of the role of women or gender studies in Bronze Age Crete at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, highlighting spheres and aspects of ancient life that have not yet received sufficient attention in Aegean Bronze Age studies. Applicants should be scholars in the field of the Aegean Bronze Age/Early Iron Age who have completed a PhD in Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Ancient History, or Classics. Applications should be sent to elizabethshank@hotmail.com; application forms and instructions for supporting documents are available at http://www.instapstudycenter.net/general-information/hawes-forms.html. Desirable methods of inquiry include:
    Ethnography/experimental archaeology
    Exploration of written archives and collections from various periods
    Library research
    Examination of archaeological materials, including artifacts, bones, and other organic remains

    2018 Michael Ventris Award

    On 15 February 2018 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Award for Mycenaean Studies for 2018 (up to £2000), to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent by email, ideally as a PDF attachment to the Classics Manager, Valerie James (Valerie.James@sas.ac.uk), Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/awards/award-prizes.

    Andrew Sherratt Fund

    On 15 March 2018 applications are due for the Andrew Sherratt Fund for 2018 (up to £1000), to assist postgraduate students in Old World Prehistory, from academic institutions anywhere in the world, to travel or gain access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Further information, including a link to the Google form for application, is available at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/research/andrew-sherratt-fund.

  • Calls for Papers

    08 December 2017

    5th Wollesen Graduate Symposium

    On 22 December 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 5th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium. The Art of Passage: Transnational Encounters and the Convergence of Cultures, to be held on 9 March 2018, hosted by the Department of Art and the Graduate Union of the Students of Art at the University of Toronto. Further information is available at https://gustasymposium.wordpress.com/. Considering the expansive definition of “passage,” this symposium hopes to contribute to the increasingly robust scholarship that seeks to rehabilitate, reveal, and interrogate the formative role that intercultural encounters have had on the history of art. We encourage submissions from students and scholars employing interdisciplinary approaches in the context of visual culture from antiquity to the present. Potential paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
    Colonialism and postcolonial perspectives
    Cultural exchange through artistic movements, techniques, methods, etc.
    Exiles, networking, and circulations of ideas
    Transnationalism and its impact on local traditions
    Nationalism, independence, and globalization
    Cosmopolitanism vs tradition
    Dislocation in the shaping of art in and beyond the “margins”
    The effect of globalism on art and art history
    Migrations and utopias
    “Hybridity,” “mimicry,” and artistic practices
    Art and ideologies
    Art beyond the Western canon

    Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese

    On 15 January 2018 abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for an international conference entitled Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the first millennium BC: Recent discoveries and research results, to be held in October 2018 at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes. Further information is available at http://dms.aegean.gr/rac/. The conference will particularly welcome papers in the following thematic circles:
    New archaeological finds on sanctuaries and cult practices in the Dodecanese
    Epigraphical and literary evidence on the religion and cults in the Dodecanese
    The context of religion and cult practice in the Dodecanese
    Theoretical issues on the relation between archaeology, religion, and cult

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    08 December 2017

    Aegean Lectures

    The program of the Aegean Lectures has been announced for winter 2017-2018. All lectures will be held at 19:00 at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens).
    10 November 2017: F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Living, dying, and praying on a Late Bronze Age - Early Iron Age mountainous site: preliminary results of the 2015-2017 archaeological fieldwork on the Anavlochos, Crete”
    10 December 2017: L. Bombardieri, “Working (with) class. Ideology, ritual and labour in Middle Bronze Age Erimi (Cyprus)”
    26 January 2018: R. Christidou, “The northeastern Aegean bone industries as case study of local cultural dynamics”

    Australian Archaeological Association (AAA2017)

    On 6-8 December 2017 the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA2017). Island to Inland: Connections across land and sea conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia. Further information is available at http://aaa2017.conferenceonline.com.au/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Youngs, “Lux on the Water: Riverine Connections and Prestige Crafts on Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    S. Crooks, “Cry Me a River - Mourning in Middle Chalcolithic Cyprus: Picrolite Cruciforms and the Kouris River Blues”
    I. Berg, “Making Metals in the Aegean: The Sea as a Transforming Agent”
    L. Hitchcock, “The Maritime and Riverine Networks of the Eurotas River Valley in Lakonia, Greece”
    C. Tully, “Cockles, Mussels, Fishing Nets and Finery: The Relationship Between Cult, Textiles and the Sea Depicted on a Minoan-Style Gold Ring from Pylos”

    6th PeClA 2017

    On 11-12 December 2017 the 6th PeClA 2017 International Postgraduate Conference (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology 2017): Resources: Power and Connectivity in the Ancient Mediterranean will be held at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/fileadmin/Institute/OREA/Events/2017/PeClA/PeClA2017_program.pdf. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    B. Horejs, “Resources and Their Impact on Aegean-Anatolian Societies Through Time. A View from Prehistory”
    F. Franković, “Something Old, Something New and Something Borrowed – Appropriating Foreign Material Culture in the Late Bronze Age Aegean”
    P. Pavúk, “Resources at Troy: Land, Storage and People”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    08 December 2017

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    The Aegean Seminar in Zagreb has held the following lectures in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    24 October 2017: S. Allen, “Harvesting Power: Mycenaean Agriculture in Review”
    30 November 2017: S. Amicone, “Pottery Making Recipes at the Dawn of the Metal Age: Insights into the Selection and Processing of Raw Materials in Prehistoric Balkans”

    Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στις Κυκλάδες

    On 23-26 November 2017 the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στις Κυκλάδες: Περὶ τῶν Κυκλάδων νήσων was held in Athens. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    T. Carter, D. A. Contreras, D. D. Mihailović, J. Hilditch, and Y. Pitt, “The results and significance of the Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project survey”
    Α. Σάμψων, J. K. Kozlowski, and Μ. Kaczanowska, “Ένας οικισμός της μεσολιθικής στη Σίκινο”
    Ε. Λεγάκη, Μ. Μαυροειδόπουλος, and Ε. Ορφανίδου, “Ευρήματα της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού από σωστικές ανασκαφές στη Νάξο και το Κουφονήσι”

  • November 2017 issue available

    07 November 2017

    The November 2017 issue of Nestor (44.8) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    07 November 2017

     

    7th TennesseE UG Classics Research Conference

    On 13 November 2017 abstracts (250 words) are due for the Seventh Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference, to be held on 23-24 February 2018 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Further information and the forms for submission are available at https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/call-papers-tennessee-undergraduate-classics-conference.

    The Pre-Modern World in Comics

    On 22 December 2017 abstracts are due for a conference entitled Drawing on the Past: the Pre-Modern World in Comics, to be held on 10-11 September 2018 at the Senate House, Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London. Abstracts (300 words for papers or posters; 500 words for workshops) should be submitted to een.vanbroeck.2014@live.rhul.ac.uk. Further information is available at https://drawingonthepast.wordpress.com/. Topics for discussion may include:
    How and why writers and illustrators engage with these periods and cultures in comics
    Literary, historical or archaeological analysis of comics, for example:
    Accuracy of representation and poetic licence
    Engagement with sources
    Cultural fusions
    Allegorical uses
    Connections to modern nationalistic histories
    Use as pedagogical tools in the classroom (including translations of comics into Latin or ancient Greek)
    Comics as methods for communicating historical research of the pre-modern world

     

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    07 November 2017

     

    Nilsson's work in retrospective

    On 28 November 2017 A celebration of the work of Martin P. Nilsson will be held by the Swedish Institute at Athens at the Italian Archaeological School in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.sia.gr/topics/2017/10/16/celebration-work-martin-p-nilsson/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Haysom, “Nilsson in the Bronze Age: the place of prehistory in the history of Greek religion”

    AIA 2018

    On 4-7 January 2018 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2018) will be held in Boston, MA. Further information is available at https://www.archaeological.org/annualmeeting. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    L. A. Hitchcock, A. P. Chapin, E. Banou, E. Pantou, J. Reynolds, and A. Tsatasaris, “The Vapheio-Palaiopyrgi Survey Project: Preliminary Results”
    M. F. Lane and E. Kountouri, “MYNEKO 2017: Latest Results of Excavation of the MH–LH sites of Aghios Ioannis and Aghia Marina Pyrghos, and the Kopaic Plain”
    R. Worsham and M. Lindblom, “The New Excavations at Malthi”
    A. Van de Moortel, “A Middle Helladic III - Late Helladic I Phase 1 Pottery Kiln at Mitrou, Central Greece”
    S. R. Stocker and J. L. Davis, “The Palace of Nestor at Pylos, 2017”
    T. G. Palaima, “Iklaina-Traganes is Linear B a-pu2 but not Homeric Aipu, or is it??”
    K. Stiles, “The Children’s Chamber Tomb: A Case Study of Unusual Juvenile Demography in a Late Bronze Age Cemetery in Central Greece”
    O. A. Jones, A Paleodemographic Approach to Burial Exclusion in Mycenaean Achaia”
    C. Donnelly, “The Daniel-Kober Correspondence and New (Again) Approaches to Cypro-Minoan”
    M. J. Daniels, “The Gods of Kommos: Reconsidering the Deities of the Tripillar Shrine and Their Cross-Cultural Meanings in the Iron Age”
    M. Carignano, “Locating the Minoan Kitchen”
    S. Fachard, A. R. Knodell and K. Papangeli, “The 2017 Mazi Archaeological Project: Test Excavations and Site Investigations”
    P. Christesen, “The Typology and Topography of Spartan Burials from the Protogeometric through Hellenistic Periods”
    E. Miller Bonney, “Craft Crossover: A Creative Response to Social Change”
    G. Doudalis, “What is Mine is Not Yours: Potters’ Marks as Indicators of Territoriality and Local Production in Protopalatial Mochlos”
    G. P. Blasdel and T. F. Tartaron, “Mycenae’s Built-Road Network, Reconsidered”
    P. Gheorghiade, “Connecting the Pots: Assessing Late Bronze Age Interaction in the Southern Aegean”
    K. A. M. van den Berg, “Rewiring the Mediterranean Web: A Case Study in Italo-Aegean Connectivity during the Bronze Age—Iron Age Transition”
    L. F. Nixon, “Using Resource Packages to Reconstruct Landscape Management in Sphakia, SW Crete”
    C. Judson and A. Cabaniss, “Πεδίον Λαρισίον: Mapping Settlement Patterns on the Ierapetra Isthmus”
    E. Baci, “Settlement Patterns in Albania from the Iron Age Through Greek and Roman Colonization and Integration (1100 B.C.E. - 395 C.E.)”
    A. M. Ratigan, “‘Shared Objects of Thought’: Reconstructions of Late Minoan IB Architecture at Mochlos”
    S. Czujko, “The Mycenaean Kylix at Mt. Lykaion: An Investigation into the Late Helladic III Vessel’s Appearance at the Ash Altar of Zeus”
    B. Jones, “The Bronze Age Terracotta Statues from Ayia Irini, Kea and Their Costumes”
    H. Wong, “Scanning for Wear on Ancient Base Ring I Juglets: Methodology and Processing”
    G. Tsartsidou, K. Kotsakis, and P. Halstead, “Phytolith evidence for farming activities in the Early Neolithic site of Paliambela Kolindros in Macedonia, North Greece”
    P. Vaiglova, A. Bogaard, P. Halstead, A. Gardeisen, and J. Lee-Thorp, “Assessing Diversity in Animal Management Practices in Northern and Southern Greece Using Sequential δ13C, δ18O Measurements of Tooth Enamel Carbonate of Domestic Herbivores”
    A. Bogaard, A. Karathanou, V. Isaakidou, E. Kitsch, P. Vaiglova, and S. Valamoti, “From Speculation to Data? Using Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Studies to Test Land Use Models in the Prehistoric Aegean”
    G. Price and J. S. Meier, “Renovative Modeling: Upgrading Faunal (Re)Distribution at Late Bronze Age Mycenae”
    S. E. Allen, C. P. Shelton, C. McNamee, K. M. Forste, and A. Niekamp, “Mycenaean Agriculture from the Bottom Up: Integrating Macrobotanical, Microbotanical, and Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Evidence from Tsoungiza and Iklaina”
    R. Palmer, “Agriculture in the Linear B Tablets: Data vs. Speculation”
    C. Knappett, “The long term of the reduced scale: Aegean miniatures as temporal models”
    C. Witmore, “On the Deep Time of Agrarian Entanglements: The case of the Argive Plain”
    M. Eaby, T. M. Brogan, C. Sofianou, and Y. Papadatos, “Recent Excavations at Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Mesorachi, Crete”
    O. Mouthuy, J. Driessen, S. Jusseret, M. Devolder, S. Déderix, T. Terrana, T Claeys, and E. Hayter, “Continuing Excavation of the Minoan Ceremonial Complex at Sissi (Crete)”
    T. Brogan, V. Apostolakou, P. Betancourt, M. Eaby, K. Chalikias, K. Mountaki, C. McNamee, D. Mylona, and C. Sofianou, “Neopalatial House A.2 and Minoan Aquaculture on Chryssi”
    E. Oddo, “The House of the Frescoes at Knossos: Preliminary Results of the First Study Season on the Pottery”
    F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Anavlochos, Crete: Preliminary Results of the 2017 excavations”
    M. S. Mook, D. C. Haggis, C. M. Scarry, R. D. Fitzsimons, and W. F. Dibble, “Excavations at Azoria, East Crete, 2016-2017”
    K. Fine, “New Investigations into Prehistoric Corinth: a Final Neolithic ‘Cult Vessel’ and Continuity of Ritual Practice”
    A. Pearce, “Nilotic or Not? A Re-evaluation of the so-called Nilotic Scenes from Minoan Art and the Importance of Fresh Water in Minoan religion”
    E. S. Hayter, “A Game of Stones: an Inventory and Distributional Analysis of the Consumption of Worked Stone at Neopalatial Knossos”
    C. A. M. Gardner, and C. Fine, “Mycenaean Kourotrophoi Figurines and Lateralization Bias: How Recent Neurological Research Explains the Left-Cradling Phenomenon”
    B. R. Jones, “The Dress on the New Tiryns fresco, Linear B reflections, and the Hagia Triada Sarcophagus”
    A. M. Genova, “Heinrich Schliemann’s Knossos: A Failed Proposition for the Excavation of a Lifetime”
    R. Kulick, “Neopalatial Urban Landscape Transformations at Bronze Age Palaikastro: A Microecological Narrative through Urban Micromorphology”
    B. Burke and N. Herrmann, “Emerging Elites at Early Mycenaean Eleon”
    H. Bertram, “Locally Stylish: The Terracottas of Eleon”
    Y. Lam and M. Bullock, “Post-Palatial Faunal Assemblages from Eleon”
    T. Van Damme, “A Smashing Good Time: Two Communal Drinking Deposits from Ancient Eleon”
    B. E. Burns and J. Tynes, “Digital Eleon: Recording the Excavations and Recreating the Experience”
    B. Lis and H. Barnard, “Investigating the Function of Mycenaean Pottery at Eleon”
    K. Jarriel, “Maritime Mobilities in the Early Cycladic Period”
    M. Prent and S. MacVeagh Thorne, “Beyond the Sea: Seven Early Helladic Fortifications in South-East Laconia”
    A. Psimogiannou, “From an Egalitarian Neolithic to a Complex Early Bronze Age? A Reexamination of the ‘Eutresis Culture’ Based on New Evidence from Mitrou, East Lokris, Central Greece”
    S. R. Stocker, E. Malapani, S. Vitale, C. McNamee, H. Öztürk, and A. Michopoulou, “Excavations at the Early Helladic II Site of Romanou near Pylos, Greece”
    K. A. Jazwa, “The Early Helladic II Roofing Tiles from Zygouries (Corinthia, Greece): Form and Context”
    M.-P. Montagné, “Use Wear Analysis on Obsidian Tools: Evidence for Fish Processing at Early Bronze Age Mitrou, Greece”
    M. Beeler, “Seal Use and Social Change: Early Helladic Sealing Practices in Context”
    D. M. Buell and J. C. McEnroe, “Populating the Protopalatial: Architecture and Society at Gournia”
    S. Gallimore and K. T. Glowacki, “Stratigraphic Excavations within the Gournia Palace 2011-2014”
    R. A. K. Smith, “Ritual Feasting in the Early Neopalatial Period: Middle Minoan III Pottery from the Gournia Palace”
    J. T. Barnes, “An LM IA Metal Workshop at Gournia”
    B. Kunkel, “A Late Minoan IA Kiln Complex at Gournia”
    A. P. Chapin, “The Plasters of the Gournia Palace and Town”
    L. V. Watrous, “The Minoan State of Gournia during the Neopalatial Period”

     

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    07 November 2017

    ΑΕΠΕΛ 2/AWOP2

    On 1-4 November 2017 the Β’ Επιστημονική Συνάντηση ‘Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στην Πελοπόννησο’ (ΑΕΠΕΛ 2). Second Scientific Meeting of the “Archaeological Work in the Peloponnese” (AWOP 2) was held in Kalamata. Further information is available at https://www.uop.gr/nea/ekdilosis. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Α. Καζνέση, Χ. Κονταξή, and Ε. Στραβοπόδη, “Από σπηλιά σε σπηλιά: δυο νεολιθικά σπήλαια σε συνάρτηση στο Αλεποχώρι Λακωνίας”
    Ε. Στραβοπόδη, “Επαναπροσδιορισμός του επιδημιολογικού προφίλ της προϊστορικής Ελλάδος: νέες μεθοδολογικές προσεγγίσεις στη μελέτη αρχαίου οστού”
    E. Malapani, S. R. Stocker, S. Vitale, C. McNamee, H. Öztürk, and A. Michopoulou, “New Research at the Early Bronze Age site of Romanou”
    Σ.-Μ. Βαλαμώτη, “Οινοποίηση στη Μεσσηνία κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Χαλκού; Πρόσφατα αρχαιοβοτανικά ευρήματα από τη θέση Π.Ο.Τ.Α. Ρωμανού”
    Γ. Φράγκου, “Μια νέα θέση Πρωτοελλαδικής εποχής στην Μεσσηνία”
    Ε.-Ί. Κόλια and Α. Σπυρούλιας, “Στοιχεία οργάνωσης και χρήσης του χώρου στον πρωτοελλαδικό οικισμό της Κερύνειας, στην Αχαΐα”
    Κ. Ακτύπη, “Οικισμός της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού στην περιοχή «Κοτρώνι» της Πάτρας”
    Γ. Τσιαγγούρης, “Πρωτοελλαδικός κεραμικός κλίβανος στη Σπάρτη”
    M. E. Zavadil, “Τhe acropolis at Pheneos (Arcadia) in the Middle Helladic period. Preliminary results of the Greek-Austrian excavations, 2011-2013”
    Γ. Σμέρου, “Κατάλοιπα προϊστορικού οικισμού στην θέση ‘Άγιος Κωνσταντίνος’ στο Στάδιο Τεγέας”
    Β. Αργυρόπουλος, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός Ντασκά Τριταίας στην Αχαΐα. Μια πρώτη προσέγγιση”
    B. Eder, J. Huber, E.-I. Kolia, P. Moutzouridis, K. Nikolentzos, and A. Vött, “New Research at Kleidi-Samikon”
    G. Kordatzaki, E. Kiriatzi, J. Huber, B. Eder, H. Mommsen, K. Nikolentzos, and P. Moutzouridis, “Kakovatos and Triphylia during the Early Mycenaean times: ceramic technology and provenance perspective”
    Σ. Βουτσάκη, V. Hachtmann, and Ι. Μουτάφη, “To Βόρειο Νεκροταφείο στον Αγ. Βασίλειο Λακωνίας. Η ιστορία του χώρου και η εξέλιξη των ταφικών εθίμων”
    C. W. Wiersma, S. Voutsaki, W. de Neef, and A. Vasilogamvrou, “The Ayios Vasilios Survey Project”
    K. A. Shelton and L. A. Kvapil, “Petsas House, Mycenae: domestic and industrial activities in a settlement context”
    Χ. Μαγγίδης, “Η αρχαιολογική ανακάλυψη και ταύτιση του ανακτορικού θρόνου των Μυκηνών”
    Ε. Χ. Παλαιολόγου, “Μυκήνες: Θαλαμωτός τάφος σημαντικού Μυκηναίου”
    L. A. Kvapil, K. Shelton, K. Kissas, and G. C. Price, “TAPHOS, the Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and ExplOration Synergasia”
    Α. Μπάνου, “Το μινωικό ιερό κορυφής στον Άγιο Γεώργιο στο Βουνό Κυθήρων: Τα νεότερα αποτελέσματα της έρευνας (2015)”
    Δ. Κουτσούμπα and J. Beck, “Η έρευνα στον βυθισμένο προϊστορικό οικισμό στη θέση ‘Λαμπαγιαννάς’ Αργολίδας”
    Δ. Κουρκουμέλης, B. Lovén, and Π. Μίχα, “Πρόσφατες υποθαλάσσιες αρχαιολογικές έρευνες στον αρχαίο λιμένα Λεχαίου”
    Γ. Χαιρετάκης, “Στον ‘δρόμο’ για τις Κεγχρεές: Επανεξετάζοντας τους πύργους σε βραχονησίδες του Σαρωνικού”
    Σ. Φριτζίλας, “Νεότερες έρευνες στη θέση «Γραμμένο» της Νήσου Πρώτης”
    Δ. Ευαγγελιστής, Κ. Μπάικα, and J. Pakkanen, “Kyllene Harbour Project 2007-2017: Ενάλια έρευνα και διεπιστημονικές προσεγγίσεις στο αρχαίο και μεσαιωνικό λιμάνι της Κυλλήνης/Γλαρέντζας”
    Π. Γαλιατσάτου, “Πιλοτικό πρόγραμμα συντήρησης της Εφορείας Εναλίων Αρχαιοτήτων σε συνεργασία με το ISCR της Ρώμης σε ενάλια αρχαιολογικά κατάλοιπα της Παλαιάς Επιδαύρου”
    Α. Κατάκος, Μ. Κυλάφη, Ε. Παλαμάρα, and Ν. Ζαχαριάς, “Συντήρηση και μελέτη παρουσίασης των εκθεμάτων στο πλαίσιο της επανέκθεσης του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου Πύλου”
    Ε. Μηλίτση, Ά.-Β. Καραπαναγιώτου, Δ. Πίκουλα, Δ. Κοσμόπουλος, and Μ. Ζαχαροπούλου, “Ο αναβαθμισμένος αρχαιολογικός χώρος του Ανακτόρου του Νέστορος και η λειτουργία του ως φορέας αειφόρου πολιτιστικής ανάπτυξης”
    Μ. Κυλάφη, Ε. Μηλίτση, Ε. Μαλαπάνη, Α. Τζαμουράνη, Μ. Τσουλάκου, Δ. Πίκουλα, and Α. Κατάκος, “Επανέκθεση Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου Πύλου”

  • Museum Announcements and Special Exhibitions

    07 November 2017

    Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

    From 24 October 2017 to 4 February 2018 an interdisciplinary exhibition entitled Codebreakers and Groundbreakers is on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge. This exhibit brings together the remarkable intellectual achievements and parallel narratives of two groups of ‘codebreakers’ working at the same time, but independently: those involved in breaking the Second World War codes and those who deciphered the ancient script of Linear B – Europe’s earliest comprehensible writing system. In a display including an Enigma machine, a rare loan from GCHQ, and unique archival documents held at the University of Cambridge, the exhibition explores and celebrates the genius of Second World War codebreakers such as Alan Turing and Bill Tutte; as well as Michael Ventris and John Chadwick (himself a Bletchley codebreaker) who deciphered Linear B. Free of charge. Further information is available at http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/calendar/whatson/codebreakers-and-groundbreakers.

  • October 2017 issue available

    02 October 2017

    The October 2017 issue of Nestor (44.7) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    02 October 2017

    Looking Beyond Borders

    On 16 October 2017 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the Seventh Graduate Student Conference at the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology entitled Looking Beyond Borders: Interaction and Exchange in Archaeology, to be held on 2-3 February 2018. Proposals are welcomed that explore issues of interaction and exchange on all scales, from agency-driven studies of connectivity and interfacing between individuals, to analyses of society-wide perspectives on conflict, contact, and colonialism. Abstracts should describe the proposed topic of discussion and its relationship to interaction and/or exchange, and may be sent to ArchaeoGradConference.ucla@gmail. Areas of potential discussion include:

    How do different social classes, family groups, or individuals within a household engage with one another?

    In what ways do trade, foodways, or politics influence contact and exchange between groups?

    What connections do we see between seemingly divided cultural forces, such as the mundane and divine?

    How does the interaction between humans and objects define social practice?

    What can we learn from ancient conflicts, cultural hybridity, and imperialism?

    How do boundaries and conceptions of boundaries affect interactions between people(s) and their environments?

     

    EAA AM 2018

    On 10 November 2017 proposals for sessions are due for the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2018), to be held in Barcelona from 5-8 September 2018. From 15 December 2017 until 15 February 2018 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 31 March 2018 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at https://www.e-a-a.org/EAA2018. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

    Theories and methods in archaeology

    The archaeology of material culture, bodies and landscapes

    Mediterranean seascapes

    Archaeology and the future of cities and urban landscapes

    Archaeology and the European Year of Cultural Heritage

    Museums and the challenges of archaeological heritage in 21st century

    ISA 2018

    On 15 January 2018 abstracts (200-400 words) are due for the 42nd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2018), to be held on 20-26 May 2018 in Merida, Mexico. Further information and the link to submit abstracts will be available at http://isa2018.mx/. The subjects of the symposium are grouped into the following sessions:

    Remote sensing, Geophysical prospection and Field Archaeology

    Archaeo-chronometry 

    Biomaterials and Bioarcheology

    Human-environment interactions

    Stone, Plaster and Pigments

    Ceramics, Glazes, Glass and Vitreous Materials

    Metals and metallurgical ceramics

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    02 October 2017

    Mycenaean Seminars 2017-18

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2017-2018, 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 https://ics.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/Mycenaean%20Series%202017-18.pdf.

    18 October 2017: M. Devolder, “Reconstructing the Architectural Sequence of the Palace at Malia”

    15 November 2017: A. Nafplioti, “Bones, isotopes and life histories”

    6 December 2017: I. Schoep, “A locational analysis of writing and sealing practices at Ayia Triada in the Late Minoan I period (ca. 1700/1675-1470/1460 BC)”

    17 January 2018: B. Horejs, “Proto-urbanisation, rising elites and the role of metallurgy in the Early Bronze Age Aegean-Anatolian world(s)”

    21 February 2018: B Burke and B. Burns, “Mycenaean Eleon in Eastern Boeotia: from the Shaft Grave Era through the Post-Palatial Period” (Seminar sponsored by INSTAP)

    21 March 2018: L. Girella, “On the side of Rhadamanthus: Phaistos and its region at the beginning of the Neopalatial period”

    16 May 2018: K. Paschalidis, “Shaft Grave IV in Grave Circle A. New and unexpected light in a very old story”

     

    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium 2017-18

    The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule of lecturers for 2017-2018, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Further information is available at https://nyabac.tumblr.com/.

    22 September 2017: P. Pavùk, “Cultural Encounters at the Center of the East Aegean–West Anatolian Interface in the Late Bronze Age”

    1 November 2017: A. Kanta, “The Religious Center of the City of Knossos: Excavations of a Plot in the Modern Village”

    2 March 2018: S. Hemingway

    20 March 2018: N. Moeller

    6 April 2018: J. Wright

     

    Ancient Communities and Their Elites

    On 6-8 October 2017 an international conference entitled Ancient Communities and Their Elites from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity (Central Europe – Mediterranean – Black Sea) will be held in Trnava, Slovakia on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the re-established Trnava University in Trnava and the 20th anniversary of the Department of Classical Archaeology. Further information and the registration forms are available at http://klasarch.truni.sk/conference-2017. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    B. F. Steinmann, “Making Knossos Great Again: Changing Strategies in Minoan Elite Representation between LM I and LM II before and after the Destruction of the Palaces”

    V. Dubcová, “Mastering a Griffin. The Agency and Perception of Near Eastern Images by the Aegean Bronze Age Elite”

    F. Blakolmer, “What does the Iconography tell us about the Warrior-chiefs of the Shaft Graves at Mycenae?”

    Ü. Aytan, “Mediterranean from another angle”

     

    Making, Understanding, Storytelling

    On 14 October 2017 a workshop on experimental archaeology entitled Making, Understanding, Storytelling will be held at the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.iihsa.ie/athensprog.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, “Stone knapping in Prehistory and the contribution of Experimental Archaeology” (in Greek, summary in English)

    K. Sarri and U. Mokdad, “Recreating Neolithic textiles: an exercise on woven patterns”

    Υ. Papadatos and E. Venieris, “The manufacture of Early Cycladic figurines: experimental approaches and archaeological implications”

    J. Day and M. Kobik, “Reconstructing a Minoan pottery kiln from Priniatikos Pyrgos, Crete”

    Ε. Κοnstantinidi, N. Papadimitriou and A. Goumas, “Mycenaean jewellery: investigating questions of technology and craftsmanship”

    E. Maragoudaki, “‘Cutting edge technology’: reconstruction and use of Late Bronze Age woodworking tools”

     

    ASOR 2017

    On 15-18 November 2017 the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR 2017) will take place in Boston, MA. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. M. Crandal, “Field ORA in the Storerooms of Tel Kabri”

    B. Davis, “The Phaistos Disk: A New Way of Viewing the Language behind the Script”

    N. Yahalom-Mack, I. Segal, and I. Finkelstein, “The Complexity of the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean Copper Trade: A View from the Southern Levant”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences (2)

    02 October 2017

    Προϊστορικής Αρχαιολογίας του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας

    On 25 May 2017 a conference entitled Προϊστορικής Αρχαιολογίας του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας: Υλικός πολιτισμός και γνωσιακές λειτουργίες κατά την Πρώιμη Προϊστορία was held in Athens. Further information is available at http://psep-yppo.gr/nea/synedria-imerides/423-synedrio-proistorikis-arxaiologias. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

    Κ. Νάκα, “Εποχικότητα και κατοίκηση στις κοινωνίες των παλαιολιθικών κυνηγών-τροφοσυλλεκτών: Επιλογή ή προσαρμογή;”

    Έ. Σασσάνη, “Μοτίβα κατοίκησης κατά τη Μέση Παλαιολιθική: Το παράδειγμα της Πλαγιάς Αιτωλοακαρνανίας”

    Φ. Ροδίτη, “Foraging Strategies and the Human Mind: Α zooarchaeological approach”

  • September 2017 issue available (2)

    01 September 2017

    The September 2017 issue of Nestor (44.6) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    01 September 2017

    CAA 2018

    On 3 September 2017 proposals for sessions are due for the 46th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2018): Human History and Digital Future, to be held on 19-23 April 2018 in Tübingen, Germany. On 14 October 2017 proposals for workshops are due; on 22 October 2017 proposals are due for papers or posters. Further information is available at http://2018.caaconference.org/.

     

    AAA2017

    On 8 September 2017 abstracts (300 words) are due for the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA2017). Island to Inland: Connections across land and sea, to be held on 6-8 December 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Further information is available at http://aaa2017.conferenceonline.com.au/.

     

    Ashlar

    On 30 September 2017 abstracts (500 words minimum) are due for an international workshop organized by AEGIS (UCLouvain‐INCAL‐CEMA) and the ARC ‘A World in Crisis’ entitled Ashlar. Exploring the Materiality of Cut Stone Masonry in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age, to be held on 8-9 March 2018 in Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the materiality of cut stone masonry in the different regions of the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean, in order to provide data that will lay the foundations for a meaningful discussion on transfer of architectural knowledge; comparative studies or case‐driven investigations of ashlar and orthostat use are invited. Abstracts should be sent to maud.devolder@uclouvain.be.

     

    Gender Transformations in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies

    On 30 September 2017 paper and poster registrations are due for an international workshop entitled Gender Transformations in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, to be held on 8-10 March 2018 in Kiel, Germany. On 31 October 2017 abstracts are due. Further information is available at https://www.sfb1266.uni-kiel.de/de/aktivitaeten/gender-workshop-2018. The sessions will be:

    Tracing Gender Transformations

    Gendering shaping environment

    Gendering fieldwork

     

    PeClA 2017

    On 1 October 2017 abstracts (500 words specifying methodology and the main results for a 20-minute paper or a poster (portrait, paper size 70x100 cm)) are due for the 6th PeClA 2017 International Postgraduate Conference (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology 2017): Resources: Power and Connectivity in the Ancient Mediterranean, to be held on 11-12 December 2017 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to PeCla.conference@ff.cuni.czi; further information is available at http://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/sites/default/files/PeCla%202017%20CFP_FINAL.pdf.

     

    Relational Archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age

    On 15 October 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due from Masters students and PhD candidates for a conference entitled No (e)scape: Towards a Relational Archaeology of Man, Nature, and Thing in the Aegean Bronze Age, to be held on 23-25 March 2018 at Universität Heidelberg. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to scapecon18@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de; further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/No-e-Scape-Heidelberg-118002745496630/.

     

    In Poseidons Realm XXIII

    On 31 October 2017 abstracts (250 words) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XXIII: Waters as a Resource, to be held on 15-18 February 2018 at Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    01 September 2017

    Cycladic Seminar

    The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for autumn 2017. All seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens.

    3 October 2017: A. Vlachopoulos, “The Final Neolithic/Early Cycladic site at Vathy, Astypalaia and its rock art”

    12 December 2017: N. Korou, “From the Bronze to the Early Iron Age in the Cyclades with a focus on pottery and mortuary practices”

    13th International Congress of Thracology

    On 3-7 September 2017 the 13th International Congress of Thracology. Ancient Thrace: Myth and Reality will be held in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. Further information is available at http://www.thracology2017.com/en/index.php. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    L. Burkhardt and B. Horejs, “Selected House-Inventories of the Late Bronze Age (Mining-) Settlement at Ada Tepe – A Preliminary functional interpretation”

    D. Frémondeau, E. Marinova, B. de Cupere, P. Georgiev, I. Hristova, L. Ninov, K. Nikov, and H. Popov, “Bioarchaeological perspectives on subsistence economy and land use during the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age in South-eastern Bulgaria”

    G. Nekhrizov and J. Tzvetkova, “From Bronze to Iron in Thrace”

    H. Popov, E. Marinova, B. de Cupere, and D. Frémondeau, “The Kush Kaya hilltop-settlement: An interdisciplinary attempt to explain the changes and the regularities of the economic model”

    B. Borislavov, “The rock sanctuaries in southern Thrace – traditions, rituals and continuity”

    Z. Dimitrov, “Thracian sanctuary in the region of Angel Voyvoda village, Eastern Rhodopes”

    L. E. Roller, “The Gluhite Kamani LiDAR survey and its implications for our understanding of Thracian cult monuments”

    S. Iliev, E. Marinova, B. de Cupere, D. Frémondeau, and I. Hristova, “Early Iron Age household at the village of Vaskovo, Lyubimets Municipality”

    DIG2017

    On 4-7 September 2017 the 7th Developing International Geoarchaeology Conference (DIG2017) will be held at Newcastle University, UK. Further information is available at https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/dig2017/about/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    R. Kulick, “Approaching Landscape Transformations through Urban Micromorphology at Bronze Age Palaikastro, Crete”

    M. Lorenzon, “Where are the mudbricks? A geoarchaeological analysis of Minoan earthen architecture”

    EMAC2017

    On 6-9 September 2017 the 14th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC2017) will be held in Bordeaux. Further information is available at https://emac2017.sciencesconf.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    A. Dimoula, “Cooking with plants: the role of ceramic ‘baking dishes’ or ‘plateaux’ in prehistoric southeastern Europe”

    P. Quinn, “Agios Petros and the Neolithic Pottery-Making Traditions of the Deserted Islands, Northern Sporades, Greece”

    Z. Tsirtsoni, “Late Neolithic/Chalcolithic ‘black-on-red’ and ‘brown-on cream’ painted pottery production: new evidence from Dikili Tash (Northern Greece)”

    T. Brogan, “Ceramic production, exchange, and consumption at the micro-regional level: the evidence from Prepalatial East Crete”

    M. Kibaroğlu and E. Kozal, “On the Origin of Red Lustrous Wheel-made Ware (RL): Preliminary Results of Chemical, Sr and Nd Isotopic Analysis and Archaeological Interpretation”

    PEBA 2017

    On 15-17 September 2017 a conference entitled Perspectives on Balkan Archaeology (PEBA 2017): Spheres of Interaction - Contacts and Relationships between the Balkans and adjacent regions in the Late Bronze / Iron Age (13/12th – 6/5th BCE) will be held at the Institute of Archaeology Belgrade. Further information is available at http://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/en/node/1083. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Pabst, “Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Central Dalmatia in the sphere of interaction between Carpathian Basin, Apennine Peninsula and Aegean”

    M. Gori and T. Krapf, “Are we all well connected? Challenges and potentiality of Social Network Analysis in exploring interactions in the south-western Balkans during Middle and Late Bronze Age”

    A. Papazovska, “Early Iron Age settlements and their relations with cemeteries in Macedonia – Social, economic and cultural relationships between regions”

    A.-Z. Chemsseddoha, “Connections between the Balkans and the Aegean: the case of the Iron Age burial customs in Northern Greece”

    I. Xydopoulos, “Macedonians east of the Axios River: When, how, why?”

    K. Jankovits, “Contacts between Transdanubia, the Balkans, northern Italy and Greece in the Late Bronze as reflected by protective weaponry”

    U. Matić and F. Franković, “The Sea Peoples and the discourse of balkanism in archaeology of the Late Bronze Age”

    M. Guštin, “The formatting of Early Iron Age elites between the Mediterranean civilisations and Middle Europe”

     

    The Wider Island of Pelops

    On 18-19 September 2017 The Wider Island of Pelops: a workshop on Prehistoric pottery in memory of Professor Christopher Mee will be held at the British School at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.bsa.ac.uk/. The program will be:

    B. Cavanagh and J. Renard, “Tradition, transition and the impact of the new in Neolithic Greece”

    S. Katsarou and A. Darlas, “New evidence on Neolithic burial and occupation practices in the coastal caves of the Mani, Laconia”

    E. Alram-Stern, C. Burke, K. Demakopoulou, and P. Day, “The Final Neolithic and Early Helladic I pottery from Midea in the Argolid: continuity and change”

    J. Crouwel, “Final Neolithic and Early Helladic Laconia: a view from Geraki”

    D. M. Smith, “Coarse labours long continued: undecorated pottery from the 1896-1899 excavations at Phylakopi, Melos”

    I. Tournavitou, “Ritual pyres in Minoan peak sanctuaries: reality and popular myths”

    M. Georgiadis, “The ceramic assemblage from the MB III-LB I sanctuary on Leska top, Kythera”

    A. Papadopoulos, “A contribution to the study of Mycenaean pottery from Cyprus: bringing together the tomb groups from the 1895-1897 British Museum excavations”

    J. Rutter, “Ceramic surprises from LH IIIC Aigeira”

    E. Kardamaki, V. Hachtmann, and A. Vasilogamvrou “Regional diversities or occupational gap? Pottery styles and production during the middle and late palatial phases (LH IIIA2-LH IIIB2) at Ayios Vasileios in comparison with those of the Argolid”

    ESHE 2017 

    On 21-23 September 2017 the 7th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE 2017) will be held in Leiden. Further information is available at http://www.eshe.eu/meetings. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    K. Harvati, “Marathousa 1: New Lower Paleolithic elephant butchering site from the Megalopolis basin, Greece”

    D. Giusti, “Beyond maps: Patterns of formation processes at the Middle Pleistocene open-air site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis Basin, Greece”

    G. Konidaris, “The Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) antiquus skeleton and other large mammals from the Lower Palaeolithic locality Marathousa 1 (Megalopolis Basin, Greece): preliminary results”

    V. Tourloukis, “The lithic assemblage and bone tools from the Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece: first results”

     

    Brandbestattungen in Europa

    On 12-14 October 2017 an international meeting entitled Brandbestattungen in Europa vom 2. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis in das 4. Jahrhundert n. Chr. - Archäologie und Anthropologischer Befund will be held by the ArchaeolBioCenter at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München. Further information is available at http://www.archaeobiocenter.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/brandbestattungen/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    S. Gimatzidis and A. Lagia, “Cremations in northern Greece and the central Balkans: mortuary ideology and social practice in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age”

     

    Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology

    On 20-24 October 2017 a conference entitled Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology: Under the Mediterranean will be held in Nicosia. Further information is available at https://ucy.ac.cy/underthemediterranean/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

    J. D. Muhly, “Cyprus and Mediterranean trade in copper oxhide ingots”

    N. Galanidou, D. Sakellariou, A. Zavitsanou, and G. Rousakis, “Exploring the submerged prehistoric landscapes of the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago, Greece”

    D. Sakellariou, F. S. Anselmetti, J. Beck, D. Koutsoumba, A. Zavitsanou, M. Surdez, I. Panagiotopoulos, and I. Morfis, “Late Pleistocene to Holocene submerged shorelines and landscapes off Franchthi Cave, Greece”

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