Editor: Carol R. Hershenson | Assistant Editor: Christine Wong | 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.


  • October 2018 issue available

    02 October 2018

    The October 2018 issue of Nestor (44.6) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    02 October 2018

    In Poseidon’s Realm XXIV

    On 31 October 2018 abstracts (250 words, including 2 images) are due for the conference In Poseidon’s Realm XXIV. Contact Zones: Archaeology between Water and Land Coasts, Lake and River Shores, to be held on 10-14 April 2019 in Bodrum, Turkey. Further information is available at


    17th ATINER

    On 5 November 2018 abstracts are due for the 17th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern, to be held in Athens on 3-6 June 2019. On 6 May 2019 full papers are due. Further information is available at


    EAA AM 2019

    On 8 November 2018 proposals for sessions are due for the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2019): Beyond Paradigms, to be held in Bern on 4-7 September 2019. From 19 December 2018 until 14 February 2019 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 24 April 2019 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:
    • Archaeological theory and methods beyond paradigms
    • Interpreting the archaeological record: artefacts, humans, and landscapes
    • Archaeology of mountainous landscapes
    • Digital archaeology, science and multidisciplinarity: new methods, new challenges
    • Archaeological heritage and museum management: future chances, future risks
    • Global change and archaeology


    EMAC 2019

    On 15 January 2019 abstracts (250-300 words) are due for the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC 2019), to be held on 16-18 September in Barcelona. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    02 October 2018

    Minoan Seminar

    The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2018-2019. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at
    12 October 2018: Α. Μπάνου, “Διασχίζοντας το Αιγαίο στα μέσα της 2ης π.Χ. χιλιετίας: Το μινωικό ιερό κορυφής στον Άγιο Γεώργιο στο Βουνό Κυθήρων (2011-2015)”
    30 November 2018: T. Strasser, “The Apshendou Cave Petroglyphs: A Stone Palimpsest from Ice Age Crete”
    22 February 2019: M. Eaby, “Creating new identities in Late Minoan IIIC East Crete: the case of House A.2 at Chalasmenos, Ierapetra”
    31 May 2019: C. Langohr and I. Mathioudaki, “Comparing ceramic data – proposing synchronisms: Neopalatial pottery sequences from Malia (Quartier Pi) and Sissi and their relation to other Minoan sites”


    Mycenaean Seminars

    The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2018-2019, 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
    17 October 2018: I. Caloi, “Renovating the First Palace of Phaistos during the Middle Minoan IIA (18th cent. BC). Combining architectural and ceramic phases”
    14 November 2018 (Room G11-12): C. Wiersma, “The Ayios Vasilios Survey Project. Preliminary Results”
    5 December 2018: C. Knappett, “Palatial Palaikastro? Recent work at a Minoan coastal town in east Crete”
    16 January 2019: L. Nixon, “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going: Resource Packages and Landscape Management in Sphakia, SW, Crete”
    13 February 2019: J. Day, “Earth, Air, Fire and Water: An Experimental Approach to Early Minoan Ceramic Production”
    13 March 2019 (room 349): M. Del Freo, “Observations on ta-ra-si-ja production”
    5 June 2019, 5:00 PM: V. Watrous, “Recent Excavations at Gournia, Crete: New Archaeological Finds and Cultural Perspectives” (The Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture)


    ΙΖ’ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής

    On 3-7 October 2018 the ΙΖ’ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής will be held in Markopoulo, Attica. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Μ. Νάζου, “Η Πρωτοελλαδική ΙΙΙ, Μεσοελλαδική και Υστεροελλαδική Κεραμική από τη Μεταλλευτική Στοά 3 στο Θορικό”
    Ε. Νικολόπουλος, “Εγκατάσταση της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού στο Πικέρμι”
    Α.-Μ. Ρωμανίδου, “Εγκατάσταση Μέσης Εποχής του Χαλκού στην Κάντζα Παλλήνης: Η ΜΕ Ταφή και τα Ευρήματα από τους Λάκκους Πέριξ Αυτής”
    Ό. Κακαβογιάννη and Ε. Κακαβογιάννης, “Στοιχεία Περί των Μεταλλείων του Λαυρείου κατά τους Προϊστορικούς Χρόνους”


    5th ARCH_RNT

    On 4-5 October 2018 the 5th ARCH_RNT: Archaeological Research and New Technologies Symposium will be held in Kalamata. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    I. Baziotis, S. Xydous, S. Manimanaki, and I. Liritzis, “Preliminary Electron Microprobe results on new excavated ceramic fabric from Kastrouli Late Helladic site”
    K. Davri, Y. Facorellis, G. Mastrotheodoros, and A. Sampson, “The SEM/EDX and XRF non-destructive analysis of thirty Neolithic beads from the Sarakenos Cave, Boeotia”
    E. Stathopoulou, E. Margariti, and M. Mallouchou, “The study of microbial activity in fossil bone through Scanning Electron Microscopy: Examples from Greece and Cyprus”
    V. Xanthopoulou, I. Iliopoulos, and I. Liritzis, “Characterisation of the ceramic technology of a late Helladic ceramic assemblage from Kastrouli Settlement, Delphi (Central Greece) by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy”
    E. Stathopoulou, E. Margariti, and M. Mallouchou, “Identifying oxide staining in ?black bones? from archaeological and palaeontological contexts through SEM-EDS: The case study of Dispilio, Greece”


    Aegean Lecture

    On 5 October 2019 L. Sørensen will deliver an Aegean Lecture at the Swedish Institute at Athens entitled “Jade axes in the Aegean and Anatolia. The emergence of a new network.” Further information is available at


    New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    On 12 October 2019 A. Agelarakis will deliver a lecture to the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York entitled “Bio-archaeological Evidence of Intra-group Dynamics and Incipient Social Stratification in Neolithic Aposelemis, Crete.” Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. at Further information is available at


    Unlocking Sacred Landscapes II

    On 19-21 October 2018 a conference entitled Unlocking Sacred Landscapes II: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space will be held in Rethymnon, Crete. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    L. Tyree, P. Dare, F. McCoy, A. Stamos, and J. Frey, “3D digital rendering of the Cretan underworld: Skoteino Cave”
    S. Déderix, “Patterns of visibility, intervisibility and invisibility at Bronze Age Apesokari (Crete)”
    K. Efkleidou, “Exploring the location of Mycenaean chamber tombs in the Argolid (Greece)”
    M. Iacovou, “Unlocking the landscape context of the sanctuary of the Cypriot goddess at Palaepaphos”
    U. Günkel-Maschek, “The potential of concept mapping in the reconstruction of Late Minoan I ritual spaces: the ‘Dancing Lady’ from the palace at Knossos”
    S. Chatzitoulousis, V. Vlasidis, A. Sarris, K. Efkleidou, E. Kotjabopoulou, N. Papadopoulos, N. Argyriou, J. Donati, M. Manataki, and P. Trapero-Fernandez, “The transformations of a place and the recording of memory in space: the case of the cultural landscape of Idomeni, Kilkis, northern Greece”


    Synchronizing the Destructions of the Mycenaean Palaces

    On 8-9 November 2018 a conference entitled Synchronizing the Destructions of the Mycenaean Palaces will be held in Vienna. Further information is available at The program will be:
    J. Maran, “The Demise of the Mycenaean Palaces: The Need for an Interpretative Reset”
    A. Vassilogamvrou, E. Kardamaki, and N. Karadimas, “The Destruction at the Palace of Ayios Vasileios and Its Synchronisms”
    V. Hachtmann, S. Voutsaki, “The Ayios Vasilios North Cemetery in the Palatial Period”
    S. Wirghova, “Turning points in the history of the northern tip of the Lower Citadel, Tiryns (ceramic study)”
    K. Shelton, “On Shaky Ground: Petsas House and Destruction at Mycenae in LH IIIA 2”
    S. Vitale, S. Stocker, J. Davis, “The Destructions of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos and Its Predecessor as a Methodological Case Study”
    C. Shelmerdine, “Pottery and Stratigraphy at Iklaina in the 14th–13th Centuries B.C.”
    E. Andrikou, “Kadmeia, Thebes: the Pottery from a Storeroom Destructed at the End of the Myceanaean Palatial Period”
    M. Andreadaki-Vlasaki, TBA
    J. Rutter, “Regionalism and Stylistic Stasis in LM IIIA2–B Pottery: Correlations and Comparisons with Mycenaean Palatial Ceramic Sequences”
    R. Jung, “Synchronizing Palace Destructions in the Eastern Mediterranean”



    On 14-16 November 2018 an international postgraduate conference in the Prehistory and Protohistory of Mediterranean Islands entitled ISLANds in DIAlogue (ISLANDIA) will be held at the Università degli Studi di Torino. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Templer, “Pre-Neolithic evidence for human visits or settlements on Mediterranean Islands”
    P. Tzovaras, “Cultural ‘koinae’ and maritime networks in the 4th millennium Aegean and its adjacent coastland: Mapping the distribution of the material culture and sites’ intervisibility through ArcGis”
    A. Querci, “‘The wind filled the belly of the sail’. A reassessment of the so called ‘Western String’ route”
    P. Kaplanis, “Late Bronze Age harbors in Eastern Mediterranean”
    S. Menelaou, “Patterns of insularity, connectivity, and ceramic interaction between Early Bronze Age Samos, the southeast Aegean, and western Anatolia”
    C. Nuttal, “Backs to the Sea? Insularity and the ‘international spirit’: the rejection of seascapes in the EB II Aegean?”
    A. Vratsalis-Pantelaios, “Same sea, different waves? A contextual approach of monumentality in the islands of Mediterranean, 4th-2nd Millennium BC”
    P. Vlachou, “The dispersal of comb ware pottery in the Aegean and West Mediterranean coasts in the transitional FN-EBA period. Issues of origin and circulation in a dynamic cultural perspective”
    L. Mazzotta, “Late Bronze Age Cypriot ceramics in Eastern Mediterranean – Selection and circulation”
    J. Tracz, “Social impact of Rhodian imitations of Cypriot pottery in Late Bronze Age”
    D. Kofeli, C. Henkel, K. Tsirtsi, D. Redamante, and E. Margaritis, “The agriculture of the Early Bronze Age Aegean. Keros as a case study of archaeobotanical research”
    M. R. Pitone, “Reconstructing the Earliest Metallurgy of Cyprus: experimental copper smelting at Pyrgos-Mavroraki”
    K. Spathmann, “The last Cypriot ware in Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. Difficulties and possibilities Proto-White-Painted Ware can offer for ‘Dark Age’ Exchange Systems”
    C. Vonhoff, “The silver studded sword from Cyprus, Tamassos T. 12 (CA II), in the Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum Collection – Iron Age Reflections of LBA hero burials?”


    The Connected Past

    On 6-7 December 2018 a conference entitled The Connected Past 2018 will be held at the University of Oxford. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    P. Gheorghiade, H. Price, C. Knappett, R. Rivers, and T. Evans, “Recalibrating the Digital Humanities for Archaeology: The Mycenaean Aegean”
    A. Mol and D. Lukas, “Diachronic Entanglements at Çatalhöyük: Tacit knowledge and data-scaffolding of person-thing network”
    M. Trognitz, “Network of Motifs – Applying Network Analysis on Multi-Sided Aegean Seals”

  • September 2018 issue available

    04 September 2018

    The September 2018 issue of Nestor (45.6) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    04 September 2018



    On 30 September 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 12th International Workshop of the Association for Written Language and Literacy (AWLL12) Diversity of writing systems: embracing multiple perspectives, to be held on 26-28 March 2019 at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Further information is available at Key issues to be addressed include:
    What fundamental principles underlie the structure and function of the world’s historical and contemporary writing systems? Is a single unified typology of writing systems possible or are separate taxonomies preferable?
    What linguistic and psychological processes are at work in the adaptation of one writing system to another? How are these affected by the cultural and social context of the adaptation?
    What linguistic, psychological, cultural and social, and technological factors bring about diversity within writing systems? How do such factors influence literacy acquisition and shape the use of writing?
    How can studying the development of historical writing systems enhance our understanding of contemporary writing systems? How can contemporary research on reading and writing contribute to the study of historical writing systems?
    How are the world’s writing systems likely to develop in the future? What principles should guide orthography development for as yet unwritten languages?


    PeClA 2018

    On 1 October 2018 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 7th International Postgraduate Conference PeClA 2018 (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology). Pólemos – Bellum: Archaeology of Conflict in the Antiquity, to be held on 6-7 December 2018 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


    CAA 2019

    On 10 October 2018 proposals are due for papers or posters at the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2019): Check Object Integrity, to be held on 23-27 April 2019 in Kraków. On 25 November 2018 proposals are due for workshops. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    04 September 2018


    Cycladic Seminar

    The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for autumn 2018. All seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens.
    9 October 2018: M. Georgakopoulou, “Production and Circulation of Metals in the Early Cycladic Period: New Evidence from Kavos Dhaskalio and the Western Cyclades”
    11 December 2018: Z. Papadopoulou, “Antiparos: From the Early Cycladic Cemeteries to the Minoanising Middle Cycladic-Late Cycladic I Site at Agriokastro”


    ICAZ 2018

    On 2-7 September 2018 the 13th International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) International Conference will be held at the Cultural and Convention Center, Ankara, Turkey. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    “Zooarcheological contributions to the study of the Çatalhöyük figurines: Choice and modification of horse phalanges”
    “Call of the wild? Animal teeth as ornaments in Neolithic Anatolia”
    “The odd bone out? Exploring the zigzag motif on bone tools from prehistoric western Anatolia and beyond”
    “No seafood and no beef: Food taboos in the Cyprus Neolithic”
    “Animal bones in the soot: the zooarchaeology of Neolithic western Macedonia”
    “The human-suid relations in Early Neolithic Europe: A case study of the Bulgarian site Dzuljunica-Smardeš”
    “Methodologic and Terminologic Problems of Worked Bone Researches in Turkey – Aşağı Pınar as a case study”
    “Bone Spoons: A case of Barcın Höyük in North-Western Turkey”
    “New numerous finds of Dama dama (L.) from the Neolithic of Bulgaria support the hypothesis of the autochthonous origin of the early Holocene Balkan population of the fallow deer”
    “Domesticatory Practices in Early Caprine Herding: Çatalhöyük and Mehrgarh”
    “Ancient mtDNA analyses of sheep domestication process on the way from its domestication center in Southeast Anatolia to West Anatolia”


    EAA AM 2018

    On 5-8 September 2018 the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2018) will be held in Barcelona. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Siennicka, “Between Europe and the Near East: Balance Weights and Weighing in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    A. Hart, “Cultural Exchange in Iron Age Thrace: An Analysis of External Influences through Transformations in Ceramic Manufacturing”
    D. Pullen, “The Ports of Mycenae: Kalamianos and Korakou in the LBA Mediterranean”
    B. Proulx and P. Day, “Material and Human Mobility: The Diverse Ceramic Worlds of Teichos Dymaion, Achaia, Greece”
    I. Tzonou-Herbst, “Korakou, Emporium and Entrepôt of Mycenaean Corinth”
    D. Forsyth, “Ramifications Due to Diachronic Changes in Aegean Trade Routes in the Bronze and Iron Ages”
    J. Muñoz Sogas, “Temples: The Shopping Centres of Ancient Ports”
    V. Antoniadis, “Early Iron Age Phoenician Commercial Patterns in Hellenistic Delos? A Comparative Study of Overseas Establishments”
    C. M. Mauro, “Instilling Knowledges: Consequences of the Early Iron Age Maritime Contacts on Archaic Greek Harbour Architecture”
    A. Denker and H. Oniz, “Virtual Reconstruction of an Ancient Shipyard on Turkey’s Dana Island”
    M. Artzy, “Tell Abu Hawam’s Function in the Late Bronze II: Convergence of Terrestrial and Maritime Routes”
    J. Martin Garcia, W. Atrash, and M. Artzy, “Tel Risim, an Indicator of Agricultural Goods Shipped from the Jezreel Valley to the Hittites during the Late Bronze Age”
    P. Ramirez Valiente, “Inscribed Stirrup Jars and Their Role in Mycenaean Trade Network”
    C. Marangou, “The Rock-Cut Site on Myrina Kastro: Natural-cum-Artificial Scenery and Incarnate Artefacts”
    G. Naumov, “Domestication of Human Body: The Embodiment of Neolithic Household in the Balkans”
    D. Gheorghiu, “Anthropomorphism: A Cognitive Model for the South Eastern Europe Chalcolithic”
    P. Ladegaard-Pedersen, K. Frei, and K. Kristiansen, “Constructing Strontium Isoscapes in Cyprus Using Soil, Water and Plant Samples”
    W. Jeneralek, “Interdisciplinary Research on Gold Mining at Amalara in Northern Greece and Its European Context”
    J. Clarke and A. Wasse, “From Whence We Came: The Cypriot Round House Phenomenon and Its Longterm Relationship with the Northern Levant”
    I. Voskos, “Food-Production Versus Food-Gathering: Economic Flexibility as a Diachronic Strategy to Survival in Neolithic/Chalcolithic Cyprus”
    J. Clarke, “Underground ‘Dwelling’ in Late-5th And Early-4th Millennia BC, Cyprus”
    D. Kloukinas, “The Pit-Dwelling Conundrum in Neolithic Greece: Alternative Lifeways or Just Alternative House Forms?”
    P. Tsilogianni, S. Papadopoulou, R. Veropoulidou, N. Orova, and G. Kazantzis, “The Unknown Chalcolithic Era in Northern Greece: A Case-Study from Methoni, Central Macedonia”
    M. Ivanova, “Lifeways and Foodways in the Balkan Neolithic”
    T. Bekiaris, D. Chondrou, I. Ninou, and S. M. Valamoti, “Investigating the Contexts of Food Grinding Practices and Tools in the Neolithic of Southeastern Europe”
    A. Stroulia, “Tracing Regional Variation among Aegean Neolithic Celt Assemblages”
    O. Kakavakis and A. Stroulia, “Between Lithics and Macrolithics: Flakes and Flaked Stones of Limestone and Gabbro from Varemeni Goulon, Northern Greece”
    E. Govier, “Material Expressions of Local Level Solidarities and Conflicts in Egalitarian Lifeways at Çatalhöyük”
    A. Charalambous, “A Compositional Study of Cypriot Copper Alloy Artefacts Dating to the Middle Bronze Age Using Portable XRF Spectroscopy”
    F. Iacono, “Social Networks during the Late Bronze Age at the Gates of Europe”
    G. Recchia and A. Cazzella, “Networking across the Adriatic in Later Prehistory: Understanding Changing Modes and Purposes of Long-Term Cross-Cultural Interactions”
    O. C. Aslaksen, “A GIS-Based Approach to Maritime Mobility and Control along the Ionian and Adriatic Coasts in the Bronze- and Iron Age”
    E. Agolli, “Rethinking Networks through the Kinship Dynamics in Late Prehistoric Southern Illyria”
    I. Rom, “Exchanging Ideas: The Social Implications of Networks of Interaction in the Adriatic and Ionian Regions”
    J. Niebieszczanski, I. Hildebrandt-Radke, K. Vouvalidis, G. Syrides, J. Czebreszuk, S. Andreou, Stylianos, and M. Pappa, “Geoarchaeological Investigation of Tell Site Nea Raedestos Toumba in Anthemous Valley (Northern Greece): Landscape Changes on an Alluvial Plain”
    A. Glais, L. Lespez, J.-A. Lopez-Saez, P. Darcque, Z. Tsirtsoni, and D. Malamidou, “How Geoarchaeological and Multiscalar Approach Provides New Insight about Rapid-Climate Changes and Social Dynamics Consequences onto Mediterranean Landscapes during BA”
    M. Amadio, “From Deposit to Social Practices: Integrated Micromorphological Analysis of Floor Sequences at Middle Bronze Age Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou, Cyprus”
    G. Ayala, A. Bogaard, E. Hatzaki, and J. Pouncett, “Urban Neighbourhoods at Bronze Age Knossos: Geoarchaeological Investigations of the Knossos Gypsades Project”
    B. Whitford, “The Balkan Neolithic: Ecological Niche Modeling and Exploring the Role of Intermediary Climate Zones as Stimulators of Adaptation and Transmission”
    N. Mazzucco, J. F. Gibaja, J. Conolly, G. Naumov, and L. Fidanoski, “The Spread of Crop Harvesting Technologies in the Mediterranean: A View from the Southern Balkans”
    E. Weiberg, R. Hughes, M. Finné, A. Bonnier, and J. Kaplan, “Assessing Ancient Land Use on the Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece”
    R. Timonen and V. Klinkenberg, “Feeding the Masses: Environmental Resources and Agricultural Potential in the Argive Plain, Greece”
    J. J. García-Granero, E. Hatzaki, E. Tsafou, M. Cárdenas, G. Ayala, and A. Bogaard, “Exploring Foodways in a Late Minoan Knossian ‘Neighbourhood’ (Gypsades, Crete) through Microbotanical Analyses”
    R. Hagan, C. Knüsel, S. Haddow, C. Larsen, C. Trachsel, Christian, J. Grossmann, I. Hodder, and C. Warinner, “Proteomic Evidence of Early Dairying at the Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük, Anatolia”
    A. M. Buyukkarakaya and M. Godon, “Handling Body Parts: Treatments to the Dead in Central Anatolian Neolithic Communities”
    K. Harabasz, “Seasonal Burials as a Case of Neolithic Body Manipulation in Anatolia”
    B. Milic, A. Timpson, B. Horejs, and M. G. Thomas, “Modelling the Spread of Lithic Technologies in Western Anatolia and Aegean during the Neolithic - Archaeological Background and Data Processing Methods”
    D. Pullen, D. Nakassis, and L. Rahmstorf, “Merchants, Markets, and Exchange in the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Mediterranean”
    L. Rahmstorf, “Merchants in the Archaeological Record of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Mediterranean and Beyond”
    S. Murray, “ Merchants, Cultural Boundaries, and Orderly Exchange in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages”
    M. Siennicka, “Merchants and Balance Weights on Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    R. Schon, “Communities of Practice and the Development of Bronze Age Weighing”
    C. Pratt, “Trading across the Divide: Surplus Commodity Exchange and the Role of Merchants in the Postpalatial Era”
    M. Galaty, “Modeling the Mycenaean Trade in Ceramics: Comparing Albania, Italy, and the Levant”
    P. Day and W. Gilstrap, “The Everyday Movement of Pottery in the LBA Saronic Gulf: A Window on Long Term Patterns of Production and Exchange?”
    B. Lis, “From Merchants (?) to Migrants - Aeginetan Potters in the Euboean Gulf”
    O. Denk, “A Cult Cave for Dionysus and the Nymphs”
    D. Guilbeau, “Distribution Mechanisms of Obsidian in Aegean from the Initial Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (6800-2200 Cal BC)”
    B. Milic, “Obsidian as a Trigger for Specialised Blade Production in the Neolithic of Western Anatolia and Adjacent Regions”
    S. Doyle, “From Functional to Symbolic: Obsidian Procurement, Production, Consumption, and Deposition Practices at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
    A. Vinet, “The Early Chalcolithic Obsidian Points from Central Anatolia”
    M. Milic, “Obsidian as a Social Object? Understanding ‘Unusual’ Obsidian Artefacts in the Aegean Neolithic”
    C. Bahyrycz, “Mycenaean and Incised/Encrusted Pottery on the Crossroads of Aegean and Balkans in the Late Bronze Age”
    K. Kay, “The Baby in the Brick: Death, Construction and Magic at Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
    L. Tittl, “Elemental Magic in Minoan Crete”
    E. Rosenstock and W. Schier, “Tell from Data: Large-Sample Approaches to Prehistoric Settlement Layer Buildup in the Near East and Europe”
    A. Krahtopoulou, H. Orengo, C. Frederick, A. Dimoula, N. Saridaki, A. Garcia, and S. Kyrillidou, “Re-Discovering the Neolithic Landscapes of Western Thessaly, Central Greece”
    D. Kloukinas, “Tracing the Workings of Building Technology on the Micro-Regional Level: The Case of Kastoria in NW Greece”
    P. Mylona, J. Wattez, P. Wils, and J.-D. Vigne, “Exploring New Methods on Space Analysis of Earthen Neolithic Architecture: The Case Study of Klimonas on Cyprus”
    S. Kaltsogianni, “Constructing Relationships among Places and People: Contributing Information on a Prehistoric Landscape”
    K. Sarri, “Illustrating Fabrics and Dress in the Aegean Neolithic”
    A. Ulanowska, “Textile Production in Aegean Glyptic. On Interpreting Small-Scale Representations on Seals and Sealings from Bronze Age Greece”
    R. Pierini, “What Did a ‘Carpet’ Look Like? Mycenaean te-pa and Its Representations”
    T. Boloti, “Cloth or Clothing? Problems of Ambiguity in Aegean Late Bronze Age Religious Iconography”
    G. Naumov, “Tells in Wetlands: Reconsideration of Landscapes and Networks in the Neolithic Balkans”
    A. U. Türkcan, “Transformations of Animal Symbolism in Anatolia during Neolithic Period”
    E. Voulgari, “Neolithic Vessels with Animal Characteristics: Modifications of Material Corporeal Sings, Negotiations of Clay Bodyscapes”
    T. Strasser, S. Murray, A. Geer, L. Ruprecht, and C. Kolb, “An Eyewitness Account of Ice Age Deer on Crete: The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs”
    H. Whittaker, “Horns And Axes”
    S. Zimmermann-Kuoni, “Comadreja, Comadrona (‘Weasel’, ‘Midwife’): Votive Weasels as Likely Indicators of a Female Healing Tradition in Minoan Crete”
    M. Pareja, “The Minoan Monkey: Offspring of the Near East?”
    L. Alberti and G. Bello, “How Many Tentacles? Octo-Pus and X-Pus in Greek Bronze Age: A New Archaeo-Zoological Approach”
    K. Zeman-Wisniewska, “Bird-Shaped Vessels of Bronze Age Cyprus as Three-Dimensional Objects”
    A. Lekka, “Animal Figures on 12th C. BC Pictorial Pottery from Cyprus”
    G. Papantoniou and A. Depalmas, “Cyprus and Sardinia at the Transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age: A Sacred Landscapes Approach”
    N. Abell, “An Island Archaeology of the Middle and Late Bronze Age Cyclades?”
    L. Bejko, “Burial and Society in the 8th Century B.C.E. in Albania”
    D. Nenova, “Zooming into Thrace: Modelling Spatial Diversity and Regional Mobility during the Second Millennium BC.”
    A. Simmons, “Off in the Hills: Early Neolithic Trade Networks in Cyprus and the Curious Case of Ais Giorkis”
    C. McCartney, V. Kassianidou, and T. Moutsiou, “Colourful Networks: Pigments as a Commodity Binding Early Neolithic Communities Together in the Eastern Mediterranean Seascape”
    T. Moutsiou and V. Kassianidou, “Exotics and Social Interactions in Terminal Pleistocene – Early Holocene Cyprus”
    S. Haddow, E. Schotsmans, M. Milella, M. Pilloud, and C. Knüsel, “A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Identifying Delayed Burials at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey: Initial Results”
    K. Lorentz, “Manipulating Bodies in Prehistoric to Proto-Historic Cyprus: From the Earliest Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age”
    H. Lee, E. Nikita, and P. Christofi, “Island at a Crossroads: First Steps towards a Biosocial Investigation of Late Bronze Age Cypriot Attitudes towards Death”
    M. Chylenski, “Reconstructing Kinship Patterns in Neolithic Societies. The Case of Çatalhöyük”
    J. Daujat, A. Hulme-Beaman, A. Valenzuela, A. Evin, and N. Sykes, “Always on the Wild Side of Life? Fallow Deer on Mediterranean Islands”
    J. Driessen and A. Vanzetti, “Communication Uneven - An Introduction to the Topic”
    J. Coenaerts, M. Samaes, and K. Nys, “Transforming the Landscape: Evidence for Increasing Globalisation in the Tremithos Valley (South-East Cyprus) during the Second Millennium BC”
    C. Ichim, “Minoanisation and Mycenaeanisation through the Mortuary Lens”
    P. Zeman, “Urbanization in the Mycenaean Culture: Foreign Influences or Indigenous Development?”
    M. Pucci, “Late Bronze Age Resistance and Iron Age Acceptance of Mycenaean Influences in Northern Levant: Chatal Höyük in the Amuq (Turkey)”
    C. Hale, “Pots And Politics? Expressing Status Using the External and the Local in a Shifting Socio-Economic Environment”
    A. Vanzetti, M. A. Castagna, and S. Marino, “Southern Italy in the LBA Mediterranean Network: Adoption and Resistance”
    J. Driessen, “A Shared Mediterranean? Some Observations on an Archaeology of Resistance”
    A. Simmons, “Hippos and Farmers - Pre and Early Neolithic Island Voyagers in the Mediterranean and a Reassessment of the ‘Island Laboratory’”
    A. Livarda, H. A. Orengo, S. Riera Mora, N. Cañellas-Boltà, R. Veropoulidou, V. Tzevelekidi, L. Picornell-Gelabert, C. Tsoraki, M. Marlasca and C. Knappett, “Re-Thinking Minoan Resource Management: Palaikastro, Crete, in Context”
    C. McCartney, “Not Only Land for Farmers: Integrating Environmental and Socialcultural Approaches at the Late PPNA Site of Ayia Varvara Asprokremnos, Cyprus”
    E. Tsafou, “Approaching Function and Use of Minoan (Bronze Age Crete) Utilitarian Vessels. An Interdisciplinary Study”
    L.-M. Shillito, H. Mackay, A. Namdeo, and S. Haddow, “Multiproxy Investigations at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey”
    M. Relaki and C. Tsoraki, “Fragmented Belongings: Material Culture and Place-Making in Bronze Age Crete”
    M. Schlaman, “Constructing Sacred Landscapes in Greece”
    K. Kay, “On the Insistence of Old Walls at Çatalhöyük, 7000 BCE - 2017 CE”
    M. Andonova, “In Search for Prehistoric Baskets: Mat/Basketry Impressions on Pottery from Neolithic Bulgaria and Greece”
    A. Dakouri-Hild and K. Demakopoulou, “Craft as Embodied Gaze: Craftsmanship in Late Bronze Age Thebes”
    A. Chourmouziadi, “Without the Burden of Classical Folds. Prehistoric Figurines in Greek Archaeological Museums”
    C. Mazzucato, “Socio-Material Archaeological Networks at Çatalhöyük: Challenges and Opportunities”
    A. Duray, “Archival Contexts and Context through Archives: The Case of the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Transition in Greece”
    V. Tsoumari, J. Ahola, G. Alyasin, and K. Gierow, “Documenting Collections of the Past, Creating Heritage for the Future: The Case of Sinda, Cyprus”
    E. Monahan, “Powerful Centers of Change: Cypriot Fortresses in the Transition to the Late Bronze Age”
    E. Angliker, “Rock Art of the Cyclades: An Overview”
    A. Palavestra, “Two Collections and Two Greek Obsessions”
    K. Dudlik, “The Agamemnon Mask – The Great History Transformed to the Contemporary World”
    D. Tarkan, “More Than a Pot Sherd: Neolithic Çatalhöyük”
    T. Claeys, “The Sissi Archaeological Conservation Program (Crete) – Towards a Digital Tool for a Stronger Synergy between Archaeology, Preservation and Presentation”
    A. Hart, “Ceramics in Iron Age Thrace: An Overview of Traditional and Innovative Approaches in Interaction Studies”
    B. Dimova, “Thracian-Greek Interactions: Post-Colonial Perspectives on Aegean Imports in the Balkans”
    K. Dudlik, “The Early Mycenaean Iconography of Power – The Metal Vessels and Its Socio-Political Context”
    S. Souvatzi, “Spatialised Experiences and Social Imaginaries: Neolithic Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean”
    A. N. Bilgen, “Seyitömer Höyük Rescue Excavation Project”


    ICOM-CIDOC 2018

    On 29 September-4 October 2018 the International Council of Museums Committee for Documentation Conference 2018 (ICOM-CIDOC 2018) will be held in Heraklion, Crete. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Figuera, “Standardization and Fuzzy Method as Preservation of Referred Sources: The Case of Small Finds from Phaistos and Ayia Triada (Crete)”
    E. Apostolaki, “Aside documentation. Objects/ symbols of Cretan prehistory on display”
    C. Mitsopoulou and O. Polychronopoulou, “Creation, diffusion, perception and reevaluation of archaeological knowledge: the case of the Gilliéron artists”
    E. Theou and K. Kopaka, “‘Gavdos: The House’. A theatre/archaeology narrative and pieces of knowledge of diachronic home life”
    E. Papadaki and P. Stefanaki, “An interdisciplinary analytical approach to the iconographic examination of Minoan frescoes. The so-called ‘fresco of Goddess’ of Aghia Triada as a case study”
    E. Makrygiorgou, “In pursuit of Ariadne: following the thread of artefact curation at the Stratigraphical Museum at Knossos”
    A. Troullinou and E. Theou, “Conservation work of the ceramic finds from the island of Gavdos”


    Το ειδωλιο στον βορειοελλαδικο χωρο

    On 11-13 October 2018 an international symposium entitled Το ειδώλιο στον βορειοελλαδικό χώρο από την προϊστορία έως τους ρωμαϊκούς χρόνους will be held at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Ν. Ευστρατίου, “‘Πολεμώντας ανεμόμυλους’: αντιμετωπίζοντας τα νεολιθικά ειδώλια (εισαγωγική ανακοίνωση)”
    Χ. Μαραγκού, “Πέρα και γύρω από τον άνθρωπο - ειδώλια άλλων: μικρογραφίες του φυσικού και τεχνητού περιβάλλοντος (νεολιθική περίοδος – πρώιμη χαλκοκρατία)”
    Σ. Νανόγλου, “Τυπολατρείες”
    Δ. Κοκκινίδου, “Τα ειδώλια της ‘θεάς’: νεολιθικές απεικονίσεις, σύγχρονες αλληγορίες”
    Π. Χρυσοστόμου, “Η νεολιθική ειδωλοπλαστική στους υδάτινους κόσμους των λεκανών του Αμυνταίου και των Γιαννιτσών: τα τυπολογικά και μορφολογικά χαρακτηριστικά των ειδωλίων, τα ανασκαφικά συμφραζόμενα και η προσπάθεια ερμηνείας της χρήσης και της λειτουργίας τους στον κοινωνικό τους χώρο”
    Ο. Μεταξάς and Γ. Στρατούλη, “Προσεγγίσεις του αναπαραστατικού μικρόκοσμου του νεολιθικού οικισμού Αυγής Καστοριάς”
    Α. Χονδρογιάννη-Μετόκη, “Η ανθρωπόμορφη νεολιθική ειδωλοπλαστική στις κοιλάδες της Κίτρινης Λίμνης και του μέσου ρου του Αλιάκμονα, στην Κοζάνη: προκαταρκτική συγκριτική μελέτη”
    Ν. Μερούσης and Ε. Στεφανή, “Νεολιθικά ανθρωπόμορφα και ζωόμορφα ειδώλια από την τούμπα στον Πολυπλάτανο Ημαθίας”
    Σ. Χατζητουλούσης, “Αινίγματα από πηλό φυλαγμένα σε προθήκη: τα νεολιθικά πήλινα ανθρωπόμορφα ειδώλια από την περιοχή του Πεδινού στο Κιλκίς”
    Α. Δημουλά and Ζ. Καΐκα, “Νεολιθικά ειδώλια από την ανατολική Μακεδονία στο Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Θεσσαλονίκης”
    Μ. Βάλλα, Δ. Μαλαμίδου, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, P. Darcque, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Μικρογραφικές αναπαραστάσεις ανθρώπων και ζώων σε νεολιθικά νοικοκυριά: η περίπτωση του τομέα 6 στο Ντικιλί Τας”
    Μ. Βάλλα, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, and Ι. Ασλάνης, “Ανθρωπόμορφες και ζωόμορφες αναπαραστάσεις από τον νεολιθικό οικισμό Προμαχών–Topolnica: μία πρώτη παρουσίαση των ευρημάτων του ελληνικού τομέα”
    Χ. Τσαγκούλη, “Προϊστορικά πήλινα ειδώλια-κουδουνίστρες από τον βορειοελλαδικό χώρο”
    Κ. Πηλείδου, “Μικρογραφίες ανθρώπων και ζώων στον νεολιθικό οικισμό της Μάκρης Έβρου”
    Λ. Αχειλαρά, “Νεολιθικά ειδώλια από τη Μύρινα της Λήμνου”
    Α. Πανάτση, “Ειδώλια από τη Μύρινα της πρώιμης εποχής χαλκού: σκέψεις και προβληματισμοί”
    Α. Μαντέλη, “Πήλινα ανθρωπόμορφα ειδώλια της Θεσσαλίας: συλλογή Γεωργίου Τσολοζίδη”
    Α. Φασούλας, “Η ειδωλοπλαστική παραγωγή της νεολιθικής Θεσσαλίας: η σημασία της τεχνολογικής μελέτης των μικρογραφικών αναπαραστάσεων”
    Μ. Βαϊοπούλου, “Πήλινα ειδώλια της ύστερης εποχής χαλκού από την δυτική Θεσσαλία”
    Α. Παπαευθυμίου-Παπανθίμου, “Τα αόρατα ειδώλια της εποχής του χαλκού στη Μακεδονία”


    Digital Humanities and Ritual Space

    On 19-21 October 2018 the second international meeting of the Unlocking Sacred Landscapes (UnSaLa) network, Digital Humanities and Ritual Space. Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the first millennium BC: Recent discoveries and research results, will be held at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    I. Bossolino, “Early Iron Age Kamiros and its Sanctuaries: Some Observations”
    E. Skerlou, “Religion and ritual practices in Kos during Dark Ages: The testimony offered from a rural sanctuary in Kos, Psalidi area”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    04 September 2018

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 24 May 2018 W. Parkinson delivered a lecture to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled, “The Evolution of Neolithic Villages in Southeastern Europe.” Further information is available from Helena Tomas at

    The Entangled Sea

    On 11-13 June 2018 a workshop entitled The Entangled Sea: The Mediterranean in ancient history and prehistory was held in Manchester. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    G. Vavouranakis, “Hybrid assemblages and maritime activity in the southern Aegean during the third millennium BC”
    J. Emanuel, “Entangled Sea(faring): Reconsidering the Connection between the Ships of the Sea Peoples, the Aegean, and ‘Urnfield’ Europe”
    S. Wachsmann, “Voyages of the Dionysian Ship-Cart: The Transfer of a Cult across the Mediterranean Sea”
    A. Krieger, “Life on Board: The Experience of Seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Archaic Period”

    CAARI Workshop

    On 16 June 2018 The 37th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop was held in Nicosia on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of CAARI. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Simmons, “30 Years of Hippos, Cows and the Early Prehistory of Cyprus: A Perspective”
    D. Bolger, “Excavations at the Souskiou-Laona settlement”
    K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Makounta-Voules”
    L. Bombardieri, “Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou”
    L. Crewe, “Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia, 2017”
    D. Pilides, “Agios Sozomenos survey and excavation”
    S. Falconer and P. Fall, “Life and Landscape at Bronze Age Politiko-Troullia”
    J. Bretschneider, A. Kanta, J. Driessen, and S. Hermon, “Pyla-Kokkinokremos”
    S. Manning, K. Fisher, G. Andreou, C. Kearns, C. Fulton, B. Lorentzen, and N. Bakirtzis, “Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project and Cyprus Dendroarchaeology Project”
    G. Georgiou, “New evidence from Iron Age Deneia”

    CAA-GR 2018

    On 19-20 June 2018 the 3rd CAA-GR Conference: Spreading Excellence in Computer Applications for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage was held in Limassol. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
    M. Iacovou, “Digital applications in the context of the Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project (PULP 2006-2018)”
    T. Moutsiou and A. Agapiou, “Least cost pathway analysis of obsidian circulation in early Holocene Cyprus”
    A. Chliaoutakis, G. Chalkiadakis, and A. Sarris, “Employing agent-based modeling to study the impact of the Theran eruption on Minoan society”
    D. Karolidis, C. Fotiadou, D. Kaimaris, C. Georgiadis, P. Patias, G. Hourmouziadis, and K. Kotsakis, “From virtual to real: the restoration of a Neolithic figurine with the use of 3D scanning, rapid prototyping and 3D printing”
    Y. Zafer Helvaci, A. Stefanis, P. Theoulakis, L. Sardegna, K. Zervaki, A. Candeias, and S. Chlouveraki, “Pseira revisited: a digital preservation study of the archaeological remains from a Minoan site in Eastern Crete”
    D. Ioannides and V. Kassianidou, “Enkomi: A pXRF application on metallurgical ceramics”

  • May 2018 issue available

    15 May 2018

    The May 2018 issue of Nestor (45.5) is available as a free download.

  • Museum Announcements

    15 May 2018

    Mycenae Excavation and Publication Archive

    The Mycenae Excavation and Publication Archive is open for enquiries; it is part of the Faculty of Classics Archives in the University of Cambridge and documents the British excavations at Mycenae between 1920 and 1969. The Archive is accessible by appointment to researchers in person on Mondays, 10am-4pm. Visits to the archive and discussion of the material may be arranged by contacting; researchers are advised to apply as far in advance as possible. Further information is available at

  • Calls for Papers

    15 May 2018

    The Connected Past 2018

    On 14 May 2018 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a conference entitled The Connected Past 2018, to be held on 6-7 December 2018 at the University of Oxford. Further information is available at Submissions are invited on the topic of spatial and temporal network approaches, especially abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts and case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
    Spatial networks
    Temporal networks
    Archaeological network research
    Historical network research
    Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks
    What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?
    Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential, limitations

    EuroMed 2018

    On 31 May 2018 submissions for full papers (12 pages maximum), project papers (10 pages maximum), short papers (8 pages maximum), and proposals for showcases are due for the 6th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2018) on Digital Heritage, to be held on 29 October-3 November 2018 in Cyprus. Further information is available at

    SAA 2019

    On 6 September 2018 submissions, both session and individual (abstracts 200 words maximum), are due for the Society for American Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting (SAA 2019), to be held on 10-14 April 2019 in Albuquerque, NM. Further information is available at

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    15 May 2018

    40th Annual Excavation, Survey & Archaeometry Symposium

    On 7-11 May 2018 the 40. Uluslarası Kazı, Araştırma ve Arkeometri Sempozyumu. 40th Annual Excavation, Survey & Archaeometry Symposium will be held at the Troya Kültür Merkezi-Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi in Çanakkale. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    İ. Kayan, “1982-2017 Yılları Arasında Troya’da Yapılan Paleocoğrafya Araştırmalarının Jeoarkeolojik Sonuçları”
    R. Aslan, “2017 Yılı Troya Kazıları”
    G. Sazcı, “Maydos Kilisetepe Höyüğü 2017 Yılı Kazıları”
    G. Mustafaoğlu, “Boncuklu Höyük ve Çatalhöyük’ün Öncülleri”
    I. Hodder, “Çatalhöyük 2017 Kazıları”
    H. Tekin, “Domuztepe 2017 Kazılarının İlk Ön Raporu”
    N. Karul, “Aktopraklık Höyük Kazı Çalışmaları 2017”
    M. Özdoğan, “Kırklareli 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    Z. Derin, “İzmir-Yeşilova Höyüğü 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    E. Güleç, “2017 Üçağızlı Kazısı”
    H. Taşkıran, “2017 Yılı Karain Mağarası Kazıları”
    İ. Özer, “2017 Yılı İnkaya Kazısı”
    B. Yükmen Edens, “‘Erken Prehistorya ve Kilikya Bazalt Alanları’ Projesi 2017 Yüzey Araştırmaları”
    E. Beksaç, “Kuzeybatı Anadolu ve Trakya’da Kaya-Oyma ve Megalitik Anıtlar ve Kült Alanları Yüzey Araştırması Projesi 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    İ. Özer, “2017 Yılı Muğla ve Çanakkale İlleri Yüzey Araştırması”
    S. Yorulmaz, “Çine-Tepecik Arkeolojik Topluluğu Üzerine Bir Antik DNA İncelemesi: mtDNA Haplogrup Analizi”
    I. Caneva, “Mersin-Yumuktepe: 2017 Kazı Sezonu”
    A. Özyar, “Tarsus-Gözlükule Kazısı: 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    D. Schloen, “Zincirli Höyük 2017”
    M. Novak, “Sirkeli Höyük’te Türk-İsviçre Kazıları”
    H. Hüryılmaz, “Gökçeada-Yenibademli Höyük Kazıları 2017”
    A. Aykurt, “Yılı Liman Tepe Kazıları”
    V. Şahoğlu, “2017 Yılı Çeşme - Bağlararası Kazıları”
    R. Tuncel, “2017 Panaztepe Kazıları”
    Ö. Çevik, “2017 Yılı Ulucak Höyük Kazıları”
    S. Yaylalı, “Çakırbeyli-Küçüktepe Höyük 2017 Yılı Kazı Çalışması”
    S. Günel, “Çine-Tepecik Höyüğü 2017 Yılı Kazıları”
    M. Türktekı, “Küllüoba Kazıları, Genel Değerlendirme ve 2017 Yılı Sonuçları”
    F. Dedeoğlu, “Ekşi Höyük 2017 Yılı Kazı Çalışmaları”
    B. Erdoğu, “Çanakkale Gökçeada Uğurlu-Zeytinlik Kazısı 2017”
    C. H. Roosevelt, “Bir Tunç Çağı Merkezinde 2017 Yılı Araştırma Çalışmaları: Kaymakçı Arkeoloji Projesi”
    K. S. Girginer, “2017 Tatarlı Höyük Kazısı Sonuçları”
    D. Yaşin, “Tepebağ Höyük/Adana 2017 Yılı Kazıları”
    A. L. D’Agata, “Misis Höyük 2017 Yılı Kazıları”
    D. Kaplan, “Tarsus Hinterlandı 2017 Yılı Yüzey Araştırmaları”
    T. E. Şerifoğlu, “Aşağı Göksu Arkeolojik Kurtarma Yüzey Araştırması Projesi 2017 Sezonu ve Çevre Bölgelerdeki İncelemelerin Sonuçları”
    Ç. Atakuman, “Bozburun Prehistorik Yüzey Araştırması 2017”
    D. Sarı, “2017 Yılı Bilecik İli Yüzey Araştırması”
    D. Yalçıklı, “Balıkesir Yüzey Araştırması (İvrindi, Havran, Edremit ve Dursunbey), 2017”
    E. Özdoğan, “Manyas Gölü Doğu Taraça Neolitik Dönem Araştırmaları 2017”
    E. Güldoğan, “İstanbul İli Yüzey Araştırmaları (İstYA) Projesi 2017 Yılı Çalışmaları”
    Y. S. Erdal, “Son Neolitik ve Kalkolitik İnsanları: Mersin-Yumuktepe’den Bir Görünüm”
    A. M. Büyükkarakaya, “Çine-Tepecik İnsan İskelet Kalıntılarının Biyoarkeolojik Açıdan İncelenmesi”
    M. Dirican, “Batı ve Orta Anadolu’da Ele Geçen Bazı Obsidyen Buluntuların Hammadde Kaynaklarının PXRF ile Analizi”
    B. Arıkan, “Erken ve Orta Holosen Dönemlerinde (G.Ö. 12.000 - 2600) İç ve Güneybatı Anadolu’daki İklim Değişiklikleri ve Bunların Arkeolojik Yerleşme Sistemlerine Olan Etkisi”
    E. Eren, “Üçağızlı Mağarası Ahmarian Dönem Uçlarında Gözlenen Kullanım İzlerinin Analizi”
    N. Kolankaya Bostancı, “Çine-Tepecik Höyük Obsidiyen Endüstrisi ve Takas Ağları”
    M. Kibaroğlu, “Red Lustrous Wheel-made Ware (RLW) Seramik Grubunun Köken Sorunu Üzerine Arkeometrik Analizler”
    H. Balcı, “Barçın Höyük’te Bitki Seçimi”
    J. Graber-Pesonen, “Sirkeli Höyük Demir Çağı Demir Buluntularının Arkeometalürji İncelemeleri”
    C. Edens, “Doğu Kilikya’da Yontma Taş ve Prehistorik Kırsal Faaliyetler”
    B. Fındık, “Şeref Höyük ve Çevresi Yontmataş Buluntularına İlişkin İlk Gözlemler”
    M. Beray Kösem, “2005-2007 Yılları Yontmataş Buluntuları Işığında Çine-Tepecik Höyük Orak Elemanları”
    A. Güzel, “Neolitik Çatalhöyük Güney Alanından Alınan Bir Grup Sıva Örneği Üzerinde Arkeometrik Çalışmalar”
    F. Erol, “Ulucak Höyük Neolitik Yerleşimine Ait Kerpiç Tuğlaların Arkeometrik İncelemesi”
    C. Y. Gündem, “Ege Gübre Kazısının Arkeozoolojik Çalışmalarının Ön Raporu”
    M. Seçmen, “2012-2017 Yılları Arasında Maydos Kilisetepe Höyüğü’nde Gerçekleştirilen Arkeozooloji Çalışmalarının Sonuçları
    D. Silibolatlaz Baykara, “2015 Yılı Tatarlı Höyük Kazısı Zooarkeolojik Çalışmaları”
    Ç. Çilingiroğlu, “Karaburun Arkeolojik Yüzey Araştırması 2017”
    T. Caymaz, “Urla Yarımadası Güney Kesimi 2017 Yılı Yüzey Araştırması”
    D. Yılmaz, “Çanakkale İli Merkez İlçesi Arkeolojik Yüzey Araştırması 2017 Yılı”
    R. Becks, “2017 Yılı Şeref Höyük / Komama ve Çevresi Yüzey Araştırması”
    F. E. Dökü, “2017 Yılı Uylupınar (Erken Kibyra) Yerleşimi Yüzey Araştırmaları”
    S. Kavak, “Tatarlı Höyük (Ceyhan/Adana) 2017 Kazı Sezonu Arkeobotanik Sonuçları ve Değerlendirilmesi”
    M. A. Yücel, “Çanakkale İli Arkeolojik Yüzey Araştırması: 2017 Yılı Harita Uygulamaları”
    E. Öner, “Damlıboğaz – Pilavtepe 2017 Yılı Paleocoğrafya-Jeoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (Milas – Muğla)”
    E. Öner, “Klazomenai ve Limantepe 2017 Yılı Paleocoğrafya ve Jeoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (Urla-İzmir)”
    S. Vardar, “Çeşme-Bağlararası 2017 Yılı Paleocoğrafya ve Jeoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (İzmir)”
    S. Vardar, “Panaztepe ve Limankent 2017 Yılı Paleocoğrafya-Jeoarkeoloji Araştırmaları (Menemen – İzmir)”

    TAG-US 2018

    On 11-13 May 2018 the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2018: Matter Matters conference will be held at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Knappett, “For an ‘Art Historical’ Archaeology”

    On the Outdoors of Aegean Prehistory

    On 17-18 May 2018 a colloquium entitled On the Outdoors of Aegean Prehistory will be held at the Norwegian Institute at Athens. Further information is available at The program will be:
    A. Kanta, “Open Space - Private Space - Sacred space. Recent Evidence from Monastiraki Amariou in Crete”
    V. Fotou, “Non-Built Spaces in Urban Contexts of Neopalatial Crete: Characterisation and Use”
    I. Mathioudaki, C. Langohr, and T. Terrana, “Discarded Material in Complex Outdoor Settings: the Case of Space 10.6 in the West Wing of the Court-Centred Building at Sissi (Zone 17)”
    E. Hatzaki and P. Zafeiriadis, “Little Palace North: at the Outdoors of the Elite in Final Palatial – Postpalatial Knossos, Crete”
    G. Rethemiotakis and K. Christakis, “Clearing out a Palace: Planned Rubbish Disposal at Galatas, Pediada”
    M. Tsipopoulou, “In and Out: Private and Communal Areas in a Neopalatial Large House at Petras, Siteia”
    E. Apostolaki, “Perception of Privacy through the Outdoors in East Crete”
    M. Cultraro, “Constructing a Biography of Households and Social Structures at Poliochni, Lemnos: Outdoor Spaces and Built Environment in the Early Bronze Age”
    T. Van Damme, “Finding Common Ground: Social, Economic, and Ideological Aspects of Mycenaean Post-Palatial Domestic Courtyards”
    A. Karetsou, L. Girella, and D. Mylona, “Did the Minoans Feast or Dine? The Case of the Juktas Peak Sanctuary and Alonaki”
    E. Kalogiropoulou, “‘Let’s Eat Out’: Kitchen Spaces, People and Daily Life in the Greek Neolithic”
    L. Platon and A. Salichou, “From Built to Open: the Transformation of Architectural Space as Indicative for Socio-Political Change in the Minoan Settlement of Zakros”
    S. Kyrillidou, “On the Outdoors of Aegean Prehistory: the Micromorphology of Open Spaces in Neolithic and Bronze Age Communities of the Northern Aegean”
    Y. Papadatos and T. Kalantzopoulou, “Outdoor Spaces and the Organization of Production on the Cretan Uplands: a Mountain Perspective of Neopalatial Administration”
    K. Kotsakis: Concluding comments

    The Periphery of the Mycenaean World 3

    On 18-21 May 2018 the conference Η Περιφέρεια του Μυκηναϊκού Κόσμου Γ / The Periphery of the Mycenaean World 3 will be held at the Archaeological Museum of Lamia (Castle of Lamia), Greece. Further information is available at The program will be:
    D. Nakassis, “‘Άγνωστος λησμονημένος απ’ όλους’? Why the ‘periphery’ should be central to Mycenaean studies”
    B. Eder, “The Mycenaean Periphery: Questions of Definition”
    Κ. Βουτσά, “Γεωγραφικοί επιθετικοί προσδιορισμοί στα μυκηναϊκά αρχεία: ενδείξεις για τα όρια της δραστηριότητας των ανακτόρων”
    F. Blakolmer, “Regionalism, centre and periphery in Mycenaean palatial arts. On the thematic spectrum of Mycenaean mural paintings and other artistic media”
    Κ. Καλογερόπουλος, “Η μυκηναϊκή γκρίζα κεραμική ως κοινωνικό φαινόμενο”
    Μ.–Φ. Παπακωνσταντίνου, “Μυκηναϊκή Φθιώτιδα. Δεκαπέντε χρόνια αρχαιολογικής έρευνας, 2000-2015. Αποτελέσματα και προοπτικές”
    Ε. Φρούσσου, “Το Νέο Μοναστήρι (Βόρεια Φθιώτιδα) στην Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    Α. Κυπαρίσση-Αποστολίκα, Γ. Χαμηλάκης, T. Loughlin, and Ε. Φρούσσου, “Ένας νέος θολωτός τάφος πρώιμης μυκηναϊκής περιόδου μέσα στα όρια της Νεολιθικής Κουτρουλού Μαγούλας (Νέο Μοναστήρι Φθιώτιδας)”
    Α. Σταμούδη, “To Kάστρο της Λαμίας κατά τη Μυκηναϊκή περίοδο”
    Ε. Καράντζαλη, “Η Μυκηναϊκή ταυτότητα της κοιλάδας του Σπερχειού: Κοινωνία και Διαχρονία”
    P. J. P. McGeorge, “Anthropological remains from Mycenaean tombs at Kompotadhes in the Spercheios Valley”
    Φ. Δακορώνια, “Κυναίο δίλημμα: εύρημα χωρίς παράλληλα”
    Π. Κουνούκλας, “Ιεροτελεστία στον Κύνο: Η επισφράγιση μιας καταστροφής”
    Σ. Δημάκη and Μ. Παπαγεωργίου, “Πόλεμος και Ειρήνη: Ταφές της άρχουσας τάξης στο υστεροελλαδικό νεκροταφείο του Καλαποδίου Λοκρίδας”
    Μ. Παπαγεωργίου, “Συστάδα θαλαμωτών τάφων της ΥΕ ΙΙΙΑ/Β περιόδου, στη θέση ‘Βάγια’ στο Καλαπόδι Φθιώτιδας”
    A. Van de Moortel and S. Vitale, “Changing Political Landscapes: Mitrou, East Lokris, and the Palatial Polities of Boeotia”
    K. Wardle, “Thermon: the Prehistory of the Cult”
    Έ. Κουντούρη, Κ. Νικολέντζος, Ά. Παπαδόπουλος, Ν. Πετρόχειλος, and Α. Ψάλτη, “Θολωτός τάφος στη θέση ‘Άμπλιανος’ Άμφισσας: πρώτη προσέγγιση”
    Μ. Βαϊοπούλου, “Χώρος Τελετών-Ιερό της ΥΕΙΙΒ/ΥΕΙΙΙΑ στην θέση ‘Παλιάμπελα’ στο Δ.Δ. Λεονταρίου του Δήμου Σοφάδων”
    Ι. Τουρναβίτου, “Αστική αρχιτεκτονική της ύστερης Μυκηναϊκής περιόδου στην Θεσσαλία. Ένα μυκηναϊκό οικοδομικό συγκρότημα στο Μακρυχώρι Λάρισας”
    Α. Μπάτζιου, “Μυκηναϊκοί οικισμοί και ταφικά σύνολα από την Κεντρική Θεσσαλία”
    Β. Αδρύμη–Σισμάνη, Το Μέγαρο, ως έδρα του τοπικού ηγεμόνα κατά τον 13ο αι. π.Χ. στο Διμήνι”
    Α. Μπάτζιου, Π. Αραχωβίτη, Σ. Αλεξάνδρου, and Δ. Αγνουσιώτης, “Ταφικές πρακτικές και κοινωνικές διεργασίες κατά τη Μέση και Ύστερη Εποχή του χαλκού στην περιοχή της Μαγνησίας”
    Ά. Καρναβά and Ε. Σκαφιδά, “Ο οικισμός της ΥΕΧ στο Κάστρο-Παλαιά Βόλου και τα τεκμήρια Γραμμικής Β γραφής στον ελλαδικό χώρο: τα νέα δεδομένα”
    S. Koulidou, “Mycenaean–type ceramic evidence from the lower slopes of Macedonian Olympus the cases of ‘Trimpina/Platamon Stop’ and ‘Rema Xydias’ LBA cemeteries”
    E. Tsangaraki, “Mycenaean-style LHIII seals on the slopes of Mount Olympus, Pieria: ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something [out of the] Blue’”
    P. Tritsaroli, “Humans at the periphery of the Mycenaean world: Biological and social status at the region of Macedonian Olympus in the LBA”
    I. Lemos, “Recent discoveries on Xeropolis Lefkandi and their significance for the Euboean koine”
    B. Lis, “Tracing migrants in 12th century BC Lefkandi”
    A. Livieratou and I. Whitbread, “Cooking and storage practices in the Mycenaean Periphery: Late Helladic IIIC coarse-ware pottery from Xeropolis, Lefkandi”
    C. Maggidis, “Glas and Mycenaean Regional Political Geography: Recent Discoveries and New Theories”
    ‘Ε. Κουντούρη, “Μυκηναϊκή βόρεια Βοιωτία: πρόσφατες έρευνες και νέα δεδομένα”
    Α. Χαραμή and Α. Λαμπρόπουλος, “Ηγεμονικός τάφος Καστελλίων Θηβών. Νέες αρχιτεκτονικές παρατηρήσεις”
    Θ. Παπαδόπουλος, “Εικονιστικές παραστάσεις Δυτικής Ελλάδας και γειτονικών περιοχών ως μαρτυρία της κοινωνικής, θρησκευτικής και καθημερινής δραστηριότητας των κατοίκων τους”
    Λ. Παπάζογλου-Μανιουδάκη and Κ. Πασχαλίδης, “Ο μυκηναϊκός οικισμός Μυγδαλιάς Πετρωτού Πατρών: Το χρονικό μιας κοινότητας γεωργών, κτηνοτρόφων και πολεμιστών στην περιφέρεια του μυκηναϊκού κόσμου”
    Κ. Ακτύπη, O. Jones, and Μ. Γκαζής, “Ένας αιώνας ερευνών στη Μυκηναϊκή δυτική Αχαΐα. Επισκόπηση των παλαιών και νέων δεδομένων από τους θολωτούς και τους θαλαμοειδείς τάφους”
    Σ. Κασκαντίρη, “Μεγάλοι δίωτοι και τετράωτοι αμφορείς του μυκηναϊκού νεκροταφείου της Βούντενης Πατρών”
    E. Borgna and A. Licciardello, “Eastern Achaea between the Mycenaean palaces and western Greece some observations from the Trapeza cemetery near Aigion”
    Κ. Νικολέντζος and Π. Μουτζουρίδης, “Η πολιτικοκοινωνική διαμόρφωση της περιοχής της Αρχαίας Ολυμπίας κατά την ΥΕΙΙΙ: Μύθοι, υποθέσεις και πραγματικότητα”
    Ο. Βικάτου, “Μυκηναϊκά νεκροταφεία στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της Ολυμπίας. Πρόσφατα δεδομένα και νέα πορίσματα”
    J. Huber, “Triphylia: A Mycenaean Periphery? What the analysis of pottery can tell”
    Ά. Παπαδημητρίου and Λ. Σουχλέρης, “Εικονογραφική παράσταση ταφικού αγγείου από νέο Μυκηναϊκό νεκροταφείο στην Πελλάνα Λακωνίας”
    Ε. Κονσολάκη–Γιαννοπούλου, “Ο ΜΕ-ΥΕ οικισμός στο λόφο του Αγίου Γεωργίου στην Καλλονή της Τροιζηνίας”
    Ν. Πολυχρονάκου-Σγουρίτσα, “Ο Μυκηναϊκός οικισμός στους Λαζάρηδες Αίγινας: εννέα χρόνια έρευνας. Ερωτήματα που ζητούν ακόμη απάντηση”
    G. van Wijngaarden and C. Merkouri, “ZA-KU- SI-JU: The Mycenaeans of Zakynthos”
    Χ. Μερκούρη and C. Giardino, “Η Ζάκυνθος στην περιφέρεια του μυκηναϊκού κόσμου. Το νεκροταφείο στο Καμπί”
    Ε. Βασιλείου, “Διαμόρφωση κοινωνικής ταυτότητας και ‘δίκτυο’ κιβωτιόσχημων τάφων της ΥΕΧ-ΠΕΣ στην ενδοχώρα της Ηπείρου”
    Χ. Κλείτσας, “Η μεταλλοτεχνία της Ηπείρου ως δείκτης κοινωνικής διαφοροποίησης και εξωτερικών επαφών”
    Ι. Σουκάντος, “Από τον Αιγαιακό χώρο στη Βαλκανική ενδοχώρα: η ανατολική Μακεδονία κατά την ΥΕΧ”
    T. Krapf, “Contact Networks North of the Mycenaean Sphere: New Insights from Sovjan and Maliq (SE Albania)”
    S. Oikonomidis, A. Papayiannis, and A. Tsonos, “Far away so close: Cultural distances and material parameters between the Aegean and the Balkans”
    S. Oikonomidis, “From the Adriatic to the Levant: evaluating the cross cultural interactions between the Adriatic and the eastern Mediterranean basin, through the Aegean sea”
    M. Cultraro, “Exploring the Western Periphery of the Mycenaean World: a glimpse of Sicily”
    J. Earle, “Just how ‘Mycenaean’ are the ceramics at Phylakopi on Melos?”
    Τ. Μαρκέτου, “Θολωτοί τάφοι στην περιφέρεια του Μυκηναϊκού κόσμου: Η περίπτωση του τάφου της Μεσαριάς στο νησί της Κώ”
    Μ. Γεωργιάδης, “Η μυκηναϊκή Κως: κέντρο ή περιφέρεια;”
    P. Pavúk, L. Girella, M. Pieniążek, K. Jarošová, and M. Roháček, “The Upper Interface twenty years later. The NE Aegean islands and the West Anatolian coast during the Late Bronze Age”
    Ε. Καρδαμάκη and Χ. Μπουλώτης, “Η μυκηναϊκή παρουσία στο Κουκονήσι και τη Λήμνο”
    B. Gür, “The Sea and Aristocracy. Some Observations on the New Elites in Late Helladic IIIC Period and the Mycenanean Tombs in Caria Region”
    Ά. Λέκκα, “Αιγαιακά στοιχεία στην εικονιστική κεραμική του 12 ου αι. π.Χ. από την Κύπρo”
    J. Driessen, “Resistance and Revival? Coping with a changed Mediterranean in the 13th c. BC Cretan countryside–Evidence from Sissi”
    F. Gaignerot-Driessen, “Anavlochos: Living and dying on a Cretan mountainous site in the Late Bronze Age–Early Iron Age period”
    Α. Κάντα, Ν. Σταμπολίδης, Α. Τζιγκουνάκη, Μ. Στεφανάκης, and Μ. Παπαδάκης, “Orne, a new Mycenaean Acropolis in South Crete”
    Α. Κάντα and Γ. Τζεδάκης, “The LHIIIB settlement at Samonas Apokoronou. Τhe Mycenaean periphery in Crete, Historical implications”
    Α. Βασιλάκης, “Νέα στοιχεία για την υστεροελλαδική περίοδο στην Κεφαλονιά από την ανασκαφή ελλειψοειδούς μεγάρου στα Τζαννάτα Πόρου”
    Ο. Βικάτου, “Η Μυκηναϊκή εγκατάσταση στη θέση ‘Τριανταφυλλιά’ στην Κορυφή Ηλείας”
    Ο. Βικάτου and Β. Τσαντήλα, “Θολωτός μυκηναϊκός τάφος στην Κατούνα Αιτωλοακαρνανίας. Πρώτη παρουσίαση”
    Ά. Γκοτσίνας, “Exploiting faunal resources in early Mycenaean Thebes: first insights from a Late Helladic I pit”
    Α. Καραθάνου, “Exploring the ‘world of senses’ within the periphery of the Mycenean World: aromatic, medicinal and oily plants from Kynos, central Greece”
    Χ. Καραγιαννόπουλος, “Terra et era incognita: Η Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού στις εσχατιές της ΝΔ Θεσσαλίας. Νέα ταφικά ευρήματα και εγκαταστάσεις κατά τις έρευνες της τελευταία δεκαετίας”
    Ε. Κωνσταντινίδη, “Επανεξετάζοντας τον Θησαυρό της Τίρυνθας: ανταλλαγές πρώτων υλών, ιδεών και τεχνογνωσίας, στην Ευρώπη του 12ου αι. π.Χ.”
    Σ. Λαμπρόπουλος, Α. Σπυρούλιας, and Σ. Γιαννούλη, “Χαρτογραφική μελέτη χωρικών δεδομένων της Μυκηναϊκής Ηλείας. Χάρτες Ανασύστασης Παλαιοαναγλύφου. Περιγραφή–Μελέτη οικιστικών θέσεων της Ύστερης Χαλκοκρατίας με τη χρήση Γεωγραφικών Συστημάτων Πληροφοριών (G.I.S.)”
    Α. Λερίου, “Ανακαλύπτοντας την περιφέρεια του Μυκηναϊκού κόσμου: ένα αρχαιολογικό χρονικό (δεκαετία 1870-σήμερα)”
    Α. Πανάτση and Γ. Κουρτζέλλης, “Νέα ανασκαφικά στοιχεία οργανωμένης Μυκηναϊκής εγκατάστασης στην περιοχή Χαλατσές, Περάματος Λέσβου”
    Μ. Παπαγεωργίου, “Δίκτυο νέων υστεροελλαδικών οικισμών στις ΝΑ παρυφές του όρους Χλωμό, Δ. Λοκρών, Π.Ε. Φθιώτιδας”
    Μ.-Φ. Παπακωνσταντίνου and T. Krapf, “Η μυκηναϊκή παρουσία στην Αγία Παρασκευή Λαμίας στο πλαίσιο της μελέτης της προϊστορικής τοπογραφίας της κοιλάδας του Σπερχειού”
    Β. Πλιάτσικα, “‘Αγγείον μέγα κρατηροειδές, εκ Σμύρνης, αγορασθέν αντί δρ. 200’. Η περιπέτεια ενός μυκηναϊκού εικονιστικού κρατήρα του Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου”
    Δ. Ρουσιώτη, “The tholos tombs at Pteleon (Gritsa and Ayioi Theodoroi), Magnesia and their contribution to the reconstruction of the cultural landscape of Mycenaean Thessaly”
    Ε. Σαλαβούρα, “Νέο μυκηναϊκό νεκροταφείο στο Πόρτο Ράφτη και η ανατολική ακτή της Αττικής στους μετανακτορικούς χρόνους”
    Γ. Τσόκας, Π. Τσούρλος, Α. Σταμπολίδης, Γ. Βαργεμέζης, A. Van de Moortel, and Ε. Ζάχου, “Γεωφυσική διασκόπηση με ηλεκτρικές τομογραφίες στη Νησίδα Μήτρου”
    Β. Τσούμαρη, “Η διαδρομή από τον Μαλιακό στον Κορινθιακό Κόλπο κατά την ύστερη εποχή του Χαλκού: Νέες προσεγγίσεις με τη χρήση Γεωγραφικών Συστημάτων Πληροφοριών”
    Ό. Φιλανιώτου, “Η Μυκηναϊκή εποχή στο ανατολικό Αιγαίο. Νέα δεδομένα από τη Θέρμη Λέσβου.”

    ISA 2018

    On 20-26 May 2018 the 42nd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2018) will be held in Merida, Mexico. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Y. Maniatis and K. Kotsakis, “New aspects of the pattern of Neolithization in the Aegean as revealed with Radiocarbon Dating”
    E. Tsakalos, N. Efstratiou, M. Kazantzaki, E. Filippaki , and Y. Bassiakos, “Early Cypriot Prehistory: on the Traces of the Last Hunters and Gatherers in the Island-Preliminary Results of Luminescence Dating”
    M. Kazantzaki, E. Filippaki, Y. Bassiakos, E. Tsakalos, and J. Christodoulakis, “Late Pleistocene-Holocene Environmental Changes on Kalamas River Delta Plain-NW Greece”
    C.-H. Tsai, K. Kaza-Papageorgiou, and P. M. Day, “A time of change: transformations in pottery production in Early Bronze Age Attica, Greece”
    I. E. Grammatikakis, E. Kyriakidis, K. D. Demadis, A. Cabeza, and L. Leon-Reina, “Unveiling the technological mysteries of terracotta Bronze Age figurines from the Philioremos peak sanctuary in Crete Greece. A μ-Raman based analytical approach”
    E. Tsakalos, Y. Bassiakos, E. Yiannouli, M. Kazantzaki, and E. Filippaki, “Late Quaternary Palaeoenvironmental Evolution of the Coastal Zone of Se Kephallenia Island-Greece: A Preliminary Account Based on Luminescence Dating Techniques”
    A. Türkekul, H. Özbal, and R. Özbal, “Archaeometric Insights on Neolithic and Chalcolithic Beeswaxes in Anatolian Potteries”
    S. M. Valamoti, A. Heiss, S. Jacomet, and H. P. Stika, “Plant foods of Ancient Europe: an interdisciplinary exploration of prehistoric cuisine in the context of project PLANTCULT”
    C. Miragaia, P. M. Day, I. Iliopoulos, and P. D. Tomkins, “Pottery production and consumption in Neolithic Attica, Greece: a view from Nea Makri”
    S. Menelaou, “Between East and West: positioning the Early Bronze Age Heraion(Samos) within Aegean exchange networks through the ceramic evidence”
    R. H. Tykot and S. Garcia, “An Acquired Ancient Aegean Area Archaeological Artifact Assemblage and Appropriate Atomic Analysis Applied by pXRF”

    Malthi Revisited

    On 21 May 2018 a workshop entitled Malthi Revisited. A Fortified Bronze Age Settlement in Messenia will be held at the Swedish Institute at Athens. Further information is available at The program will be:
    V. Tsoumari, “Connectivity in Middle and Late Helladic Northern Messenia”
    R. Worsham, “Data Mining: The 2015-2017 Fieldwork Seasons”
    M. Lindblom, “Pottery and Periods: The Chronology of Malthi”
    R. Worsham, “A Wealth of Walls: The built environment”
    C. Zikidi, “Faunal and Human Remains”
    D. Fallu, “Soil Formation and Micromorphology”
    M. Lindblom, Visualization and Reconstruction”

    UISPP 2018

    On 4-9 June 2018 the XVIIIe congrès mondial Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoiques et Protohistoriques (UISPP 2018) will be held in Paris. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    C. Miragaia, P. Day, and P. Tomkins, “The Neolithic of Attica, Greece: a view from Nea Makri”
    J. Kozłowski and M. Nowak, “Neolithisation of South-East and Central Europe: cultural changes and adaptations to environment”
    M. Gkioni, G. Ferentinos, M. Geraga, and G. Papatheodorou, “The Neanderthals and AMHs Odyssey in the Hellenic peninsula”
    A. Glais, L. Lespez, J.-A. López-Sáez, Z. Tsirtsoni, and D. Malamidou, “Human-Environment interactions in Northern Greece since the Early Bronze Age: Rapid Climate Changes and social dynamics consequences onto Mediterranean landscapes. A palaeoenvironmental and multiscalar approach”
    L. Lespez, M. Pomadere, A. Glais, C. Langohr, “Times of historical developments and environmental changes in the Minoan town of Malia, Crete: an intra and off-site geoarcheological approach”
    P. Mylona, B. Devillers, C. Delhon, L. Riboud, and J.-D. Vigne, “Reconstructing the palaeoenvironment in southern Cyprus and its interaction with the Neolithic humans: the case of Klimonas (PPNA)”
    G. Caso, D. Gullì, and R. Tykot, “Indigenous and foreigner practices: a technological study of ceramic artifacts from a Late Bronze Age site in central Sicily”
    B. Starkovich, P. Elefanti, P. Karkanas, and E. Panagopoulou, “Fire Use and Site Maintenance by Neandertals at Lakonis Cave I, Southern Greece”
    M. Lorenzon, “Bronze Age earthen architecture in Crete: a case for craft specialisation?”
    S. Prévost-Dermarkar and P. Bacoup, “Conditions climatiques et choix techniques dans la construction en terre : l’exemple du site de Dikili Tash au Néolithique récent I et II (Macédoine orientale, Grèce du Nord)”
    M. Cultraro, “Stratification and Stratigraphy: geological metaphors of Angelo Mosso (1846-1910), a physician interested in Prehistory”
    F. Nomi, M. Cultraro, A. Guidi, and S. Tusa, “Pioneers of Archaeological Stratigraphical Techniques: Luigi Bernabò Brea (1910-1999) and Giorgio Buchner (1914-2005)”
    G. Vavouranakis and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, “L’Antiquité dans tous ses états: évolutions et révolutions dans les années 1960 en Préhistoire ancienne en Grèce”
    S. Ferrence and J. Morrison, “Understanding the Visual Analysis of Minoan Ceramic Fabrics”
    A. Giumlia-Mair, P. Betancourt, J. Muhly, and S. Ferrence, “Silver in Early Minoan IB Crete”
    M. Gurova, “Beyond the functionality of prehistoric flints: case studies from Bulgaria”
    H. Procopiou, E. Morero, A. Boleti, R. Vargiolu, H. Zahouani, N. Papadimitriou, K. Manteli, and E. Venieris, “Early Cycladic marble figurines and vessels (3rd Millennium BC) – A technological approach”
    B. Rueff, “Use wear analysis of Bronze Age lamps from Crete”
    J. Verduci, “Metal Jewelry of the Southern Levant and its Western Neighbors: Surprising Results Concerning Cross-Cultural Influences during the Early Iron Age”
    N. Galanidou, E.-R. Karkazi, and A. Magganas, “Middle Pleistocene raw-material procurement and use in the Aegean: a view from the Acheulean of Lesbos”
    K. Douka, T. Higham, G. Marshall, M. Ntinou, K. Papaspyropoulos, and B. Starkovich, “The Greek Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition through the lens of renewed research on Kephalari Cave, Peloponnese (Greece)”
    T. Dogandzic, “Disentangling the Micromousterian in the southern Balkans”
    V. Tourloukis, G. Konidaris, D. Giusti, P. Karkanas, N. Thompson, A. Athanassiou, G. Tsartsidou, E. Panagopoulou, and K. Harvati, “Small tools, big bones: first results from the Lower Palaeolithic site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece”
    N. Galanidou, A. Zavitsanou, P. Tsakanikou, and D. Sakellariou, “Palaeolithic archaeology and submerged landscapes in Greece: The current state of the art”
    J. Beck and D. Koutsoumba, “Recent research on submerged prehistoric landscapes in the Bay of Kiladha, Greece, and its archaeological implications”
    E. Kalogiropoulou, “Exploring domestic space: kitchen spaces, courtyards and people in Neolithic Northern Greece”
    G. Sanidas and J. Zurbach, “Le fer en Egée, ca 1200-ca 500”
    M. Gurova, “Bronze Age flint denticulates: a Bulgarian case study in trans-regional perspective”
    L. Rousseau and M.-P. Montagné, “Evolution, place et rôle(s) des productions en pierre taillées au sein des sociétés de l’âge du Bronze en Grèce”
    I. Gatsov and P. Nedelcheva, “Bronze Age lithic assemblages from Western Anatolia”
    F. Coimbra, “Images of an Equestrian Aristocracy in the Rock Art from Southern Europe in the I Millennium BC”
    G. Iliadis, “Iconography of the Hero Horseman: Evolution and continuity of the imagery of the horse rider in the plain of Philippi in eastern Macedonia, north Greece, from the Iron Age to the Late Roman and Christian era”

  • Past Lectures

    15 May 2018

    Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

    On 24 April 2018 T. Palaima delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled, “Bob Dylan Our Homer” and “Writing and Its Consequences for Aegean Prehistory and History.” Further information is available from Helena Tomas at

  • April 2018 issue available

    02 April 2018

    The April 2018 issue of Nestor (45.4) is available as a free download.

  • Call for Papers

    02 April 2018


    On 30 May 2018 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for an international workshop entitled OIKOS: Archaeological approaches to House Societies in the ancient Aegean, to be held on 6-7 December 2018 at the UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, organized by AEGIS. Abstracts may be submitted to or Further information is available at Contributions are sought that discuss, embellish, and debate the usefulness of the House Society model in the context of the ancient Aegean in any of the following fields of investigation (although by no means limited to these areas)
    • House membership. Approaches that consider the constitution of Houses from a number of perspectives including: kinship, funerary behavior, bioarchaeology, architecture/spatial patterning, gender dynamics, marriage patterns, population mobility.
    • The role of Houses in political and economic organization. How might collective action, alliance, co-operation, and integration affect the organization of production, the allocation of resources; trade and exchange patterns; and administration?
    • Material culture is a key component in the definition of Houses as social entities. Can the study of ancient technology and craft production be approached from a House Society perspective?
    • Ritual and symbolic expressions of House identity; aspects of ancestor veneration, heirlooms; religion, cult.
    • Diachronic perspectives: continuity and disruption in activities associated with Houses; conflict and violence; the configuration and transformation of territories; the shaping of physical and social landscapes.
    • The value of ethnography and analogy, critical approaches to ethnoarchaeology.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    02 April 2018

    SAA 2018

    On 11-15 April 2018 the Society for American Archaeology 83rd Annual Meeting (SAA 2018) will be held in Washington, D.C. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    P. Schauer, K. Edinborough, S. Shennan, A. Bevan, and M. Parker Pearson, “Explaining Variation in the Scale of Neolithic Quarry and Mine Production”
    L. Ferland, “Substances in Transition: Tell Construction in Chalcolithic Bulgaria”
    D. Kaya, “Burning the House: The Importance of Excavation Methods in the Study of Space and Place in the Neolithic Household. A Case Study from Neolithic Bulgaria (6500–600 BC)”
    M. Horowitz, “Performative Aspects of Early Monumental Architecture at Late Bronze I Phlamoudhi-Vounari, Cyprus”
    A. Simmons, “Aquatic Neanderthals and Paleolithic Seafaring: Myth or Reality? Examples from the Mediterranean”
    R. Bartusewich, “Pottery Production at Idalion, Cyprus: Investigating First Millennium BCE Politics and Culture through Ceramic Petrography”
    Z. Chovanec, “The Organic Residue Analysis from the Early Bronze Age Site of Sotira Kaminoudhia in Cyprus”
    Y. Marks and R. Doonan, “Copper Smelting in the Early Bronze Age Aegean”
    H. Greenfield, J. Lev-Tov, A. Killebrew, and A. Brown, “Sacrificing and Eating Dogs in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean World”
    A. Cercone and Z. Bilgen, “Double Handled Vessels at Seyitömer Höyük in Kütahya, Turkey: The Manufacture, Use, and Trade of Depas Cups”
    R. Kulick, “An Urban Micromorphological Perspective on Neopalatial Environmental Changes at Bronze Age Palaikastro, Crete”
    L. Swantek, “Reconfiguring Social Networks: The Emergence of Social Complexity before and after Urbanism on Cyprus”
    E. Monahan, “Enclosure and Surveillance: The Development of a Disciplinary Landscape in Bronze Age Cyprus”
    E. Anderson, “Like a Lion, as a Man: Seals and Poetry in Minoan Crete”
    D. Sparks-Stokes, S. Allen, and A. P. Sullivan III, “Deposition, Disturbance, and Dumping: The Application of Archaeobotanical Measures to Taphonomic Questions”
    A. Karapandzich and P. N. Kardulias, “Zero to Hero: Elite Burials and Hero Cults in Early Iron Age Greece and Cyprus”
    N. Russell, “Guardians in Life and Death: Dogs at Neolithic Çatalhöyük and Beyond”
    L. Mazow, H. Luchsinger, and K. Rozier, “Adapting to Changing Resources: A Petrographic Analysis of Iron I Pottery from Tel Miqne-Ekron”
    P. N. Kardulias, J. Torpy, D. Kardulias, and A. Karapandzich, “Multi-faceted Anthropology: Recent Work of the Athienou Archaeological Project in Central Cyprus”
    P. Karkanas, S. Stocker, and J. Davis, “Microstratigraphic and Geochemical Contributions to the Study of the Burial Practices and Taphonomy of the Mycenaean Shaft Grave of the ‘Griffin Warrior’, Pylos, Greece”
    J. Hruby, “Building a Statistical Model to Evaluate the Sexes of Ancient Greek Fingerprints”
    S. Vitale, C. McNamee, T. Marketou, D. Nenova, and J. E. Morrison, “Changing Landscapes: Settlement Strategies, Cultural Dynamics, and Material Evidence on Kos, Dodecanese, during the Final Neolithic and the Bronze Age”
    S. Allen, C. Shelton, and C. McNamee, “Preservation and Perception: Archaeobotanical Patterning and Site Formation Processes in Mycenaean Messenia”
    M. Ntinou and S.-M. Valamoti, “Trees and Tree Cultivation in the Prehistoric Aegean: A Synthesis of Archaeobotanical Data”
    C. McNamee, S. Laparidou, G. Tsartsidou, M. Bofill, and S.-M. Valamoti, “Experimental Archaeology as a Tool for Understanding Microbotanical Taphonomy”
    D. Ruscillo, “Hunting the Helmet: Social and Practical Aspects of Building a Boar’s Tusk Helmet”
    S. Murphy, P. Bikoulis, and S. Stewart, “Landscapes of Acquisition and Mobility: Sourcing Raw Lithic Materials and Their Distribution in Central Cyprus”

  • CAA 2018

    02 April 2018

    On 19-23 April 2018 the 46th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2018): Human History and Digital Future will be held in Tübingen, Germany. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Paxton-Fear, “A Computational Decipherment of Linear B”
    A. Tzouganatou, S. McKinney, and S. Perry, “Chatbots for museums and heritage sites: all hype or promising strategy? A case study in building ChatÇat, a ‘bot of conviction’ for Çatalhöyük”
    P. Cuthbertson and P. Tsakanikou, “Challenges in Palaeolithic Spatial Analysis: Two Eurasian Case Studies”
    D. Nenova, “Space, typology and mobility: using multivariate clustering technique to explore spatial patterning in prehistoric Thrace”
    N. Kecheva, T. Branzov, and L. Nedyalkov, “No more endless nights filling in attributes - a web and a mobile app for GIS-based field surveys in Bulgaria”
    M. Polig, S. Hermon, S. Jusseret, J. Driessen, G. Sorrentino, A. Kanta, and J. Bretschneider, “Virtual Experimentation - Reasoning on the original appearance and use of a bronze implement from Pyla-Kokkinokremos (Cyprus) with high-resolution 3D models”
    V. Tsoumari, “The trade routes of the Mycenaean Messenia”

  • March 2018 issue available

    09 March 2018

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

  • Calls for Papers

    09 March 2018

    Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society

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


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

    EuroSciCon Archaeology & Anthropology 2018

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

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    09 March 2018

    ΑΕΜΘ 2018

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

  • New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

    09 March 2018

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

    ICAANE 2018

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

  • Eleventh IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference

    09 March 2018

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

    17th International Aegean Conference

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

  • Neue Forschungen zu frühen griechischen Heiligtümern

    09 March 2018

    On 19-21 April 2018 an international symposium entitled Neue Forschungen zu frühen griechischen Heiligtümern (12.-5. Jahrhundert v. Chr.) will be held by the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Athen. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Kalogeropoulos, The Athenian Acropolis in the Late Geometric period - The beginning or the end of a development?"
    A. Vordos and N. Hellner, "Το γεωμετρικό κτήριο στο ιερό της Τραπεζάς Αιγίου. Η σημασία του στη λατρεία και προτάσεις αναπαράστασης"
    D. G. Romano, "The Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion from the Bronze to the Iron Age"
    B. Eder, "Die Anfänge des Heiligtums von Olympia: Mykenische Festtraditionen und der Habitus früheisenzeitlicher Eliten"
    W.-D. Niemeier, "Die Heiligtümer der Athena in Milet, der Hera auf Samos und des Apollon von Kalapodi/Abai - Kontinuität und Wandel zwischen der minoisch-mykenischen und der archaischen Epoche in drei griechischen Heiligtümern"
    V. Vlachou, "Water, hydriae and sacred places. A view from the Early Iron Age Aegean"

    6th Conference in Aegean Archaeology

    On 14-15 June 2018 the Sympozjum Egejskie. 6th Conference in Aegean Archaeology will be held by the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. Further information is available at The provisional program is:
    D. Kofel, "Early Bronze Age agriculture in the Aegean: archaeobotanical studies of Keros"
    T. Alusik, "Medicine in prehistoric Greece"
    T. Claeys, "'Happy are they who value their privacy' The re-evaluation of reburial strategies as a possible bridge between heritage preservation and tourism consumption - an application to Bronze Age archaeological sites in Crete"

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

    09 March 2018

    Seventh Annual University of Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

    On 24 February 2018 the Seventh Annual University of Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference was held by the Department of Classics at the University of Tennessee. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    E. Brower, "Representation of Human Musculature in the Bronze Age Aegean"
    M. Ellis, "Reconstructing the Middle Bronze Age Boat from Mitrou, Greece"

    Egypt and her Neighbours

    On 4 March 2018 a symposium entitled Egypt and her Neighbours: The Eastern Mediterranean in the 2nd Millennium BC was held by the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (SSEA), Toronto Chapter. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    B. A. Judas, "It's Complicated: The Interconnections Between New Kingdom Egypt and the Bronze Age Aegean"
    S. C. Murray, "Palaces, Craftsmen, Entrepreneurs, and Merchants: Individual and Institutional Players in Aegean Long-Distance Exchange"

  • 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

    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 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

    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 Further information is available at
    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 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 The conference will be livestreamed at 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 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 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”

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