Cycladic Seminar

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

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

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

13th International Congress of Thracology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

PEBA 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Wider Island of Pelops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ESHE 2017 

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

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

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

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

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


Brandbestattungen in Europa

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

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


Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology

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

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

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

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

E. Spondylis and V. Ivrou, “Metohi: an underwater Middle Helladic site in Pagasitikos Gulf. Central Greece: remarks communications”

T. Theodoulou, N. Papadopoulos, K. Simyrdanis, and G. Cantoro, “Geo-archaeological investigation at the submerged relics of ancient Olous (Crete). 2015 - Preliminary results”

B. Euser, “A strategic protection scheme for the submerged Bronze Age town at Pavlopetri”

C. Agouridis and M. Michalis, “The arduous voyage of underwater research during the recovery of the LBA shipwreck off Modi Islet”

X. Argiris, “Two shipwrecks from Leipsoi and Arkioi islands”

L. Hulin and S. German, “Up from the sea: mariner cultural worlds in the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean”

C. Marangou, “The Kastro coastal rock-cut site (Myrina, island of Lemnos): metaphorical, representational and tangible maritime aspects”

D. Howitt-Marshall, “Mariners, maritime connectivity, and the ‘ritual’ of sea travel in Early Neolithic Cyprus”

B. Knapp, “Piracy in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean?”

A. Krieger, “Making connectivity visible: a study in maritime interactions in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Archaic period”

M. Massa, “Pre-Middle Bronze Age maritime exchange networks between the Aegean and the Levant: an Anatolian perspective”

R. Takkou-Neofytou, “Maritime identity on the edge of the palace: the islandscape of Bronze Age Zakynthos”

C. Sauvage and M.-L. Nosch, “The fabric of the sea – sail manufacture in the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean”

M.-A. Abo El-Atta, “Ship anchors in the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages: an analytical and experimental study”

G. M. Andreou, “Coastal Erosion: New opportunities for understanding the Cypriot coastscape”

M. Ausiayevich, “The maritime landscape of Protaras - Paralimni, Cyprus in the light of new data from an intensive underwater survey at Nissia Coves”

A. Chalkioti, “Maritime landscapes of the Northeast Aegean: coastal evolution and changing boundaries”

C. Fulton, A. Viduka, and S. Manning, “A photogrammetric assessment of the anchorage of Late Bronze Age Maroni-Tsaroukkas, Cyprus”

M. Geraga, G. Papatheodorou, C. Agouridis, M. Michalis, H. Kaberi, M. Iatrou, D. Christodoulou, E. Fakiris, M. Prevenios, S. Kordella, and G. Ferentinos, “Marine geophysical explorations at the Saronic Gulf, Greece: the taste case of a LBA wreck site off Modi islet”

E. Loizou, “Bronze Age harbours in the Aegean”

E. Spondylis, Y. G. Lolos, and C. Marabea, “A new Minoan shipwreck from the era of the Thalassocracy at Koulenti, off the Laconian coast in southern Greece”

A. Zavitsanou and D. Sakellariou, “Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes in the Aegean Sea”

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