Η αρχαιολογία του υφάσματος

On 4-18 December 2018 a conference entitled Η αρχαιολογία του υφάσματος will be held by the Εθνικό 'Ίδρυμα Ερευνών, Ινστιτούτο Ιστορικών Ερευνών in Athens. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
‘Ι. Τζαχίλη, “Mεταξύ τέχνης, τεχνικής και αρχαιολογικής μεθόδου: η πολυσημία των αρχαίων υφασμάτων”
Κ. Σαρρή, “Πολύχρωμα υφάσματα και ενδύματα στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο: αισθητικές και τεχνολογικές προσεγγίσεις”
‘Α. Μιχαηλίδου, “Ο ρόλος του υφάσματος στις προ-νομισματικές οικονομίες”
Β. Πετράκης, “Η οργάνωση και διαχείριση της υφαντικής παραγωγής στα μυκηναϊκά ανάκτορα”
Σ. Βακιρτζή,, “ Τεχνίτρες της κλωστής στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο: η αρχαιολογία ενός ‘επαγγέλματος’”

PeClA 2018

On 6-7 December 2018 the 7th International Postgraduate Conference PeClA 2018 (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology). Pólemos – Bellum: Archaeology of Conflict in the Antiquity will be held at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
F. Franković, “Another One Bites the Dust – Iconography of Defeated Warriors in the Late Bronze Age Aegean”
M. Roháček, “War in Arzawa? Overview of weapons in Western Anatolia in 2nd Millenium BC”
M. Smisek, “Interception of the earthquakes in archaeological contexts during period of conflicts on LM IB Crete”


On 6-7 December 2018 an international workshop entitled OIKOS: Archaeological approaches to House Societies in the ancient Aegean will be held at the UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, organized by AEGIS. Further information is available at The program will be:
J. Driessen and Q. Letesson, “‘On the House’. A diachronic look on the configuration of Minoan social relationships”
T. Whitelaw, “Houses, Households, families and corporate groups. Social Structures and their material representation in Minoan Crete”
M. Relaki, “Ecologies of belonging: Houses as commons in Bronze Age Crete”
C. Knappett, “The aesthetics of containment: concealing and revealing in Minoan houses”
S. Nanoglou, “There is no such thing as house society, or fetishising the house”
S. Todaro, “Residential mobility and ritual stability in Prepalatial Mesara: rebuilding Houses at Phaistos”
E. Gerontakou, M. Kyritsi, and A. Salichou, “‘Τα εν οίκω’: Tracing social identity and structure in the Minoan town of Zakros”
T. Brogan and C. Sofianou, “Darkness at the edge of town? Signs of inequality in the LM I Oikos at Papadiokampos”
T. F. Cunningham, “Scalar and temporal aspects of economic activities in Minoan Houses”
E. Hatzaki, “From the Neopalatial to Final Palatial: Knossian and Cretan ‘Houses in Motion’”
Υ. Papadatos, “Pottery consumption in Prepalatial domestic and funerary contexts: defining Houses through difference”
P. Militello, O. Palio, and M. Figuera, “Embedded Production: Elite Houses, Central Buildings and ideological co-operation”
E. Apostolaki, “Whom the House concerned: Land ownership and lines of descent in prehistoric Crete”
D. Puglisi, “Rites of Passage in Minoan Palatial Crete and their role in structuring a ‘House’ Society”
A. Simandiraki-Grimshaw, “The Body and the Ring: Metal Rings and Group Identities in the Late Bronze Age Aegean”
A. Peatfield and C. Morris, “Peak Sanctuary figurines: materializing issues of ritual personhood within community/House identity”
S. Finlayson, “The House Seal: examining seal-use and sealing practices in Proto- and Neopalatial Crete using Lévi-Strauss’ model of House Societies”
A. Karnava and I. Nikolakopoulou, “More oikoi at Akrotiri, Thera: physical and social landscape in the new north/northwest neighbourhood of the LB I settlement
E. Gorogianni, “Finding oikoi: Ayia Irini, Kea from the household perspective”
C. Wiersma, “Early Helladic III and Middle Helladic house (centric) societies”
K. Efkleidou, “Looking for Houses in the tombs. The evidence for House-societies in the Mycenaean Argolid”
S. Andreou and K. Efkleidou, “In quest of the ‘oikos’ in the Late Bronze Age tells of Central Macedonia: The evidence from Thessaloniki Toumba”
M. Ruiz-Galvez, “Women, Houses and House Societies”

Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society

On 14-16 December 2018 an international workshop entitled Regional Approaches to Early Greek Society, 1100–550 BCE will be held at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Kontopanagou, “The Athenian Society in the Transition to the Early Iron Age through Funerary Material Culture: the Case of the Herodou Attikou Street Cemetery”
B. Eder, “Between the Mycenaean and Greek Worlds: the Emergence of the Greek Sanctuary”
T. Keßler, “Regional (Id)entities. The Decoration of Early Iron Age Pottery around the Gulf of Corinth”
A. Livieratou, “From Mycenaean Periphery to ethne: the Complex Ways of Socio-Political Evolution in Phocis and East Locris in the Early Iron Age”
A. Stamoudi, “The Household Ceramics of the LHIIIC and Proto- Geometric Period from the Site of Kynos (Phtiotis). Its Character, Characteristics and Potentials”
I. Lemos, “Transformation, Tradition and Innovation: the Transition from the Late Bronze to the Early Iron Age”
E. Chatzinikolaou, “From the Individual to the Community: Re-Reading Domestic Space during the Transition from the Early Iron Age to the Archaic Period”

Household Archaeology in Old World Prehistory

On 21-22 November 2018 a conference entitled Household Archaeology in Old World Prehistory was held in Vienna. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
K. Kotsakis, “Households in the mist. A central concept of Old World Archaeology revisited”
M. Röcklinger, “Spatial and Social Organisation at EBA 1 Çukuriçi Höyük”
C. Moser, “Insights into an Early Bronze Age Settlement in the Western Thessalian Plain”
O. Kouka, “Social Dynamics and Space Management in the EBA East Aegean”
G. Sofianos, “The Minoan Oikos in Pre- and Proto-palatial Crete”
S. Emra, “The Household at Çukuriçi Höyük through Patterns of Butchery, Consumption and Disposal”
P. Halstead, “Households(?) in Neolithic Greece: Production, Storage and Consumption of Food”
V. Tzevelekidi, “The Contribution of Zooarchaeological Analyses to the Interpretation of Ancient Societies: The Case of the Neolithic Greek Site of Toumba Kremastis-Koiladas”
S. Cveček, “Households in Transition? (Un)shared Household Practices in the Early Bronze Age Western Anatolia”

SOMA 2018

On 22-25 November 2018 the 22nd annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2018). From East to West: The mobility of people, goods and ideas in the ancient Mediterranean was held at the Museo del Mare e della Navigazione Antica, Santa Severa, Rome. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
E. Scarsella, “The private agency in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean”
K. Youngs, “Digitizing Cypriot glass and faience: manufacture, mobility and interconnections in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean”
S. Ruzza “From East to West: some observations on the introduction of Naue II swords in the Aegean”
G. Avola, “Mobility of people and goods between the Aegean and the central Mediterranean in the III millennium BC: the evidence from Southeastern Sicily and Malta”

The November 2018 issue of Nestor (45.8) is available as a free download.

8th Tennessee UG Classics Research Conference

On 12 November 2018 abstracts (250 words) are due for the Eighth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference, to be held on 23 February 2019 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Further information and the forms for submission are available at

Middle and Late Helladic Laconia

On 30 December 2018 abstracts (300 words) are due for an early career scholar conference entitled Middle and Late Helladic Laconia: Competing principalities?, to be held on 12-13 April 2019 at the Netherlands Institute at Athens, organized by the Netherlands Institute at Athens, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia, and the University of Groningen; on 20 December 2019 final publication draft will be due for contributions to the peer-reviewed volume. Abstracts, registration, and inquiries should be sent to Corien Wiersma (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Maria Tsouli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule of lecturers for 2018-2019, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Further information is available at
12 October 2018: A. Anagnostis, “Bio-archaeological Evidence of Intra-group Dynamics and Incipient Social Stratification in Neolithic Aposelemis, Crete”
16 November 2018: H. Tomas, “The Eastern Adriatic and the Aegean in the Bronze Age: A Mutual Self-Disclosure”
26 February 2019: B. Kunkel
5 April 2019: T. Palaima
8 May 2019: B. Jones

ASOR 2018

On 14-17 November 2018 the 2018 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting (ASOR 2018) will be held in Denver, CO. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. M. Maeir, “The 2018 Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath: Overview of the Results”
E. S. K. Anderson, “Animate and Unstable: Animals and Glyptic in Minoan Crete”
B. Clark, M. A. S. Martin, and A. Yasur-Landau, “The Middle and Late Bronze Age Cypriot Pottery at Megiddo: Changes in the Interaction Patterns between Cyprus and the Levant”
A. Creekmore, L. Sweatt, T. Letchworth, and A. M. Maeir, “A Magnetometry Study of the Philistine City of Gath”
J. S. Smith, “Speech Bubbles, Text Panels, and Inscriptions in between on Late Bronze Age Cypriot Seals”
C. Bergoffen, “Late Cypriot Bichrome Ware as an Expression of Commercial Mobility”
A. Marciniak, “The New Çatalhöyük: Aftermath of 25 Years of the Çatalhöyük Research Project”
J. Uziel, “New Perspectives on the Connection between Jerusalem and Gath of the Philistines”
I. Shai, “What’s between Libnah and Gath?”
E. M. Bonney, “Do Clothes Make the Man (or Woman)? The Report from Bronze Age Crete”
A. Simmons, “Sailing Neanderthals: Early Mediterranean Voyagers and the Role of Cyprus in Perspective”
K. Grossman, T. Paulette, A. McCarthy, and L. Graham, “Pre-urban Trajectories on the Northwest Coast of Cyprus: The First Two Seasons of the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project”
L. Crewe, “Kissonerga-Skalia Bronze Age Settlement Excavation”
C. Johnston, “Import Distribution and Network Integration in Bronze Age Cyprus”
E. Monahan, “A History of Violence? A Reassessment of the Evidence for Internecine Conflict in Bronze Age Cyprus”
W. Krieger, “The Evolution of Theory and Method in Philistine Archaeology”
R. Hunziker-Rodewald, “Going East—Philistine Female Figurines in Transjordan”
Z. Chovanec, “The Symbolic Landscape of Prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus as Represented in Figural Representation in Ritual Vessels: A New Interpretation”
T. Petit, “The First ‘Ruler’s Dwelling’ in Cyprus? A Pre-Palatial Building on the Acropolis of Amathus”
L. Grimsley, L. Swantek, T. Davis, C. Davey, and W. Weir, “Kourion Urban Space Project: 2018 Season Preliminary Results”
E. Levy and I. Finkelstein, “Computational Chronology: The First Appearance of Philistine Bichrome at Megiddo”
K. Fisher, “Geoarchaeological Research at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus”
S. Pilaar Birch, “An Isotopic Approach to Regional Dynamics of Neolithization in Western Anatolia and the Aegean”
B. Bryan, “Interconnections in the Eastern Mediterranean at the End of the Middle Bronze Age”
S. Murray and S. E. Cole, “The Aegean and Egypt at the Turn of the Middle Bronze Age: Economic Exchange, Diplomatic Interaction, and the Movement of Ideas”
B. A. Judas, “The Aegeanizing Elements from the Tomb Group of Ahhotep”
S. Wachsmann, “Ahhotep’s Silver Ship Model Reconsidered”
A. Yasur-Landau, “Punctuated Currents: Modeling Trajectories of Maritime Adaptation”
E. Cline, “Punctuated Equilibrium and the 3.2Kya Collapse in the Aegean, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean”

AIA 2019

On 3-6 January 2019 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2019) will be held in San Diego. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Dakouri-Hild, “The Theban Cemeteries Publication Project: Funerary Topography, Architecture, and Finds (1897–1919), Final Results”
B. Burke, “Excavations at Ancient Eleon and the Evolving Landscape of Death in Early Mycenaean Greece”
O. A. Jones, “Bones of Contention: Mycenaean Secondary Burial Revisited”
E. Fuller, “Performing Death: Gender, Bodily Adornment, and Ideology at Grave Circle B at Mycenae”
K. Stiles, “Community in Death: Rock Cut Chamber Tomb Cemetery Organization at Golemi Agios Georgios in Central Greece”
K. Shelton, “TAPHOS, the Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and Exploration Synergasia: the 2017-2018 Excavation Seasons”
K. Jarriel, “Environmental Change and the Resilience of Local Maritime Networks: Two Examples from the Aegean Bronze Age”
C. L. Johnston, “Extra-palatial Agents and Bronze Age Networks: Aegean and Cypriot Imports in Late Bronze Age Egypt”
M. Kramer-Hajos, “Innovations in Ship Technology and the End of the Bronze Age”
J. Mokrišová, “In the Footsteps of Glaucus: Metallurgy and Technological Transfer on the Western Anatolian Littoral”
G. Erny, “The Kingdom of Chelmis: Architecture, Material Culture, and the Modern Landscape of the Western Argolid”
S. J. Richardson, “Spatial Representation of Heavy Fraction Collection and Analysis from Tell es-Safi/Gath”
B. R. Jones, “Bringing the Minoans and Mycenaeans to Life”
J. Juhasz, “Comparative Survey on Crete: Regional Settlement Patterns in the Late Bronze Age”
N. G. Blackwell, “Viewing the Lion Gate Relief at Mycenae: A 3D Model and New Compositional Observations”
Z. Tankosic, “Mind the GAP: Preliminary Results of the First Season of the Gourimadi Archaeological Project, Greece”
D. Katsonopoulou, “Social Gatherings from the Early Helladic North Peloponnese: The Case of the Helike Corridor House, Gulf of Corinth, Greece”
T. Strasser, “The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: Early Symbolic Communication in Greece”
T. Carter, “A Mid-Holocene to Middle Pleistocene Stratigraphic Sequence from Stelida, Naxos”
E. Panagopoulou, “The Lower Palaeolithic Site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece”
A. Simmons, “Beyond the Hippos: Curtis Runnels’ Impact on a Clearer Understanding of Deep Time Archaeology on the Mediterranean Islands”
B. Pestarino, “Beyond the Text: Socio-political Implications in Cypriot Bilingual Inscriptions”
B. R. Jones, “An Alternative Proposal for Evan’s’ Snakes and Headgear on Knossos Faience Figurine HM 65”
B. Davis, “The Phaistos Disk: A New Way of Viewing the Language behind the Script”
O. Mouthuy, “The Linear B tablets from the Northern Entrance Passage at Knossos: a Reconsideration of the Taphonomy of the Deposit”
R. Palmer, “Mycenaean hornworking, wealth finance, and Linear B commodity *189”
E. Tsiolaki, “Western Messenia in the Early Bronze Age Period: Revisiting Evidence from the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project”
E. Baci, “Geospatial Analyses of Settlement Patterns in Albania (1100 B.C.E.–395 C.E.)”
M. L. Galaty, “Regional Archaeology in the Peja and Istog Districts of Kosova (RAPID-Kosova): Results of the 2018 Field Season”
N. N. L. Lercari, “Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project: Exploring Digital Methods in Archaeological Heritage Conservation”
C. Garcia Fine, “Redefining Social Boundaries on the Greek Mainland from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age: a Long-Term Comparative Approach”
A. Van de Moortel, “The Rise of a Political Elite at Mitrou, Central Greece: an Architectural Perspective”
D. Gilman Romano, “Excavation and Research at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion, Summers of 2017 and 2018”
J. W. Earle, “A New Mycenaean Occupation Phase at Koukounaries, Paros”
S. Lupack, “Continuity and Change in Religious Practice from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age”
P. Tomkins, “Firing Diversity? A Later Neolithic Pottery Production Area at Knossos and the Development of Pottery Production on Crete”
I. Caloi and S. Todaro, “Time for Plain Speaking: Thinking through Plain Handleless Cups in Minoan Crete”
L. Ursprung-Nerling, “Rise of the Individual or Continuation of the Communal: Minoan Pre- and Protopalatial Larnakes on Crete”
B. Legarra Herrero, “New Research on Minoan Gold: First Results and Implications for Understanding Off-Island Interaction”
M. J. Daniels, “Death and Divinity at Kommos: Reinterpreting a Prothesis Scene on an Incised Cup from the Iron Age Sanctuary”
E. A. Fisher, “Minoans in Punt: an Interpretation of the Akrotiri Frescoes”
G. Doudalis, “Mochlos, Uninterrupted: Material Evidence from the Settlement during Middle Minoan IIB-IIIA”
E. Kardamaki, “Pottery Traditions at Ayios Vasileios, Laconia”
P. Day, “Making Cretan Transport Stirrup Jars in the Argolid”
C.-H. Tsai, “The Mycenaean and Local Pottery Traditions at Koukonissi, Lemnos”
M. Gazis, “Material and Human Mobility: the Diverse Ceramic Worlds of Teichos Dymaion, Achaia, Greece”
B. Proulx, “Aegean, Aegean-style, and Local Pottery Traditions in Nuragic Sardinia: New Evidence from Selargius on the Bay of Cagliari”

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