The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the ASCSA is an active research department dedicated to archaeological science in Greece. The lab provides both American and international scholars of archaeological science in the eastern Mediterranean and adjacent areas the tools and resources to answer a variety of scientfically-based questions mainly in the fields of bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, paleobotany, and zooarchaeology (see vision, mission and philosophy).
The director of the Wiener Laboratory is Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (CV). Dimitris Michailidis is Laboratory Coordinator. The lab provides variety of fellowships (see fellows and grants) as well as facilities for independent research, and it offers research assistance to scholars who cannot physically travel to the laboratory. The lab's present post-doc is Dr. Calla McNammee. Educational outreach is offered via seminars, a regular lecture series, research publications and workshops.
The Wiener Laboratory News
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the News
Archaeology magazine reports that research by Spencer Pope of McMaster University, David Scahill of ASCSA, and Peter Schultz of Concordia College indicates that millions of silver coins, the reserves of ancient Athens, were once kept in the attic of the Parthenon.
Malcolm Wiener Awarded Gold Cross by the Hellenic Republic
In a special ceremony at the Embassy of Greece in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, ASCSA Trustee Chairman Malcolm Hewitt Wiener was awarded the Gold Cross of the Order of Honor by the Hellenic Republic for his contribution to the study of Aegean Prehistory.
VIDEOCAST - International Conference: “Athens and Attica in Prehistory
ASCSA, Ministry of Culture, Faculty of History and Archaeology, University of Athens, and the Museum of Cycladic Art