The Wiener Laboratory 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 the tools and resources to answer a variety of scientfically-based questions in the fields of bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, paleobotany, and zooarchaeology (see vision, mission and philosophy).
The lab provides year-long fellowships as well as travel grants for independent research, and it offers research assistance to scholars who cannot physically travel to the laboratory. Educational outreach is offered via seminars, a regular lecture series, research publications and workshops.
The Wiener Laboratory News
New Book Release by Dr. Voutsaki & Dr. Valamoti, 2013 volume
The new volume by Voutsaki and Valamoti's 2013 is out! The book entitled Diet, Economy and Society in the Ancient Greek World: Towards a Better Integration of Archaeology and Science. Proceedings of the International Conference Held at the Netherlands Institute at Athens on 22-24 March 2010.
VIDEOCAST - “Ötzi and Modern Mummy Research-The Life and Death of the 5300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman”
“Ötzi and Modern Mummy Research - The Life and Death of the 5300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman" Albert Zink, Director of the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, European Academy of Bolzano, Italy. Watch it now!
Introduction to Basic Applied Statistics
Between October 23-25, J. Lawrence Angel Fellow, Dr. Effie Nikita presented a seminar “Introduction to Basic Applied Statistics” for ASCSA members and staff. This was a first for the Wiener Laboratory and by all accounts a success. Since statistics is of enormous value in analyzing information and in testing conclusions that researchers draw from it, it is particularly useful to have instruction from someone whose experience is based on working with archaeological data.