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Wiener Laboratory

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.

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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the News

A major discovery of the grave of a rich warrior (buried around 1500 B.C.) was reported by the school-affiliated excavations in Pylos.

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Archaeodiet in the Greek World Published

Archaeodiet in the Greek World: Dietary Reconstruction from Stable Isotope Analysis, edited by Anastasia Papathanasiou, Michael P. Richards, and Sherry C. Fox, is now published and available for sale.

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The 2015 – 2016 Academic Year Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory Fellows Projects

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory Committee awarded five new fellowships for the 2015- 2016 academic year. Dr. McNamee (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) is on her second year of her project entitled: “Starches and Grains: Reconstructing Subsistence in Mainland Greece through the Bronze Age.”

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