Wiener Laboratory collaboration with Max Planck

August 18, 2020

Wiener Laboratory collaboration with Max Planck

We are excited to announce the collaboration of Wiener Laboratory with Max Planck – Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean, for performing extraction of Ancient DNA analysis (aDNA).

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Webinar: Plagues and Pandemics in the Past: The Evidence from Thebes

August 7, 2020

Webinar: Plagues and Pandemics in the Past: The Evidence from Thebes

Join us in watching the 3rd Episode of our Live from the Lab, with Dr. Maria Liston, Senior Associate Member, Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science

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Dental Cast Tutorial

June 22, 2020

Dental Cast Tutorial

Watch our tutorial from the Wiener Laboratory of Archaeological Sciences with Dimitris Michailidis and Zoe Chalatsi.

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Webinar: The Birth of Democracy in Ancient Athens: A Bioarchaeological Perspective

June 18, 2020

Webinar: The Birth of Democracy in Ancient Athens: A Bioarchaeological Perspective

Join us in watching our second episode of our "Live from the Lab", with Dr. Jane Buikstra.

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Webinar: Live from the Lab, Episode 1

May 24, 2020

Webinar: Live from the Lab, Episode 1

Join us in watching the first episode of our webinar series, "Live from the Lab"

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ASCSA Responses to COVID-19

May 14, 2020

ASCSA Responses to COVID-19

Please read our responses to COVID-19
Updated May 14th

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Q&A - COVID-19 - Updated

May 8, 2020

Q&A - COVID-19 - Updated

Please read our Q&A about current prevention measures and changes in Greece.

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Update on COVID-19 – School Closed

March 14, 2020

Update on COVID-19 – School Closed

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Important Notice - Libraries Closed

March 11, 2020

Important Notice - Libraries Closed

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Hands on in the Lab: Meet Wiener Lab Assistant Zoe Chalatsi

February 25, 2020

Hands on in the Lab: Meet Wiener Lab Assistant Zoe Chalatsi

Introduced to the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences by Professor Stefania Chlouveraki, Zoe Chalatsi started working in the Lab in early 2011.

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ASCSA at the 2020 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in DC

November 21, 2019

ASCSA at the 2020 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in DC

Use this list to join current American School members and staff for lectures, workshops, round table discussions and more at the 2020 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

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VIDEOCAST - Geo-ethnoarchaeology: Ethnography and microscopic study of modern sites as an interpretative tool for archaeological research

April 11, 2018

VIDEOCAST - Geo-ethnoarchaeology: Ethnography and microscopic study of modern sites as an interpretative tool for archaeological research

FITCH-WIENER LABS SEMINAR SERIES Dr. David Friesem

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VIDEOCAST - “Why are Scientists Afraid of ED-XRF Analysis in Art and Archaeology?”

December 21, 2017

VIDEOCAST - “Why are Scientists Afraid of ED-XRF Analysis in Art and Archaeology?”

Sariel Shalev, University of Haifa

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VIDEOCAST - Lord of the Gold Rings - The Grave of the Griffin Warrior of Pylos

October 30, 2017

VIDEOCAST - Lord of the Gold Rings - The Grave of the Griffin Warrior of Pylos

Sharon R. Stoker & Jack L. Davis - University of Cincinnati

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VIDEOCAST - Annual Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture 2017 - The Prospect for Ancient Proteins in Archaeology

October 27, 2017

VIDEOCAST - Annual Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture 2017 - The Prospect for Ancient Proteins in Archaeology

Annual Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture Matthew Collins, University of York - University of Copenhagen “The Prospect for Ancient Proteins in Archaeology”

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October 12, 2017

RECLASSIFICATION OF RESEARCH COLLECTIONS

Starting September 2017, the libraries of ASCSA (the Blegen, the Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers.

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Lectures and Events Schedule Set for 2017-18

September 8, 2017

Lectures and Events Schedule Set for 2017-18

The New York Times Democracy Forum and a lecture by Professor Mary Lefkowitz, later followed by the Nights Classical Music at the Gennadeion in September begin a year of diverse lectures and events ahead.

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Hesperia welcomes New Editor: Jennifer Sacher

August 16, 2017

Hesperia welcomes New Editor: Jennifer Sacher

After a comprehensive search, the ASCSA has chosen Jennifer Sacher to be the next editor of Hesperia.

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August 4, 2017

Generous Funding Modernizes and Updates ASCSA Libraries

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) has been awarded three program grants totaling $900,000 to modernize and update its library holdings.

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School Summer Newsletter

July 7, 2017

School Summer Newsletter

The American School's Summer 2017 issue of the newsletter is now online for viewing.

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Psychiatrists and psychotherapists from “Antistixi” Visit the ASCSA

June 28, 2017

Psychiatrists and psychotherapists from “Antistixi” Visit the ASCSA

To Σάββατο 24 Ιουνίου, ο Δημήτρης και η Ελένη Καραγιάννη, ψυχίατροι-ψυχοθεραπευτές και οι συνεργάτες τους από το θεραπευτικό και εκπαιδευτικό Ινστιτούτο «Αντίστιξη» ξεναγήθηκαν στις εγκαταστάσεις της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών.

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Surprises in Excavations on the Ismenion Hill

May 31, 2017

Surprises in Excavations on the Ismenion Hill

A conversation with Dr. Stephanie Larson about the excavations on the Ismenion Hill

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May 23, 2017

One-day meeting in experimental archaeology at the Wiener Laboratory

The use of stone tools and the observation of wear patterns; a theoretical and practical one-day meeting at the Wiener Laboratory

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VIDEOCAST - Plagues and Pestilence in Thebes

May 9, 2017

VIDEOCAST - Plagues and Pestilence in Thebes

Prof. Maria Liston, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, Canada; Whitehead Professor, ASCSA

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VIDEOCAST - Human-Environment Dynamics in the Peloponnese and Beyond: Ideas-Methods-Results

April 28, 2017

VIDEOCAST - Human-Environment Dynamics in the Peloponnese and Beyond: Ideas-Methods-Results

Conference on Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese, 6-9 April, organized in cooperation with the Swedish Institute at Athens.

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Panagiotis Karkanas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2017

Panagiotis Karkanas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the U.S.’s oldest and most esteemed learned societies, has elected Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, Director of the American School's Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, to its 237th class of members. He is the 24th person in the ASCSA's venerable history to receive this honor.

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Meet a Member: Kaitlyn Stiles

March 28, 2017

Meet a Member: Kaitlyn Stiles

Meet Kaitlyn Stiles, an Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens working on a dissertation in Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Tennessee.

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Using X-rays to Understand Greek Pottery

March 3, 2017

Using X-rays to Understand Greek Pottery

Watch the Wiener Lab's portable X-ray fluorescence device in action, helping unlock mysteries of Corinthian pottery.

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Announcement Concerning Access to the Archives in the Gennadius Library

January 20, 2017

Announcement Concerning Access to the Archives in the Gennadius Library

Researchers will not be able to access the Archives of the G.L. between July 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018. H πρόσβαση των ερευνητών στα Αρχεία της Βιβλιοθήκης δεν θα είναι δυνατή από 1/7/2017 έως 28/2/2018.

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Dr. Zeder’s and Dr. Karkanas’ talk at the Boston Athenaeum, January 2017

January 19, 2017

Dr. Zeder’s and Dr. Karkanas’ talk at the Boston Athenaeum, January 2017

On January 9th, 2017, Dr. Zeder and Dr. Karkanas gave a talk at the Boston Athenaeum related to the history and scope of the Wiener Laboratory and the School’s involvement in the groundbreaking Phaleron project.

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December 14, 2016

Additions to the Wiener Lab Library

The Wiener Laboratory is excited to announce the addition of the following publications to our collection.

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December 5, 2016

New AMBROSIA Launched

The online home to the catalogues of the Gennadius, Blegen,Wiener Laboratory, and the British School, the new AMBROSIA is simpler and easier to use.

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VIDEOCAST - Phaleron Delta: the Archaic Necropolis at the Southern Edge of the City

November 15, 2016

VIDEOCAST - Phaleron Delta: the Archaic Necropolis at the Southern Edge of the City

Dr. Stella Chrysoulaki, Ephor, Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus, Western Attica, and the Islands

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David Romano Reflects on Mt. Lykaion Discovery

August 17, 2016

David Romano Reflects on Mt. Lykaion Discovery

“We had been expecting something like this ever since we began excavating at the altar in 2007,” admitted Romano.

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August 10, 2016

Meet a Member: Petra Vaiglova

Meet Petra Vaiglova is the pre-doctoral fellow at the Wiener lab, working on a PhD in archaeological science

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VIDEOCAST - Tales from the Wiener Lab

June 10, 2016

VIDEOCAST - Tales from the Wiener Lab

Contributions of the Archaeological Sciences to Classical Studies Dr. Melinda Zeder, Smithsonian Institution

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February 3, 2016

International Field School on Archaeological Science in Ancient Corinth

The week-long course entitled Field School on Archaeological Science in Ancient Corinth is offered by the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA), in collaboration with the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and the ASCSA Excavations at Ancient Corinth.

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January 21, 2016

Students of Hunter College visiting the ASCSA

Professor Robert Koehl and a small group of graduate students from Hunter College visited the facilities of the School yesterday.

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Alumnus Nakassis Recognized with MacArthur Fellowship

January 8, 2016

Alumnus Nakassis Recognized with MacArthur Fellowship

The School speaks with recent MacArthur "genius grant" winner Dimitri Nakassis about what the fellowship means to him and his research into Mycenaean society.

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Wiener Laboratory Assists with Analyzing Archaic-Period Cemetery at Phaleron

November 11, 2015

Wiener Laboratory Assists with Analyzing Archaic-Period Cemetery at Phaleron

The Laboratory was recently granted permission to study the cemetery at Phaleron — one of the most significant necropoleis in Attica during the Archaic Period.

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September 17, 2015

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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September 11, 2015

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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September 8, 2015

ASCSA Student Associate Member, Marie-Philippine Montagné

Ms Marie-Philippine Montagné (University of Aix- Marseille, France) made use of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory facilities for her study on use-wear analysis of obsidian and flint Bronze Age tools.

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September 8, 2015

Tübingen University postgraduate student, Lucia Leierer

Ms Lucia Leierer (Tübingen University, Work group Prehistory and Archaeology Science, Geoarchaeology) visited the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for a week in the context of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory- Tübingen University Memorandum of Understanding.

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June 8, 2015

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.

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VIDEOCAST - International Conference: “Athens and Attica in Prehistory

June 5, 2015

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

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May 26, 2015

Colgate University Students at the Wiener Lab

Rebecca Ammerman, professor of Classics at the University of Colgate, and fourteen of her students visited the Wiener Lab.

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May 20, 2015

University of Chicago Students at the ASCSA

Jonathan Hall, professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and fifteen of his students visited the American School of Classical Studies as part of a study-abroad program entitled "Greek Antiquity and Its Legacy."

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May 5, 2015

Climate change, human population growth, or both?

"Climate change, human population growth, or both? Upper Paleolithic subsistence shifts in southern Greece". Dr. Maria Ntinou, former Wiener Laboratory Fellow has published this recent article in Quaternary International (under her affiliation with the lab).

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April 6, 2015

Technical considerations and methodology for creating high-resolution, color-corrected photomosaics

"Technical considerations and methodology for creating high-resolution, color-corrected, and georectified photomosaics of stratigraphic sections at archaeological sites." Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Lab, has co-authored this recent paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science

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April 6, 2015

Revisiting Kokkinopilos: Middle Pleistocene radiometric dates for stratified archaeological remains

Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Lab, has co-authored this recent paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science

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March 26, 2015

Fitch-Wiener Seminar: Dr. Papayianni

"The microfauna from the Aegean Bronze Age: indirect evidence for human impact on the natural environment"

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VIDEOCAST - “Work of the ASCSA during 2014”&“Archaeology,History and Science: a Microscopic Approach

March 15, 2015

VIDEOCAST - “Work of the ASCSA during 2014”&“Archaeology,History and Science: a Microscopic Approach

OPEN MEETING - “Work of the ASCSA during 2014” & “Archaeology, History and Science: a Microscopic Approach” James C. Wright, Director of ASCSA; Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College and Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, M. H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, ASCSA

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March 13, 2015

GIS session

Dr. Calla McNamee, presented on March 10 & March 17, two sessions on GIS.

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March 4, 2015

Wiener Laboratory Workshop- March 3, 2015

The Workshop was about Human Bones.

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February 12, 2015

Fitch-Wiener Seminar: Dr. Stathopoulou

"The use of spectrochemical techniques in the study of archaeological bone"

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February 9, 2015

Tea Talk- Dr. Calla McNamee

On Thursday, February 5th, Dr. Calla McNamee (Wiener Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellow) presented a talk entitled, "The Use of Microbotanical Residue Analysis: Budding Interpretation of Subsistence Practices in the Aegean Bronze Age."

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February 4, 2015

Wiener Laboratory Workshop- February 3, 2015

The Workshop was about Pottery.

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January 27, 2015

MoA between WL & Institut für Naturwissentshaftliche Archäologie of the University of Tübingen

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archeological Science of The American School of Classical studies at Athens and the Institut für Naturwissentshaftliche Archäologie of the University of Tübingen have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for encouraging academic cooperation through research and study in furtherance of the advancement of learning.

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January 27, 2015

Wiener Laboratory Workshop- January 27, 2015

The Workshop was about Paleobotany.

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January 27, 2015

Wiener Laboratory Workshop-January 20, 2015

The Workshop was about Animal Bones.

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January 7, 2015

A new and expanded free-standing Wiener Laboratory is being constructed

The Wiener Laboratory is currently building a new and expanded free-standing structure with new facilities. The construction is expected to be ready for use by the end of 2015.

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December 19, 2014

Wiener Laboratory Workshop- November 2014

The Wiener Laboratory workshop was about Stratigraphy & Site Formation Processes

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July 17, 2014

Malcolm H. Wiener honored by President Papoulias with the Gold Cross of the Order of the Phoenix

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at an official state ceremony, President Karolos Papoulias of Greece presented 42 people with awards. Among those honored was Malcolm H. Wiener, president of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ASCSA. Wiener received the Gold Cross of the Order of Honor from Papoulias.

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VIDEOCAST - Harvesting the Sea: Aegean Societies and Marine Animals in Context

June 11, 2014

VIDEOCAST - Harvesting the Sea: Aegean Societies and Marine Animals in Context

Harvesting the Sea: Aegean Societies and Marine Animals in Context, 29-31 May ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 210-7236313

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May 7, 2014

“Roman-era shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets”

Dr Alain Touwaide is in the Telegraph about his findings about the medications from a Roman wreck. He mentioned this in his Dec. 2012 annual Wiener Lecture

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January 21, 2014

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.

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January 17, 2014

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.

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VIDEOCAST - “Ötzi and Modern Mummy Research-The Life and Death of the 5300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman”

December 16, 2013

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!

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September 30, 2013

“The Olive in the third millenium Aegean”

Dr. Evi Margaritis, former Wiener Laboratory Fellow has published this recent article in Antiquity (under her affiliation with the lab).

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September 2, 2013

“Bringing the past to life”

Former Wiener Laboratory Angel Fellow and American School Advanced Fellow Eleanna Prevedorou is featured in an Arizona State University News article

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May 27, 2013

The Wiener Laboratory Celebrates Twenty Years

On Sunday, June 2, 2013 the ASCSA will hold a half-day Colloquium Honoring Malcolm H. Wiener and the Wiener Laboratory

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May 15, 2013

15th Annual Workshop of Environmental Archaeology

The Wiener Laboratory conducted a workshop in Loring Hall on May 14th on environmental archaeology entitled "Keeping our Past Alive."

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April 3, 2013

BBC photo shoot at the Wiener Laboratory

An upcoming BBC 2 production highlights the work of the Wiener Laboratory.

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March 13, 2013

Wiener Laboratory Workshop on “Pigments”

The Wiener Laboratory conducted the Annual Workshop on "Pigments" on March 12th led by H. Brecoulaki

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March 12, 2013

Fitch-Wiener Labs Seminar

On March 6th E. Hasaki and I.Zananiri presented their research on ancient kilns in view of the Fitch-Wiener Labs Seminar held at Loring Hall

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March 5, 2013

Wiener Laboratory Workshop on “Stones”

On March 5th, Margie Miles and Scott Pike led the Annual Wiener Laboratory workshop on"stones".

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February 26, 2013

Wiener Laboratory Workshop on “Food”

"Food" was the theme of the Annual Wiener Laboratory Workshop held on February 26th

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February 12, 2013

Wiener Laboratory Workshop on “Bones”

On February 5th the Wiener Laboratory hosted the annual Workshop on "Bones"

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January 17, 2013

Wiener Laboratory Workshop on Pottery

On January 15th the Wiener Laboratory organized the annual workshop on pottery

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VIDEOCAST: Mapping the Ancient Environment: The Contribution of Manuscripts and Texts

December 11, 2012

VIDEOCAST: Mapping the Ancient Environment: The Contribution of Manuscripts and Texts

Mapping the Ancient Environment: The Contribution of Manuscripts and Texts Speaker Alain Touwaide, Smithsonian Institution

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December 11, 2012

Plants in Archaeology

On the 3rd and 4th of December the Wiener Laboratory hosted a workshop entitled "Plants in Archaeology", including lectures, a visit to the Mediterranean Garden Society and a presentation at the Gennadius Library by Dr. Alain Touwaide.

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Videocast: Animals in the Agora

October 7, 2011

Videocast: Animals in the Agora

On April 5, 2011, Malcolm Wiener Visiting Research Professor Michael MacKinnon (University of Winnipeg) delivered the lecture, "Animals in the Agora: Reconstructing Cultural Life in Ancient Athens from Zooarchaeological Remains."

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September 19, 2011

Wiener Laboratory in the News

Kathimerini reporter Christina Sanoudou interviews Wiener Laboratory researchers.

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July 12, 2011

Wiener Laboratory Director Researches in Erbil, Iraq

Wiener Laboratory Director, Sherry Fox, began work with the University of Athens' first field campaign at Tell Nader in Kurdistan (Erbil, Iraq) this past April under the direction of Prof. Konstantinos Kopanias from the University of Athens.

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May 25, 2010

Spring News from the Wiener Laboratory

A summary in pictures of the people and events at the Wiener Lab for Spring 2010.

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April 6, 2010

Wiener Lab Presents Archaeology Under the Microscope

The Wiener Lab conducted its most successful workshop to-date on March 29 entitled "Archaeology under the Microscope: Daily Life in the Past through the Analysis of Organic & Inorganic."

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April 6, 2010

Wiener Laboratory Hosts Max Planck Institute Workshop

The Wiener Laboratory hosted a Max Planck Institute for Demographic Workshop (Rostock) on March 15-17, 2010 entitled: “Sex, death and bones: Paleodemography and gender differentials in the Mediterranean World."

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June 1, 2009

An Old Elephant in the Wiener Laboratory

An interesting find has recently passed through the Wiener Laboratory—one which could shed light on the taxonomy, environment, and way of life during the Plio-Pleistocene of Greece.

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April 23, 2009

Wiener Lab Workshop Focuses on Stone and Bone Tools

The Annual Wiener Laboratory Workshop was held on March 12th, 2009 and organized by 2008-2009 Fellows Dr. Christina Tsoraki (Geoarchaeology Fellow, University of Sheffield), Dr. Niels Andreasen (Geoarchaeology Fellow, University of Cambridge), and Dr. Rozalia Christidou (Faunal Studies Fellow, University of Crete). The theme for this workshop was "Stone and Bone Tools."

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February 8, 2009

Wiener Lab Celebrates Publication of “New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece”

A new volume from the Wiener Laboratory, launched in Athens on February 12, provides a state-of-the-art account of the way in which the study of human skeletal remains is shedding new light on the archaeology of Greece.

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Volcanologist at Large

June 9, 2008

Volcanologist at Large

Volcanologist Floyd McCoy from the University of Hawaii reflects on a busy year as Visiting Research Professor in the Wiener Laboratory, leading a student trip to Santorini, exploring new ideas with colleagues, and writing (when time permitted).

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May 27, 2008

Leadership Gift Received from Angel Family

The ASCSA has received a generous gift from the Angel family toward endowment of the J. Lawrence Angel Fellowship at the Wiener Laboratory.

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May 22, 2008

EBSCOhost free trial

Three multi-disciplinary full-text databases are available form EBSCO to ASCSA reading community

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April 27, 2008

Trustee Jane Buikstra Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Jane Buikstra has been awarded the prestigious Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

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March 12, 2008

A new open access journal

Bioarchaeology of the Near East is a very interesting open access journal that brings together biological anthropologists and the archaeologists interested in human populations inhabiting the Near East

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February 12, 2008

School Receives $2 Million from Malcolm Wiener Foundation

The Foundation has recently donated $2 million for a new Laboratory.

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