About Us

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 state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, extensive comparative collections, and funding for independent scientific research while simultaneously helping members of the academic community of the School better understand how scientific methods can provide new context to their own philological, classical and historical research.

Since it opened, in 1992, the Lab has facilitated the independent research of over 150 scholars representing more than a dozen countries in the fields of bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, archaeobotany and zooarchaeology, and materials science.

The lab provides variety of fellowships as well as resources for independent research, and it offers research assistance to scholars who cannot physically travel to the laboratory.

The Lab participates in a strong collaborative network of international laboratories such as the Fitch Laboratory at the British School at Athens, the Institute for Archaeological Sciences of the University of Tübingen, the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science of the Weizmann Institute in Israel, Arizona State University and University of Arizona, among numerous other international and intra-Greece institutions.

Leadership and Staff

Director of the Wiener Laboratory is Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (CV). Dr. Dimitris Michailidis is Laboratory Coordinator. The lab's present Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is Dr. William Flint Dibble and Dr. Rena Veropoulidou is Programmatic Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.

Committee on the Wiener Laboratory

The Wiener Laboratory Committee of the Managing Committee of the ASCSA plays a significant role in generating and discussing policy for the Lab. The Committee works to support the programs of the Wiener Laboratory: funding projects for young scholars, sponsoring field and laboratory research, providing resources for scholarly work, and disseminating research results. The Committee comprises experts from different subdisciplines of Archaeological Science, such as Osteoarchaeology, Zooarchaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Archaeobotany, as well as archaeologists who have a strong record of integrating the archaeological sciences into their research. For further details, please see the Committee on the Wiener Laboratory section.