The laboratory has as its main, long-term research interests in human skeletal studies, faunal studies, Geoarchaeology, Archaeobotany and ancient materials studies. A variety of complementary analytical techniques are applied to studies in each area. Close links are encouraged between Wiener Laboratory researchers and the faculty of the American School, including excavation directors and associated conservation staff, with the aim of enhancing communication and interpretation arising out of collaborative research.

Active Research

Since it opened, the lab has facilitated the independent research of over 150 scholars representing more than a dozen countries. In addition to their own research, Wiener Laboratory fellows and associates often provide education to members of the School and to the local and scientific communities through lectures, independent publications, consultations, and hands-on workshops.

Bench Fees

Effective July 1, 2016, for all research projects at the Wiener Laboratory, excluding Wiener Laboratory Fellowships, Associateships and Wiener Laboratory funded projects, a bench fee is required. The bench fee is levied to cover the additional costs related to basic consumables, equipment and materials not included in the School Fees and Expenses. Different rates apply to students, faculty, and graduates of Cooperating Institutions of the ASCSA than those from non-affiliated institutions. For further details, please see the Bench Fees on the Wiener Laboratory Research Page.


Researchers, under the affiliation of the Wiener Laboratory, have published their studies in amongst the most prestigious, high-impact, peer-reviewed international science journals such as Nature, Science Advances, Scientific Reports; PLoS ONE, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Journal of Archaeological Science, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, Geoarchaeology, Quaternary International, and many others.

Research Archive

Since its foundation in 1992, the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory has contributed, through funding, to the development of almost 150 projects. These projects, undertaken at the Lab, cover key research areas within the Archaeological Sciences.