Dr.

Malcolm H. Wiener

Institute for Aegean Prehistory
Company executive (investment); Foundation executive; Archaeologist
Area
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specialty
Anthropology and Archaeology
Member Since
1999

Malcolm H. Wiener is an Aegean prehistorian who has written extensively on the Eastern Mediterranean world in the Bronze Age.  His topics include the emergence, florescence and collapse of the first complex societies of the western world in Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, their relationship to the civilizations of the Near East and Egypt, and the chronology of the ancient world via comparisons of radiocarbon, tree-ring, ice-core and astronomical dates in relation to the ancient texts, inscriptions and stratigraphy of the artifacts.  He is a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and serves on a number of Visiting Committees at other museums.  Mr. Wiener is also  a member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he chaired an independent task force on “Non-lethal Technologies: Military Implications and Options” and wrote its report.  He has published articles on economics, foreign affairs, antiquities law and Picasso.

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