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The Institute for Aegean Prehistory

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Purpose and Activities

The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) is a private operating foundation; opportunities to participate in the organization's activities are given only for the purpose of allowing and encouraging persons to study Aegean prehistory with expectation of research publication under the direct supervision of the institute. The goal of the Institute's grant program is to promote knowledge of the Aegean region, and to support archaeological fieldwork and research in that area in the chronological span of the Paleolithic period through to the First Olympiad in 776 BC.


Established in 1983 in NY - Founded by Malcolm H. Wiener, an Aegean prehistorian, retired financial trader and philanthropist. He was the founder and Chairman of the Millburn Corporation, Millburn Ridgefield Corporation, CommInVest and ShareInVest. He received the Ring of Honour of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz. Harvard's The Center for Social Policy of the Kennedy School of Government is named in his honor. He is a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Wiener is the author of numerous works on Aegean prehistory and has received four honorary doctorates.


The Institute for Aegean Prehistory

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55 West 46th Street 31st Floor New York City, NY United States 10036

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