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Albert J. Ammerman, Ph.D.

Albert J. Ammerman

Title: Research Professor
Company: Colgate University
Location: Hamilton, New York, United States

Albert Ammerman

Albert J. Ammerman, PhD, International Fellow at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arte, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in archaeology.

Specializing in archaeology, environmental studies, and the origins of Rome, Venice and Athens, Dr. Ammerman is a pioneer in his field. Renowned for his research on the Neolithic transition in Europe, he previously worked in collaboration with Luca Cavelli-Sforza in the department of genetics at Stanford University, pioneering a new field of research that brought together archaeology and human genetics for the first time. In addition, he conducted 23 years of fieldwork in ancient Rome and 14 years of investigations in Venice, where his main focus was on how St. Mark’s Square began and on the origins of the city.

In the years from 2011 through 2020, Dr. Ammerman was a research professor at Colgate University, having previously been an O’Connor visiting professor of humanities in 2007 and 2009. Earlier in his career, he served such academic institutions as the University of Trento, the University of Parma, the State University of New York at Binghamton, and Stanford University in myriad roles beginning in 1972. A prolific author, he has written many articles to such esteemed journals as Antiquity, the Journal of Roman Archaeology, the American Journal of Archaeology and the Journal of Field Archaeology, among many others. Most recently, he edited two volumes of “Island Archaeology and the Origins of Seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean” in 2013-2014.

Dr. Ammerman holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Philosophy from the UCL Institute of Archaeology. As a testament to his profound success, he has accrued multiple grants from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the National Geographic Society, and the National Science Foundation, as well as fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.), the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy in Rome and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has further been highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America.

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