Albert J. Ammerman, Ph.D.

Albert J. Ammerman

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

Albert J. Ammerman, Ph.D., Research Professor at Colgate University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in archaeology.

Specializing in archaeology, genetics, and the origins of Rome, Venice and Athens, Dr. Ammerman is a pioneer in his industry. Renowned for his work on the Neolithic transition in Europe, he previously worked in collaboration with Luca Cavelli-Sforza in the department of genetics at Stanford University, discovering a new field of research that fused archaeology and human genetics together for the first time. In addition, he was involved with 14 years of archaeological fieldwork in Venice, in which he brought to the forefront the origins of St. Mark’s Square and the origins of the city.

Since 2011, Dr. Ammerman has been serving as a research professor at Colgate University, having previously been an O’Connor visiting professor of humanities from 2007 to 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 penned a plethora of 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 authored “Island Archaeology and the Origins of Seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean” in 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, and the National Geographic Society, as well as several fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 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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