He is best known for his work on the Neolithic transition in Europe and his archaeological fieldwork and environmental studies in ancient Rome and Venice.
HAMILTON, NY, April 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Albert J. Ammerman, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Ammerman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 45 years of archaeological experience to his credit, Dr. Ammerman has worked as a research professor for Colgate University since 2011. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of O'Connor professor of humanities at Colgate University from 2006 to 2010, senior research associate at Colgate University from 1986 to 2003, visiting professor at University of Trento from 1994 to 1999, and visiting professor at University of Parma from 1982 to 1993. Previously, he was an assistant professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, from 1978 to 1983. Dr. Ammerman began his career as a senior research associate and lecturer in human biology at Stanford University from 1972 to 1977.
Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Ammerman pursued an education at the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. He concluded his studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in 1972, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy.
He is best known for his work on the Neolithic transition in Europe and his archaeological fieldwork and environmental studies in ancient Rome and Venice. Working in collaboration with Luca Cavelli-Sforza in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University, he pioneered a new field of research that brought archaeology and human genetics together for the first time. In Rome, he conducted 23 years of archaeological fieldwork at many different sites in the ancient city, including the Forum, the Capitoline Hill and the East Bank of the Tiber. In each case, he documented that there was the purposeful transformation of the landscape in the time before the Republic. In Venice, he also carried out 14 years of archaeological fieldwork at a number of sites in the city and the lagoon, which shed new light on the origins of St. Mark's Square and how the city began.
Beyond his efforts within the field, Dr. Ammerman has contributed to numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He has served as director of the Venice Study Group at Colgate University from 1999 to 2013, director of the Archaeology Summer School at the American Academy in Rome in 2001, and on the International Strategic Committee of the University of Nice since 2016. In addition to his research activity, Dr. Ammerman remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise, including on the Managing Committee for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens since 1990 and on the Science Committee for the Archaeological Institute of America from 1992 to 1998.
Furthermore, Dr. Ammerman found much success with his written work as well, having authored such books as "The Neolithic Transition and the Genetics of Populations in Europe" in 1984, "The Acconia Survey: Neolithic Settlement and the Obsidian Trade" in 1985, and "Island Archaeology and the Origins of Seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean" in 2013-2014 [two volumes in two years]. He also worked as the editor on "The Widening Harvest: The Neolithic Transition in Europe" in 2003. Likewise, Dr. Ammerman was published in several esteemed journals, such as Antiquity, Science, the Journal of Roman Archaeology, the American Journal of Archaeology, the Journal of Field Archaeology and World Archaeology.
In light of his exceptional undertakings in Rome and Venice, Dr. Ammerman has accrued several accolades and honors throughout his impressive career. In 1964, he was presented with Writing Awards from the University of Michigan. A grantee of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation from 1990 to 2018, the Institute of Aegean Prehistory from 2004 to 2012 and the National Geographic Society from 1985 to 2002, he has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies from 2003 to 2004, a Kress Senior Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual of Arts at the National Gallery of Art from 1995 to 1996, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow from 1990 to 1991, a Mellon Fellow in Classical Studies by the American Academy in Rome from 1987 to 1988, and a Research Fellow by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1984. Additionally, Dr. Ammerman has been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Ammerman has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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