National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Jennifer Ramsay

Affiliation: The College at Brockport, SUNY

Jennifer Ramsay is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the College of Brockport, SUNY; she holds her degrees from Simon Frasier University (Ph.D.), the University of Sheffield (MSc.), and the University of Victoria (B.A.).  Her research interests are archaeobotany, subsistence reconstruction, trade patterns, environmental change and land-use patterns.  She is Assistant Director and Project Archaeobotanist for the Petra North Ridge Project, and also serves as the Archaeobotanist for an array of other sites including the Legio excavations for the Jezreel Valley Regional Project , the Khirbet Ishkander Project, the Roman Villa at Grace (Sicily), the Huqoq Excavation Project, the Petra Pool and Garden Complex (where she is also the Fieldschool Director), the Tall al-Umayri Project, and the Roman Aqaba Project.  Her recent publications include “A Diachronic Look at the Agricultural Economy at the Red Sea Port of Aila: An Archaeobotanical Case for Hinterland Production in Arid Environments” (with S.T. Parker in The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 376, 2016) and “For the Birds – An Environmental Archaeological Analysis of Byzantine Pigeon Towers at Shivta (Negev Desert, Israel), (co-author, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, October 2016).

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