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Archaeobotany, subsistence reconstruction, trade patterns, environmental change and land-use patterns.
I have worked on several multi-disciplinary projects, for example in Israel I worked with the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, the Excavations at Khirbet Qana and the site of Shivta; in Italy I have worked on material from the excavations at Horace’s Villa, the Kaucana project and the Nordic Excavations at Nemi, Julius Caesar’s Villa.
I am currently applying a center/periphery theoretical model to the analysis of botanical remains analyzed from several sites in Jordan such as Petra, Humeima, Bir Madhkur, Ayn Gharandal and Roman Aqaba. I (and a former student, Natalie Mueller) have recently submitted a paper on the archaeobotanical remains from Tall al-‘Umayri, which is a Bronze/Iron age site in Jordan.
Additionally this research will provide information on ancient water conservation and agricultural practices in a desert environment that could then be shared with current governmental agencies in the hopes of once again making sustainable agricultural possible in the region.
For the last four summers (2008-2011) I have been the archaeological fieldschool director for groups of students working on archaeological sites in Jordan. In the summer of 2008 I was the assistant director and field school director for the Bir Madhkur Excavation and Survey project in Jordan sponsored by George Washington University. In 2009 & 2011 I was the fieldschool director for the Petra Garden and Pool Complex in association with the Behrend College, Penn State Erie and in 2010 I was the fieldschool director for an ethnographic and archaeological fieldschool at several sites in Jordan and excavations at ‘Ayn Gharandal.
Ramsay, J. and Tepper, Y. (2010). Signs from a Green Desert: An Analysis of Archaeobotanical Remains from Tower no. VI Near Shivta, Israel. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany.
2010. Ramsay, J. Trade or Trash: An Examination of the Archaeobotanical Remains from the Harbour at Caesarea Maritima, Israel. Submitted to International Journal of Nautical Archaeology.
2010. Ramsay, J. In Rosalie F. Barker (Ed.), Seeds Tell a Story (vol. January 2010, pp. 23-25). Michigan: Dig/Published with Archaeology magazine/Cobblestone publishing company.
Submitted: A Preliminary Examination of the Botanical Remains from Khirbet Qana, in D. Edwards (ed) Khirbet Qana, a Galilean village in regional perspective: Survey and Excavations -1997-2004 (Forthcoming).
2008. Ramsay, J. Archaeobotanical remains from Caesarea: the 1997 and 1998 seasons. In K. Holum, J. Stabler and E. Reinhardt (eds.), Caesarea Reports and Studies: Excavations 1995-2007 (201- 208). British Archaeological Reports, International Series.
2007. Ramsay, J. The Archaeobotanical Remains from the Garden. In B. Frischer, J. Crawford and M. De Simone (eds.), The Horace’s Villa Project, 1997-2003 Volume I: The Reports (pp. 303-306) Archaeopress, Oxford, England.
2007. Leigh-Ann Bedal, Kathryn L. Gleason and James G. Schryver (with archaeobotanical report by Jennifer Ramsay and coinage report by Julian Bowsher). "The Petra Garden and Pool Complex, 2003-2005" Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 51: 151-176.
April 22 3:30 pm
Marjorie Helen Stewart Speaker Series: Professor Robert J. Foster, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Rochester, will speak on "Adversaries into Partners? Brand Value, Consumer-Citizens, and the Coca-Cola Company," Edwards Hall, Room 103.
April 25, 7:30 pm
Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture: Professor Anthony Marcus, Dept. of Anthropology at John Jay College, CUNY, will speak on “Moral Panics: Youth, Sex and Forced Labor, Yesterday and Today,” New York Room, Cooper Hall