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Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Ramsay

Jennifer Ramsay


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Dr. Jennifer Ramsay recently participated in a National Geographic-funded Archaeological Excavation.

Dr. Ramsay executed a quick but productive excavation project at the site of Shivta in the Negev Desert, Israel during April and May.

She plans to uncover information regarding the environment and economy of this Roman and Byzantine period occupation site.

This work follows a prelimary study produced and published in 2010 that uses archaeobotanical remains recovered from ancient dovecotes to look at issues of economy and ecology.

At the Church on the Shivta site


Using hose at site

Jen with hose

Floating for pigeon dung

Jen with hose

Last Updated 3/30/12


Dr. Zinni's book project, “A Palimpsest of Place: Technologies of Memory, Landscape, and Folklife in Western New York,” has been selected by the University of Illinois Press for the 2015 Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World workshop, a collaborative publishing initiative of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society and with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr. Zinni was honored in 2015 faculty/staff recognition program by Office of Special Disabilities (OSD) for assisting and contributing to our students with disabilities.

Dr. Ramsay published an article: Ramsay, J.H. and Eger, A. 2015. Analysis of Archaeobotanical Material from the Tupras Field project of the Kinet Höyük Excavations. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 2 (1): 35-50.

Dr. Feldman was recently on the Coy Barefoot Show (2 radio 30 minute shows) in May and June 2015:
The Coy Barefoot Show, 107.5 FM (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 (two 30 minute shows on “Same Sex Marriage” and “Baltimore, the Police, and African Americans”).


Please join us for our M.H.Stewart Speaker, Dr. Thomas Gibson, who will talk on "Indigenous Rights in the Philippines," on Monday, October 26th at 3:30-4:45 PM in the LAB auditorium.106