Over the years, he has taught the following courses at Colgate: Legacies of the Ancient World, World Archaeology, Archaeology of Italy, Roman Archaeology, Venice: the City on Water, and World Food and Hunger.
He was the O’Connor Visiting Professor of the Humanities in fall 2007 and in spring 2009, and director of the Venice Study Group in 1999 and 2009.
In addition, he has taught in the human biology program at Stanford and at Binghamton University, as well as at the universities of Parma and Trento in Italy.
Listed below are six of the main topics that he has investigated along with a selection of three publications on each given topic.
1. The first argonauts: The origins of seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean. (There are plans to publish the proceedings of the Wenner-Gren Workshop on this subject. )
"The first Argonauts: toward the study of the earliest seafaring in the Mediterranean." In A. Anderson and K. Boyle (eds.), The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 81-92, 2010.
"The paradox of early voyaging in the Mediterranean and the slowness of the Neolithic transition between Cyprus and Italy." In G. Vavouranakis (ed.), Seascapes in Aegean Prehistory. Athens: Danish Institute of Athens, in press.
"Underwater investigation at the early sites of Aspros and Nissi Beach on Cyprus." In J. Benjamin, C. Bonsall, C. Pickard and A. Fischer (eds.), Submerged Prehistory. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 263-271, 2011 (A.J. Ammerman, D. Howitt-Marshall, J. Benjamin and T. Turnbull).
2. Sourcing the roof tiles and architectural terracottas at early sites in and around Rome.
"Environmental archaeology in the Velabrum, Rome: Interim report." Journal of Roman Archaeology 11:213-223, 1998.
"The clay beds in Velabrum and the earliest tiles in Rome." Journal of Roman Archaeology 21:71-30,2008 (Ammerman et al.).
Winter, N.A., Iliopoulos, I. and Ammerman, A.J.. "New light on the production of decorated roofs of the 6th c. B.C. at sites in and around Rome." Journal of Roman Archaeology 22:7-28, 2009.
3. The origins of Venice and also saving Venice from flooding.
"Sea-level change and the archaeology of early Venice." Antiquity 73:303-312, 1999 (A. J. Ammerman, C. E. McClennen, M. De Min and R. Housley).
"Saving Venice." Science 289:1301-1302, 2000. (A. J. Ammerman and C. E. McClennen)
Venice before San Marco: Recent Studies on the Origins of the City. Hamilton, New York: Colgate University, 2001 (A.J. Ammerman and C.E. McClennen).
4. Origins of the Forum and other landscape transformation in early Rome.
"On the origins of Forum Romanum." American Journal of Archaeology 94: 627-645, 1990.
"Dal Tevere all’Argileto." Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Communale di Roma 105: 7-28, 2005 (A.J. Ammerman and D. Filippi).
"Forum in Rome." In M. Gagarin and E. Fantom (eds.), The New Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. Oxford: Oxford University Press, vol. 3, 212-222, 2010.
5. The Neolithic transition in Europe
"The wave of advance model for the spread of early farming." In Renfrew, C. and K.L. Cooke (eds.), Transformations: Mathematical Approached to Culture Change. New York: Academic Press, 275-293, 1979 (A. J. Ammerman and L. L. Cavalli Sforza).
The Neolithic Transition and the Genetic of Populations in Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984 (A. J. Ammerman and L. L. Cavalli Sforza).
"The Widening Harvest: The Neolithic Transition in Europe." Boston: Archaeological Institute of America, 2003 (eds. A. J. Ammerman and P. Biagi).
6. Surveys and excavations at Neolithic sites in Calabria, Italy
"The Acconia Survey: Neolithic Settlement and the Obsidian Trade." Institute of Archaeology, University of London, Occasional Publication No. 10, 1985.
"A Neolithic household at Piana di Curinga, Italy." Journal of Field Archaeology 15: 121-140, 1988 (A. J. Ammerman, G. Shaffer and N. Hartmann).
"The dynamics of modern land use and the Acconia Survey." Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 8:77-92, 1995.