Jammi L Ladwig

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My interests lie primarily in North American Archaeology (specifically the Midwest). Through phytolith research I hope to understand the origins of wild rice in North America, particularly as this informs anthropogenic interactions with the environment. I am interested in the recovery rates of phytoliths from a variety of contexts (residues on ceramics, lithics, sediment, and lake cores), as well as the application of new analytical techniques.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2009.
  • B.A.: Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2007.


  • Archaeology of the North American Upper Midwest
  • Phytolith Analysis
  • Cultural Resources Management
  • Artifact Residue Analysis
  • Morphometric analysis of phytoliths: recommendations towards standardization from the International Committee for Phytolith Morphometrics: Ladwig, Jammi, Terry B. Ball, AnnaLisa Davis, Rand R. Evett, Jammi L. Ladwig, Monica Tromp, Welmoed A. Out, Marta Portillo, Journal of Archaeological Science, In-Press , 2015. Link
  • wept under the rug: the problem of unacknowledged ambiguity in lithic residue identification: Ladwig, Jammi, G. F. Monnier, J. L. Ladwig, S. T. Porter, Journal of Archaeological Science, 39 3284-3300, 2012.