Professor Emerita



Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida 1979


Expertise & Interests

Environmental Archaeology
Ecological Anthropology
Collections Management
Latin American and Southeastern Archaeology


Research Projects

I am a zooarchaeologist who focuses on Latin American and southeastern archaeology with an emphasis on ecological and ecological archaeology. As the head of the zooarchaeology lab and as a consultant, I work with collections management.


Grant Support

  • Reitz, E. J., and C. Colaninno, 2009-2010, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Fish Remains from Four Archaic Sites of the Southeastern United States, National Science Foundation, $14,766.
  • Reitz, E. J., 2008-2009, Late Prehistoric Subsistence Practices in the Central Mississippi Valley: Vertebrate Faunal Remains from the Eaker Site (3MS105), Mississippi County, Arkansas, Arkansas Archeological Survey, $6,305.
  • Reitz, E. J., 2008-2009, Animal Remains from the Dock Street Theater Privy. Charleston, South Carolina, The Charleston Museum, $2,121.
  • Reitz, E. J., 2007-2010, Faunal Remains from St. Catherines Island, Georgia, American Museum of Natural History, $31,774.
  • Reitz, E. J., 2007-2008, Native American and Spanish Subsistence in Sixteenth-Century St. Augustine: Vertebrate Faunal Remains from Fountain of Youth (8SJ31), St. Johns County, Florida, The Florida Museum of Natural History, $6,000.



  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • International Council on Archaeozoology, Executive Committee
  • International Council on Archaeozoology, International Committee
  • University of Georgia Center for Archaeological Sciences, Director


Articles Featuring Elizabeth Reitz

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:14pm

Zooarchaeologist Elizabeth Reitz retires to join our emeritus faculty.