Dr. Elizabeth Reitz


Office: Georgia Museum of Natural History, Rm 10   
Voice: (706) 542-1464
Lab: Georgia Museum of Natural History, Rm 1 and 6   
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Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida 1979

Expertise & Interests

  • Zooarchaeology
  • 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.