Elizabeth Reitz, Affiliated Investigator
My research is conducted within a service framework. Both historic and prehistoric materials are studied with most analysis conducted within the context of examining adaptations to coastal and aquatic settings. Laboratory personnel are particularly active in research involving coastal adaptations of Spanish, plantation, and Native American populations. This research examines such questions as differences in rural/urban subsistence strategies, Native American contributions to European subsistence strategies, and the use by Native Americans of terrestrial or marine resources. Anthropology and biology are combined in studies of allometric relationships, incremental growth in deer, fishes, and mollusks, DNA analysis of Georgia deer, isotopic analysis of mollusk valves and otoliths, feeding behavior of a number of rodent and carnivore species, and change in deer size through time currently being conducted using the comparative collection.
Primary Organization: University of Georgia
Dr. Elizabeth J. Reitz
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.