Irvy R. Quitmyer
Environmental Archaeology Collection Manager
141 Dickinson Hall
Museum Road & Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
B.A. Anthropology, University of Florida
Research Associate, Director's Research Program, Florida Museum
Sclerochronology of modern and zooarchaeological hard clams (Mercenaria spp.) from St. Catherines Island, Georgia. A collaborative study with Doug Jones, Florida Museum and David Hurst Thomas, American Museum of Natural History.
Sclerochronology of modern and zooarchaeological variable coquina clam (Donax variabilis) from northeast and north central coastal Florida.
Cooperative Agreement with the National Park Service. Documenting Significante Human-Environmental Relationships across the Southeast Using the National Park Service’s Archeological Resources.
Cooperative Agreement with the National Park Service. Analysis of the oxygen (18O/16O) and carbon (13C/12C) isotopes in the shells of the variable coquina clam (Donax variabilis) from Canaveral National Seashore (CANA): Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) during the occupations of Turtle Mound (ca. 500 B.C. – A.D. 750 – 1565), Ross Hammock (ca 500 B.C. – A.D. 1600), Seminole Rest (2000 B.C. - A.D. 1420) and Castle Windy (A.D. 1307, A.D. 1027, and A.D. 1047).
Zooarchaeological Study of the Herman’s Bay Midden (8SL1146), Florida. A collaborative research project with Robert Johnson, Florida Archaeological Services
Specialized fish, bird and shrimp identifications for Maya zooarchaeology project, principal investigator, Kitty Emery, Environmental Archaeology curator, Florida Museum
Reitz, E.S., I.R. Quitmyer and D.H. Thomas (eds.) 2012. Seasonality and Mobility on the Georgia Bight: Methodologies and Substantive Applications Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, NY.
Jones, D.S., I.R. Quitmyer and C.B. DePratter 2012. Oxygen Isotope Validation of Annual Macroscopic Shell Growth Increments in Modern and Zooarchaeological Hard Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) from the Litchfield Beach Locality, South Carolina. In, Seasonality and Mobility on the Georgia Bight: Methodologies and Substantive Applications Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, E.S. Reitz, I.R. Quitmyer and D.H. Thomas (eds).
Quitmyer, I.R. and D.S. Jones 2012. Annual Incremental Shell Growth Patterns in Hard Clams (Mercenaria spp.) from St. Catherines Island, Georgia: A Record of Seasonal and Anthropogenic Impact on Zooarchaeological Resources. In, Seasonality and Mobility on the Georgia Bight: Methodologies and Substantive ApplicationsAnthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, E.S. Reitz, I.R. Quitmyer and D.H. Thomas (eds).
Reitz, E.J., I.R. Quitmyer and R.A. Marrinan 2009. What Are we Measuring in the Zooarchaeological Record of Prehispanic Fishing Strategies in the Georgia Bight, USA. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 4:2-36.
Szabó, K and I.R. Quitmyer (eds) 2008. World Archaeomalacology: Papers from the Inaugural Meeting of the International Council for Archaeozoology, Archaeomalacology Working Group. Archaeofauna17 (Special Issue, Molluscs and Other Marine Resources).
Quitmyer, I.R. and E.J. Reitz 2006. Marine Trophic Levels Targeted Between AD 300 and 1500 on the Georgia coast, USA. Journal of Archaeological Science 33(2006):806-822.
Franz, D. and I.R. Quitmyer 2006. A Fossil and Zooarchaeological History of the Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus) in the Southeastern United States. In, Cenozoic Vertebrates of the Americas: Papers to Honor S. David Webb, Edited by R.C. Hulbert Jr., G.S. Morgan, and J.A. Baskin. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville 4:125-562.
Gould, G. and I.R. Quitmyer 2006. Allometric Analysis of Titanis walleri. In, Cenozoic Vertebrates of the Americas: Papers to Honor S. David Webb, Edited by R.C. Hulbert Jr., G.S. Morgan, and J.A. Baskin. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville 4:125-562.
Quitmyer, I.R., D.S. Jones, C.F.T. Andrus 2005. Seasonal Collection of Coquina Clams (Donax variavilis) During the Archaic and St. Johns Periods in Coastal Northeast Flordia. In D. Bar-Yosef, ed., Archaeomalacology: Molluscs in Former Environments of Human Behavior, pp. 18-28. Oxbow Press, London
Jones, D.S., I.R. Quitmyer, C.F.T. Andrus 2005. Oxygen Isotopic Evidence for Greater Seasonality in Holocene Shells of Donax variabilis from Florida. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 288:96-108.
D.S. Jones, Quitmyer, I.R., C.F.T. Andrus 2004. Seasonal Shell Growth and Longevity in Donax variabilis from Northeast Florida: Evidence from Oxygen Isotopes. Journal of Shellfish Research 23(3):707-714
MacFadden, B., J. Labs-Hochstein, I. Quitmyer, and D.S. Jones (2004). Incremental Growth and Diagenesis of Skeletal parts of the Lamnoid Shark Otodus obliquus from the Early Eocene (Ypresian) of Morocco. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology206(3-4:179-192).