Research Interests

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Erin Thornton, Irvy Quitmyer, and Kitty Emery examine ceramic samples.

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).

Irv Quitmyer & Doug Jones collecting

Doug Jones and Irv Quitmyer collecting clams for study.

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