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Non-Academic Articles


Weitzel, Elic M. (2021) The Ecology of the First Thanksgiving. Scientific American. [link]


Weitzel, Elic M. (2021) History Shows Privatized Space Colonization Will Be Disastrous. Dissident Voice. [link]

Weitzel, Elic M. (2020) Are Pandemics Good for the Environment? Sapiens Magazine. [link]

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Weitzel, Elic M. (2022) Environmental rebound and disruption of Indigenous land management following European colonization of southern New England. Questioning Rebound: People and Environmental Change in the Protohistoric and Early Historic Americas, edited by Jacob Fisher and Emily Lena Jones. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, pp. 97-115.

Weitzel, Elic M. and Brian F. Codding (2022) The ideal distribution model in archaeological settlement patterning. Environmental Archaeology. 27(4):349-356. [pdf] [link]

Weitzel, Elic M., Brian F. Codding, Stephen B. Carmody, and David W. Zeanah (in press) Food production and domestication produced both cooperative and competitive social dynamics in eastern North America. Environmental Archaeology. 27(4):388-401.[pdf] [link]


Reeder-Myers, L.A., T.J. Braje, C.A. Hofman, E.A. Elliot Smith, C. Garland, M. Grone, C.S. Hadden, M. Hatch, T. Hunt, A. Kelley, M.J. LeFebvre, M. Lockman, I. McKechnie, I.J. McNiven, B. Newsom, T. Pluckhahn, G. Sanchez, M. Schwadron, K. Smith, T. Smith, A. Spiess, G. Tayac, V.D. Thompson, T. Vollman, E.M. Weitzel, and T.C. Rick (2022) Indigenous oyster fisheries persisted for millennia and should inform future management. Nature Communications. 13:2383. [link]

Weitzel, Elic M. (2021) Investigating overhunting of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the late Holocene Middle Tennessee River Valley. Southeastern Archaeology. 40(1):1-19. [pdf] [link]

Weitzel, Elic M. (2019) Declining foraging efficiency prior to initial domestication in the Middle Tennessee River Valley. American Antiquity. 84(2): 191-214. [pdf] [link]


Broughton, Jack M. and Elic M. Weitzel (2018) Population reconstructions for humans and megafauna suggest mixed causes for North American Pleistocene extinctions. Nature Communications 9(1):5441. [pdf] [link]

Carmody, Stephen B., Kandace D. Hollenbach, and Elic M. Weitzel (2018) More Than Just Nuts: Prehistoric Foodways from the Dust Cave Site. In Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink: Foodways Archaeology in the American Southeast, edited by Tanya M. Peres and Aaron Deter-Wolf. University of Alabama Press, pp. 102-118.

Weitzel, Elic M. and Brian F. Codding (2016) Population growth as a driver of initial domestication in Eastern North America. Royal Society Open Science. 3(8):160319. [pdf] [link]


Cultural Resource Management Reports

Weitzel, Elic, Heidi Rosenwinkel, Katherine Wright, and Elin Crook (2016) A Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Tennessee Valley Authority-West Tennessee River Basin Authority Shoreline Stabilization Pilot Project in Hardin County, Tennessee. Prepared for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN by Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research, Huntsville, AL.