Gayle Fritz

​Professor of Archaeology
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, University of Texas at Austin
research interests:
  • Paleoethnobotany
  • Development of Agricultural Systems
  • Plant Domestication
  • Subsistence and Culture Change
  • North American Prehistory

contact info:

office hours:

  • ​Monday 3:15 - 4:15 pm
  • Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30 pm
  • or By Appointment

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1114
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Fritz works with archaeobotanical remains to answer questions about how people interacted with plants so that they could eat and drink well, manage their landscapes, restore and maintain health, perform rituals, negotiate trade relationships, and enhance many other economic and social activities.

For more information, visit Gayle Fritz's department profile.