I hold a Ph.D. in History from Florida International University and an M.A. in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University. I also completed an Honors B.A. in Anthropology and a second B.A. in History from the University of Central Florida. I am interested in how history and archaeology can inform us about the past, and the ways that specialized sub-disciplines, such as ethnohistory and bioarchaeology, can contribute to that understanding.
- Peter Ferdinando and Amanda Snyder, “Notes and Documents: A Translation of Juan López de Velasco’s Descriptive Geography about the Government of Florida from Georgrafía y Descripción Universal de las Indias.” Post-peer review, in revision for the Florida Historical Quarterly.
- Peter Ferdinando, “New Perspectives on the Timing of Regional Development and Complexity around Lake Okeechobee: Radiocarbon Dates for the Belle Glade Burial Mound (8PB41) with Comparison to the Pond-mound Complex at Fort Center (8GL13).” Post-peer review, pending revisions and resubmission to The Florida Anthropologist.
- Peter Ferdinando, “Bibliography of Human Skeletal Remains Curated by Florida Atlantic University: Rediscovered Osteological Samples and an Updated Accounting of Recent Research.” In final edits for initial submission to The Florida Anthropologist.
- Peter Ferdinando, “’The Cacique of Ais…the One Who Has the Most Number of Indians’: Population Size and the Scope of the Ais Domain in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Central East Florida.” Paper at the Meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society, Jupiter, Florida, 2016.
- Peter Ferdinando, “Rebecca M. Kluchin, Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America: 1950-1980.” UCLA Historical Journal, Vol. 26 (2015): 55-57.
- Peter Ferdinando, “A Challenge to Calusan Exceptionalism: Mapping the Domain of the Ais in East Central Florida, ca. 1557 to 1696.” Paper at the Meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society, Sarasota, Florida, 2015.
- Peter Ferdinando, “Spanish Treasure, English Pirates, and the Ais Indians: Seventeenth-century European Cooptation of Coastal Florida Indians’ Maritime Adaptation.” Paper at the Meeting of the Florida Historical Society, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2014.
- Peter Ferdinando, “Indigenous Wrecking in the Late Seventeenth Century: The Ais’ Maritime Adaptation and Jonathan Dickinson.” Paper at the Florida Conference of Historians, St. Augustine, Florida, 2014.
- Peter Ferdinando, “Julian Granberry, The Calusa: Linguistic and Cultural Origins and Relationships.” Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 94 (Spring 2013): 584-586.