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Dr. Sinelli is an associate lecturer of anthropology who specializes in archaeology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2010. Dr. Sinelli’s research interests include Caribbean prehistory, migration and island colonization theory, settlement patterns and ecological adaptation, archaeological ceramics, physical anthropology and maritime and underwater archaeology.   Dr. Sinelli has been at UCF since 2006 and teaches The Human Species, General Anthropology, Sex, Gender, and Culture, Archaeology of Caribbean Piracy, Archaeology of Sex and conducts a Caribbean Archaeology Study Abroad program.


Caribbean prehistory, with an emphasis on the later prehistory of the Greater Antilles and the Bahama archipelago.

  • Migration and island colonization theory.
  • Settlement patterns and ecological adaptation, with an emphasis on the social and material.
  • implications of exchange networks and trade relationships.
  • Archaeological ceramics and the development and diffusion of regional ceramic technologies.
  • Physical anthropology, with an emphasis on human origins and the evolutionary process.
  • Maritime and underwater archaeology.

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April 2011:

UCF Teaching Incentive Program Awards 2010-2011 recipient

March 2010:

Mr. Peter Sinelli successfully defended his dissertation at the University of Florida Department of Anthropology.

The Archaeology of Sex

Dr. Peter Sinelli from the University of Central Florida will present the “Archaeology of Sex.” In this engaging presentation, discover why archaeologists study sex and what different cultures̵... Read more

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