Dr. Sinelli is an senior 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.

Research Specialization

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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