John Peterson, vice president of graduate studies, research and sponsored programs at the University of Guam, co-authored and was published in four archeology books and journals from 2015 to 2016. His works touch on a different aspect of historical ecology — the relationship between culture and nature — in the Philippines and Pacific regions, which have been Peterson’s focus since the early 2000s in addition to the archeology of those regions in regards to colonialism and development.
Peterson’s works include:
- “Pacific Islands on the Brink of Submergence: Rising Seas in an Age of Climate Changes,” published in “Water and Heritage;”
- “Spanish Colonial History and Archeology in the Mariana Islands: Echoes from the Western Pacific,” published in “Archaeologies of Modern Spanish Colonialism;”
- “Did the Little Ice Age Contribute to the Emergence of Rice Terrace Farming in Ifugao, Philippines?” published in “National Museum of the Philippines Journal of Cultural Heritage;”
- “Contesting Modes of Colonialism: The Southern Philippines in the Global Net of Asian, Islamic and European Exchange and Colonialism in the Second Millennium A.C.E.,” published in “Historical and Archeological Perspectives on Early Modern Colonialism in the Asia-Pacific.”
A fifth piece, titled “An Archaeological Survey of an Underwater Cave in Marigondon, Philippines,” is slated to be published in “The Archaeology of Underwater Caves.”