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Dr. John Peterson


Archaeologist/ Anthropologist/ Scientific Recovery Expert

Dr. John A. Peterson is an archaeologist and anthropologist who has worked in the Philippines and the Pacific for the past 20 years.  He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and taught at the University of Texas at El Paso as well as having conducted research and compliance archaeology in the American Southwest, Northern Mexico, Texas, with brief stints in Brazzaville-Congo, Ecuador, and Jiangxi Province China.  Peterson is President and expert member of the International Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management, a scientific committee supporting ICOMOS and the World Heritage Committee.  He has worked with History Flight geophysical science affiliates Dr. Chet Walker and Mark Willis for many years on other projects, and recently qualified as an SRE and has served as Principal Investigator for History Flight projects at the Plaza Cuartel site in Palawan since 2016 and, more recently, the Cabanatuan Prisoner-of-War camp in the Philippines.