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Douglas T. Peck: Independent historian, Age 93, 626 Casabella Dr., Bradenton, FL 34209 Graduate, St. Louis University, BS in Aeronautical Technology (1938). Graduate, USA War College, MA (equivalent) in Military Science (1958). Vocation experience: Three years experience in commercial aviation and 24 years experience in military aviation as a Pilot and Engineering Officer. Retired (Lt. Col.) from USAF in 1964 and entered into avocation as an independent historian of early seafaring and navigation. Formal papers presented at, University of Minnesota (1987); Royal Geographical Society, London (1989); Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, MX (1996); La Salle Universidad, Cancun, MX (1997, 2001); University of St. Johns, Newfoundland (1997); Institute of Maya Studies, Miami (1998); University of Missouri, St. Louis (1999); Library of Congress, Washington, DC (2000); Colegio Jalisco, Guadalajara, MX (2002). Publications in Academic Journals: "Ricostruzione e Analisi del Diario di Colombo del 1492" (translated into Italian), Columus 92, (1991), Genoa "Reconstruction and Analysis of the 1513 Voyage of Juan Ponce de Leo�n," The Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. LXXI, #2, (1992). "Re-thinking the Columbus Landfall Problem," Terrae Incognitae, Vol. 28 (1996). "The Case for Cultural Contact by Canoe Between the Maya on the Yucatan and the Indians of Florida," The Florida Anthropologist, Vol. 51, #1, (1998). "Prehistoric Travel by Canoe Between the Maya on Yucatan and the Indians of Florida," SAASTUN-Revista de Cultura Maya, Vol 4, (1998), Merida, Mexico. Anatomy of a Historical Fantasy: The Ponce de Leo�n - Fountain of Youth Legend," Revista de Historia de America, Numero 123, (1998), Mexico City. "The Cultural Image of the Prehistoric and Early Historic Island Caribs: The Controversy re-visited," Terrae Incognitae, Vol. 31, (1999). "Development of Celestial Navigation by the Ancient Maya," The Journal of Navigation, Vol. 54, #1, (2001), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. "Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon's Doomed Colony of San Miguel de Gualdape," The Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. LXXXV, #2, (2001). "Revival of the Spanish Black Legend," Revista de Historia de America, Numero 128, (2001), Mexico City. "The Geographical Origin and Acculturation of Maya Advanced Civilization in Mesoamerica," Revista de Historia de America, Numero 130, (2002), Mexico City. "Theory Versus Practical Application in the History of Early Ocean Navigation," Terrae Incognitae, (2002). "The First European Charting of Florida and the Adjacent Shores, The Florida Geographer, Vol. 34, (2003). Published Trade Books: Ponce de Leon and the Discovery of Florida, ISBN 1-880654-02-1, Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 93-83738, Pogo Press, St. Paul , MN (1993). Cristoforo Colombo-God's Navigator (Foreword by Paolo Emilio Taviani), ISBN 0-9641798-0-6, Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 94-72094, Columbian Publishers, Columbus WI (1994). Yucatan; From Prehistoric Times to the Great Maya Revolt of 1546, ISBN 1-4134-8926-5, Library of Congress Catalog No. 2005902049, Xlibris Corporation, Philadelphia (2005).
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