Peter Warnock, Missouri Valley College assistant professor of anthropology and study abroad coordinator, helped author a book, Olive Germplasm: The Olive Cultivation, Table Olive and Olive Oil Industry in Italy, that was published by InTech in December 2012.
This book explores the cultivation of the olive and the olive oil industry in Italy.
Warnock's work is in the book's first chapter, "The Origin and History of the Olive," which deals with the domestication of the olive.
Warnock's dissertation research was on the olive oil industry in antiquity.
His dissertation was published as a monograph by British Archaeological Reports as part of their International Series.
Since its publication, Warnock has been contacted by scholars and researchers from around the world as an expert in the history and development of the olive oil industry and the domestication of the olive.
"I am proud of Dr. Warnock and all that he does," said Sharon Weiser, MVC vice president of academics. "His knowledge and expertise in his field is an asset to Missouri Valley College."
Warnock holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and a minor in ancient studies from the University of Missouri.
He holds an M.A. in anthropology from Texas A&M University, where he worked closely with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, and a B.A. in biology from Hope College.