Joel Palka

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Biography

Joel Palka is an associate professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. He is an archaeologist, anthropologist, and ethnohistorian of indigenous religions, art, and cross-cultural contact in Mexico and Central America. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, and National Endowment for the Humanities, and he has written the books "Unconquered Lacandon Maya" and "Maya Pilgrimage to Ritual Landscapes."

Education

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

Courses

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 350Anthropology and Art
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 795Continuing Registration
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 595Continuing Registration
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 350Anthropology and Art
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 337Pyramids and Hieroglyphs
ASB 484Internship
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 591Seminar
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 350Anthropology and Art
ASB 484Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference