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

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ASB 337 Pyramids and Hieroglyphs
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 591 Seminar
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ASB 350 Anthropology and Art
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference