John Walker, PhD
John Walker, PhD, is an archaeologist who works in the Bolivian Amazon, studying the lives of pre-Columbian farmers, and how they built the environments they lived in. He has worked on excavations in Ecuador, Bolivia, Rome, Utah, Illinois and Pennsylvania, and has taught at UCF since 2006. His 2004 monograph Agricultural Change in the Bolivian Amazon was published in Spanish and English. His current research is based on field work in the savannas of eastern Bolivia, surveying and excavating agricultural fields and settlements. It also includes an online mapping project in which UCF students and Bolivian students work together, using Google Earth to interpret satellite images and map pre-Columbian earthworks. Dr. Walker teaches GIS Applications in Anthropology, a course which combines hands-on experience with GIS software and anthropological theory, bringing together students from across the master's program.