Archaeology and Economic Development 2012

Dr. Richard Leventhal

Dr. Richard M. Leventhal is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and Curator of the American Section at Penn Museum. He is the founder and director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center – an organisation focused on developing programs and activities in order to foster public and scholarly awareness regarding Cultural Heritage and the important links between heritage, preservation, and economic development.

Dr. Leventhal gained his PhD from Harvard and his areas of research interests include Maya archaeology and cultural heritage. He lectures and writes extensively on the preservation of cultural properties and sites, on the need and ways to prevent the looting of global heritage resources, and on the acquisition policies of museums.

Dr. Leventhal is the Archaeological Institute of America’s Wilkie Lecturer on Cultural Heritage for 2011/12

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