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Dr. Mark Aldenderfer appointed as new editor of Current Anthropology

October 10, 2007

The Wenner-Gren Foundation and University of Chicago Press are pleased to announce that Mark Aldenderfer has been selected to succeed Benjamin Orlove as the 6th editor of Current Anthropology. The Foundation thanks Dr. Orlove for his successful leadership of eight years and welcomes Dr. Aldenderfer in his new role as editor of Current Anthropology.

Currently professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, Aldenderfer is an archaeologist with extensive field experience in North and Central America, the Andes, the Tibetan plateau, and Africa, and works primarily with ancient hunting and gathering peoples. His varied research interests include the emergence of social inequality, the archaeology of religion, and the comparative analysis of high altitude cultural and biological adaptations. He is especially interested in digital approaches to field work and publication and quant