Notes on contributors
Richard M. Leventhal is the Executive Director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Professor in the University of Pennsylvania Department of Anthropology, and Curator in the American Section of the Penn Museum. He is the former Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the former President and CEO of the School of American Research in Santa Fe, NM, and the former Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. He received his BA and PhD in Anthropology from Harvard. He has done extensive archaeological fi eld research in Belize, Mexico, and other parts of Central America for over thirty years. Dr Leventhal lectures and writes on the preservation of cultural heritage and cultural sites, on the need to prevent the looting of global heritage resources, on the acquisition policies of museums, and the relationship within communities between heritage and economic development. He has worked extensively with law enforcement agencies both in the United States and internationally to stop the illegal movement of antiquities.