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Mark Aldenderfer    

Archaeologist Committee for Research and Exploration Grantee / National Geographic

Mark Aldenderfer is Dean and Professor at the University of California at Merced, and holds his degrees from Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.) and Wake Forest University. His areas of specialization include the Tibetan plateau and the Himalayan arc, the archaeology of foraging societies, Archaic/Pre-ceramic Andes, comparative analysis of high altitude cultural and biological adaptations, the archaeology of Buddhism, and the archaeology of religion. He has conducted fieldwork in Tibet, Nepal, Peru, Argentina, Ethiopia, and at sites throughout the United States. Professor Aldenderfer is an AIA Norton Lecturer for 2013/2014.

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