Saler, Benson 1930-

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SALER, Benson 1930-

PERSONAL: Born May 2, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Samuel (in business) and Fannie (Weinberg) Saler; married Joyce E. Spivak, September 26, 1954; children: Michael T., Judith M., Bethel A. Education: Princeton University, B.A., 1952; University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1957, Ph.D., 1960.

ADDRESSES: Home—393 Main St., Concord, MA 01742. Office—Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454. E-mail—b4s[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, professor of anthropology. Military service: U.S. Army, 1954-56.

MEMBER: American Anthropological Association (fellow).

WRITINGS:

Conceptualizing Religion, E. J. Brill (Long Island City, NY), 1993, 2nd edition, with new preface, Berghahn Books (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Charles A. Ziegler and Charles B. Moore) UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth, Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, DC), 1997.

Contributor to books, including Los aborigines de Venezuela, Volume 3, Fundación La Salle (Caracas, Venezuela), 1988.

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