Dunlevie Family Professor and Professor of Anthropology
What He Studies
The development of one of the world’s earliest societies at Çatalhöyük in Turkey, the social and economic organization of the settlement, and the transformation from hunting and gathering to agriculture and civilization.
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A Stone Age city thrived for more than a millennium, then vanished. Ian Hodder is leading a 25-year investigation.
Praying, fighting, dancing, chanting—human rituals could illuminate the growth of community and the origins of civilization.