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Ian Hodder

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Dunlevie Family Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Classics

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Ian Hodder joined the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology in September of 1999. Among his publications are:  Symbols in Action  (Cambridge 1982),  Reading the Past  (Cambridge 1986),  The Domestication of Europe  (Oxford 1990),  The Archaeological Process  (Oxford 1999).  Catalhoyuk: The Leopard's Tale  (Thames and Hudson 2006), and  Entangled. An archaeology of the relationhips between humans and things  (Wiley and Blackwell, 2012). Professor Hodder has been conducting the excavation of the 9,000 year-old Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in central Turkey since 1993. The 25-year project has three aims - to place the art from the site in its full environmental, economic and social context, to conserve the paintings, plasters and mud walls, and to present the site to the public. The project is also associated with attempts to develop reflexive methods in archaeology. Dr. Hodder is currently the Dunlevie Family Professor.