Ian Hodder

Dunlevie Family Professor and Professor of Anthropology
Stanford University

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.

in the news

What Happened Here?

A Stone Age city thrived for more than a millennium, then vanished. Ian Hodder is leading a 25-year investigation.
—Stanford Magazine


Social Evolution: The Ritual Animal

Praying, fighting, dancing, chanting—human rituals could illuminate the growth of community and the origins of civilization.


Anthropology Department
Building 40
Stanford, California 94305-2034

Phone: 650-723-5731
Fax: 650-725-0605
Email: ihodder@stanford.edu

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