LECTURE: A backward looking curiosity 25 years of research at Çatalhöyük

15 December 2017 19:00 to 21:00 | Ankara

Turco-British Association, Bestekar Sk. No:32, Kavaklıdere, 06700

A BIAA lecture by Prof. Ian Hodder

Summary of Event: This talk described 25 years of excavation and analysis of the Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk near Konya in Turkey. Dated to the 7th millennium BCE, the site was first excavated in the 1960s, but the application of modern scientific and forensic techniques has allowed a unique new insight into the lives of the 8000 inhabitants who populated this early town. The research conducted by 100s of scientists over several decades has allowed a 'thick description' of daily life that is unique and complex in its detail.

*** The BIAA offered simultaneous translation from English to Turkish for this lecture***

Ian Hodder was trained at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and at Cambridge University where he obtained his PhD in 1975. After a brief period teaching at Leeds, he returned to Cambridge where he taught until 1999. During that time he became Professor of Archaeology and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. In 1999 he moved to teach at Stanford University as Dunlevie Family Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Stanford Archaeology Center. His main large-scale excavation projects have been at Haddenham in the east of England and at Çatalhöyük in Turkey where he has worked since 1993. He has been awarded the Oscar Montelius Medal by the Swedish Society of Antiquaries, the Huxley Memorial Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Fyssen International Prize, has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and has Honorary Doctorates from Bristol and Leiden Universities. His main books include Spatial analysis in archaeology (1976 CUP), Symbols in action (1982 CUP), Reading the past (1986 CUP), The domestication of Europe (1990 Blackwell), The archaeological process (1999 Blackwell), The leopard’s tale: revealing the mysteries of Çatalhöyük (2006 Thames and Hudson), Entangled. An archaeology of the relationships between humans and things (2012 Wiley Blackwell).


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