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Ian Hodder
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Ian Hodder

Ian R. Hodder is a British archaeologist and pioneer of postprocessualist theory in archaeology. He is currently a professor at Stanford University in the United States. His publications include:

The Present in the Past (1982), Reading the Past (1986), The Domestication of Europe (1990), and Theory and Practice in Archaeology (1992).

Hodder's fieldwork most famously involves excavating of the 9,000 year-old Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in central Anatolia. He has endeavoured to explore the effects of non-positivistic approaches on method in archaeology which includes providing each excavator with the opportunity to record his or her own individual interpretation of the site.