Çatalhöyük is a 9000-year-old site in central Turkey long famous for its enigmatic art and symbolism and its large size at a very early date. Since 1993 Ian Hodder has been conducting excavations at the site with an international team of archaeologists and scientists. In this talk he will outline some of the more recent results regarding the economic, social, and religious lives of the inhabitants of this ancient settlement.
About Programs at the Ancient Art Council
Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
February 25, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New Discoveries at Çatalhöyük: A Neolithic “Town” in Central Turkey
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by Dr. Ian Hodder Dunlevie Family Professor, Department of Anthropology and Director, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University
Admission: Free / AAC members; suggested donation $5 / non-members