Happy 60th Birth Anniversary
23rd November 2008

The scholar achievements  of Professor Ian Hodder
has made him as one of the most influential
contemporary anthropologists in the world. He has
been gradually changing the understanding of
archaeology by integrating this scholar discipline with
humanity and public in a unique way.
Paul Munson describes Ian Hodder as "a tall, slender,
blond haired man of fifty with a youthful appearance"
external link). I met Ian Hodder two times in my life - in
later 1990s at the University of California, Berkeley, CA,
and at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of
American Archaeology in Salt Lake City (2005). My
impression is that he is self-effacing and extraordinary
nice personality. Also, in my research I always refer to
his works as some of the most important written on
Lolita Nikolova, PhD

"The origins of the book “A Social Archaeology of
Households in Neolithic Greece. An Anthropological
Approach”  lie in 1993, when as a doctoral researcher
at the Cambridge Department of Archaeology I first
encountered, and decided to face up to, the challenge
of the household. I also first encountered Ian Hodder.
My admiration for his work brought me from Greece to
Cambridge, where I found that he was even more
admirable as a Supervisor and as a person: very
perceptive, very understanding, very supportive, very
kind, and, perhaps best of all, always there. He has
been a constant inspiration and never allowed me to
lose perspective, especially during those times when I
have found my subject frustratingly difficult and have felt
my determination failing. His faithful reading and his
encouragement helped me to develop the work which
has led to this volume. Although neither Ian nor I are in
Cambridge anymore, we have maintained a warm
contact, I daresay a friendship, invaluable to me (a
highlight being the pleasure of having the Hodder
family staying in my place when they visited Athens a
few years ago), which I believe we will never lose."
Stella Souvatzi, PhD
Archaeologists as people
Ian Hodder
©2008 International Institute of Anthropology
©2008 Lolita Nikolova
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