Prof. dr. Leendert Louwe Kooijmans

  • Professor of prehistoric archaeology
  • Separate
  • prehistory
  • Neolithic
  • neolithisation
  • wetlands

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, Archeologie Faculteitsbureau
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number flex

Leendert Pieter Louwe Kooijmans, former dean of the faculty, director of the National School for Archaeological Research and professor of prehistoric archaeology. He was born in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 1940. Kooijmans studied Physical Geography at Utrecht, and worked from 1966 to 1982 as the curator of the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden. In 1974 he received his Ph.D. for a thesis on the relation between sea-level change and the prehistoric occupation of the western parts of the Netherlands. His research focuses on the Neolithic in general, and the transition of hunter/gatherer communities to farming in north-west Europe. With other members of the staff he is currently writing an overview on the prehistory of the Low Countries.

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Last Modified: 05-09-2013