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John Bintliff

Professor emeritus of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology

Prof.dr. J.L. Bintliff
+31 71 527 2564

Research projects

-Mediterranean landscape archaelogy

-Prehistoric and Protohistoric towns

-Cities in the Greek World

-Cities in the Roman World

John Bintliff is Professor of Classical Archaeology. He was born in London, England in 1949, and studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, where he also completed his Ph.D. in 1977 on the history and prehistory of human settlement in Greece. He became Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Bradford University, where he taught from 1977, then moved to Durham University as Reader in Archaeology in 1990, where he taught till moving to Leiden in 1999. In 1988 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Since 1978 he has been co-director (with Anthony Snodgrass of Cambridge University) of the Boeotia Project, an interdisciplinary landscape programme investigating the evolution of settlement in Central Greece, with the archaeological surface survey of town and country as its central approach. His research interests include the Archaeology of Greece from Prehistory to Postmedieval times, Mediterranean Archaeology from Prehistory to Postmedieval times, Landscape Archaeology and Archaeological Theory.

Professor emeritus Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology


Professor emeritus of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Oude Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden




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