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Leendert Louwe Kooijmans


Prof.dr. L.P. Louwe Kooijmans
+31 71 527 2727


Office days

Since Leendert Louwe Kooijmans is retired, he is only irregularly present at the Faculty of Archaeology. You may contact him for an appointment.


My research concentrated on the Meso- and Neolithic of the Netherlands in its European context and especially on the process of neolithisation.

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1940, I studied physical geography at Utrecht University and prehistory in Leiden. Was appointed as curator prehistory at the National Museum of Antiquities (1966), wrote a PhD thesis on the prehistoric occupation of the Rhine/Meuse delta and had the honour to be the successor of my teacher and supervisor prof. P.J.R. Modderman in 1982. I played an important role in the foundation in 1979 of the present Faculty of Archaeology, which I served as Dean till my retirement in 2003. I supervised 30 PhD studies, wrote over hundred scientific and popularising papers, and was author or (co)editor of eight major books.  


  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archeologie Faculteitsbureau


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