Leiden University, the Netherland
John Bintliff (London, England, 1949) is Emeritus Professor of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, where he also completed his PhD in 1977 on the (pre)history of human settlement in Greece. He was 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-directing (with Cambridge University) the Boeotia Project, an interdisciplinary programme investigating the evolution of settlement in Central Greece, widely-recognised as one of the most significant regional research programmes in the Mediterranean region. His interests include social theory and the application of neuroscience to the Humanities.