van der Leeuw , S.

After 25 years as an active archaeologist, in the Near East and in Europe, for the last twenty-odd years I have used my archaeological background to focus on the future of our planet and its societies, as an active member of the sustainability scholars community. When the editor of this Journal asked me to reflect on the future of archaeology as a discipline, I therefore first responded that I was no longer an archaeologist, and would have a hard time writing something useful about that topic. But after some discussion and reflection Prof. Misoguchi convinced me that a contribution along the lines he wished could be useful.