Hüseyin Çınar Öztürk is currently completing his Ph.D in Aegean Prehistory at the University of Cincinnati. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Classical Archaeology from Istanbul University, and worked at excavations and surveys both in Greece and Turkey since 1998, at Ainos, Perge, Herakleia, Dorati, Korphos-Kalamianos.

Since 2011 he has been a project member of the Pylos, Palace of Nestor excavations. His research concentrates on issues of identity, spread of Mycenaean material culture, migration and mobility in antiquity, digital archaeology, Linear B and Mycenaean religion, and linguistics.