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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Celal Özdoğan

He was born on May 30, 1943 in Istanbul. He completed his secondary education at the English Boys' High School and then at Robert College in 1963 and started his higher education at Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Prehistory. He started to work as an "honorary assistant" at Istanbul University in 1970 and spent his entire academic life at Istanbul University. Özdoğan became a professor in 1994, then became president of the Department of Prehistory in 2000, and he retired in 2010. Özdoğan is a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) (2002-2011), the Science Academy (2011), the United States Academy of Sciences (NAS) (2005), the American Archeology Institute (AIA), and the German Archaeological Institutes (DAI).