CYA Virtual Lecture Series
29 Oct 2020

CYA Virtual Lecture Series || October 29, 2020

CYA is delighted to invite you to our next Virtual Lecture this Thursday, 29 October 2020, at 12 p.m. (EDT) / 6 p.m.

Our speaker, CYA Professor and field archaeologist, Hüseyin Çınar Öztürk, will introduce the most recent digital and computational methods in archaeological fieldwork documentation.

HÇÖ will explore the potential of new technologies and breakthroughs in archaeological documentation and the pitfalls they create. He hopes to demonstrate that although it is imperative to understand the importance of the rapidly-developing field of digital archaeology, it is no panacea: fieldwork experience and painstaking library research are still the backbones of this practice. This lecture will also feature many photos of goats and tired field archaeologists.

Facilitating the discussion will be former CYA Trustee and CYA alumnus Samuel Holzman, the Digital Archaeology Associate at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, an archaeologist specializing in ancient Greek architecture.

To participate in this live discussion, please register on Zoom today.


Please note: This particular lecture can only be viewed by registering via the zoom link. It will not be on Facebook live nor will a recording be sent at a later date.

Guest Speaker:
Hüseyin Çınar Öztürk
CYA Professor & Field Archaeologist

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, including Ainos, Perge, Herakleia, Dorati, Korphos-Kalamianos, and Palace of Nestor.

He currently documents architectural features for Small Cycladic Islands Project and tries to decipher prehistoric stratification at Gourimadi excavations.

His research concentrates on issues of identity, the spread of Mycenaean material culture, migration and mobility in antiquity, digital archaeology, Linear B and Mycenaean religion, ancient DNA, and linguistics.

Samuel Holzman

CYA Former Trustee & CYA Alumnus

Dr. Samuel Holzman is an archaeologist specializing in ancient Greek architecture, who has also published on subjects including music and textiles in antiquity. He is the Digital Archaeology Associate at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

He received his BA from Brown University and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Sam first traveled to Greece to attend CYA, where he studied archaeological drawing.

He has been a student (’10), teacher, and trustee at College Year in Athens.