Duygu Tarkan, is an archaeologist specialized in prehistoric ceramic production. She received her Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Prehistoric Archeology from Istanbul University. While still working on her postgraduate studies, she also trained on ceramic petrography at Oxford University's Research Laboratory of Archeology and the History of Art (RLAHA) and at the British School at Athens (BSA). She has participated several archaeological survey and excavation projects in Central Anatolia and in Near East. She spent 14 years of her archeological career as a ceramic specialist in the Çatalhöyük Research Project. Then, she joined Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) as a Fellowship Coordinator.