Prof. Eric Cline

"1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed"

Professor Cline will be joining our Stanford AIA Chapter on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:00pm, via Zoom
Lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Cline is a classical and biblical archaeologist and ancient historian whose primary fields of study are biblical archaeology, the military history of the Mediterranean world from antiquity to present, the Bronze Age Aegean, and the international connections between Greece, Egypt, and the Near East during the Late Bronze Age (1700-1100 BCE). He is director of the Tel Kabri Expedition and co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

A prolific researcher and author with 16 books and about 100 articles and book reviews to his credit, Dr. Cline is an experienced field archaeologist. He has directed or participated in 30 seasons of excavation and survey in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, and the U.S. He is Co-Director of the renewed series of archaeological excavations at the site of Tel Kabri, Israel, which began in 2005. The project is run by the University of Haifa and The George Washington University (Assaf Yasur-Landau and Eric H. Cline). He was also a member of the Megiddo Expedition, in Israel, excavating at biblical Armageddon for ten seasons over a 20-year period, from 1994 to 2014. He began as a volunteer and rose up through the ranks, ultimately serving as Co-Director with Israel Finkelstein and Director of the Consortium until stepping down in 2015.

For more information on Professor Cline:

Professor Cline's University site, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University


2017 Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2014 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2013 The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press.

2013 Finkelstein, I., D. Ussishkin, and E.H. Cline, eds. Megiddo V: The 2004-2008 Seasons. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University.

2012 Cline, E.H., and D. O'Connor, eds. Ramesses III: The Life and Times of Egypt's Last Hero. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2011 Cline, E.H., and M. Graham. Ancient Empires: From Mesopotamia to the Rise of Islam. Cambridge University Press.

2011 Cline, E.H., G. Beckman, and T. Bryce, eds. The Ahhiyawa Texts. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.

2010 Cline, E.H., ed. Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean. New York: Oxford University Press.

2009 Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press.

2009 Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: International Trade and the Late Bronze Age Aegean. B.A.R. International Series 591. Oxford: Archaeopress. (Reissue of 1994 book with updates.)

2007 From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible. Washington, DC: National Geographic Books.

2006 Cline, E.H., and D. O'Connor, eds. Thutmose III: A New Biography. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2005 Cline, E.H., and J. Rubalcaba. The Ancient Egyptian World. New York: Oxford University Press.

2004 Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.