Eric H. Cline
Title — Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and History
Chair, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Co-Director (USA), The Megiddo Expedition
Co-Director, Tel Kabri Project
Office — Phillips Hall 302
Phone — (202) 994-0316
E-mail — firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Expertise —
International trade and relations in the ancient Mediterranean; Bronze Age archaeology; ancient Greece, Egypt, and Israel; military history in the Mediterranean area through the ages.
A prolific researcher and author with 14 books and nearly 100 articles and book reviews to his credit, Dr. Cline is an experienced field archaeologist. He has directed or participated in 28 seasons of excavation and survey in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, and the U.S. Current positions:
- Co-Director (USA) of the Megiddo Expedition, Israel, with directorial, excavation, and publication responsibilities; Middle Bronze, Late Bronze and Iron Age remains; run by Tel Aviv University and The George Washington University (Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin and Eric H. Cline).
- Co-Director of the Tel Kabri Excavations and the Tel Kabri Regional Archaeological Survey Project, Israel, with full directorial, excavation, and publication responsibilities; run by the George Washington University and the University of Haifa (Assaf Yasur-Landau and Eric H. Cline).
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Ph.D. 1991, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. 1984, Yale University
B.A. 1982, Dartmouth College
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).
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., 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 Cline, E.H. Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press.
2009 Cline, E.H. 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 Cline, E.H. 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 Cline, E.H. Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
2011 Cline, E.H., and S.M. Stannish. "Sailing the great green sea: Amenhotep III’s 'Aegean List' from Kom el-Hetan, once more," Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 3(2): 6-16.
2011 Cline, E.H., and A. Sutter. "Battlefield archaeology at Armageddon: Cartridge cases and the 1948 battle for Megiddo, Israel," Journal of Military History 75(1): 159-190.
2008 Cline, E.H. "Troy as a 'Contested Periphery:' Archaeological Perspectives on Cross-Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Interactions Concerning Bronze Age Anatolia." In Collins, B.J., M.R. Bachvarova and I.C. Rutherford, eds. Anatolian Interfaces: Hittites, Greeks and their Neighbours. Proceedings of an International Conference on Cross-Cultural Interaction, September 17-19, 2004, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
2005 Cline, E.H. "The multivalent nature of imported objects in the ancient Mediterranean world." In R. Laffineur and E. Greco, eds., Emporia: Mycenaeans and Minoans in the Central and Eastern Mediterranean: 45-51. Aegaeum 25. Liège: Université de Liège.
Anth 0801 (old 801): Troy and the Trojan War
Anth 1003 (003): Introduction to Archaeology
Anth 3803 (184): First Farmers to First Cities
Anth 3805 (188): Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands
Anth 3806 (197)/AH 104: Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age
Anth 3834 (116): Mediterranean Field Program