Speaker: Professor Eric H. Cline, Director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute, George Washington University

Dr. Eric Cline is an active field archaeologist with extensive excavation and survey experience in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Crete, and the United States. His 17 books have been translated into fifteen languages and reviewed extensively in journals and printed media such as the Times Literary Supplement, the Times Higher Education Supplement and The New Yorker. His book 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (2014) was considered for a Pulitzer Prize.

Cline has appeared frequently on television documentaries. Among his several distinctions, he is a National Geographic Explorer and three-time winner of the Biblical Archaeology Society’s “Best Popular Book on Archaeology” Award (2001, 2009, and 2011). In May 2015, he was received an honorary doctoral degree (honoris causa) from Muhlenberg College.