Professor Eric H. Cline, Ph.D.

Professor Eric H. Cline
  • The George Washington University Capitol Archaeological Institute
  • University of Pennsylvania
Archaeology not only teaches us about the past, but it also connects us to a broader range of human experiences and enriches our understanding of our present and our future.

Dr. Eric H. Cline is a Professor of Classics and Anthropology and the current Director of The George Washington University (GWU) Capitol Archaeological Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Yale University, and a B.A. in Classical Archaeology modified by Anthropology from Dartmouth College. He is also a National Geographic Explorer, a Fulbright Scholar, and a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar.

Over more than 30 seasons as an active field archaeologist, he has led excavations and surveys in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, and the United States.

A prolific researcher and author of more than 100 articles and reviews, Dr. Cline has also written 16 books, including The Battles of Armageddon: Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age; Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel; Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction; and The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction. His book 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed was considered for a Pulitzer Prize in 2015.

At GWU, Dr. Cline has won the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence and the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Faculty Scholarship. He is also the recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Archaeological Institute of America.

Dr. Cline has appeared in more than 20 television programs and documentaries, including those on ABC, the BBC, the National Geographic Channel, HISTORY, and the Discovery Channel.

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  1. Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites Sale

    Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

    Eric H. Cline
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    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $29.95 $269.95 $29.95$269.95
    Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations. This thrilling new course, produced in partnership with National Geographic, introduces you to over 20 of the most significant archaeological sites on the planet, providing both an in-depth look at the sites themselves and an insider’s view of the history, science, and technology of archaeology.
  2. (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Archaeology Set

    (Set) Anthropology and the Study of Humanity & Archaeology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $539.90 $299.90$539.90
    From our tree-dwelling primate ancestors through today's globally connected citizens, look at humans through the lens of history with this two-course set. Learn the full story of humanity—and what connects us in all our diversity with Anthropology and the Study of Humanity. Then, visit majestic sites of the past and discover what they teach us with Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites.
  3. (Set) Archaeology &  Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome Set on sale

    (Set) Archaeology & Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $569.00 Starting at $44.90 $644.90 $44.90$644.90
    Archaeology is much like solving a complex mystery. Learn how archaeology works, visit the most famous sites in the world, and delve into the history of Greece and Rome with an archaeological lens in this fascinating two-course set including Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites & Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome.
  4. (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography & Wonders of the National Parks Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography & Wonders of the National Parks

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,369.70 Starting at $1,369.70 $1,564.70 $1,369.70$1,564.70
    This six-course set includes Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, National Geographic Polar Explorations, Fundamentals of Photography, National Geographic Masters of Photography, The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons>, and Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America.
  5. (Set) Archaeology & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Uncover ancient worlds with this two-course set delving into lost cities and cultures. Start with Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites to take a remarkable look at what archaeologists actually do at some of the world’s most famous sites. Then, explore the ancient civilizations of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans with The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul.
  6. (Set) Ancient Mesopotamia & Archaeology Set

    (Set) Ancient Mesopotamia & Archaeology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Explore the ancient past through a variety of lens with this two-course set. Start by diving into the undeniable legacy that the Mesopotamians left the world, from the invention of writing to the creation of urban societies to legal systems with Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization. Then, dig into the wonderful world of archaeology as you journey through 20 of the most significant and enthralling...
  7. (Set) Archaeology & Pompeii Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Pompeii

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    The amount of knowledge we can learn from ancient and extinct civilizations is incredible. Delve into what the distant past can teach us with this superb two-course set including Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites & Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City. You’ll discover the incredible and fascinating worlds buried beneath our modern lives.
  8. (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Archaeology Set

    (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Archaeology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $654.90 $369.90$654.90
    Find out what history teaches us about what it means to be human with this two-course set. Take a journey across time and around the world to examine key trends and patterns of humanity’s expansion across the globe in The Big History of Civilizations. Then, explore over 20 of the most significant and enthralling archaeological sites on the planet with Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites.
  9. (Set) Archaeology & The Other Side of History Set

    (Set) Archaeology & The Other Side of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Discover the ancient world from a whole new perspective with this illuminating two-course set. Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites takes you into the work of archaeologists at the most amazing sites in the world. The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people.
  10. (Set) Ancient Civilizations of North America & Archaeology Set

    (Set) Ancient Civilizations of North America & Archaeology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $539.90 $299.90$539.90
    Explore ancient history with masterful experts in this two-course set. Thousands of years of history has been revealed at last and you can dig into the latest discoveries with Ancient Civilizations of North America. Then, travel over 20 of the most significant and enthralling archaeological sites on the planet, providing both an in-depth look at the sites themselves and an insider’s view of the history, science,...
  11. (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Masters of Photography & The Art of Travel Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.80 Starting at $799.80 $909.80 $799.80$909.80
    This four-course set includes Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, National Geographic Polar Explorations, National Geographic Masters of Photography, and The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons.
  12. (Set) The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy & Archaeology Set

    (Set) The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy & Archaeology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Dig into the ancient world with this dazzling two-course set. The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy shows you how the ancients viewed, decoded, and learned from our spectacular sky. Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites provides an in-depth look at over 20 of the most significant and enthralling archaeological sites on the planet.
  13. (Set) Archaeology & Maya to Aztec Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Maya to Aztec

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Plunge into ancient history like never before with this enlightening two-course set including Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites & Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed. You’ll follow experienced archaeologists to explore the world’s most famous sites and cover the full scope of Mesoamerican history and culture.
  14. (Set) The Architecture of Power & Archaeology Set on sale

    (Set) The Architecture of Power & Archaeology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    Look at history through a unique lens with this two course set that digs into some amazing places and palaces. Peek behind the curtain of world-famous palaces with The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World. Then, explore over 20 of the most significant and enthralling archaeological sites on the planet with Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites.
  15. (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & Wonders of the National Parks Set

    (Set) Archaeology & Polar Explorations & Fundamentals of Photography & Masters of Photography & Wonders of the National Parks

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,274.75 Starting at $1,274.75 $1,464.75 $1,274.75$1,464.75
    This five-course set includes Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, National Geographic Polar Explorations, Fundamentals of Photography, National Geographic Masters of Photography, and Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America.