Wednesday, March 3, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed featuring Dr. Eric H. Cline, CCAS Professor, Archaeologist and Ancient Historian



Event Description

Join fellow GW alumni as Dr. Eric H. Cline brings to life the vibrant multicultural world of the Late1177 BC.jpg
Bronze Age in his book, 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. This book draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of these great civilizations and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.

During this talk, Dr. Cline will explore what caused these civilizations to perish and the many factors that led to the populations' tragic demise. This conversation will be followed by a brief Q+A session.

Dr. Eric H. Cline is a Professor of Classics and Anthropology, the Director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute, and former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at The George Washington University. A National Geographic Explorer, Fulbright and Getty scholar, and NEH Public Scholar with degrees from Dartmouth, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, he is an active field archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation and survey experience in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Crete, and the United States, including ten seasons at the site of Megiddo (biblical Armageddon) in Israel and eight seasons at Tel Kabri, also in Israel, where he is currently Co-Director.

This event is free and open to all GW alumni. Please register your attendance in advance.

System Requirements

This event will take place via Zoom. Access details will be provided closer to the event date.

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