An Archaeological Life – Eric Cline
Episode: In this engaging conversation, Mark and Kyle chat with Eric Cline about his life as an archaeologist and about public archaeology—making scholarship approachable—and why it is important for scholars to engage with the interested public. We draw upon a number of Eric’s recent publications to highlight how this dialogue is possible and how it can be done well.
Guest: Departmental webpage: https://cnelc.columbian.gwu.edu/eric-h-cline
Hosts: Mark and Kyle
Summary: Eric, Mark, and Kyle discuss the following topics: Eric’s academic and public scholarship; how to combat misinformed attempts to explain biblical archaeology/history; the evolution of Eric’s scholarly career and how to make an impact beyond the academy; how/where to find good resources on the archaeology of Israel and the Bible; the importance of dialogue between academics and the interested public.
Books: Check out some of Dr. Cline’s recent books!
- 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Rev ed., Princeton University Press, 2021)
- Digging Deeper: How Archaeology Works (Princeton University Press, 2020)
- Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon (Princeton University Press, 2020)
- Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology (Princeton University Press, 2019)
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