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The Capitol Archaeological Institute

The Capitol Archaeological Institute aims to protect and preserve cultural heritage through advocacy programs and initiatives by utilizing the multitude of diplomatic and governmental resources in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition, the Capitol Archaeological Institute serves to offer an academic setting that provides unique opportunities for students, academics and professionals through lecture series, academic programs, and research opportunities.

The 2013-2014 Lecture Season was a success but is now over...

We will be updating the upcoming lectures calendar (Heresoon, but ask for your patience in the meantime.

The "Upcoming Events Page" under News and Events is also under construction at the moment...

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Additional Reading Published by GWU

Anthropological Quarterly features the highest quality peer-reviewed articles in ethnography and anthropological theory. AQ is a forum for scholars within and outside the discipline of anthropology to add their voices to contemporary public debates. 

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Award-Winning Research and Teaching

Dr. Eric H. Cline's book 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Princeton University Press, 2014) was recently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. 

Eric H. Cline

Meet the Institute Director

Dr. Eric Cline is an experienced field archaeologist, with more than 30 seasons of excavation and survey to his credit since 1980. His primary fields of study are biblical archaeology, the military history of the Mediterranean world from antiquity to present, and the international connections between Greece, Egypt, and the Near East during the Late Bronze Age.

Eric H. Cline