Even the Romans liked Tall el-Hammam!
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We have a special guest with us in this episode! Dr. David Graves has been involved in excavating the Roman area at Tall el-Hammam since the project began. Dr. Graves explains the Bath House complex that was discovered. When you go roamin' around at Tall el-Hammam, you find all kinds of amazing stuff! Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month! Become an Inner Circle Partner Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram ..read more
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Part 3 of the "Trinitite" Story
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This episode wraps up the discussion between Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers about the extreme heat evidence from the air-burst event that destroyed the civilization at Tall el-Hammam, during the Middle Bronze Age. Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month! Become an Inner Circle Partner Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram ..read more
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Part 2 of the "Trinitite" Story
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Happy New Year! It is now 2024! In years past, the TeHEP team would be headed off to Jordan during January. But, it's the next chapter in the dig. The main focus now is collating and analyzing the mountain of information that has been collected over the last eighteen-plus years! This episode of Troweling Down continues the story of the curious pottery and mud bricks that came out of the ground during the early excavation seasons at Tall el-Hammam. Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month! Become an Inner Circle Partner: Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Face ..read more
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Nice piece of Trinitite! Trinitite, what's that?
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Tall el-Hammam was chosen to excavate as the possible site of Sodom, based not on the destruction evidence, but on the geography listed in the Bible. The idea of it having been destroyed by a cosmic airburst event was hit upon during the first season. Dr. Collins recounts how and why this theory was proposed, based on the evidence coming out of the ground during that initial excavation. Subscribe now for new episodes the first Friday of every month! Become an Inner Circle Partner Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram ..read more
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Something's afoot with our pottery!
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Why do archaeologists love to collect pottery sherds? If they find enough pieces, they might have enough to reconstruct a vessel–that they can keep their candy in! Smashed vessels are the original 3D puzzles. In this episode, Dr. Steve and Gary discuss how the scattered sherds collected over sixteen seasons at Tall el-Hammam are proving to be a collection archaeologists have not seen elsewhere in the Levant. Also, watch and see what is afoot with a foot from a footed vessel! Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month! Become an Inner Circle Partner Follow Tall-el Hammam ..read more
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A Lot of growing interest in Tall el-Hammam!
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Sure, the pun was intended! The airburst destruction evidence at Tall el-Hammam (Sodom) continues to be investigated and shared. Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers talk about some of the new discussions by scientists and journalists.  Here is the link to to Jerusalem Post Article mentioned in this episode. Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month!  Become an Inner Circle Partner Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:  Facebook Twitter Instagram ..read more
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Best of the Best! Is Tall el-Hammam really biblical Sodom?
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With over a dozen archaeological sites that could be Sodom, what makes Tall-el Hammam stand out? In this first and most popular episode of the Troweling Down Podcast, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss why Sodom is believed to be the location of Sodom.  Subscribe now for new episodes on the first Friday of every month! Become an Inner Circle Partner Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile:  Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media:  Facebook:  Twitter:  Instagram:  ..read more
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Recap of Cosmic Summit and Delving into Airburst Events
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What led to the extinction of wooly mammoths, and how does the Younger Dryas event fit into this discussion? On this episode of Troweling Down, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers delve into the historical significance of airburst events. Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner: Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook​​ Twitter Instagram ..read more
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This Site was Big and Well Defended!
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The TeHEP team spent almost eight weeks at the site this year. The team excavated many areas on the Upper Tall, uncovering a huge amount of architecture. In this episode, Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers discuss new discoveries relating to the fortifications that defended the city of Sodom! Support our Dig by becoming an Inner Circle Partner Support TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile TeHEPsmile​​Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media: Facebook ​​Twitter TeHEP_TSUInstagram ..read more
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Tales of the Tell from 2023
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Tall el-Hammam was continuously occupied throughout many Archaeological periods. It achieved its largest size during the time of Abraham. There were large-scale destruction events during many of these time periods. Dr. Collins and Dr. Byers continue discussing some of the new discoveries from the 2023 season at Tall el-Hammam, and especially discuss an earthquake that hit the city during the Intermediate Bronze period. Support our project by becoming an Inner Circle Partner TSU and TeHEP by shopping through Amazon Smile ​​Follow Tall-el Hammam and TSU on Social Media Facebook ​​Twitter Instag ..read more
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