Tall el-Hammam Update

15 Nov 2017

The newsletter of TeHPO (the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project) for 14th November 2017. Four senior members of TeHEP are attending the annual meeting of the American School of Oriental Research in Boston and presenting 3 papers. Another 3 papers are being presented by an Italian team that have been working at Jericho. The discovery of a fortified town at Jericho during LBIIA is the object of interest as a tax or custom house from LBIIA has been found at Hammam. Collins is now thinking LBIIA Jericho was the city conquered by Joshua and the custom house was erected by the hierarchy at Jericho in order to control the trade routes across the Jordan.