William sent in this link https://www.yahoo.com/news/meteor-incinerated-residents-ancient-city-173… … around 3600 years ago, a meteor exploded in the air and destroyed the city on the tell of Tall el-Hammam. The reporter seems to be interviewing Malcolm Le Compte, one of the 20 authors of the recent paper on the subject. Le Compte says he visited Hammam on 3 occasions in order to take samples back to his university laboratory. Vapourised iron and sand spherules were found, and wood and plants were converted into diamonoids, microscopic in size, etc. What it doesn't mention is that nearby sites were also destroyed by the same force of nature, even Jericho, on the edge of the Kikkar plain.