An Unexpected Opportunity
I had an unexpected opportunity to deliver a lecture on Monday evening to a tour group of 25 geologists in Madaba who were from 10 different countries. Two days later, I led them on a visit to Tall el-Hammam so that they could see the result of 12 seasons of excavation. The exchange of information was exciting and free-flowing. The best part, for me anyway, was making new contacts who may prove to be valuable sources of information about the geological history of the valley. Most importantly, I now have a second contact within the University of Jordan, and both are eager to help further my research in the valley.