I am the project lead and will be collecting the soil samples in Jordan. I am a retired engineer and technical program manager, pastor and police chaplain, with a BSEE from Northeastern University, a MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Archaeology and Biblical History from Trinity Southwest University. With those disciplines as my background, I am now a Field Archaeologist, Supervisor, and Director of Scientific Analysis with the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project (TeHEP) in Jordan and faculty member at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, NM.
I have been involved with TeHEP for the past 5 (of 11) excavation seasons and have a thorough familiarity with the region being investigated. The materials analysis team back in the USA will also suggest sample collection sites based on their extensive experience with investigating cosmic airburst and impact events and analysis of multi-spectral satellite imagery of the region..