Collins has excavationed at what is known as Tall el-Hammam and is planning several more. He is the dean of archaeology and biblical history at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque.
“It’s not just because we think it might be Sodom but that we can learn how people lived and what kind of crops they were growing and what kind of language if we discover inscriptions,” he said. “We can get a real understanding of 5,000 to 6,000 years ago and how people came and went.”
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