The city wall at Tall el-Ḥammâm, in season 1 (2006)
The author, standing in front of a cut-away section of the city wall at Tall el-Ḥammâm, in season 1 (2006) exposing the stratigraphy of the tall. The military cut a road through the wall and exposed this cross section, which was later clarified. At his feet is the location of a 0.5 m (1.6 ft.) thick MB burn layer in the mudbrick section of the city wall, dated by a MB handle (inset photo) at the same location. The IA stone wall was built over the earlier burned MB mudbrick wall.