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TeHEP Livestream Fundraiser

January 15, 2022 5–6:30PM MST
To Donate Text 'Dig Sodom' to (833) 837-0333
or click the link below!


TeHEP Livestream Fundraiser

We are thrilled to welcome you to an evening of fascinating discussion, ancient recipe baking demonstrations, and guest appearances from the U.S.! 

Our goal for DIG DEEP 2022 is to raise $150,000 in support of TeHEP to  accomplish important work on testing, analysis, laboratory upgrades, and TeHEP publications. We have to keep 22 years of momentum going! Thus, we'll be focusing our efforts on these important projects with the same intensity as we would bring to a season in the field in Jordan.

This event is going to be fun and informative with special guest speakers Eric Metaxas & Dr. Malcolm LeCompte!



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Coauthor of Scientific Report for article titled “A Tunguska sized Airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam, a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea

  • Dr. Malcolm A. LeCompte graduated from New York University in 1969 with a B.S, in Aeronautical and Astronautical Sciences.  From 1970 to 1974, he served on active duty with the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. In 1978, after active duty, LeCompte, earned a second Batchelor of Science with honors in Physics at the University of Wyoming.  He then attended the University of Colorado in Boulder as a post graduate student in the Department of Astro-geophysics.  He received a MS in Astro-geophysics in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences in 1984.  His doctoral dissertation described his analysis of Pioneer Venus Orbiter ultraviolet spectrometer data pertaining to natural chemical and dynamic processes occurring in the upper atmosphere of Venus. His research was performed at the University’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. After receiving his Ph.D., he accepted a post-doctoral appointment at the Harvard College Observatory and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts to study orbiting spacecraft glow. 

  • In 1980, while in graduate school LeCompte affiliated with the U. S. Naval Air Reserve, retiring in 1998 as a Commander.

  • In mid-1986, LeCompte took a position as a systems analyst with Aerodyne Research Inc. in Billerica, Massachusetts performing aircraft infrared signature and phenomenological analysis and managing a variety of related DoD sponsored aerospace-related research and development projects.

  • In 1994, LeCompte left Aerodyne to devote the next decade to an entrepreneurial effort to develop a commercial satellite remote sensing company: AstroVision International, Inc. (AVII)

  • In 2004, he departed AVII to take a position as Associate Professor of Mathematics and Research Director at Elizabeth City State University’s Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER). LeCompte officially retired from ECSU in 2009, although, he continues to work with the ECSU CERSER program in his spare time.

  • Since 2008, LeCompte has focused his research on investigating earth impacts during the late Pleistocene and Holocene epochs by asteroid and comets.  He is currently working in collaboration with colleagues at ECSU and other research organizations, as a field and laboratory investigator, and co-director of the Comet Research Group.  To date, LeCompte, with colleagues, has made three field trips to Jordan to obtain soil samples from within and around the Tall el Hammam ruin. 

  • In addition to the Tall el Hammam paper, LeCompte has authored or coauthored more than a dozen peer-reviewed research papers, most of which have dealt with cosmic impacts. He has authored or coauthored a similar number of scientific treatises and classified DoD technical reports.

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Radio Talk-Show Host

  • Eric Metaxasis the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, Miracles, Seven Women, and Seven Men. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. 

  • He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Radio Show— the “Show about Everything” — which is a two-hour daily nationally-syndicated radio program heard on 300 stations nationwide and aired on television on TBN.

  • Metaxas speaks to thousands around the U.S. and internationally each year. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event attended by the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders. ABC News has called him a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life,” and The Indianapolis Star described him as “a Protestant version of William F. Buckley.” 

  • Eric’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Review. His Wall Street Journal op-ed, "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God" is the most popular and shared piece in the history of the Journal.

  • Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News programs, and he has been interviewed about his work on the Today Show, Fox and Friends, and C-SPAN’s Q&Awith Brian Lamb and In Depth with Peter Slen. He has been featured on many radio programs, including Tom Shillue, Sebastian Gorka, Hugh Hewitt, and Dennis Prager.

  • Metaxas lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.




5PM - 6PM (MST)

  • Welcome from our hosts

  • 2021 TeH Recap

  • Baking with Wes (Part 1)

  • Student Impact Statement

  • Zoom with Special Guest

6PM - 6:30PM (MST)

  • Baking with Wes (Part 2)

  • Student Impact Segment

  • 2021 Recap (Part 2)

  • Impact Segment

  • Baking with Wes (Part 3)


6:30PM - 6:45PM (MST)

  • Zoom with Special Guest

  • Impact Segment

6:45PM (MST)

  • Final Donations Revealed 

  • Final Word from Dr. Collins

Archaeological Dig


Your Donations are Greatly Appreciated!

Thank you for joining us for Dig Deep 2022! We are grateful to those who have given to the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project over the years. It's your generous support that has carried us this far.

And many thanks to our new're in for an adventure!


Here are some Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age recipes for you to download.
If you try a recipe, be sure to tell us what you  think!

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Tah'u Stew



Text 'Dig Sodom' to (833) 837-0333

Checks payable to TeHEP may be mailed  to:

7600 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 28, 
Albuquerque, NM  87109

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