TRINITY                      "Research...Exploration...Discovery"
SOUTHWEST           Over  25 Years of Academic Excellence
UNIVERSITY                 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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TSU's College of Archaeology & Biblical History (TSU-CABH) has been a leader in the discipline and practice of biblical archaeology for over 25 years. From its historic Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan (the unearthing of biblical Sodom), to its widely acclaimed International Symposia on Archaeology & the Bible, to its hands-on Archaeology Research Center (ARC) and Museum of Archaeology & Biblical History, TSU-CABH is an exhilarating pathway into the exciting world of archaeological discovery. TSU-CABH offers both Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Archaeology and Biblical History. Undergraduate majors are available for qualifying students.

Hands-on experience is the emphasis of each TSU-CABH degree program. Whether you're a graduate or doctoral student, you'll take advantage of our exploration and excavation programs that present not only opportunities for mastering the skill-sets necessary for competency in the field, but also avenues to academic and professional publication. TSU's world-class museum collections are also available for hands-on instruction, facilitating your mastery of period artifact assemblages, including ancient pottery. Through the TSU-CABH Archaeology Research Center (ARC), you'll have opportunities to participate in the analysis of artifacts and samples from our ongoing excavations at biblical Sodom (Tall el-Hammam in Jordan).

Study tours to the Near East, led by scholars who possess intimate knowledge of the history, geography, and archaeology of the Bible lands, are an exciting feature of TSU-CABH programs. Additionally, through our International Symposia, our students are able to learn from, and interact with, many of the world's leading scholars in biblical archaeology and related disciplines. Past visiting scholars include Charles Aling, Rami Arav, Amnon Ben-Tor, Mark Chavalas, John Currid, Steven Collins, William Dever, William Fulco, James Hoffmeier, Charles Krahmalkov, Jodi Magness, David Maltsberger, Amihai Mazar, Eric Meyers, Carol Meyers, Randall Price,  Leen Ritmeyer, Lawrence Stager, Jim Strange, James Tabor, Bryant Wood, and many others. You'll receive course or modular credit for these and other experiences offered by TSU-CABH.

The historical accuracy and authenticity of the biblical record is demonstrated by TSU-CABH degree programs in a manner consistent with the application of rigorous scientific methodologies. This involves more than attending lectures and fulfilling course assignments. It requires a continuous commitment to research, exploration, and excavation. That's why TSU-CABH has kept its focus on research and field work, with faculty and students involved in the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project (TeHEP) in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and other projects in Jordan and Israel. TSU-CABH Dean, Dr. Steven Collins, serves as Director and Senior Field Archaeologist for TeHEP, which is now entering its eleventh season of excavation.

Unlike many programs claiming to teach biblical archaeology, TSU-CABH is actively involved in researching and demonstrating the cause-and-effect relationships that exist between the history of the ancient Near East and biblical history. While we recognize that comparative cultural and literary studies are important for viewing the Bible in its ancient context, we also realize that rational, rigorous research can reveal (and does!) direct historical synchronisms and organic connections between the Bible and the histories of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, and the Levant.

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       TSU student and Square Supervisor, Nicole Gonzales, gets a pointer from Field Archaeologist, Gary Byers, excavating in Field UA at Tall el-Hammam/Sodom in Jordan.

Tall el-Hammam, Area U, Field A: excavations in the
Royal Palace on the upper city W acropolis, 2015 season.

Middle Bronze Age vessels from the 2015 excavations
at Tall el-Hammam, Field UB, upper city.

Part of the 2015 TeHEP Team.

Tall el-Hammam, Area U, Field A: Middle Bronze
Age palace walls at the end of Season Ten.

Dr. Barry King, examines a "float" sample slide at high
power in the TSU Archaeology Research Center (ARC).

Study on the cutting-edge
of Biblical Archaeology!