To the ignorant:
1. Sennacherib died long before 657 BC.
2. Drought had little to nothing to do with the fall of the Assyrian Empire. The Empire was doomed by Nabopolassar’s Chaldean revolts in Akkad and an usurper in Nineveh. Nadav Na’aman describes this thoroughly.
3. Crowding was always a feature of Assyrian life; Assyria was a very urbanized country since at least the 9th century BC, and probably long before.
Stay classy, Haaretz.
Areas A&S radiocarbon dates.
Area M radiocarbon dates.
The Nahas Areas A&S Plans.
The Kuntillet ‘Ajrud plan.
The info on the Kuntillet ‘Ajrud pottery.
The info on the cultic site at ‘Ain el-Qudeirat (Kadesh Barnea? Azmon? Hazar-Addar?).
On Lateral Access Podium (sometimes wrongly called “bit hilani” or “four-room house”) buildings.
The Nahas pottery and stratigraphy.
The analysis of the Nahas pottery.
The mysterious Edomite pottery.
The Edomite pottery at Aroer.
For map of sites where Iron IIb-Early Hellenistic Edomite pottery is found, see here.
For information about Aroer, see here and here.
The Assyro-Gazite and Ashkelonite imitation Assyro-Gazite pottery is from Ashkelon 3.
Levy’s Landminds interview.