Ramot 3: A Pre-Ghassulian Open-Air Site in the Northern Be’er Sheva ‘Basin.‘ Academic Article uri icon


  • The site of Ramot 3 is located in the Northern Negev, at the foothills of the Lahav Hills, a transitional zone between the hilly area in the north and the Be'er Sheva 'basin in the south (Fig. 1). It is situated on a north–south axis, on a gentle slope of a wadi terrace. This terrace, c. 2.5 dunams, was used as an agricultural field during the Byzantine period. Sporadic flint remains from the Middle Palaeolithic period (Mousterian flakes) were found as well. The location of the Chalcolithic site was probably influenced by proximity to water sources or …

publication date

  • January 1, 2004