The edge of the empire: the archaeology of pastoral nomads in the southern Negev highlands in Late Antiquity Academic Article uri icon


  • Pastoral sites look more like sites from the Stone Age than those from the Iron Age. Yet by fine-tuning their methods, excavators in the Central Negev have succeeded in detailing the life of pastoral societies of Late Antiquity, making audible the voices of ancient nomads previously known only from the passing reference of some Byzantine travelers

publication date

  • January 1, 1993