Nomad Archaeology in the Near East

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Cheng_JiafenBy: Jiafen Cheng, Jilin University, China, Noble Group Fellow

 My project involved using Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis with ethno-archaeological materials in researching the nomads in the Negev region in Israel with the aim of explaining the patterns of ancient pastoral and nomadic settlement in late antiquity. I chose two small areas in this region - Makhtesh Ramon and Har Karkom – as a case study.

With the introduction of the Negev Emergency Survey, a series of systematic field surveys of the entire Negev had been undertaken since 1978. (more…)

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1 Comments for : Nomad Archaeology in the Near East
    • Deb
    • March 15, 2013

    Beer Oded and Har Karkom are two encampment sites from the Israelite Exodus and Wilderness itineraries. I would be interested in any EBII-III/MBI encampment remains and insights. Thanks.

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