University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Ram Gophna


An Egyptian First Dynasty Staging Post in the Northern Negev

By: Ram Gophna

The lower part of the Besor Valley (Wadi Ghazza) cut its way through the flat loess lands of the northwestern Negev. To the west this region merges with the southern coastal plain. During the Chalcolithic period (fourth millennium B.C.) it was an integral part of a much broader subĀ­sistence area, extending also eastwards into the […]