Nelson Glueck, Rivers in the Desert—A History of the Negev (New York: Norton, 1968), p. ix.
Philip J. King, American Archaeology in the Mideast—A History of the American Schools of Oriental Research (Philadelphia: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1987), p. 97.
W. James Judge, James I. Ebert and Robert K. Hitchcock, “Sampling in Regional Archaeological Survey,” in Sampling in Archaeology, ed. James W. Mueller (Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press, 1975), pp. 82–123. Surveys had been conducted in the region by Eann Macdonald, David Alon, Dan Gazit, Rudolph Cohen, Ram Gophna Yohanan Aharoni and others prior to the mid-1970s.
David Alon and Thomas E. Levy, “Preliminary Note on the Distribution of Chalcolithic Sites on the Wadi Beersheva and Lower Wadi Besor Drainage System,” Israel Exploratzon Journal 30 (1980) pp. 140–147; Levy and Alon, “Chalcolithic Settlement Patterns in the Northem Negev Desert,” Current Anthropology 24 (1983), pp. 105–107.
Levy and Alon, “Settlement Pattems Along the Nahal Beersheva-Lower Nahal Besor: Models of Subsistence in the Northem Negev,” in Shiqmim I, ed. Levy, Intemational Series 356 (Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 1987), pp. 45–138.
Paul Goldberg, “The Geology and Stratigraphy of Shiqmim,” in Levy, Shiqmim I, pp. 35–43.
Arlene Rosen, “Phytolith Studies at Shiqmim,” in Levy, Shiqmim I, pp. 243–249.
Charles L. Redman, The Rise of Civilization—From Early Farmers to Urban Society in the Ancient Near East (San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1978), p. 268; Andrew Sherratt, “Plough and Pastoralism: Aspects of the Secondary Products Revolution,” in Patterns of the Past: Studies in Honour of David Clarke, ed. Ian Hodder, Glenn Isaac and Normand Hammond (Cambridge, UK Cambridge Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 261–305.
Sheratt, “Plough and Pastoralism The Secondary Exploitation of Animals in the Old World,” World Archaeology 15 (1983), pp. 90–104.
Similar camps have been excavated by Isaac Gilead and Yuval Goren in the sand dune areas south of the Nahal Beersheva where spring pasture is available each year. See Goren and Gilead “Qualemary Environment and Man at Nahal Sekher, Northern Negev,” Mitekufat Haeven 19 (1986), pp. 66–79.