Aharoni, “Arad,” EAEHL, Vol. I, pp. 75–89. Beersheba, another important site in the Negev, was also unoccupied during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages. See Aharoni, “Beersheba, Tel,” EAEHL, Vol. I, pp. 160–168 or Ze’ev Herzog, “Beer-Sheba of the Patriarchs,” BAR 06:06.