Steven Rosen

Stone pile, or tumulus, from the Early Bronze Age (c. 3000 B.C.), found in the Ramon Crater in the Negev. Undisguised by vegetation, this 6-foot-high tumulus, which probably once served as a tomb, was easy to find.

Some archaeologists argue that nomads just don’t leave archaeological evidence of their cultures. But thousands of pre-modern period Bedouin sites—like this tumulus—still stand in the Negev, easily accessible to archaeologists.