Fossil Dung Study Indicates: Ancients in Negev Had Advanced Economy

How people not only survived but burgeoned in desert highlands 4,500 years ago had been an enigma.

The Negev has been inhabited for thousands of years, sometimes quite thickly. Archaeological evidence has shown there were sudden population explosions in the desert highlands. Some lasted longer than others, but all receded back into the desert sand – but just how did any of them survive in the deep desert?