This volume details the findings of a reconnaissance survey of seventy-five archaeological sites and the subsequent excavation of ten representative sites on the Sinai Peninsula. Based on field work conducted in 1996 by the Combined Prehistoric Expedition (SPE) in the upper Wadi Grafi Basin, An Archaeological Investigation of the Central Sinai, Egypt, sheds further light on the Timnian Tradition of the southern Levant, one of the earliest (7000-3000 B.P.) nomadic pastoral cultures described to date. This book is divided into two parts, one describing the results of the survey and the other detailing the later excavations in the fall. Complete with 101 line drawings, 60 maps, and 23 black and white photos, this book is essential reading for scholars interested in the pre-historic archaeology of the Sinai region.
Frank W Eddy, Fred Wendorf and Associates