This Week in the Ancient Near East

Feeding Spice Caravans in the Negev, or Midnight at the Oasis, Try the Oysters and Crabs

June 27, 2022

The discovery of oysters and crabs at Nabatean and Roman caravan sites in the Negev has us thinking, what’s going on here? What do we learn about trade and traders from food remains? Have we been too focused on the exports and not enough on the imports? One thing is for sure, you gotta eat.