Negev Desert

Saturday's are our rest day here in Ashkelon.  Instead of resting yesterday, I went on a hike with some of the archaeologists in the Negev Desert. I thought it would be really hot, but it was actually breezy, so it was not too bad to walk in.  Remember, a desert is a place that does not get a lot of rain. While walking the desert we found a really old place where people use to live. We call the time they lived the Neolithic time or the stone age. The time that you live is called modern time. During the stone age people used stones and rocks for their tools. At Ashkelon, we don't have stone age items. We have items that came after the stone age, when people started using metal for items (remember the neat jewelry archaeologist Adam taught us about). Dana and David thought you might like seeing a video of how people lived during the Stone Age, and wanted to show you some of the neat things that they found.

Junior Archaeologist Assignment

Can you find things in your home used to grind, mix and prepare food? Are they made of stone? Can you find things in your house that are made of stone or could have been used in the Stone Age? Take a picture and send it to me at and I will post it on the blog.

Question of the Day

Most of our tools in modern time are not made of stone. Why do you think we don't use stone tools anymore?

Post your wonders, questions, and ideas in the comments section. I can't wait to share them with Dana and David!