Steven A Rosen is the Canada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology in the Archaeological Division at Ben-Gurion University. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. Prior to the university, he worked for the Negev Emergency Survey. He has excavated numerous sites in the Negev, ranging from prehistoric through modern times, focusing on the pastoral societies of the region. His has also pioneered the study of stone tools in the Metal Ages. He is a member of the the board of directors of the Israel Prehistoric Society, f the editorial board of Paléorient, and past editor of Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society. He has served as BGU Vice President for External Affairs, and deputy rector, and served on the Archaeological council of Israel for more than 20 years. His most recent book is Revolutions in the Desert: The Rise of Mobile Pastoral Societies in the Negev and the Arid Zones of the Southern Levant (Routledge, 2017).