About Sarah
Dr. Sarah Yeomans is a archaeologist and art historian specializing in the Imperial period of the Roman Empire with a particular emphasis on ancient science and religion and the reception of antiquity in the Renaissance. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Southern California, a M.A. in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield (U.K.) and a M.A. in Art History from the University of Southern California. Yeomans is currently faculty at St. Mary's College of Maryland. For over a decade, she has consulted with a Washington D.C.-based archaeological non-profit organization that investigates biblical sites in the Near East and Turkey. A native Californian, she has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Israel, Italy, Turkey, France and England and has worked on several television and film productions, including “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” and “Ancient Unexplained Files.” A Fulbright Fellow (Turkey 2021-2022), Sarah has been awarded several other research fellowships from various institutions, including the American Research Institute of Turkey (ARIT) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Sarah has had the privilege of guiding for Context Travel since its inception in 2003 and thinks it's the greatest job she has ever had. She is generally happiest when covered in dirt, roaming archaeological sites somewhere in the Mediterranean region but particularly in Rome, where she lived for six years.
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