Dr Sarah Yeomans, Archaeologist & Art Historian

Dr. Sarah Yeomans is an archaeologist specializing in the Imperial period of the Roman Empire with a particular emphasis on ancient science and religion. 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.” Yeomans has also featured in articles by numerous media outlets, such as the BBC, LiveScience and the Huffington Post. Sarah has been awarded several research grants from various institutions, including a Provost Fellowship from the University of Southern California and a research fellowship from the American Research Institute of Turkey (ARIT). She was a Fulbright Fellow in 2021-2022 and a National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) fellow in2022-2023, during which conducted archaeological research on Graeco-Roman sites in Turkey and Italy. 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.