Sarah Yeomans is the Director of Educational Programs at the Biblical Archaeology Society and an archaeologist specializing in the Imperial period of the Roman Empire with a particular emphasis on religions and ancient science. She is also faculty in the department of Religious Studies at West Virginia University and is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Southern California. A native Californian, Sarah holds a M.A. in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield, England and a M.A. in Art History from the University of Southern California. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Israel, Italy, Turkey, France and England and has worked on several television and film productions, most recently as an interviewed expert on Fox’s “The Nativity: Facts, Fiction and Faith.” She is a Mayers Fellow at the Huntington Library and Museum in Los Angeles and a Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California. Her current research involves ancient Roman medical technology and cult, as well as the impact of epidemics on Roman society. She is generally happiest when covered in dirt, roaming archaeological sites somewhere in the Mediterranean region.
Selected Articles by Sarah Yeomans
- A Comet Gives Birth to an Empire
- Medicine in the Ancient World
- Classical Corner: The Antonine Plague and the Spread of Christianity
- Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome
- Ancient Pergamon: City of Science...and Satan?