Sarah Wenner was awarded “distinction” for her thesis entitled, “Petra’s Hinterland from the Nabataean through Early Byzantine Periods (ca. 63 BC-AD 500),” Using ceramic data collected by the Udhruh Archaeological Project, other regional surveys, and documentary evidence, Sarah’s thesis addresses changes in land use within the city of Petra’s hinterland in southern Jordan over some 600 years. It suggests an intimate relationship with both the local desert environment but also with the wider Roman empire and explains how changes in regional settlement can be influenced by both local and imperial factors.
Sarah completed her thesis under the direction of Professor S. Thomas Parker.
Sarah graduated with her Master of Arts in History in 2015 before moving on to a doctoral program in Classical Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati with full financial funding.