Professor Tom Parker who has done extensive research in the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan will be one of several scholars featured on the Discovery Science series “Unearthed” (channel 136 on the Raleigh Spectrum system). The episode on Petra will air Tuesday, August 15 at 10 pm. The series focuses on how the latest research on famous historical sites is transforming our understanding of their history.
Parker’s major field is Roman history and archaeology, especially the Roman Levant. His research focuses on the economy of the Roman Empire, Roman frontiers, the Roman army, and the origins of Christianity. He teaches an introductory course on the history of the ancient Mediterranean world as well as advanced courses in Roman history and archaeology and Late Antiquity.
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