Archaeologist Amman Citadel: Lauren Erker

Lauren Erker is a PhD student in the Islamic Archaeology Research Unit at the University of Bonn in Germany. She received her BA in anthropology from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado, and her MSc in late antique, Byzantine, and Islamic studies from the University of Edinburgh. She has archaeological excavation and survey experience in the states of Colorado and Wyoming as well as in the countries of Oman, Israel-Palestine, and Jordan. Her thesis work is a socio-archaeological analysis of rural settlement in Palestine and Transjordan during the Ottoman period.


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