Interesting News Article: Roman Lead Production

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  1. nicholasz219

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  3. lordmarcovan

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    That is indeed pretty interesting.

    And with all that lead in their food and water and the atmosphere, I suppose it's small wonder they lived in such violent times. That can't have had a very salubrious effect on everybody's health and neurological condition!
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  4. Nerva

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    This is fantastic. Amazing research, and great evidence for ups and downs of the ancient economy. It correlates well with other evidence, but I wonder if there are idiosyncratic factors behind lead pollution, such as decreased demand for new silver following capture of booty?
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