I too am interested in archaeological skeletal evidence for disease which
has been related in the literature (speculatively or otherwise) to
industrial pollution. Heavy metals are of particular interest to me. If
anyone can remember particular references, I would be grateful. I also
remember the Roman coal use discussion in archaeometallurgy, but cannot
remember the outcome off-hand.
Dr Paul Budd
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From: "Cathy" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 9:52 AM
Subject: Coal - it's uses and effects
> Does anyone have any references for Roman coal mining and it's effect on
> people working with it, either connected with smelting of metals or mining
> I've come across a reference from a study on cranial bones done at the
> University of Bradford which mentions the effects of coal fumes/dust on
> sinuses, but that's all.
> I am particularly interested in mining in the Flintshire area in N Wales.
> Many thanks