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Romans -- Spain


View Resource More than broken jars and roof tiles, the environmental legacy of a Roman mineral industry at Plasenzuela, Extremadura, Spain

This interesting article from the US Geological Survey's Eastern Mineral Resources discusses the large metallurgical industry that was in effect 2000-2500 years ago. The authors of this article, Robert G. Schmidt, Cathy M. Ager, and Juan Gil Montes believe that "higher-than-normal metal concentrations in soils over a wide area are best explained as residues of air-borne deposits from the Roman...