Sunday, November 6, 2011
Did the Romans leave London because of the miserable British weather?
Forensic tests on skeletons show settlers suffered from malnourishment and poor health due to lack of sunlight
Researchers at the Museum Of London are carrying out forensic tests on some of their 22,000 carefully-preserved skeletons of Londoners through the ages.
Lead scientist Dr Jelena Bekvalac said her team is focusing on the declining health of settlers during the 400 years of the Roman occupation.
She told the Times: 'You'd think in civilised Roman society, there would be buffers to aid you, but the climate is still going to have an effect and we see some signs of that.
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