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Really interesting report on the skeletons from Herculaneum, I think the only place in the Roman empire where so many were found. Great explanation of living conditions. Death by head lice (22% infested); common lung lesions from the particulate matter from organic oil lamps; and for Herculaneum, flourine poisoning.
How can they make such sweeping statements about demographics when the bodies found would not have been representative of the population of the town, let alone the population of the whole? :???:
Don't shoot the messenger....Rich just posted it. I agree though, from so few deaths, many as they were, but not in perspective of the whole population, how can the result be obtained?