The geochemistry of basalt millstones and mixers from the city of Volubilis suggests a local origin—and that rocks were picked for specific purposes, from crushing olives to mixing dough.
Ancient Romans Polluted Their Lakes Just Like We Do Today
Sediments from a lake in Switzerland reveal that ancient Romans triggered dead zones caused by the runoff of nutrients. Sound familiar?
Ancient Roman Aqueducts Could Spill Climate Secrets
Thick layers of mineral deposits that coat the aqueducts could provide a vast pool of information about climate during the Roman Empire.