Mining in Roman Britain

Mining in Roman Britain

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mining was one of the most prosperous activities in Roman Britain. Britain was rich in resources such as copper, gold, iron, lead, salt, silver, and tin, materials in high demand in the Roman Empire. The abundance of mineral resources in the British Isles was likely one of the reasons for the Roman conquest of Britain. They were able to use advanced technology to find, develop and extract valuable minerals on a scale unequaled until the Middle ages. Lead was essential to the smooth running of the Roman Empire. It was used for piping for aqueducts and plumbing, pewter, coffins, and gutters for villas, as well as a source of the silver that sometimes occurred in the same mineral deposits.show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 322g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136655276
  • 9786136655277