The use and prevalence of lead has impacted societies for millennia. While we are well aware of the impacts of lead on modern public health, recent developments in archaeological science has painted a clearer picture of its impact in the past.
In this webinar WSLH Isotope Geochemist Sean Scott explains new research detailing the environmental and public health effects of lead in antiquity, specifically associated with its uses in the Roman Empire. Sean also discusses how environmental implications of past societies compare to similar challenges we face today in Wisconsin.
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