Roman Impact Devastating to Scottish Tribes

Herald: New research seems to conclude that the Roman occupation of northern Great Britain may have been devasting to Scottish tribes. Recent excavations in Aberdeenshire, Scotland show that areas of Roman influence were diastrous for Scottish tribes, taking several centuries to recover after the Romans departed. Researchers have found 300-400 year periods after occupation where there was little activity from indigenous people. The scientists also believe that the Romans broughts huge treasure troves from Europe in order to bribe local tribes, possibly convincing them to settle elsewhere.

"There may have been a folk memory of the invading army making people reluctant to stay in that area. It could have been thought taboo to stay in that area because of its association with an invading army, said Murray Cook, project leader. "It also may be that the population was decimated. We have to remember this was a conquering army."

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