Roman Impact Devastating to Scottish Tribes
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-01-09 08:03
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
"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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