Provenance of Coals from Roman Sites in England and Wales

  title={Provenance of Coals from Roman Sites in England and Wales},
  author={A. H. V. Smith},
  pages={297 - 324}
Coal has been widely reported from excavations of the Roman period. Although there are few contemporary accounts of its use by the Romans, it is obvious from the contexts of the finds that it was used for a variety of purposes having been recovered in association with, for example, metal-working activities, hypocausts, and a cremation pyre. Archaeologists have been interested in the economic aspects of coal as a fuel and in particular the provenance of the coals in order to reveal the existence… 

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