The Washington Post interviews UB expert about new archaeological evidence on Roman Empire

Published April 2, 2013

Tina Thurston, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted in an article in The Washington Post about new archaeological evidence suggesting how aggressive, brutal and well-organized the battles were between soldiers from the young Roman Empire and the equally aggressive inhabitants of Germania. “We’ve read about these mass sacrifices, but this is the first time anything like this has ever been found,” she said. “Were they captives, saved for sacrifice, or did they die in battle, or were they executed? Were some sold into slavery, burned, set free? Maybe in this case everyone was simply rounded up and killed.”

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