Professor Maureen Carroll awarded a prestigious grant for a two-year project on Roman lead poisoning at the site of Vagnari, Italy

Maureen Carroll (University of Sheffield, BSR Balsdon Fellow 2007-8 and Hugh Last Fellow 2015-16) and Tracy Prowse (McMaster University) have been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant for the research project Deadly Lead? An Interdisciplinary Study of Lead Production, Lead Exposure, and Health on an Imperial Roman Estate in Italy. This study investigates the entire picture of lead production and consumption at the rural site of Vagnari, ranging from the physical context of manufacturing, and the procurement and processing of ores, to the physiological effects of this type of industrial production on the men, women, and children living and dying here. — Archaeology News, The University of Sheffield