Archaeologists investigate lead production and use in the Roman Empire to determine how it affected and could have poisoned the Roman society.
Analysis of human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire. The evidence of mitochondrial genome of malaria was found within teeth of bodies dated to 1st to 3rd cent. AD.
A Roman Imperial winery was found by archaeologists near the village of Vagnari in the Basentello river valley, Southern Italy.