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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Sep 2018 9:28 a.m. PST

A 2,000-year-old Roman cemetery discovered in Lincolnshire, England, included pieces of ancient pottery, skeletons and "grave goods" for the deceased…


Mars Ultor19 Sep 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

Note that both burial (inhumation) and cremation are used. I've seen many assumptions online that the Romans only cremation.

foxweasel19 Sep 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

Interesting, it's not far from me, I'll have to have a look when the finds go to the museum. The village is not far from where the Roman Ermine street would have crossed the Humber estuary, it was fordable back then.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

Grave goods. Anyone interested in being buried with a few plastics, some rules and a spot of terrain?

Yellow Admiral19 Sep 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

Pick a set of rules that are short, stable, and well-sorted, because you're going to have to chisel them onto stele to make them last millennia. They need to be clear and concise for the archaeologists who decide to try to recreate your gaming experiences, and errata won't make any sense a few thousand years out of context.

Will plastic miniatures really last longer than lead miniatures?

- Ix

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

Remember in today archeology all written finds are unreliable and they can't be used. Everything is a " ritual Usingage". So do you really want the future to judge you by your figure paint job and love of odd shape plastic stones.

wmyers19 Sep 2018 9:29 p.m. PST

May I ask what an "Usingage" is?

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2018 8:32 a.m. PST

Yellow Admiral, that eliminates DBA! LOL

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