The King in the Car Park: The Discovery and Identification of Richard III
Nov 03, 2015
A detailed description of one of the greatest archaeological finds of modern times, and how we can be sure that it is Richard III. http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-king-in-the-car-park-the-discovery-and-identification-of-richard-iii
This lecture will focus on discussion of the archaeological dig, how this progressed, and the archaeological evidence for the remains being those of Richard. I will then move on to the lab-based work (radio carbon, isotropic analysis, scoliosis investigation, battle wounds, etc), and consider the DNA analysis and the search for living relatives and the reconstruction of Richard's kin network. I will end with an overall assessment of the evidence, taken together, of the remains being those of Richard III.
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