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Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

The King in the Car Park: The Discovery and Identification of Richard III

Professor Kevin Schurer

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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Professor Schurer is Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Leicester. He is an Academician of the Academy for the Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Geographical Society, and a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

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3 November 2015

The King in the Car Park: The Discovery and Identification of Richard III
Professor Kevin Schurer

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