Discovering Richard III
Turi King will tell the story of the research project undertaken at the University of Leicester to discover the burial place of Richard III and the related work to scientifically identify the skeletal remains which were discovered. The lecture will outline the underlying archaeological work leading up to the discovery of the skeletal remains, the DNA analysis and genealogical research carried out in parallel to help identify the skeleton, and the statistical analysis of the evidence.
Dr. Turi King is a Reader in Genetics and Archaeology at the University of Leicester. She led the DNA analysis in the Richard III identification project and is now leading a follow up project to sequence Richard III’s whole genome and a number of other ancient and modern DNA projects.