King Richard III was one of the few English kings for whom the precise location of his grave had been lost. In 2012, during an excavation, his putative remains were found underneath a carpark in Leicester. Dr Turi King led the genetic analysis which led to the identification of the remains as those of King Richard III. Turi King, PhD (Reader in Genetics and Archaeology, University of Leicester) will discuss the case from the very beginning covering the archaeology, osteology, forensics, genealogy, and genetics, through to his identification and reburial in Leicester Cathedral.
Sponsored by the Department of Human Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Department of History, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.