03:06PM, Monday 18 May 2015
One of the leading scientists involved in the discovery and reinternment of Richard III gave a talk to students at LVS Ascot.
Dr Turi King led the international research team that worked to identify the remains of the last English king to die in battle. She spoke to pupils of the school on April 24 about the techniques used by her and her team.
These included a CT scan on the skeleton’s skull, high-tech 3D scanning, radio carbon dating and isotope analysis.
Dr King also spoke about the search to find a descendant of Richard to compare DNA with a tooth she wiggled out of the jaw of Richard III’s skull.
Dr Turi King said: “It is great to be invited to a school with such an appetite to learn about this subject. The Richard III story is an excellent way of bringing science to a wider audience and putting it in an interesting and relevant context for students.”
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