SFU hosts talk by experts who discovered Richard III’s skeleton

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      Not many people can say they helped discover the lost remains of an English king who died more than 500 years ago.

      But archaeologist Jo Appleby and geneticist Turi King can make just such a claim.

      The two experts were part of the team that found the skeleton of Richard III—who was killed in battle in 1485—buried in a car park in Liecester, England.

      The team concluded the remains belonged to Richard III based on evidence including a DNA link between the bones and the descendants of the monarch’s family.

      Appleby and King, both from the University of Liecester, will deliver a presentation about their roles in the discovery in Vancouver on Tuesday (May 14) at 7:15 p.m.

      The free, public event takes place at SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. It is being hosted by the university’s School of Criminology and Centre for Forensic Research.

      Registration is required for the event because of limited seating.



      Mary Powys-Lybbe

      May 14, 2013 at 5:25pm

      Wasn't Jo Appleby the one who did more damage to the skull than the battle had done? Casually chopping a great hole in it, whoops!