AIA_New_logo_300October 17, 2018 Lecture
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Dinner:                      5:30 PM

Our October Meeting is
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Old Pecos Trail Cafe

Meeting:                   7:00 PM
Lecture:                    7:15 PM

AIA Speaker: Turi King
Subject:
King Richard III: The Resolution of a 500-year Old Case

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King Richard III: The Resolution of A 500-year Old Case
Turi King
University of Leicester

AIA Joukowsky Lecturer

Professor King led the international research team involved in the DNA identification of the remains of Richard III, and she is also leading the project carrying out the whole genome sequencing of Richard III. She is also currently leading a project examining the genetic legacy of the Vikings in the north of England.

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Turi King is Professor of Public Engagement, as well as Reader in  Genetics and Archaeology at the University of Leicester, and Director of the Forensic and Ancient Biomolecules (FAB) Group.  She holds her  degrees from the University of Cambridge and¬ the University of Leicester (MSc and PhD), and her fields of specialization are genetics and its  implications for archaeology, history and geography, and genetic  genealogy and forensics.  Professor King led the international research  team involved in the DNA identification¬ of the remains of Richard III,  and she is also leading the project carrying out the whole genome  sequencing of Richard III.  She is also currently leading a project  examining the genetic legacy of the Vikings in the north of England.  Professor King is an AIA Joukowsky Lecturer for 2018/2019.

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