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Leicester Schoolchildren Learn about Richard III


Primary school children have been at the University of Leicester to learn about the science and archaeology used in the discovery of Richard III.


A series of workshop days are being held this month, which will be attended by more than 500 pupils from ten of the city’s primary schools.


The children were discovering about key archaeological skills such as identifying artefacts, findings from Grey Friars dig and analysing of the skeleton.  They also found out some of the key genetic concepts that helped researchers identify the Grey Friars skeleton and learnt how to extract DNA from a banana.


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