A series of talks have been arranged by the newly formed Harringworth Fieldwork Group.. The first talk: Mathew Morris, the Archaeologist who found the Richard 111. Talk will be in Village Hall, November 10th 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Richard III: The king under the car park
The discovery of King Richard III’s remains during an archaeological excavation in 2012 was a world-wide sensation; a 500 year old missing persons case bought to life through modern archaeological and forensic investigation. In Richard III: The king under the car park, Mathew Morris, one of the lead archaeologists on the Grey Friars Project, will reveal how this amazing discovery was made; examining the background to the project, showing how archaeologists knew where to look and what was found during the excavation, and taking a close look at how forensic scientists were able to successfully identify 500 year old skeletal remains as Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England (d.1485).
Mathew Morris MA ACIfA
Project Officer, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS)
Mathew has worked for University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) since 2004, excavating a wide range of rural and urban archaeology across the Midlands, from the prehistoric period through to the Industrial Revolution. He graduated from the University of Leicester in 2003 with a BA in Archaeology and an MA in Landscape Studies; his interests include urban archaeology, community archaeology and Roman and medieval archaeology.