25. Mar, 2014

The Doubters are appearing

I just read this as a (partial) comment under someone else's blog. Not the only person who doesn't believe we found Richard III, but what interested me was that this person says s/he is an osteologist:

"I still feel there is too much weight being given to the statement that this is Richard III. Yes, the remains might well belong to him, but I do not think enough of the genetic/genealogical evidence has been presented or explained to sufficiently justify a definite identification. Whilst the archaeological evidence supports the possibility of the remains belonging to Richard, it is surely circumstantial (as an osteologist, I would prefer to review the evidence for scoliosis firsthand, not rely on a photograph of disarticulated vertebrae laid out in a convenient curve)."