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mizkit
Feb. 4th, 2013 08:53 am (UTC)
I hope it's him. I mean, there's really probably no telling, not for certain, but I hope it's him. :)
bellinghman
Feb. 4th, 2013 11:57 am (UTC)
The evidence they've got looks pretty good: mitochondrial DNA indicates that the person in question is a direct descendant via the female line of Richard's mother[*]. Candidate #1 for that is Richard himself. Carbon dating is a bit loose, but RIII's death date is close to the middle of the range.

[*] They're got mito-DNA from someone who is documented as being the direct matrilinear descendant of his sister. If that person *isn't* actually descended from the sister, then an astounding coincidence has happened in them finding this to be their relative anyway.
mizkit
Feb. 4th, 2013 11:59 am (UTC)
Yes! I didn't know about the second person, so I didn't realize they had a second verification point, which made the whole thing seem less potentially him. But yeah, no, I'm thrilled that it's him!
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