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The Resource Digging for Richard III : how archaeology found the king, Mike Pitts

Digging for Richard III : how archaeology found the king, Mike Pitts

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Digging for Richard III : how archaeology found the king
Title
Digging for Richard III
Title remainder
how archaeology found the king
Statement of responsibility
Mike Pitts
Title variation
  • Digging for Richard the third
  • Search for the lost king
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The events of Richard IIIs reign and his death in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth are known worldwide through Shakespeares most performed, filmed and translated history play. Digging for Richard III is the page-turning story of how his grave was found, the people behind the discovery and what it tells us. It is the first complete narrative of a project that blended passion, science, luck and detection. Told by a noted archaeologist with access to all the parties involved, it follows the quest from an idea born in an Edinburgh bookshop to the day, fourteen years later, when two archaeologists carefully raised the bones from a car park in Leicester, and the scientific studies that resulted. The vivid tale of a king, his demise and now his rediscovery, this is also an insiders gripping account of how modern archaeology really works, of how clues meticulously assembled and forensically examined are pieced together to create a narrative worthy of the finest detective fiction
Writing style
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10381461
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Pitts, Michael W
Dewey number
942.046092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Richard
  • Richard
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Forensic archaeology
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the search for the lost king
Label
Digging for Richard III : how archaeology found the king, Mike Pitts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
With 41 illustrations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872705173
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780500252000
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)872705173
Label
Digging for Richard III : how archaeology found the king, Mike Pitts
Publication
Note
With 41 illustrations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872705173
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780500252000
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)872705173

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