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Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Forensic Analysis, In the News, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

via Discovery News King Richard III was killed by a sword thrust from the base of the neck all the way up into his head, according to...

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Skeleton executed by sword blows to head poses questions on Norman Conquest

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

Dateline: UK via Culture/24 UK An unusual set of battlefield burials have led to the skeleton of the first ever human discovery directly...

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The debate on Japanese swordsmanship based on skeletal trauma

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The debate on Japanese swordsmanship based on skeletal trauma

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Featured, Forensic Analysis, History | 0 comments

How did medieval Japanese warriors (bushi) fight and act on the battlefield during the classic 14th century Kamakura period?  What were...

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Forensics:  Weapon-related trauma on Seiyokan cranial remains, Kamakura

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Forensics: Weapon-related trauma on Seiyokan cranial remains, Kamakura

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Featured, Forensic Analysis | 0 comments

Based on a paper by Drs. Tomohito Nagaoka, Kazuhiro Uzawa, Kazuaki Hirata, Evidence for weapon-related traumas in medieval...

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Forensics of Kamakura battle remains 1333

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Featured, Forensic Analysis, Videos | 0 comments

In the Genkō War  (1331–1333), the forces of the Emperor Go-Daigo fought the Hōjō clan for control of the country.  The Hōjō were...

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A look at a dark past: forensic analysis of tameshigiri remains

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Culture, Cutting Arts, Featured, Forensic Analysis, History | 0 comments

The history of tameshigiri in Japan wavers between the exhibition of skill in cutting straw or bamboo targets, to the proofing of blades...

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