‘Chaucer’s children’ story receives extensive publicity

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Dr Patrick Mahoney by University of Kent

The University has received extensive publicity for a research project led by the School of Anthropology and Conservation’s Dr Patrick Mahoney.

Dr Mahoney’s research, (3D Chaucer’s Childrens Teeth), a collaboration with colleagues from the University of Indianapolis, examined the milk teeth from skeletons of children who would have lived next door to Canterbury Cathedral when Chaucer was writing his famous Tales. Using 3D technology meant that for the first time they could examine the fragile teeth without damaging them.

Their findings and methodology, which were published in the February edition of Journal of Archaeological Science resulted in coverage in publications in The Daily Mirror and Daily Mail in the UK, and other outlets in India and USA.

Dr Mahoney was also interviewed by the BBC – view South East Today’s report.

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