Mary Leakey


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Noun1.Mary Leakey - English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
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Many famous anthropologists relied on her skill, including Louis and Mary Leakey, Charles McBurney, and John Desmond Clark.
8 million years ago, four new species of hominin had appeared in East Africa, many of which were discovered during the mid-20th century by Louis and Mary Leakey in Olduvai Gorge in the Rift Valley.
This area is considered the cradle of humanity after pioneering excavations by Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1950's uncovered the earliest known human remains, including Homo Habilis, and Parenthropus Boisei.
The oldest fossils of big cats previously found are tooth fragments uncovered at Laetoli in Tanzania (the famed hominin site excavated by Mary Leakey in the 1970s), dating to 3,600,000 years ago.
BORN JUDI Dench, actress, 1934, above KIRK Douglas, movie actor, 1916 JOHN Malkovich, actor, 1953 DIED EDITH Sitwell, English poet, 1964, above MARY Leakey, anthropologist, 1996 RALPH Bunche, US diplomat, 1971
boisei was known for its massive jaws and cranium-anthropologist Mary Leakey discovered the first skull in 1959 in northern Tanzania-the build and skeletal adaptations of the rest of the archaic hominin's body have been unknown until recently.
However, the oldest fossils of big cats previously found are tooth fragments uncovered at Laetoli in Tanzania (the famed hominin site excavated by Mary Leakey in the 1970s), dating to just 3.
In Tanzania in 1978 the great paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovered outlines of feet whose owners had walked across volcanic ash which hardened into rock 3.
Others honoured on the stamps are: Norman Parkinson - photographer Vivien Leigh - actress Peter Cushing - actor David Lloyd George - British Prime Minister Elizabeth David - cookery lecturer and author John Archer - photographer Benjamin Britten - classical composer Mary Leakey - archaeologist and anthropologist Richard Dimbleby - TV broadcaster.
Recently, Google doodled Mary Leakey - the British archaeologist and anthropologist who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul (an extinct ape believed to be ancestral to humans) skull.
With Louis and Mary Leakey he reported the discovery of Homo habilis in 1964.
His family is equally accomplished in the field of anthropology, starting with his parents, Louis and Mary Leakey, as well as his wife, Meave, and their daughter, Louise.