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British paleoanthropologist who worked for most of her career in the Olduvai Gorge, in eastern Africa, uncovering the tools and fossils of ancient hominines believed to be more than 3.75 million-years-old. She is also known for discovering the Laetoli footprints as well as ifteen new species of other animals, and one new genus.
She found interest in the archaeological items she found in Elie Peyrony’s excavation site.
She discovered the first fossilized Proconsul skull, an extinct ape now believed to be ancestral to humans.
How did Mary Leakey die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||83 years|
|Birthday||February 6, 1913|
|Death date||December 9, 1996|
|Place of death||Nairobi, Kenya|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity."Mary Leakey
"I quite liked having a baby - I think I won't put it more strongly than that. But I had no intention of allowing motherhood to disrupt my work as an archeologist."Mary Leakey
"I got too old to live in the bush. You really need to be youngish and healthy, so it seemed stupid to keep going."Mary Leakey
"I'd rather be in a tent than in a house."Mary Leakey
"No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely."Mary Leakey