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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|
"I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found."Mary Leakey
"No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely."Mary Leakey
"Now this really is something to put on the mantelpiece."Mary Leakey
"I'd rather be in a tent than in a house."Mary Leakey
"I never felt interpretation was my job."Mary Leakey