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Google celebrates the centenary of Mary Leakey’s birth.
Mary Leakey was a formidable British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul skull, an extinct ape now believed to be ancestral to humans. For much of her career she worked together with her husband, Louis Leakey, in Olduvai Gorge, uncovering the tools and fossils of ancient hominines that were more than 3.75 million-years-old. She also discovered fifteen new species of other animals and one new genus.

Google celebrates the centenary of Mary Leakey’s birth.

Mary Leakey was a formidable British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul skull, an extinct ape now believed to be ancestral to humans. For much of her career she worked together with her husband, Louis Leakey, in Olduvai Gorge, uncovering the tools and fossils of ancient hominines that were more than 3.75 million-years-old. She also discovered fifteen new species of other animals and one new genus.


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