Definition of Mary Leakey
1. Noun. English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996).
Generic synonyms: Anthropologist, Fossilist, Palaeontologist, Paleontologist
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1. Kenya by Eva Ambros (1999)
"Dr. Leakey, son of the late British anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey, was born in Nairobi in 1944. and became interested in the work of his parents at ..."
2. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"Perhaps longer, since Mary Leakey found footprints, identical to modern-day humans', in a 3.5-million-year-old site at Laetoli, ..."
3. Kenya and Tanzania by Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr (2000)
"At the junction of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, the Olduvai Gorge became famous with the discovery in 1959 and the 1960s by Louis and Mary Leakey of the ..."
4. Mr Brouard's Odyssey by Diana Winsor (2004)
"And around this time, in Tanzania, Mary Leakey came upon a trail of what looked like human footprints made in a layer of volcanic ash over three and half ..."
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