Mary Leakey was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first skull of a fossil ape on Rusinga Island and also a noted robust Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus at Olduvai. For much of her career she worked together with her husband, Louis Leakey, in Olduvai Gorge, uncovering the tools and fossils of ancient hominines. She developed a system for classifying the stone tools found at Olduvai. She also discovered the Laetoli footprints. In 1960 she became director…
Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (born 19 December 1944 in Nairobi) is a politician, paleoanthropologist and conservationist. He is second of the three sons of the archaeologists Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey, and is the younger brother of Colin Leakey.
Richard Leakey is a famous and influential paleoanthropologist and conservationist. He is the son of equally famous archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey. A member of Leakey’s team discovered the homo erectus (or sometimes identified as homo ergaster) skeleton KNM-WT 15000, or more commonly known as Turkana Boy. He speaks regularly at University lectures and anthropological conferences.
Homo neanderthalensis, Forbes' Quarry, Gibraltar, 1848 Discovered by Philippe-Charles Schmerling. Between 70,000 and 45,000 years old. This is one of the few early human fossils that was found before Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species".
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This finely pointed flint tool found in London was made by early humans around 350,000 years ago, long before homo sapiens reached Britain, but the way it has been shaped shows a strong feeling for symmetry and even 'beauty'.