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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…

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".

Site: West Turkana, Kenya Discovered by: Gunter Brauer and Richard Leakey Age: Between 300,000 and 200,000 years old Species: Homo heidelbergensis

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Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche, Reine de France. Portraits

Homo sapiens neanderthalensis were a now-extinct species or subspecies within the genus Homo and closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossil specimens dating to the Pleistocene period and found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The term "Neanderthal", a shortening of "Neanderthal man", is sometimes spelled Neandertal, the modern spelling of the Neander Valley in Germany where the species was first discovered.

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Where Is the Birthplace of Humankind? South Africa and East Africa Both Lay Claims

Where Is the Birthplace of Humankind? South Africa and East Africa Both Lay Claims << please visit Africa ... there's an intangible sense of going home