Louis Leakey was a British archaeologist and naturalist whose work was important in establishing human evolutionary development in Africa. He also played a major role in creating organizations for future research in Africa and for protecting wildlife there. In natural philosophy he asserted Charles Darwin's theory of evolution unswervingly and set about to prove Darwin's hypothesis that man arose in Africa. Interestingly, he was a very devout Christian.
Sangiran is the home for early human or early Java man. Archeologist had found the missing link of human evolution here. As we know, human evolution started from monkey-like Ramapithecus to human-like Homo Sapiens. Charles Darwin was wrong in classifying the missing link of human evolution. The later scientist stated that human in Africa and Sangiran is the missing link between early human and human today. The missing link is called Homo Erectus
Présentation des découvertes faites par les paléontologues, Marie et Louis LEAKEY, dans les gorges d'Olduvaï. (in french)
I love science, but I don't disparage my history major.
Diane Fossey (gave her life to save those animals from extinction)
This is Lucy. She was found in the Afar Triangle region of Hadar, Ethiopia by Donald Johanson, an American paleoanthropologist. She is a female hominid australopithecine.
A reconstruction of Homo erectus, the earliest human species that is known to have controlled fire.
The Border Cities Star, March 20, 1923 Cliff Dweller Skeleton Declared That of Pygmy Appears No Larger Than Bones of Child, Yet Has Perfectly Developed Teeth; Skull Shows No Evidence of Immaturity Prescott, Arizona, march 20 - Scientist who will visit Prescott next summer to attempt to fathom the mystery of the ancient cliff dwellings on the Verde River will be asked to give their attention to a skeleton found recently by Morris and Howell Payne, ranchers living a few miles north of this…
Artist's Rendering -- 'The Magdalenian Woman' -- 15,000 years old -- Cap Blanc, France
Reconstitution d'un enfant néandertalien de Gibraltar réalisée par l'Institut anthropologique de l'Université de Zurich