Leakey , Mary
(1913–1996) British paleoanthropologist.

Scientists. . 2011.

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  • Mary Leakey — Born 6 February 1913(1913 02 06) London, England …   Wikipedia

  • Mary Leakey — Nacimiento 6 de febrero de 1913 Londres, Inglaterra Fallecimiento 9 de diciembre de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mary Leakey — Pour les autres membres de la famille, voir : Leakey. Mary Leakey (6 février 1913 9 décembre 1996[1]), née Nicol, est une paléontologue et archéologue ayant consacré ses recherches à la préhistoire ancienne de l Afrique de l Est. Elle fut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Leakey, Richard — ▪ 1995       In January 1994 Richard Leakey resigned from his position as director of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), after being accused of arrogance, corruption, and racism by high ranking Kenyan officials. The famed paleontologist and… …   Universalium

  • Leakey, Meave G. — ▪ 2008 Meave Epps  born July 28, 1942, London, Eng.       By 2007 paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey had engaged in fossil finding fieldwork in the study of human origins for more than 35 years, and as the wife of Richard Leakey (son of Louis and… …   Universalium

  • Leakey, Louis S.B. — ▪ Kenyan archaeologist and anthropologist in full  Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey  born August 7, 1903, Kabete, Kenya died October 1, 1972, London, England  Kenyan archaeologist and anthropologist whose fossil discoveries in East Africa proved that… …   Universalium

  • Leakey — noun 1. English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944) • Syn: ↑Richard Leakey,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mary Douglas Leakey — noun English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913 1996) • Syn: ↑Leakey, ↑Mary Leakey • Instance Hypernyms: ↑paleontologist, ↑palaeontologist, ↑fossilist,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mary Leakey — noun English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913 1996) • Syn: ↑Leakey, ↑Mary Douglas Leakey • Instance Hypernyms: ↑paleontologist, ↑palaeontologist, ↑fossilist,… …   Useful english dictionary

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