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Louis Leakey Biography

Louis Leakey was born on August 7, 1903, in Kenya, and, with wife Mary Leakey, created an excavation site at Olduvai Gorge to find fossils. Leakey, an enthusiastic lecturer and writer who also worked in primatology, expired on October 1, 1972. In 1921, he travelled to England to be taught in ...

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Mary Leakey Biography

Mary Leakey – Sources of World (TV14; 1:31) Mary Leakey’s discovery of early human fossils helped scientists to further understand the sources of mankind. She married Louis Leakey as well as the pair soon became one of science’s best known husband-wife teams. Mary continued working after her husband’s departure. Mary ...

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