Mary Leakey

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  • Mary Leakey

    Mary Leakey
    She met Louis Leakey while he was giving a talk at the Royal Anthropologist institute
  • Mary Leakey first experiment

    Mary Leakey first experiment
    Mary worked on her first arrcheological excavation
  • Mary traveled

    Mary traveled
    She traveled to Tanzania to join Louis
  • Mary married

    Mary married
    Louis and Mary married
  • Mary had her 1st son

    Mary had her 1st son
    Jonathan Harry Erskine Leakey born
  • Mary Leakey daughter died

    Mary Leakey daughter died
    Mary daught Deborah died
  • Mary 2nd son born

    Mary 2nd son born
    Richard Erskine Frere Leakey born
  • Mary discovery

    Mary discovery
    Mary found a Proconsul Africans skull, an apelike creature dated to the Miacene Era, eighteen million years old
  • Mary 3rd son

    Mary 3rd son
    Philip, Mary 3rd son was born
  • Mary 2nd discovery

    Mary 2nd discovery
    Mary found the Zinjanthropus skull 1.75 million years old fossil the oldest hominid fossil to that time
  • Mary receive award

    Mary receive award
    Mary and Lousi traveled to the United states to receive the Gold medal from the National Geographic Society
  • Mary first degree

    Mary first degree
    She earned her first honorary degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg
  • Mary husband died

    Mary husband died
    Louis died of a heart attack
  • Mary over her past work

    Mary over her past work
    Mary commenced excavations at nearby Laetoli
  • Mary found footprints

    Mary found footprints
    Her team found footprints that had been fossiled in volcanic ash
  • Mary discovered hominid

    Mary discovered  hominid
    Mary team discovered two short parallel trials
  • Mary retired

    Mary retired
    She retired from active fieldwork
  • Mary Leakey died

    Mary Leakey died
    Mary Leakey died at age 83