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(1903-1972). Louis Leakey. Early Life. Born August 7 th , 1903 in Kenya Son of English Missionaries. Education. Grew up along side Kikuyu tribe Tutored in Africa Attended all male school in England Cambridge University, PhD, Anthropology. Personal Life . Married Mary Leakey in 1936.

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1903 1972

(1903-1972)

Louis Leakey


Early life
Early Life

  • Born August 7th, 1903 in Kenya

  • Son of English Missionaries


Education
Education

  • Grew up along side Kikuyu tribe

  • Tutored in Africa

  • Attended all male school in England

  • Cambridge University, PhD, Anthropology


Personal life
Personal Life

  • Married Mary Leakey in 1936


Archeological findings
Archeological findings

  • 1930’s – Finds many fossils, tools and other artifacts at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania


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Archeological findings

  • 1948 – discovers Proconsul africanus

  • Possible ancestor of both humans and primates

  • Lived approximately 23 to 14 million years ago


Anthropologica l findings
Anthropological findings

  • 1959- Leakey team finds “Zinjanthropusboisei” which was later named Australopithecus boisei


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Archeological findings

  • 1964- Leakey team finds skull and hand of Homo habilis in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania


Leakey s angels
Leakey’s Angels

  • Jane Goodall

  • Dian Fossey

  • BiruteGaldikus


Later years
Later Years

  • Lecturer, fund raiser, writer

  • Died in London, October 1, 1972


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