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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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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
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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
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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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