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Leakey, Mary D. (Mary Douglas), 1913-1996


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  • Fuller Name

    • Mary Douglas
  • Variants

    • Leakey, M. D. (Mary Douglas), 1913-1996
    • Leakey, Mary, 1913-1996
    • Leakey, Mary Douglas Nicol
    • Nicol, Mary Douglas, 1913-1996
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19130206
    • Death Date

        19961209
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of London
    • Birth Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Nairobi (Kenya)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Kenya
    • Gender

        female
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Leakey, Mary Douglas Nicol
  • Sources

    • found: Her Excavations at the Njoro River cave, 1950.
    • found: Her Africa's vanishing art, 1983:CIP t.p. (Mary Leakey)
    • found: Laetoli, a Pliocene site in northern Tanzania, 1986:CIP t.p. (M.D. Leakey) pub. info. (Dir., Olduvai Gorge Excavations; address: Nairobi, Kenya)
    • found: CA online, Dec. 12, 2006(Mary (Douglas Nicol) Leakey, b. Feb. 6, 1913; d. Dec. 9, 1996)
    • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 18, 2014(wife of L. S. B. Leakey; o.d. of late Erskine E. Nicol)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Leakey, Mary Douglas; Mary Douglas Nicol; anthropologist, archaeologist; born 6 February 1913 in London, England; attended lectures in archaeology and geology at the University of London; was hired to be a personal assistant of Dorothy Liddell, a pioneering female archaeologist who directed excavations at the Windmill Hill site; worked as a volunteer at the Neolithic site of Hembury; worked under Professor Mortimer Wheeler at the Roman town of Verulamium; joined her future husband in his archaeological research in Kenya (1935); uncovered ancient sites in Africa's Rift Valley; discovered the anthropoid remains of Proconsul africanus (1948); pieced together hundreds of fragments to form a skull of Australopithecus boisei, which lived 1.75 million years ago (1959); credited with the major find of Homo habilis, the first hominid known to have used tools (1961); discovered a well-preserved eighty-nine-foot trail of footprints at Laetoli that were roughly 3.6 million years old; supervised many digs on the Olduvai Gorge (1960-1983); died 9 December 1996 in Nairobi, Kenya)
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    • 1983-07-19: new
    • 2015-04-20: revised
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