Mary Leakey | Feb. 6, 2013

Mary Leakey, archeologist and paleoanthropologist, was believed to be the unsung hero of the Leakey team with her huband, Louis. It was Mary who in 1959 found the skull in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania that assured the Leakeys' place in history and secured funding from the National Geographic Society for their lifetime research.<br><b>More:</b> <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/1996-12-10/news/mn-7546_1_mary-leakey" target="_blank"> Mary made the Leakeys' first major discovery, an ape-like skull of a human ancestor</a>

Mary Leakey, archeologist and paleoanthropologist, was believed to be the unsung hero of the Leakey team with her huband, Louis. It was Mary who in 1959 found the skull in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania that assured the Leakeys' place in history and secured funding from the National Geographic Society for their lifetime research.
More: Mary made the Leakeys' first major discovery, an ape-like skull of a human ancestor

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