from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Leakey, Louis Seymour Bazett 1903-1972. British anthropologist and archaeologist. Based on a series of fossil discoveries in Tanzania made largely by his wife, Mary Leakey (1913-1996), including early australopithecine and hominid skulls, he argued influentially that humans had evolved in Africa. Their son Richard Leakey (born 1944) has continued their research.
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- n. English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
- n. English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
- n. English paleontologist whose account of fossil discoveries in Tanzania changed theories of human evolution (1903-1972)
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She also acknowledged Leakey’s involvement in setting up her research (Osborn 1963), and Leakey is also acknowledged by Goodall as initially suggesting that she might study the chimps she eventually became so acquainted with (van Lawick-Goodall 1971).
Leakey and his wife Katy - an artist who baby-sat for Jane Goodall and led a cultural expedition up the Amazon - have created an enterprise called the Leakey Collection, which employs up to 1,200 of the local Maasai, and sells designer jewelry and household items around the world.
Beads for Learning bracelets from The Leakey Collection yes, that Leakey make a perfect teacher gift or stocking stuffer.
Leakey even suggested a raised road, elevated as it crosses the Serengeti so that the animals could move freely below it.
Conservationist Richard Leakey has weighed in, pointing out that the road is intended to allow the towns it links to grow.
Shockingly, he has even seemed to enjoy the museums, like the one in Dar Es Salaam where we got a private showing of the Australopithecus skull found by Louis and Mary Leakey in Olduvai Gorge.
Another Kenyan entrepreneur we met this morning is Katy Leakey.
Her business was founded in 2002 by Katy and her husband, Philip Leakey.
In 1963, Fossey met paleontologists Mary and Louis Leakey, who encouraged her dream to live and work with mountain gorillas.
* Mary Leakey saw the famed Cro-Magnon caves in France and became dedicated to anthropology.
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