What did Mary leakey do to help science?
She was a major archaeologist. She also worked with her husband Louis Leakey.
Mary Leakey is famous for her finds in Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli which included the first skull of a fossil ape in 1959 and the discovery of an 89 foot trail of early human footprints which dated back to 3.6 million years ago. She's also the wife of Louis Leakey, world renowned paleontologist who declared mankind evolved in Africa!
Mary Leakey was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first skull of a fossil ape on Rusinga Island and also a noted robust Australopithecine called Zinjanthropus at Olduvai. From 1976 to 1981 Mary and her staff worked to uncover the Laetoli hominid footprint trail which was left in volcanic ashes.
People say she died of old age.... i dont think so..... People here are looking for answers. Please give that, not an "I think so." I was just doing some research on Mary Leakey. The only thing I could find was that her family announced her death but did not give the cause, saying only that she died peacefully.
British/Kenyan archaeologist and anthropologist who became famous for his academic work centered on human origins. Louis Leakey, his wife Mary, and their second son Richard made the key discoveries that have shaped our understanding of the first men. Richard Leakey and his wife, Maeve, sustain a family legacy of research that is now, with the work of their daughter Louise, three generations deep.