The Dynasties of Science

Louis Leakey

(1903–1972)

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist


Key figure in advancing a speculation of a African origins; also promoted monkey margin investigate and helped Jane Goodall get her start.

Mary Leakey

(1913–1996)

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist


Sometimes operative with Louis and infrequently on her own, done several vital hominin finds, including Homo habilis, a apart ancestor.

Colin Leakey
(1933– )

Plant biologist


Currently a heading consultant on a genetics of beans.

Richard Leakey

(1944– )

Paleoanthropologist

Primarily famous for coordinating several critical African digs, his care of Kenyan informative and wildlife charge groups, and his positions in Kenyan government.

Meave Leakey

(1942– )

Paleoanthropologist


Has led teams in Africa’s Turkana Basin that have detected new hominin species.

Louise Leakey
(1972– )

Paleontologist and anthropologist


Heads a Koobi Fora Research Project, that focuses on anticipating tellurian fossils in a Turkana Basin.

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