Mary Leakey Rank
About Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey was a famous British paleoanthropologist.
Mary Leakey did field research from the 1930s all the way into the 1980s. Early in their careers, Mary Leakey and her husband, Louis Leakey, were part of digs in Kenya. In 1948, they discovered fossils of the species Proconsul africanus on Rusinga Island. The Leakeys next found ancient stone tools in northern Tanzania, more specifically Olduvai Gorge in the Serengeti plains. Mary Leakey is perhaps most famous for discovering a Zinjanthropus boisei skull at Olduvai Gorge. Leakey discovered 15 total new species of animals throughout her career before her death in 1996.
Mary Leakey Rank
Mary Leakey's Popularity
Mary Leakey was a famous English anthropologist, who was born on February 6, 1913. As a person born on this date, Mary Leakey is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (February 6) and the 1st most popular for the year (1913).
People born on February 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Mary Leakey is the 4th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Mary Leakey's birthday, Mary Leakey is the 3rd most famous English.
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