Mary Douglas Leakey
(6 Feb 1913 - 9 Dec 1996)
Science Quotes by Mary Douglas Leakey (1 quote)
There were details like clothing, hair styles and the fragile objects that hardly ever survive for the archaeologistmusical instruments, bows and arrows, and body ornaments depicted as they were worn. No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely
— Mary Douglas Leakey
Quotes by others about Mary Douglas Leakey (1)
In the early seventies my mother [Mary Leakey] returned to Laetoli, a site in Tanzania that my parents had discovered in the thirties. In 1976, she discovered footprints of ancient hominids. These three-and-a-half-million- year-old footprints provide evidence of bipedality.