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 archaeologistâ€”musical instruments, bows and arrows, and body ornaments depicted as they were worn. â€¦ 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.
- 6 Feb - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Leakey's birth.
- Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings, by Virginia Morell. - book suggestion.