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Mary Leakey 100th Birthday: Google Doodle Honours Famous British Archaeologist And Anthropologist

06/02/2013

 

Mary Leakey 100th birthday Google doodle honours famous British archaeologist and anthropologist

The Google doodle represents one of Leakey’s most famous achievements – the discovery of 3.5 million-year-old fossilised hominid footprints, at Laetoli in Tanzania.

Famous British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey has been honoured with a Google doodle to mark what would have been her 100th birthday.

Born in London on February 6, 1913, her passion for fossils was influenced by her ancestor, antiquarian John Frere, and cousin, archaeologist Sheppard Frere.

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