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06/02/1913 British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey is born

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She discovered first fossilized skull of Proconsul, an extinct human ancestor. She also discovered another skull belonging to our extinct relative Zinjanthropus. For much of her career, Mary Leakey worked with her husband, Louis Leakey, at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, eastern Africa. They found many fossils as well as the stone tools.
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